The history of skateboarding can be told in many different ways. It can be traced through the evolution of tricks, from the surf style of the 70’s to the ledge dancing of the 90’s to the ATV assault of today. It’s visible in the development of skate videos, from Searching for Animal Chin to Misled Youth to today’s onslaught of web clips. And you can track it through the hard goods themselves, looking at how the shape of the deck and the substance of the wheels have changed over the half-century since Marty McFly first ripped the handlebars off a kid’s scooter in Back to the Future.
Eric Pinto has covered every single inch of his small Bushwick apartment with a chronology of skateboards. Flat wooden planks with metal wheels, Vision decks with copers and rails in a rainbow of colorways, the actual board Sean Sheffey skated with at the Brooklyn Banks… Eric’s apartment is a museum of skate artifacts. With the support of Levi’s Skateboarding we toured the tiny Brooklyn apartment turned legendary skate archive for the latest installment of our Locals series.
Filmed by: Taji Ameen
Edited by: Ian Michna
Intro Music: Skunk Walk – Michna
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