Spanky: 5 Greats

Spanky 5 Greats Title 2002
Baker’s Art Director, rad dad AND switch slappy savant, Spanky is a modern-day renaissance man, so of course his 5 Greats is full of gold. From wack trends to things Reynolds says, this one’s crucial reading—as seen in our Jan ’22 mag.


Continuing to push himself at old haunts and fresh spots around LA, Spanky's new part is a testament to his endless creativity and drive

Spanky 1 5Greats JOBS YOU CURRENTLY MAINTAIN
  • Dad
  • Skateboarder
  • Baker art director
  • I can’t remember… I’m so tired
  • Drawing some crap

Spanky 7 5Greats BOYS OF SUMMER
  • Kutter
  • Shrimps
  • Dressen
  • Alexis Ross
  • Dylan forever

Spanky FsHurricane LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler DZFrontside hurricane, never chill      Photo: Seidler

Spanky 8 5Greats WAYS TO GET ON BAKER
  • Kill it
  • Don’t be a kook
  • Impress the boss
  • Get along with the younger guys
  • Not boring

Spanky 2 5Greats SHS MEMBERS
  • P-Rod
  • Scuba
  • Daniel Abadi
  • Me
  • Not one person has ever guessed correctly what it stands for

Spanky 3 5Greats FILMERS
  • Beagle
  • Wheatley
  • Miner
  • Rye
  • Felix Soto

Spanky Boardslide2BsLipslide LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler DZQ: How’d he go from boardslide to back lip? A: Wax!      Photo: Seidler

Spanky 4 5Greats WAYS TO GET THE BOD MOVIN
  • Two-hour walk with the baby every morning
  • Boring-ass stretching
  • Painful Thai massage
  • Curbs
  • Never chill

Spanky 5 5Greats RECIPES FOR ANXIETY
  • The suburbs
  • Not skating
  • Any footage of me in the ’00s
  • Reality TV
  • Out There

Spanky 6 5Greats THINGS ABOUT EAST LA
  • Crusty spots
  • Hand-painted signs
  • Best curbs
  • Tacos
  • Skate/dog/kid parks

Kevin Spanky Long Quote “I got a present for the baby”Kevin Long Nollie Back Tail Kickflip SequenceGiving the slappy a day off with a nollie back tail kickflip

Spanky 9 5Greats THINGS NECKFACE SAYS
  • “I invented that”
  • “I lit this dude on fire”
  • “I hate that guy”
  • “I got a present for the baby”
  • “That trick was my idea”

Spanky 10 5Greats UP-AND-COMERS
  • Sully Cormier
  • Efron Danzig
  • Max Wasungu
  • Kanin Garner
  • Mingus Gamble

Spanky 11 5Greats FAVORITE CITY STARS
  • Kareem
  • Mother
  • Fucking
  • Campbell
  • Man

Kevin Spanky Long polejam wallride1 Colen 10 12 20 DZZero Sunday, pole jam to wallride      Photo: Colen

Spanky 12 5Greats comedians who shred
  • Whitmer Thomas
  • Tim Robinson
  • Doug Lussenhop
  • Kevin Bradley
  • Mitra Jouhari

Spanky 13 5Greats THRILL SEEKERS
  • Pedro Delfino
  • Sean Greene
  • Jamie Foy
  • My daughter
  • Phelps

Spanky 14 5Greats THINGS about Wheatley
  • Angles
  • Double dates
  • Will park anywhere
  • Spot connoisseur
  • Easy boost onto a roof

Kevin Spanky Long Pullquote I’m okay with your corny shit if it’s not hurting anyoneKevin Long Frontside Wallride 750 SequenceStuck to the building like a cat's claw, frontside wallride

Spanky 15 5Greats TRENDS YOU’RE WAITING ON TO END
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Videos without skaters’ names
  • Headphones at the skatepark
  • I’m okay with your corny shit if it’s not hurting anyone
  • Meathead Internet trolls

Spanky 16 5Greats JERRY-ISMS
  • Knows the name of every obscure character actor
  • Doesn’t really warm up—straight to it
  • Thrill seeker when it comes to sketchy food
  • Good at saying “no” to stuff he doesn’t want to do
  • Gives real thoughtful and wise life advice

Spanky 17 5Greats CELEBRATORY MEALS
  • Sushi
  • My wife Kaysie’s cooking
  • Fish tacos
  • So much pizza
  • Salmon, rice and veggies


Spanky SwBoardslidePopover LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler DZPre-sushi switch board popover       Photo: Seidler

Spanky 22 5Greats ROOMIES OVER THE YEARS
  • Neckface (lived on my couch for years)
  • Tino Razo
  • Heath Kirchart
  • Jay Thorpe
  • Beagle

Spanky 18 5Greats LGBTQIAS + SKATERS
  • Arin
  • Chandler Burton
  • Brian Anderson
  • Elissa Steamer
  • Lauren Mollica

Spanky 26 5Greats
  • Skateboarding
  • La Croix
  • Podcasts about movies
  • I Think You Should Leave
  • Mostly skateboarding

Spanky 20 5Greats
  • Baby
  • Baker graphics
  • Stopped ’cause I thought I saw a spot
  • Answering these questions
  • Photoshopping someone’s head larger

Spanky Lipslide5 0 LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler 1 new DZStill on fire! Lipslide to 5-0      Photo: Seidler

Spanky 19 5Greats FAVORITE CITIES TO SKATE
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Mexico City
  • Catania
  • San Francisco

Spanky 21 5Greats VALLEY LEGENDS
  • P-Rod
  • Jeron
  • T-Funk
  • Stevie Perez
  • Zach Allen

Spanky 23 5Greats
  • Herman Baker 3
  • Greco Baker 2G
  • Baca Baker 4
  • Reynolds Baker 2G
  • Antwuan Dixon Baker 3
Spanky 30 5Greats Non Baker Video Parts
Kevin Spanky Long Have You Seen This New Kid  Pullquote Kevin Long Switch Noseslide 270 flip 750Switch noselide 270 flip out, that's how you stay on Baker
Spanky 24 5Greats REASONS REYNOLDS IS CALLING (BEFORE 9 AM)
  • “Do you know where this spot is?”
  • “Can I get your opinion on this edit?”
  • “I have some ideas about these graphics”
  • “Have you seen this new kid?!”
  • “Wanna meet me at this spot at 10?”

Spanky 29 5Greats MOVIES
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Escape from New York
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Paris, Texas

Spanky 18 5Greats THINGS YOU DON’T MISS ABOUT PARTYING
  • Time flying by
  • Losing my phone, keys or wallet weekly
  • When the fun stops
  • Not remembering the good shit
  • Shaky booze legs

Spanky FsFlip LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler DZFrontside flip up this under-utilized Euro gap in Griffith Park       Photo: Seidler

Spanky 31 5Greats MOST CONFUSING PLACES YOU WOKE UP WHEN STILL PARTYING
  • In an elevator
  • Under a table on a broken champagne glass
  • On a hotel roof in Tokyo
  • Trunk of the van
  • In police custody

Spanky 27 5Greats ARTISTS WHO INSPIRE YOU
  • Ed Templeton
  • Neckface
  • Mike Gigliotti
  • Raymond Pettibon
  • Barry McGee

Spanky 28 5Greats REASONS YOUR GLASS IS HALF FULL
  • I’m alive
  • I get to ride my skateboard
  • I’m outside with my friends
  • Healthy, happy family
  • I’m in Thrasher!


Spanky WallieBoardslidespread2 LosAngelesCA KyleSeidler DZTaking the drops in stride, Spanky Long keeps on sliding with a wallie boardslide. Now go give that part a few more views
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