First* Post of 2017

January 3rd, 2017 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Z. Photo by Joe Brook.

Technically it’s the *second* post of the year after the online DANY video premiere (YouTube link here btw), but let’s not screw tradition up yaknow :)

As always, let’s get anything pertinent to the last year out of the way: 1) Tiago, Hjalte and Jerry Hsu round out the top three of Boil the Ocean’s ten best of 2016 countdown. 2) Better Skate Than Never is always good for a round-up of largely independent web clips that stood out. Their top 30 of 2016 is a nice reminder to rewatch Hjalte’s Jonas Skrøder part. 3) Ripped Laces runs down the best skate shoes of last year.

Village Psychic put together a sick new remix video of Mark Humienik, avid practitioner of the backside shove-it out, and one of the few remaining devotees to the early-2000s Staten Island ledge relic known as the ABC Ledges #wenning #durante #charlesives

Conor, Jesse and Loose Trucks Max all heavy in Genesis Evans’ new iPhone clip.

36 Stair Ollie” is the new ~moody~ clip from the Marbio Worldwide crew out in L.I.

The Bunt is really coming through with the heavy-hitters this year. Episode two of the new season is with new Anti-Hero rider, Brian Anderson, who has apparently been skating Anti-Hero boards with stickers over the graphic since the Yeah Right! days.

Brunch is a fun new full-length out of Montreal (pretty sure…) with a good bit of New York footage. A lot of familiar faces and an E.T. cameo :)

Diamond Days, now ten away from a hundred.

Hardies threw an unannounced best trick contest at the L.E.S. Park a few weeks ago.

Joe Cups has hard copies of Lurkers 3 up for preorder + some other merch.

Steve Mastorelli’s new video, The Meadowlands, is premiering at the SVA theater on 23rd Street between 8th and 9th at 9 P.M. on Saturday. You can find the flyer here.

ICYMI, there’s nothing to skate at Astor again. This headline has some nerve

One thing that moves lightyears quicker than the Thrasher homepage is the Live Mixtapes homepage. For that reason, RapZips.tumblr.com has been a massive help in catching up on music that might’ve slipped through the cracks last year.

Uncle Murda’s “2016 Rap Up” is wwwaaayyy sketchier than last year’s.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This Kris Dunn sequence is fucked, but also the Blazers are 30th in the league in defense (don’t worry, the Knicks are 23rd.)

Quote of the Week
Yaje: “In Europe, you can get beer anywhere, even at the vending machine.”
Jason Byoun: “Word. That’s like the Staten Island Ferry.”

Let Roy help you get through this next year…or four ;) ♥

Finally — Lurkers 3

July 23rd, 2015 | 12:03 pm | Daily News | 18 Comments

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Should’ve brought white pants on the shoot that day…

Three years after insisting that This Is Not The Lurkers Video was not the new Lurkers video, Joe Cups followed through on his claim and dropped the official, third installment to the most beloved New York video franchise of the 2000s.

Much of the original cast members drop by for cameos throughout the video, but the bulk of the parts come from Vicious Cycle cult hero Zeb Weisman, Spring Street Mooney, Elijah “Banned in Boston” Cole, Lurker Lou in the post-ruining skateboarding arc of his career, and the skater formerly known as Djosh with the ender.

Cameos from a whole bunch of others. Filmed/edited by Joe Gallagher.

Related: Lurkers 2 (don’t think the first one is online)

Boot Season

December 16th, 2013 | 4:52 am | Daily News | 11 Comments

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Cyrus Bennett — Back Smith at Battery Park, as seen in Looney Bin. Photo via Colin Sussingham, who’s been posting a lot of awesome photos on his Tumblr as of late. It has been online since Thursday night, but Looney Bin is really solid. Best LurkNYC video yet. Every Cyrus part gets better, the homie Adam Zhu has chill tricks, and that dude Jason Byoun’s part is great. If you’re still not at terms with Drake, you could probably find solace in the music there too.

Someone compiled a more official Jordan-inspired skate shoe rundown than our rinky dink Jordan at 50 post from February.

A #listicle of the ten most iconic New York City skaters.

The Theories of Atlantis site has DVDs of The Brodies for sale. It’s $25, but includes the past three Elkin vids, fancy packaging and a photo book. The video has gotten more replay than pretty much anything else from the past few months (A.K.A. anything else since Beef Patty and Solo Jazz.) Good to see not-neccesarily-pro New York skaters in their thirties still killing it. Also, Ishod is one of the best but Leo Gutman won S.O.T.Y. on QS.

The dudes behind Film Me and Goin’ Ham have a new video called Off the Braxx premiering online tomorrow. You can check the new teaser here.

Conor Fay’s part in Seasons Skateshop’s Capital Distruct video is chill.

Lurkers 3 coming soon.

More cool stuff out of Pittsburgh: Cody Baker’s part in While Yinz Were Sleeping and part two of the mini doc about Scumco and Sons.

Old war footage motifs (?) and some not-oft-seen spots in this New Jersey edit.

A bro cam edit with a topical title: “The Knicks Suck.”

The Hahafuntime crew relaunched their website.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a city where Santacon doesn’t happen, you’re missing out on stuff like this and observations like this one.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Is there a more fun-to-watch team than the Warriors right now? What the hell was Jose Calderon doing when Steph Curry hit this?

Quote of the Week
Skate Nerd in his 30s:Ishod’s appeal doesn’t span to me.”
Skate Nerd in his 20s: “That’s because you don’t like any skaters under thirty.”
Skate Nerd in his 30s: “I like Lenny Rivas.”

Thanks to anyone who linked our Best of 2013 clip. Here’s a .GIF of the ender:

Cheer up, it’s supposed to be 50 degrees on Friday :)

This Is NOT The New Lurkers Video

May 4th, 2012 | 11:22 am | Video & Remixes | 6 Comments

It’s *not* Lurkers 3, but it is the third piece to the early-2000s’ most lovable white New York skateboarder video franchise. Contributions from Tron Jenkins and the guy who skates in sweatpants while holding a Pepsi, not to mention Mooney’s first official post-jail footage (it was recently discovered that Mooney didn’t know the difference between ordering hot and cold coffee, so he recently forfeited his white side), help it be slightly less white than its predecessor, Lurkers 2. There are no more Flushing sessions, T.F. antics, or trips to P.S. 6 in Staten Island. Instead, there are trips to Barcelona, mad cutty Brooklyn spots, and fun times at the Supreme L.A. bowl. A lot changes in eight years, doesn’t it?

Features Charles Lamb, Ty Lyons, Matthew Mooney, Josh Velez A.K.A. Josh Veledge, Ritch Swain, Mat Terwilliger, Taji Ameen, Lurker Lou, Pryce Holmes, Ted Barrow (all-Lenox Ledges comeback part by the end of 2012?), Alex Olson, Mike Gigliotti, Miles Marquez, Dave Caddo, Ian Reid, Sasha Lamb and a bunch of other lurkers. Edited by Joey Gallagher.

Lurkers 3 is on schedule for release in summer 2032.

And no, the spot at 1:03 isn’t around anymore.