Interesting and/or cool stuff I've come across from art, design, technology, photography, movies I've watched and liked and, occasionally, my thoughts.

Skateboarding was banned in Norway for 11 years, from 1978 to 1989, which, obviously, made skaters build gnarly ramps like that one in the woods.

via reddit

The physics behind the ollie

Rodeny Mullen invented the flatground ollie in 1982 based on Alan “Ollie” Gelfands no-handed airs on vert. For the uninitiated it looks like magic, the board seemingly glued to the skaters' feet. For the initiated, it feels like magic — successfully popping your first ollie is an endorphin cocktail rivaling the best.

Aathis Batia goes all sciency for Wired and shows the forces at work while popping an ollie.

Chet Childress backside smith in the Jaws of Death.
via madfuture