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.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
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.
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.
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.
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.