For as long as there has been “Richie Jackson,” there have been questions about Richie Jackson. There have been very few skaters to emerge in the past decade with a persona as strong as Jackson’s—he’s like a puzzle that’s begging to be solved. But the contradiction about Jackson is that he’s an open book… maybe it’s a time-juggling choose-your-own-adventure book or a lusciously illustrated fairy tale. Either way, there’s a story to tell.
In the first episode of Television New Zealand’s “The Unortho_docs” (why didn’t we think of that?), Jackson lays it all out: his migration from New Zealand to Venice, California; his penchant for ’70s fits; and, above all, his obsession with all things skateboarding. If Jackson seems even halfway intriguing to you, you must watch this insightful doc.
Then peep his Battle Commander, filmed over 6 years ago at the OG Berrics space: