There's something to be said about iconic snowboard spots. Every resort has a Hollywood cliff, and, more often than not, every city has a Hollywood stair set. Even if there's no snow (or snowboarders to hit it), there are staple spots that some of us can only daydream about. The perfect example of such wishful thinking is LA's staple skateboard spot: the Hollywood High 16. This stair set sits right off of Highland Ave in the heart of Hollywood, and if you've ever driven through the Movie Capital there's a big chance you've passed it and never batted an eye. It's hard to even entertain the idea without an inch of snow in the city. But, with over 30 years of skating, lore, and oral history to propel this set into monumental territory, it's only right that a snowboard makes contact with the infamous steel too.
We got a hint a few weeks ago that the Pseudo guys were at the spot. An undistinguishable Instagram story of a drop in ramp and a bit of snow scattered throughout the landing wasn't too convincing, but we were pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning to a full edit from that day. What starts as an early morning wake up to Baldy Mountain (to fill a U Haul with just enough snow) ends with an LAPD encounter & a hard drive full of clips. An eventful day to say the least.
Hard to make your mark on a spot this legendary, but Pseudocorp's fresh take on the Hollywood 16 stands alone in a sea of history.
Featuring: Matt Coughlin, Zach Ahrens, Greg Lane, and Noah Genzink
Created by: Grant Thomas, Estavon Hawley, and Spencer Semien
Curated by: Tyler Thomas Lambert