To close out This Is Skateboarding week, we got an intimate batch of unseen photos straight from Leo Romero and Luciana Ellington. They show you the real behind the scenes moments that before Instagram, we could only guess at. And to get you in the mood, we added a little bonus candid b-roll video with jacked up teens pulling pranks on each other. (Ideal for getting you psyched up to do something stupid in front of your own video camera.) Some diehard Emerica nerds may have seen it already, but most of you probably have not.
Enjoy the trip and thanks for tuning in all week! We’ll shut up about This Is Skateboarding now and return to regular programming next week.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
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.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...