Skateboarding — like anything else that has been around long enough to earn a mythology — is full of references, nods, winks and homages. In an effort to shine a light on some of these bits of lore that are often left unknown to anybody outside a skater’s inner-circle or saved for a career-spanning interview, Farran Golding began digging on some talking points that piqued his interest.
The first arrived almost serendipitously, as an aside to his convo with Mason Silva for our “Five Favorite Parts” segment, which took place two months after Mason rode his multi-part year into a S.O.T.Y. trophy — apparently with Jake Johnson Mind Field spots on the brain.
The goal of these pieces will be not so much as a commentary track or a raw files, but an expanded version of what otherwise often only appears onscreen for a few seconds.
Edit and Interview by Farran Golding
Footage Courtesy of: Tyler Smolinski, Tyler Cichy, Ryan Lee, Mack Scharff, William Strobeck and Greg Hunt.