Carolina Skate


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



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:

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Keep kickin’

-Anna



sliding

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. 

-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