In an effort to educate ourselves and any other skateboarders who don’t qualify for “O.G. New Yorker” status, we decided to visit some of the city’s most iconic spots with some of the city’s foremost skate historians and ask them to walk us through the timelines of these architectural blessings. What we came up with is a new series on the “Evolution” of New York City’s skate spots.

For our second episode we took a look at Black Hubba, a.k.a. Blubba, the black marble hubba next to the Courthouse Drop from episode one. We hit up Steve Rodriguez, founder of 5Boro Skateboards and unofficial skate mayor of NYC, and RB Umali, who has been documenting the New York scene for decades, to get their memories and insights.

Steve and RB discussed how approaches to skating Black Hubba have progressed over the years and reminisced about first discovering the spot while it was still under construction.

Nerd out in the video above, and if you’ve got a spot you want us to profile, tell us below. (Just make sure it’s not only available in THPS.)

(photo: quartersnacks)

Comments

  1. :)

    July 9, 2018 7:10 pm

    Flushing would be good, a lot of recognizable footage there over the years. It’s a cool one because it’s still skatable today and there’s recent footy there from local dudes (the Connor Prunty backside 180 switch front frontside bigspin out on the high ledge comes to mind).

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  2. Dominic

    July 9, 2018 10:27 pm

    Was hoping to see Quim heel flip body variable and DeLa back Nollie but video was sick none the less. Big up Rohan

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  3. AA

    July 10, 2018 12:21 pm

    Love these history of spots vids. More!

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  4. Barletta

    July 10, 2018 1:31 pm

    Yo, I pity the fool that missed this!
    Tiago Lemos -Nollie heel front nose slide
    Bvld video!

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