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When Will They Make Better Skateboarding Shoes?

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I have been troubled with the notion that skateboarding shoes need much improvement.  I am realizing that a good skateboard obsession requires new skate shoes just about as often as you need a new deck.  What’s up with skateboard shoes lately?  I have seen others try all kinds of different shoes but at the end of the day the sport wears out your shoes faster than Fred Flintstone’s feet wear out from braking in his floorless car.

There has been much improvement in terms of skateboard technology such as lighter and more reliable decks, polyurethane wheels, and frictionless bearings, but where are we with grip tape and shoes?

I spoke with my sons who are competitive skaters and I suggested that I develop a pair of shoes that came with the grip tape on the sole (imagine this on a wood top board – the grip on the shoes, not on the deck?)

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Brand New Vans Shoe Torn After Only 4 Minutes!

I’m sure the combination of gritty sand on your soles and braking after doing tricks is the main cause for premature sole wear but what about other wear and tear on other parts of the shoe? (see photo below)?

I’m sure Vans, DC, and now Nike can come up with a winning formula for making better skateboard shoes.  Oh yeah almost forgot to mention that we don’t see the problem of worn skateboarding shoes with longboarders, only with those who skate short decks.

 

 

 

 

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How to Paint a Skateboard

How to Paint a Skateboard Professionally at Home

Hey folks if you are trying to figure out how to paint a skateboard professionally jump in the blog and comment or criticize in the comments section below.  This article is meant to solve the problem of those decks you trip over in the shed that the kids don’t want anymore.

I’ve read several similar articles but they don’t go into detail more than “sand board, then prime”.  I wanted to provide more detail as to what sandpaper to use, etc.  Please consider that these tips are for the hobbyist and produce as much a “professional” result as possible, but do not equate to a professional skateboard manufacturer’s methods.  The point being that skateboards, in order to gain speed and agility, require the lightest weight possible in order to defy physics.  Believe it or not, painting a deck in your backyard can produce great looking results, but manufacturers take great lengths to keep the manufacturing process as controlled as possible in order to apply the minimum required amount of paint.  Applying too much paint will increase the deck’s weight and even if you were to increase the weight by only one gram, that would be all too noticeable to a professional skater.  I’m sure Tony Hawk and Shaun White are past the stage of backyard shed projects.

 

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The “Before” Shot

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The Other “Before” Shot

Unless you can guarantee that you will not sand off too much of the underside art to the detriment of the wood, and apply the exact same amount of paint as previously applied, please ensure that if you are repainting the deck of a pro skater that you set the expectation.

 

Recommendations

First you’ll need a decent workspace, whether it be a shed or garage or even outdoors.  If you intend to work outdoors, careful when spray painting in a breeze.

 

You’ll also need some work clothes.  You will get dirty and unless your clothes and workspace has been previously approved by your partner, spouse, or girlfriend, you could find yourself in trouble and ultimately skating alone.

 

You’ll need to have adequate clean up materials such as a wet cloth to wipe excess paint, a paint area covered by a sheet of cardboard or dropcloth.

 

Also, though these steps took me about an hour to complete, the whole process took about three days to complete, allowing for the primer and paint to dry sufficiently between steps.  Also, sanding by hand is not recommended.  I highly recommend the use of an electrical sander as it will sand the surface uniformly without creating valleys or carve lines in.

 

Before beginning, do make sure that the board you are restoring is in fact repairable and that the plies have not separated.

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Unrepairable Deck – The Plies Have Separated

 

Tools & Equipment for How to Paint a Skateboard

  • An X-Acto or surgical knife
  • A putty knife – a metal one, not a plastic one
  • A blow dryer or paint heat gun
  • 40 grit sand paper
  • 150 grit sand paper
  • 220 grit sand paper
  • An electric sander – with protective glasses and a dust mask
  • Wood filler
  • Acrylic aerosol primer
  • Acrylic aerosol paint
  • Aerosol lacquer or Varathane
  • Mom, dad, or the babysitter’s permission and approval before proceeding

 

Steps to Prepare for How to Paint a Skateboard

  1.  Take a photo of the “before” deck top and bottom for sake of posterity.  If you can, weigh the board so you have a reference as to the weight of the removed paint and the paint you’re to add.
  2. Using the knife, lift the grip tape at the end of the board and begin peeling

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    Remove the Grip Tape

  3. If required, use the heat gun or blow dryer to warm the grip tape glue in order to facilitate the peeling process.  Removing the grip tape should take between three and seven minutes.
  4. Using the sander and 40 grit paper, proceed to remove the graphic from the bottom of the deck.  Be patient as this can take 20 minutes.  Apply a lot of pressure on the sander but avoid digging or carving into the wood with the edge of the sander.

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    Sanding the Deck

  5. Once the graphic has been removed, re-sand with a 150 grit paper in order to smooth out the wood.  This step should take no more than five minutes.
  6. Repair the board as needed using a carpenter quality wood filler paste.  Wood filler is available in many colours and you can even collect some of the sawdust from the previous step and mix it in.  Apply liberal amounts of filler and don’t worry about getting it perfect.  You are not icing a cake.  The important point to remember is not to over work the filler.  Put it on, let it dry, then you will re-sand.  This step should take five minutes.  Then wait 24 hours before sanding the filler.
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    Fill in the Pressure Cracks

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    Some Repairs are Needed – Apply Wood Filler

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    Apply Wood Filler to the Deck

  7. Re-sand the repaired spots with 150 grit paper.

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    The Wood Filler After Sanding – Looks Pretty Good

  8. Using a damp (not wet) cloth, wipe any excess sawdust from the deck and wait about fifteen minutes.  Next is the real how to p
  9. For the primer, ensure you have properly mixed it.  Apply the primer to each surface of the deck.  I used a paint brush but try finding an aerosol primer.  The trouble with brushes is that you may apply too much primer in certain areas.
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    Apply the Primer

  11. Wait for the primer to dry (about 30 minutes) and re-sand with 150 grit paper.  Do not resand the primer off to the point you will see the wood grain.  Just provide a light sanding to remove any blistering or bubbles from the primer.  You may see the wood through the primer, this is ok.
  12. Before painting the deck, again wipe extra primer dust from the deck with a damp cloth and again wait fifteen minutes before painting.
  13. Shake the aerosol primer can for at least two full minutes.  Hold the can about ten inches away from the deck and spray very lightly until the paint covers the entire surface.  Aerosol cans cause drips and bubbles so if this occurs, wait for drying and resanding, do not overpaint or try to fix wet paint.
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    Getting Ready to Spray the First Coat

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    First Coat Applied

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    First Coat Applied

  14. Wait 24 hours.  Seriously.  This is the most crucial step to allow the paint to dry.
  15. Sand the painted deck with 220 grit paper and again wipe with damp cloth and wait fifteen minutes

 

Thanks for reading How to Paint a Skateboard

 

 

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My New Shoes

I go through a pair of skate shoes about every three weeks.  My parents are getting annoyed but I got me a summer job mowing lawns so I’ve been pretty much buying all my equipment this summer.

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Joey Bada$$ x Adidas Skateboarding Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Adidas Skateboarding taps rising Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ to showcase its Fall/Winter 2014 season via this new lookbook.

Shot by photographer Brock Fetch, the rapper takes Adidas’ fall apparel/footwear on a journey through NYC, shopping a bodega fronts, rooftops and the streets. In the photos, he rocks the Adi-Ease apparel, as well as an exclusive selection for PacSun.

The Adidas Skateboarding Fall/Winter 2014 collection is available now at PacSun, while the exclusive goods will be hitting the retailer in early November.

Article source: http://www.ballerstatus.com/2014/10/23/joey-bada-x-adidas-skateboarding-fallwinter-2014-lookbook/

Florida teen dies after skateboarding accident


MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. –

A teenager is dead following a skateboarding accident in Merritt Island.

