Photo by Sam Ashley
Yo, the fucking height on T.J’s fakie heelflip… Also how far away do you think we are from someone ollieing the 8-flat-8 at the Met? Rumor has it that Bald Head Ed tried it back in the day, but maybe someone should take Chris Pfanner to see some paintings next time he’s in New York?
“Together, Lara and Olson have achieved a small, apocalyptic miracle: they’ve bottled the dreamy spirit of the skate shop.” Kyle Beachy has some nice words for the feel-good film of the year, the 917 Video. Also Logan moved back to L.A. and we’re never gonna see him again.
“From start to finish Sabotage 5 is a gloriously losing war against capitulation to the inevitable. Like any decent funeral, this eulogy is delivered by the immediate family, rather than transient pros, with the locals turning in their last tapes skating Love Park as it was, and a grip of tricks as it is dismantled.” More great video reviews! That one was re: Sabotage 5 via Boil the Ocean.
Better Skate Than Never has been posting some fire Josh Velez .GIFs.
Here’s a short “Summer Trip to N.Y” clip with a pretty sick ender.
Josh Kalis and Brian Wenning skating Philly together. In 2017.
Grey has some pics from the making of the Palace video / the promo for their skatepark is amazing / shout out to Sidewalk for telling us all the Don’t Watch That PWBC news segments are actually still online.
Spot Updates: The rails at Crackhead Park got knobbed, and has anyone stolen the Delancey Curb bench back yet?
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Thank goodness the NBA is back. Gotta give this one to Wiggins, even though now the only thing the Sports Desk roots for is Russell Westbrook’s happiness and well-being (J.R. too.) Must’ve felt like a postseason-esque loss if you’re an OKC fan.
Quote of the Week: “T-Pain is the black Rob Dyrdek.” — Carl Williams
I love Future like one of my dearest friends, but would honestly trade Super Slimey for like, three new Quan and Thug songs.
A week after wondering when a single video would dominate the countdown, it happened. This week’s edition is all from the Logan video — in part to celebrate him coming through with a feel-good video (on deadline!) that is sure to power everyone through the fall and winter, but also because shit otherwise just got way too crazy this week. Halfway through the week, we could’ve made a top 20. Between the new Atlantic Drift, the “Thrash & Burn” video, Herman Stene’s Free part, Jarne’s pro part, and whatever silly slappy tricks we could’ve pulled off IG…it would’ve been too much.
P.S. Aidan’s part is impossible to pick a single trick from ♥
Enjoy the summer weekend ♥
Previously: September 15, 2017