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THE 10 MOST MEMORABLE SWITCH 360 FLIPS
To me, the switch tre is the gold standard of skateboarding skill. It’s what separates men from boys.
IN DEFENSE OF THE VARIAL FLIP
Today I call for decisive action by the skateboard community: end varial flip discrimination.
SKATEBOARDING & WRITING: NOT SO DIFFERENT AFTER ALL?
The writer’s struggle is very much the skateboarder’s struggle, the skateboarder’s joy is very similar to the writer’s joy.
HOW DO YOU JUDGE A SKATEBOARD CONTEST?
Even if you think the idea of “winning,” is bullshit, you have to admit that someone stringing together a sick run without falling is exciting… at least it should be.
PRETEND WE HAVEN’T GROWN
"This is the secret treasure hidden inside of our pursuit of skateboarding. The activity is so terrible for us, and cares about us so little, that we can’t possibly do it without loving it. Which means that even the ugliest and biggest assholes in our midst are capable of love."
WHAT IF SKATEBOARDING LOOKED LIKE THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY?
Both started as illegitimate offshoots – skateboarding from surfing, video games from scientific computer laboratories – and found their own footing through periods of rapid refinement driven by core practitioners.
WILL SKATEBOARDERS EVER BE TRADED LIKE IN OTHER SPORTS?
Skateboarding might be on television and pretty much everywhere, but it’s not the NBA, NFL, or even the PGA.... yet.
WHY ARE PEOPLE RIDING ODD SHAPED BOARDS AGAIN?
"Not only is this functional and it looks good and you look down and feel cool, it’s a statement saying that I reject everything you guys are about"
SKATEBOARD PROJECTS ON KICKSTARTER ARE TRULY EMBARRASSING
Should it bother us that the dumbest things are generating the most cash?
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
MEET THEO HAND, THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT ALL YOUR FAVORITE ’90S PROS
Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny & Ali Boulala, all in their prime.