Florida Today reports 17-year-old Haley Hodge died Thursday, days after suffering a head injury while skateboarding.

Brevard County Sheriff’s officials say Hodge fell and struck her head about 9 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics found the girl breathing but unresponsive. She was taken to a hospital in Melbourne and then transferred to Arnold Palmer hospital in Orlando.

Hodge was a student at Satellite High School. School officials say grief counselors will be made available to students.

Article source: http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida-teen-dies-after-skateboarding-accident/29298896

Le SkateBoard de retour vers le Futur sur Kickstarter

Vous en reviez ? Ils l’ont fait !

Rappelez-vous vos jeunes années et ce film mythique – Retour vers le Futur –  avec son lot d’objets cultes dont le skate volant de Marty.

Hendo est une entreprise américaine fondée par Greg Henderson. Il a breveté une technologie basée sur l’architecture du champ magnétique.

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Aujourd’hui, Hendo propose son projet basé sur cette technologie sur Kickstarter : le SkateBoard de Retour Vers le Futur.

Mieux vaut une vidéo plutôt que de longues explications :

 

Si vous voulez aussi apportez votre pierre à l’édifice, vous pouvez « sponsoriser » ce projet via la plate-forme de financement participatif KickStarter.

En contre-partie, vous aurez droit, en fonction de votre participation, à :

  • un Stickers ou un Magnet,
  • un T-shirt,
  • 5 minutes d’essai sur un véritable Hoverboard
  • un Hoverboard miniature
  • une « White box » reprenant la même technologie
  • un coaching d’une heure sur un Hoverboard
  • un véritable Hoverboard (seulement 10 exemplaire au monde)

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Une dernière vidéo pour le plaisir, celle de la white box :

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Article source: http://lesconnectes.net/le-skateboard-de-retour-vers-le-futur-sur-kickstarter/

Adidas : Joey Badass dans le lookbook skateboard automne hiver …

C’est le rookie Joey Bada$$ qui présente le tout dernier lookbook d’adidas Skateboarding. Pour dévoiler sa dernière collection automne hiver 2014,adidas, dont une collection aux inspirations aztéques est disponible, a pioché dans le rap undergound US. Le rappeur qui sera bientôt de passage à Paris le 29 novembre prochain n’a pas été choisi simplement pour sa popularité naissante, le garçon est un skateur. “Yo, je pense que je suis un skater. Je ne suis pas fucking Tony Hawk. En fait j’utilise mon skate pour aller d’un point A à un point B (…) maintenant je me lance dans des figures parce que je suis en train de tomber amoureux de plus en plus de ma planche. Mais c’est juste un hobby” confiait-il en 2013.


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La collection sera exclusivement tout d’abord disponible sur le site PacSun et devrait ensuite s’étaler dans les rayons de certaines boutiques, non dévoilées encore. Des pièces qui seront donc difficiles de se procurer, un peu comme les places pour le concert de Joey Bada$$ au Trianon le 29 novembre prochain si vous attendez. Le garçon de Brooklyn devrait bientôt dévoiler son premier album intitulé B4.Da.$$ après trois mpixtape saluées par les critiques aux USA. découvrez également la collection adidas avec Ronnie Fieg.

Article source: http://www.meltystyle.fr/adidas-joey-badass-dans-le-lookbook-skateboard-automne-hiver-2014-a345644.html

Hendo Hoverboard : un premier concept prometteur de skateboard …

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Il y a quelques semaines nous vous avions présenté les chaussures de Marty McFly dans Retour vers le Futur qui sont disponibles à la vente. Certains scientifiques se sont peut-être dit qu’il manquait quelque chose avec ces chaussures mythiques. Et ce quelque chose était bien sur l’hoverboard.

C’est ce que propose l’entreprise Hendo, qui a récemment mis en ligne une vidéo de présentation de leur prototype. On y voit un hoverboard en action et le moins que l’on puisse dire c’est que cela a l’air de bien fonctionner. Par contre, la planche ne dépasse pas les 5 centimètres au-dessus d’une surface métallique lisse et avec une autonomie de 7 minutes, mais c’est déjà là un énorme progrès. Surtout qu’un autre projet de la sorte proposé par Matel avait vu le jour il y a quelques années, mais ne faisait que du vol stationnaire.

