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Jenkem: DAEWON SONG’S UNTOLD UPBRINGING
 Kareem and Daewon - Photo courtesy of  Jenkem Mag

Kareem and Daewon - Photo courtesy of Jenkem Mag

I honestly didn't know anything about Daewon's past. The first time I ever saw Daewon skate was in Almost: Round 3. I was instantly hooked on watching this dude shred. 

Jenkem recently released an article all about his untold past. I thought I'd share for any of our readers that want to dive deep into his back story via Jenkem. Shout out to Jenkem for always writing the coolest articles!

DAEWON SONG'S UNTOLD UPBRINGING - Jenkem Magazine

As Daewon goes deeper into the new phase of his career as an Instagram skate wizard, it's easy to think that he's always been all doughnuts, viral clips, and PMA (Positive Mental Attitude, brah). But Daewon's past is a little darker than you might have thought.

IS “SESSION” THE NEW SKATEBOARDING GAME WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR?
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Jenkem recently wrote up an article piece on a game we're all ecstatic about. Since we'll never see SKATE 4 (Unless you'd like to surprise us all, EA) Session looks like our best bet for a new skateboarding-based video game. It's not just a substitute, but it actually looks really great. I suppose we'll see when it drops. I can't wait!

IS "SESSION" THE NEW SKATEBOARDING GAME WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR? - Jenkem Magazine

If you've read our article pondering whether the world will ever see SKATE 4 , you've likely given up hope that EA will revive the series and give the world a new skateboarding video game that doesn't suck ass. There has been a serious void in skate nerdom ever since the last SKATE release back in 2010.

Jenkem: MEET THE GUYS MAKING BOOTLEG SKATEBOARD ACTION FIGURES
 Photo credit: Jenkem

Photo credit: Jenkem

I'm a huge toy fan as you could see if you visited my home (you're not invited) and as you can see from my various toy-related articles on my Koonagi's World Blog (example). So, when I found out that some dudes were making bootleg skateboard action figures, you know I got excited. I would love to add some of these to my collection of off-beat collectibles. Check out the full interview from Jenkem.com below: 

MEET THE GUYS MAKING BOOTLEG SKATEBOARD ACTION FIGURES - Jenkem Magazine

Whenever companies make skate related toys, they usually come out extremely kooky. Whether it's super mainstream (like fast food wind-up Tony Hawks or Mario glued to an immovable rocket board), or potentially more authentic (Tech Decks, Wild Grinders, or any number of plastic trinkets with pro skater licensing deals), the result always feels slightly off.

Origins of the Noseslide With Gonz and Guy

Two legends explaining a classic trick I could never make look clean or hold onto. I'm not sure what it is about noseslides, but I feel like only a small amount of skaters can actually make it look clean. Check out Gonz and Guy break the trick down to its origins.

Origins of the Noseslide with Gonz and Guy | TransWorld SKATEboarding

I had been meaning to follow up on this one since it was brought up in the Origins of the Noseblunt column with Mark last year (I got you Quartersnacks). Back when we first did the Origins of the Stalefish, Gonz had sent me a pic (below) of a Polaroid he had found of an early noseslide on a ledge in the Vision days (circa '88).

Toy Machine, Chinese Destiny

Check out Transworld's newest video and article on Toy Machine's tour through China.

Toy Machine, Chinese Destiny | TransWorld SKATEboarding

No, we didn't go to North Carolina. Nope. Believe it or not, this latest chapter in the Toy Machine story begins as we boarded a red eye with red eyes and a crew for the books. Provost, Leo, Leabres, Myself (Daniel Lutheran), Blakation and new guys, Axel and CJ.

GUY MARIANO Full Interview

Who doesn't want a full interview with one of the greatest skaters to grace a piece of wood? Despite that sounding a bit Freudian, Guy is one of the best skaters alive. His tech game surpasses most and he seems like just an all around cool dude. Check out his interview with Transworld below.

COCI: GUY MARIANO Full Interview | TransWorld SKATEboarding

Transworld SKATEboarding COCI ® -- Check Out/Check In Guy Mariano, June 1992, Vol. 10, No. 6 As told to: Mackenzie Eisenhour This time we check in with Guy Mariano, you might have heard of him. He had his Check Out in our June '92 issue--fresh off his part in Video Days ('91)--back lipping the Peter Smolik* rail in Beverly Hills shot by Spike Jonze.

*Article cover photo courtesy of Huck Magazine

Thrasher's Nyjah Huston Interview

If you saw Nyjah's new part, regardless of what you think about the man, you have to admit that this was one of the craziest parts ever released. I'm not a fan of huge rails because they don't typically pump me up to go skate since I don't skate things like that. However, Nyjah found a way to get tech on giant rails, which few skaters can do as well as him, in my opinion. He made huge rails feel fresh and for me, that's a huge plus.

Today, Thrasher released an awesome Q&A article with Nyjah that pairs well with his video release yesterday. Check it out through the link below!

Nyjah Huston Interview

So you just got done at the La Jolla 18-stair rail. You got the fakie 50-50 and the nollie nosegrind. How do you get yourself to jump on something as hairball as the fakie 50-50? I'm gonna say the most important part about it is just going there knowing that you have to try it, not having any hesitation.

Houston Chronicle - 'Texalona 2' captures skate life in action

Check out the write up on Kenneth Jordan Standley's new skate film, "Texalona 2" in the Houston Chronicle. Houston's premiere of the video was last week with another showing tonight at 8 p.m. at the Brick Skate Shop. If you live in the Dallas area though, you can see it this Monday night at Texas Theatre at 7pm.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE DALLAS PREMIERE.

'Texalona 2' captures skate life in action

Like every concrete-covered metropolis in America, there are tribes of skateboarders roaming Houston, kids and adults who surf the streets, scout for obscure hot spots and populate the city's skate parks with generations of skaters who pass down prime skating locations like some people pass down family histories.

Skateboard Mag: YEAR'S BEST DOCUMENTARY COLIN KENNEDY'S "THE L.A. BOYS"
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Photo: Yoon

Skateboard Mag had a great write up a few days ago on Colin Kennedy's new documentary "The L.A. Boys". From its description, I'm incredibly excited to see this film! SKateboard Mag described it this way: 

1989. The number, another summer. Powell-Peralta’s Ban This was released, contributing to a sea change in skateboarding—tipping the scales towards “street” and opening the doors for a group of four unknown Los Angeles skaters: Guy Mariano, Gabriel Rodriguez, Paulo Diaz, and Rudy Johnson. Colin Kennedy’s The L.A. Boys (which premiered in December at the ArcLight Santa Monica) gives an unprecedented look into their groundbreaking, influential section. This doc goes deep… we hope you like a little nostalgia with your popcorn.
— Skateboard Mag

L.A. Boys is available here!