Issue 7 June 2011
#7 June 2011
Sloan Palder Interview Andrew Wilson Interview Jay Brown Interview Art by Massimo Mongiardi East Coast Love Ramps out back Sweden Skateparks Pool Party
Cover: Dave Bachinsky p: Xeno Tsarnas Above: Mitchell Wilson, wallie p: Hull Contact: Homies@SkateJawn.com All rights reserved
Photogs Andy Enos Billy Cox Colin Sussingham CJ Harker Darnell Scott Deville Joe Scordo Johnny Wilson Max Hull Rob Collins Sam McKenna Xeno Tsarnas Zander Taketomo
Leo Ström, tuck knee air
SWEDEN SKATE PARKS
By: Matt Marek p: David Östlund
I studied a semester in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009 because I wanted to travel and heard the skate scene in Sweden was good and sure enough, I stumbled into the Oregon of Europe. Concrete parks all over the country with more and more being built every year. Stockholm has about 7 parks now. Grindline, from Oregon just built a huge park across the bridge in Copenhagen. The amount of parks being built is crazy! After the semester ended I moved back to Massachusetts, but a year or so later I was offered a job in Stockholm building concrete parks with my friends at Nord (Nordskateparks.com). Now I live this fairy tale type of life in Stockholm, Sweden building skateparks for a living with rad dudes. The job is a dream come true. The work is pretty tough, but the skate and beer breaks certainly help. We’re building 4 or 5 new parks this year, and other companies are building more parks too. The scene here is thriving to say the least so make the trek out here and get some!
Matt Marek, pivot fakie
Henrik Ribbing, bs crailslide
Massimo Mongiardi Hereâ€™s a line drawing Massimo made for a Black Artists Union show awhile back at Mass Art. Recently Massimo has been holding it down in NYC helping create some ill graphics for Hopps skateboards. Big ups.
WIN! Document yr best, lowest, deepest, most dipped, bs smith grind, and you can win a NJ skateshop x Mark Gonzales collab deck. Contest runs now till August 1st. Landing the smith is a must. Send photos/clips to firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS.
Ramps out back
“You ever build something with a group of homies? Shit is fun as hell! We built this ramp last summer. One day my friend Chris mentioned he was redoing his old ramp. I really didn’t think much of it. Sure enough, I roll to his house a day or two later and Chris and my friend Scott have this masterpiece of a ramp framed out. Within the next couple days a flatbed truck from Montana dropped off a shit load of skatelite. It was on! The ramp took us a couple more days to “finish”.
Anybody who skateboards knows that time... well time really isn’t of the essence. So even though the ramp may not be 100% done, it’s done enough haha. We’ll finish it up one day... maybe. At the end of the day I got to give the credit where the credit is due. This is Chris and Scott’s creation. I just swung a hammer here and hauled some scraps there. But looking back on things, I’m just siked to have been a part of it.” - Sloan
Dan Murphy, fs board p: Xeno
NYC METAL CURBS People say a lot of shit about NYC. But, itâ€™s the best place ever. Fuck the subway, tow in on a taxi and slappy from boro to boro.
Dylan slappie 5-0 p: Sussingham
Chris Gedny wallie blunt p: Feoli
Pat Galloway wallride p: Sussingham
Dwayne Alamonte hardflip bs ts
Dan Pensyl p: Zahradnik
Dwaynne Almonte kickflip p:Darnell
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CJ Jenner, K bonk p: Billy Cox
Ben Hachell, Stalefish p: Deville
Tucci, wallie p: Joe Scordo
Chad Bartie, blunt fakie p:Deville
Fritz Mead p: Xeno
Eric Dermond Blunt 180 p: Joe Scordo
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Kyle Dalrymple p: Mike Emery
Greysen Gagne smith p: Mckenna
Kyle Oâ€™niel 5050 up p: Mike Wojcik
Conor McCue fs board p: Billy Cox
Dylan James bs nose blunt p: Sussingham
Shawn Powers p: Darnell
Burton Smith p: Dylan James
Dave Labbe p: McKenna
By: Will Laren
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Sloan Palder Interview by Jordan Gesko Photos: CJ Harker
Has Wu-Tang changed your life? I wouldnâ€™t say Wu-Tang has necessarily changed my life, but it is nice knowing that no matter what new bullshit may come out on the radio, I can always throw on Enter The 36 Chambers and be siked. How did you start skating? My little brother asked my cousin to borrow his board for a while. One day a bunch of my friends went down to the school to skate. I took that board and ever since then Iâ€™ve been skating.
