Alltimers Presents: She’s Garbage

December 5th, 2014 | 6:15 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

she;s garb bud

Fresh off a perhaps the most wonderful consign one could ever get, the physicists at Alltimers have zeroed in on the opposite side of the spectrum to celebrate the launch of their webstore and holiday collection.

Garbage — moreso than even metal curbs or cellar doors — has long been the lifeblood of skateboarding in this city of trash. It has allowed us to convert barren spaces like Tompkins, T.F. West or Astor Place into world renown institutions, sought out by visitors from across the globe who just hope to get a whiff of what half-eaten Halal food, coffee and YooHoo smells like when mixed together. Thank you garbage, for your decades-long support of this thing that we do.

Features Marisa Tomei, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer, Keith Denley, Kevin Tierney, Alex Olson, Torey Goodall, and too many others to run a full list down.

Clean up with some chill gear at Alltimers.com. They have Tomei cruisers. When those are gone from there, they’re gone forever.

Have a good weekend.

Filed Under: Daily News | Tags: ,

Five Favorite Parts With Brandon Westgate

December 4th, 2014 | 11:55 am | Features & Interviews | 1 Comment

westgate cronan 180

Hollister S/S 2015. Photo by Sean Cronan.

After taking into account the ages of past participants in our favorites series, we realized they typically hover above thirty, hence recurring Sheffey Life Story and Gonz Video Days recollections. We reached out to Brandon Westgate, who recently made headlines after a rather wild Thrasher cover, for some perspective on what those under 30 are into. Unsurprisingly, every skater’s favorite parts always end up more-or-less tied to their formative years. This one strikes a nice balance between nostalgia, and “my friends are my favorite skaters”-isms of the Jake piece.

2014 New York Skateboarding Year in Review: 25-21

December 3rd, 2014 | 2:20 pm | Features & Interviews | 13 Comments

25-grease

(The list series formerly known as “The Events That Defined New York Skateboarding in 20__”)

If you started reading our award-winning skateboard website in 2014, we should inform you that every December, we turn the mundane into the fantastic by counting down the moments that shaped skateboarding in this fine city throughout the past twelve months. They are listed in rough order of importance, depending on how you define the word “important.” A fun way to reminisce for those who were there, and a way to get informed for those who were not. Enjoy ;)

Previously…2013: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2012: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2011: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2010: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2000s: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-2, #1.

25. The Grease Banks

We begin our year-end countdown with where we began last year: skate deterrents. Where would we be if not for those who try to stop us?

We’re accustomed to having buckets of water poured on us by people who live above diamond-plate skate spots, or eggs thrown at us by kids out of project windows. Hell, in Barcelona, we saw someone throw bleach from a window on a drunk crowd of skateboarders outside a bar. But this fall, after becoming an accidental neighbor with Chinatown’s latest bank spot, a restaurant poured kitchen grease all over the obstacle of interest, which — short of maybe smearing shit all over a spot — is the most hateful skate deterrent of all time, especially in less-detectable low light.

Never Drop That Alcohol

December 1st, 2014 | 6:57 am | Daily News | 12 Comments

coachella crew

Happy internet list season! Best Instagram Post by a Pro Skateboarder — 2014. #coachellacrew

15 seconds of unseen Jake Johnson footage from a 2007-ish Adidas footage tape.

Ishod Wair’s Paych part in Paych. While you’re at it, give Paych a vote for “Best Indie Video of the Year” over on the Transworld site. Purchase here.

Volume #10 of the cell phone footage from the Paych dudes. Based on the increasing ratio of skateboarding : night club footage in these, the “Most Productive Crew” title will no longer be relevant by February fashion week. Maybe they make it to September.

Boil the Ocean on the most controversial backside flip to never happen. Who has a nice TV and wants to host a Plan B premiere tomorrow? Preferably below 14th Street.

Not in the habit of referring people towards L.E.S. Park footage, but the shit Brandon Westgate does in his Ricta commercial (Ricta!) is pretty wild.

“Nah, I never had [360 flips] like that. Never over something or down anything. Never consistently. There would maybe be a day here or there where I would have them lovely on flatground but then they’d be gone. I could never hold on to a good tre flip.” All of us “I learned how to 360 flip 100 times, but forgot how to 360 flip 101 times”-people have something in common with Gino Iannucci! Similarities end there :(

Far from comprehensive, but Kingpin has a brief R.I.P. Para-lel edit. (Also: Relevant.)

500 Degreez-centric #musicsupervision is cool. The end of that clip isn’t.

TWS has a detailed interview with Danny Renaud about coming back from the dead. Dude would probably make a good Epicly Later’d.

Skate Witches 2k14: Brujas, the all-girl Latina skate crew from The Bronx.

Get me back to Paris.

The new Lurk NYC video, Strangers, will be premiering at Sunshine Cinemas on Wednesday, December 10 at 8 P.M. Flyer here.

Spot Updates: This might be a few weeks late — like, who really even skates downtown anymore? — but the slanted ledges at Battery are back. The ground is a little worse, and the runways a bit narrower due to some new pre-knobbed benches in the way. They even threw in a four-stair and two new manual pads. No telling if it’s a bigger bust now, but the “No Skateboarding” signs are all still up.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Russell Westbrook for M.V.P

Quote of the Week: “I hate the woods, have you ever seen The Blair Witch Project?” — Matthew Perez

In the event that you need a Monday morning dose of idiocy

Black [Dave] Friday

November 28th, 2014 | 4:28 am | Daily News | No Comments

bd back 180 nosegrind

Photo by Sean Cronan

Thanksgiving weekend is the new Christmas on the skateboard internet. Rather arguing with drunk relatives, getting roped into buying unnecessary shit, and sneaking out to hit da club at midnight, we get an onslaught of skate videos (see here, here and here.) To cap the week off is a new part from Black Dave, who shares a first name with today’s tradition of violence in big box stores.

For years, we have been lead to believe that rapping to any degree of success and skateboarding to any degree of success are mutually exclusive endeavors. B.D. might’ve gone through a variety of incarnations in his time — from Flobe Dave, to the “wow, he’s getting really good”-Dave in Trife, to Black Donald Trump (can’t forget the short-lived “Black Jeremy Lin“) — but he’s consistently progressed on his board no matter what extracurricular interests followed suit.

The new part is chill, in a good, old-fashioned way of how video parts are chill i.e. not in a mixed media sort of way ;) Always nice to see the curb at Lenox get put to use.

Have a good weekend.

Previously: K.T.B.D.K.O.N.Y. Remix