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2010-02-23 14:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Tillman, the professional skateboarding, skimboarding and snowboarding bulldog extraordinaire, performs tricks and gives away Natural Balance Tillman's Treats WHEN: Saturday Feb. 27 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Unleashed by PETCO - Chula Vista at Terra Nova 304 East H Street Chula Vista, CA 91910 619.691.0289 VISUALS: Tillman doing...

2009-11-20 13:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention bipeds: Hammacher Schlemmer brings you a way to navigate through your neighborhood that's anything but pedestrian. The company, renowned for its unusual gadgets and problem-solving products, now offers a motorized skateboard that travels at up to 19 mph. "Throughout our 161-year history, we've introduced alternative means of transportation that you can't find anywhere else. This electric skateboard is great fun for short trips and it doesn't burn...

2009-10-08 02:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iL Ferra Clothing Co., a unique skateboard clothing and apparel company, announced their innovative skateboarding Web site that incorporates their fans is now available to the general public. Developed by two Hofstra University students, Anthony Ferrara and Ed Gillis, when they were just 18 years old, iL Ferra Clothing Co. is designed and modeled exclusively by the Web site's followers. Ferrara and Gillis allow their fans to send in designs to...

2009-08-05 17:02:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A 25-year financial advisor has invented a surfboard product that makes surfing easier. Every surfer knows that surfing is fun, but to surf, you need to paddle the board. A small pad, called the "DPop," Velcro'd to the surfboard near the chest, makes paddling more comfortable. Users can paddle faster, catch more waves, and surf longer without getting tired. Long-term Ventura, CA surfer Roger Jewett says, "I could immediately feel more...

2009-03-18 08:00:00

The first, best and only social media toolbox for skateboarding news, videos, events, spots and Gnargles SAN FRANCISCO and UMEA, Sweden, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Subpublic today released v1.0 of subpublic.com, the skateboarding toolbox. The site is a passion project born in 2007 in the dark woods of Sweden. Our goal is to blow through technology barriers, Fully Flared-style, so that teams, skaters, bloggers and media can focus on content instead of web development. "We felt like surfing...

2008-12-29 14:06:44

A California skateboarder who drains pools behind foreclosed homes says skaters the world over are coming to Fresno for the backyard venues. The 27-year-old skateboarder, who gave only his skating alias, Josh Peacock, said he and his friends risk trespassing charges by traveling to foreclosed homes with a gas-powered pump, 5-gallon buckets, shovels and a push broom to transform the derelict pools into improvised skate parks, The New York Times reported Monday. We have more pools than we know...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 30--What: Outing to Chambers Creek Canyon Park in Steliacoom. To do: Look at it as if there are two Chambers Creek Canyon Parks during the summer, depending on the weather. On hot, warm days, people raise a ruckus in the shallow waters of Chambers Creek. Skimboarders ride their thin, wide planks of plywood or fiberglass over the sandy and muddy shallow. Others sit in the water, picnic, sunbathe and just enjoy the rare combination of sun...

2006-05-24 07:10:00

By Sophie Hares NEWQUAY -- Huddled in the open back of a Volkswagen van, Mark Chivers surveys the choppy Atlantic swell, preparing to brave the relentless drizzle and bone-chilling wind in the hope of catching a wave. On a damp spring day with just 1 foot of surf and a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit, conditions at Newquay's Fistral Beach may be a long way from Hawaii's tropical big wave breaks, but those making the pilgrimage to Britain's surf capital are undeterred. "I might give it a...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'