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.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
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.
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.
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.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.