Seen in the Skate Scene

Seen in the Skate Scene

By Garret Gooch | | 04 May 2020

It’s undeniable that our planet is going through a lot right now. It has been established that we as a species are feeling a constant push and pull between the ongoing swells of positivity and helplessness. Diving into old movies focused on niche historical movements has been a useful tool to reignite motivation. This week's roundup: Iconic Skate Films.

Movie of the Week: Lords of Dogtown 

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Southern California, 1970-ish, a drought and economic downturn has pulled the Venice Beach surf-grom out of the lineup and into the dry, cracked pools of the once-affluent. 


Like the rest of the world, we are on the planet-wide lockdown and have been doing what we can to find an escape from the “New-Normal”. Like the Z-boys, we’ve been introduced to a playing field that is far from regularly scheduled programming. We can only hope to find the creativity and drive that these culture-leading, once-a-generation, men and women found in the “Concrete Wave”.

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Eyewear Icon: Heath Ledger as “Skip”.
If you’re searching for some sunnies to skate barefoot in, try the District, it’s about as close as you can get to the frame the infamously covers up his questionable eyes with day in and day out. 

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While we’re at it, here’s our Top 10 skate films for an iso escape.

  1. THRASHIN’: ‘Thrashin
  2. DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS
  3. LORDS OF DOGTOWN
  4. LEAMING THE CUBE
  5. STREET DREAMS
  6. GRIND
  7. WASSUP ROCKERS
  8. BONES BRIGADE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  9. WAITING FOR LIGHTNING: Danny Way
  10. MID90s

If you like Johnny Knoxville’s frames but want something more… wearable, try The Railway

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Or try the top-selling Harbour. Pablo Schreiber AKA Stecyk wore a strikingly similar pair in this scene with Heath.

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Keep Shredding (at a safe distance) 🤙