43 magazine

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left: alex olson – frontside ollie – by jonathan mehring – manhattan, new york – 2013
right: ben gore – ollie over leo valls – san francisco, california – by richard hart – 2014


 closing spread for the aaron herrington interview

frontside smith grind – manhattan, new york – 2014

interview & photography by allen ying

“When I started skating for Polar I was 22, and shortly after Pontus [Alv] was asking me how I felt about turning pro. I was working two jobs, and filming for The Brodies and Static IV. I told Pontus I didn’t want to turn pro ‘til Static was out and I was 25. When I was younger I would’ve just said yes and hopped on the idea, but after working and balancing out filming and skating, I wanted to feel that I deserved it and wanted people to think it was appropriate.”


 opening spread for the al davis interview

fence wallie over gate – montreal, canada – 2014

photography by allen ying
interview by anthony g. pappalardo

If you want to cash in on skating, there’s a definite path now. But you don’t seem to treat it like a job. Why go the other way?

It seems too staged, man. Me and the GX crew aren’t about that part of skating. We’re just going on our instincts and how we were raised on skating. If I try to force something, it just gets fucked up, so I go with the flow.
I could be like, “Let’s do this, right now, let’s go! Get the generator, let’s call up the photographer, blah blah.” I have done that before, but it doesn’t feel right.”


left: jake johnson – switch pole jam – los angeles, california – by jared sherbert – 2012
right: victor garibay – frontside boardslide – los angeles, california – by cameron strand – 2014


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opening spread for the ryan lay interview

frontside nosegrind – brooklyn, new york – 2013

photography by allen ying
interview by adam salo

 “I don’t know what [a pro career] even means anymore. I don’t want to be fatalistic about skateboarding but I kind of don’t really see it. I feel like a lot of companies have so much overhead, and part of the success of these smaller brands is that they are so lean and can adapt quickly and take risks. I think those smaller companies are much more realistic about their goals and intentions.”


 opening spread for the yonnie cruz interview

ollie, backside 50-50 – manhattan, new york – 2013

photography by allen ying
interview by anthony g. pappalardo

What’s apparent in talking to Yonnie is his passion for skateboarding and the appreciation for the lifestyle it’s given him. There’s no talk of currency – only legacy and the commitment to carrying on the lineage of Southern Florida and East Coast skateboarding as a whole, as it was presented to him as a teen.

“It’s an adrenaline rush finding something awesome and having to do tricks before you get kicked out. It all comes with the feeling that your own skateboard gives you. I like looking where no one wants to and trying to go down every dead end.”


 opening spread for the danilo parra interview

portrait by bryan derballa
interview by allen ying

“The señora really eyed me up and down as I acted like an awkward mute; I moved my hands up and down like I was air juggling. I was ushered to the roof where I sat in a trashed up room by myself for an hour awaiting the street girls. When they finally showed up they started smoking rubber cement mixed with crack, reenacting their seductive robbery techniques, and having a dance party. I filmed it all on a flipcam, then snuck out to find the rest of the film crew just chilling comfortably at a nearby restaurant. It’s a tough life being a street juggler.”

danilo parra is an artist interviewed in this issue. this is his 2014 demo reel. please check danilop.com and vimeo.com/danilop for some full pieces and trailers.


left: curren caples – frontside hurricane – los angeles, california – by anthony acosta – 2013
right: al davis – wallie backside 180 – san francisco, california – by eric palozzolo – 2013


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contents spread

bobby puleo – switch backside nosegrind – lower manhattan – nov 2007

43 is the only skateboard magazine based in new york city.
003 is a slice of recent skateboarding in the city we live and skate.


opening spread for “photographs 1”

jordan trahan – 360 flip – flushing meadows park, queens – oct 2012
casey rigney –  switch ollie – the bronx – apr 2010


opening spread for “subway skating: following colin read and crew”, by allen ying


a sample of the static iv article

quim cardona – gap to noseslide – manhattan – 2013
aaron herrington – ollie – the bronx – 2012
video & 16mm stills of quim cardona, jahmal williams, and steve brandi – by josh stewart
words by adam salo


back cover

walker ryan – switch ollie up, switch wallie – downtown manhattan – sept 2012


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john motta – backside kickflip – phoenix, arizona – by tyler bush – 2012


justin brock – ollie up, frontside ollie – taipei, taiwan – by marcel veldman – 2012


peter hewitt – rock & roll – imperial valley, california – by brian fick – 2012
kyle knoblauch – kickflip backside 50-50 – philadelphia, pennsylvania – by zander taketomo – 2010


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a sample of the premiere issue

if you haven’t picked up a hard copy yet, here’s a little sample.

contents spread

daryl angel – fakie 5-0 grind – berlin, germany – by hendrik herzmann – 2010


opening spread for “easy come, easy go” by brendan klein

adam morgan – frontside slide and roll – north hollywood, california – 2010
skaters from sacramento – watsonville, california – 2010


opening spread for the brian delatorre feature

nollie kickflip – the bronx, new york – by allen ying – 2009

ok, we get it. you’re all great skateboarders. as good as the pros, maybe better. cool. maybe gatorade will put you on the team, and grandma can tune in to watch you on street league. your youtube part is probably insane; HD slow-mos of you tying your shoes and whatnot? epic. but to be honest, you could back noseblunt the space shuttle as it re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and i’d still be bored; because it’s not about what you do, but how you do it. and the truth is, brian delatorre’s “how you do it” is one of the best in the game right now. so put down your trophies and prize money for a moment, but don’t bother taking notes. natural swagger can’t be learned, only observed and appreciated.

– josh stewart


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