We had always heard that Chima was one of the better shit talkers in skateboarding but we weren’t able to confirm it until we brought a breathalyzer to Tampa Pro. Our mission was simple: try to find the drunkest skater who was still competing. Most of the pros were either too shook to do it or just didn’t want people to know how tanked they really were. That was until we got to Chima – he didn’t hesitate to take a rip at it, and even better, he shit talked a bunch of other pros the entire day and night to try it out too.
While that pretty much has nothing to do with the mix below, we needed some words to be written to accompany this mix, and to be honest, we don’t know much about the bloke but we’ve loved him ever since he helped us out in Tampa. Cheers Chima!
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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...