Drop Knee on a Skate Longboard

I’m always working to incorporate longboard surfing movements into my skating. To be somewhat ready once the right wave comes my way. I guess. After starting to figure out a tail first drop-in (or take-off) carving into the subsequent 180 on a bank or transition, I now start to work on drop-knee turns. The proper hard one, which is a cross-stance. It’s about as hard as a switch foot kick-turn. So, being a good 21st century skater, I searched for tips on the internet and this site is basically all that comes up. But it’s great putting it all into perspective, surfing and history wise!

Drop Knee Tribute | Background information on the drop knee turn

Links for 12/19/12

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This skate company is turning guns into skateboards


 

Climate change has created massive blooms of ecologically disruptive jellyfish, but luckily they’re delicious


 

Bartend Against: Helping Communities Across the Globe


 

“Pacific Vibrations” 1970 “Brave Ulysses”, Ashish & Randy’s Music


 

Bros go to LA city council to speak for house parties


 

The problem with nuclear waste


 

Source: House Preparing to Sacrifice Right Whales for Big Oil


 

MCS joins 150 organisations backing call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging | Marine Conservation Society

Links for 6/2/17

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Vintage Air India route map on a souvenir hand fan

Source: Boing Boing


 

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Source: Forget Everything You Learned In Economics. You Were Totally Lied To.


 

Dakota Access Pipeline already Leaking Oil & not Completed


 

We just discovered A Future on Wheels, a longboarding project in Cambodia, that teamed-up with local NGO OBT (Organization for the basic training) to bring

Source: A Future on Wheels – Longboarding Project in Cambodia » Blog Archive » Longboard Girls Crew


 

The Decolonial Atlas | Re-imagining the world.

Links for 6/1/17

Cadillac Wheels wurde mit der Erfindung des binnen weniger Jahre zum Marktführer. Aber nichts ist für die Ewigkeit. VENI.VIDI. VICI.PERII.

Source: Cadillac Wheels – Wie das Rad neu erfunden wurde.


 

The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth – Pacific Standard


 

While restoring one of the exploration huts in Antarctica, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a box that turned out to be a remarkable treasure. It contained 22 never-before-seen cellulose nitrate negatives

Source: 100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered Frozen In Block of Antarctica’s Ice – Abandoned Spaces


 

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We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what […]

Source: According to scientists, visiting the beach can change your brain in an incredible way


 

Shoreline variability of an urban beach fronted by a beachrock reef from video imagery


 

This is Mohammad Mohiedine Anis 70, who has parked his classic collection of American cars in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo while civil war raged all around.

Source: Meet Aleppo’s classic car collector who refused to leave | Daily Mail Online

Links for 1/5/17

The debate over the so-called global warming ‘pause’ just got reopened.

Source: NOAA challenged the global warming ‘pause.’ Now new research says the agency was right – The Washington Post


 

Honey Skateboards


 

Source: Drinking Your Way Through ‘The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book’


 

Handmade models of classic midcentury Palm Springs houses.

Source: Palm Springs midcentury modern in miniature: Mini City by McKean Studio | Retro to Go


 

Melanesians may carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct human relative.

Quelle: DNA data offer evidence of unknown extinct human relative | Science News

Links for 1/2/17

GhostShip: Mourn the Dead: Fight Like Hell For The Living- Guest Post by Marc Ribot | The Trichordist


 

Ron ‘Canoe’ Drummond was an author and surf pioneer whose massive 6’6 frame was eclipsed only by his passion for the Ocean. Drummond self-published The Art of Wave Riding at 24 ye…

Source: Sandy Pages: The Art of Wave Riding | Swell Lines


 

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Most skaters know the commonly accepted story of how modern skateboarding was invented and popularized: In the 1950s, surfers who wanted to experience the sensation of riding waves on concrete started to disassemble roller skates and attach them to wooden boards.Surf shops and manufacturers began producing skateboards to capitalize on this newly forming market in the early 1960s. These boards looked like small surfboards.

Quelle: The Prehistoric Skateboard? | Jenkem Magazine


 

Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong