Over the years, you’ve probably spent a decent amount of time in your local shop and have nervously joined in on some good ol’ fashioned shop talk – What shoes on the wall have the best board feel? Who had the best part in that new video? And does that pro’s new board brand actually kinda suck?
There are plenty of debates that pop up every single day at a shop, and sometimes they get more heated than you’d expect.
To add some fuel to the fire, we decided to spend the day outside of Labor Skateshop in Manhattan, to hear what the local skaters and employees have to say about some (potentially) polarizing topics.
If you want us to stop by your shop and interview the local heads, all you have to do is buy us a plane ticket out there and convince us it’ll be a good time. Fuck it, we’ll probably do it.
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.
November 15, 2021 4:47 pm
Hottest pants are Wavy’s cash only denim. And mall grabs are always wack. Skateboarding can be understanding and inclusive, but not about everything. Sorry not sorry. Psyched to see the Cariuma hate.
November 16, 2021 2:16 am
But do they have shredtown grip?!?! Check it out on Instagram @shredtown89
November 16, 2021 7:02 am
God that little child talking about his “cringe” $90 polar pants was insanely cringe and spoiled.
November 16, 2021 8:03 am
*Revised* Hottest pants are Wavy’s Butter Goods denim. Cash Only hit too.
And yeah, the “cringe” kid was bad. But we were all like that at one point. He’ll grow and realize how dumb he sounds. While he’s living off his parents or running a depop store and we’re all working like slaves.