Kevin Wilkins Skater Profile
Sponsors: The Skateboard Mag, Mike Rogers Grind for Life
Hometown: Lincoln Nebraska, Stance: Goofy, Age: , Status: Am
Last Update: Friday, March 23, 2012 Submit an Update
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Don’t pretend that just because you were never given a book of rules or sat down and made to memorize an ancient tablet of manners and etiquette that no one told you anything about anything. Reluctant leaders, jokers, examples, assholes—skaters need other skaters. Don’t pretend you don’t know. PLEASE FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read the rest of Timbre #39: Custom Build, or just click the link in my profile. #GinoIannucci pushes like this. Photo: @sammuller
However subtlety we want to play it, now is the time for US to start leading US through this minefield. Take the money; I don’t care. Take the endorsements, take the fame, but use them as something more than a car payment. Use them to subsidize your chance to preserve the unwritten traditions of a leadership based on being brutal or being harsh or being a total dick. Or you could try being cool. I’ve heard that can produce great results, too. PLEASE FOLLOW @the.goodproblem to read all of Timbre #39: Custom Build, or get clicky with the link-link in my profile. @swankfork_inc catches on just after scraping by. Photo: @mehringsbearings
It’s no wonder that people push with their front foot, do late flips and late shove-its, and aspire to collect sponsors and win the big one. Oh, and poop-grab boneless ones—it’s no wonder people do poop-grab boneless ones. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem to read all of Timbre #39: Custom Build, or just lightly touch the link in our profile. It goes without saying, so in the contrarian tradition of skateboarding, here it comes: @owlcat's frontside boneless is a good example to follow. Photo: @jgrantbrittain
If everyone would just take a second to think, pause, and then run as fast as they can from the trends and the forecasts and the lemming-like arrogance, we’d easily find all kinds of limbs to go out on, taking our culture and our industry in new, weird, and original directions. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read all of Timbre #38: Run, Run, Fast As You Can, or just hit the link in my profile. We’re still headed in the new, weird, and original directions that @nblender came up with. Photo: @jgrantbrittain
Look … very few skaters are willing to step out from the shadows of their peers and make something new happen. To those of you who are—congratulations. Pat yourselves on the collective back. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read all of Timbre #38: Run, Run, Fast As You Can. Or just hit the link in my profile. Pontus Alv (@polarskateco) rides in a direction he created himself. High front wall at TBS DIY. Photo: @samuelashley
Repost from @donuthill Wut? Wut? Let's race for Reggie! You better axe somebody. #ripREDE #REDETimeTrials2015 BIG THANKS: @precisionskateboards @realskateboards @spitfirewheels @antihero18 @thrashermag @seeseemotorcoffee @pigwheels @toymachine @foundationskateboards @sendxhelp @girlskateboards @chocolateskateboards @fourstarclothing @stancesocks @dearskating @official_skate @levisskateboarding @secretpenguin @zflexskateboards @beatsbydre @powellperalta @boneswheels @bonesbearings @mini_logo @quasiskateboards
@powellperalta has a model in place with their @bonesbearings brand that many other manufacturers (and many other skaters as well) may want to consider paying a bit closer attention to. I think the kids call it RANGE. Quite simply, you can walk into almost any skateshop in the world today and pick from a very wide range of bearings—and all from just one manufacturer. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read the rest of Timbre #38: Run, Run, Fast As You Can, or just hit the link in our profile.
I met the Gonz at the big new park in Sacramento and we goofed around like only he and I do in dreams. I fastplanted out of the fullpipe and he back lipped far up its side—lifting back in around two o’clock. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read all of Timbre #37: Illmatic, or just click the link in my profile. Mark Gonzales skids one, back-lip style—it's two o'clock somewhere, right? Photo: @bencolen
Change is here, but it’s not some giant deck-clearing sweeper of a change. Just a little tweak. A meander in a tiny tributary of my self. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem read the rest of Timbre #37: Illmatic, or just click the link in my own-damn profile. Nose-grab and quick-step—as they should be forever—@dpdisaster whisks the deck with his very own brain baby: the sweeper. Photo: @mrzzz
There are all these slightly weird things in my head now. Like this question: What is rock ’n’ roll? My old self thought it knew, I guess. That’s why it’s a weird question. Please FOLLOW @the.goodproblem and read all of Timbre #37: Illmatic, or click the link in my profile. Can you imagine pogo in your rock ’n' roll? @lucero_rip prepares to thump down. Photo: @jgrantbrittain
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