Humidity Skate Shop is a magical place, and Phil and his crew have been committed to giving back to the skate community and beyond for a long time. Crescent Skate Krewe was looking for a way to collaborate with Humidity, and just like that, Amy Caron’s visit provided a great excuse to throw an event where we could raise money for our bayou neighbors and get the non-traditional and queer skateboarders socializing with the traditional skate community.
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This means the SPSA is the official tenant of Channel Street Skatepark. The organization signed a 20-year lease with the City of LA General Services Department, with options to renew.
The next step necessary to reopen the park is to fix, repair, and rebuild what was demolished. The fences and the barriers in the bowls will remain initially, allowing room for a speedy build, estimated at 3-4 months.
Switch & Signal Skatepark in Pittsburgh (home to Assistant Editor Maya Haptas) hosted a special Women & Trans session to celebrate the release of BIGFOOT’s first issue. Since we still wear masks indoors at the park we had some jalapeños for skaters to take home and keep it spicy.
ULTIMATE NON-TRAD SKATE MAP!
A group chat turned mob of beginner/intermediate skaters cruising LA, documenting, and celebrating every minuscule achievement like we won the lottery. This gave me the confidence to attend a Display Only sesh where I met Ashley, the missing piece to the Board 2 Tears puzzle. That was her first meetup. Kismet.
“We skate every Sunday at Parisite DIY. Many of the Crescent Krewe are volunteering for communities outside of New Orleans that were hit very hard. We’ll all get back to meeting up at the skate park soon, but for now, our communities need help. Parisite DIY stepped up as a supply drop-off location.”
I started getting back into skating after a 15-year break and was shocked to find that there weren’t more options out there for fat skaters. Mostly just “fail” videos and discouraging weight limits that I knew weren’t true for me when I was a fat skater in high school. Once I started skating again I knew I had to build a safe space for other fatties to learn too so we could grow the representation further and encourage others who thought they couldn’t skate based on their size.