Posts by Alex Coles
VIDEO ESSAY: THE YEAR MODERN SKATEBOARDING BROKE
2013 might seem like a random arbitrary year to most people, but to us, it’s the year the current era of skateboarding was born.
BRINGING SKATEBOARDING INTO GALLERIES WITH ART DEALER JEFFREY DEITCH
Jeffrey and his team were some of the pioneers in bringing skateboarding into the fine art world.
SHOP TALK AT TENANT SKATE SHOP’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Enjoy some thoughtful responses from our neighbors in Brooklyn.
SHOP TALK: LURKING AROUND HUNTINGTON BEACH
We took a break from watching the Vans Showdown contest and lurked around the boardwalk to get some local flavor.
VIDEO ESSAY: HOW SKATEBOARDING WENT HD
An in depth look at how filmmakers started to ditch the VX1000 and pick up HD camcorders in its place.
VIDEO ESSAY: THE STORY BEHIND NIKE’S “WHAT IF” CAMPAIGN
A look behind one of Nike's earliest and most memorable TV commercials from the late '90s.
EXPLORING DITCHES IN NEW MEXICO WITH MARIAH DURAN AND FRIENDS
Explore some famed New Mexico ditches for that American Southwest skate flavor we rarely feature.
VIDEO ESSAY: THE HISTORY OF ETNIES “HIGH 5”
A deep dive into an underrated but important classic from 1995.
VIDEO ESSAY: THE HISTORY OF SKATING’S MOST TABOO TRICK
A conversation about one of the most controversial tricks known to man.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.