The 1980s don’t get enough credit. It was the decade that gave us kitschy American icons like waterbeds and Blockbuster, but one of the standouts would have to be MTV and all of the heavy metal sub-genres it championed. A lot of those are included here in Sully’s mix: hair metal, glam metal, pop metal — you name it.
Regardless of category and the garb associated with it, ’80s heavy metal had an undeniable style and ethos that made it special. Similarly, Sully is rising through the ranks on his own terms and doing it with the kind of style and attitude that at times feels lost in skateboarding today. Headbang to this mix next time you’re out skating, and peep some of our favorite Sully parts in Potluck and Play Dead.
Also, download the mix here while you can.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.