At Jenkem, we never turn down an opportunity to obsess over the smallest bits of skate history. Even if they’re as small as a single trick done over a trash can. (Sorry, that trash can will have to wait for its own micro doc.)
The video is a kind of mini oral history mashed up with raw tapes, and it just does a really good job of showing why certain clips stick with us for so long.
Earlier this year Kalis went to Muni, across the street from Love, and set up the same kind of bump to can that he skated 20 years ago. Then he proceeded to pull out the same 360 flip he did for his Photosynthesis ender. The flick, catch, and filming are basically identical, and they pretty much put to shame any other skater in their 40s trying to skate like did in their 20s.
Brian’s video, which has interviews with Kalis, Ryan Gee, and Bill Strobeck (who both filmed the 1999 tre flip), shows how the original trick came about and reminds us why it became iconic of that time and place in skating.
It’s a nice dose of pure skate nostalgia and short enough that even people born after 1999 can enjoy it. Also, it’s probably the only time we’re gonna celebrate someone for doing an ABD instead of an NBD.
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...