May 1, 2023/ & / VIDEOS/ Comments: 8

2013 might seem like a random arbitrary year to most people, but to us, it’s the year the current era of skateboarding was born.

2013 kicked off with a number of notable pros leaving their long-term sponsors, setting off a chain of events. Many of them went on to start some of the most dominant brands of today, as well as mentor and support the current generation of influential skaters. Our friend and contributor Andrew Murrell picked out and wrote up the most notable events of 2013 in a neat timeline for us, and together we turned it into a feature for Jenkem Vol. 3.

Because we know not everyone owns the book, we had Alex Coles bring it to life in his usual video essay format, throwing in a few more important details we couldn’t fit onto the two-page spread.

If you dig the video, make sure you pick up a copy of Jenkem Vol. 3 at your local shop, or ask ’em to restock if they’re out. You can also order it directly from us in our web store. Inside, you’ll find this piece in its original print format, along with a ton of other juicy deep dives on the past, present, and future of skateboarding (…and maybe a few typos here and there).

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  1. Joe Momma

    May 2, 2023 2:25 am

    2013!?! You must be smoking chewy! Modern skating broke decades before 2013. Try maybe Mulen’s Oceanside contest in ’86 or ’93 with Virtual Reality

  2. Some cunt

    May 2, 2023 6:22 am

    The innovation in skateboarding has been accelerating at a constant rate, meanwhile we live in a new world where media on every platform is competing for your attention. Everyone has an online identity with just enough individuality that you still get lost in the crowd, but no one cares be different enough to be outside their group because polarisation is how we exist now. Print media is dead, and the art for skate photography seems a little lost for now. Instead we stare into rectangles of light which know all our darkest secrets, built by slaves and turning us into them too. Push mongo I dare you

  3. Another cunt

    May 2, 2023 1:11 pm

    Well said!

  4. Qamari Starks

    May 21, 2023 9:15 pm

    If you skated in the 1980s grab the damn thing any way you want to. Skaters were tight back then.

    After that time period “mall grabs” made you a poser. Don’t know what happened to the culture, but apparently skaters turned on each other.

    Back in the 1980s we ALL ran from the cops. It was “easier” back then. We were UNITED as skaters against the world.

    Hoping for that time to come back again.

    Much love.

    follow me on instagram @qamaristarks

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