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.
For this entry of One Sheet, we hit up Elissa Steamer of OG Toy Machine and THPS fame. Elissa has been an influential figure in skating for a long, long time, but she’s taken on even bigger roles in recent years, becoming one of the faces of Nike SB’s skate program and being the first woman to get a pro board on Baker. She didn’t need any of that as validation, but it’s good to see her continue to skate at a high level and inspire skaters for the last 25 years.
Check out here recs below and show her some love by copping her latest pro model, or at the very least picking her as your character in the THPS reboots that are coming soon.
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HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
MEET THEO HAND, THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT ALL YOUR FAVORITE ’90S PROS
Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny & Ali Boulala, all in their prime.
May 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Easily the coolest one so far
May 29, 2020 8:41 pm
If ya got dookie in one hand, nobody’s droppin’ change in the other.
May 29, 2020 11:23 pm
Acts tough then rides for Nike….
May 30, 2020 1:09 am
Fuck outta here, nerd
June 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Huge Elissa fan but imprisoned Uighur people are forced to make Nikes, so you can either care about human rights or ride for Nike. Now that the heat is on, the situation is “under review”. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/nike-to-review-supply-chains-in-china-after-reports-uighurs-forced-to-make-shoes/2020/03/11/6137df9e-6380-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html
June 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Can blame every asshole who thought a company that makes basketball shoes should get their skateboarding business. Companies with CEOs, stock, and investors own the skate industry now because of it.
May 30, 2020 12:02 pm
I wish Vans was Nike