Et bien Jamy comment ça fonctionne (nos amis de France comprendront la référence) ? Il s’agit en fait d’un champ magnétique unidirectionnel qui permet de soulever la planche de quelques centimètres. Bien entendu, il est possible d’augmenter la puissance de ce champ magnétique pour faire lever la planche plus haut. Les créateurs du projet indiquent également que cette technologie pourra très bien être utilisée sur d’autres objets pour les faire léviter. Les fans penseront tout de suite au speeder de Luke Skywalker dans l’épisode 4 de Star Wars.

Pour « seulement » 10 000 $, le Hendo Hoverboard est à vous !

Vous pouvez prendre part au projet via le compte Kickstarter de l’entreprise. Les 250 000 $ ne sont pas encore atteints, mais il y a de fortes chances qu’ils le soient avant la date butoir. L’appareil sera commercialisé, au départ, à un prix de 10 000 $ et seulement pour 10 exemplaires. D’autres paliers de financement moins élevés sont également disponibles pour obtenir la trousse de développement par exemple.

Les créateurs ont indiqué leur envie de rendre l’objet plus accessible rapidement afin qu’une plus large partie de la demande puisse en profiter. Il sera proposé en plusieurs motifs et coloris afin que chacun y trouve son bonheur. Une partie de l’argent récoltée servira également à l’ouverture de skateparks spécialement conçus pour le Hendo Hoverboard.

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Coïncidence ou non, mais nous serons en 2015 lorsque le Hendo Hoverboard sera officiellement livré si la campagne atteint son objectif. Cette même année où notre Marty Mcfly doit revenir vers le futur. En tout cas, on les attend de pied ferme, que cela soit Marty ou l’Hoverboard

Article source: http://www.geeksandcom.com/2014/10/23/hendo-hoverboard-premier-concept-prometteur-skateboard-volant/

Graffiti Artist Defaces Yosemite & Other National Parks, Posts Possibly …

YOSEMITE (CBS SF) — A graffiti artist who is accused of defacing national parks across five states has posted evidence of the acts on social media sites, and federal investigators are trying to track the suspect down.

Images of cartoonish portraits etched into rocks and cliffs in 10 different federal sites have been posted to Instagram under the username @creepytings, but have since been taken down.

Investigators even took to Reddit to gather clues to the identity of the tagger.

Yosemite National Park Investigator Steve Yu asked Reddit users for any images they had seen that might be related to the vandalism, and was provided screenshots of the deleted images.

Parks in Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, and California have likely been hit according to officials.

The National Park Service issued a statement saying they were investigating the incidents.

Article source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/graffiti-artist-defaces-yosemite-other-national-parks-posts-possibly-incriminating-images-on-instagram/

Know the work of this graffiti artist who is defacing national parks?

Federal investigators are trying to track down what appears to be a serial — and startlingly clueless — graffiti slinger who has left her distinctive, yet tarnishing marks in national parks across five states, including California’s Yosemite National Park.

The suspect is believed to have painted cartoon-like portraits on rocks and cliff faces at 10 federal sites and likely more, then posted pictures of her work to Instagram for all the public to see, according to the National Park Service. Her apparent name is on the account, though authorities have not said whether they have been in contact with her.

A white and red face painting, with a blue serpent coming out of the mouth, was etched on a granite rock near Yosemite’s Vernal Falls, according to blogger Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd of San Jose, Calif., one of the first to come across the self-incriminating graffiti pics on the Instagram account @creepytings.

“Scrolling through her other images,” Sowards-Emmerd writes, “it quickly became clear to me that this account was linked to a New Yorker on a long trip through the parks of the western U.S. Within a few minutes I saw she had also visited Bryce, Zion, Joshua Tree, and other public lands. She seemed proud of the ‘art,’ and appeared to take a lot of pride and happiness in the ‘work.’”

