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102 Rad Skateboarding Innovations

From Preppy Skater Menswear to Deceased Skate Decks

— August 7, 2010 — Lifestyle
Whether it's art, fashion or lifestyle, it's safe to say that skateboarding is featured in almost every aspect of pop culture. This mega-gallery of rad skateboarding innovations covers all those categories and showcases just how drastically this sport has evolved.

From deceased skate decks to super sasquatch skateboards, be sure to check out all these rad skateboarding creations.

Implications - Skateboarding has gone from a hobby to a recognized sport, and has finally become the full-blown lifestyle choice that it should be. Skate culture represents much more than a wooden board and four wheels; it represents rebellion, calling the misfits of society to get together and enjoy something that is specifically made for them.
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Boombox Boarding
Boombox Boarding
The 360 Ghetto Blaster Stereoboard Isn't What It Seems
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Soldier Creed Skate Decks
Soldier Creed Skate Decks
Raw's 'This is My Skateboard' May Give You Flashbacks to Boot Camp
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Store-Branded Skate Decks
Store-Branded Skate Decks
The Goods Skate Deck is a Skater's Dream
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99
Spotted Skate Wear
Spotted Skate Wear
The New Untold and Chickennot Polka Dot Jacket
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98
Insectified Decks
Insectified Decks
The Stacks 2010 Spring Skateboards Will Have You Bugging Out
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97
Liberating Skate Decks
Liberating Skate Decks
'We R Free' Skateboards Come Equipped With Arcadian Graphics
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96
Slithering Skate Decks
Slithering Skate Decks
Nike and Skate Mental Team Up for New Line
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Skater Lifestyle Catering
Skater Lifestyle Catering
The Skullcandy iPhone Application Supports a Culture
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Upcycled Skateboard Decor
Upcycled Skateboard Decor
The Nitraid Key Holder Takes Old Boards and Makes Them Live Again
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Hand Carved Skateboards
Hand Carved Skateboards
Doug Mckee Crafts One-Of-A-Kind Boards With His Bare Hands
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Scottish Skate Shoes
Scottish Skate Shoes
The Vans SK8 Hi Plaid Pack Sneakers are Best Worn with a Kilt
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Sterling Skater Kicks
Sterling Skater Kicks
The New Metallic Vans Chukka Low Gives Us a High
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90
Masterful Musician Decks
Masterful Musician Decks
Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards Pay Tribute to ‘Kind of Blue'
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Fruity Skate Decks
Fruity Skate Decks
Anthony Cozzi's Fresh Skateboard Has a New Look
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Super Sasquatch Skateboards
Super Sasquatch Skateboards
Bigfoot and Stereo Unveil Sweet New Skate Decks
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Laminated Skater Kicks
Laminated Skater Kicks
Vans SK8 Hi Tonal Patent Leather Pack Color Codes Your Kicks
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86
Wipeout-Free Skateboards
Wipeout-Free Skateboards
The Escape Board Concept Will Have You in the Halfpipe in No Time
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85
Skateboarding Keyboards
Skateboarding Keyboards
The ‘Skatekeyboard' is For Office Use Only
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84
Skater Cow Kicks
Skater Cow Kicks
Vans Releases Vans Holiday 2009 Cow Hair Pack
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Bad Boy Boarder Kicks
Bad Boy Boarder Kicks
Adidas Skateboarding October 2009 Collection is Perfect for Skaters
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82
Citrus Skate Shoes
Citrus Skate Shoes
The Nike SB Bruin is the Only Way to Wear Orange Peels
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81
Tiger Shark Skateboards
Tiger Shark Skateboards
The Santa Cruz Tiger Shark Cruzer is Built for the Boardwalk
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Celebrity-Inspired Skateboards
Celebrity-Inspired Skateboards
Natalie Portman is Muse for Mykim Dang's Deck Sketches
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Chalk-Spitting Skateboarders
Chalk-Spitting Skateboarders
'Wizard Smoke' by SALAZAR Features Chalked-Up Skate Studs
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$500,000 Half Pipes
$500,000 Half Pipes
Red Bull Half Pipe Built for Shaun White is His Dream Foam Pit
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Bangkok Skater Denim
Bangkok Skater Denim
Skateboarder Ben Viapiana's Jeans Reflect the Thai Skating Scene
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Logo-Embossed Skate Shoes
Logo-Embossed Skate Shoes
GILT MAN Reebok Shoes Make Cheap Shopping Chic
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Coloring Book Skate Kicks
Coloring Book Skate Kicks
Relive Grade School Art Class with the Vans Crayola Pack
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74
Wicked Wu Decks
Wicked Wu Decks
Applebum and Wu-Tang Create Sweet New Skateboard Deck
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Designer Skate Decks
Designer Skate Decks
The Marc Jacobs Hands Skateboard is for High-End Shredding
