You may have seen this part we shared of our friend, Jake Keenan, who seems to have a secret power for finding unusual and virgin skate spots. Well, it turns out he doesn’t just run across these spots randomly. He has a method, and it’s equally nerdy and impressive, thanks to mankind’s biggest tool / enemy: Google.
Jake recently showed us how he uses Google Earth to scan the New York City landscape, looking for any interesting architecture, surfaces, or nicely colored pixels that might behold hidden skate spots. I guess living in a surveillance state has some perks, right?
We’re proud to present the first episode of The Earthers™ – traversing the globe (but really, just New York for now) via satellite imagery, pinpointing locations, and testing out the spots in person. Try Jake’s method for yourself, or just sit back and watch him do all the work.
SKATERS / EARTHERS
OUR FAVORITE PRO SKATER STORIES SUBMITTED BY YOU
We asked our readers to share their most vivid encounters from over the years. These are just a few of our favorites out of the hundreds you sent.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
JENKEM MIX 132: UNA FARRAR
Una brings that bitch I do what I want energy front and center, and damn does it feel good.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
PHOTOS FROM OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT THE JANE
That's right, believe it or not, we are officially a little over 10 years old as a company!