This statement may sound ridiculous, but we wouldn’t print it if we didn’t think it was true: Skateboarding has always been a guide to what’s cool in the world. Since the early days of street skating, each generation of skateboarders has unwittingly educated the tastes and fashions of the next generation. Growing up they were like our collective big brothers and sisters, putting us on to what had some flavor and what sort of sucked.
In that spirit, we’re proud to announce One Sheet – a place where skaters and friends can recommend music, movies and hobbies for us all to check out. Think of it as a better version of our now dead-and-buried Office Picks feature we were running a while back.
To launch the series we hit up Mason Silva, who recently made headlines with his magic fakie flip and released a part with HUF. For a guy we haven’t heard talk too much, we were excited to get some recommendations and test his doodling ability.
Pick up a copy of Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys.
Stream Building Nothing out of Something.
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.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
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.
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.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.