Recently, our friend Tommy brought up the idea of ollieing the famous Bond Street gap in Manhattan with 40 ounce beers taped to his hands. Unsure if he was joking or not, we kind of just stared at him like he was crazy, but as supporters of all things stupid—especially whenever Malt Liquor is involved—we urged him to get it on film.
After trying out the big glass bottles and realizing he’d legit ruin his hands permanently if he bailed (and he ain’t no P-Rod), we did the softcore version and tried it with a couple of Olde English’s “Shatterproof” 40s. After a few warm up whiskey shots and a few flat ground tricks to get used to skating with liquid weights taped to his hands, Tommy went for the huck and thankfully came out with a rollaway.
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.