2014 New York Skateboarding Year in Review: 10-6

December 24th, 2014 | 4:44 am | Features & Interviews | 3 Comments

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Line around the corner.

Moving on… 25-21 here, 20-16 here, and 15-11 here.

10. The Dollar Slice Hints at an Eventual Extinction, Mass Starvation to Follow

Any New York-based news outlet spends at least eighty-percent of its content discussing how expensive it is to live here. We are no better, even if we have checking accounts to brave through higher prices for shitty pizza.

Since the dollar slice boom of 2010, this bare-bones food option has become an emblem for #poor skateboarders. It has been steadfast in its immunity to inflation, unlike every other pizza place that has raised its per-slice cost by 25 cents every year or two. That is, until 2014, when we began to see the unthinkable: dollar slice outlets charging TAX on a once tax-inclusive product, and promotions like a “Supreme Dollar Slice,” for $1.50. This hints at a future not unlike Interstellar, where [underemployed] skateboarders run out of available food and have to pack up and move to…Philly? :(

Seagulls & Arabian Burnouts

July 21st, 2014 | 9:06 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Thanks to inflation and skyrocketing cheese costs, hundreds of sixteen-year-olds are approaching death from starvation at the L.E.S. Park as you read this. R.I.P. New York Skateboarding 1993 — 2014. It was a fun 21 years :( Photo via @stillweii on Instagram.

Week late, yeah, and yes, “real hip-hop” music supervision is making the entire QS office want to only listen to Migos until the end of human history, but the new GX1000 clip is a New York montage of the year contender. It has everything: Jake, Aaron Herrington, lines in building lobbies, tricks on two-second bust spots, Brendan Carroll finding two new ways to skate Union Square, and near-death experiences.

FYI if you need to watch Jake’s Montreal wallride on loop

“Nobody naturally skates like Dylan Rieder, not even Dylan Rieder.” With skateboarding’s renewed emphasis on post-land poses, Muckmouth put together a compilation of “Storks” A.K.A. one-foot rollaways. Yes, Gino is obviously the king. (They’re not completely extint…Ishod slips out of a chill switch one in this clip.)

New Anthony Correa footage at the ~20:30 mark of this Houston video.

Man, this incarnation of Girl and Chocolate was incredible — just thank the heavens that the jump-cut era of skate video editing got phased out by 2004. Have you tried watching The Reason lately? It’s seizure-inducing.

Lamenting the demise of slam sections in skate videos. Didn’t they just get renamed to “fail comps” and move to YouTube? …and what person 25+ needs more reasons to get discouraged from skateboarding? Parkour slams are way better anyway.

An indoor park clip that’s actually fun to watch! Last line is intense.

A teaser for Bleach, a new video by Paul Young, who made Nevermind. Features many Bronze 2.5 affiliates.

Skateboarders riding first class to the literary establishment’s innermost sanctums, plus some reviews of books pertinent to the act of riding a skateboard. “cherry” is apparently a work of literature? And David Foster Wallace is a narc.

Omg German engineering.

Steven Cales calls into the last episode of Skate Wise.

Quote of the Week: “Is bae a thot?” — Dave Dowd

New PWBC news clip in a few hours ;)

Link Me Maybe

April 2nd, 2012 | 8:50 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

Black Donald Moss (Photo by Pryce Holmes)

Lil’ Wayne buys majority ownership in Skatepark of Tampa for $9.3 million.

Galen Dekemper reviews Chity, a new independent video that recently came out of Chicago. You can watch the trailer for it here, and purchase the DVD via its Big Cartel page. Be sure to follow the crew’s Blogspot as well. “I feel like these guys kick it with girls who go to music shows.”

The cutthroat nature of New York’s growing dollar-slice industry continues to reach newfound heights of absurdity, this time with 75-cent slices. Being a broke-ass skateboarder sure is easy in 2012. Maybe Universal News will soon re-instate the $2 sandwich and a soda deal…

Watch the official Palace for Umbro launch video, and read the accommodating mini-interview about the project over at Dazed Digital.

Some HD raw footage log files: West Village to East Village session, anywhere but Tompkins.

Was going to make a joke last week about there being a new place to skate rocks over at the former S-Gap, but it seems like people already figured that one out (consult the 1:05 mark.) Skating on rocks = mad #whitestylez.

TRENDWATCH 2012 ALERT: Bulky headphone sightings have been reported in various unexpected locations, most notably in Poland. Is it safe to assume that Poland is the only place where people get away with nollie heelflip body varials? (Thanks to Nico for the tip.)

Rob Campbell and friends at the Chelsea Park in this new clip for New Breed.

Black Dave on police brutality, Trayvon Martin, and other subjects in his latest video, “Public Enemy.” Black Donald Trump for president 2012.

This may be old news, since people don’t skate there often and it took a while to notice, but you can’t skate the downhill curved ledge at the Guggenheim anymore. They fastened light fixtures to the top of it. Not the most popular spot, but definitely the best ledge there.

Someone mashed up a bunch of movie scenes shot in bodegas into one Vimeo clip.

The Brooklyn Nets are likely destined for second-class status in this city like the other two franchises ending with -ets, and current-day Jay-Z might be easy to ignore, but shout out to him for using a Reasonable Doubt album cut and not some Watch the Throne garbage in this Marcy to Barclays commercial.

Quote of the Week: “I own Quartersnacks, play for the Sacramento Kings, and am pro for Hopps.” — Matthew Mooney on what he tells girls regarding his employment or lack thereof


P.S. Want a long read about how screwed you are? Enjoy.