Posts Tagged ‘skate tricks’

Rookies Ledge

October 3, 2009

This obstacle is called Rookies Ledge. Why? Because it’s designed for skaters that are at an intermediate skill level.  A spot where amateur skaters can hone their skills.

Page 2- In use

page 1 -Hero Shot- Draft

Rendering 02

The design has been tweaked since last week. The shape has been modified to fit tooling and to make it easier to skate on. I’ll post some pics of the design testing soon. Got some footage of it but it’s too long to put on youtube.

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Skate Terminology

September 4, 2009

If you think I’m talking gibberish and its hard to follow me. Click the link below for a list of skateboard terminology. I’ll try to keep things as simple as possible.

Here are some general terms, tricks and equipment-

http://everything2.com/title/basic+skateboard+terminology

Beginners, Intermediate & Experienced skaters

September 4, 2009

The concepts and models were fine so far, but I still felt that there needed to be a more substance behind my designs. Sketches, scale models, and words can only inform my design to a certain degree. I needed to look more closely at the ACT of skateboarding. I made a list of all the different skateboard tricks.

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I could then associate the different types of tricks with different obstacles.

I could then categorise the tricks and obstacles into 3 main grading levels:

  1. Beginners ( blue box)
  2. Intermediate (yellow box)
  3. Experienced (red box)

We discussed this in class the other week and agreed that this will help direct the form of the objet. It would give me some limitations to the surfaces and scale of my design.