Thrasher Magazine – Corey Lawrence Memorial Zine


Friends and family of Corey Lawrence put together a beautiful zine that pays respect to the KC legend. Check the spreads and then get some for those who can’t.
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I first met Corey at Sean Ingram’s mini ramp when I was 14. I remember walking down the stairs to Sean’s backyard and seeing this guy who looked like Tony Hawk, riding a hot-pink Tony Hawk board with hot-pink Gullwing magnesium trucks—“the groove thang,” as he’d call it. He was loose and lanky but also skated with finesse. My friends and I were still new to the ramp scene. We’d seek out ramps to skate here and there, but rolling around the streets of Grandview was our daily mission until one day Sean and I decided we should start building a mini ramp when we got home from school. We had enough wood that was sitting in Sean’s garage to just build part of the flat bottom. We didn’t get far, but there was no turning back. Soon some construction-site wood found its way over and Sean’s mom and MC’s dad kicked in money to help finish it. My dad brought some coping home from the job and welded it up for us. Word soon got out that there was a new ramp in town and the entire city found its way over at some point or another. This was our first introduction to the greater Kansas City skate scene. We met so many new people and Corey was one of them. After the city made us tear the ramp down, Corey or Phil would pick us up and take us to Smitty’s mini ramp in Liberty, or a ramp in Waldo or wherever. I vividly remember Corey driving down the highway on the way to Kyle’s ramp, steering with his knee and playing the seatbelt like a guitar. He was so full of life, and he absolutely loved music. He’d never let anyone just sit on the sidelines—he wanted everyone to join in on the fun. He really knew how to push you to commit to a trick you were trying or teach you a new one, even if, on occasion, it was by way of tough love. His passion was vert skating, but he’d settle for tinkering around on mini ramps until the next opportunity for a vert session would arise. I was always amazed at some of the revert tricks he was able to take to vert with ease and how that tall, lanky body just seemed more at home on larger ramps. I remember him telling me how much easier pivot to fakies were on vert. He’d make this claim about most tricks, actually. I could never wrap my head around it, but I was always in awe when seeing it go down in person. The man was just inspirational. I wish I would have spent more time at McGrady’s vert ramp while it was up. I went occasionally and learned a few basics, but it was terrifying. Had I put forth more effort, perhaps Corey would have had another person go on vert missions with after McGrady, Becker and Darren all moved away. Still, we’d skate the Warped Tour vert ramp together when it passed through a decade later, or hit Murm’s or Dennis McCoy’s ramp from time to time. Another decade forward and Evan’s ramp went up and it was so glorious seeing Corey’s skateboarding and entire being recharged. Sure, he was older now and had sometimes gone years without skating, but he hadn’t lost a step. It was so impressive.

Catch Corey go off in Escapist’s Red and Yellow video

I’m happy we were able to squeeze a video part out of him during that time. So little footage of him existed—it was all just legend. I think he was excited to finally share his skating with more people than the few who’d shared the deck of a vert ramp with him over the years. Unfortunately, the ramp only lasted a few years, so we’d take trips to Wichita and St. Louis to skate vert. It’s a shame that Corey didn’t have regular access to his true passion. I’m truly grateful that he’d often make a point to stop into Escapist to visit, or hit me up to get some good food. He came into the shop the day before he left for his trip to Florida and was so excited to have lined up a vert session while he’d be down there. In true Corey fashion, he tried to get me to blow off everything and come with him. I should have. Responsibilities will still be there after, right? I wish I had taken him up on every trip invitation to go skate vert. It would have been even more devasting to have witnessed his accident, but I would have loved to spend those last moments with him, on the vert ramp, seeing him still having the time of his life doing what he loved. We love you, Corey! —Dan Askew

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I think we can all agree that my father was the coolest, most amazing person any of us know. I have yet to meet anyone more caring, loving or giving than my dad. My entire life his friends would come to me and tell me how awesome he was and how lucky I was to have him as a father. They couldn’t have been more right. I once got a job at a restaurant just because the manager hoped that if I worked there that there would be a tiny chance that my dad might think about joining me and start bartending there. I’ve never once heard anyone say anything even remotely bad about him. Not one person can say he has done them wrong. My dad will forever be 51 years old and a legend to anyone who was lucky enough to know him. His love and kindness will continue to reach us for years to come. If he could hear me now, I’d say to him, “I am going to miss you, you old fart. I wish my time with you could have been longer. I know you love us dearly. We, and so many others, love you the same and will miss you so, so much. Now have a blast skating the heavens, Dad.” —Devin Lawrence

