Skateboarding these days seems to be more inclusive of different styles than ever; it is generally becoming more common to be able to skate whatever is put in front of you whether that be a handrail or a concrete bowl. Here’s some of our favourite examples of skaters who took that mindset a step further and got down in the dust to skate dirt jumps, mud run ups and even a desert/kicker set up. Take a look…”you’re gunna need a bigger set of wheels”.
Steak in Death Skateboards – Better than Life (2007)
In the midst of his section in Better than Life (two minutes in to be exact), Steak hits up a set of dirt jumps for a crailblock and a backside boneless.
Chris Haslam in Thrasher – Brutality (2008)
A quick blast from Thrasher’s ‘Brutality’, with Chris Haslam hitting a truly fucked looking plywood to dirt to fence set up for an impossible-looking rock fakie at 0:15.
Death Skateboards – Dirt Boarding with Cates and Steak (2010)
Steak is drawn irresistibly back to the dirt, this time with Dan Cates in tow for a full on session!
Zarosh in Death Skateboards – Ordinary Madness (2011)
More from Death, with Zarosh’s ender in Ordinary Madness including a hard packed dust run up.
Volcom: A Day in the Dirt (2012)
Ben Raemers, Caswell Berry and David Gravette session some jumps deep in the woods.
The Sesh: Dirt Jumps (2014)
Some jumps get a seeing too from Chris Gregson, Willis Kimbel, Mason Merlino and more.
Sunny Days – Durt Bort (2014)
Moving away from BMX-built jumps, here’s Brandon McCormick, Chris Columbus, Sean Henderson and Chris Henderson properly getting back to nature!
Bones Wheels – Taylor Bingaman Rough Riders (2015)
The Bones Wheels advert that was the catalyst for this post – a super mellow, well filmed edit with the inspired music choice of Canned Heat’s ‘Goin’ up the Country’ (which is as good an excuse as any to make you watch Fred Gall’s section in Real Life).
Skating the Moroccan Sand Dunes
With Sam Partaix, Joseph Biais, Phil Zwijsen and Charles Collet…who knows where skateboarding will take you?
Lee Rozee ‘Made of Stone’ interview – Sidewalk Issue 223
For his ‘Made of Stone’ interview in Issue 223 of the mag, Roz decided to skate through some dirt and wallride a tree – summing up in the process the reason we call certain barely skateable obstacles ‘Roz Spots’. Click the image to read said interview!
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