When did you get on NJ? Probably like 2 years ago. It feels awesome to be part of such a sick shop. Steve and Chris are truly down for skateboarding, it’s sick.
Who is homie Kevin Winters? He’s the firmer homie. He’s the sickest. I’ve yet to meet someone as committed to skateboarding as him.
What you know about hemp? I don’t know much about hemp but from what you tell me it’s really useful for a lot of different things. I’m down for the cause.
Most favorite skate spot? The Trenton Banks in downtown is my favorite spot for sure. Everything about that spot is sick. There’s mad opportunity to get creative.
Favorite trick in a pool? I seen John do these layback 5-0’s. That shit looks so crazy.
Don’t you have a spot fixing kit with signs and bondo in your trunk? You never know when your going to come up on a spot that may only be skateable with a sign, or a crack that needs to be bondoed. I’m just always trying to skate new spots, so stuff like this makes it easier.
Last words? A wise man who’s name I forget once told me, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.”
Where are you from? I was born in Toronto, Canada but moved when I was one. After a couple of years of moving around, my parents settled down in Hopewell, New Jersey. That’s where I mainly grew up.
Why won’t Kev make a video? I was hoping somebody could tell me. Kev really though, you should make a video.
Andrew Andrew Wilson Wilson Interview Interview by by Zach Zach Gesko Gesko
Do you have a rat tail? Bruns Are you going to miss the Jefferson house? Yeah so many good times, NJ homies comin through, stonin, souling, SKATE JAWN, What is jers to you? New Jersey or die
bs smith p: Zander
Dose Kevin Winters influence little Johnny? Hahah for sure Johnny is Kev and Kev is Johnny Favorite music? Hightower, bad brains, wu tang, big L, black flag, electric wizard I donâ€™t know that question is hard Longest skate trip youâ€™ve been on? Freshman year at the Jefferson house Most fun trick? Front side air
fs smith p: Marcus
p: Andy Enos What first influence you to skate tran skating or street? I grew up skating this skatepark in Florida called Ramp 48. I’ve always liked skating parks more, so I guess being a little park rat made me like tran and that kinda shit more. How many years have you been skating? 10 Do you love the couch? Who doesn’t?
Spliff or headys J.? Spliff til tha casket dips How sick is it to grow up with two brothers that skate? It’s the best, always someone to skate with. And seeing one of my brothers get some, gets me fuckin stoked Who do you see slam hardest on the regs? Haha Mitchell for sure Favorite park you ever skated FDR What do you think of pool skating? Pools are the best, funnest thing to skate. p: Harker
Before skatejawn we were gonna name the magazine “Piss & Vinegar” This was our mission statement from 2007. Piss and Vinegar magazine is based out of New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our goal is to rep, unify and support the upper East Coast skate scene. The magazine is free for all the homies. Piles will be left at as many skate shops as possible, and at skateparks and skate spots all over. We want to hype all the sick stuff going on here in the streets and get all the skaters shredding together, and vibing off what everyone’s doing. In the magazine and online we will promote all the sick skate events happening that people might otherwise miss out on. There won’t be a “trick tip” section, but there will be a “how to” section with guides to patching holes in you kicks, and fixing cracks in the pavement, etc. Piss and Vinegar magazine will not expose skaters to advertisements for deodorant, gum, commercial motion pictures, or THE ARMY. If you haven’t noticed all of these have been done recently in skate mags . At least companies like Boost Mobile pay skaters and throw expensive cash contests. But really, what has the Wrigley’s gum company done for you or for skateboarding lately? And the army? How much did the government have to pay theses magazine to make their editors agree to run ads, trying to convince skaters to join the army? What the fuck. There’s already so many who do so much to try to help skating or put their own piece of work/creativity into it. We want these people to prosper. There’s a million little companies and shops that make things better for their local skaters and they should be recognized. Help those who help you or more importantly the whole of skating.
