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.
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.