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 a woman pro. Louie Barletta and co. hit us up about doing this video series so that all of you could get to know some of these newer faces, and prime yourself for the impending new video that we’re sure they’re working on very seriously as I type this.
To wrap up our series, we have Ryan Connors who’s living out in Clairmont, CA in the heart of the Inland Empire. Louie and TM Jeff Davis took the drive out there to drink margaritas, skate Ryan’s local park, and “get bitten by a rattlesnake”.
While you’re here, 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.
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.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
January 21, 2022 5:05 am
Seems that all those enjoi ams love their lil smoke! Louie definitely needs a solid weed hook up!!! :D
January 21, 2022 1:25 pm
Weed is legal in CA
January 21, 2022 7:12 pm
You misspelled Claremont
January 22, 2022 12:28 am