Skateboarding News

Adam Yauch designed deck graphic before he passed

It is being reported in America this morning that Beastie Boy rapper Adam Yauch left a legacy to his love of skateboarding 2 months before he died in March this year and sketched the lyrics to the Beastie’s tune “Bodhisattva Vow” across 3 decks.

The one-off series comissioned by Bucky Lasek is said to be auctioned on November 29th alongside many other musicians that include Ben Harper, Paul McCartney and Tom Petty whose lyrics etched into decks will go on sale to raise money to build skateparks in low income areas across the pond for the Tony Hawk Foundation.



Tony Hawk interview

tony_hawkTony Hawk is still the busiest and most dedicated skateboarder on the planet, and proved exactly that when he stopped overnight in London last month to inspire kids to support the Laureus project. This foundation uses the power of sport to help tackle pressing social challenges through a worldwide programme of sports related community development initiatives so we popped down to East London to see him box with the locals and discuss the past, present and future.

This video interview covers the Sport For Good Foundation, reminiscing the 1988 Bones Brigade Tour of Europe at the Latimer Road vert demo and skating the legendary Livingstone Skatepark in Scotland. We also ask Tony about how the Megaramp is making an impact across the planet, the rise of ams on the up, the growing popularity of indoor training facilities in the US, plus an insight into the forthcoming Bones Brigade documentary that is being put together right now by Stacy Peralta.

Click play for the full interview by Matthew Bromley and big thanks to Laureus for the invite and photos. Visit the Quiksilver UK site here.