We often joke at Jenkem HQ that skate companies should be focused after 20 years. Usually, they’re unable to reinvent themselves and excite a new crop of skaters, and while some can do it successfully by relying on nostalgia, some just never even stand a chance.
Enjoi is one of the few brands out there that’s always been consistent and knows who they are. They’ve kept the next generation of skaters interested in the brand and have added some new young talents to the team over the last couple of years. They’re also one of the first legacy brands out there to have a woman pro.
Louie Barletta hit us up about joining him on a road trip so that all of you could get to know the new Ams, and prime yourself for the impending new video that we’re sure they’re working on very seriously as I type this.
Next up in our three-part series is Gus Bus. Gus lives out in Orcutt, CA, in a house with his family that is clearly not meant to be skated on. The squad took the drive out there to see Gus’s artifacts, skate off the roof, and pay some respects to a good homie.
While you patiently await the final enjoi AM reveal you can familiarize yourself with some of enjoi’s legacy by reading this incredibly long oral history on Tiltmode Army, enjoi’s predecessor.
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.
January 13, 2022 3:32 pm
First one was better but okay. Poor kid was on shrooms and being filmed.
January 13, 2022 3:40 pm
let us know your info we’ll send you a refund
January 13, 2022 10:10 pm
January 14, 2022 9:19 pm
This dude rules. The shrooms didn’t matter this whole serious is great Gus and Toni are great additions to the team I might buy an enjoi board
January 13, 2022 7:41 pm
Yeah, he can skate on shrooms….but can he jackoff on shrooms? That’s what gets you turned pro.
January 14, 2022 8:04 pm
January 14, 2022 9:21 pm
What does this mean
January 16, 2022 10:55 am
Where Joey Marrone at?
January 16, 2022 10:17 pm
Schmitt stixx and bbs are better but yeah i like the team