Carolina Skate


Post-Pumpkin Carve

Thanks for all of you guys who could make it out to the Pumpkin Carve last weekend.
We had a great turn out, great contests and gave away some pretty sweet prizes!
Here’s some photos from the day:

Paul's daughter

Robert E. Lee Slide

We love Robby Lee from Clemson and the longboarding club up there Clemson Stoke!

James Fulton

Brian Davidson Bomb

Prize Table

Peter Pan/Elf Matt D.

Crowd

The crowd!

Craig Crossley

Craig Crossley in the shortboard ground tricks competition.

Salty's Afterparty

After party at Salty’s!

Board Pickin'

Ted Aslund Wins Sector 9

Ted Aslund won a Sector 9 deck for first place in the ground tricks competition!

We Love Paul Goff

Many thanks to Paul (directly above..mustache and all) who owns Salty’s in Five Points for playing a huge role in getting the Pumpkin Carve together, helping provide some prizes and throwing us an after party! A very successful event and you can definitely expect another one in the spring.

Here’s a montage video from the beginners and advanced slide competitions:

 

Wear a helmet,
-Anna



Sustainability and PC Update!

This past Wednesday Carolina Skate had a table at the Sustainability fair promoting alternative forms of transportation. We’re featured in the Daily Gamecock along with the rest of the groups at the fair encouraging all sorts of things like political involvement and biodiesel development. Read the article here.
Some pictures from the day:

Sustainability Fair Table

Sustainability Fair Groups

Carolina Skate @ Sustainability Fair

Carolina Skate @ Sustainability Fair

Also, we’ve had a couple more additions for sponsors on the flier – check it out, you’ll be seeing their product at the event and you’ll have a chance on winning it!!

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We also hosted an actual pumpkin carve this week, check out some of the photos from then:

Robby

Actual Pumpkin Carve

Actual Pumpkin Carve

Actual Pumpkin Carve

Pumpkins!

Hippie Jump

Hippie Jump

Lastly, great turn out Tuesday night for the skate.
We had something like 40 people there bombing garages and skating around the city.
We hope to see more of that!

-Anna



The Pumpkin Carve II

Another update!
We’ve got more people on board and new things added to the Pumpkin Carve.

There will now be an after party at Salty’s Skate/surf shop in Five Points!!

Here’s the new poster with the updated information:
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And we’ve got up two promo videos for the event, help us plaster them all over the internet!

Then get outside and skate, the weather is finally beautiful.
-Anna



Updates!

Hey guys, wanted to throw up a new post with some pictures of the past week or so.
We’ve had some GREAT turn outs at our Friday skates and lots of new people coming
to learn. If you haven’t been able to come out, please do – it’s been a blast!

Club!

Here’s the club out on a day skate – we’re thinking about renaming Carolina Skate
to the USC Dervish Club… let’s get some new boards!

Anna and Casey manualing

Casey sliding

Surf Race!

Anna + New Rider

We had a little skating day camp for about 45 minutes to an hour just teaching
people who were interested and giving them a shot without having to purchase
a board. We got a lot of positive feedback and hopefully some future skaters!

Patrick + New Rider

Casey

James

We’ve also got another version of the promo video to be thrown up on the Vimeo
and Youtube accounts – I’ll be updating once that is on it’s way.

Also keep your eyes out for our posters for the
“Pumpkin Carve” – our Halloween Skate.
Those will be approved and up shortly around campus and via the web.

Skate on (once this nasty weather clears!)

-Anna



off to a great start
let's be honest.

let's be honest.

So on friday the Carolina Longboard Club of the University of 
South Carolina had our first meeting and needless to say it was a success.

At first we were a little skeptical, there only being about 3 or 4 of us
but as the day went on we were anywhere from 5 to about 13 boarders.
We accomplished the 3 person hamboard ride, a couple legit wipe outs,
getting hassled by the cops, and bombing  some nice hills rolling 10+ deep.
We also caused quite the scene wherever we were which I’m sure will have
people talking.

Here’s a few more pictures from the day:

they look like sweethearts but this was after they closed the elevator door on me.

they look like sweethearts but this was after they closed the elevator door on me.

making a few adjustments to the hamboard.

making a few adjustments to the hamboard.

 

this is harder than it looks.

this is harder than it looks.

 

 

IS THAT A CHICK ON A SKATEBOARD?

IS THAT A CHICK ON A SKATEBOARD?

brandon, our co-founder, being a badass.

brandon, our co-founder, being a badass.

casey skating the bates run as we drew a small crowd

casey skating the bates run as we drew a small crowd

cale bombing wheat street.

cale bombing wheat street.

some of the us waiting before climbing the hill again.

some of the us waiting before climbing the hill again.

traffic moved for us.

traffic moved for us.

 Though the school year is closing out we’ve got no plans of slowing down. As for 
now we’re spreading the word and encouraging people who’ve been skating for years
or people who’ve always had an interest but never had the chance to come out and play around.  

Keep your eyes out for another update hopefully with more photos or
maybe a video…until then keep kickin’ and pushin’

-Anna