#TRENDWATCH2015: Trash

September 25th, 2015 | 4:56 am | Daily News | 9 Comments

gilbert trashy

Truth be told, nobody did the line with a towel-in-hand as good as S.A.D. twenty years ago. Connor Champion already elevated the bottle-in-hand line by having said bottle switch hands depending on which stance he was skating. The canon of tricks in the rain is too deep to bother breaking into. (Actually no, Matt Schlager is the only entry there — sorry Duffy.) Andre Page looked cooler than you ever will skating in the snow. Even with 95% of modern skateboarders suppressing regrets that they never applied to fashion school — how fresh or #weird of an outfit could you possibly have to leave an imprint in the jaded viewer’s mind c. 2015?

As we descend deeper towards PornHub levels of skateboard content, the spice rack of how to liven an everyday trick is getting slimmer. There aren’t many shortcuts to our memory bank because we’ve seen everything.

According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage a day, which tallies to 1,600 pounds of garbage a year. That trash ends up in a landfill and is sadly not used for #creative purposes. We have skated over garbage for as long as the ollie has been around, and even on garbage for as long as conceptual web videos have existed. But what about with garbage? We’re constantly being called “garbage” by the women in our lives, so why not begin to embrace it?

In 2015, the easiest way to pierce into the short-term-memory-loss-laden brain of your average guy who watches skating on the internet is to skate with some trash stuck under your board. There are plenty of lloonngg back lips to go around, but it has been years since we’ve remembered one that didn’t have a piece of newspaper wedged under the wheels. And what other explanation is there for the fact that after 68 minutes of Love Park lines in Sabotage 4, two of the most memorable ones incorporated litter?

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pene-crook

We are not blood. We are garbage. It is time that we accept the road we have always been on :)

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9 Comments

Comment by art hellman
  • re: SAD towel in hand

    1:53 mark
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLw5DMrAgjw

    September 25, 2015 @ 8:53 am
  • Comment by guy
  • lmao @ “short caucasian one”

    September 25, 2015 @ 10:45 am
  • Comment by Gamer nerd
  • I think the latest trend in skating is

    September 25, 2015 @ 12:22 pm
  • Comment by Scott K
  • “We are not blood, we are garbage.”
    Haha so good

    September 25, 2015 @ 12:57 pm
  • Comment by Jwhite
  • This is my personal favorite keith denley footage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvRkgLJMdU

    September 25, 2015 @ 1:20 pm
  • Comment by Aaron Herrington
  • I pushed through a piece of garbage in my Static part, does that mean I’m #trending even more?

    September 27, 2015 @ 1:15 pm
  • Comment by mcdonalds
  • mcdonalds serves kidnapped children in their pattys!! they grind em up and serve them! aint that just disgusting.?

    September 27, 2015 @ 8:28 pm
  • Comment by mcdonalds
  • now theyre coming for me b/c I leaked company secrets

    September 27, 2015 @ 8:29 pm
  • Comment by bx3
  • Trendwatch2015: Edits that go from house to hood and vice versa

    September 27, 2015 @ 9:55 pm
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