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. ab

    June 13, 2023 11:12 pm

    lacey baker was never a “female presenting” skateboarder she’s just a male presenting one now

  2. Geronimo Rumulus

    July 30, 2023 10:07 pm

    This video sucks. Tries to hard to prove a point that seems overstated (what exactly broke in 2013?), and the commentary is so boring (was this AI generated?). So completely terrified to make even the slightest wrong statement about Leo Baker’s assumed gender (I’m surprised they didn’t blank out “Lacey” for fears of dead naming — heaven forbid we see the old name!). I used to like skateboarding because it was underground, edgy, and didn’t give a fuck about the mainstream cultural norms. Now we’re stuck with this banal crap? Also don’t say “our culture.” There isn’t a single skateboarding culture, and you don’t control “it.”

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