The pandemic forced us get a little bit more crafty with these and we’re not mad about it.
Usually we email over the one sheet template for skaters to fill out but Brian didn’t have a printer at his house in New Jersey and we didn’t want to make him go to an office supply store to print one in the middle of a pandemic, so we took the analog route.
We printed it ourselves and mailed him a copy via good old fashioned snail mail which he filled out and eventually sent back to us. That’s just the kind of the guy BA is: good-natured, kind and will go out of his way to help you make something dope with him. It was what I imagine having a childhood pen pal is like, except they’re one of the best pro skateboarders of the last 20 years.
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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.