Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shredfest...


Skateboarding and music go hand in hand. Whether it's to get you psyched up to hop on that beast of a handrail you've been eyeing, or your body just cannot take the punishment day after day like it used to -music is a great way to spend the time in between slams and keep the hype.
Some friends' bands came thru earlier this month for a little Shreddin'. Here's a small taste of the madness and destruction.
Sometimes you just gotta rock on! ...enough said.

If you like what you hear and see you can support the bands at these links:

Vacant Company

Drunk on the Regs

Mom Genes

Atomic Buzz

Zephyranthes


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The board is your vehicle...



Even though most of us who started this life force known as NC Skate have graduated, the spirit still lives on. It has taken on various forms. Locally, the skate culture is constantly adapting and growing. On campus, the impacts of NC Skate have paved the way for skateboarding to thrive. 
For me it is the mindset of exploration by way of the skateboard. Like clockwork, every few months I get fed up with the everyday life and call in a good 'ol NC Skate vacation. Trips with homies never get old. Everybody needs that escape; that time to refresh. It's good to know that 7 years later the whole crew is still down to take it back to the roots of where it all started and hit the road. Only now with means to travel a little farther (there are some benefits to working a 9-to-5 if you play your cards right).
Here's a little edit from a skate vacation to Tokyo, Japan. Some photos can be found here. The board is your vehicle.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Still Pushin'... Collegiate Recap









Just because all has been quiet here, that doesn't mean that the college skate scene hasn't been continuing to make waves all throughout the country. Keegan has moved home base to LA and Collegiate Skate Tour is thriving now more than ever. Here are some highlights to catch you up on the journey from the past two years. The hype lives on, rain or shine.

For more info on Collegiate Skate Tour visit http://collegiateskatetour.com/

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hop on the Magic Tour Bus...



Summer is the perfect time to throw your boards and back sacks into the trunk of your friend's beat up Civic and hit the road. SO to get you in the spirit, it only seems appropriate that we fill you in on the recent expeditions of Keegan Guizard and the Collegiate Skate Tour.

Keegan, a co-founder and former officer of NC Skate, graduated NCSU in 2012 as a business entrepreneur and since been traveling all over the states with his skateboard start-up company, Collegiate Skate Tour. Keegan's endeavor has opened the doors for events like the one's here in Raleigh to be held all over the country. Members of NC Skate have been hoping on this tour bus every chance they can get for the past year, and I must say it has had a gigantic impact on keeping the hype alive. Here is a video from our trip to NYC for reference.

For more info on Collegiate Skate Tour visit http://collegiateskatetour.com/
Or contact keegan.guizard@gmail.com to see how you can bring the fun to a city near you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ramp Jam 1: Backyardigans...



Yes, it's been too long stranger.

Some significant time has passed since the last post on the NC Skate page, but that's not because or a lack of activity in the NC Skate and Raleigh, NC community. Too much has taken place to recap all in one post... and that's probably the cause for the inactivity on this page.

In the past year NC Skate traveled to NYC and Cocoa Beach, FL; we constructed our own "Beastly" mini-ramp... then deconstructed that mini-ramp (currently in the process of moving it); we got legal street plaza skate spots approved for construction in downtown Raleigh in the coming years; and the list goes on.

Instead of dropping a bomb of skate-chronology here, we will be gradually getting up to speed with posts every week or so this summer. So follow along these coming months to see what's been happening in the thriving skate land of Raleigh and to see how you can be involved. By the fall watch out for a whole new band of bros in the NC State Skateboarding Club and a consistent output of gnar.

For starters, here is a look at the ramp jam that went down literally the day after the Beast was skateable, on Nov. 16th 2013.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls...



This semester we started a new community service project... Actually, with the leadership of the Club's new president, we've started quite a few new projects serving the greater Raleigh community. This is  one that looks promising. We will be taking a handful of club members to the Boy's and Girl's Club of America in Raleigh once a month to teach skateboarding. Here are some clippits from our first visit to the center... 

We were welcomed with open arms and excitement, as we each received a special nickname from the kids within minutes. "Can someone please explain why I am 'One-direction' ?"

This semester's game..



Here's a few quick highlights from the Game of S.T.A.T.E. competition that when down on 2/17/2013, following the beloved traditions of the club. Despite being rained out on the 16th, we had a successful event for all of the local skate-patrons the next day. In case you missed it, this is a quick peep of what went down... oh, and we did get some rain during the event, but the storm only came to drop shoes, shirts, wheels, hoodies, and a massive precipitation of stickers... so, no one was complaining.