Liam Downey is BACK!
The incomparable Liam Downey once wrote that skiing copies snowboarding like an older brother, and skateboarding is the posterboy that snowboarding pins to its metaphorical wall. He said it, and it is true. Let’s move on.
So where does this long chain of self conscious replication end? Well that’s a hard question, but it most certainly extends beyond skateboarding. You see, skateboarding’s style comes from spending some time in the trendy parts of any major city and then emulating the most ridiculous butthole of a hipster you can find there. This makes sense, because by nature skateboarders spend more time in major cities than any of the aforementioned sports. Therefore, they are there to behold the hipster ridiculousness pouring out of a Man Man (or any other band nobody has ever heard of) concert .
So for all you ski fashionistas, if you want to leapfrog the biting all the way to the front of the line then grab the keys to mom’s Audi, leave the McMansion, and head on down to your local major city to get inspired/bite that shit hard. If you’re near Philly I recommend anywhere in N. Liberties or Fishtown. If NYC isn’t too far, I bet just about anywhere in Brooklyn would do the trick…otherwise you’re on your own, but it can’t really be that hard.
If big cities scare you then just jump on www.latfh.com and do a little mix and match. It’d be hard to go wrong with anything this guy is working with: