Our friend and filmer Alex Raspa hit us up late one night from the bar, claiming he had set up a skate sesh with Mark Gonzales and Rune Glifberg, who was visiting from Copenhagen. Of course, we were skeptical but we trusted his word and trekked from our Brooklyn HQ to Chelsea Piers on a cold November day to see what would happen.
Turns out the Gonz and Rune both beat us there, and we got to witness a legendary doubles session before Mark disappeared into the foggy day on his child-sized bicycle. From there, we showed Rune around the neighborhood, catching up on what he’s been up to post Sorry days, throwing back a few drinks and bowling.
Never having seen much of Rune on camera outside of a skate video, we were surprised to find out that he is an extremely laid back dude who’s still keeping himself involved in skating in the latter part of his career, whether it’s watching the latest videos from Palace or 917, skating or helping design skateparks in Europe. Here’s just a quick look at our short afternoon hang.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
November 29, 2017 2:11 pm
rune is good people
November 29, 2017 7:38 pm
I really enjoyed the second episode of your dating show.
November 30, 2017 9:28 pm
Seems happy and to be enjoying life.
December 9, 2017 10:52 pm
His in transition part is sick and inspiring. Still killing it after all of these years.