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.


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,


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!!


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


Actual Pumpkin Carve

Actual Pumpkin Carve

Actual Pumpkin Carve


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!


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:

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.


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!


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



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!)


Carolina Skate in VIDEO!
So long overdue but we’re not complaining –
finally we’ve got our first promo video!
Thanks to Dylan Knight we’ve just put up the video
on our Youtube and Vimeo accounts – but you can check it out here:
Keep pushin’!

New Changes and Club Fair!
September 2, 2009, 9:29 pm
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Hey guys – it’s been a while.

Good news is that we’re back and we’re ready to hit this year hard –
we also have some pretty exciting new things going on.
One of those things is that we are now Carolina Skate.
We’ve got a lot of people on campus interested in shortboarding and
to meet that demand we’re going to add a wing to our club.
Our hopes are that we’ll be getting an actual website (we’ll
keep this for fun updates and things like that) up  and going
and kick it up on the video promotion for both sections of the club.

There’s a lot of things cooking and we’re doing our best to get
it underway fairly quickly so keep your eyes out.

Also today, USC had their club fair and we had a table.
Pretty good turn out and we’re pumped for all of the kids that
came out and signed up for long and short boarding.
Here’s some snapshots from the club fair:




Keep kickin’



I’d say something that the majority of us are working on is sliding.
There’s only two of us with actual sliding gloves but a lot of us have
given them a shot – cool part is half of the sliders aren’t using slicker
or orangatang wheels.. it’s been fun helping each other out.

Here’s some shots from the past few days:

thomas, sorry i didn't get closer..

Thomas Barrineau, sorry I didn't get closer..

brodie, about to kill it?

Brodie Wall, about to kill it?

brodie again, on an original board without sliding wheels.

Brodie again, on an original board without sliding wheels.

cale, we dubbed this as his blue steel.

Cale Workman, we dubbed this as his blue steel.

And here are some for the past few days of fun:

Cameron Powell, our club mascot as a T Rex. Long boarding related crash.

Cameron Powell, our club mascot as a T Rex. Long boarding related crash.

So I told Casey Spigner that he couldn't manual my board (Sector9 Haleiwa - no nose, no tail) and well..

So I told Casey Spigner that he couldn't manual my board (Sector9 Haleiwa - no nose, no tail) and well..


James Fulton doing the robot.

James Fulton doing the robot.


Casey Spigner, he also attempted a 360.

Casey Spigner, he also attempted a 360.

Some of the riders get antsy when we stay in one place for too long.

Some of the riders get antsy when we stay in one place for too long.


Working on getting a video or two up, sit tight.