Ohio Skate University

February 18, 2010

Local News

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August 6, 2009

Fantasy Factory Trailer


This trailer shows the horse racing I poorly alluded to in the post where I spoke with Rob’s dad. His dad said he once asked Rob how long he thought he could keep doing it and Rob said forever, I really believe he could; horse racing, swimming with lions, that mini rally car, that’s not on the average to do list or programming schedule. Keep up the good work Rob.

For more on Rob and co. check this post: Local Festivities
and his website www.dyrdek.com

July 26, 2009

More News

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Alien Workshop is putting on a tour sprinkled with demos and signings, a bit disappointing that there are no stops in Ohio but if you get a chance, go out and support them. Who knows, they may add stops as time goes on.

Evolution Skate Shop is hosting KOTR 09 and it starts August first. For more information click more.
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July 23, 2009

eS Game of Skate Austintown,OH and Mike Nypaver Sighting

eS internship winner Patrick Binkley filling out the brackets

eS internship winner Patrick Binkley filling out the brackets

            July 22nd2009 eS footwear came to Austintown/Youngstown, OH on their national leg of the eS Game of Skate tour. The eS Game of Skate was originally created in 2003 and has since expanded. This is the fourth year in a row that the tour has had an official event in Ohio. The years and places are as follows:

2006-Cleveland, OH/Westside Skate Shop.
2007-Kettering, OH/DC Skate Plaza.
2008-Austintown,OH/Stomping Grounds Skate Park.
2009-Austintown,OH/Stomping Grounds Skate Park
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            A game of S.K.A.T.E. is similar to the game of H.O.R.S.E. in basketball, someone makes a shot(or trick), the other person has to do it and if they miss, they get a letter. For those of you already familiar with the game here are some rules that may differ from your own or are contrary to your belief:

No landing tricks one-footed or cross-legged(the guy in charge said it just looks bad).
A trick must be popped(which means no sliding your big spins and no pivots on the cabs).
A shifty is an ollie, doing a shifty with a flip gets you nowhere, your opponent only has to do what you did minus the shifty.
Lastly, in contradiction to the berrics, you do not get two tries on the last letter.
This last rule is most likely the reason why the matches went so quickly.

That is the background information, now to the day…
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July 19, 2009

Maloof Money Cup on TV today

The Dew tour dropped Cleveland as a stop this year but the Alli people added the Maloof Money Cup as a tour of its own.
The Maloof Money Cup was last weekend but it is scheduled to air on TV today on NBC sports from 2-3pm.

This is the same contest I talked to Rob Dyrdek’s dad about. Also, keep in mind that it has a $100,000 pay out. If you don’t already know who won I won’t spoil it for you.
click more for a video of highlights and check out the coverage on TV today.

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July 6, 2009

Torey Pudwill v. Jimmy Carlin / Stefan Janoski v. Peter Ramondetta


Torey Pudwill and Jimmy Carlin Pre-Game Interview

Click the link below to see both matches and more

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June 28, 2009

Jamie Thomas v. Dennis Busenitz


Pre-game interviews

Continue reading the post for the battle and more.

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June 27, 2009

Chris Cole v. Mike V


Pre-game interview

Continue reading the post for the battle

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June 22, 2009

Local Festivities

 

Drama Signing Autographs

Drama Signing Autographs

To begin my travels during the weekend of Go Skateboarding Day, I first traveled to Miamisburg, OH for an appearance of Rob Dyrdek’s cousin and reality show star “Drama”. The event was held at Walker Auto Group on Saturday June 20th and was equipped with free food.

 

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A Brief Lecture

DC Shoes/Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza in Kettering, OH

DC Shoes/Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza in Kettering, OH

June 21st, 2009 was the 6th annual Go Skateboarding Day. This skateboarding holiday was created to urge skaters to put aside everything and take a day off to do nothing but skate and hang out. As skateboarding continues to grow, so does the holiday, as well as the number of people involved. Skate companies have begun to get involved over the years alongside skate shops, parks and organizations. Together, these groups have created contests, demos, fund raisers, park openings, etc. Skaters enjoy the chance to get out and skate and are overjoyed at a chance to be apart of an event that companies or teams they look up to, get involved with. Not only does this bring the skate community closer together, but the day also brings outsiders closer to our element. Parents and passer-bys get just as excited as the kids do when they see a pro fly through a park, or as someone makes an appearance to talk to and mingle with the skaters. How many skaters are out just impresses some people and they find themselves having to at least take a second look. This young holiday is growing to stand as a beacon for what the skateboarding community stands for, community. To find out more about this holiday click this link.

Check back to read about my travels over the weekend.

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