Urban spaces have shady places. Street smarts are key, but sometimes circumstances still conspire to place you in uncomfortable situations. That might even mean actual peril. It’s important to be able to look after yourself, as there is little opportunity for backup when it comes to finding yourself in a bad location.
This city is a complete shit-show when it comes to boarding. You’d think, since this state is ground zero for electric planks, that the streets here would be a bit more friendly towards them. Hell, this is one of the only urban centers on this backward little planet where you can legally ride in the road…
We sat down with legendary skater, Jack Smith for a Q & A after the world premiere of his film Beyond the Sidewalk. Jack’s been in the epicenter of skate culture since the beginning. In this clip, we ask Jack for his advice to younger skaters.
Gear choices are intensely personal things. These choices define how people see you (and sometimes judge you). Skating style, location, individual fashion sense, background and skill level all directly feed into the equation of which piece of gear one might choose and why.