The gnarliest dude meets the burliest park. SOTY 2011, Grant Taylor, torques a channel wall mega-stale at Pizzey on Australia's Gold Coast. "She don't even smoke." Photo: Burnett.


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  • Grant Taylor's 5 Great Frontside Ollies

    Grant Taylor's 5 Great Frontside Ollies
    It's one of the greatest feelings in skating. Hell, it's one of the best thrills in life. Who are some of the all-time classic frontside floaters? It takes one to know one, so we asked Grant to help compile this video and photo feature. 
  • Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective

    Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective
    Jake led one of the most extraordinary lives of all time. There’s no way to fully document his legend but we did our best. Based on the June 2019 memorial mag (and expanded here), this massive feature has 50 years’ worth of Jake photos as well as testimonials from his closest friends. It’s almost impossible to absorb all of this content in one sitting and it’s meant to be sampled in various stages. His story will live forever and his spirit continues in everyone who loves to roll. We love you, Jake!
  • Rough Cut: Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Video

    Rough Cut: Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Video
    This was one of Jake’s last rides and the mission sure as hell didn’t disappoint. This Oz raw edit is a testament to the eternal stoke of skateboarding. Cherish your time with your homies!
  • Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Video

    Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Video
    Jake at the helm with a gang of heavyweights in tow—this Indy trip to OZ is pure destruction on all levels.
  • Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Article

    Independent's "Scabs for Slabs" Article
    Indy brought a stacked crew Down Under for one of Jake’s last rides and the guys sure as hell didn’t disappoint. Who do you think was eating scabs in exchange for beer? Guess you gotta read to find out, kid.