Winter in Spain

February 27th, 2015 | 3:05 am | Footage | 1 Comment

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[Three weeks ago]
I got a ticket to Barcelona for just under $800. I’m going for 10 days. You wanna roll?
Nah man, I got a bunch of work to do, I should probably chill.

In hindsight, I’m an idiot.

There’s this misguided idea in skateboarding that “Barcelona is blown out.” Fran Molina eradicated any relevance there was to be found in filming at MACBA, Para-lel is gone, and GX skated the short side of Universitat. The end.

In skimming through the SD cards that came back from the trip I turned down, I realized that the perception of Barcelona as a place with nothing to skate beyond what you saw in the DC Video ten years ago is, uh, rather moronic. These guys went to two of the spots that we went to in our two weeks out there in 2011. There are endless bank spots, half of which you’ve never seen in a proper skate video before, i.e. Barcelona’s version of the shitty ledge spot in deep Brooklyn that all the locals avoid venturing out to is some insane, out-of-the-way marble bank. Plus, all those spots are empty at this time of year (notice the lack of any humans in the background of all these clips.) Who really goes to Barcelona in mid-February, you know?

Features Zeb Weisman and Jonah Miller. Filmed by Andre Page while you were walking to the bar in zero-degree weather listening to “Trap Queen” on your phone.

Shout out to Bolts Premium and Inkwell Commons.

Previously: Skate Spot Porn – Barcelona, 2011 Barcelona Update #1, 2011 Barcelona Update #2, 2011 Barcelona Montage

Did You Skate During the Blizzard?

January 30th, 2015 | 3:26 pm | Footage | 3 Comments

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“No, but I know someone who did.”

We’ve been really good at wasting full set-ups lately

Not much here besides video evidence of the fact that Andre Page went skateboarding during Monday night’s blizzard (which, for people who don’t live around here, was projected to dump two feet of snow on the city.) And there’s no doubt in my mind that there would be more footage if the city didn’t threaten to possibly arrest people for being on the roads after 11 P.M.

Features Andre Page, Matt Perez and John Diaz. Filmed by John Diaz.

Have a good weekend. It’s supposed to be ten below zero with windchill ;)

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Paych C-Roll

January 23rd, 2015 | 1:26 pm | Footage | 3 Comments

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IDFWU

We recently informed our two-man VX1000 department that their position would be cut in early 2015. After some tough analysis of current media trends in the skateboard industry, we came to the sad realization that employing people specifically for the execution of all VX1000-related tasks was not economically sound.

It’s tough to see our VX1000 department go, but that’s business :(

We didn’t have the heart to tell them they’re being laid off around the holidays, so their final day ended up being today. Before we sent them off with a sizable severance package and the accompaniment of two buxomly young ladies shaking their derrieres to Rae Sremmmmurururud’s “Throw Some Mo,” we figured we’d give our VX guys one last assignment, for old times sake.

Who but Johnny Wilson, of Paych and Horny fame, hates the VX1000 more, but would still have a surplus of un-used VX1000 clips? Given Video Blogs’ metamorphosis into HD, these leftovers from Paych went to our now-defunct VX1000 department, who included an unfortunate subliminal message in the music supervision.

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Previously: Paych Preview

‘Hella Sexts’ – QS Drop Offs, Volume 3

January 7th, 2015 | 4:40 am | Footage | 1 Comment

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Fab once famously stated that he doesn’t bring problems from the nineties in the two thou’. We’ve been abiding by similar principles. There’s not much use in bringing footage from 2014 into 2015. That shit is dead, b.

(As an added bonus to The Great 2014 Footage Purge of January 2015, I also somehow coerced Johnny Wilson into sending over the Paych extras since he no longer has any use for VX1000 footage. That’ll be online in a week or so.)

Below is the stuff that was leftover from filming for the Christmas clip. Antonio warm-ups, bananas, night sessions, how exactly someone managed to break four boards within a twenty-minute span, parkour, and of course, Matt Perez losing his bagel.

No music, but if you need some tunes, what else is worth listening to these days besides Rich Gang? (That’s not actually an *official* release, contrary to what it says.)

P.S. Apologies for downtime yesterday. Comment or email if you’re still having issues.

Previous Drop Off Installments: Volume 2, Volume 1

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Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2014 | 4:01 am | Footage | 12 Comments

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Tree via The Local Weather

Merry Christmas. This our our tenth Christmas clip. It is also the shortest out of the ten, but that’s due to some stuff for upcoming projects getting put aside :)

We’ve never issued an apology for poor filming before. We alienated anyone who could be offended by bad filming in 2007 at the very latest. However, the worst filmed clip in this entire video is one of Jake Johnson, who is the best, and a long-time benefactor of the steady hands of Ryan Garshell, Bill Strobeck, Brengar et al. Sorry about that. First and last time you’ll see an apology for really bad filming on here.

Enjoy your holiday and the 50+ degree days up ahead.

Features Max Palmer, Dallas Todd, Keith Denley, Jake Johnson, Zach Baker, Pad Dowd, Lurker Lou, Alexander Mosley, Kevin Tierney, Josh Velez, Nick Nunez, Connor Champion, Andre Page, Kadeem Walters, Matt Perez, Alex Olson, Ty Lyons, Sweet Waste, Antonio Durao, Mike Gigliotti, Johnny Wilson, and Cyrus Bennett.

Contributing filmer: Andre Page.

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Past Christmas clips: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005