David Gonzalez, Possesed to Skate screenshot
The “Possesed to Skate” video from Thrasher showcasing the skating skills of David Gonzalez brings a whole new meaning to the phrase Columbian dope. It has to be one of the best, if not the best, skate videos I think I’ve seen.
Thrasher Skateboard Magazine
Just headed over to the Thrasher website and saw they have a new video player. No bad thing, I used to hate the Quick Time movies they had, so slow. This is some RAD footage of Christian Hosoi, that benihana! Holmes.
There’s also an Hosoi interview on the Fuel.tv website.
I bought some Bamboo flooring a few years ago and part of it’s appeal was it’s green credentials, so I was very interested in this article on bamboo skateboards I came across over at the Inhabitat website. According to the Science Channel “…skateboards have replaced furniture as the leading contributor to maple deforestation”.
I remember that the shop I bought my flooring from telling me bamboo is stronger than oak but, as it’s a grass, crops in 4 to 6 years. I wonder how they are to skate though? That’s the real test, would be interesting to see if they are able to replace maple boards, that would have a massive impact on the US skate industry.
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