Who wins the battle of most insane thing accomplished on a skateboard for the past week — Jake Johnson (above) or Dane Burman for 5050ing the Philadelphia Municipal Services rail? (As a result of those two, one of the crazier bluntslides in recent history may have unfortunately been overshadowed.)
Though it doesn’t have the particular Montreal trick in question, the new GX1000 montage has a good bit of Jake Johnson footage from Montreal.
Copenhagen seems like a good time.
Small Wheels has a short, entirely New York-set welcome video for Aaron Herrington. (Still tough to spell that with an “E” instead of an “A” given memories of a guy who spells his name with the latter.) Also, while (somewhat) on the topic of Polar, their section in Grey Area is nostalgic in a EE3 sort of way and generally awesome.
On Golden Pond 2 is a 20-minute homie video, mostly filmed in New York.
Some footage of dudes skating a bank spot that people began venturing out to in 2011, but in 1993 though…
How long until someone 5050s this new traffic sculpture in Park Slope?
Watermelon Alex and Belief Skate Shop are hosting a best trick contest at the Astoria Park next Saturday, November 2nd.
Speaking of Belief, their 2013 video, Ever Upward, is on Vimeo in its entirety.
The good news: Someone up there likes skateboarding, because the Chase two up, five down has been remodeled into exactly what it once was. The bad news: The building has been sold to a Chinese company, with “plans to expand and enhance the retail space at the base of the building,” so it may soon become a bust.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Tyler Hansbrough was about to bring Psycho T out, until he realized who was behind him…
Quote of the Week: “Maroon 5 has a hood pass.” — Ty Lyons
Slow news week. You’ve seen all this stuff before. OMG :(