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Title: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: Alan on September 06, 2018, 01:19:14 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nocomplynetwork/photos/a.863351817017947/2104269349592848/?type=3&theater

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnY2ECbFQQb/?taken-by=beeps1973

This news sucks. Sidewalk was a world class skate mag. I wish I could've bought it more regularly. (Also, their forum was solid.)
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: gub on September 06, 2018, 01:21:53 PM
Damn ó rip, and thanks
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: silhouette on September 06, 2018, 03:03:31 PM
Sidewalk had been belonging to the same entity as Kingpin for quite some time now, right? Ever since both mags went out of print to solely focus on digital content a few years back, their posts (and reposts) often felt like duplicates from each other's, although Sidewalk always clung to UK skate culture a lot better whereas Kingpin covered pretty much every other European country. But they were operating very similarly, so I wonder if that decision is the result of whoever owned both mags (if I remember correctly) choosing to pull the plug on one of them. I also wonder how that will affect the Kingpin staff, hopefully positively, hopefully not negatively. If both mags were never owned by the same company then sorry I'm tripping.

The mag was an institution but even the current guys who were still working for it were doing a great job with the web content. Jono's articles in particular always felt very passionate to me, then again the UK scene is super passionate in general from my experience.
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: rejectpaul on September 06, 2018, 04:20:38 PM
I think sidewalk is still around?
 itís just Powell has stopped working for the after 20 years!
They just relaunched their website!
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: Showerface on September 06, 2018, 04:46:59 PM
Sidewalk without Ben and co is an oxymoron.
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: botefdunn on September 06, 2018, 05:19:15 PM
Hope it's just a changing of the guard, always enjoyed the mag
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: Jeff Groucho on September 06, 2018, 05:22:09 PM
how many of you guys sobbing about the death of these mags are actual loyal subscribers? if i had to guess i would say about 25%. picking through the pages at your local shop doesn't count. fucking fakes.
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: rejectpaul on September 07, 2018, 03:47:47 AM
I think sidewalk is still around?
 itís just Powell has stopped working for the after 20 years!
They just relaunched their website!

I take it back, I think theyíre done!
Instagram has been going of on one saying itís done!
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on September 07, 2018, 03:58:02 AM
  Seems good  I have like 50 issues here.   Deserve some citations for some 'frontside indy' type trick captions tho -jus sayin.
Title: Re: Another skate mag bites the dust: RIP Sidewalk
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 07, 2018, 05:40:34 AM
(http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/sidewalk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/001COVER_SW200_FINAL-5.jpg)

this cover singlehandedly got me to start skating again, fuckin nuts