Skateboarding would be stuck in the stone age if it weren’t for the documentarians who capture and share it for all of us to marvel at.
Whether it’s filmers literally bending over backward to get that perfect angle, editors sitting at their desks getting scoliosis, or photographers having their eyes glaze over after sorting through thousands of frames, these are the troopers who are just as important as the skaters who are in front of the camera doing the tricks themselves.
Theo Hand is one of those documentarians who may not have the same name recognition as people like J. Grant Brittain or Atiba Jefferson, but he has given the skate world countless iconic images in both still and moving formats. Photographing his first cover for SLAP Magazine and filming for brands like TSA and Flip, Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny, and Ali Boulala, all in their prime.
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.
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).
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.
May 10, 2023 5:42 am
So cool to hear the story behind that rock jump like 20 years later
May 10, 2023 7:14 am
Wow, so cool to hear the story behind it! 🙌🏻
May 10, 2023 9:18 pm
Hell yeah! Theo is the man!
May 21, 2023 6:31 am
I’m going to be 100% honest, I didn’t take these photos, I was just too excited to wait! I believe these are some of the backroads around between the edge of Indiana and Louisville Kentucky! I couldn’t tell you where though, this is my first time through these parts and I’m really just enjoying the drive too much to know exactly where I am!
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