Let’s keep her going til the Hardbody holiday party ;) • Previously in 2017: 25-16
Photo via Colin Sussingham
Perfect video to begin your day — three-minute Jamal Smith IG compilation.
One of my life partners, Josh Velez, has an interview over on Skateboard Story. “It makes it even better to get a couple pats on the back from the fellas.”
You already know that new “Busshead” video from Gang Corp is essential viewing.
TWS posted the transcript and photos from Cyrus’ interview on their site.
“This urgent, shouty Mannie Fresh anthem, a sort of primal materialistic scream from within a sumptuously appointed mansion, stands as the best song in any Ty Evans-helmed Film to date; paired off Lucas Puig’s luxury-brand tech, it makes a strong argument for the greatest song in any video ever.” Boil the Ocean offers up eight of Ty Evans’ best #musicsupervision victories, the man who introduced skaters to electro.
Nik Stain London footage. Everyone in it rips though.
A most unexpected “Welcome to the Team” video for an expected acquisition.
The Bunt’s new one is with that dude who shared the part with Vince in the 917 vid.
^^^2017 Best of Dustin Henry, reigning titleholder for QS’ “Skater You’d Be Most O.K. With Your Daughter Dating” Award. Edited by Tyler Warren.
This one was pretty heartwarming: Monster Children has a mini doc on Josh Kalis’ relationship and history with the city of Chicago. I’ve seen that street gap kickflip a hundred times before and still said “oh my God” on this go-around. (Maybe Ride will finally stop asking us why Chicago isn’t a bigger deal in skateboarding with this one?)
Yeah, I know, l*ngb**rds… but this is a fucking amazing program.
Jahmal Williams reflects on getting back into filming in the Static III years.
Some more Elkin raw files from the days when you first started seeing Aaron Herrington out and about, and Kevin Tierney was still drippy ♥
A joint remix video for Tom Penny and Bryan Herman, two icons of “G” style.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 76ers-OKC was game of the year so far, yes? Gonna give it to Embiid’s block on Russy in OT1, but only because Russy ended up winning anyway :)
Quote of the Week: “I fucking hate getting phone calls.” — Andrew Wilson
Late on this one, but it’s cool the boys got a shout out ;)
Not sure who took this one (Mehring?), but shout out Aaron Szott :)
It’s grey out there, so here’s the clip of Muska hugging a tree to put a smile on your face (it’s tied with this video of like a 500 people rapping every single word to Glizzy’s verse on “Crew” for 2017’s best byte of life-affirming video.) It was a pleasure to watch this new season of Epicly Later’d — Andy Roy defending Jesse Paez was funnier than any bit of scripted comedy that someone could come up with, and if your heart didn’t melt at Reynolds’ relationship with his daughter and Kader, then your insides probably look like the Juicy J “Stay Fly” shirt.
Don’t ask James to trade a nice board for a 2014 Go Skate Day deck that has been sitting next to your radiator for three years. Village Psychic talked to the Labor C.E.O. about skate shop etiquette.
Hotel Blue has a new one over on Thrasher, which has an intro part (right?) for Juan Virues, and a pretty beast Charles Deschamps section at the end.
Kinda awkward when your board sponsor reposts a video of you and captions it “someone give this man a board,” no?
“Can human achievement in general surpass Chewy Cannon’s bank-to-ledge nosegrind or can we only hope to match it?” With the completion of the endlessly postponed, all-London Palace video, Boil the Ocean dwells on the post-2010 tide shifts that have occurred in the British skateboard industry.
This Detroit edit is rad. It chronicles the recent history of all its spots via an overview of changing Google Street Views. Also, it made Detroit look funner to skate (at least for our purposes) than a lot of recent higher profile coverage to come out of there.
The latest episode of Skate Muzik is a tribute to love songs in skate videos.
Someone compiled the past dozen or so editions of Strobeck video IG outtakes.
Skateboard Story is back after a hiatus with an Aaron Herrington interview.
“Electricity acts like a skateboarder traveling down a ramp. The higher the ramp, the more potential energy they have and the further they can travel.” See: Skateboarding as a vessel to teach how electricity works.
