17.08.10 by Jeff

Hack Job

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

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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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See more images below and watch New York-based director Sam Fleischner’s beautifully shot video of their unveiling over at Booooooom TV!

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The event is designed for people from all disciplines and all parts of the world to interact, inspire and collaborate with one another through 8 days of workshops, talks and activities organized throughout the beautiful city of Abrantes! Deadline to apply is May 25th. Click here for more information and check out images from previous camps below!

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