By Nick Shields
San Diego’s most beloved brand, SK8MAFIA premiered their newest video last night at Shockus Skatepark in Ocean Beach, bringing out SD’s most passionate skaters to attend the very first pandemic skate premiere. Fresh off the heels of their homie video “4THEHOMIES” dropping just this April, the Mafia crew threw together what they call the ” SK8MAFIA PROMO” video but this is far from the traditional promotional videos we saw back in the day. With banging full parts from Brandon Turner, Alex Willms, and Alexis Ramirez, the video also has team montages with some fire footage from Dan Connelly, Stephen Lawyer, Tiago Lopes, Javier Sarmiento, Jamie Palmore, Jimmy Cao, Marshall Heath, Kellen James, Tyler Surrey, and Wes Kremer. Lil B kicks off the video with some amazing switch tricks including a drop in off the Encinitas bank and some incredible street grabs. Alexis closes out the show with some brain-twisting handrail devouring, tackling some of So-Cal’s scariest staircase assistance bars switch.
All in all, even in a pandemic skaters came together respectfully and had a good time, beers were flowing and the BBQ was poppin’! As is tradition, the video started late but ended in a surprise shower by the parks and rec department’s sprinkler system. Go peep the vid for yourself, now on Thrasher.
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