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The Skateboard Mag 152 Pooling Around

The latest issue of The Skateboard Mag includes a Pooling Around feature called "’Sac Of Dreams." But what exactly is a “‘sac of dreams?” According to The Skateboard Mag’s Dave Swift, it’s “a cul-de-sac with three empty pools right next to each other—definitely a rarity.” 

What compelled The Mag’s crew of bowl explorers to search out three perfect pools in a literal dead-end in suburbia? While they won’t reveal their super secret methods of uncovering backyard beauties, the California drought was a huge catalyst. With water conservation now a way of life in California, whole neighborhoods have turned a watchful eye towards wastefulness. No one wants their nosy neighbors peering over the fence and judging them for having a pool luxuriously full of that precious resource. Those pools got drained out of solidarity, and Swift’s crew reaped the rewards.

Visit to see the video of this most unlikely pool paradise, featuring clips from John GardnerAl PartanenCody LockwoodBrad McClainChris GregsonJosh BordenAlan YoungWillis KimbelMalakai Montes, and CJ Collins.

Check out the full article in The Mag’s issue 152, out now. This issue also includes an exhaustive feature on Emerica’s latest full-length, MADE Chapter Two (with photography by Atiba Jefferson), with interviews with each of their riders, and much more!

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