The Backstreet Atlas Guide to New Jersey

July 27th, 2016 | 6:38 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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New Jersey is impossible to ignore when you’re indulging the mythology of skateboarding. (Thrasher forgetting to give Fred Gall a S.O.T.Y. trophy for the past twenty years is a topic for another day I suppose…) You can talk all the shit you want on the nation’s greatest state, but in reality, at least two of your top five skaters are from there. And for all we know, the Muska might not even be with us today if not for the bravery of one, Michael V. Vallely — born in a New Jersey hospital.

But what do you REALLY know about New Jersey besides the turnpike, Tony Soprano, Jersey Dave, and it containing the global headquarters of I.K.S.R.T.F.O? Adam Abada and Zach Baker, two native New Jersey-ians who once upon a time INSULTINGLY opted to skate through New England rather than the glorious state of their upbringing, decided to take it all back and find out what happens in the majestic home of Brian Wenning and Lockdown Skateboards.

TWS posted the short film of their 100+ mile journey this morning, which chronicles the vast diversity of America’s greatest place from the George Washington Bridge in New York to the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

P.S. Happy [belated] July 26th everyone.

Previously: An Interview With Two Guys Who Skated from New York to Philadelphia

Everybody Linking

July 25th, 2016 | 5:03 am | Daily News | No Comments

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Some cool rain would be cool right now.

Although it’s a lime green carbonated beverage puff piece a lot of the time, this 15-minute mini doc on Enrique Lorenzo on high grade steroids A.K.A. Tiago Lemos is a chill feel-good story to start your week off. If you don’t want to deal with the carbonated propaganda, Village Psychic just dropped a Tiago Lemos remix yesterday, using footage from We Are Blood and his past few parts.

HD video blog #22 from Johnny Wilson and Conor Prunty.

These videos are the best. Antosh and other Canadian boys in Europe.

A minute of #lowimpact Andrew Reynolds footage.

The Skateboarder’s Journal did an awesome interview with Mike Blabac about some of his most iconic Love Park photographs. Shout out to the era when shoeboxes had pro model specific designs. Definitely wish I kept some of those :( and also good God the frame on the Kalis Tre Flip™ before the one they actually ended up running

Seeing someone do a line where they walk up the five after the two-up-four-down at the Jersey City Post Office still gives me a fuzzy feeling on the inside. Shout out to one of the greatest little kid spots on the east coast.

Late on this but apparently somebody switch front blunted the Flushing grate?

There’s a good bit of vintage New York footage in this video for the upcoming Huf and Chocolate Keenan Forever collab + Ride interviews Huf, Gino and Steven Cales about some of their fondest Keenan memories. “He opened my eyes to [the fact] that there’s different types of people in the world, just respect everybody.”

Theories released a teaser for the Traffic video, due out later this year.

An extended interview with Patrick O’Dell about the evolution of Epicly Later’d.

Straight no comply into the Courthouse Drop, among other things in Shane Farber’s Gentleman’s Club part.

It’s a Boston video, but there’s a lot of New York footage. Jordan Rodrigues’ Gem part.

You can skate the backside for regular out ledge at Ziegfeld for now.

Well, this makes perfect sense re: the Fat Kid skatepark.

The last factory on earth that produces VCRs will cease production at the end of July.

Quote of the Week: “What happens at 4 P.M. in Calabasas, people go to the Cheesecake Factory?” — Roctakon

Connor C & Wade D

July 23rd, 2016 | 10:54 am | Daily News | No Comments

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We waited nearly two decades to find out who paged Kareem Campbell (“it was just a homie“) in what was apparently the only *two* pager checks in skateboard video history. However, videos were sparse then. There was a finite amount of skateboard material released in a given month that obsessing over minutiae like who was paging Kareem seemed like an adequate use of brainpower.

Who are we kidding man. Nothing changed. We’re still over here thinking about the saammee duummbb shhiitt — the only difference now is that you can text Connor Champion to find out he was playing to the Future and Young Thug song off Esco Terrestrial rather than waiting twenty years for an Australian skateboard website to ask him about what was coming from the speaker he was holding mid nollie nose manual nollie flip.

Wade D New York footage is always ♥♥♥

Check out Grand Collection via GrandCollectionCo.com.

Features Connor Champion, Wade Desarmo, Kevin Tierney and Adam Zhu.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 22, 2016

July 22nd, 2016 | 1:49 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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We made it to week two! Heavy on the Euro videos and Instagram clips this week. Now including links to the original parts, although haven’t created a title card to include the names of the skaters in the actual clip yet. One step at a time hehe :) so will probably get to that for next week’s edition. Have a good weekend everyone, and good luck with that 95+ degree Saturday ;)

P.S. As much as it pains me to say this, the new Jeremih is probably gonna be more crucial for the remainder of this summer than the new Gucci. (We soft though.) Then again, this is the dude who made The Writing on the Wall, so he doesn’t really need to prove anything. “Everybody Looking” the six-year-old song still goes though.

10) Liam McCabe — “Mag Minute” 9) Tjark Theilker — Adidas Away Days German Team Montage 8) “168H Berlin Starring the German Converse Cons Skate Team” 7) Grey x Nike SB – Doggie 5) Zion Wright — “Magnified” 4) Adrian Del Campo via Instagram 3) Andrew Reynolds — Coffee 2) Pedro Attenborough via Instagram 1) Andy Stone via Instagram

Previously: July 15, 2016

Jordan Trahan — Summer ’16 Remix

July 20th, 2016 | 1:12 pm | Video & Remixes | 3 Comments

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Photo by Muller

As far as remix videos on the internet go, Village Psychic’s “1-800-Jordan-Trahan” holds a special place in my heart. Like him or not, Drake songs have a way of push-pinning certain moments — particularly summer moments — into your memory, e.g. you remember when you first heard the song that goes on to incessantly play for the next five months. “1-800-Jordan-Trahan” dropped at a stagnant point at the end of last summer, a week or two into “Hotline Bling’s” five-month reign of “can I go anywhere without hearing this shit?” / when it was still cute. [Full disclosure: I was in Toronto the first weekend it came out, yes I went to the OVO store.] It also created a would-be placeholder for a dude who hadn’t had “The Part” yet, but still sat on everyone’s favorite skaters list regardless. He’s the 2015 #QSSOTY after all ;)

Even if we didn’t reserve any and all Drake #musicsupervision decisions for end of the year edits, going full Views and biting Village Psychic for this remix of Jordan’s 5BNY part wasn’t the thing to do. Figured the best way to sorta maintain that vibe was to use a sample source from a current “can I go anywhere without hearing this shit?” summer 2016 titleholder. Enjoy.

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Filmed by Tombo. Guest tricks from Gonyon and Doogie.