People love to compare skateboarding to other things, and we’ve heard a lot of wild comparisons over the years. Skateboarding is like cooking, like getting high, like creating music, etc. Want to know one we’d never heard before?
Skateboarding is like herping.
Far less sexually devious than it sounds, “herping” is actually the act of searching for amphibians or reptiles. An unfortunate name to say the least, herpetology is basically just a fancy name for real-life Pokemon hunting. It also turns out to be one of Monica Torres’ off-the-beaten-path hobbies.
Monica grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is one of Asics newest team additions. Her career took off back in 2019 when she won Women’s Battle at the Berrics, and has since been keeping busy filming and travelling.
Roaming California armed with flashlights and other tools we don’t know the name of, Monica and her crew flipped over rocks and peeked into crevasses in hopes of finding some cold-blooded critters. Kick back, relax, and check it out. We promise snakes can’t bite through the screen.
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.