Another blogger in Colorado was less kind.

“Does she truly think that everyone else wants to see her artwork on the stones and viewpoints of our national parks? Is she so entitled that she does not realize the world is about more than her? Does she believe she is enhancing these outdoor wonders?”

While the Instagram pics are no long visible on the Internet, stuff on the web never really goes away, as most people know. The photos were picked up by several Instagram users and eventually passed on to authorities.

The National Park Service has identified the parks: Yosemite National Park, California; Death Valley National Park, California; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; Zion National Park and Canyonlands National Park, both in Utah. We are awaiting confirmation in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and Joshua Tree National Park, both in California; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; Bryce National Park, Utah.

“…we take the issue of vandalism seriously. National parks exist to preserve and protect our nation’s natural, cultural and historic heritage for both current and future generations. Vandalism is a violation of the law and it also damages and sometimes destroys often irreplaceable treasures that belong to all Americans,” the Parks Service said in a news release in which it cited the federal law that the graffiti arist is breaking.

Federal investigators have since gone back to the web to query people for more evidence of graffiti.

Article source: http://www.seattlepi.com/aboutus/article/Feds-hunt-national-park-graffiti-artist-5842689.php

Graffiti artwork from Banksy, ‘The Guerrilla Artist’

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A woman photographs herself with a piece of street art attributed to Banksy titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum after it was defaced in an alleyway in Bristol, western England, October 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

A woman photographs herself with a piece of street art attributed to Banksy titled “The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum” after it was defaced in an alleyway in Bristol, western England, October 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

A spectator holding a balloon looks at a projection of a Syrian refugee girl releasing a red balloon by artist Banksy, a rework of his There Is Always Hope graffiti, at the Central House of Artists in Moscow on March 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

A spectator holding a balloon looks at a projection of a Syrian refugee girl releasing a red balloon by artist Banksy, a rework of his “There Is Always Hope” graffiti, at the Central House of Artists in Moscow on March 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England on April 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)

A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain’s eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England on April 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)

A man stands in a phone box in front of graffiti art on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England on April 16, 2014. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy, as a spoof on recent government spying scandals exposed by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, who said that Britain's agency, GCHQ tapped fiber-optic cables carrying international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the NSA. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)

A man stands in a phone box in front of graffiti art on a wall near the headquarters of Britain’s eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England on April 16, 2014. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy, as a spoof on recent government spying scandals exposed by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, who said that Britain’s agency, GCHQ tapped fiber-optic cables carrying international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the NSA. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)

A couple walks past an artwork of an Oscar statue by British street artist Banksy, which has been covered in plastic, near the site of the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A couple walks past an artwork of an Oscar statue by British street artist Banksy, which has been covered in plastic, near the site of the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A Bonhams employee poses for a photograph with Banksy's Love is in the Air (left) and Leopard and Barcode at Bonhams auction house in London on March 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

A Bonhams employee poses for a photograph with Banksy’s “Love is in the Air” (left) and “Leopard and Barcode” at Bonhams auction house in London on March 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

A woman walks past the former site of Banksy: Slave Labour, a mural by graffiti artist Banksy, in north London on February 20, 2013. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)

A woman walks past the former site of “Banksy: Slave Labour”, a mural by graffiti artist Banksy, in north London on February 20, 2013. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)

New artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen on West 24th street in New York City, October 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Segar )

New artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen on West 24th street in New York City, October 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Segar )

A woman walks past new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy on West 24th street in New York City on October 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Segar )

A woman walks past new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy on West 24th street in New York City on October 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Segar )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent’s Canal, in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent’s Canal, in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Graffiti art is seen on a wall in Camden in London on December 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

Pedestrians walk past artwork by Banksy during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

Pedestrians walk past artwork by Banksy during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

Artwork by the artist Banksy is shown on a wall during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith )

Artwork by the artist Banksy is shown on a wall during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith )

