Stepping in through the door at this undisclosed joint, we got some of Ventura’s finest: Gabe Thompson, Diego Todd and Charlie Van Lent
One step beyond the entrance, Toya’s hangin’ with sidekick Johnathan Flechas
Our guy Rye Beres and the old Lakai TM
Classic Grip’s Salomon Cardenas and Canada’s Bob LaSalle
Jalba and Ralba
Kiss, marry, kill
Kirby and Pedro have a…
Lotties Gang, Louie and Chris came out too
“Guys, the sandwiches here are psycho”
Oh yeah, we didn’t just come here to hang, there was business at hand! Everyone’s attention focused on the video, but Zach Sheats is looking like he knows something we don’t
Cool video, but wait, what are those blue things?
Boom! Mango and Nick’s sister Jackie Michel reveal the hardware
That’s right, Nick’s pro, son!
The Michels bring their own carrots to the bar
Jalba welcomes Nick to the pro roster
J-Lay cops a first edition and Kevin Shealy’s bus tub is probably the reason we don’t remember much
Illinois boy Cory Glick secured the package
Mango probably explaining the carrots
And then blessing a fan with his John Hancock. Who is the T-Funk of drinking?
WKND’s Zac Gracie treated Nick’s board like the back page of a yearbook—HAKAS
World Peath reunion. Las Vegas, stand up!
Looks like Toya just sold a house
Crowd surfing and getting covered in creative juice
Goodnight, Nick. This blog might be his only memory of the evening…
Ask your shop if they got the carrots. Congratulations, Nick, you’re pro as Frog. Everyone else, keep your eyes peeled for his new part
Andres Bill’s “Be Water” Video
Flowing through Southern California’s alleys and well-trafficked avenues, Andres’ crew hits huge taildrops and ditch dives with their own rhythm.
Pretty’s “ATL to SF” Video
Shareef Grady and ATL’s Pretty squad bounce from the South to get some at Clipper. Come for the stoke—stay for the roasts.
Adam Robo’s “Mint Condition” Video
Shareef Grady, Austin Thongvivong, Justin Hearn and their bi-coastal crew pulverize Portland and Atlanta with heavy clips and good vibes.
Jourdynn Sherman’s “Worldformation” Video
This stacked pack of ATL locals beats the streets with a non-stop barrage of fast flip tricks and some good old-fashioned mischief. More of this, please.
Naquan Rollings’ “Buss” Video
Ishod, Shareef, Christian, Dritsas, Billy, Ish and more heavy hitters bust in the bowls and avenues of NYC. If the mission was destruction, consider it complete.
“Phelper’s 9 Lives” Comix by Neckface
Jake Phelps swerved the Grim Reaper for decades. His near-death experiences only made him stronger. In a twisted tribute that Jake would have loved, Neckface celebrates some of Phelper’s brushes with death.
T-Eddy Awards 2020
Last year was the worst, which means we’ve got an extra-stacked pack of T-Eddys for the skate world’s gaffes and god-awful moments. Plenty of praise in there, too! Don’t get pissed if you made the list.
Neckface: People I’ve Known
For years, Neckface’s identity was shrouded in mystery. At some point the mask slipped a bit and now he weaves in and out of the spotlight as he pleases. Neck has stories for days.
My War: Beagle
Beagle’s trick curse was lifted with his epic ender from Baker 4, but it sure as hell didn’t come easy. A real skate filmer doesn’t just document the battles, he fights them, too.
My War: Sammy Baca
Baca got broke off going big for Baker 4, but no words can describe his dedication quite like this video. Twenty-seven bus trips from Vegas paid off in the end.
Pool tournaments, photo shows and a skate jam full of pure joy, this is just a glimpse of the good times
Getting off on the good foot, the girls got the day’s event going with a best-trick contest in the corner pocket
Hype it up or set if off, these ladies brought the good energy to the park
Blunt kickflip on the Daewon tip, Jordan Pascale was puttin’ it down
OGs in the house—Steve Rodriguez with his 5Boro boys Danny Falla and Jimmy McDonald
Steve’s been keepin’ the scene stoked for decades; Harold Hunter Day would be no exception
Young Rara out of Jersey came over to show the city kids how to Smith
This shove-it melon rewind over the apple really doesn’t translate in a photo, but that bandana’s pretty sick
Jiro, kickflip front board without his Red Bull hat fallin’ off. I heard they glue those things on
What a sight—ollie late flip with the Freedom Tower overlooking
LES was dubbed Harold Hunter Park for the day and no one could disagree. Maybe we can leave that up a little longer?
