New skateboard magazine in the works

Jack Smith is starting a new magazine, The Skateboarders Journal. Looks like it will be similar to Surfers’ Journal — high quality photos, old and classic along with new and rad, very few ads, classy:

“…The Skateboarder’s Journal will delve into all dimensions of skateboarding – culture, history, art, travel, technology and the future. We will also bring you photography from the world’s best skate photographers.Content is foremost. It will be presented in a clean, classic format that focuses your attention on what’s important, not on indulgent graphic design.

Readers will be able to access TSJ from their iPad, iPhone, other Internet-enabled mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Our goal is to make TSJ available to you no matter where you are, or where you may be going.…”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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  1. “My dad reminded me when I was 10 that I made a skateboard for my sister,” says a smiling 40-something engineer and co-founder of J&B Boards, Ryan Miller. Miller is architect of the frame –THE FRAME – that makes the J&B longboard a revolutionary new product in the sport.

    Nine inches wide and 38 long, the clear polycarbonate platform of this innovative deck is supported by the newly-designed metal alloy frame. It’s this highly-engineered, designed and tested frame that makes this board so different from all the rest on the market. That’s one. It’s non-traditional. It’s new. And it “feels good.”

    All this support for a total deck weight at just 8.5 pounds. But there’s more.

    “It’s revolutionary,” says Mike Kish, Miller’s partner, who was inspired to start the project because his 13-year-old son wanted a clear board and lots of options.

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