This week’s top 10 could’ve pretty much exclusively been the new Alltimers clip, the new GX1000, and Free ‘s “Marseille with Jarne, Jacopo and Kai” video, but we mixed it up for some variety. Also oddly a big week for body varials ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Have a good one everybody, even though it looks like the rain might rob us of a sixty-degree weekend. See you for free beers at FTC :)
Intro via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link] 10) Wine God via Instagram [link] 9) Quentin Boillon via Instagram [link] 8) Jacopo Carozzi via Instagram [link] 7) Andrew Brophy via “Welcome to Girl” video [link] 6) Zach Cusano via Totally Harsh [link] 5) Sean Greene via GX1000’s “Adrenaline Junkie” video [link] 4) E.T. via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link] 3) Jarne Verbruggen via Free Skate Mag’s “Marseille with Jarne, Jacopo and Kai” video [link] 2) Taylor Nida via GX1000’s “Adrenaline Junkie” video [link] 1) Dana Ericson via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link]
I can’t remember the names of the last four Ghostface albums and I can’t remember the names of the last four Transworld videos. I haven’t been waiting for either to live up to some expectation that waned well over a decade ago, either. The last dozen-plus Transworld videos have come and gone. There were some good parts, but they’re no less immune to one-and-done Instagratification wormhole that gets talked about by anyone giving a skate interview in 2017.
It seemed like we all agreed on this. Except people have had a lot of, um, not the nicest things to say about Riddles in Mathematics. First, The Bunt went in on it, then the comments on the Ben Gore part that was live for twenty-four hours — fidgety filming, GX and/or Colin Read envy, the soundtrack — skateboarders complain about everything, but apparently this one rubbed people in some way that the last five didn’t.
In the time since Transworld lost the website wars to more Biblical and Scientological outlets, it has been easy to forget that the magazine’s video program was once an eminent of a tastemaker in skateboarding. Transworld packaged Stevie/Kalis and Dill/A.V.E. better than even their sponsors. It prolonged the legend of Cardiel into a generation that was a decade removed from his S.O.T.Y. win. In Bloom predicated Tony T’s 2002 S.O.T.Y. trophy, and punctuated the release of Street Cinema. Heath Kirchart never got S.O.T.Y, but he had the Sight Unseen part. But that space where a Transworld video was an unmissable cultural event can’t co-exist with the internet.
Alltimers is the first of 500 skate crews that spent January in Barcelona to release a proper video of their trip. As reported on QS earlier, it rained for over half the time that the full squad was in town, which sent The 2016 Skateboarder You’d Be Most O.K. With Your Daughter Dating and his friends back to the poutine pastures of Canada with only a few clips for the final video. Everyone had a good time though :)
As a bonus, we compiled all of @dutchmasterdelaney’s Instagram videos from the trip into one convenient clip. Give him a follow because every IG video that man makes is truly a work of art. Favorite editor in skateboarding right now.
Couldn’t upload it to YouTube because Travis Scott is a cop.
Over the weekend, there was a scare that Shorty’s was being demolished. Although it ended up being a miscommunication between the city and a private company, part of the structure was demolished, but much of the spot remains in tact. The Shorty’s crew met with the mayor of Newark today, and you can read an update here.
Super refreshing to see an interview with a nineties pro from the east coast that doesn’t tread the bitter waters that cover so many recollections of that time period. Chromeball interview #99 is with civil engineer, Andy Stone. Anndd Twitter’s saying the newly surfaced footage of him belongs in the Smithsonian.
Speedway Mag posted its extended interview with Josh Stewart about the entire Static series on the occasion of Theories’ ten-year anniversary. (The edited version originally appeared on the Keen Distribution site if some bits seem familiar.)
Gonna have to start breaking the habit of all these late starts to the post day ;) Got a lot of requests for the original intro clip from last week’s Top 10, so going to get into the habit of linking those under the original clips tab from hereon out.
Intro — Via @mikey.glover [link] 10) Andrew Allen via Sk8 Locos Part [link] 9) Adrian Del Campo via Instagram [link8) Pete Eldridge via Instagram [link] 7) Pedro Biago via Instagram [link] 6) Ty Beal via Venue’s Gospel video [link] 5) Danny Cerezini via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link] 4) Kevin Shealy via Noise 2 [link] 3) Tiago Lemos via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link]2 Davis McDonald via Colton Elrod’s Seasons video [link] 1) Louie Lopez via Instagram [link]
ALSO: While beginning preliminary research on our second book, Fuck It For Satan: A Complete History of New York Tail Drops & Roll-Ins (due out February 2018 on Columbia University Press)*, we remembered Franco’s seminal avant-garde part from last year’s BSA / Guys Who Skate McCarren video, which has been uploaded as a standalone clip below.