Everyone has their dream trick, and for the last couple of years, our friend Jake Keenan’s has been the elusive 540. He’s had it on his New Year’s resolutions list for the past two years, so when Vans hit us up to tell us Zion Wright would be in town to promote his new shoe, we knew this was Jake’s chance get some cheat codes from a master.
Unfortunately, Zion is currently injured, which means all Jake could do was try to listen to Zion’s advice without any real visual demonstration. It added a bit of a challenge, but Jake was a good sport and gave it everything he had until his body started to really cramp up. Shout out again to Zion for being a patient teacher and to Jake for being the perfect ragdoll/test dummy. Maybe it would have gone better if he was naked?
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
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.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
March 21, 2023 3:50 pm
Doesn’t the Berrics do a “dream trick” segment like this? whatever
March 21, 2023 8:47 pm
Yeah, but this is actually interesting and welll shot lol
March 22, 2023 12:03 am
Dude has it next session.
March 24, 2023 9:30 am
Wtf is the point of posting it if he didn’t even land it and how is it a 540 if he starts reg and lands reg its an alley oop 360
April 3, 2023 11:19 am
True, but a 540 on transition also starts and ends in the same stance. Just sayin’.
May 21, 2023 9:29 pm
A friend saw it on Port street and followed it until I could show up. Someone knew the guy and talked to him and he was amenable to returning it. He had traded his bike for it but didn’t want it if it was stolen.
Based on the description of who he bought it from and the video of the theft, he must have bought it directly from the thief.
It’s amazing everyone who helped track it down.
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