On March 11th a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, New Zealand, causing multiple fatalities as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets and damaged cathedrals.
The names of 172 victims have been released as of 7 April 2011, making the earthquake the second-deadliest natural disaster recorded in New Zealand (after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake). Prime Minister John Key stated that 22 February “may well be New Zealand’s darkest day”. Nationals from more than 20 countries are among those missing.
A crew of Christchurch skateboarders are making the most of the post-earthquake destruction that plagues their city.
The Kiwi shredders take to the newly formed streetscapes with an impressive bag of tricks, using the quake-created chasms, banks, and bumps as obstacles.
One of the best things of riding BMX or skateboarding is that you see things totally different. You really learn how to think outside the box. This video is definitely shows that. It’s hard not to get inspired by these guys to ride whatever you like BMX, skateboarding, Fixed gear, etc.
A little late but really inspiring.
Check it out here: