The Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Park, St. Louis' first legally sanctioned skate park, is almost finished. St. Louis was one of the few major American cities without a free, public spot for skating until a band of local skateboarders changed everything. The group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit known as the ... More >>
St. Louis is still one of the only major U.S. cities without a legally sanctioned skateboarding park, but an entrepreneurial group of skateboarders is days away from changing all that. After years of fundraising, organizing, hosting meetings and working with local politicians, the Kingshighway Vigi ... More >>
When Ashley Seering saw a news segment on the city skatepark under the Kingshighway bridge, she knew there was more to the story. A local student, Seering says it was clear to her that the site would make for a compelling documentary subject and was one that deserves more attention -- especially sin ... More >>
Kingshighway Vigilante Transitions, or KHVT for short, aims to improve the community one skatepark at a time. But to make their plans completely concrete, they're going to need some more cents for cement. Their next step? A Kickstarter.com campaign. For the uninitiated, the crew of skate enthusiast ... More >>
O'Fallon's aldermen voted unanimously to spend more money to build a larger skatepark with more features than what was originally planned.The total bill is now budgeted at $264,000, up from $150,000. Most of that money will come from grants and the Park Dedication Fund ($125,000), with the parks ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Red BullSkaters grinding their way down Old Man River.At this very moment (9:09 a.m. on September 15) a 195-foot-long barge is making its way south on the Mississippi River toward St. Louis. Plugging along at around 10 mph, the vessel has drawn more than a few blank stares duri ... More >>
courtesy of KHVT (Kingshighway Vigilante Tranny)Build a skate park, change the world!OK, so they didn't find a cure for cancer or resolve the ongoing crisis in Libya. But the founders of the Kingshighway Skatepark still get a shot-out in the August issue of Popular Mechanics -- they're one of ten ... More >>
See more photos of the Kingshighway skatepark on KHVT's Flickr pageNot-for-profit organizations normally choose vanilla-sounding names in order to attract (or at least not scare off) potential donors. As the name indicates, Kingshighway Vigilante Tranny (KHVT for short) is not a normal not-for-pr ... More >>
As the temperature tops 100, RFT has discovered some cool ways to stay, well, cool in these dog days of summer. We've got art, music, magic and more indoors, plus a skate show and bike race for you daredevils who want to brave the heat. Viva la air conditioning!
Courtesy Joplin PoliceChristopher J. Hill, 17, of Joplin, was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly using his skateboard to attack a driver.A southwest Missouri man found out what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a skateboard "trick" on Monday.As reported by the the Joplin Glo ... More >>
Any other month of the year you might be called a cheap-skate, penny-pinching tight-wad. But this is December. Being low on expendable funds ostensibly means you've spent your hard-earned money on gifts for loved ones. Stay fly this weekend on a budget and catch the holiday spirit with these suggest ... More >>
For awhile it seemed Daily RFT was destined to set a Joe Dimaggio-like record for consecutive posts on the same topic (even though everyone knows 56 in a row is unattainable in this day and age) but here's a little morning levity, courtesy of Fail blog, to lighten up all the recent talk of shady pol ... More >>
Sinister Dane playing "Absence of Angels" at the old Fire House in 1994. Tony Hawk is there skateboarding on a half-pipe. What?
Congrats to local metal dudes Head on Collision, who recently got a nice article in Thrasher, the seminal skateboarding and music magazine. The following picture was spotted on the STL DIY Hardcore message board:
8 p.m. Monday, July 16. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
S.O.K.A. skateboard shop throws one helluva birthday party
Back in our day, we woulda gone uphill both ways to get to Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam
The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction
Skate to fame and fortune at Saturday's PlayStation Big Hook Up event
Joe Herbert documents the skate scene
How Missouri skiing is supposed to be
Beware the hair
Friday, November 14; the Rocket Bar
Tony Hawk wants to see how many people he can get to say "Boom Boom HuckJam"
As Stoked documents, Mark "Gator" Rogowski lived fast and burned out faster
We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos
St. Charles embraces skaters
Week of March 26, 2003
Thrill-seekers on wheels of all sizes are invited to a get-together
Bad-boy skaters perpetuate their own myth in Dogtown and Z-Boys
In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.
Sunday, July 29; Ramp Riders Skate Park
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession