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Skating Ordos, China's Ghost City

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Filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine follows a group of skateboarders to an abandoned city in Inner Mongolia

Called the "Dubai of northern China," Ordos is an Inner Mongolian city that's rich in resources and filled with interesting public architecture. Oddly, however, barely anyone lives there. Designed to be the home of one-million inhabitants, today only a few thousand people live there, making Ordos a veritable modern-day ghost town -- and a perfect skateboarding destination. Filmmaker......read more

Raindrops

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Watch skateboarders get pelted by water balloons in the latest video from Lamar+Nik

The directing duo of Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper, aka LAMAR+NIK, just sent us their latest clip, and it's unsurprisingly sweet. Shot in super slow motion on a Red Epic camera, the boys captured their skater buddies throwing down tricks while being pelted by pastel-colored water balloons. The result is good-times visual feast, done on what we can safely assume was no budget (minus the $20,000......read more

Arbor Fish Cork Carver Longboard

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Say hello to the ultimate cruiser/carver -- made in the USA from sustainable hardwood and cork $170.00

This smooth-riding longboard from our friends at Arbor Collective in Venice Beach is designed with an extended wheelbase and a timeless teardrop shape. Designed by local surfboard shaper and artist Randy Noborikawa, the Fish Cork Carver has a soft, comfortable flex allows it to excel as both a cruiser and carver. The design combines six plies of sustainably-sourced hard rock maple with a Hawaiian......read more

Kilian Martin: India Within

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Another incredible short from filmmaker Brett Novak and Kilian Martin, freestyle skater extraordinaire

After the short film stunner "Altered Route," the prolific partnership of Brett Novak and Kilian Martin continues with "India Within," filmed on their travels in South Asia. Martin's freestyle skating, harkening a young Rodney Mullen, is something to behold. The Spanish Powell-Peralta pro pulls off flat ground, ledge, and wall tricks that seem scientifically impossible. Set against the ancient......read more

Guy Mariano Skates from Venice to Venice

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Watch a legendary pro rip on two continents in this Lakai promo vid

Skateboarder Guy Mariano takes a boat trip in Venice, CA and ends up in Venice, Italy in this short promo clip from the Crailtap camp. Director Federico Vitetta follows the legendary pro as he finds himself in the fatherland and sets about to skate the crap out of it. Watch as he hits spots all through Venizia's cobblestone streets, getting in the way of tourists, and ending with a proper dive......read more

Pacific Adventures with Hanna Scott

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Images of ocean life from a Canadian surfer girl

Tofino, British Columbia local Hanna Scott is a talented surfer who has earned contest stripes as winner in both the long- and shortboard categories in the Queen of the Peak, the annual women's surf contest held in the freezing waters off Vancouver Island. She is also an excellent photographer, as we happily learned when we stumbled upon her website, The Weekend For Now. A look through some of......read more

Repurposed Skate Decks by Stormy Monday

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One-of-a-kind decks reshaped from old, retired boards $150.00

After two decades as an art director/designer in SoCal's surf/skate industry, Neil Harrison was looking to do his own thing, preferably something involving his hands. That something is Stormy Monday, a new project driven by quality craftsmanship and sustainable design principles. These Stormy Monday decks are repurposed from old, discarded boards that Harrison collects from friends and......read more

DL Skateboards

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Old school cruisers crafted by hand in Topanga, California $195.00

These classic California setups from Topanga's DL Skateboards are built for the lost arts of pushing and carving. Handmade by Derek Mabra and Lauren Andino, the old-school solid oak cruisers comes complete with Tracker trucks and bearings, 60mm cruiser wheels, and US-made machined hardware. You can also add DL custom griptape, made using sand from Derek and Lauren's local surf......read more

Cass McCombs "Morning Star"

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Patrick O'Dell's breezy skateboard montage for new McCombs album standout

"Morning Star," the lead single Cass McCombs' 7th (!) album Big Wheel and Others, is a contemplative cut, with a lilting organ line that seems somehow nostalgic for simpler times. Epicly Later'd director Pat O'Dell embraces the nostalgia vibes in this clip for the song, which he assembled from a bunch of old skate and surf films. Among the sampled films is "The Devil's Toy," a 1966 NFB short that......read more

Arbor Skateboards: James Kelly, Unbound

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Top pro returns to Southern California to ride his home hills

Our bros at Arbor Skateboards in Venice Beach have released an excellent new video that promptly took up a position on Vimeo's list of Staff Picks. The clip finds team rider James Kelly back in Southern California after a demanding year on the downhill circuit. Back on his favorite hills, Kelly lets loose for the love of the sport: What's captured here is James completely unbound; a freeride......read more

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