“DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH NEUROSCIENTIST ANDREW HUBERMAN” by Karl Watson & Rob Fraebel via Jenkem Mag

“DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH NEUROSCIENTIST ANDREW HUBERMAN” by Karl Watson & Rob Fraebel via Jenkem Mag

A few weeks back, Karl Watson introduced us to his friend Andrew Huberman, who is a neuroscientist and tenured professor at Stanford. Andrew also grew up skating San Francisco’s Embarcadero in its heyday where he met a number of amazing skaters, Karl being one of them. Andrew’s research touches on fear responses, as well as sleep and dream states and how they relate to learning. You can learn about this stuff on his podcast which can be very science-heavy and dense at times, but Andrew shares some groundbreaking findings that we and Karl felt other skaters could greatly benefit from. So when Karl asked us if he could interview him and help introduce the research to the everyday skater, we immediately jumped on. We parsed their convo down to give you the best, most digestible bits, but if you are intrigued and want to dive a little deeper into the full studies, make sure to check out Andrew’s site and Instagram where he posts more info on his research and findings. TIMESTAMPS 1:21 Andrew’s background and mission.3:13 Skateboarding’s connection to science.4:12 Why are somedays better than others?5:06 Breathing techniques to remain calm.7:10 How do you get over fear?8:31 Dopamine in skateboarding.11:05 Learning tricks in your dreams.12:19 How do you not let fear get to you?14:14 Muscle memory is a myth.14:46 Are skaters better off in society?16:40 How to slide into Andrew’s DMs. CREDITS 0:15EMB shot by Jacob Rosenberg0:56Candyland by Bill Strobeck2:46Mike Blacbac via Chromeball2:14Dan Mancina by Christian Alexander2:56Danny Way shot my Mike Blabac3:21Jenkem The Second Coming of Brandon Turner3:51Genesis 2 by Ian Ostrowski7:42Welcome to Hell by Toy Machine9:52Thrasher My War: Sammy Baca12:40Thrasher My War: Jamie Foy13:00Thrasher My War: Dane Burman15:10Emerica Stay Gold B-Side: Jerry Hsu15:34@fancyladskateco on Instagram15:39Modus Operandi by Transworld skateboarding Interview by: Karl WatsonEdited by: Rob FraebelShare this with an AI robot...
“The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Shaper Reveal – Meet the crafty hands behind Mason and Coco’s colorful quiver” via Stab Magazine

“The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Shaper Reveal – Meet the crafty hands behind Mason and Coco’s colorful quiver” via Stab Magazine

Words by Stab. Photos by Ryan Miller It’s a pleasure each time we set out to film the Electric Acid Surfboard Test, pairing surfers with unfamiliar shapers and foreign models, and patiently waiting for unexpected results.  Today we’d like to take the time to introduce you to the craftsmen behind the vibrant quiver we sent with Mason and Coco Ho. The brother-sister duo cycled through twenty-five surfboards during a two-week stint in Southern Mexico, and we filmed every last second. Photo by Ryan Miller. Here is this years mixed bag Electric Acid Surfboard Test roster: Album Surfboards / Matt Parker Panda Surfboards / Blake Peters Pyzel Surfboards / Jon Pyzel Channel Islands / Britt Merrick …Lost Surfboards / Matt “Mayhem” Biolos Thomas Surfboards / Thomas Bexon Dark Arts / Justin Tiernes Pukas Surfboards / Axel Lorentz Dead Kooks / Eden Saul Morning Of The Earth / Simon Jones JS Surfboards / Jason Stevenson Rusty Surfboards / Rusty Priesendorfer Be sure to visit the STABMag website to view valuable Surfing related News and Resourceful Articles regularly. If you are not yet a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($99/yr.) Membership via this super simple join...
“SPRING 2021 SKATEPARK CONSTRUCTION GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED” by The Skatepark Project

“SPRING 2021 SKATEPARK CONSTRUCTION GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED” by The Skatepark Project

(Vista, CA) – As the nation continues to overcome COVID-19 challenges, locally run skatepark projects are still in progress. Advocates from all over the country are working hard to provide a free and accessible skatepark for their community to enjoy. Out of the hundreds of communities that we provide technical assistance to each quarter, around thirty projects applied for a TSP Skatepark Construction Grant. With the help of the Grants Committee and approval of TSP’s Board of Directors, we’re pleased to announce this semester’s grant recipients. These applicants followed skatepark project best practices and demonstrated excellent community engagement in areas of need. SUMMER 2021 TSP SKATEPARK GRANT RECIPIENTS (scroll down to view skatepark designs) Duluth, MN – $5,000 (Alex LeVasseur Memorial Grant) Rustin, LA – $10,000 Leominster, MA – $10,000 Huntsville, AL – $10,000 (Alex LeVasseur Memorial Grant) Evansville, IN – $10,000 Kamiah, ID – $5,000 Superior, MT – $5,000 Prairie du Sac, WI – $2,500 Project Recognition Grants Hagerstown, MD – $1,000 Greenwood Lake, NY – $1,000 Dover, DE – $1,000 Bangor, ME – $1,000 SUMMER 2021 BUILT TO PLAY SKATEPARK GRANT RECIPIENTSThe Skatepark Project’s partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation continues, and we’re fully stoked to welcome the towns of Sweden and Hamburg, NY into the Built to Play Skatepark family! With our help, these two towns in WNY have pulled together representatives from their communities, municipalities, and businesses to create a vision for their public skateparks, and an action plan to make it happen.  All it takes is one person to spark the skatepark fire in a community. If you’re that spark, contact us and we’ll help you stoke your skatepark project fire! Hamburg, NY – $300,000 Town of Sweden,...