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.
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.