Ghosts of Christmas Clips Past

Collage by Requiem For A Screen

This past year, nobody else incited as many smiles and reminders of the glorious escapism that skateboarding provides. Thank you Jamal Smith, 2017’s Q.S.S.O.T.Y., for inspiring us to enjoy the world on a skateboard. Sadly, we can’t fly you to Canary Islands like Thrasher can (…not yet), but just wanted to say thanks :)

Iron Claw’s new 11-min video, Not Not a Video, is now online. Shout out Colombia.

Even as an institution that often gets chastised for Rihanna songs in skate clips and bad filming, we gotta chime in here: wtf is with the choppy frame-rate, wtf is up with the darkass clips, and wtf is up with that Morrissey song in Antonio’s new Berrics part? The skating though…is absolutely F U C K E D.

Oddly enjoyed this way more than expected, probably because they skate a bunch of weird shit that nobody bothers with, e.g. they got two clips at the Gristedes on 96th Street — a Weed Maps “Summer Trip to New York” clip with Jaws, Tommy Sandoval and Boo Johnson. I think we ran into Jaws at a rave when he was filming this.

Rolling Stone has a great mini-doc with Josh Stewart about making independent skate videos in 2017, via the lens of Traffic’s Look Left.

Jenkem has a “Day in the Life”-ish feature with The BX’s Public Housing Skate Team.

Style god Jimmy Chung is featured in the new teaser for Chris Mulhern’s upcoming Love Park documentary, 15th & JFK. Anyone know a release date?

“Mean Streets” volume 10 from LurkNYC with more weirdness at Chase.

Boil the Ocean is on entry #6 of its annual “Top 10 Parts of the Year” wrap-up, and Slam City’s blog has some words on the year’s best videos.

…aaannndddd Village Psychic made a “Best of 2017” mix of the year’s ACTUAL S.O.T.Y., regardless of what the yellow t-shirts may have told you.

“Belgrade is the best city I’ve ever been to in my life.” The Rios Crew continues to inspire skateboard travel dreams far outside the conventional Euro destinations with each new clip. “Dunja,” their latest, hits Serbia’s capital, Montenegro and Croatia.

“Platano” is the new montage from our friends down at Andrew Skate Shop in Miami.

Jason Lee’s Video Days part was a starting point for a $3.6 billion crossroad.

Vol. 4 of Elkin raw files. You think Thrasher is gonna give us a Louie “West End” one?

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: It’ll never not be funny that Kyrie was just like “nah, I don’t wanna play with this dude anymore.” He lost yesterday, but this was sick.

Quote of the Week: “You should just make Q.S.S.O.T.Y. ‘The Max Palmer Award.'” — John Choi

Official 2017 end credits song ♥

‘Landfall’ — Local Miami Skateboarding, C. 2017

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“Why is that shop called Andrew?”
“The three biggest things to ever happen to Miami are cocaine, Lebron James, and Hurricane Andrew.” — Roctakon

Past the days of peak-era Josh Stewart videos and Trick Daddy’s ownership of the coveted www.thug.com domain name, it’s felt like much coverage of Miami’s skate scene has come via trip edits from outsiders. And even then, winter getaways to Miami have decreased as trips to San Juan took up winter media marketshare.

Andrew, a new shop in downtown Miami that opened up this past weekend, just released their inaugural video offering, “Landfall.” It focuses on the current generation of locals from a city that can sometimes feel underrepresented when pitted against its colder east coast counterparts. Filmed in sun-baked VX that has felt synonymous with Miami footage since the Static days, it sprinkles the city’s remaining classic spots between cutty bits of crust that visitors would otherwise easily overlook.

Features Rezza Honarvar, Khari Macintosh, Elijah Garcia, Justin Stout and Elijah Odom.

Still in Miami — Titos at Ticos, New One From Alltimers

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Just as there’s a Summer Trip to New York season, there’s an equally coverage-heavy Winter Escape From New York season. Despite Puerto Rico potentially surpassing Miami as the east coast’s premier winter getaway these past few years, the home of Khaled Mohamed Khaled (also known as DJ Khaled) still maintains an inescapable draw, i.e. are you *in* Miami or are you *still in* Miami?

The latest from Alltimers features early 2016 MVP frontrunner and Space Heater closer, Andrew Wilson, along with honorary 2004 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Torey Goodall (QS nor its un-coveted Skater of the Year distinction existed in 2004, hence the “honorary”), and Squad Massage now Duluth alumni Ben Blundell, Dustin Henry, and Charles Rivard. Gotta hand it to any video that ends with a switch noseslide, yaknow?

Previously:It’s Pickle Time,” “She’s Garbage

Liv on Sundays, King of Diamonds Monday

Quartersnacks is the only skateboard media institution that goes to King of Diamonds and gets haircuts at 4:30 in the morning. How could anyone be content with the boring stagnation otherwise running rampant throughout the industry?

Monday links on a Wednesday…

Quick fall clip featuring a lot of hills, Leo Gutman, some wallies, and two edits of the same footage: White people music edit and backpack rap edit.

A few months ago, Matthew Mooney abandoned his dreams of professional skateboarder superstardom and Googled who the oldest player to be drafted into the NBA was, quickly reignited his childhood passion for basketball, and changed his career path. Our good friend Joe Cups made a short documentary about Mooney’s streetball skills, called “Mooneyball.” Now if only the NBA actually still paid players…

Nollie bigger spins with lime green wheels in this throwaway clip from some 2nd Nature affiliates. These dudes have spots.

If you’re into being smart and stuff, Raphael Zarka, author of On a Day With No Waves: A Chronicle of Skateboarding will be giving a lecture in SoHo on November 10 called “The Geometry of Skateboarding” at 6 P.M. More information here, and it is free with a reservation.

Black Dave – Smokin’ Dat Green (Audio) BLACK DONALD TRUMP LEAK!! SMOKERS

(Late) Spot News: Grant’s Tomb is kind of a bust now, Morningside School is blocked off for construction, and that stupid NYU up-ledge has been de-knobbed for the 8th time.

Events This Week: 43 Magazine Launch party tomorrow (October 27) at 41 Grand Street from 6 to 11. KCDC is having a Halloween party on Saturday. 2nd Nature is having one on Saturday too.

If you’re running low on Halloween costume ideas, this one is sure to be a guaranteed hit with the ladies.

Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “Every time I have Swiss bearings, it seems like everyone else’s are better than mine.”
Isak Buan: “Yeah, it’s sort of like having a girlfriend.”

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