Flatland freestylers are bringing the lost (but not forgotten) skateboarding style back in a BIG way. The 2010 World Freestyle Skateboarding Championships took place in Philly on Sept. 18-19, and the world’s top freestylers were all on hand to take part in the action.
Tons of the best riders showed off their skills, but the darkhorse in this year’s competition was American pro flatlander, Joe Flemke. Check out the smooth moves he put on to claim the 4th place overall prize.
Here’s who finished in the top ten among the pros:
The readers of Urban Dictionary seem to have other ideas of what defines a skater…18 pages worth. One definition is, ‘Normally skaters are fine. It’s when you get these elite a**holes who call everyone a poser and makes fun of beginners. That is where skaters get a bad reputation as punks and a**holes.‘
To each their own – what’s your definition of a skater?
Officer Salvatore Rivieri was just fired last Wednesday from the Balitmore City Police force. Even though a police panel ruled that charges of excessive force wouldn’t be upheld, Police Commissioner Fred Bealefield decided it was time to cut ties with the unruly officer.
What are your thoughts? Did Officer Rivieri go too far? Should he have lost his job over this?
In effort to get more teens to attend church services, Hungarian priest Zoltan Lendavi is bringing his sermon to the streets AND to his skateboard. In his recent video post he pulls off some slick moves for a group of kids on the street. Now he’s certainly no Rodney Mullen or Ryan Sheckler, but he does pretty good for a 45-year old dude dressed a priest’s full wardrobe.