It’s heartbreaking and powerful. It bums you out and pumps you up. The video below, Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul is raw and epic, depicting what skateboarding really means in the world at large. An escape, a sanctuary, a pastime, and an identity, skateboarding is a little bit of everything to these boys and girls. Made possible through a group called NGO Skateistan, the video pairs with a new book nearing release titled Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan, containing photographs, essays, interviews, and personal stories from Oliver Percovich, Skateistan’s founder and Afghan youths effected by skating. This project is about ‘Skateistan’, and how a grassroots skateboarding project has impacted the lives of kids living in a war-torn community.
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Skate Warehouse is happy to add another t-shirt to the RVCA line featuring the graphic art of artist Dmote, the RVCA Maria. Check out the shirt below and in our shop and have a look through some of Dmote’s work.
Click the pictures about to get a closer look at the RVCA Maria T-Shirt or click HERE to see the entire SW RVCA collection. Now have fun with the stuff below.
Vans team members Tony Trujillo, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Johnny Layton, and Chris Pfanner have arrived in South America where they’re beginning filming with Greg Hunt, Cody Green, and Anthony Acosta.
Skate Warehouse has more then a few resident skaters, from Jarvis to Roth and more. Whether we’re skating the Skate Warehouse parking lot to all around the central coast of California, up and down, from Cayucos to San Luis Obispo or L.A. to San Francisco skateparks, we’re there. Check out some of our own local skate photos and let us know how we’re doing. Don’t forget to check out our skate videos on our YouTube Channel or our TipsandTricks. Go Skate.
New to the Skate Warehouse lineup is a wallet from Analog featuring the artist photography of Miika Saksi. Saksi is a freelance creative director, illustrator, photographer, and director. In the past he’s worked with countless magazines, such as Veli, Trendi, Lowdown, Nylon, We Are Helsinki, Trendi, Basso, and Image. With print work for Adidas Originals, designs for CLTR Clothing, album cover art, and his own personal photography collections, Saksi is and has been doing his rad thing within the industry, with work worthy of looking into. Head over to Skate Warehouse to grab the Analog PLA Miika Saksi wallet by clicking on the pic below and check out some of his work, too.
In honor of out new Independent Stage 10 Duane Peters LTD Trucks, we’ve dedicated a post to the epic Mr. Peters himself. Duane Peters in a skateboarding icon, named Transworld Skateboarding’s “Legend” in 2003 and the guy behind the invention of tricks like the “acid drop”, the “layback grind”, the “Indy air”, the “Sweeper”, the “backside layback grind revert”, the “fakie hang-up” (a.k.a. “Disaster”), the “invert revert”, the “fakie thruster”, and the “loop of death”, a full 360-degree rotation in a specially designed loop. Aside from skateboarding, Peters formed the punk rock bands the US Bombs, Political Crap, Die’ Hunns, Duane Peters Gunfight, and Exploding Fuckdolls. The Master of Disaster, Duane Peters is a legend.