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Punk Skate, Uni California Play List
Runcid - List M.I.A. Dedicated to Jay Adams, the most influential roller bladder of all time, who died in 2014. It was part of the original Dogtown Z-Boys, the group of young Californians who revolutionized the art of skateboarding in the mid-1970s. Scateboard, Velocità and music. The essential components of skateboarding.
or Silver Surfer, a creature born of Stan Lee's pen who slips into the Marvel universe at incredible speed on her perfect silver board? Speed is a subtle form of dependence on a few miles per hour of driving in a car, and we seek it even more if there is nothing between us and the wind that protects us, just a shirt and a pair of torn shorts, while you feel the wheels or the board, slip and bring you to the furthest point your eyes can see.
Skateboarding is created when the waves of the sea give you away and the wind doesn't blow, and you have to look for it, on the sidewalks and in the empty swimming pools, in the skateparks that look like perfect sand dunes. Sunny California of the 1950s, halfway between the Hill Valley of Back to the Future and the beaches of Venice Beach, is the perfect setting for the birth of skateboarding.
A group of surfers left on foot from the Pacific Ocean take a scooter and take off the handlebars, or maybe put four wheels on a surfboard, or a piece of wood they find around, and throw themselves onto the streets, ride on the sidewalks as if they were the waves they love so much.
They call it "sidewalk surfing", but in a short time it becomes an independent discipline from B-series windsurfing. The sixties marked a trial period, someone began to invest in the production of the first professional boards like the same Larry Stevenson, who in the 63s advertised his new skateboard line in the magazine Sur Guide under the brand Makaha and organized the first competition related to the new discipline.
At that time, only two styles had evolved, free style and down-hill sloalom, recently adopted by the new generation of thousand-year-old young skaters, parallel to the contemporary style of the 90s. But it was not until the 1970s that the first experimenters came, a generation that spanned the great Tony Hawk and the best pioneers of surfing.
The search for the right place for the scateboard was still difficult, there were no skateparks, but only a number of stylish places, like empty pools or concrete basins, which in the course of time become the basis for the most modern parks. 1975 was the golden year of skateboarding as the Del Mar National Championships saw the legendary Zephyr Team, a group of 12 skilled skiers, including the name Stacy Peralta.
Later known as the Z-Boys, the Peralba himself immortalizes the Peralba squad in his 2001 documentary Dogtown and the Z-Boys, in which he traces the team's history and the members' great influence on modern skateboarding and introduces the vertical phase of discipline. Peralba will also write another beautiful documentary, Lords of Dogtown, which together with the Made in Venice Beach movie, the Video Days by Spike Lee and California skating - in which the great contemporary athletes perform - completes the series on the history of the birth and development of the genre and pays tribute to all the great skaters such as Jesse Martinez, Tony Alva, Jay Adams, but also Rodney Mullen and the inevitable Tony Hawk and Bam Margera.
The witness, since the 90s, is Bam Margera and Tony Hawk, the infallible champion of discipline, protagonist of the series of video games of the same name that lead us through the great parks of the world and fight with impossible and spectacular tricks, such as his mythical 1080 in 2010 and the other numbers that still make it to the top of the discipline after decades of career.
Skateboarding brings together millions of athletes from all over the world who are charging themselves with a mixture of Californian punk, skateboarding, metall, rock as well as racing. It' not a sports for quiet people, and the adrenaline rises when you fly on the four tiny wheels on the board. When the music goes in time with your thoughts, with the speed on the ramps or on the sidewalk, you need something that keeps you up to date with the thrusts you give to the table, and with the jumps when you detach from the edge of the halfpipe.
If you' re in the mood for a quieter sports event or don't like this kind of music, you might prefer to play cards while listening to classical music in the club's downtown area. But hello, you want to have fun, rip your jacket and tie, find a sunny town with lots of sidewalks and smooth squares full of sharp-edged benches and smash the board on a beautiful track while your friend films you with a GoPro or your mobile phone with the screen destroyed by last fall and tries to close a 720 gazelle flip.
And when the place is filled with people, like in front of the MACBA in Barcelona, you know that you don't need much more than a broken board to fit into a manhole to jump on it. Here is our play list of the best skatepunk songs, the real ones: We all tried, with alternative results, to try out our hand on a scateboard.
At those moments, in the panic of not knowing what the brain had told us, of directing the safety of our knees at the lottery of a table with wheels, we could accompany a soundtrack energetically and happily: carefree and without plan as the idea that dropped us to the ground.
Skate punk was born in the 80s from a rib of hardcore punk, and with this family he shares the pushed rhythms, the open guitar rate, the throbbing bass beats: he quickly spreads among the followers of skate culture and is characterized by a splash of rebellion against the established order and its forces.
Wide trousers, small chapels with rear visor, T-shirts with thousand xs to anticipate a I, so dress the first admirers of this style launched with portable stereos placed beside the ramps where the development of skaters is consumed. The Offspring and then Flasher 182 are the first to clear the skate punk and turn it into a cheerful and joyful machine gun: their characters gather speed and spread in stunts and developments in wireless channels around the world.
Someone will accuse them of having distorted a style by making it commercial and killing its punk soul to achieve commercial success: but in the video clips and choirs accompanied by the electrics, the same playful enthusiasm remains of those who try to jump a step on a dilapidated skateboard. A gesture that reminds me of the first pioneers of skatepunk, a desire for rebellion against the Baccucconi of the Californian Coast, a genre that was born together with the fashion of the tray with the wheels and feeds it, literally gives it gasoline!
These rebellious boys had no goals, but only one feeling: the desire to no longer adapt to the flat society. The terms now added to skateboarding as Sports, Extreme, Alternative, Skateboarding games came later, before it was just a way to spend time, a way to be skirt in life.
The first bands that aren't the most famous (Offspring, Green Day, etc...) turned beachsurfing into skate surfing, introducing his style of upside-down hats on the sunny streets of sunny California and nightclubs in Los Angeles and around the world.