The old proverb goes something like, “Yeah, now well, the thing about the old days is… they the old days.”
Yet for all the handwringing that gets done about things changing and spots disappearing, there sure are a lot of remaining markers of the old days for nostalgia exercises. Take for instance “ROADRAGE,” the new edit from John Shanahan’s Pangea Jeans imprint, filmed on the same camera they probably filmed Real’s Non Fiction video on in 1996. In it, you’ll find the Battery Park three-stair that Gino nollie back heeled in The Chocolate Tour (with a Las Nueve Vidas De Paco-looking nollie backside flip floating down it.) The Greenwich Street windowsill ledges where Harold Hunter did the sweaty backside heelflip at! Tricks at the upper portion of Pyramid Ledges! The L.A. Department of Water and Power Building! The past is — at a bare minimum — thriving.
Then it caps off with a frontside 180 nosegrind on …bricks, which can only be described as nothing short of futuristic.
And shout out to the architects that renovated Forbidden Banks into another skate spot + to Jake Baldini for (probably?) being the first to get a clip on its new incarnation You know those security guards gotta be hyped.
Features John Shanahan, Joseph Delgado, Rayad Abaza, Brian Panebianco, Jake Baldini, Matt Andersen, Jahmir Brown, Will Marshall, Shaun Paul, Felipe Munhoz, Neil Herrick, James Juckett, Kiernan Mcginnis, and CUZ.