The bad guys in Scooby Doo always relied on a handful of gimmicks when they tried to scare away the meddling kids: costumes, holograms, and those paintings on the wall with the moving eyeballs. Well now you can add skateboards to the list as riding the Sunset Ghost ($100) at night will surely freak out a few people. The deck is made of crystal clear polycarbonate, letting you see straight to the ground and giving the illusion that you’re kinda floating through the air. Plus the signature Flare LED wheels take the board into near-Daphne sexy territory. Zoinks!
Rides By on Jul 31, 2013
Rides By on Jun 20, 2013
The electric scooter gets a serious style upgrade with the new Scrooser ($3,950). You can stand or sit on it, and the power that comes from your traditional scooter kicks to the ground are amplified by the direct-drive 1,000-watt electric motor. When a burst of speed of at least 2 mph is generated by the rider, the motor delivers its own boost of four times the power. The maximum speed is 15 mph, and the juice is generated by a removable 48-volt/20-Ah lithium-ion battery pack. Besides the fat — um, sorry — pleasantly plump tires, there’s also integrated LED daytime running lights and a steel cable lock built into the frame.
Rides By on Sep 20, 2012
If you’ve ever stepped in gum, you know it takes a dozen or so attempts to scrape it off on a curb. Problem is, once you do all that, you’re exhausted. That means no energy for skateboarding home. And that means becoming homeless. Avoid the hobo life with this 2.6 horsepower Boosted Boards longboard ($1,200). Two little motors fueled by a rechargeable battery carry you and your beleaguered limbs for up to 6 miles. The wireless remote does require you muster up the energy to push a button though–you’ve been warned.
Gear By on Jun 12, 2012
Freaking Kate Upton… goddamn she’s hot! So hot that it’s worth the risk of slamming neck-first into a just-opened car door because you were looking down at her lovely vision on your Skate Upton skateboard deck. Yes, now you can do your grinds, ollies, and peppercorn pudding pops* with one of the world’s foremost beauties underneath your feet–where they all should be, btw.
*Not a real move (yet)
Rides By on Apr 10, 2012
Unless you really get cracking on that time machine, your best bet at owning a 70′s era skateboard is right here. The limited edition James Pearse skateboard is modeled after the classic decks of yesteryear and they’re handcrafted from select solid walnut planks and accented with solid wenge strips for added stability. High-performance trucks and wide polyurethane wheels keep the vibe all lava lampy. Pearse’s pedigree is pure So-Cal artist, and these boards show it.
Rides By on Feb 23, 2012
Is an electric-powered skateboard the greenest idea in the world? Probably not. But you know what? F it. The ZBoard (now funding at Kickstarter) is pretty damn cool anyway, what with its lean-forward-to-go, lean-back-to-stop motion system. With a top speed of 17 mph and a range of 5 – 10 miles per charge, you’re gonna save a lot of tread on your sneakers…tread that will come in handy when you’re running away from the PC police who wanna question you about why you’re riding an electric skateboard.
Rides By on Feb 16, 2012
It may seem like The Simpsons has been on TV forever, but someday – and perhaps soon – the show’s illustrious run could end. If that thought makes you want to have a domesticated bovine, then you should really be savoring this Sunday’s 500th episode. The limited edition Bart Slasher Skateboard Deck will help you in that endeavor, what with there only being 500 laser engraved numbered units produced and the big 500 logo splashed on it. It’s based on the original Santa Cruz Skateboards Keith Meek Slasher Pro Model (10″ x 31.25″), and made of 7-ply Maple. Mmmm… Maple.
Rides By on Dec 7, 2011
Sadly, this new, totally bada– skateboard can’t be shipped to the US or Canada due to shipping and customs regulations, and there are only 200 available for purchase. But for those fortunate enough to get their hands on it, the new Paul Smith Alien Workshop Skateboard, priced at $115, features a Paul Smith Stripe branded card and measures 8.375in x 31.75in. Each board is constructed from 7 veneers of hard rock maple, and each veneer layer has been custom stained to match the infamous Paul Smith stripes. On the bottom, the board features the same graphics seen on the Paul Smith Jeans collection. So as to not suck this board dry of its coolness, just don’t wear your Smith jeans while riding on your Smith board.