As you can imagine, there are not always fresh stories to cover in skateboarding. New brands only pop up every so often, and you don’t really see skaters beefing to no end on IG like you used to. That’s why whenever we catch word of a tale that feels just a bit out of the ordinary, we’ll investigate it to no end.
That’s what happened after we saw this post by Tom Karangelov sharing rumors about a skate spot in Orange County and its supposed ties to Satanism. We were dubious of the claims at first, but were dying to learn more, so we got to digging.
We won’t spoil too much more and hope you enjoy our little journey into The Devil’s Playground.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
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.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...