Welcome to the second episode of Jenk TV, the show that highlights skaters’ inner spazzes.
This time around we spent the day with Jiro Platt, a 13 year-old from Lower Manhattan who already has more sponsors than some pro skaters twice his age.
Jiro has put in the hours at LES skatepark over the last few years, and now that he’s slightly matured, we wanted to take him around Manhattan to see him skate some street spots and put his contest skills to good use. Although his board is still chest-high on him, Jiro seems to have skipped the “little kid style” phase entirely.
His school is right by Tompkins, so we started there after he got out early, then quickly got into some hot dogs, dumpster diving, and a session at the Supreme Brooklyn bowl. Starting off the teenage years proper.
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.