Any serious skate fanatic has wondered at least once in their life what it would be like to break down skate videos by numbers. Pull out a pen and notepad, cue up a video, and start scribbling down as many data points as you can count.
The process is a serious grind, but luckily we have guest contributors, and one of them spent dozens of hours coming up with a pretty thorough skate video data analysis.
Jared decided to analyze some skateboarder’s entire careers through their video parts, appreciating them in a new way, starting with Jim Greco’s 25+ year prolific career.
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.