Skateboarding in Afghanistan – The idea sounds crazy, doesn’t it? There are now over 750 skateboarders in Afghanistan – and nearly half of them are girls. How did this even happen? In a place where the female literacy rate is only 13%, where girls’ access to education, let alone sports, is barely existent… The Skateistan girls are doing it all. Watch this video and learn the incredible story of skateboarding in Afghanistan.
Part 2 has UK Independent Trucks team riders Mark Churchill, Sam Pulley, Jed Cullen and Colin Adam meeting up with Mark Burrows and Adam Paris at North Berwick before heading back to East Kilbride for a demo session with Aaron Wilmot, Saul Crumlish and Kieran Menzies. Get up to Scotland – you won’t regret it!
Lenny Rivas has a special connection with Tijuana, Mexico. He’s always really wanted to do something for the kids in Mexico; so he arranged a DGK product giveaway and a demo with himself, Dane Vaughn, and Woogie at Parque De La Morales. This trip is featured in the new Kayo Magazine, available for free at skateshops everywhere.
Justin Brock reports from the scene of skateboard destruction at Woodward West. Featured skaters at Winter Camp also included Tom Schaar, Billy Marks, Neal Hendrix, and Alex Midler.
As part of Rome’s contemporary art museum MAXXI’s exhibition “Open Museum Open City”, French skater and artist Raphael Zarka participated last October in a three-day performative project called “Exercises In Revolution”.
The project, reflecting on the theme of games and rules, featured a wooden replica of Tony Smith’s sculpture “Free Ride” from 1962, a very skateable piece of early Minimal Art that inspired Raphael for his latest book with the same name: Free Ride.
Enjoy the video filmed and edited by Alberto Chimenti Dezani and read the full article feature here.