Late start to the last day of the week over here. Been on a bender since the ~party~ obvs, but we good now xoxo. Thanks to everyone who came out, really means a lot. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now.
Special tribute edition of the top 10 below. Also FYI, McCrank’s Firing Line should be in this thing, but it’s just too long and would make this clip like three minutes long :) Have a good weekend. Rest in peace Dylan Rieder. Tell your friends you love them.
10. Jaws via “THF Foundation Secret Session” video [link] 9. Blake Johnson via Instagram [link] 8. Zach Panebianco via “Shoot All Skaters Export: Chris Mulhern” [link] 7. Adrian Del Campo via @weigerv on Instagram [link] 6. Mike Carroll via Girl’s Washington State video [link] 5. Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 4. Kyle Walker via “Surveillance 02” [link] 3. Oscar Navarro via “Magnified” [link] 2. Milton Martinez via Instagram [link] 1. Dylan. [link]
Our new capsule with Nike SB releases on Thursday, October 13 in skate shops worldwide. It includes a special, #lowkey colorway of the Bruin Hyperfeel, a heavyweight longsleeve pocket tee, and a Lamborghini of a wool coach jacket that exudes grown and sexy confidence. Thanks Ripped Laces for the love ♥
Skateboarding in 2016 is a strange place, and this early 2000s nostalgia is really hitting critical mass man. Whatever incarnation of Osiris still exists re-added Tyrone Olson and Peter Smolik to their team, a year after Smolik aired out the company for denying him a snow camo Navigator and pushing Slimer-colored footwear. “The Storm already passed homie, let’s get the hurricane on and the tornado.” I don’t know dude.
Yesterday, we were talking about how much American currency it would take for us to attempt a caveman boardslide on the rail that goes down from the middle stage at House of Vans. This guy crooked grinded it.
This part is way less ledge dance-y than I remember it. It’s more bump-to-cans and bump-to-fences than anything, and surprisingly #current in that regard. The song is still the worst rap song in a skate video ever unless someone skated to Wale.
Back over the two minute mark this week. Did MACBA replace Republiqué as the most oft-seen skate spot on the Instagram explore page this year? Seems like the place is having a bit of a social media-led resurgence via locals after falling out of favor for a lot of teams taking trips to Barcelona the past few years. Also a huge week for the all-feet-off backside 360. Already made a .gif of the #1, don’t worry ;) Have a good one.
10) Cyrus Bennett via HD Video Blog #23 [link] 9) Walker Ryan via DVS Welcome Part [link8) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link] 7) Kevin Taylor via “Kevin Taylor x Love” [link] 6) Nick Boserio via @polarskateco on Instagram [link] 5) @miguelsdprieto via Instagram [link] 4) Spanky via “Magnified” [link] 3) Fran Molina via Instagram [link] 2) Daan Van Der Linden via “Spitfire Commercial” [link] 1) Junior Nyame via @manolostapes on IG [link]
After tweeting an apparently controversial statement re: the superiority of ledges to bowls, we hired a P.R. firm to do some damage control as to not alienate our transition-leaning audience. Our strategy became to boost the QS office’s annualconcessionsof skateparkcoverage. The sentiment of those offended by the said tweet was “you’ll understand when you’re older,” so maybe its time for us to include more news items about transition obstacles four feet and under.
Illicit social media posts lead us to believe that the skatepark being built in place of the Fat Kid Spot is nearing completion. Some instructed to never stop hopping fences via Xenu have been doing so, giving us the first glimpse of a relatively #lowimpact park. It contains some otherwise scarce “straight [fucking] ledges” (a plus, considering they tore down some bust-free straight [fucking] ledges to create this place), and a bowl small enough to entice ledge skaters entering their twilight years. Remember, rock fakies on transition are the sole exception to the rule of the forbidden fourteen…
[Prob important: Cops are giving trespassing tickets to anyone hopping the fence.]
This all comes after a year-plus delay of D.O.T. red tape. (I think some kids who started skating after they fenced off the Banks for bridge construction are pro already.) They built the new McCarren park in five hours, but put a skatepark under a bridge and it turns into Sagrada Familia. Shout out to the D.O.T. for having a sick logo though.
“Yeet” is the new mini vid from Blue Couch. Features a pretty wide swath of spots around the city, a ton of night footage, and some #very #interesting line choreography at the Crackhead Park on 27th and 2nd Avenue. Also the back tail fakie on the fat flatrail on Water Street was really chill. Generic skate house song idk.