If you're too cool to openly admit that big Tone is dope then you're dead to us. The video above featuring Tony Hawk discussing legendary skate spots just cements it, again. Mainstream coverage of skateboard culture doesn't have the best track record if we're honest. From 7-Sports Wigan contest coverage back in the 80's (complete with Bill Danforth pissed up on the mic) to New York Times coverage of the rise of Tyshawn Jones, they just seem to always make a bollocks of it. I mean in their defense, that might be just because skateboarders are notoriously picky but, you all know what we mean. Anyway, with that said, and very probably due in part to Tony Hawk's involvement, we'll put our hands up and admit that this Vox piece, which sees Tony Hawk discussing legendary skate spots alongside skateboarding's premier academic Iain Borden, is definitely worth a watch. From Mount Baldy to Natas Kaupas' infamous hydrant, this is an in-depth look at many of America's (primarily at least) most iconic spots accompanied with discussion by Tone and Iain and a brace of archive footage. You'll love this whether you're a 15 year old stair hero or an arthritic 50 year old struggling to force your beer gut up a kerb. As an additional (and customary) treat - you'll find links to various other bits of documentary coverage of skate culture (both good and awful) littered through this text - take your fingers for a wander and scoff at Danforth's not-so-subtle digs at Sean Goff nearly 30 years ago. If you enjoyed the above, get your eyeballs around some more Tony Hawk ripping courtesy of the latest Homies clip featuring Independent Trucks riders big Tone, Omar Hassan and various others skating tons of classic spots in Montreal, Canada. Now go enjoy the sun whilst it's here and don't pay any attention to all this foolish talk of a skateboard hardware drought - we're stocked to the gills like always. Visit our web store or come in and see us and we'll sort you right out. Avanti Jerry!