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Non-Conformist Skate Decks
Non-Conformist Skate Decks
Alien Workshop Designs Channel Andy Warhol
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Skate-Friendly Earbuds
Skate-Friendly Earbuds
Headfunk's ‘Badass Buds' Usher in the Skate/Surf Generation
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Summery Skate Apparel
Summery Skate Apparel
The Subcrew 2010 Spring Collection Goes Back to Basics
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69
Hipster Skate Shoes
Hipster Skate Shoes
The FTC Mike Carrol Low Rider is Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
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68
Instrument Skate Decks
Instrument Skate Decks
The Skateboard Guitar is an Overload of Shred
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Throwback Skate Decks
Throwback Skate Decks
Curbside Skateboards Brings Back Rad with Art from Jimbo Phillips
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Human Skateboard Ads
Human Skateboard Ads
Sneaux Shoe Commercial Uses Stop Motion to Create a Human Skateboard
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Epic Skater Lifestyle Vids
Epic Skater Lifestyle Vids
Adidas Originals "Rolling London" Follows around Pro Skaters
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Visionary Skateboards
Visionary Skateboards
Toy Machine Makes Sure All Eyes are on Their Spring Collection
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Skate Ramp Buildings
Skate Ramp Buildings
The New Bouwkunde is Built for Academia
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Political Skateboards
Political Skateboards
Obama Art Decks From Urban Outfitters
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Blue Suede Skate Shoes
Blue Suede Skate Shoes
A Bathing Ape 2010 FOOT STA Are High Quality Sneakers
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Leather Skateboards
Leather Skateboards
Natalia Brilli's €910 Lambskin Design
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Skateable Furniture
Skateable Furniture
Grind on 'Street Furniture' by Jurjen Semeijn Without Leaving a Stain
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Surf-Inspired Skateboards
Surf-Inspired Skateboards
Carver Skateboards Lets You Ride Streets Like Waves
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Beer-Branded Skate Decks
Beer-Branded Skate Decks
Steam Whistle's Stellar ‘Design a Deck' Competition
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Laker-Lovin' Skate Shoes
Laker-Lovin' Skate Shoes
Skate Your Way to the NBA Finals With the Nike SB Zoom P-Rod 2.5
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Skateboarder Artography
Skateboarder Artography
Harold Hunter Captures Park Boarders Through the Lens
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Scantily-Clad Skateboards
Scantily-Clad Skateboards
The Doodah Supermodel Skateboard Project is a Head-Turner
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Desert Skateboard Pictorials
Desert Skateboard Pictorials
The Noah Abrams 'Skateistan' Spread Captures Afghani Subculture
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3D Skateboards
3D Skateboards
Sebastian Denz and Carhartt Create a New 3D Skate Project
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Dixie Cup Skateboard Decks
Dixie Cup Skateboard Decks
Super-Sultry Skateboards Feature Brenda Lynn for Primitive
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Sky Line Skateboards
Sky Line Skateboards
ZooYork Decks Represent NYC in ‘Sky High' Series
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Super-Sized Skateboards
Super-Sized Skateboards
The World's Largest Skateboard Debuts at Camp Woodward
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Sanrio Skateboards
Sanrio Skateboards
Hello Kitty and Girl Mike Carroll Join Heads, Bust Ollies
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Suit-Wearing Skaters
Suit-Wearing Skaters
'What Became of the Likely Lads' in Metal Magazine
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Demi-Deck Portraits
Demi-Deck Portraits
Justin Pape Paints On Broken Skateboards
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Recycled Sharkboards
Recycled Sharkboards
The Hammerhead Shark Skateboard Sculpture is a Real Street Shark
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Scary Skateboard Shelves
Scary Skateboard Shelves
Skullhouse Skull-Covered Wall Art Lets You Honor Halloween Year-Round
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Sculpted Skateboards
Sculpted Skateboards
Corbusboard Gasmask, Skeleton and Artistic Aluminum Decks
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Tear-Proof Skate Shoes
Tear-Proof Skate Shoes
The Carhartt Vans 2010 Preview Makes Sure Your Kicks Stay Together
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Sherpa Skate Shoes
Sherpa Skate Shoes
Vans Sk8 Mid Fur Help Boarders Keep Warm In Cold Weather
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Checkered Skateography
Checkered Skateography
The HUF 2010 Spring Lookbook Grinds Through the Big Apple
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Sideshow Skateboards
Sideshow Skateboards
Apocalyptic Longboards by Corbus
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Cutesy Skater Gear
Cutesy Skater Gear
The Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Collection Skateboard and Clothes are Rad
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Tie-Dye Skater Kicks
Tie-Dye Skater Kicks
The Emerica Reynolds Cruisers are Video Game-Inspired
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Skateboard House Shoes
