One Step Above Garbage

September 19th, 2016 | 9:58 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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They painted the curbs here yellow, and now it’s the second or third best spot in the city that you don’t get kicked out of. Paint more stuff yellow.

Can’t remember the last time a montage got me as psyched as “Faces,” the new one from Ben Chadourne, featuring the Blobys, Bobby Worrest, Hjalte, etc. These videos have a remarkable way of making Paris look like the funnest place in the world (which it probably is), even in the winter. The Rod Stewart is also perfect.

“As tennis’ stars age, will aping skateboarding provide an elixir of youthful advertising audiences or will tennis’ wealthy overlords catch onto the notion that a sizable bulk of pro shoes and contract dollars are tied up in veteran pros whose salad grinding days of filming feature length video parts may lie years in the past?” — Boil the Ocean re: skateboarding’s current infatuation with tennis. Frozen in Carbonite also tackled this subject four years ago following Gino’s Mcenroe commercial et al.

Kingpin interviewed Nick Von Werssowetz about his new company, Hotel Blue and the evolution of LurkNYC. Part 3 of Lurk’s “Mean Streets” series is also now live.

The Bunt has a tell-all interview with Darren Harper. Daniel Kim is my fave skater too.

Whoa is this the first wear test video to feature the Le Bain hot tub? Is that even the Le Bain hot tub? Ripped Laces x Canal Wheels give the Brad Cromer Huf pro model a try.

Given that 2016 marks the twenty-year anniversary of everything from Welcome to Hell, to E.E. 3 to Mouse, SMLTalk has a retrospective of all the seminal 1996 videos in two parts. Also kinda hard to disagree that Tincan Folklore was a precursor to a lot of the shit going on in videos today, even moreso than its exalted predecessor.

After the demise of Love, the Sabotage boys took a southern trip hitting a string of the few remaining plazas left in the U.S: Pulaski, Raleigh Courthouse, Legislative (safe to say this is probably the best spot in the country at this point?), Blackbox, etc.

The 917 team dropped a midwest tour video in anticipation of their Nike collab.

“Pure Moods” is a new half New York / half S.F. montage from Waylon Bone.

NY Skateboarding posted part three of their Huf interview, which discusses the rebirth of Metropolitan Wheels, the Marc Johnson v.s. Choc beef, etc.

Um, Ghetto Child Wheels is making a comeback, with almost the same team. And the god Peter Smolik already left the rebooted Menace before the reboot even got to booting in order pursue his own skateboard business venture. Godspeed to the god.

Quote of the Week
Pryce Holmes: “I probably spend $30,000 a year on booze.”
Ben Blundell: “I’ve never made over ten.”

10 Comments

Comment by Gary Headlock
  • Durham Courthouse my man

    September 19, 2016 @ 11:56 am
  • Comment by Localvertgod
  • Yellow curbs is some Toronto shit
    Are you guys posting anything from ur visit?

    September 19, 2016 @ 3:17 pm
  • Comment by howonderful
  • haha quote of the week was actually funny

    September 20, 2016 @ 11:51 am
  • Comment by blocks
  • not sure if you guys are aware, but the City of Atlanta is planning on renovating the Folk Art Park (know as Blackblocks), where they plan to make it un-skateable

    http://www.atlantadowntown.com/initiatives/folk-art-park

    “Planned project improvements include: the addition of fencing, anti-skateboarding devices and bird deterrents all to protect the sculptures”

    September 20, 2016 @ 1:37 pm
  • Comment by Clayton
  • the mention of Tincan Folklore was chill.

    September 20, 2016 @ 8:38 pm
  • Comment by T.F. SEMI OG
  • Nah, yellow curbs are not some “Toronto shit”, there’s actually no such thing as that. We make and Canada just take.

    September 21, 2016 @ 6:34 pm
  • Comment by converseplayboy
  • can someone please make a jerry hsu instagram comp!!!

    September 21, 2016 @ 9:21 pm
  • Comment by local street god
  • theres a pretty cool wallride spot down by the water maybe 2 mins from the yellow curbs too

    September 24, 2016 @ 11:36 pm
  • Comment by Awaydaysdemo
  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w5AK1XDfoEA

    September 25, 2016 @ 10:04 pm
  • Comment by away days demo footage
  • https://youtu.be/w5AK1XDfoEA
    away days demo billy rapping and giving a shoutout to qsnacks her

    September 25, 2016 @ 10:55 pm
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