Our friends at State footwear traveled to Madrid to skate and live that vida loca, but somehow they forgot to invite us. It’s cool, we’re not jealous. Or at least we weren’t until they showed us the short video they filmed there with Chris Thiessen.
If you ever wondered whether Spain has any worthwhile spots outside the marble mecca of Barcelona, Liberado proves that yes, Spain got spots and yes, they are in dire need of being skated. Spanish spots may not have the audacious elegance of modern Chinese cities, but plane tickets to Spain are cheaper and beaches there are bountiful (and bootyful). So let State’s Liberado liberate you from your boring life if but only for un momento, puta!
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.