You may have seen this part we shared of our friend, Jake Keenan, who seems to have a secret power for finding unusual and virgin skate spots. Well, it turns out he doesn’t just run across these spots randomly. He has a method, and it’s equally nerdy and impressive, thanks to mankind’s biggest tool / enemy: Google.

Jake recently showed us how he uses Google Earth to scan the New York City landscape, looking for any interesting architecture, surfaces, or nicely colored pixels that might behold hidden skate spots. I guess living in a surveillance state has some perks, right?

We’re proud to present the first episode of Google Earthers™ – traversing the globe (but really, just New York for now) via satellite imagery, pinpointing locations, and testing out the spots in person. Try Jake’s method for yourself, or just sit back and watch him do all the work.

SKATERS / EARTHERS

Jake Keenan
Duncan Rowland
Ian Isenhour
Joe Derrico

Comments

  1. Tyler

    September 4, 2019 9:16 am

    Wow Ian killed it

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  2. Anthony Kiedis

    September 4, 2019 12:41 pm

    Haters gonna hate

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  3. dan

    September 4, 2019 3:25 pm

    For my first trip to SF I printed out 10 pages of google maps spots… For the 2nd trip we just winged it… 1st trip was way better TBH haha

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  4. Jon

    September 6, 2019 12:26 pm

    https://youtu.be/cC5W_VFTMhc Happening in UK too

    Reply

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