Finding Flow

Dark MoFo

By John Ravitch |

The awe-inspiring Dark MoFo festival in Tasmania is a vivid mash-up of Burning Man, Brothers Grimm, Heath Ledger b-movies and the Venice Art Biennale. For over a century, the Tasmin capital city of Hobart has been the port of departure for risky Antarctic expeditions. It is now transformed once a year into an edgy arts…

The Church of Speed + Flow

By John Ravitch |

I have spent the last 15 years racing skateboards down long steep hills in search of speed and the podium. Some days it all comes together like this one against one of the fastest men around – Jonny ‘The Thriller’ Miller of ABEC 11 wheels who is an ambassador of speed, highly creative, caring dad and…

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame

By John Ravitch |

My long-time good friend and race partner Judi Oyama was just inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame last weekend in Los Angeles – smack dab in the epicenter of the sport sponsored by Vans. Legends abounded. She officially joins all the greats – Tony Hawk, Tony Alva, Gonz, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen and Jeff Ho. She…

Slow Looking Fast Guy

By John Ravitch |

Downhill skateboard slalom racing is core to who I am – a full-on throwdown of who can hurl themselves down a hill thru 65 cones in 22 seconds on a steep and sometimes gnarly asphalt pitch. Much has been written on the topic – but pics best capture the vibe. Slow Looking Fast Guy is the…

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