Two designers from Hamburg are exploring the creative potential in junk. They make egg cups from old skateboards, clocks from vinyl records and stylish coffee tables from disused oil barrels.
Hartmut “Hack” Olpp designs and manufactures “Hackbretter”, wooden longboards that are highly sought after in the skater scene. They're handmade in the city of Freiburg.
For skateboarders, Berlin is not just a place to live, but a sprawling playground to skate all kinds of different, seemingly random spots. For skaters it is more than just a sport - and Berlin Global Eddie Chung tells us what it means to him.
Cyberbullying: How one high-schooler dealt with online harassment. Hidden pitfalls: How free-to-play games can swiftly turn into a costly amusement. And on Exit: Acrobatics on a skateboard in San Francisco.
US skateboarder Jose Angeles performs breathtaking skateboard stunts with parkour elements.
Curfboards make riders feel that they're surfing on the street or snowboarding on asphalt. This revolutionary new skateboard was invented by Stephan Augustin from Munich.
The post-Olympics comedown has caused many people in Brazil to lose their jobs, and their homes. China, meanwhile, is battling with an unwelcome side-effect of its growing prosperity: growing waistlines.
Cyberbullying: How one high-schooler dealt with online harassment. Hidden pitfalls: How free-to-play games can swiftly turn into a costly amusement. And: Acrobatics on a skateboard in San Francisco.
A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.
Marcelo Lusardi has been skateboarding for years - and he wasn't going to stop when he lost his sight because of a degenerative disease two years ago. On the Internet, the Spaniard is known as The Blind Rider
Marcelo Lusardi has been skateboarding for years - and he wasn't going to stop when he lost his sight because of a degenerative disease two years ago. On the Internet, the Spaniard is known as The Blind Rider.
Filmmaker Sebastian Linda made a video called "Fingers of Steel" featuring the impressive flips, turns and tricks of Chris Heck. He’s a champion fingerboarder.
The joy of destruction: the YouTube channel "Hydraulic Press Channel" flattens everything in its path. Vulnerable online: how add-ons spy on users. And on Exit: skateboarding with two fingers.
A 17 year old Syrian girl fled 6000 kilometers from Aleppo to Cologne – in a wheelchair. Lagos: One activist wants to increase the number of water taxi commuters threefold in the next three years.
Attendance at the local school village of Janwaar in India has shot up. It all started when a German visitor began building a skatepark there.
Entrepreneurs in Hamburg have come up with a motor-driven skateboard that can reach speeds of up to 40 km per hour. The key is an extremely lightweight motor and high quality scooter.
Two Berlin designers developed a stool that isn't meant to be sat on: it's to be used as sports equipment. It combines skateboarding, acrobatics, breakdance and juggling, and has really caught on.
A project in India wants to get kids back to school by offering them skateboarding-lessons. In Germany, remains of the Berlin Wall were found at a garbage dump. And in Turkey people want to leave because of the government.
Attendance at the local school village of Janwaar in India has shot up and so too have the childrens' grades. That’s thanks to the "no school, no skating" rule. It all started when a German visitor began building a skatepark there.
In an effort to attract younger athletes and audiences, the IOC has announced that it will add skateboarding as an Olympic sport in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Skaters are excited to compete, but some are unsure about referring to their hobby as a sport.
The International Olympic Committee has announced the new sports that will be part of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020. Some of the sports will make their debuts, while others will make their triumphant return.
Moped, bicycle, skateboard – so passé! Creative transportation, like the Rayler, is now the trend. In the future, people might be cruising around town on this cross between a stepper and a scooter.
Israel Dejene built a skate park to give young people from deprived backgrounds a reason to stay out of trouble. He wants to show kids that life is about getting back up after you fall. How better to illustrate the point than on a skateboard?
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