The best part about working in skateboarding is that you can hit up your favorite childhood brands and ask them for the new shit as soon as it comes out. And since we all ride decks over 8″ wide, it was a no brainer to ask Deluxe to send us some pairs of the new Thunder 149 II’s. To try’em out Taylor Nawrocki from Politic and Billy Mcfeely from Passport went to midtown Manhattan in the dead of night to grind them down as much as possible.
Also check out NYC vs. Spitfire Formula Fours to watch Piro & EJ powerslide the fuck out of Manhattan.
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.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.