When Billy Rohan left New York, the city lost a true original that cultivated skate culture with his own unique flair. Billy’s back, announcing his return with his Illumignarly video series on Theories of Atlantis, a lo-fi madness mash-up. Billy took a break from sessioning with Jahmal Williams and Quim Cardona, both gearing up for the drop of Static 4, to look back at the analog days of watching VHS skate videos at skate shops. In this three part series, Billy reflects on two parts that made an impression on him, along with one of his own. Adjust your tracking and tune in to VHS Days.
For more VHS Days check out Episode 1 with Lenny Kirk.
Starring: Billy Rohan
Produced by: Anthony Pappalardo
Filming & Editing: Taji Ameen
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.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
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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.