Before Vice started taking on politics and the news, it used to be primarily filled with stuff about sex, music, drugs and all sorts of DIY, humor type articles. It was pretty cool, like an extension of Big Brother without the skating (which some claim Vice ripped off). While the mag is focusing more on big news stories and documentaries now, they still do come out periodically with features that feel like “old Vice” – with their On Acid series being one of them. I always thought the feature looked fun and it was underutilized by them. So when we were invited to the Street League finals in Newark, we figured there was no better time to rip off their “On Acid” segment but instead of going to fashion shows or monster truck rallies, we’d test it out in the skateboard world.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...
REMINISCING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH STATIC ALUMNI
We talked to 12 skaters featured in the long-standing Static series about their memories and thoughts on the videos.
SKATEBOARDING AND SOCCER WITH NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN SOCCER CLUB
Meet the club of skaters, artists and notable locals that have casually played soccer together for the last 20 years.
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 EVOLUTION OF… NYC’S PYRAMID LEDGES
We collected stories from the only ledge spot made out of tiny mini ledges.