Ohio Skate University

September 28, 2010

Josh Good

April 15, 2010

Another Spring Edit

This is probably pretty close to what everyone’s spring/summer is going to look like.

Bonus Video:

Absorb #15
Absorb #14 Flight Attendant
November/December Montages
Have A Good Day Sir/Absorb #13
November 2009 – Skate In Dayton
October 2009 Leftovers
Skate In Dayton October 2009 Montage
September 09 Montage
August Leftovers from Dayton & Medina Park Footy
Past Event : DC King of the Skate Plaza 09 plus a bonus montage

December 21, 2009

The Season of Giving

I wanted to dedicate a post to places, people, or things you could donate to that would help the skateboarding community. I understand that not everyone is financially able to donate but if you are here are some good causes.

Nick Mullins

I am going to go ahead and assume that everyone is familiar with Nick’s story, if not, just type “Nick Mullins Day” in the search bar on this page. He has received support from all over the world and Paul Rodriguez handed Nick his winnings from getting 2nd place in the Battle At The Berrics 2. I would have to imagine that Nick still needs financial help because hospital bills are usually outrageous. The support Nick has received makes me proud to be apart of the skateboarding community. There are a good amount of negative connotations associated with skateboarding and sometimes I find myself shaking my head but this shows that, when it comes down to it, we are capable of taking care of and looking out for each other. This is a practice that I think should be followed more often.

Watts Skatepark

The Tony Hawk Foundation is running a donation platform in which the plan to match funds up to $10,000 in order to complete a $20,000 skateplaza in Watts, California. If you do not understand why a California skatepark is being promoted on an Ohio website I suggest you use your time on the internet to study American history and culture. The Tony Hawk Foundation has already built a park in Compton, California and seems to be continuing its goal of giving to those who need it the most.

Wilmington, Ohio Skatepark

Jen Stewart has been running a campaign to get a park built in Wilmington for a pretty good amount of time now and in the past 6-7 months her and her organization have faced all kinds of roadblocks. The most famous of these roadblocks being the series of arrest on local youth for riding their skateboards downtown while (allegedly) bikes have been able to roam free despite the ordinance saying that neither can ride downtown on the sidewalks. The community support doesn’t seem to be too strong even though she has been raising the funds through her organization, has received grants and plans to have local companies do the construction work if possible. (Not to mention the potential for more tourist dollars).

Coshocton, Ohio Skatepark

Matt Jamison has taken the reigns for the ongoing project of getting a concrete skatepark to replaced the ramps they have now. The city was going to move the ramps to a new location but it has been proposed that a new park be built to save the waste of time it would have been to move a park that nobody really wants to ride. (By the way, Matt (if you read this) you guys should donate the ramps to a neighboring town without a park, let me know if you do it! Matt has been an advocate for skateparks in Ohio and sends e-mails my way from time to time and seems to me like a guy who really loves and cares about skateboarding and its future.


Skatopia has been considered a skateboarding mecca and to those who have survived it, it is the wildest experience of their lives. Skatopia is home to a sprawling skatepark and a skateboarding museum and the entire endeavor is non-profit. Every dollar given to Skatopia goes to concrete and every donated board goes right into the museum. I have yet to go but it is a cause I believe in and if you have an old board or some money to help preserve the greatest free skatepark/museum/chaotic experience you’ll never forget, then do it.

November 23, 2009

October 2009 Leftovers

From Skate in Dayton.

Skate In Dayton October 2009 Montage
September 09 Montage
August Leftovers from Dayton & Medina Park Footy
Past Event : DC King of the Skate Plaza 09 plus a bonus montage

September 22, 2009

Gage Smith

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You may remember Gage from the Columbus stop of the Free Flow Tour.

September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Videos

Click more for four more videos.

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 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

            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…

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.



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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