Detroit has given the world a lot of great things, like Motown, techno, and the modern assembly line. Its contributions to skating haven’t been quite as grandiose, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a lack of skate culture in Detroit. There’s a strong DIY scene led by Derrick Dykas and the builders at The Wig, and there’s an overall thirst for crust concentrated in Detroit, so we sent the crew and some OJ Wheels guests to check it out for themselves. Lots of bondo and patience were necessary for this one, but if there’s one thing The Earthers™ are it’s resourceful.
SKATERS / EARTHERS
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
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."
October 19, 2021 2:31 pm
I like how rolling into and up the crusty ditch is more of a trick than whatever you do at the top
October 19, 2021 5:24 pm
Give us a longer episodes! That last location (●__●)
October 19, 2021 5:56 pm
Can someone please link me to the title of the last song of the video? :)
October 19, 2021 11:46 pm
After some digging around, I was able to find the title. It’s 2+2-?. Not sure if it’s a cover, but it was originally done by the Bob Seger System. Don’t get me started on Bob Seger though. Hope this helps.
October 20, 2021 2:33 pm
Detroit rock city!