POSTCARDS FROM THE LEDGE: SHANAE COLLINS
Amy Caron and Shanae Collins discuss skateboarding, the cancelled 2020 Olympics, watching reality tv during the pandemic, tips for good hair and the viability of funding a professional skateboarding career by selling dirty panties online.
Loveletter To LGBTQ+ aka “Queerness in Skateboarding”
This is skateboarding as it should be. It's not about what race you are or who you want to bang. It's about having fun rolling around on a skateboard, being a freak and eating shit. I'm so happy that the tide has finally turned. It feels like the earth's magnetic pull was off axis this whole time and finally, it's back on track. But this time, let's not forget the past. No more beating up on the less celebrated or fortunate. Cause being a fucking dickhead is not cool. Being yourself is.
ROLL THE *C R E D I T S*
After watching Credits, I had to stop what I was doing to go slappy some curbs. The film is compiled with epic skate spots, creative tricks, hard slams, and getting busted by cops; this film gives an energetic and a “can-do” attitude. The style is visually enhanced with a nostalgic grittiness by recording with vintage camera equipment. As a filmmaker myself, I had to know more! Overall, the fun-loving, positive, energetic theme of the film definitely unleashed my inner hellraiser to go out and fucking get some.
MAY GODDESS HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS; It’s the WBATB Final!
The original four headed for the semi-finals were Christiana Means, Sammaria Brevard, Lacey Baker and Candy Jacobs. Sadly Portland's hometown hero, Christiana, had to forfeit her spot because of an Olympic team commitment in the Philippines. So previous challengers Monica Torres and Chelsea Castro staged a "redemption round," with Torres ultimately earning her spot in the final four.
LISTEN TO KRISTIN EBELING
Kristin, KEBS, Ebelinger, Kebeling, whatever you call her, KEBelinger is not only a sick skater, she's a legit-ass human (def not a cyborg.) At only 21, she starred on an episode of MTV's "True Life; I'm Going to Skatopia," one of the mainstream's first glimpses of this loco femme skate lyfe.