Thunder in Eight

April 24th, 2017 | 5:07 am | Daily News | 10 Comments


Via Requiem for A Screen, duh ♥

Phew, The Bunt is back. Season four, episode one with Elijah Berle.

Really heavy new edition of LurkNYC’s “Mean Streets” series went live this past weekend. The 5050 at Chase, Howard Street ollie and Columbia ollie were all insane. Is that Water Street ender an NBD? Wow.

Jason Byoun is like an O.G. nu-age Brooklyn Banks head.

This past weekend, Brian Wenning did his first switch back nosegrind pop-out since Photosynthesis, and it looked fab. Sorry to link two single tricks two links in a row :)

There’s an official trailer out for Pat O’Dell’s feature documentary about Big Brother.

Is a “VX Montage” in an HD video like when they throw a random experimental song in the middle of a rap album? And holy shit, that 360 flip

A couple more parts from Ricardo Napoli’s Making It Happen video are up over on TWS: A non-VX montage featuring Akira and a bunch of dudes, Taylor Clark + Jarrod Brandreth’s shared part, and Bruno Aguero + Lindolfo Oliveira’s shared part. Also, Transworld, please do something about your video player. Tried to rewind a trick and had to watch a Pennzoil commercial mid-video…

Ripped Laces on the recent resurgence of yellow gear in skateboarding.

“Alas, as ledge skating gained supremacy and skateable blocks began trading at a premium due to police pressure and general scarcity, peg damage and huffy attitudes came to divide the camps, such that by the time the handrail age set in, extreme bike riders became punchlines.” Dunno about the “punchline” part, as we’ve linked a BMX video or two on here before and like ummm, ROB CAMPBELL, but Boil the Ocean considers the relationship between bikes and skateboards, circa 2017. We Citibiked up to Lenox from Soho yesterday, and it was pretty beast ;)

An extensive interview with Ian from Jenkem.

Luis Tolentino was actually Spiderman all along.

Spot Updates — 1) Defeated lol on them re-paving every part of this spot except where we needed them to re-pave. At least Avenue A getting re-paved is the biggest thing to happen to New York skateboarding since children discovered Indoor Ten. 2) Spot was a two second bust and for pros, but those rails parallel to the narrow banks on 33rd Street are mad high now. 21. 21. 21.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: So, Thunder in 8, right?! With the Russ adoration running high on here this past season, let’s take a second to remind ourselves of J.R. Smith’s brilliance — sorry, meant NBA Champion™ J.R. Smith’s brilliance. [Also remembered how annoying it is that we now have to wait until the end of June to find out who MVP, 6MOTY, etc. is now.]

Quote of the Week: “Harden is like the guy at the spot who knows how to land all tricks, but he’s wearing fat Globes and skinny pants.” — Francesco Pini

Pad Dowd’s Favorite Skater™.


Comment by Grant
  • Grant Patterson’s Bunt episode > Berle

    April 24, 2017 @ 8:20 am
  • Comment by NBD
  • Didn’t Willy Akers already do that? I mean it was backside… which is kinda harder actually.

    April 24, 2017 @ 11:26 am
  • Comment by deluxxxe
  • Yeah Willy Akers did it in the 5BNY video –

    April 24, 2017 @ 1:20 pm
  • Comment by Betty
  • LurkNYC either thrives on filming ABD tricks or has no regard for NYCHistory

    April 24, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
  • Comment by Switch Boogie In a Hoodie
  • I heard Tolentino ollied up to that spot

    April 24, 2017 @ 10:14 pm
  • Comment by roc
  • LOL, Willy Akers, who gives a flying shit. That shit was hot.

    April 24, 2017 @ 11:28 pm
  • Comment by right
  • ABD means nothing if you post it in a free web clip.

    April 25, 2017 @ 2:14 pm
  • Comment by jason the racist
  • how come theres no indian skaters?

    April 25, 2017 @ 9:50 pm
  • Comment by ej
  • Hansel

    April 26, 2017 @ 1:44 am
  • Comment by Snack
  • I think he’s Guyanese.

    April 26, 2017 @ 5:33 pm
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