Bloby Comp

December 16th, 2015 | 9:40 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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In an age of “four video parts in a year,” overexposure is easy. Just as there were montage heroes in the video magazine era (who you were hard-pressed to find more than 45-seconds of consecutive footage from), favorite skaters now thrive on the explore page. Scarcity breeds value, and fifteen-second samplings leave you wanting more than two-song parts. Brandon Biebel elevated himself into numerous people’s favorite skater status this year off Instagram alone — despite having been around ~15 years. I was at a skatepark in Chicago earlier this fall where grown-ups were literally in shock that they were watching @jscott_handsdown skate IRL, and mulling about whether they’d seem too crazy asking for a photo with him.

Most stateside people were up on the Blobys since Café Clope dropped last year. Since then, barring a quick part here or a remix video there, the majority of their output and ascent to being the most recognizable Parisians on skateboards, has lived on IG.

A random guy on YouTube (“MrManeBeast”) came through with a serviceable IG comp of all of them. Keep in mind that the skating stops at the 5:48 mark, where the video turns into a Fetty Wap / anime mash-up, making it feel like the dude taped his Instagram comp over an old VHS tape.

Also IG related — what?


Comment by fanboy
  • someone needs to do this for all of jj’s random appearances

    December 16, 2015 @ 10:14 am
  • Comment by Bobby Puleo
  • Fetty clearly says “I’m a devil worshiper.”

    December 16, 2015 @ 11:44 am
  • Comment by The Bity
  • they’re so hot right now. they’re good. who do they skate for?

    December 16, 2015 @ 11:51 am
  • Comment by Will
  • Dane Brady is truly a weird noodle on the board, a thing to behold. IGSOTY, IMO.

    December 17, 2015 @ 1:25 am
  • Comment by Coop
  • Glad that Dane is getting so much attention lately. Blobys for SOTY squad of the year

    December 17, 2015 @ 3:38 am
  • Comment by wayne brady
  • been following dane bradys instagram for a few months and its flawless

    December 17, 2015 @ 8:25 am
  • Comment by Mathew
  • Damn the “looking at the front door” vid by tombo is so good..Torres kink noseslide..bobby back tail w/ garbage bag flying around (years before it was a thing hahaha).so much good stuff.

    December 17, 2015 @ 3:08 pm
  • Comment by SAD
  • West coast stuff that only kinda sucks

    December 18, 2015 @ 2:10 am
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