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A few years back, Dad woke me up in the middle of the night and told me, “Pack your shit and don’t tell your mother. We’re going to skate in Michigan.” I called my good friend John and we packed and took off. We made it up to a Skatetopia-like private park called Ponds 7 and it was beautiful. Shortly after we went to the lake and relaxed for hours followed by fireworks as it was close to 4th of July. I’ll never forget how many smiles there were skating that night. —Aiden Lawrence

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These two photos were shot in the winter of 2020 on a little weekend trip down to Arkansas. About five or so friends, including Corey and myself, had gotten an Airbnb for the weekend. I had been on a few trips with Corey prior to this, but this one was the top tier of them all. One night after everyone had gone to bed, Corey and I found ourselves on the porch chain-smoking cigarettes and enjoying the brisk Arkansas night. Seeing as how both of us had struggled with addiction in some capacity or another, that became an easy subject we dove into. We spent the next few hours sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other. It’s always a blessing being able to get on that level of vulnerability with someone. It reinforced what I already knew to be true about Corey. His love will live in our hearts forever. —Jake Wickersham

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To read every touching memory and see more incredible photos from Corey’s life well lived, download and flip through the full zine here.



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Thrasher Magazine – Etnies Presents: “Nassim Lachhab in Créteil, Paris”


  • 9/10/2021

    Nassim Lachhab and Matisse Banc’s “VX Part” for Bronson



    Bronson brings Nassim’s top-tier lines and Matisse’s high-speed bank moves together in one soulful clip that culminates in a killer final section set to Master P.

  • 9/30/2020

    Nassim Lachhab’s “Indy” Part


    Nassim Lachhab's "Indy" Part

    Morocco’s hubbas and gaps get worked by Nassim for Indy. Dude is a complete menace. 

  • 7/22/2020

    BLK.MARK’s “Disorder” Video


    BLK.MARK's "Disorder" Video

    This all-terrain crusade goes from Spain to France and beyond with double-set destruction and idyllic DIY sessions. Nassim Lachaub, Doobie, Eniz, Harry Lintell and their crew own the streets while one of the last glorious inverts from Ben Raemers rounds out the edit perfectly. Appreciate the project and grab a zine. 

  • 3/30/2020

    Introducing The Joslin 2


    Introducing The Joslin 2

    Joslin breaks in his new Etnies shoe with a full part of ender-worthy tricks. Watch him rifle through his endless bag before putting down a groundbreaking switch frontside flip. The dude refuses to chill.

  • 3/05/2020

    Nassim Lachhab’s “Khouya” Part


    Nassim Lachhab's "Khouya" Part

    The graceful style might trick you into believing a five block huck is easy, but rest assured, Morocco’s Nassim Lachhab is a master in his field. Besides the high-flying hammers, the man has ledges on lock too. Take a hit of this part before your next session.



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    Thrasher Magazine – SKATELINE: 09.14.2021


  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 09.14.2021



    Braden Hoban hangs onto insane grinds in Vaccine: Side Effects, The Dime/Vans Video, Yuto Horigome’s Rough Cut, Mark Suciu and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 09.07.2021


    SKATELINE: 09.07.2021

    Gabriel Fortunato goes pro for Element, Harry Lintell for REAL, Venture Trucks’ Space is Only Noise video, Louie Lopez, Shane O’Neill and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 08.31.2021


    SKATELINE: 08.31.2021

    Rayssa joins the April team, Tom Schaar’s Airborne part, Fabiana Delfino’s Spitfire part, Tony Hawk and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 08.24.2021


    SKATELINE: 08.24.2021

    Breezy goes pro, Felip Nunes’ Limitless part, Spencer Hamilton, Kyonosuke Yamashita and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 08.17.2021


    SKATELINE: 08.17.2021

    Kyle Walker hits hard with his Ruby part, Hermann Stene’s REAL part, Mikel Vidal and Aaron Kim’s MV & AK video, David Reyes’ Thank You part and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 08.10.2021


