New Original Skateboards team addition Sean Spees enjoys the bay areas finest on the Arbiter 36 topmount. Thanks fly out to Sean and renaissance Camera / Editor Aviel Hod of Splash Productions for contributing their edit to the OS channel.
Sean shreds with; Original, Cult, Black Diamond Sports, PNL and Riot Boardsports.
Music; Metric - Breathing Underwater
Original Skateboards shared an edit of one of their tough riders who can take fall after fall.
What's virtual tech freeride supremacy without the will to fail and get back up, a saracastic sense of humor, a love of freedom, and a passion for satire? The longboard world may never know.
Skateboarder Decio Lourenco's popularity is soaring thanks to his starring role in a YouTube video that shows him hurtling down a steep mountain road at 68 mph to set off a speed camera. Now the cops in South Africa are after Lourenco for what presumably amounts to reckless driving.
"We've handed over the matter to traffic officials and want him arrested," JP Smith, the Cape Town official in charge of safety and security, told Reuters on Thursday. "The speed limit is irrelevant. He is seen careening down the road in a reckless and dangerous manner."
The video, titled, "Spoofing the Traffic Camera--Longboarding without Limits," has garnered more than 212,000 views since it was uploaded on Jan. 26.
While filming a commercial for a friend's kiteboarding school (video to come soon) in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands I had a chance to do a little skating down the mountain roads. This particular road lead down to the beach that we had been kiting and filming at for the past few days.
Filming was done by Leading Edge Kiteboarding School owners Chris Doyle and Sara Seaver; with additional footage from a GoPro pole-cam setup made out of two shower curtain rods that were duct taped together (classy).
Many think that a longboarding video should stoke them up. In other words, the video should make the viewer want to go longboard right after it's been watched. So what do you think, does this video make you want to ride? Original's first "Go Longboard" video, released four years ago, received critical acclaim by the longboard community, and boasts a solid 2.3 million views. Check out Original Skateboard's newest release of their "Go Longboard Pt. 4". And if it happens to do the job of making you want to skate, well there's really only one way to fix that...
Centralia, Pennsylvania is a ghost town. But not just any ghost town, it's the ghost town that has been burning since the 1960's. It used to be a coal mining town, until the mines caught fire one day. They have never been able to put out the fire, just close the mines, however, neighboring mines with hundreds of miles of shafts fuel the smoldering coal with enough oxygen to keep the mines burning for hundreds of years. The town is in such bad shape that it had to be evacuated shortly after the disaster occured, you can regularly see smoke billowing out of the ground, and sink holes are a very dangerous and real possibility. Should you fall into a sink hole, you will could fall hundreds of feet, and if the fall doesn't kill you, the ground is hot enough to melt rubber, so it will certainly burn you to death. We decided that was enough of a draw to make us take a visit to Centralia, so that's just what we did. There's a .8 miles stretch of abandoned highway that used to go up to Centralia, but is now destroyed because of fissures in the ground causing massive gaps in the pavement. Needless to say, we skated down this downhill stretch of highway. I have been unable to find any other videos of longboarders skating this highway, so it's possible that we were the first to bomb it. We took it pretty easy though, since there are those massive fissures in the road that make for deadly obstacles. I hope to go back one day and make better use of this abandoned stretch of mountain road. Check it out!
Rider: Sean Kulper
Camera: Jared i. Greene