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.
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.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
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“SHABEATZ” – AN EAST COAST TOUR VIDEO BY JENKEM FOR ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a van for 10 days straight with some of the best skaters in the world?