A Dying Breed — The One Spot Part

February 24th, 2016 | 2:12 am | Video & Remixes | 6 Comments

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Photo: Cronan

A one-spot part was once a natural occurrence and a reflection of habit. Just as partying ate into the time we spent dedicated to night clips, a nationwide depletion of friendly plaza space pushed us into the crust. It now takes a concerted effort to film an entire part in [or mostly in] one place. On a week where we are mourning the loss of skateboarding’s most serendipitous crossroad with public space, let us not forget to celebrate the living.

By previous conservative definitions, Eggs wouldn’t have been considered a plaza. It’s in central Boston, but tucked away in central Boston; the nearest store is still a bit of skate away, rendering the “run, skate, chill, go to the store”-litmus test a fail. As center-city spots turned to memories over the last decade-and-a-half and our friends went searching for cellar doors, we had to widen the classification.

In 2016, Flushing’s a plaza, Third and Army is a plaza and Eggs is a plaza. We had to look past how far they were situated from sustenance. They had open space, they had a history and they had a culture.

Today, we celebrate Eggs with Gavin Nolan, via the lens of perhaps the most well-regarded one-spot part in skate video history. The rest is just a bonus reel. After all, how much actual footage of the subject was there in that 4:30 Reason part ;) ?

Filmed by R.B. Umali, Tom Gorelik, Evan Walsh & Elliott Vecchia. Also maybe the most boom-bap QS remix / clip ever, even though it has a guy from the Bay rapping on it :)

6 Comments

Comment by Clayton
  • God damn – what the fuck is happening in this photo. Is there a jump ramp that got retouched out? jesus

    February 24, 2016 @ 11:43 am
  • Comment by ck
  • “By previous conservative definitions, Eggs wouldn’t have been considered *a* plaza…”
    ;-)

    February 24, 2016 @ 1:20 pm
  • Comment by DC
  • Can’t forget Bobby’s Pulaski part!

    February 24, 2016 @ 5:34 pm
  • Comment by pulaski
  • How you gonna do that to Bob. SMH

    February 25, 2016 @ 1:19 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • That part is linked in this post…

    February 25, 2016 @ 1:58 pm
  • Comment by jonsonjonson
  • your actually tripping for using the stevie song on this dood. i hate you

    February 28, 2016 @ 1:09 pm
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