Standalone Uploads: Sage Elsesser & Aidan Mackey in \m/ and Rick Howard in Super International Tour Zone

June 4th, 2013 | 1:58 pm | Daily News | 45 Comments

sage nosegrind

Two cool videos surfaced over the weekend. Here are some highlights from each, conveniently uploaded as single versions to watch before skating.

\m/ is a video by Cooper Winterson and is over an hour long. A lot of embittered older bros might find it hard to get psyched off watching sixteen-year-olds skate, but at least Sage and Aidan’s skating takes notes from the simpler side of things and obviously Alien Workshop 3.0. (FYI: 1.0 = this, 2.0 = this & this, 3.0 = this & this, 4.0 = this?) Watching kids do cool 5050s and cruiser lines with big ollies is better than, say eight years ago, when your average “good” high school skater on the east coast couldn’t be bothered with anything besides a nollie backside bigspin down whatever ten-stair was available. Sage is likely known to some as “that Odd Future kid” (he’s had other New York-based parts, by the way), and Aidan is recognizable for having he most vibrantly-colored hair to ever set foot in 12th & A. They both rip.

Watch \m/ in full on YouTube

Okay, it’s safe to assume the guy making these forty-minute-to-hour-long Girl re-edits is a psycho — a brilliant one — but still a psycho. Even redubbing three minutes worth of skate noises for our Forrest Edwards re-edit was the most tedious process ever. This guy does it for over an hour, and organizes a decade-plus of footage with it at that. Is this what people are capable of when they live somewhere with absolutely no distractions?

Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel. Friday has a feel. Sunday has a feel.

May 28th, 2013 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 11 Comments

wonder wheel

I might need you to get me a soda.” Monday links on a Tuesday. Photo by Matt Weber.

A bunch of young kids rip around mostly east coast spots in this great /m\ video throwaway montage. Features Lurker Lou victim Matt Militano, Sage Elsesser, Aidan Mackey, Ben Kadow, a few big Dylan Reider fans, and some other people you’d recognize from the T.F. Full length video available online June 1st.

Add this to your list of things to look forward to in 2013: FTC is putting a book together about its storied history. “Featuring interviews, photos, classic ads, memorabilia by FTC’s most legendary affiliates.” Due out in fall 2013. Check out the FTC book blog for continued updates.

The architecture website, ArchDaily, offers a reasonable take on the whole Southbank relocation saga going on in London right now, drawing obvious comparisons to Love Park. “Skating is one of only a handful of cultures that forms such strong, quasi-religious attachments to discovered rather than purpose-built spaces.”

Jahmal Williams describes the thought process one goes through when deciding whether or not to stab someone, among other things in his “Free Lunch” segment.

Boil the Ocean assesses who “has earned the right to post ‘TURN UP’ in all caps on their Instagram account” throughout the next three months A.K.A. notable developments in pro skateboarding to keep an eye on this summer.

Rob Dyrdek wasted no time in filling recently vacated Alien Workshop roster spots. The new line of Alien and Habitat products is looking solid, too.

Lucas Puig is sorta okay at skateboarding. P.S. Cliché, we’re still waiting to hear back about doing that re-edit.

A few new parts recently went online: Matt Eaton in Feelin’ Friendly, Matt Daniels in Outdated, and also — who would have thought the most cellar door-heavy entry in Bobby Puleo’s oeuvre would come in 2013?

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Paul George over Birdman. Who’s gearing up to become a Spurs fan starting June 6th?

Quote of the Week: “Vin Diesel obviously drinks, so he has like…tits.” — Uncle Marty’s Fast & Furious 6 Review

Here’s a photo of Gino in an Abercrombie shirt. Chinese food makes me sick. (Has anyone skated to that song before?) Have a good week, everyone.