Category Archives: skateboarding

i made this – Bicycle Seat Post Skateboard Rack

Skateboards are not the best mode of transport – getting around to skate spots is really better suited to a bike. The only problem is how to carry your board. I discovered the awesome Bicycle Seat Post Skateboard Rack intractable, and then made it. It worked pretty well for me, I reckon.

I got to skate, on my birthday

Today is my birthday, and in among all the wet and cold weather and COVID-19 scenarios, I was able to slip out and go for a simple and very slippery skate. It wasn’t bad. It was almost real, and it was just before the rain came down, again.

I got to skate, late tonight

At the best of times, it’s a challenge to find time to skate. It’s either under the cover of darkness, first thing in the morning or late at night. This time it was late at night.

Interestingly, the COVID-19 restrictions that limit skating at skateparks here in Melbourne hasn’t had a great impact on me, mainly because of the seasonly late sunrise – it’s normally too late for me to be out shredding by the time the sun is up, anyway!

Been caught streaming

I’ve started experimenting with streaming my skateboarding sessions via my Repossessed to Skate channel on Twitch – a streaming platform for game oriented content. Why do this? I was curious how the platform worked, explore streaming as a ‘thing’ (particularly as a streamer with no viewers) and find out how particular communities form and interact with each other and curate and narrate (usually gaming related) content. It was also fun learning how to set up OBS, connect additional services like Twitter, YouTube, Nightbot and Google Maps.

So far, I’ve streamed about eight times, but being a non-turbo user means my broadcasts are saved for 14 days before being deleted. There’s an option to archive on YouTube, which I’ve done.

I’ve noticed the slight disconnect of skating and the narration of it and how it impacts the joy of skating. Perhaps streaming is the antithesis of skateboarding. That is, skateboarding as an activity predicated on being completely focused and immersed in the moment at the exclusion of everything else.

I got to skate yesterday

I got to skate for about one hour, yesterday. In full daylight, and everything. I worked on the slappy-inspired crooked grind, where I slightly lift the front truck and then place it on the edge of the small ledge. The goal is to grind the front truck while the rear of the board flails up in the air. Got some grind action on the front truck, but couldn’t land any of my attempts. It’s taking a long time to land this trick, but I feel like I’m getting much closer to landing it than ever before. Felt much better afterwards.

Skate Rock

“When everyone sees nothing but boring concrete structures and you see a performance of art, grace and mastery of physics”





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Skateable Skate Rock #SpotCheck #SkateMonash #MonashUni #MonashArchitecture


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It’s been a while…indeed

In November 2016, I was lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong for work. In the extremely limited time that I was there, I discovered @hkitskateboardshop squirelled away up a flight of stairs on #GRANVILLEROAD in #TSIMSHATSUI There, I bought some shoes, a shop t-shirt and shop board. The board is particularly unique, with the bottom graphic featuring a photo of the famous and extremely colourful Choi Hung Estate in Kowloon. Awesome!

Cut to present day 2018. I’ve been riding #streetplantbrand decks for bit, particularly the wider shapes from 8.75″, 9.00″ to 9.5″, and above. Now, in the spirit of ‘flexible to the form, faithful to the philosophy’, I’m going to give the very slim 8.0″ #ninepush #9push deck a go. Of course, I’m not quite ready to completely divorce myself from the #streetplantbattalion as my 58mm lil’ scoundrels are still intact!

Stomp’N’Stack – January 2018

My submission for January’s Stomp ‘N’ Stack. I’m missing a few from the trick list, but stoked that I was able to submit my measly edit all the same. Looking forward to the next trick list.

Rowan Peter from STOMP’N’STACK SKATEBOARDING on Vimeo.


Your team needs to film at least 3 tricks from CATEGORY A), at least 3 tricks from CATEGORY B), at least 1 trick from CATEGORY C) and your team must also complete the CATEGORY D) ‘Must Have’ challenge.

CATEGORY A) FLIP TRICKS (pick at least 3)

Frontside shuvit, backside shuvit, frontside 180, backside 180, acid drop, ollie down something, kickflip, heelflip, nolllie flip, switch flip, nollie heel flip, 360 flip/tre flip, backside flip, frontside flip, 360 ollie, half cab, big spin any way, nollie bigspin any way, fakie bigspin anyway, half cab heel flip

CATEGORY B) GRINDS (pick at least 3)

Frontside 50, backside 50, frontside 5-0, backside 5-0, frontside nose slide, backside nose slide, frontside nose grind, backside nose grind, frontside board slide, backside board slide, frontside lip slide, backside lip slide, crooked grind, frontside nose grind, frontside crooked grind, backside nose grind, frontside tail slide, backside tail slide

CATEGORY C) GETTING TECH (pick at least 1)

Hippie jump, flip in or flip out of a grind, shuv in or shuv out of a grind, 360 ollie, no comply any way, boneless, 180 into or out of a grind


‘HUMAN CHALLENGE’ Add a human to any trick. That means, ollie over a human, use a 2nd human to flip your board for you, get two humans riding at once anything goes – let’s see what you’ve got!

Skating with Jim

I put together a second deck Jim, fitted out with my original Bullett 66s so we could go skate first thing this morning. Fierce.

A different way of looking at things

A different way of looking at things.

You ledge.

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