On the Lines Like the Internet

November 14th, 2016 | 11:10 am | Daily News | No Comments

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Tiago at the Katz ledge. Photo by Matt Roberge.

Most steez clip of the day, couple days, week, month? — Juan Saavedra, Santiago Sasson and Karl Salah in Italy for “Futur Timeline 03.”

Didn’t want this minute-long clip of the Supreme crew in London to end. Also off to a great start on compiling our top 25 (100?) Ride Channel headlines of 2016.

Minute-long parts — the new…3-minute long part?! Pint Sized: Aaron Herrington.

The video for the Humidity x Butter Goods collaboration is the first time I’ve been excited to hear a nineties New York rap song in a skate video in who knows how long.

A remix of Cyrus Bennett’s HD video blog footage via Adam Lewis.

The Bunt’s season finale is with Brandon Biebel. Can’t wait for the third season :)

“And there’s also another strategy where we look at spaces that could potentially be skate spots but they lack some functionality, and then we add that. So we’ve added granite blocks and granite benches to squares that could use the life that skateboarding brings. By doing that we create these sort of meet-up hubs and social spots that really help unite neighbourhoods and give kids somewhere to go.” — An interview with Gustav Eden, a man employed by the city of Malmö to improve its public spaces for skateboarders, reminding everyone to concentrate all life efforts on securing at least part-time residence in a Scandinavian country.

Ian Reid runs down his top five moments from the notorious Ian Reid’s Video.

Andrew Reynolds has an interview in Rolling Stone.

Knowing Mixtape dropped at the exact moment the world needed it to heal its wounds.

“…it clicks in the spirit of Keenan Milton and Gino Iannucci, Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen, Brian Wenning and Anthony Pappalardo, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard.” — Boil the Ocean on Bobby and Hjalte’s “Looks Ok to Me” part. Is it too late to modify the S.O.T.Y. rules to enable joint winners?

Village Psychic behind the new Barcelona-based Be Magazine.

“Hajji’s was crowded on a recent Friday night. Femi Agunbiade, 24, had driven an hour from Maplewood, N.J., with his girlfriend to get a chopped cheese.” What

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Oooof. Ibaka game winner against the Thunder.

Quote of the Week: “They had Papoose perform right before Christmas when I was going to BMCC.” — Greg Huff

Mr. 3-2 was killed in Houston last week. 3-2 held a special place in my heart thanks to a handful of incredible features on UGK songs, and for creating much amazing, smooth, oozy rap music that Houstonians have always been better at making than anyone else. Rest in Peace.

The August Slump

August 19th, 2013 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Photo by Emilio Cuilan

August is always slow. Having three Monday Links posts on the front page isn’t really a good look though, so hopefully stuff starts happening soon :(

Seattle is taking a step in the right direction with regard to more progressive thought than “skaters = skateparks.” Except the thought is a bit better than the execution, because the “skateable sculpture” they built looks absurd and not a good way (it’s designed by a snowboarder…and Torey Pudwill.) Unsurprisingly, even when not making full-fledged skate plazas, the Germans are ahead of the curve with the whole multi-functional skateable sculpture thing.

Skate Spot Porn: Architizer rounds up some works of modernist architecture that happen to be unintentionally perfect for skateboarding.

Get weird with the Juicy Elbows “Summer Trip to New York” montage. Here’s last year’s edition in case you missed it. And if you didn’t know by now, there’s a Venice curb and flat bar at the Fat Kid Spot now.

Watch Raffie Gordon’s part and Karim Callender and Alejandro Batista’s shared part from Belief Skate Shop’s Ever Upward video. Anyone who does a trick at the two-second bust plaza outside of the F train on 42nd Street deserves a pat on the back.

Skaters aren’t the only ones obssessed with the VHS format. Is it safe to say that unlike straight-to-VHS B-movies from the eighties, most skate videos initially released on VHS that are worth saving have already been preserved on new mediums?

Speaking of formats, here is this week’s edition in our search for the new VX1000.

J Kwon / Radio Korea is singlehandedly bringing a nineties plaza vibe back to L.A. skating, a la the USC, Santa Monica Courthouse, or L.A. County days.

This Carlos Iqui guy is keeping the switch push alive.

Brian Anderson skates the B.Q.E. spot and talks about his new shoe, which has been getting some heavy praise from the older, “I only skate in one shoe”-stickler crowd.

A new old NJ Scum clip.

Someone (not Ian Reid) uploaded Ian Reid’s Video to YouTube.

R.I.P. to the Instagram sensation Bushwick Bump.

*BONUS* QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: The NBA season is two-and-a-half months away, so here’s White Chocolate with a bounce pass to alley oop in a Taiwanese exhibition game from this summer. FYI: Derrick Rose returns in a season opener against the Heat, and the Knicks’ second game is in Chicago. Also, the Knicks play the Thunder at MSG on Christmas (their last meeting was a good time.)

Quote of the Week: “I hate hearing people drive by blasting that ‘Ain’t Worried About Nothing’ song when I’m worrying about landing a trick.” — Lurker Lou

Our statistics reveal that the past six months have coincided with a 30% rise in traffic from Brooklyn visitors. Does this mean we need to reformat, relocate and cut back on the Lovely Day jokes?

The Streets is Not Only Watching..

June 25th, 2008 | 2:09 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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..but they talking now? They got me circling the block when I’m parking now!

Go That the Second It Hits the Streets

December 4th, 2007 | 12:44 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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…or Youtube rather.

The trailer for Have More Fun, Ian Reid’s new video, allegedly featuring nothing but skateboarding. The part at 2:18 in the trailer is priceless.

Ian Reid’s Video: Bootlegs & B-Sides

June 30th, 2007 | 1:05 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

As of June 15th, Ian Reid’s Video Remix is available. Instead of writing a review for it, I figured we’d do something else. While all versions of the videos contain similar boobs and ghetto antics, the skating in each one tends to change more than anything else, even though it’s prioritized as third in the Sex, Hood, Skate and Videotape title. The following videos are small sections that were filtered out as the video got cut down or drastically different sections from the first edition of the video, when it was still called Tales From the Hood and passed around on DVD-R, before it became an internet sensation.

Rodney Torres Section
…also featuring Moya, Joey Alvarez and some other people. Pretty much none of this footage saw its was into the video once it saw wider distribution. There’s some gems in there from the late-90s though.

Original Chris Schiafone Part, Lil’ Jason, Charles Lamb & Philly Section
Schiafone’s part in all subsequent versions of the video was about three times longer than it is here, but he didn’t skate to Lil’ Flipper over a Pimp C vocal sample. Lil’ Jason didn’t make it into future versions and a lot of the Philly footage didn’t either.

Kyle James Bonus Section
Dubbed as “A ‘Real’ New York Legend,” you’d have to be an idiot to disagree. Anyone who can do switch 360 flips in Timbs, not to mention somebody whose entire roll of footage is filmed on either borrowed or stolen boards definitley deserves the “legend” title.

Brian Wenning & Ian Reid – First Edit
This is the first edit of their part, when they skated to the “Line ‘Em Up” instrumental. About 25% of this footage made it into the cuts that are around today, which are significantly more updated than this one, granted it’s a lot of Photosynthesis-era Wenning footage. The intro is pretty funny, although R-rated, so I couldn’t put it on Youtube.
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Watch trailer for the remix video

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Make sure you pick up the remix video because Mooney has a trick in it.