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.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
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."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
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.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
March 6, 2018 5:56 pm
blocked in Spain : /
March 6, 2018 6:35 pm
we good now!
March 6, 2018 7:40 pm
Trashing an Airbnb house is pretty shitty. Hope Levi’s got charged out the ass for that.
March 8, 2018 1:42 pm
March 10, 2018 12:16 pm
yeah, very shitty.
March 6, 2018 8:26 pm
A Ben Gilley sighting!
March 6, 2018 8:28 pm
I bet Christian is a Levis 519.
March 9, 2018 11:50 am
Actually, I’m a 501 Shrink-to-Fit.