The ‘Golden Age’ of the T.F.

Joe Cups screened a preview for Lurkers 3, in addition to the two previous installments at Bowery Stadium this past Friday. While the likelihood of this video eventually being finished varies depending on who you ask, it’s safe to say that its content and associated promotional materials will be kept off the internet at all costs. It should have parts from Ty Lyons, Matthew Mooney, Josh Velez, Taji Ameen, Ian Reid, Lurker Lou, and Charles Lamb (the three remaining original cast members.) If it happens, it will inevitably be a defining document for 2012, 2013, or 2020 in the same way Lurkers 1 & 2 remind us of what skateboarding in New York felt like in the early-and-mid-2000s. If you weren’t around for the golden age of the T.F., the closest you’re going to get is watching the first two Lurkers videos. The third one isn’t necessarily going to coincide with a golden era of any sort.

In turn, here is a seldom-seen preview for the second video of what may-or-may-not one day be a trilogy. (Spotted over at the Skate.ly library.) It features a more extensive roster list than what would end up in the final video, and a handful of other footage that was left out.

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