Skaters are notoriously not the best romantic partners. Most of us are bad communicators, broke, and obsessed with skating. There are even countless Instagram meme accounts poking fun of our troubles holding down any meaningful relationship. With all of this negativity swirling around, it must seem impossible for a young single skater to find their perfect someone. But then we see videos like this one from DC rider Aleka Lang and his girlfriend Jess Wong.
Aleka and Jess seem to have it all figured out: they live together in Vancouver, film and edit each others skating, and make a damn good looking couple. Every Saturday morning, these two have the tradition of cooking brunch together and they even fingerboard while they wait.
To get us inspired, Aleka and Jess filmed their weekly ritual on a Hi-8 camera to bring a little bit of this idealist love to our poor lonely souls.
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.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.
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.