I am incredibly stoked to be able to finally announce that Beauty Out of Babylon is now offering several T-shirts that boast the B.O.O.B. logo in various ways. This project has been in the works for quite some time now and I am stoked to say that all systems are go! This storefront was not put on this website in an effort to exploit you, the fellow members of my community, but rather to offer a tangible product in exchange for your support of this grass root effort. The proceeds that are collected from this endeavor will be put towards products for upcoming Product Reviews as well as other projects that will lead to the continued publishing of top notch skateboarding media. I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this site by simply plugging us into your web browser and now I hope you will take advantage of your chance to help grow a movement of positivity in the skateboarding community!
All orders will include stickers from some, if not all, of our Community Contributors to throw a little bit more stoke in for you! JAH Bless y'all and thank you again for all the support. Here is to the future and the new skate related adventures it will bring for us!
New Mexico is an enchanted place full of exotic sites, cultural experiences found no where else in the world, and oh yes, possibly the best mix of skate spot diversity of any location out there. This petite proximity of hospitable habitat for shred makes this state a breading ground for talented skateboarders to emerge and quickly move to the forefront due to their unique ability to handle all terrains with posse and prowess. New Mexico has killer street spots in the format of stair sets, endless ledge options, and the infamous ditch system snaking through one of their most populated metropolis's which is home to countless obstacles to get your trick out on. These same drains play host to some of the top speed ditch rides avaliable on planet earth allowing locals to not only shred the plethora of heady obstacles, but do it with mass amounts of speed fueling their imaginations. Ditches are not the sole outlet for the speed demon in all of us when in this great state which also contains roadways that snake up the various mountain ranges that simply scream "Mob me!". It is in this pursuit of speed in the hills of New Mexico where our latest Simply Stoked on the Skating hails and features a good homie of Beauty Out of Babylon, Zion Miller doin' his thing amongst the gorgeous back drop of his home state. Zion kills it on all types of skateboarders but in this particular edit he kills it down hill style throwin' a few steezy squatters for the homies all the while saving the planet on his Sucrose wheels! Big ups homie!
Thank you for taking the time to peep the site and I hope the further you look, the more stoked you get to enjoy your own desires atop your skateboard. Stay tuned for further developments that are currently in the works and make sure to follow @BeautyOutofBabylon on the Instagram thing for live updates of publications as they happen. JAH Bless y'all and thank you skateboarding for harboring such a rad community that we can share!
With a slogan like "Committed to the Skateboard Community" there is an expectation to place large emphasis upon this area of skateboarding throughout the various postings and publishing done on this site. If you take the time to look back through previous write ups you will see that this emphasis is included somewhere within the body of the text or is depicted via a photographic image in almost every single one. This central theme of community is one of, if not the main reason I am involved in skateboarding as heavily as I am as well as why this website has experienced the hint of success that it has. I love the skateboarding community so much and value the atmosphere it fosters because I have been one of the countless individuals who was taken in and given not just a place of acceptance, but also a gift that would allow me to experience the fulfillment in life that every human being desires. I have yet to find any other communal group that even comes close to rivaling the tight knit bond that ties us skaters together which really illuminated in my head just how unique of a scene we are actually a part of.
The community aspect of skateboarding is the ideal side to be a part of because it retains an aura of purity that hasn't been tainted or corrupted by outside influences, but in order to maintain this freedom the other aspect of a sustainable future for us skaters must also be addressed. I am referring to the industry, or business side of things which ends up being the crank that powers the whole skateboarding machine. To maintain a solid community in which progression and performance are highlighted as essentials, some skaters have to take their art from the streets to the office in order to begin to produce gear for fellow rippers to get down on. Here at B.O.O.B. we want to recognize skateboarding brands and/or companies who have been able to find the balance between business and community through their operations. The birth of the "Community Contributors" section is the direct result of wanting to clearly showcase brands of this mindset. Getting the good word about these companies is a desire of ours so that you the real skater can support them in good conscious knowing they are not simply in it for the pay check at the end of the week.
We as skaters need to maintain a position in the drivers seat of this crazy train called Skateboarding in an attempt to have access to the controls to make needed route adjustments along our journey. Trusting an outside source to do this for us is unwise which is why it is continually preached to support skater owned and operated brands to help ensure one of our own is at the helm navigating. Please help with this goal of positive progression within our community by supporting the brands who have chosen to support this grass roots, community based project. Bonzing Skateboards, Rasta Surf Cult, and Eastern Skateboard Supply are all brands owned by skateboarders with all of the day to day operations being handled by other skateboarders in an effort to keep this thing totally in house. Hit up your local skate shop and ask for products from these brands for your next equipment needs and know that by doing so you have played an active part in keeping skateboarding in the hands of us, the real skateboarder. JAH Bless y'all and go send it however you find most pleasing on your scooterboard this weekend!
I am a skater who lives in Baltimore, MD. I am looking to spread the love of skateboarding through both visual and written means.