It’s impossible to say what makes a skater “cool” because it’s different from skater to skater. But the first glimpse you get at Maité’s skating, dipping her front knee on some coping, there’s no doubt that she fits every definition of the word.
Maité is a breath of fresh air among the current sea of wannabes, cutting through the masses with an energetic gumby-flowing style and bright personality. As one of three pros on the new board brand UMA Landsled with Evan Smith and Cody Chapman, we asked her for a one sheet to try and get a bit more insight into her psyche.
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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.