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
OUR FAVORITE PRO SKATER STORIES SUBMITTED BY YOU
We asked our readers to share their most vivid encounters from over the years. These are just a few of our favorites out of the hundreds you sent.
JENKEM MIX 132: UNA FARRAR
Una brings that bitch I do what I want energy front and center, and damn does it feel good.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
THE STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE SKATEBOARDING PRIMATE
If you were a kid in the 2000s, you might remember a movie by the name of MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate.