Shawn’s been laying low for what feels like a minute now, but that doesn’t mean he’s been inactive. Like a super villain waiting in the shadows, skateboarding’s favorite Polo wearing antagonist resurfaces with this low-key part. In between working on his brand, art, and filming for another Palace project, Shawn found the time to get out with filmer Noah Letcavage in the dead of winter to put together some tricks that show Shawn’s unique approach to skating in NYC.
SP delivers everything he’s become notorious for: skating against traffic, high speed fakie tricks and 90’s vibes. He’s the master of finding the non-spot spots and scrounging together a clip with the most inane objects and obstacles on the streets.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
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.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.