We’ve always had a soft spot for skateboarding’s characters and outliers and over the last couple of weeks we’ve been getting messages about this guy who calls himself Weckingball. As the self-proclaimed “most jacked skateboarder in the world,” Weckingball is a super-brolic New Jersey guy who goes around trash talking everyone from local kids to pro skaters and industry heads IRL and on the interwebs. He also may or may not be ‘roided up.
After watching his videos skating workout equipment and receiving enough DMs pestering us to do something around this guy, we decided to bite the bullet and meet up with the skater / WWF style character himself.
Sure enough, gallon water jug and spliff in hand, Weck showed up to Manhattan ready to skate around and even fight if need be. The surprising thing was, as much of a buttnut he plays on the internet, Weck’s actually a pretty mellow dude, and more considerate and nice than you would expect.
Here’s a look at our time wandering lower Manhattan with skating’s biggest troll. As one of our readers said, “If you are going to put on a freak show, at least show all of the freaks.”
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.