You might be thinking, “What’s with the different sides of the video?” Originally, we received Big Kids as a single clip pushing 19 minutes in length, but we felt it split perfectly into two separate halves, each with their own unique feel and appeal. We suggested it to Otto and he was down to experiment. I honestly don’t know if it was a better move or not so feel free to tell us whether or not we blew it with that.
Side B opens up with classic hijinx between Otto’s friend Skyler and a hotheaded civilian, who for some reason felt the need to take security measures into his own hands. Lately I’ve been getting the feeling that #skatevideohijinx will be coming back strong in 2017. With skateboarding’s image being cleaned up thru the contest circuit and its looming debut at the Olympics in 2020, expect raw street hijinx Baker Bootleg style to be back on the rise.
Anyway, without further BS, enjoy the conclusion of Big Kids in the player above, and be on the lookout for some bonus goods coming in a few days time. If you missed Side A, make sure to check that out first here.
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.
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.