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...
Teens and the Graduating Class of 2020

Teens and the Graduating Class of 2020

By Doug Brown These are your teen years. They won’t last forever. Every year you will be faced with a new set of challenges. This is a time of self discovery and growth. Expect that lots of changes are ahead. The teen years can be a tricky puzzle. Each day, each...
One Ramp or Twenty

One Ramp or Twenty

Life is a lot like a ramp, whether you have one or twenty.  It’s what you do with it that matters most. Creativity is everything. With Landwave Ramps, there are endless possibilities and combinations with one ramp or twenty. I got into skateboarding because there were...
Gratitude and Inspiration

Gratitude and Inspiration

A few years ago, I was asked to visit a very special person in Akron Children’s Hospital. Michael was fifteen years old and just had a traumatic gymnastic accident exactly a week prior to my visit.  The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. His father set...