Tag Archives: Freestyle Skateboarding

Rodney Mullen on Innovation

17 May

In August of 2012, the Lemelson Center invited Rodney Mullen, the unquestioned leader and pioneer of street skating, to visit us to discuss the role of invention and innovation in American life. We exchanged ideas and views not only about skateboarding, but about the role and importance of creativity and innovation to building a better society.

Kyle Matthew Hamilton – The Skateboarding Globetrotter

25 Oct

Kyle Hamilton’s new video mixes skateboarding and basketball antics with a retro kitschy comic appeal.

Kyle Hamilton put his latest video together to highlight his skills and showmanship with the thought of possibly appealing to productions like Cirque du Soleil. Cirque has been known to use skateboarders in their shows. Massachusetts pro freestyle skater, Terry Synnott, recently did a successful four season run with Cirque’s Wintuk show in NYC.

Kyle likes to act the part of the class clown, but his underlying skateboarding skills are clearly grounded with a rock solid style. His Harlem Globetrotter basketball skills seem nearly impossible to layer on top some of the freestyle moves executed in his new video.

Kyle Impossible

Boosting an Ollie Impossible in NYC. Kyle also appears in the current issue of Concrete wave magazine. Photo, Rob Rodrigues

Kyle Handstand

He has been known to where long pants during the colder months. Rail handstand kick flip. Photo, Rob Rodrigues.

Inspection Station! Nollie Tre to Casper

5 Oct

We took a 5 frame per second photo sequence to do a quick & simple break down of Pete Betti’s not so simple Nollie Tre Flip to Casper.

Pete BettiSURE Skateboards instructor, Pete Betti executes his complex flat ground technical move.

Click here to see the high resolution photo.

What’s really going on here – The understandable description

Rolling forward with his front foot toward the nose of the board, Pete, launches his body and the board upward. At the same time his body is moving away from the ground, his feet and legs direct the elevating skateboard to spin a 360 degree horizontal rotation and a half flip vertical rotation. Pete then catches the board in Casper (upside down, with the back foot on the tail and the front foot hooked underneath). From Casper, the board is relaunched upward with a 180 degree half flip rotation. The end result, Pete is back on his board and rolling away.

Skateboarding is for everyone. Get Out There and Skate! You don’t need to do complex tricks to be a success. Get comfortable, roll around, cruise and flow, that’s the simple beauty of skating.

Rob Rodrigues,

Back to School Skate Session

11 Sep

College freshmen, Prince Lang and Pete Betti do some serious shredding.

By Rob Rodrigues, September 11, 2013

I met up with Prince Lang and Pete Betti during Labor Day weekend. I spent a few hours with them at a couple of locations, taking photos of their Rad skating. Below are some of the highlights from the day.

Prince & Pete

Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Prince Ollies Pete’s Pogo at LES skate park.

Pete #4

Prince #4

Pete #1

Prince #2

Pete #2

Prince #5

Pete #3

Prince #3

Weird Skateboarding in the Summer, With Pete Betti

5 Sep

SURE Instructor, Pete Betti, continues his seasonal video series

Pete just released the summer episode of Weird Skateboarding. The third installment of this series builds off the Winter and Spring episodes. These self-produced videos feature Pete’s unique and technical approach toward skateboarding.  The Fall is here, Pete is charging up the batteries for the next filming and editing sessions. Stay Tuned!

Click here to check out the trick by trick lists for all three videos.

Pete Betti

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