Between Two Cities

Nick Green uploaded a Southeastern Wisconsin classic! Filmed by Pete Watkins it was one of the earlier Southport Rigging skate videos. I like this one more than Locals Only and Burning Daylight mostly due to the skaters having some say in how their part was edited and what music was used. It’s a very raw video that prominently features Washington Bowl skatepark when it had a fence around it. Ah memories.

Jake Phelps

Skateboarding lost a real one.

I always looked at Jake Phelps as an example of a guy who loves skating and did his own thing regardless of what anyone thought of him (for good or bad). He was a dude I never met yet it felt like I knew him pretty well because whenever he had something to say he said it straight from the gut. A strangely blunt poetic philosopher who gave a lot to this weird thing we do.