Once a surefire bet for a bi-weekly edit, the always in-demand Johnny Wilson now only emerges from the unregulated cigarette smoke of New York’s hottest nightclubs to drop an edit maybequarterly. And so, fans of everyone’s favorite skater Max Palmer, everyone’s favorite hucker John Choi, and Johnny’s less nightlife-afflicted and less-prone-to-holding-a-bat brother Andrew have turned to the alternative media for footage of Paych alumni skating knocked over telephone poles.
Sean Dahlberg, whose 2012 video Mama’s Boys brought us the first full-lenth Cyrus part and what was at the time the most comprehensive Max Palmer part in existence, just uploaded an edit with those guys, plus some dope footage of the boys skating the only skatepark in New York that requires helmets + pads, and John Choi doing a bomb switch 360 flip. Do we start a change.org petition for a 2017 John Choi QS part?
Is it weird I’m afraid to watch the Vans video but have watched this three times today?
“I’m not sure if it is the fact that they are Nordic, but more the idea that they are more socialist and less capitalist. The UK has monetised the idea of public space, especially in the centres of cities, but the Nordic countries are less like this.” …the story of how a breed of skateable architecture initially began and London, and has since been all but phased out only to have Scandinavian countries carry the torch :(
Dwindle’s official statement on the demise of Cliché. Just as Blueprint introduced a generation of Americans to British skateboarding, Cliché was just as pivotal — along with probably the Flip videos — in bringing greater European skateboarding at large to our side of the Atlantic. Thanks for everything guys.
2016 has been a rough year on humanity, but at least we found the 2014 Rich Homie Quan buried in Skooly from Rich Kids’ new solo tape, Gucci got his first #1 record, and we have Future’s personal assistant fan fiction. Shout the fuck out to Do or Die.
It’s 2016, we elected the guy from The Apprentice to be the leader of the country, Prince is dead, and there’s a rap song in a Zero video. Gonna hit up Vegas to put down a bet on that Todd Falcon Skater of the Year win ASAP.
Also, Away Days went online yesterday. It would’ve been exhausting to comb through it for this, so it got left out entirely in favor of things from the past week you might’ve missed — like the youngest Noseslider of the Year contender in QS history.
Enjoy the day off and buy something from a skateshop today :)
10) Eli Reed “Red Balloon” part [link] 9) Jimmy Cao in “JSLVX1000” [link] 8) Toly Bitny in “Cityscapes Volume 2: Washington D.C.” [link] 7) Marek Zaprazny Primitive European Ambassador part [link] 6) Quim Cardona via Instagram [link] 5) Dani Lebron via “Friends of Ours” [link] 4) Austyn Gillette via Wknd’s Who’s to Say video [link] 3) Windsor James via Zero Cash Value Volume 5 [link] 2) Daniel Kim via Instagram [link] 1) Gabriel Oliveria via Instagram [link]
Bobshirt interviews have kinda replaced Epicly Later’d as the eminent series for telling stories about the good old days. Every edition is great, but the new one with Giovanni Reda is a truly special. He’s an encyclopedia of New York skateboarding. Also #respect on the comments re: having no shame in fanning out in adult years :)
It’s incredible how the crowd consensus on a new skatepark in New York can go from “It’s so fun, flows well, actually has straight [fucking] ledges” to “it’s too dusty, everything is uphill and awkward” in 72 hours. Are we the worst? Probably. NY Skateboarding has photos of the completed Fat Kid Skatepark in downtown Brooklyn.
Life goes on this week :/ More skatepark stuff than usual, some fire lines, a bluntslide down an entire hill, etc. It’s basically going to be May outside today, so probably watch this, quit your job, and see you outside :)
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10) Juan Saavedra via “Futur Timeline 03” [link] 9) Mike Carroll via Lakai at Double Rock [link] 8) Jhett Brewer via Dr. Scarecrow [link] 7) Keegan McCutchen via Instagram [link] 6) Kevin Kowalski via Cons’ “Unusual Suspects” [link] 5) Sergio Salgado via “Psycho Skate En Barcelona” [link] 4) Zered Basset via Cons’ “Unusual Suspects” [link] 3) Karl Salah via “Futur Timeline 03” [link] 2) Tyshawn Jones via Instagram [link] 1) Jerry Hsu via Made: Chapter 2 B-Sides [link]