Russia’s Absurd Skateboards consistently puts out stuff that looks pretty much unlike anything else out there in skateboarding.
Gang Corp has a rainy day edit from L.E.S. Park in the summer.
…aanndd if you were wondering what the deal with the Barbara Kruger installation at L.E.S. Park is, here you go.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Do we start watching MSG again? Even though we know we’re just going to wind up getting hurt? :(
Quote of the Week: “Gin tastes like shit. Tonic tastes like shit. But somehow, when you mix them together, it tastes like grapefruit.” — Shrimp C
I’m good on hearing a 2017 Wu-Tang album, but there’s something endearing about them recently trending as song concept shortcuts for artists who are half their age.
Photo by Andre Page
Happy Birthday Pad Dowd. He once filmed four lines in one day.
LurkNYC has a new Carlos Mendoza part. Ender at Blubba is pretty nuts.
The Bunt has a [text] interview with our friend Keith Henry, the photographer who is forever on the quest for the right-fitting pair of pants.
The 2000s nostalgia continues, with Dime guiding DC’s hand into the return of fatboy shoes via their re-issue of the DC Legacy. Ripped Laces has some words on both the slimmed down and husky versions of what is essentially the DC Air Max 95.
Thrasher put up a new, all-NY “Mind of Marius” with a bunch of chill Lenox footage.
The double-vision intro from Spirit Quest is now online.
You’ve probably seen it, this one. New 12-minute Frog edit.
The QS Film Desk isn’t the most enthusiastic group of Harmony Korine fans (haven’t watched the Epicly Later’d yet…), but gotta #respect anyone who made the leap from growing up on skate videos to making feature films. He talked about some of his favorite videos over on Vice.
There’s a new, longer version of the Nike SB vid of Lacey Baker skating around the city, which you’ve seen in commercial form of as pre-roll on Thrasher, etc.
Seems like there’s a sick spot under all those Halloween decorations.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Kyrie Irving on the C’s is 2011 D. Rose I guess?
Quote of the Week: “Strike one, that’s her man. Strike two, that’s her other man. Strike three, she’s a fed.” — Dallas Todd
Photo via The Shady One
Yo the new full-length Gang Corp video is incredible. Impossible to watch it and not get hyped. Made me wanna go to midtown and hit spots we haven’t tried skating in years.
Please donate what you can to the Harold Hunter Foundation, which is doing a rout of fundraising right now. “A donation big or small will help enable them to provide mentoring, life skills workshops and college/career readiness activities for young people who would otherwise have no access to these vital services.” The best skater from New York is a H.H.F. alumnus so they’re doing real good work over there ♥
The Dominican government DMed Luis Tolentino and asked him to represent D.R. in the Olympics. Idc what your position on the Olympics is…that’s pretty beast.
Boil the Ocean is tweaking its business model away from long-winded musings on the world of skateboarding to give us the Uber of skateboard filmers.
The latest episode of Skate Muzik has a detailed interview with Eli Gesner about the music supervision from the early Zoo York videos.
Jake, Zered, Eli + Mehring go to a place not known for having spots and look for spots.
Jesse and his dad went to Hawaii to film a video for Stussy.
The Tennyson Corp. put together a cameo-laden compilation of Jaime Reyes footage, the first girl I can remember seeing footage of in an east coast skate video. #respect.
Someone found a stash of photos of Pepe Martinez skating his driveway in 1988.
Brian Kelley has spent the past couple years searching for all sorts of ephemera from New York City’s transit system. His collection became this massive book that is essentially the unofficial history of MTA merch. Worth every penny for any sort of New York history nerd or graphic design geek.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Get your shoe, man.
Quote of the Week:
Pryce’s 30-Year-Old Friend: “Oh yeah, I’ve read about Finstas and Rinstas.”
Pryce’s 16-Year-Old Brother: “Where’d you read that, Parent Magazine?”
Gonna use this day before 10/17 to remind everyone about “I pull up in a Zonda same color lasagna.”