Skateboard House Shoes
The Stussy House Slippers Make Lounging Cool
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Summertime Skate Attire
Summertime Skate Attire
The DQM 2010 Spring Lookbook Adds Style to Your Wipeouts
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Urban Skateboarding Art
Urban Skateboarding Art
Jaka Babnik Photography Documents the Skateboarding Subculture
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Immaculate Skate Sneakers
Immaculate Skate Sneakers
Rob Dyrdek's Limited Edition RD1 Mid from DC Shoes
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Tricycle Skateboards
Tricycle Skateboards
Richard Malachowski Creates Three-Wheeled Deck
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Hand-Stippled Skateboards
Hand-Stippled Skateboards
Carved Board Designs By Arniko Bring Uniqueness to Shred
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Skater Subculture Shoots
Skater Subculture Shoots
'Full Bleed: New York City Skateboarding' Looks at the Local Scene
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Pin-Up Skate Decks
Pin-Up Skate Decks
The Fly Milk Skateboard Might Cause a Few Spills
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Collapsible Transportation
Collapsible Transportation
Jin-Seok Hwang Creates the Folding Skateboard Concept
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Formal Skate Shoes
Formal Skate Shoes
The Vans Leather Pack is Perfect for Prom
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Skateboard Stools
Skateboard Stools
Seating from Recycled Decks
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Skater Eco Jewelry
Skater Eco Jewelry
Seven Plys Skateboard Ring is Made From Upcycled Skate Decks
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Skateboard Scooters
Skateboard Scooters
This Efficient Hybrid for Fixit Offers Easy Product Transport
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Skate-Style Hipster Fashion
Skate-Style Hipster Fashion
The Cobra Snake RVCA 2010 Collection Gets You Ready for Summer
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Positive Deck Designs
Positive Deck Designs
Luis B-Boy Skateboard Art Meant to Encourage & Inspire
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Anime Skate Decks
Anime Skate Decks
Discoteca Tokidoki is One Illustratively Stellar Skateboard
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Preppy Skater Menswear
Preppy Skater Menswear
The Stussy 2010 Spring Collection Combines Two Very Different Fashion World
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Polish Geisha Skater Art
Polish Geisha Skater Art
Magdalena Tatarek is a Cultural Farrago
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Skateboard Murals
Skateboard Murals
Meninos Skateboard Wall Art Hangs Ten
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Cinematic Skater Sneakers
Cinematic Skater Sneakers
Vans 'Kick Ass' Shoes Do Just That
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Native Skate Shoes
Native Skate Shoes
Vans Vault 2010 Fall/Winter Collection Features Lots of Color
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Deceased Skate Decks
Deceased Skate Decks
'Last Supper' Skateboard by Rome SDS Features the Fallen Stars of '09
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Salvaged Skateboard Decks
Salvaged Skateboard Decks
Erickson Longboards are Designed and Made from Reclaimed Wood
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Skate Ramp Architecture
Skate Ramp Architecture
The Ciutat d'Elx Auditorium Will Please Eco-Friendly Skateboarders
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R-Rated Skateboard Designs
R-Rated Skateboard Designs
A Graphic Deck Design Referencing ‘Two Girls, One Cup'
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Death-Defying Skateboard Jumps
Death-Defying Skateboard Jumps
Taig Khris' 40-Foot Eiffel Tower Skate Jump Sets World Record
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Sexy Skateboards
Sexy Skateboards
Will These High-Fashion Skateboard Designs Be as Controversial as Burton's?
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Ultra Bright Skate Fashion
Ultra Bright Skate Fashion
The Xlarge Summer 2010 Lookbook is Colorfully Cool
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Grainy Youth Photography
Grainy Youth Photography
Dimitri Karakostas is "The Real Bart Simpson"
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Shattered Skateboard Furniture
Shattered Skateboard Furniture
Design Firm Art of Board Recycles Skate Decks for Stylish Interiors
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Skateboard Unicycles
Skateboard Unicycles
The Magic One Wheel Combines Two Classic Activities
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Recycled Skateboard Art
Recycled Skateboard Art
The Skate and Destroy Sculpture Exhibit Finds Beauty in the Broken
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Gear-Switching Skateboards
Gear-Switching Skateboards
The 'Pedalboard' from Nicholas Sawyers Lets You Kick, Push With Ease
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Crocheted Ice Skates
Crocheted Ice Skates
Hockey Skate Booties for NHL-Obsessed Newborns
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Rebel Skater Spreads
Rebel Skater Spreads
The '50s-Inspired Teen Vogue 'Wild at Heart' Editorial
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Skate Park Fashion Shoots
Skate Park Fashion Shoots
Keke Lindgard Vogue Germany July 2010 Editorial Fuses Couture & Skaters
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