Real Skateboards presents Out of Sight : Treasure Island DIY – a full length 43 minute documentary filmed over 2 years. We didn’t set out to make this film, it happened by chance… What started as a simple ‘How-To Build A Ledge’ video with our friend Josh Matlock ended with police cars and tickets, not unlike what usually happens to skateboarders daily… That bust lead to finding a new spot to build, away from prying eyes, on the semi-abandoned Treasure Island between Oakland and San Francisco. We kept the cameras rolling as it became clear the spot wasn’t getting demolished in the blink of an eye. It didn’t take long however for the city to find out about the spot, but the crew had a few more trick up their sleeves… See how this crew of renegade DIY builders took their ideas to City Hall and turned a desolate tennis court into an approved public skatepark.
We hope the film inspires the skateboarders in your area to unite together and build a DIY spot of their own. If there is already a DIY in your area it may light the fire under a new generation to get involved. Make it happen.
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock or your phone has died, you’ve probably already heard the Jamie Foy has been announced as Thrasher Magazine’s 2017 Skater of The Year. Follow along as 15 Big Boy Foys roll up to give Jamie the celebratory surprise. Congrats, Jamie!
Most skateboarders around the planet have witnessed Louie Lopez’ physical growth and impressive rise over the years to become an acclaimed world-class pro skater. Have a look at his new West End part and witness his precision all-terrain attack in vivid HD. So heavy. We’re stoked and proud of you Louie!
In remembrance of P-Stone from the Thrasher magazine crew on this very special Thanksgiving holiday – There’s nothing we’re more thankful for than the gift of this man’s friendship. No matter the circumstances, he always had the best outlook on things and we’d all be better off embracing the Preston Maigetter Attitude towards life. As you gather today with friends and family, take a moment to appreciate life and the people you love. Thank you for everything you brought us, P-Stone, including Beer Can Chicken!