Skateboarding is bigger than all of us and it will be here after we’re crazy old men with bad knees and too many scars. As a community we need to take care of what’s so important to us. To be successful this magazine needs the help, support, and involvement of the skaters it represents. We’re asking you to get involved. This magazine should be something fun for us to be proud of, like doing a kickflip or bombing a killer hill. We’re all doing this together trying to have some fun and make the most out what we have. We are skaters and we make skateboarding. Skaters need to watch out for each other and protect each other from the whack corporate money making shit going on. Skateboarding is always changing and we want to inform everyone what’s happening so together all us out there in the streets can try to help steer things in best direction. People need to keep skating for the right reasons. A survey conducted in 2002 by American Sports Data found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world, of these skaters 85 percent were under the age of 18. As the older cats doing this we need to take responsibility. I pray that the next generation of skater doesn’t learn about skating from commercials on TV then try to go pro and become rich and famous with their own MTV show and fan base of screaming girls. Hopefully no one will skateboard with the goal of winning an Olympic medal. Let’s do this, Skate and create. Skate to live. Skate or die.
Jay Brown Interview
By: Travis Storer p: Sam McKenna
Congrats on the Sea Level part it came out real good. Tell us about the video and so forth. Iâ€™m grateful for having the opportunity to be a part of Sea Level. Everyone that was involved came from all over the place, and we all skate so differently from each other. It made for a real diverse video and was a fun experience overall! This time around it must have been nice not having to worry about making the video as well as having a part. What was it like filming for Sea Level rather than Mixed Effect or Whatever Feels Right? It was a lot different. I could really focus on actually skating and not stress or deal with any of the other obstacles that making a video entails. Chris and Elliott did a great job.
Recently you’ve made a few shorts for ESNC clothing, what was the concept behind that and what inspired it? My goal was to show what it is really like to go out skating on a February night in Portland Maine.The idea for the shorts came from listening to Threepeeoh’s beats. I’m always on the hunt for new and inspiring music. What do you got going on now? Are you filming for any upcoming projects or anything in the works? Right now I’m just trying to stack as much footage as I can. There may be a short ESNC promo happening… Anyone you would like to thank that’s helped you out along the way? I want to thank Skate Jawn,Travis Storer, Sam Mckenna, Mike G, and all of the homies I skate with!
words by John Gardner
I never went to the house before they bought it so I had no clue bout the pool in back. I checked the pool before I checked the house. After we drained it, It was better than we thought. Perfect tran. I guess they hit granite when they built it awhile back and had to make the deep end only 6ft. All I been doing lately is skating it with the homies and enjoying it while it lasts. I keep hearing 2 weeks till itâ€™s buried but could be less. Skate Jawn keeps it real. Come shred while you can.
Sloan crail pivot p: Harker
John Gardner hang 10
Fred Gall, gall in p: Harker
Fritz Mead p: Harker
The house was built like 95 years ago, and the pool was built about 25 years ago. My parents told me that dude Arnold Palmer stayed there once. Mad people have come to skate so far. Fred Gall usually comes to skate with Quim Cardona which is sick cause I always watched those dudes skate when I was little. Fred hooked it up and brought the Ipath and OJ team there. They’re all mad cool and ripped it up. It’s pretty funny cause every time my mom hears people are coming to skate, she’ll go out and buy a shitload of food and drinks for everyone. She’s rad. I spent weeks trying to convince them to keep it but the plans were already set in stone. Mad props to Sloan, the Geskos and the other homies for coming out to drain it. And cheeba Kev for letting us use his Genny.
Dillon nosegrind p:Sussingham
JT fs feeble p:Sussingham
Dylan James Hurricane p: Sussingham
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