Been slow around here, but things should be picking up soon…
Gigliotti made a new clip. It has Ted, Olson, etc. in it.
Jahmal Williams has a video interview with Japan’s Far East Skate Network about Static 4, along with some indoor park footage afterwards. “I’d rather see Jahmal do a 5050” is the new “I’d rather see Gino push” for the rest of 2014.
ICYMI and also on the topic of Static 4, Chris Nieratko interviewed Josh Stewart for a 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Static 4 feature on Vice, and Live Skateboard Media has yet another interview with Josh, which tackles a lot of unchartered topics from his recent interviews, e.g. music re-usage boundaries in skate videos.
Needless to say, this isn’t the Bobby Shmurda clip everyone has been expecting.
If you started skating around the height of Shorty’s reign as the coolest skateboard company around, you no doubt looked up to Sammy Baptista on account of his #youngestofdacamp status. Well, while we wait for O’Dell to (hopefully) complete the Muska and/or Shorty’s Epicly Later’d, the “My Name Is” series caught up with Sammy to look back on his skate career. (The dude still rips btw.)
It has only been ~two years since the skateboard internet embraced #listicle #culture, and writers have already run out of ideas.
Speaking of ideas and #listicles,
here are ten skateboard “innovations” that never caught on. [Turns out the entire concept and research behind it was from a series Vert is Dead did this past spring, so consult their posts.] What about Ollie Pop Bubble Gum, Spoonfish Board Locks, Dooks shock pads, bearing “rims,” and Aircraft Skateboards?
Simple formula: Edit your skate clip to Migos and it will get posted on this website.
This piece on deriving life lessons from Thug Motivation 101 is a little cheesy, but its heart is in the right place.
Quote of the Week: “I don’t understand why people don’t fuck with Yahoo.” — Peter Sidlauskas