What you are about to watch is 1 days worth of raw skate footage in Copenhagen, mostly filmed while tripping on mushrooms. Yup, we initially planned to send our friend and filmer Alex Raspa to Copenhagen a couple of days early to meet up with Fred Gall and document some of the scene before the big contest started, but we didn’t know it would get “cosmic” so quickly. Within a mere 24 hours, psychedelics and beer were flowing freely while some of the best skateboarding was going down, and Raspa just hit the red button and kept recording through the party. If you are curious to know what Copenhagen is like when the entire skateboard industry is there for a week, here’s a little glance into just a single day of shenanigans.
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.
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.
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
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.