Year-end compilation lists are an arbitrary ritual usually reserved for lesser publications. However, we felt skateboarding had a hell of a year this year.
In 2017, Bam Margera came back, Instagram made skateboarding more random and critical than ever, and if the never-ending evolution of tricks became too much for you, we remembered you can choose not to skate, whenever you want. We want to celebrate and ridicule these inane accomplishments in the bestest, most over the toppest way possible. So we present to you, Jenkem’s definitive list of 2017 superlatives.
Instagram of the year (IOTY)
Andy Roy vs Steve “Birdo” Guisinger
Doing tricks “late”
Barely Making It
Most Memorable Hill Bomb
Biggest Come Up
Women in skateboarding
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Babe, stop Cyber Monday shopping, there's a new Sam Zentner video.