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 to look back at the analog days of watching VHS skate videos at skate shops. Adjust your tracking and tune in to VHS Days.
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.