17.08.10 by Jeff

Hack Job

Introducing “Hack Job”, our new project with Converse Skateboarding!

converse hack job skateboard project


In a lot of ways this is a continuation of our “Little Drifters” project with The Vancouver Sun. This time however, we’re building awesome skateboards out of any random materials we can get our hands on! I hacked together the skateboard you see here with a roofing tile, a pair of scissors, and some pine cones.

This project is open to anyone in any country: skateboarders, non-skateboarders, art students, cheerleaders, world leaders, gas station attendants, hobbits, anyone excited to create!

Here’s what you gotta do:

1. Locate some building materials. Keep in mind your skateboard can be functional or totally non-functional. This means you could use wood, but you could also use pancakes, or human hair!

2. Build a skateboard out of your materials.

3. Snap a photo of your amazing creation. If it is ride-able, shoot a video of yourself riding it! (Jump to the :30 mark of this amazing video to see an electric guitar turned into a skateboard!!!)

4. E-mail your photo and/or a youtube link to: submit@booooooom.com with “Hack Job” in the subject line.

5. High-five yourself.

There will be an online gallery, and as a little bonus, my friends at Converse will give away shoes to the 5 most creative submissions!

Deadline for submissions: September 10th 2010.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







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We recently added more locations, so now jobs can be posted for Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and also Remote jobs! We’ll be adding more features to it in the coming weeks and doing everything we can to make it a great resource for you guys. There’s so much talent here in our community and we’d like to help connect you all with work!

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

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