Pocket set out to capture the endless good vibes that emenate when you’re kicking it with Karim Callender for their “Followed” series. Yeah, they succeeded ❤️
“I don’t want to be the first skateboarder to skate the ramp and the first skateboarder to break the museum.” Alexis Sablone spoke to the New Yorker about being the first person to ever skate inside the Guggenheim for her Converse pro model commercial.
The Lookback Library got ahold of Gino Iannucci to talk about his two magazine covers — both switch flips and both from 2004. (How the hell has Gino only had two covers? Especially coming from the era where there were four or five magazines?!)
Any skateboard scholar knows that EuroTech™ is no longer a movement bound by geography or era. Nearly twenty years since the release of its definitive piece of scripture and having gone global in the time since, EuroTech™ remains one of those things that you just know it when you see it — the confidence, the power, the grace with which one maneuvers a skateboard. Tricks are perfect, but not at the expense of having personality.
Roman Lisivka has been on the front lines of evolving this precise tradition of skateboarding for some time now (note the precision on a certain fakie varial flip out early on …sheesh.) Us in the States first caught wind of Roman’s skating via his 10/10 line choreography at Prague’s Stalin Plaza, but he has been posted out in Barcelona for the past year. “Métronome Noir” is his latest part for a new pursuit, and it carries a dedication to black tees not seen since the nascency of Gucci Mane’s career ;)
Edited by Eric Iwakura. Filmed by Henner Figueiredo.
Summer 2020 QS goods are arriving at skate shops now. Product should be in all of our accounts in the U.S, Canada, Japan and South Korea by the end of this week at the latest, but Europe and Australia will be a lil’ late. Check your Australian and European locals in early June. Please support shops via their webstores or if any are doing curbside pick-ups for product while they remain closed in some areas. Our webstore will relaunch with summer goods on this Friday, May 22 @ 10 A.M. E.S.T. Top spread via Prov Tokyo.
Way back when in the #90s, pay phones functioned as communication hubs for the Great American Skate Plaza. At my old local, Shafer Court, you could call the pay phone and, nine times out of ten, a gentleman would answer “Shafer Court” — as if it were a place of business! — and tell you if anyone was skating, who was skating, and such. The pay phone across the street from Pulaski and the one (if I recall correctly) by the Embarcadero Carl’s Jr. — same shit. These phones, working in conjunction with pagers, served as communication nodes for the culture.
Of course, as cellular phone technology evolved, this quaint element of skateboarding fell by the wayside. That is, until the advent of Instagram. Specifically, skaters started using this mad futuristic technology to A) document their scene, and B) provide skate nerds the world over with access to a culture that they would have otherwise envisioned solely in the Theatre of the Mind.
@Macbalife is one of the leaders in this field (at press time: 292k followers). We sat down with its creator to gain some insight into one of the most notorious spots on Planet Earth.