Four days, unlimited beers, and one trashed AirBnB later, Jenkem is proud to present “Make The Call”, a little video documenting skateboarding, spot building, and debauchery in the South with the Levi’s Skateboarding crew and our very own Fred Gall.
A little background: we’ve been working with Levi’s Skateboarding for several years now (they were sponsors for our Locals video series) and we’ve jumped on missions and bowled + skated with the dudes since the early days of Jenk but never done an official trip together. So instead of flooding more digital newsfeeds, we thought we’d hop in a good ol’ fashioned van and join forces on a timeless skate mission through the South.
As you know, we’ve never been interested in filming the best skate bangers of all time – our mission was simply to meet up with the locals, party, and build something to leave behind for the community of skaters to tinker with.
So with little preparation, we made the call and drove around Georgia and Alabama with everyone to make some skate obstacles and memories. Holed up together in one house, little did we know that over the next 4 days we would test the limits of how little sleep the human body could endure.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
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REMINISCING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH STATIC ALUMNI
We talked to 12 skaters featured in the long-standing Static series about their memories and thoughts on the videos.
SKATEBOARDING AND SOCCER WITH NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN SOCCER CLUB
Meet the club of skaters, artists and notable locals that have casually played soccer together for the last 20 years.
THE EVOLUTION OF… NYC’S PYRAMID LEDGES
We collected stories from the only ledge spot made out of tiny mini ledges.
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.