There’s one bodega in the world with a QS board hanging in it, and it belongs to Wavy Mike. Much respect. Photo by TeamWorks NYC.
Boil The Ocean rightfully pointed out the insanity of the major skateboard-related headlines from the first week of the year — “Andy Roy Attempts To ‘Choke Out’ DMX Live Onstage” (even though it obviously wasn’t a choke out), “Jereme Rogers Arrested Following Nude, PCP-Fueled Hotel Rampage,” and “Brian Wenning Quits Selfish Skateboards Via Jereme Rogers Diss Track” (featuring a rapper with the same name as the Green Diamond video.) Looks like it’ll be a good year.
Who’s the genius responsible for this abomination of concrete work? Way to ruin one of the best ledges at the spot. Lurker Lou recomended the offender serve Jerry Duty: “The act of riding with Mraz, and looking out while he creates masterpieces.”
A lot more people would be filming New York subway clips if our subway stations looked anything like Sweden’s. Those high Scandinavian taxes really seem to go a long way.
It’s always fun to watch someone skate Los Angeles like it’s an east coast city.
An interview with Bill Pierce that discusses the “Busenitz of British music,” among other things. Also, Stripes is a great movie (and on Netflix Instant.) It’s kinda what we all imagined Miles’ military career to be like.
If you want a high-quality .mov version of Missing Persons, which was definitely one the better NYC-based web videos from 2011, you can download it here.
Rob Campbell has an ad in the new issue of Transworld.
Spot Updates: 1) The black marble spot from last week’s post is already knobbed, which isn’t the least bit surprising. The entire time we were eyeing it, we assumed they’d knob it before even taking down the construction blockades. 2) Whenever the Museum of Natural History’s front plaza opens back up (it has been blocked off for restoration since summer 2010), it’s going to have some decent (by New York standards) handrails in front.
Quote of the Week: “There are two guys in front of Tompkins with a sign that says ‘Free Advice.’ Brengar should sit down next to them with a sign that says ‘More Free Advice.'” — Bill Strobeck
Ball Forever > Rich Forever. “Party Heart” is a jam though. After all, it does say “featuring 2 Chainz” on it. Someone in the YouTube comments said “All this needed was OutKast” and they are 900% correct.
Loose Trucks Max – Back Noseblunt at the Courthouse – Photo by Jordan Zuppa – Click to Enlarge
Loose Trucks Max is the best New York skater that you may have not heard about. Largely because he doesn’t utilize the pivot-cup technology that has been fairly standard in skateboards throughout the past few decades, meaning that if he kicks his board out at a moderate pace, it will rattle on its own, kind of like kingpin-about-to-break feeling, except without a person on it. Footage of Max is hard to come by, but here’s an older part from an Ohio video that includes perhaps the greatest trick to ever occur at Slappie Cove, in the form of a backside 5050 360 out (if you don’t know what Slappie Cove is, it’s a two-inch high curb, it should probably be on the spots section.) And here’s another Flip Cam clip set to a Jeezy song I forgot about, featuring the Courthouse back noseblunt footage, in addition to a pretty insane scooter trick. I can’t tell which one is more inspiring.
Hollywood opted out of going to Prada parties and playing it low-key at Teddy’s, as he has grown accustomed to doing since he became a sought-after celebrity (supposedly Yaje and Miley Cyrus were spotted together at a popular Hollywood cafe not-too-long ago), and went on a short, rather local, trip throughout Pennsylvania. Here’s a clip from the trip, featuring the first Jake Johnson footage of 2010 (360 flip noseslide on a curb!) and some lovely ladies popping off at a Texaco.
And real quick…
You can’t skate at the Museum of Natural History anymore, or at least until Fall 2011, all depending on how the plaza restoration goes.
Ziggy got sandblasted.
There are new Newport Benches on the Westside. Complete with a high-risk of losing your board in the Hudson due to the fact that there is absolutely no fence bordering the park and the river on the opposite side of them. Someone on drugs should ollie into the water.
Bricks on aisle nine, pills on aisle four, weed on aisle one.
Dallas > Seattle
“If you throw up on the street, you’re public property.” – Neal
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