Welp, it seems 2023 is about to go get milk from the store or whatever dads say before running off with a stripper. While we’ll never see it again, at least we can always look back at the memories, like creating a fan club for back smith baddie Nick Matthews or challenging people to the unassuming LES light pole.
Before we forget everything that happened (which we will) let’s look back at some of the highs and lows of 2023. It’s one of our favorite times of the year, and as that one magazine picks out their “fan-voted” ripper of the year we take pride in shining light on moments that would otherwise be lost forever.
Without further ado, we bring you Jenkem’s 2023 Superlatives. The cash grabs are just as nutty as last year and the beefs are soft as a newborns bum. We hope you enjoy reminiscing as much as we do.
Polo Ralph Lauren x Element Skateboards
Huf Vs. American Pie Guy
Tyshawn Ferrari Ollie
THE SPIKE JONZE AWARD
Dashawn Jordan “Too Many”
WE’RE GONNA NEED SOME ID
HOPEFULLY JUST A PHASE
IT’S NOT A PHASE
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...
REMINISCING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH STATIC ALUMNI
We talked to 12 skaters featured in the long-standing Static series about their memories and thoughts on the videos.
SKATEBOARDING AND SOCCER WITH NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN SOCCER CLUB
Meet the club of skaters, artists and notable locals that have casually played soccer together for the last 20 years.
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 EVOLUTION OF… NYC’S PYRAMID LEDGES
We collected stories from the only ledge spot made out of tiny mini ledges.