Brian Panebianco Sabotaged the scene with a switch nosegrind in the middle of the course
Over on the hubba, Rara went on the attack again—crooked grind with some added respect for our guy
Brandon James’ kickflip front tail was only one of a half-dozen moves down the steps
Before the next event, let’s walk the grounds. First up, some East Coast icons in the wild. Fun fact: Quim Cardona and John Shanahan have both been on the cover of the mag
See, told ya’. November 2020
And Quim had two! Left: November 1995 Right: May 1997
I wasn’t the only one covering this thing. The best camera is the one you got
Brandon Novak and Brandon Turner made it out the Big City. These dudes have paid their dues and then some
Everyone wanted to get a flick with Lil B. Who knows when he’ll be back?!
Brian Panebianco and Kevin Bilyeu earned their DC rings after that new Sabo video dropped
Scotty “The Body” on the mic for the final jam. He ain’t afraid to tell the people what he wants to see
Closing out the day, the double set got a facelift. With DC’s makeshift Union-Square block, there were only two outcomes: glory or the grave. This kid flirted with both
Back from the dead, he gets the kickflip onto the platform
Aftertime gap to back 50-50 for the love—and maybe 30 bucks straight out of Steve’s pocket
Yes, Dylan Jaeb does leave Poods for special occasions
Pay some respect to the OG Ron Hunter. He and the HHF crew pulled off one helluva day
Brandon “Neva Skimp” James going home with some cash for messin’ up the hubs
Josh Wilson, John Shanahan and Will Marshall take a break from stackin’ Bronze clips. Now see if you can spot a SOTY
It was a good day at the park, but eventually, the streets were calling. Evan ends one session and starts another with a wild-style streetplant
That’s all, folks. Thank you again to the Harold Hunter Foundation and DC for putting this thing together. Can’t wait for the next one. We’ll just leave Evan here ’til then
Ernie Torres: People I’ve Known
Ernie Torres busted out of Oklahoma in the early 2000s, earning a seat in the REAL van with his heavy moves and wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the memories, Big Ern! As seen in our Aug. 2021 issue.
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.
Breana Geering’s Pro Surprise Photos
Moments after claiming this month’s cover, Breana Geering got a well-warranted promotion from Girl, complete with her own signature sparkling wine and a surprise from Vancouver’s finest. Peep the pics to see who made it out.
Nike SB’s “Constant” Video
In uncertain times, an eclectic roster from the Swoosh stays focused on the one thing that always rules. With epic sections from GT, Daan, Oski, Korahn, Hause, Carlos Ribeiro and more, this vid shines with a much-needed light. Appreciate the constant.
“Filthy Delights” Video
Full parts from Damian Bravo and Massimo Cavedoni bring long-awaited clips to light. Donnelly, Busenitz, Gerwer, Asselin, Aultz and more all-stars from the DLX family round out the experience.
Zach, Spanky, Suciu and more put the moves on Flushing and New York’s hottest spots for RVCA.
Reynolds, Spanky and Zach Allen get buck on LA’s evergreen landmarks with help from Heyl and Thorpe. These dudes do damage.
RVCA’s “The Balance of Opposites” Video
Suciu, Spanky, Reynolds and the RVCA team tear it up on their jet-setting journey from the States to the Middle East, Oz and back. Bask in the beauty of this full length with fresh eyes.
RVCA in Mexico City
Spanky, Curren Caples, Evan Mock and Zach Allen get in the rhythm for RVCA, riding untapped banks and bars. That over-under closer is wild.
Hugo Montezuma x RVCA
No public park or private pit is safe from Hugo as he sets his sights on the Southwestern states—the coping gets absolutely crushed in this part from RVCA. Just wait for the Money Grab at Hell Bowl. Cha-ching!