The Olympics Needs Skateboarding

The Olympics Needs Skateboarding

By Doug Brown My introduction to the Olympics was in 1988 when I was 14 years old. My father attended the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Games’ main events included skiing, luge, ice hockey, and figure skating. Nothing too untraditional or...
The Skater’s Night Before Christmas

The Skater’s Night Before Christmas

By Doug Brown Twas the night before Christmas, the skatepark was filled. They thrashed up the Landwave ramps, they dreamed they would build. From smith grinds to kickflips and catching some air, To somebody ollieing all the ten stairs. The children were slamming and...
Autumn Skating

Autumn Skating

By Doug BrownAutumn is my favorite time of the year to skate. There is something about the Ohio autumn air and the daily changing of the leaves. The west coast gets spoiled with a permanent summer that states like Ohio does not have the luxury to possess. When...
My First Skateboard

My First Skateboard

By Pro Skater Doug Brown I recently acquired this Nash Night Stalker skateboard, the holy grail of my skateboard collection. This was my first real skateboard. This board was my paintbrush of creativity and freedom. The year was 1987 when I was at my friend Brian...
Summer Fun

Summer Fun

By Doug Brown The first day of summer typically starts on June 21st. It’s the date of the longest period of daylight and the shortest night of the year; when the Earth’s North pole has its maximum tilt towards the sun. For skateboarders June 21st is...
Not Everything is Canceled

Not Everything is Canceled

By Doug Brown Not everything is canceled. It’s a good time to get outside and a time to do all those projects you’ve had on your back burner. I’ve found myself reading books that have been collecting dust on my bookshelf. I’ve discovered new...