I’m from Emporium, Pennsylvania. It’s about as small as you can get. We had one stoplight in the county until I was 13 or so.
But you live in Lancaster now? How close is that to Bethlehem?
Yep, I live in Lancaster now. We’re like an hour and half from Bethlehem. Since I moved here I’ve become friends with a lot of guys from the Lehigh Valley through my buddy Nick Tyrrell. Homebase has cultivated an amazing scene up there. I remember I met Po for the first time over 10 years ago when the shop just opened.
2008, the beginning, Jeff Mansfield spine transfer while James Tuzzio ducks down and holds a back smith on the ‘extension’ at the time
Words and photos by Kyle Arc
The New Jersey skate scene is notorious for crusty nugget spots, local schools with no elevation changes, and a shit ton of pre-fab skateparks. But aside from that mess, every crew has that one guy with a mini- ramp stashed somewhere on his parents’ property. Continue reading →