Last week we interviewed Sean Cliver for his upcoming collab with HMNIM. We tried to think of a place that would work for an interview but would also have some sort of special significance that would add to the interview experience. What we came up with was the skate ditch from the famous jousting scene in the movie "Thrashin". What? You haven't seen it? Well, go right out to a museum and ask to borrow a VCR, then go to your grandparents' house and see if they have a copy on VHS.

Now, for the famous jousting scene. Believe it or not, jousting was a big part of skating in the 80s.

Not very many people know the location of this ditch. It's a long-guarded secret passed down from one skater to another. If you do end up finding it, be sure to bring your jousting gear because just like in Indiana Jones 3, there's an old man guarding the ditch and you have to beat him to skate it.

Interview Sean Cliver at the famous Jousting skate ditch from the movie Thrashin'

Interview Sean Cliver at the famous Jousting skate ditch from the movie Thrashin'



We never had or needed a special day to remind us to go skate. But now that we have one it's kind of nice, like Christmas in June, but without Santa and presents. OK, it's really nothing like Christmas but it's as close as we're going to get for a holiday that celebrates skating. That pretty much sums up this post. We could write about the origins of skating, which you probably already know, but here's a quick refresher course...50's roller skates, clay wheels, bored surfers, urethane, kick tail, Alan Gelfand, Bones Brigade, Natas, H-Street, Matt Hensley, Guy Mariano, World Industries, Big Brother, handrails, switch stance, Eric Koston, Danny Way, British invasion Rowley & Penny, Jamie Thomas, frontside flip, Andrew Reynolds, s/s-b/s-t/s, Tampa, P-Rod, Nyjah.  That pretty much brings you up-to-date in skate.