Skateistan in Pictures: Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Of all the places in the world you would never think had a skate scene… Afghanistan has to be on top of the list. No one is 100% sure how it happened, maybe skating Santa made it through the blockade, perhaps Animal Chin made a sneak training session. We may never know how it started, but we can show you where it’s at and going.








Skateboarding in Afghanistan – photographs by Noah Abrams

In the summer of 2009, upon hearing of the country’s emerging skate scene, Abrams hopped on a plane (I’m sure it wasn’t quite that simple) to go and document the Afghan locals and their wooden toys. It’s actually amazing that despite being exposed to the harshest of harshness in life that a skateboarding scene has been given the breath of life. Rolling knows no boundaries. Rad!

Pictured in the images above are some samples from the series Abrams entitled Skateistan.

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In Finland They Hit the Pipe: Skaters on Nordic Hydro

Sorry, if you are looking for weed, you are not going to find it. On the other hand, if you wanted some high-speed, full-pipe skate action, we have you covered. Evidently there is a hardcore underground and urban skateboard scene in Finland that defies gravity.

Masa Fullpipe Ollie


Masa’s fs ollie is one sick move. [source]

Jyrki Fullpipe


Jyrki gets tubed. Fullpipe carve in Finland [source]

Imppi Bs Carve


Imppi Kokkonen making the squeeze over the pole of death first try. [source]

Wu Fakie Flip Fullpipe


Tuomas “Wu-Tom” Uusipulkamo pops a fakie flip high up. [source]

We recently ran across an amazing photographer, Olli Oilinki, and look forward to showing you more of his view of skaters around the globe.

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Extreme Skate Deck Mods: Your Stuffz Haz Been Assimilated

We have all modded our skate deck somehow, stickers paint etching you name it most of us tried it. Wood and Waves held a skatedeck modding contest called “Blank N’ Roll”. The winner made the sickest techno puked borg-ishly assimilated freak of skate nature we have ever seen. Just check this sick stick out…

Waves and Wood Blank N’ Roll Deck


Yes that’s a Freaking CAT on the Skate Deck!


Behold the Skatedeck Sickness Hung in it’s Glory


Proof! Bunnies are Dark and Evil… and Skaters Do Know WTF Twitter Is


One More Modded Deck Close up Glory Shot


Yes Yes Y’all


Modded Skate Deck FTW


source: aka.mediaone

If you have seen a wilder ride let us know below.

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