Noooooo….you don’t say! Self-regulation not working?? Fancy that! Whodathought….
I detest being surrounded by softcore porn on a daily basis but more than that I’m very very disturbed about what my girls will be faced with when they reach adolescence. Of course, if you raise any objection to the continuous stream of smut, you’re a wowsering prude.
"Self-regulation continues to mean the industry gets away with whatever it wants."
And while we’re at it, my topmount freeride/downhill board is due to be released in a month or two. Along with my pure downhill speedboard. Stay tuned…..
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
Playing around with topmount board shapes I decided to chop down an Athena and remount with a shorter wheelbase. Result: crazy responsive livewire freeriding board. So rad.
VGF: Vault Ghetto Freeride.
Some bunch of wack-jobs cut the oversized lips off a set of Vault proto wheels to make some seriously rad ghetto-lathed freeride slide wheels. That wannabe-thug at the start looks dodgy as. I’d be keeping well clear of him….and his bastard file….
Some local teenager started filming me with his phone whil I was skating so I asked for the footage. That, folks, is how you stop a longboard from around 40-50 km/h (or faster if you’ve got the cojones).