    SKATELINE: 08.10.2021

    TJ Rogers finds a home on éS, Gabriel and Wacson’s Grow part, Nolan Miskell’s Blood Wizard part, UMA’s Punch a Hole in the Sky video and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 08.03.2021


    SKATELINE: 08.03.2021

    Nixen Osborne goes big in Oz, Chris Blake’s Fire Tonight part, Vincent Milou, Clay Kreiner and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 07.27.2021


    SKATELINE: 07.27.2021

    John Dilo goes off in Almost’s “Rosarito” video, Bam’s “Cold Call,” Tanner Burzinski’s WKND part, Yuto gets gold and more in today’s episode of Skateline.

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 07.20.2021


    SKATELINE: 07.20.2021

    Silas Baxter-Neal puts it down in Portland, Zane Timpson’s Sufferlove part, Ben Kadow’s Triple Backflip part, Chris Russell and more in today’s episode of Skateline. 

  • 9/15/2021

    SKATELINE: 07.13.2021


    SKATELINE: 07.13.2021

    Zion hits the Hollywood Hills for REAL, Milton Martinez, Leticia, Aurelien and more in today’s episode of Skateline.



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    How A Celebrity Facialist Would Rehab Your Skin After


    Thanks to The Great Pandemic Pushback, this year, all of New York’s biggest events happened all at once. New York Fashion Week started September 8th and ended on the 12th; picking up where that left off was the MTV VMAs in Brooklyn; and obviously, the Met Gala made up for lost time and naked dresses on Monday.

    Are celebrities OK?! Skincare-wise, that is. Because if you’ve ever attended a wedding weekend, or had an important work week packed with meetings, you get it: wearing that much makeup for long, sweaty stints basically guarantees at least one juicy pore clog. And at the end of the night, when you wipe off your luster, you might notice your skin looks a little… lack. “A lot of events, parties, and travel can really wreak havoc on skin,” says celebrity facialist Shani Darden, who’s used to taking famous faces through the thick of it. Before an event, clients might visit her LA studio for a little bit of smoothing, brightening, and lifting. But the real seasoned pros also book time for after everything winds down—here’s how Shani recommends rehabbing your own post-event skin.

    Give yourself a clean slate

    As Shani says, first things first: make sure you have a gentle cleanser you can really go to town with. You want your skin to be clean—no crusty foundation hidden underneath the jaw or bronzer behind the ears. “Your cleanser needs to remove all makeup and impurities without stripping the skin.” Not sure your tried-and-true softie can get everything off? Instead of introducing a new product, which could potentially irritate your skin even more, try supercharging the one you have with gauze. Shani explains, “I love to use cleanser on wet cotton gauze, which helps to lightly exfoliate as well.” You can do this with any gentle cleanser if you feel like it could use a grime-grabbing boost.

    Exfoliate strategically

    “A light lactic acid peel is one of my favorite treatments before and after events to restore glow,” says Shani, who includes it in all of her signature facials. Lactic acid is on the weaker side of AHAs, so it’s the perfect gentle exfoliator for all skin types that have been through the ringer. If you can’t make it in for a peel, Shani points out that it’s just as easy to get in on the good glow at home. All you need is a lactic acid toner or serum instead. You can find lactic acid in her cult-favorite Retinol Reform, where it’s paired with (obviously) retinol for a long-term recovery plan, and it’s also in another Top 25 winner, Sunday’s Riley Good Genes.

    Seal with hydration

    After you’ve cleansed and exfoliated, there’s only one step left to a total refresh. The whole process of applying heavy makeup and taking it off is drying—a hydrating mask or serum can help replenish what you may have lost. Some of our budget-friendly favorites include Mediheal’s NMF Intensive Mask and Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Mask, though Shani often recommends the Dr. Nigma Treatment Mask No. 1 to her clients post-event. The deeply hydrating sheet mask plumps and soothes, but what she really loves about it is that the pouch contains enough extra serum to use on your whole body. (Enough to justify the splurge.) The rest of you gets tired, too! And to that point: a glass of water and a good nap wouldn’t be the worst idea, either.

    Photo via ITG





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