Post Pandemic Pop- up Skate Culture

Michael Melvin – 18 April 2021

During the pandemic, many people have turned to skateboarding because of its low-key positive culture. You may not believe this from what the media feeds you about skating, but no one really cares about what you think. The real skaters don’t care about who you are or what you’re wearing. This vibe comes out in their skating, as they show what I would presume is ‘steez’. This ‘steez’ translates to what those in the fashion industry call ‘mojo’.

Society can be tougher for some individuals than others. For decades these skateparks have become great outlets for outcasts in society. Today we see the next generation of skaters popping up in small skateparks all over the United States. The community we are going to look into today is that at Scalzi Skate Park.

This picture above was taken mid- air with the board directly under the skaters feet. This split second shot captures the elegance and physics defying beauty of the sport

It is always nice to see a different perspective on life. The Scalzi Skate with its counter- cultural graffiti references depicts a harsh reality. I will write about this in the next blog post. Stay tuned for more.

Published by execfunctioning

Michael Melvin is a Writer, Musician, and Advocate. While attending Syracuse University he has been an active member on campus even holding positions in Greek Life and Clubs/Activities on campus. He has recently gained notoriety for his performance at the Wescott Theater, where he played music in a simulacrum which commented on the lack of discourse during the pandemic. Through a global pandemic, Melvin has come out as a resilient persona who questions modern conventions and looks for oppurtunites to adapt to newfound successes.

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