As the calendar winds down and everyone stops coming into the office (leaving us slow on #content), we wanted to give a brief thanks to every one of you fine humans for visiting the site and supporting Jenkem this year.
We wouldn’t be able to do anything without all of you, and we’re eternally grateful that we’re able to investigate stories, talk shit and make content around the best piece of wood in the world. With your help clicking around and sharing Jenkem nonsense w/ your friends we were able to do a couple of somewhat decent things this year:
• publish another book
• throw a bunch of events (and get u drunk & laid)
• interview lots of weirdos
• travel near and far (but mostly near)
• hang with our favorite pro skaters
• write 1 or 2 semi serious articles
• and, most importantly of all, take this tiny joke from one of our illustrator’s drawings and this meme, and turn both of them into unnecessary merchandise.
Thanks for all your comments, tattoos, DMs, thoughtful critiques, dick pix, and that one hot chick who actually sent dope nudes. We’re planning new things for next year that we hope will hype you up at least once and weird you out at least twice.
Contents gonna be slow this week (and next TBH) but to keep you busy in the meantime, here’s an old video of Steve Berra pretending to attack AVE and Dyrdek with a machete. Or this unreleased commercial for the Vol. 2 board game that we never put out because it’s cringy AF.
-Your Friends at Jenkem
ps. If there’s anything you want to see us do / investigate / interview in 2019, feel free to leave a line in the comments and if the idea doesn’t totally suck we’ll do our best to make it happen. Pinky promise.
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.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
MEET THEO HAND, THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT ALL YOUR FAVORITE ’90S PROS
Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny & Ali Boulala, all in their prime.
December 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Up to date reporting on this GX1000 nonsense. Dudes put out one of the best videos of the year and one of them is facing some serious legal issues that just don’t add up. Get a hold of the cctv footage. Publicly exonerate him. We need more GX1000 videos and I’d hope this doesn’t put an end to it.
December 27, 2018 8:08 am
Fuck no. We don’t need GX1000 videos showing kids today how to bash security guards and random people in the streets. We need nice skaters who show respect and act well towards their co-humans – this will get you much further in skating than the cooks in the GX crew. Fuck them all for the SF security guard’s sake. If Jesse is found guilty by the judge, he deserves it.
December 29, 2018 7:48 am
Now how about a Muska interview about his inner view?
December 29, 2018 2:57 pm
he’s a tricky one to track down but we’ll bait him with sum fresh muska beetz
December 29, 2018 11:24 am
Skateboarding needs Austin Stephens and Nate Broussard. Please pay them money to create a fall 2019 clothing and shoe line, along with a duets part to accompany it. I’d rock some jenky shoes.
December 29, 2018 2:56 pm
jenky shoes maybe coming 2019
December 29, 2018 12:09 pm
Interview Steve Rocco or Craig Questions.
December 29, 2018 2:56 pm
will try rocco.. tried years ago but maybe now a better time