Straight up, Josh Kalis is one of my favorite skaters. He epitomizes east coast style. While most guys here on the west focus more on the technical aspect of skateboarding, the east coast guys just look dope when they skate. Donnie Barley, Stevie Williams, Reese Forbes, and Ricky Oyola – all these guys are so fun to watch skate (and listen to them TALK).
Now Josh Kalis has one of the chunkiest tre flips you can imagine. It’s all pop and all style as he tore up Love Park in Philly.
The Kalis series finally begins. Right off the bat, Josh clears up a few issues for everybody and we get right into things with how it all got started in Grand Rapids. Sean Sheffey appears and lets us know that Josh has always been a well respected skater, and Mike Blabac recalls when Josh helped him learn how to use his camera. Ted Lee provided the archival footage of a young Kalis, and if there had been more time we would have loved to show more of Ted’s incredible old footage that includes a New Deal demo with Ed Templeton and Mike Vallely. Enjoy.