You fall in love with it before you get good. I don’t know any guys that skated in the ’70s that don’t constantly think about it whether they’re involved or do it at all or care about it. They haven’t touched a skateboard in 20 years and they’re like ‘I’m a skateboarder.’
—Lance Mountain hits the nail on the head in part 5 of Eric Dressen’s Epicly Later’d . It’s true of folks in the ’80s as well. I have plenty of friends who haven’t been on a board in years but still keep one in the trunk of their cars.
It’s super easy to label Alex Knost as the “hipster surfer” but none of that takes away from the copious amounts of style the guy has on a board.
THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION
"That’s important…to be tasteful."
It’s also kind of funny to note that while this commercial before the launch of ESPN the Magazine was supposed to be a spoof, this is exactly what the magazine ended up doing with its Bodies issue.
Ai WeiWei opened a bike store with 760 of the same bike, or something like that.
Lance Mountain and Matthew Barney and Detroit
I’ve always been impressed and wondered how these guys at Colossal Media do what they do
Soon New York will be nothing but a metropolis of the very rich and those who serve them—and the lucky and desperate still hanging on. All of the fun jobs are disappearing.
— From the story Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of Prozac Nation, wrote in this week’s New York magazine