Dose: See how a $15,000 gold-plated skateboard gets made
These are insane
The golden skateboard is a true father-son project. New York City artist Matt Willet came up with the idea and enlisted the help of his dad, who works at Epner Technologies in Brooklyn. The company makes gold-plated components for NASA, but Willet had a different kind of transportation in mind than spaceships. On the latest episode of Dose, host Tim Brodhagen visited the Willets to see firsthand how they make 99.99% pure electro-plated skateboards.
Willet and his dad completely transform all the parts of a Shut Skateboards complete, progressing through copper plating, nickel plating, and finishing with the gold. The board is then polished to a mirror finish. The final product weighs nine pounds but it is completely functional, although Willet suggests keeping this board strictly as a wall-hanger. The $15,000 price tag probably has something to do with that.
What do you think of the golden skateboard? Tell us in the Comments.
Who other than Elon Musk would put an "Insane Mode" on a car? The Tesla P85D houses 691-horsepower and goes 0-60mph in 3.2-seconds, which creates a lateral acceleration of 1G. Dropping this rocket-like propulsion on unsuspecting people will certainly create some insane reactions. So that's exactly what DragTimes did, and the results are quite comical.
Last time out we watched as Keelan Dadd's am, Aramis Hudson, meet up with Atiba Jefferson and Theotis for a sick session at NoHo park, but in episode 2 it's Nick Tucker's turn to roll out with his homey, Paul Hart. With photographer Herman Jimenez in tow, Paul hits some classic LA spots, impressing Theotis with his effortless style and gnarly tricks. At the end of the day, he has some potential enders in the bag, but are they enough to make the team?
Watch episode 3 next Wednesday on Network A to see who’s up next to roll out with the crew. What would you give for an opportunity to join the DEW squad? Hit us up with comments below or at #DewSkateDreams
After a prolonged absence, Nascar returns to NBC this year, and in order to properly announce the partnership, the peacock network recruited the always-hilarious Nick Offerman as their machismo spokesman. The results couldn't be funnier either, with Offerman hitting his Ron Swanson stride in the full-length commercial, brawling in the pits, shredding on a double-neck guitar, and complaining about the ills of modern America. If you're looking to get hyped for Nascar season (or simply laugh your ass off), then this one is a must-watch.
Forget granola bars and leave the continental breakfast in its tinfoil tray, because in the latest episode of Every Third Thursday Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew find a whole new way to grab a hot breakfast before hitting the hill.
The solution? Combine a snowboard and griddle into one powder-pounding, pancake-producing machine. Sure, it sounds simple enough, but creating a portable surface hot enough to fry an egg took the Signal braintrust a few tries before they were finally able to whip up both an ingenious solution and slopeside breakfast sandwiches for the whole crew. So grab the maple syrup, pour a hot cup of coffee, and kick back as Signal rider Brandon Schroeder gets this crazy hybrid snowboard cookin’ on the slopes of Mountain High.
How many different uses can you think of for this awesome griddle board? Let us know in the comments below!
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There's nothing more fun then a sunny day session at the local park, and this week's episode of NKA Project puts that fact on full, slo-mo display. Featuring sick skating from Tommy Fynn, Richie Amador, Oscar Meza, Carlos Vega, Kevin Hoefler, and more, this one is heavy on both hammers and style so make sure to check it out.
What do you think of these slow-motion tricks? Sound off in the comments.
After smashing UTEs Down Under in Australia, Ryan Tuerck hops over to New Zealand for a one-of-a-kind drift event: Red Bull Drift Shifters. This event showcases the precision and skill of these drivers as they drift through the pinball-like course in an effort to activate proximity sensors and get the highest score. Tuerck is among the 16 drivers competing alongside the best drivers from across the US, Japan, and New Zealand on this episode of Tuerck'd.
Before the event kicks off, Tuerck meets up with New Zealand drift driver and event organizer "Mad" Mike Whiddett to check out his epic shop packed with enviable cars including his FC RX7 “flash missile,” his RXA, and his super modified four rotor RX7. The Tuerck’d crew heads out to get a taste of New Zealand’s adrenaline opportunities including bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, speedboating up rivers and around lakes, heli tours, shooting guns, throwing knives… basically anything that gets the blood pumping.
Adequately amped up, it’s time to stick it to the wall at the Red Bull Drift Shifters! Tuerck advances all the way into the semi-finals and then… watch the video to see how it turns out.
Got questions or comments about Tuerck’s trip to New Zealand, competing in the Red Bull Drift Shifters or anything else from this episode of Tuerck’d? Hit Ryan up in the comments below or at #Tuerckd on twitter and he just might respond to you in next week’s Burnout Response video!