A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London on September 24, 2009. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London on September 24, 2009. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A statue deposited overnight without authorization at the junction of Shaftesbury avenue and St. Giles high street in London on February 27, 2004. The sculpture 'The Drinker,' which has a traffic cone permanently attached to its head, is a parody of Rodin's famous 'The Thinker', and a comment on binge-drinking and behaving badly in public by graffiti artist Banksy. (REUTERS/HO/Steve Lazarides)

A statue deposited overnight without authorization at the junction of Shaftesbury avenue and St. Giles high street in London on February 27, 2004. The sculpture ‘The Drinker,’ which has a traffic cone permanently attached to its head, is a parody of Rodin’s famous ‘The Thinker’, and a comment on binge-drinking and behaving badly in public by graffiti artist Banksy. (REUTERS/HO/Steve Lazarides)

A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Cartoon images of policemen with wings and smiley faces hang in the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist 'Banksy' in London's East End. (REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid)

Cartoon images of policemen with wings and smiley faces hang in the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist ‘Banksy’ in London’s East End. (REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid)

A section of wall and an image of the Virgin Mary are seen in the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist 'Banksy' in London, July 17, 2003. (REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid)

A section of wall and an image of the Virgin Mary are seen in the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist ‘Banksy’ in London, July 17, 2003. (REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid)

A Palestinian boy looks at one of six new images painted by British street artist Banksy as part of a Christmas exhibition in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 2, 2007. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

A Palestinian boy looks at one of six new images painted by British street artist Banksy as part of a Christmas exhibition in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 2, 2007. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

An art aficionado takes a closer look at the creation Napalm by the artist Banksy at a gallery in New York on December 4, 2007. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

An art aficionado takes a closer look at the creation “Napalm” by the artist Banksy at a gallery in New York on December 4, 2007. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

An animatronic chicken watches two robot chicken nuggets in a window art installation by the artist Banksy in New York on October 20, 2008. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

An animatronic chicken watches two robot chicken nuggets in a window art installation by the artist “Banksy” in New York on October 20, 2008. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

A woman takes a picture of an artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan in New York City, on October 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

A woman takes a picture of an artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan in New York City, on October 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

People gather to look at new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan in New York on October 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

People gather to look at new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan in New York on October 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Policemen look at a mural by graffiti artist Banksy painted on the wall of a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London on June 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)

Policemen look at a mural by graffiti artist Banksy painted on the wall of a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London on June 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

Street graffiti by elusive graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall, next to a CCTV camera, in central London on November 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Street graffiti by elusive graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall, next to a CCTV camera, in central London on November 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A woman walks past a set of six prints entitled Kate Moss 2005 by British artist Banksy as she poses for photographers during a photocall for Bonhams' forthcoming Urban Art Sale, at Bonhams Auctioneers in London on February 19, 2009. (REUTERS/Andrew Parsons)

A woman walks past a set of six prints entitled “Kate Moss 2005? by British artist Banksy as she poses for photographers during a photocall for Bonhams’ forthcoming Urban Art Sale, at Bonhams Auctioneers in London on February 19, 2009. (REUTERS/Andrew Parsons)

Vandalized classic oil paintings hang on display as part of the Turf War exhibition by graffiti artist 'Banksy' in London's East End on July 17, 2003. (Reuters photo)

Vandalized classic oil paintings hang on display as part of the Turf War exhibition by graffiti artist ‘Banksy’ in London’s East End on July 17, 2003. (Reuters photo)

A gallery assistant poses for photographers with British street artist Bansky's diptych work Monkey Detonator at Bonhams auction house in central London on April 12, 2013. (REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

Tai, a 38-year-old Asian elephant, painted by British underground artist Banksy, is displayed at the Barely Legal exhibition at a warehouse near downtown Los Angeles on September 15, 2006. (REUTERS/Fred Prouser )

