An Ali Boulala edit has been sitting on the back burner for sometime now. It wasn’t until my dear friend Keenan approached me with a song titled “Prince Hal’s Dirge,” by Loudon Wainwright 111 which inspired me right away. Keenan felt the lyrics pertained to Ali’s life and we both liked how dramatic it was. I knew I could express Ali’s career through the song and explore who he is in an honest way. Nobody is like Ali. He’s a true individual, whose skating belongs to another period or perhaps another planet. Maybe one day Ali will return to skating and become king. Until then, this is for Ali, my fellow skateboarders and Keenan, an equally unique individual.
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.
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.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Babe, stop Cyber Monday shopping, there's a new Sam Zentner video.