We’re finally back with another episode of Shop Talk.
This time around we took a trip out to the Bay Area and stopped by DLX in San Francisco to chop it up with the locals. SF has been in the news a lot lately for less than desirable reasons, but it will always be a top tier skate destination and be known as one of the most important cities in skate history.
Our usual host Larry couldn’t make the trip out west, so we enlisted Zach “Ducky” Kovacs as our guest host. As a Northern California native who is now working with DLX, we thought he’d be a good representative. Plus, the dude pretty much knew everyone who stopped by.
Anyway, let us know what SF tropes we forgot to ask about in the comments. If you dig this series and want us to stop by your favorite shop or skatepark and interview the local heads, all you have to do is buy us a plane ticket out there and convince us it’ll be a good time. Fuck it, we’ll probably do it.
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.