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Bringing hope to Ethiopia via skateboarding

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Ethiopia Skatepark Project Slope 48 and, in partnership with Christian Skaters because every mother matters and the Ethiopian skatepark Project, bring a huge team Ethiopia, boards, skate ramps, skate shoes and more, building education and try to change, the community, and the lives of the children in the area. Have the kids grab there is at this moment to make plates of scrap wood wheels and trucks to replace it with a block of wood so they can learn some tricks flip. In the capital alone there are more than 100,000 street children who have been orphaned or abandoned. These children deal with extreme poverty, AIDS, violence, threats of trafficking and much more. This school/skate park will each of them a chance at a better life and the confidence to know that someone believes in them in their future.
Companies like black box, Tumyeto, Element, vans, etc. are all donating as much as possible is completed. How can people help? They should be more boards and shoes! And this doesn't have to be perfect. Everything will be much more than these children would ever get on their own!
Donations can be sent (before 10 March) to: slope, 2401 W Cypress Creek Road 48 Skate park, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Or course, you can also donate money, if that's easier. & Christian Skaters are both disaster 48 operated as a non-profit, so donations are tax-deductible.
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"Almost certainly" in 2012 Olympic skateboarding

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Shaun White Photo - Steve CaveThe 2012 Olympics this summer, and again, the question should be included surfaces-skateboarding? This year looks like the time the answer would be Yes finally!
The London Evening Standard reported that, "the International Olympic Committee officials held talks with skateboard in Switzerland this week to agree a timetable for the inclusion of sport." Now, there's a lot of suspicious talk in that sense ... "skateboard officials"? Why are they in Switzerland? And, is now a "sport" skateboarding?!
But all that aside, it seems that the odds are very good to take for skateboarding on this year. That is flat out crazy, given that rugby, golf and baseball not! Hey, I'm fine with it – skateboarding could use some love, and this is a great way to (read more about the drama of getting into the Olympic skateboarding) to get.
The type of skateboarding that is vert, who thinks about including them is also interesting. I mean, it makes a lot of sense-vert is pretty spectacular, and easier to score than complicated Street runs. It looks great on TV. It is impressive. Vert has, however, are teetering on the brink of irrelevance for some time. Back in 2008, the "X Games was actually dropping vert > until there was a huge pro skater revolt! And now, perhaps the first form of skateboarding to be a legitimate Olympic sport, get a haircut and move out of the basement.
So, what do you think about all this? Is this good for skateboarding? Should it happen? Vert is the best choice? And finally, do you think we're going to see skateboarding in the 2012 Olympics?
* with thanks to Chris Harris for the tip
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How to survive skateboarding injuries (because they're Gonna Happen ...!)

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Photo credit = Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN ImagesSkateboard injuries are going to happen. Skateboarding is dangerous, and there is no way to completely safe to stay. However, there are things you can do to prevent a lot of skateboard injuries, and there are there are ways to help cure (both physically and mentally) and faster return on your skateboard.
The image here is of Jake Brown walk out the Mega disaster, after falling from a height that could have easily killed him. Maybe even would have murdered him. But he stood up, and walked the ramp! Amazing. Read more about how to survive skateboarding injuries.
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