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.
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Babe, stop Cyber Monday shopping, there's a new Sam Zentner video.