We ran into Clive Dixon in Tampa last month, and he told us he’d be around New York in the next few weeks and was down to film something. Being in the dark about him like everyone else, we figured we’d just take him to a bunch of handrails and heavy spots and see what he could whip out. To nobody’s surprise, Clive handled everything we threw at him and was down to skate spots very few New Yorkers ever touch.
The funny thing about Clive is that a lot of what people think they know about him comes from a reality show produced by a TV channel that considers throwing clueless dweeby hipsters into sketchy scenarios to be groundbreaking journalism, so it’s pretty safe to say there’s more we’ve yet to learn.
We got to ask Clive about his upbringing and East Coast roots, his thoughts on his villain status from King of the Road, and since Clive’s no longer running with Birdhouse, what he’s got planned moving forward into this next stage of his career.
PHOTOS FROM OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT THE JANE
That's right, believe it or not, we are officially a little over 10 years old as a company!
REVISITING THE WATER TOWER OLLIE WITH JEREMY WRAY
We went back to the water towers to re-examine one of the greatest tricks ever done on a skateboard.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
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.