So here’s the deal: The nice people over at Skatepark of Tampa run a series of contests called Damn Am, where hungry amateur skateboarders come to prove themselves. The top 2 finalists at all Damn Am events get an automatic spot in the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am, the big contest at the end of the year. The first stop took place in Atlanta, where our filmer buddy Mazza was there to catch all the action, as well as Redbull’s “Mind The Gap” contest where dudes were hucking themselves over a streetgap for best trick. He made a nice little montage of all the action as well as the extra beer drinking, blunt smoking, shotgunning, pizza chowing sessions.
Damn Am Atlanta Final Results: 1. Auby Taylor / 2. Dan Corrigan / 3. Yonnie Cruz
Redbull’s ‘Mind The Gap’ Results: 1. CJ Tambornino / 2. Robby Kirkland / 3. Liam McCabe
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.