Catamaran Suicidal Skateboarding

A buddy of mine, Eric Bass, sent me this after we got to reminiscing about the good ‘ol days of some crazy-ass suicidal skateboarding. I clearly remember the "road rash” or "roasties" we used to get from doing this. There is no way to stop unless you put down a palm or a heel (not a great option).  Problem is one dude slows down a lot quicker than the other and well, use your imagination to figure out what happens next. I have vague recollections of using a pile of pine needles and dried grass to slow down, and that never ended well. However, when does going 30 miles an hour down an asphalt road attached to your best buddy ever turn out well? Saying that, I can’t say I wouldn’t do it all over again.

November 28, 2012

The Catamaran! Suicidal Skateboarding at Its Best

Catamaran Suicidal Skateboarding

A buddy of mine, Eric Bass, sent me this after we got to reminiscing about the good ‘ol days of some crazy-ass suicidal skateboarding. I clearly remember the "road rash” or "roasties" we used to get from doing this. There is no way to stop unless you put down a palm or a heel (not a great option).  Problem is one dude slows down a lot quicker than the other and well, use your imagination to figure out what happens next. I have vague recollections of using a pile of pine needles and dried grass to slow down, and that never ended well. However, when does going 30 miles an hour down an asphalt road attached to your best buddy ever turn out well? Saying that, I can’t say I wouldn’t do it all over again.

steve watts
steve watts

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Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left




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