We get at least 15-20 videos sent to us a week and I wish we could all give them shine (because I know how much work goes into them) – but that would be stupid. As you know, there’s a lot of skateboarding out there and I feel like that the more skating we (the collective internet) posts, the more we kind of water down the whole thing.
With that being said, the video Otto Ray sent us last week, is just flat out good. With an eerie soundtrack, and SF as the setting, Otto’s Big Kids has flavors of the GX1000 video and a Magenta Hill Street Blues edit, with plenty of crazy hill bombing and creative-yet-gnarly (Cgnarly?) tricks on some lesser-seen Bay Area spots. Otto moved out to SF two years ago and has only been filming for this video since August of 2016. The guys featured are all either locals Otto has met since moving out there, or roommates who made the move out west with him. The fact that there’s no “hollywood names” makes this one even more special.
To start the week off right, we’re pleased to present Side A of Big Kids, with Side B coming tomorrow, as well as some bonus material later in the week. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did and don’t end up spacing out and scrolling through your Instafeed.
Skaters In Order of Appearance
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.
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.
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Babe, stop Cyber Monday shopping, there's a new Sam Zentner video.