Skaters waiting on top of indoor ramp

How NYC Survived Skateboarding’s “Winter Blues” Episode 2

Ooh baby, we like it raw.

Winter 2014 has 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.

For episode two, we visited the last KCDC Skate Night of the season in New York City’s Lower East Side to link up with Shut riders Dan Carreiro and Esteban Gomez. It was an insane time, to say the least. And pretty much a testament to all of the pent up aggression that this winter’s allowed rippers to harvest. So it goes without saying, that everyone on the mini ramp was putting on in rare form – drop ins, doubles, wallrides, you’ll see…

Check out the video up top and catch a raw look into the beautiful chaos that “Winter Blues” angst can muster in skaters.

And in case you missed it, here’s episode one.

Skaters helping skater prepare to drop in

Skaters talking by skate ramp

Esteban Gomez skating KCDC's indoor ramp

Skaters waiting on top of indoor ramp

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