📝 Words by Mike Munzenrider
🎨 Collage by Francesco Pini
Skateboarder magazine ended in late 2013, but according to its longtime editor, anxiety about the magazine’s viability was present a decade prior. “Even in the early Skateboarder days — the mid-2000s — there were signs that magazines could be in trouble in the coming years. You had to switch gears and do everything you could to keep it going,” says Jaime Owens, who, following Skateboarder’s demise, became editor of Transworld Skateboarding. Transworld, of course, which published continuously from 1983 through 2019, now lives on as a web-only operation, due to its mix of 1.6 million Instagram followers and 400,000 YouTube subscribers.
#mood via Humidity Skateshop
Leo Heinert’s Blitz Jam series hosted an impromptu skate jam at Flushing last week, and a bunch of wild shit went down. Really sick seeing people huck down the six, which feels like it hasn’t seen a ton of action since they renovated it over COVID. Brandon has got to go back for that 360 flip — that was wild.
Hypebeast paid a visit to Carpet Company HQ in Baltimore, and came back with a video exploring the two brothers’ creative and production process.
Soo Saxton is back with Gabe Shah for another six minute part filmed entirely in New York. You can feel the cold through the screen in some of those clips.
Young legend Coles Bailey is the latest subject of Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill” feature.
“‘If I was looking defeated, I would have been finishing rehab at the physical therapy place at Moda Center,’ says Boserio. ‘I looked at that drop-in twice a week for like nine months while I recovered from ACL surgery — thinking about how I should do it.'” Al Brown unlocks memories and recounts the joys of seeing skateboarding out in the wild before it makes its way into a video, via the prism of the Polar team filming in Portland for their past two videos.
ICYMI: Cyrus, Max, Karim + the rest of the Limosine team hit Oregon and Washington state, and brought back this edit + photo feature for Thrasher.
We found a loose box tucked away in the warehouse and were able to do some light restocks of a few popular items in the webstore. If you want free shipping, ✨ use promo code MONDAYLINKS at the shipping checkout window ✨ but it’ll expire at 11:59 P.M. tonight ❤️ Thanks as always for supporting what we do.
Young goat Kyota Umeki is the latest guest on the Angel & Z podcast. (Also happy bday.)
“Bunt” is a 7-minute edit out of the Rochester scene by Steve Custozzo, spotted via Skate Jawn, and of no relation to the podcast.
Our webstore is now chirping with summer QS goods. Thanks for your support, as always ❤️ Available in U.S. QS accounts now. Arriving internationally now 🌏 Photo via Prov Tokyo.
This video rules: “Nice On” by Par Skateboards out of New Jersey. Perhaps the first skate video to be cross-edited with golf footage, so if golf hits the #trendwatch, you know where the nascency was. Otherwise, an all-around inspirational watch on the levels of fun you could squeeze out of hanging out in a industrial park with your friends.
“What happens when Kim Kardashian posts a picture wearing one of your hats?” Village Psychic spoke to Jerry Hsu about the ins-and-outs of starting a brand in the era where everyone has a brand + about the 1993 Foundation team, naturally.