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KEWDAY WANTED to do its first road trip, and we decided to plan it for the United States. It was the first-ever Australian board company to do a trip in the US–a van full of Australian blokes with two Seppos kind of guiding the way and showing them spots. THE PLAN WAS TO GO from […]Continue reading
I’m pretty much just getting started in the world of skate photography. I’ve been sucked into a whirlwind of skate trips. I’ve figured out most of the technical stuff, but what is really hard is the psychology of the pro skateboarder. As I sit there beneath the rail, I need to know what I can […]Continue reading
What’s the situation? Situation? Everybody’s been saying that. Who came up with that? I think Spanky. Where are you at, Miami? I’m with Pete Thompson. Seriously, no joke–never again. I’m not going on trips with him anymore. If we don’t get a photo one day, he’ll be the most sourpuss ever–he won’t talk or he’ll […]Continue reading
SO I WOKE UP AT NOON in the darkness of my room. I went out into the blinding midday light and looked across the street into Tompkins Square Park; there were already a couple hundred kids skating and standing around for the Emerica Wild in the Streets day. Tompkins is this torturous, supposedly “warm-up” spot […]Continue reading
Skateboarding is never shy about patting itself on the back when it comes to pushing the progression of the sport. It makes sense when comparing it to other mainstream activities where progression is measured in milliseconds, not staircounts, endless bags-of-tricks or the current robot-like consistency that is prevalent within skateboarding’s elite today. As impressive as […]Continue reading
TEEN SENTTHREE FEARKESS INTERNS TO THE ALL-GIRL SKATE JAM SKATE CAMP. DID THESE BEGINNER SKATERS RIP IT UP–OR RIP THEIR PANTS? NEW SKATE BETTY GLORIA FRANKE REPORTS Girls I’ve got news yuh: Skateboarding is no longer “boys only” territory. Just ask any of the kick-butt lady pro instructors at this year’s All-Girl Skate Jam Skate […]Continue reading
How would you describe “Why I Don’t Skateboard” to the clerk behind the counter at Pac Sun? I’d describe it as a carefully-constructed photograph collection highlighting the downsides of admitting that I am a skateboarder, or that I like good skateboard for beginners. Was there one singular inspiration for WIDS? I love skateboarding too much, […]Continue reading