What do you know about skateboarding in St. Louis, Missouri? If you’ve been following our site over the last few years, you might know about the St. Losers, an impressive crew of blue-collar rippers that have been unapologetic in repping their hometown despite its rusty crust. We wrote about the premiere of their last video a few years ago, and, now, we’re proud to show off sections of their newest offering, “Comb,” which digs even deeper into that Midwest patina.
Spoiler alert: the whole video is basically colored brown. Whether it’s the old, brick buildings, crud encrusted sidewalks, or rusted metal railings, “Comb” may be the most shit-colored skate video ever (which is not to say it’s shitty, quite the contrary, actually). For a place once nicknamed “Brick City,” St. Louis was bound to become a literal brown town, and “Comb” shows it off in glorious fashion.
Without further ado, we’re happy to show y’all this most excellent section featuring the Send Help skaters from “Comb.” Props to these guys for skating over shit so smoothly and making dilapidated buildings look so fun. Paint the town brown, baby!
Pat “P Franks” Franklin
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.
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.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
January 20, 2018 9:26 am
St. Louis was never really referred to as the “Brick City”
January 20, 2018 12:15 pm
with access to immense amounts of red clay, St. Louis became one of the most concentrated areas of brick use in the world in the 19th century. Brick commerce thrived for a century and St. Louis was definitely “really” referred to by many as the Brick City. of course long before most cities proclaimed to be Brick City for obvious other reasons.
January 22, 2018 3:26 pm
I think its so fucked that the rest of the country doesn’t have access to provel cheese, but we do have access to Nelly. STL you need to revise your exports.
January 22, 2018 7:14 pm
January 23, 2018 6:45 am
As you all know stl skateboarding has grown. There for Alex and the rest of their “group” are very clicky. Not welcoming. Stuck up people.
January 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Big fish in a small pond syndrome. I grew up in Stl but live on the west coast now. I skate with pros and ams on a regular basis and they are way more personable and humble.
January 24, 2018 10:06 pm