A Community Of DIY Skate Projects | GREETINGS FROM: GLASGOW

A bluesy and soulful place with a historically resourceful and independently-minded skate scene (one great early example of which was the success of Clan Skates’ locally-sourced Poizone clothing label of thirty years ago), Glasgow’s skate scene has a feel and energy all of its own.

Jamie Foy, Margie Didal and Jake Wooten meet the locals behind the many DIY skate projects which have filled a physical and cultural gap left by an ambivalent local council, and discover how a skate scene survives partially undercover in a country where rain is alas no stranger.

Among the total dons our crew linked up with in Glasgow is Danny Aubrey, who runs an ingenious workshop call re:ply Skateboards which is focused on sustainability within skateboard manufacture by ending waste, via re-shaping and up-cycling worn boards.

He has personally rescued thousands of skateboards, raised good money for skateboarding non-profit organisations and given a platform to more than 50 artists- all from a business started in a garage back in 2010. That is a Glasgow story.

A hundred such salvaged boards were donated to the local scene as part of this project.

Hear Danny’s and a host of other Greetings From Glasgow tales as we roll out with the skate scene of ‘No Mean City’!

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Extreme Sports Skateboarding and BMX

Extreme Sports Skateboarding and BMX are both extreme sports that involve jumping and sliding. As an Olympic sport, skateboarding will make its debut in 2020. Both sport have different styles, but are similar in that they can be easily modified to different types of competitions. BMX athletes compete with one another in various competitions and try to outdo one another in higher-reaching tricks.

The game includes an exciting variety of genres and events. The BMX Freestyle mode is a mash-up of two extreme sports. It includes both skateboarding and BMX racing, but never settles into any one particular style. It has a large range of events and is designed for both the experienced and the beginner.

The Extreme Sports Skateboarding and BMX tour and academy works with youth in local communities to get them involved with the sport. They conduct programs in schools and in disadvantaged communities to get kids interested in these extreme sports. Moreover, the tour’s instructors teach the youth about the sports’ safety and how to improve their skills.

The BMX freestyle competition is one of the most exciting events of the X-Games. The first edition of this competition was held in 1995 and many of the world’s best BMX stars have competed in this event. Athletes compete in dirt tracks, parks, downhills, and big air. They must be fit and have the ability to perform stunts that many consider impossible. They must practice endlessly to master their skills.