Tai, a 38-year-old Asian elephant, painted by British underground artist Banksy, is displayed at the “Barely Legal” exhibition at a warehouse near downtown Los Angeles on September 15, 2006. (REUTERS/Fred Prouser )

A visitor passes a banner originally by the artist Banksy at Mark Wallinger's new exhibition State Britain at the Tate Britain art gallery in London on January 15, 2007. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A visitor passes a banner originally by the artist Banksy at Mark Wallinger’s new exhibition “State Britain” at the Tate Britain art gallery in London on January 15, 2007. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A gallery technician adjusts Banksy's artwork Balloon Girl (1975) at Sotheby's auction house at Olympia in London on February 2, 2007. (REUTERS / Luke MacGregor )

A gallery technician adjusts Banksy’s artwork “Balloon Girl” (1975) at Sotheby’s auction house at Olympia in London on February 2, 2007. (REUTERS / Luke MacGregor )

A man walks past a graffiti by British artist Banksy at Exmouth Market in London on May 18, 2007. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

A man walks past a graffiti by British artist Banksy at Exmouth Market in London on May 18, 2007. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

A man chats on his phone beside a painting on a wall in Portobello Road, west London on January 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez )

A man chats on his phone beside a painting on a wall in Portobello Road, west London on January 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez )

An employee signals a phone bid for Banksy's Vandalised Phone Box during Sotheby's Red benefit auction to raise funds for HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa in New York on February 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

An employee signals a phone bid for Banksy’s “Vandalised Phone Box” during Sotheby’s “Red” benefit auction to raise funds for HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa in New York on February 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

People walk past a vinyl replacement of the street art stencil titled Little Diver by British street artist Bansky in central Melbourne on April 28, 2010. (REUTERS/Mick Tsikas)

People walk past a vinyl replacement of the street art stencil titled “Little Diver” by British street artist Bansky in central Melbourne on April 28, 2010. (REUTERS/Mick Tsikas)

A painting of a rat, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Fishermen's Wharf area in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

A painting of a rat, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Fishermen’s Wharf area in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

A woman walks past a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Chinatown section of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith )

A woman walks past a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Chinatown section of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith )

A couple sits on a rooftop featuring a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

A couple sits on a rooftop featuring a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

A woman walks past a drawing, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

A woman walks past a drawing, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco on May 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

An artwork painted on a billboard is seen in Los Angeles on February 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

An artwork painted on a billboard is seen in Los Angeles on February 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Visitors look at the work Every Picture Tells A Lie by street artist Banksy at the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin on September 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz)

Visitors look at the work “Every Picture Tells A Lie” by street artist Banksy at the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin on September 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz)

Security guards pose for a photograph next to a truck covered with artwork by street artist Banksy in London on October 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett )

Security guards pose for a photograph next to a truck covered with artwork by street artist Banksy in London on October 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett )

'Cardinal Sin,' a new work by British artist Banksy, is unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England on December 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

‘Cardinal Sin,’ a new work by British artist Banksy, is unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England on December 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

A new work by British artist Banksy, in the form of a billboard, adorns a wall near the Canary Wharf financial district in London on December 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)

A new work by British artist Banksy, in the form of a billboard, adorns a wall near the Canary Wharf financial district in London on December 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

A recent work by the street artist Banksy adorns the side of a building in the Mayfair area of London on February 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)

A recent work by the street artist Banksy adorns the side of a building in the Mayfair area of London on February 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

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Graffiti artists paint over their work in Krog Street tunnel protest

It was much like erasing a part of themselves for some graffiti artists but they did it anyway. They whitewashed the work they had done in the iconic Krog Street tunnel in protest of a Halloween ball a promoter plans for the site on Saturday.

“They want to use our art as backdrop for the Krog Street Masquerade for a tourist party,” said a graffiti artist who goes by the name Ate.Bit. “They know nothing about the culture. They know nothing about what we do as artists. They just wanted cool scenery to overcharge and block the tunnel for a Halloween party. We whitewashed our own work.

By Thursday morning, the walls that once were adorned with colorful murals were grey.

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