Words by Zach Baker, Photos Courtesy of Colin Sussingham
Today we would like to introduce Zach’s new series, Enjoy Every Sandwich. Prepare to acquaint yourselves with some of skateboarding’s more interesting people through what they’ve had to eat.
One dope thing about the state of skating today is that you can kind of do whatever you want. You can push switch with either foot. Your fashions can be as on- or off-trend as you desire. You can film at the most perfect granite marble plaza, or on a pile of bed-bug ridden mattresses, and it doesn’t matter. If it looks dope, it is, and as fickle as our tastes may be as skaters, we’re delighted to see someone out there doing their own thing. A case in point would be eighteen-year-old Genesis Evans of Flatbush, who you may have seen over the past couple of years in some Lurk NYC or John Wilson edits. He’s the chill-looking young gun with wire-framed glasses, a soccer mom hat, and shell-toes mobbing his kickflips, walleing unconventional shit, and doing complicated no-comply flip maneuvers on what-the-fuck-ever. This dude has a blast and it oozes out of his style of skating. I asked him to keep track of his diet over the first weekend in November and this is what he chowed.
- French fries
- A beef patty
- Pomegranate-blueberry yogurt at home
- Chef Boyardee Beefaroni at home
- “Pasta and tofu” at home
- Chef Boyardee ravioli at home
- Two bags of Cheese Doodles
- Ten-piece McDonalds chicken nuggets
- Treated to dinner at Blue Ribbon fried chicken
- Two McDonalds cheeseburgers
- Small french fries
- Two slices of pepperoni pizza from 7-Eleven
Genesis lives at home with his mother, two brothers, cat, grandmother, cousin, and cousin’s daughter. He just turned eighteen and looks to move out once he finds a job. When asked, Genesis told me that he skated all weekend.