Yaje Popson in the August/September 2011 Skateboarder

July 19th, 2011 | 9:45 am | Daily News | 20 Comments

Yaje is the first, first-generation Tompkins skater to get a multi-page interview in a major skateboarding magazine. This is a monumental occasion for the TF, and those of us who have witnessed all of the promising Tompkins athletes who were once bound for glory. Despite his Hollywood tendencies in the winter, every single photograph in the interview is in New York.

However, the ways of mainstream skateboarding media have fallen short, yet again. Even with Chris Nieratko at the helm, the interview neglects to tackle the real issues, like Yaje’s long distance relationship with Miley Cyrus, the reason he got 86ed from Teddy’s, or the infamous Prada party incident that lead him to earn the name “Hollywood” in the first place. He does share some insider knowledge on the fact that Californians refer to lines where you do a trick up a curb and down a curb (e.g. Heath’s downhill hydrant line) as “east coast lines.”

The scans aren’t great, as they were scanned on an 8.5 x 11 HP printer scanner, and our color correction department was the first thing that got the ax when we re-did our budget following the 2008 recession (plus color-corrector extraordinaire Can’t-Ice-The-Weiss is busy living off the generosity of our Commander in Chief.) So, be sure to pick up the August / September 2011 issue of Skateboarder.

Between this and the B.D./Kevin thing, it’s been a great year for New York, and the main thing we should look forward to now is Slickie Boy on the cover of XXL. Super psyched that these dudes are getting some real credit, and who the hell knows why they haven’t put Yaje full on Chocolate yet. Click scans to enlarge.


Comment by Wally
  • Only guess why YP’s not fully on Choc (when they just AM’d 3 new people) is that East Coast/City spot tricks still don’t translate to some people, visually and in difficulty, especially the super tech boringly perfect skatepark mini-generation that’s rearing its head as of late. Internet. Glad YP’s holding his footage.

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:33 am
  • Comment by blackf00t1212
  • wow the Harold ? is crazy!!!
    awesome post!!!:)

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:46 am
  • Comment by wookieflocka
  • wally hit the nail on the head

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:56 am
  • Comment by balou
  • They should just turn him pro straight off, suprise part, BOOM

    July 19, 2011 @ 12:23 pm
  • Comment by SM
  • chocolate need to stop frontin on my son! lol

    July 19, 2011 @ 2:04 pm
  • Comment by Justin Bieber
  • I back east coast lines!

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:25 pm
  • Comment by bk
  • wu tang rb umali post tommorrow calling it

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:27 pm
  • Comment by dbreezy
  • That was a pretty chill interview and dope skating!

    July 20, 2011 @ 12:56 am
  • Comment by black jack sabback
  • i wish mehring had invited yaje on the Amazon trip

    July 20, 2011 @ 1:06 am
  • Comment by .
  • yaje needs to start looking 24 or something? you too young looking broooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?!

    July 20, 2011 @ 2:10 am
  • Comment by johnny cougar
  • hold on to sixteen as long as you caaaaaaaaan

    July 20, 2011 @ 2:29 am
  • Comment by .
  • You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its greatest Jewish athletes.

    July 20, 2011 @ 10:00 am
  • Comment by SWAG
  • what ever happened to Miles?

    July 20, 2011 @ 4:43 pm
  • Comment by Sargeant Slaughter
  • Miles is in my hands now! drop and give me 50 faggot

    July 20, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
  • Comment by Devendra Banhart
  • I wrote a song about you Yaje

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:40 pm
  • Comment by Tbird
  • Yeah Yaje!

    July 21, 2011 @ 2:26 pm
  • Comment by 12th and A Frequent Flyer
  • the middle four frames in the back 180 fakie 5-0 sequence.

    July 21, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
  • Comment by spacedoc
  • good interview. anyone know who did illustrations for it?

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:05 pm
  • Comment by GM
  • Chocolate is sleeeeping. What are they waiting for? They better snatch Yaje up before another company does. Wake up Chocolate!

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:10 am
  • Comment by jv
  • yaje fucking kills everything

    September 23, 2011 @ 5:04 pm
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