When you think of Welcome, you probably think of Arizona or the Pacific Northwest and “trendy” kids who are still obsessed with goofy no comply variations. To my surprise, Jason Salillas is pretty far off from that. He comes from rural Birmingham, Alabama, where spots are limited and college football reigns over everything. Jason luckily managed to bypass becoming a hick jock and instead just put out this standout part in the new Welcome full length, Fetish.
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of Jason until the video was announced, but I became an instant fan after watching his part. I mouthed “What the fuck?!” more than a couple of times during this short-but-sweet segment (which is rare during these Insta-times), and I have a feeling you may too. Just look at that video thumbnail! This kid has got the style and trick selection of a Welcome rider, and a pinch of Dying to Live in him… just the right mix to make waves in 2017.
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
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 GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...