On The Grind Winter Blues

How NYC Survived Skateboarding’s “Winter Blues” Episode 1

Cold winter. Warm skating.

Winter 2014’s been gnarly for East Coast skateboarding. The Polar Vortex has pretty much been the hired mercenary of Mother Nature and it’s single-handedly shot down all hopes of outdoor action with its onslaught of powder and frigid temps. It’s been brutal. Really, really brutal.

But hell, #OnTheGrind knows that you can’t keep a good (or persistent) skater down. Crappy weather or not, we fucking live for this shit! So the plan was to go out and gather a few riders from a few local squads to get an intimate look into how everyone’s been able to cope with the unforgiving climate – how they feel about it and what they’ve done to survive it.

For our first episode, in a series of three, we linked up with 5BoroNYC pushers Jimmy McDonald and Danny Falla – two of the warmest and sincerest dudes you’ll ever meet – and sessioned with them at Homage Brooklyn’s indoor facility over in the Gowanus section of the borough.

Check out the video up top and get a glimpse of their “Winter Blues” mindset.

Jimmy McDonald Danny Falla at Homage Brooklyn Indoor Facillity

Skateboarders and Skateboard Deck at Homage Brooklyn Indoor Facility

Skaters At Homage Brooklyn Indoor Facillity

On The Grind Winter Blues

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