Lockout Wall Street, Occupy the NBA

October 31st, 2011 | 9:16 am | Daily News | No Comments

E.J. added some new lifestyle-ish photos to his portfolio site, Tomorrow’s New Happiness. Covers various points of interest: the T.F., M2M, Supreme, Black Donald Trump, the fact that “Lil” Andre is taller than all of us now, and how Tru Religion jackets are going to get big in skateboarding after that 2 Chainz tape drops tomorrow and changes everyone’s perspective on life.

As you probably heard, November is a wrap for the NBA. The most spoiled professional sports league in the world has robbed us of a Knicks v.s. Heat season opener at the Garden, which would have been on Wednesday. Our friends Adam Abada and Gabe Tennen printed some “Lockout Wall Street, Occupy the NBA” tees and are selling them for $15 to cover medical bills after Gabe’s recent ankle surgery. Hopefully, the slogan turns true, so Melo could stop playing pick-up games in Williamsburg, and drop his membership to the Under 40 Jewish League.

Never knew Frank Gerwer kickflipped the double-set at the Garden, like, fifteen years ago. Dude’s a legend.

The Times ran a brief article about Allen Ying’s 43 Magazine, with a slideshow of some sick photos. This one of Brian Delatorre switch olling the rail-to-bank on 33rd Street is a real standout. (To non-New Yorkers: That spot is literally a three-second bust.)

Happy Halloween. 4th Annual Naysayer Halloween Clip, Halloween-themed post on The Chrome Ball with old ads inspired by horror movies, etc., and an artsy Opening Ceremony Halloween skate clip. Below is our Halloween clip from four years ago (time flies.) We should have kept doing these in subsequent years, but we didn’t. The 2008 one was, uh, lazy.

Autumn has a re-stock of “NYC Man” Bart Simpson tee designed by Jerry Hsu.

Jason Lecras is having a photography show at Holmes & Co. this Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 9 P.M. Jason is one of the best people I’m fortunate enough to know, the greatest skateboarder from Long Island not named Frank or Gino (maybe), and a talented photographer. You can check out some of his work here.

This video, and everyone involved with it, set western civilization back fifty years.

Quote of the Week: Shawn Powers sends some pretty odd “Are you skating?” texts in the morning.

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Liv on Sundays, King of Diamonds Monday

October 26th, 2011 | 3:34 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

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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Waka Flocka Lockout

October 10th, 2011 | 11:56 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

Unable to continue his DuFlockaRant and Lebron Flocka James series due to NBA labor negotiations, Waka Flocka Flame is expected to release mixtapes honoring key NBPA figureheads. Billy Flocka Hunter will be the first release.

Three-minute long Bronze promo for Phil Rodriguez, set to the sounds of Mystic Stlyez-era Three 6 Mafia revisionist, Spaceghostpurp. Phil is the man best known for his inspirational work in the Caviar video. Until there is a team with both Mike Carroll and Rob Campbell on it, Bronze will remain to be the best team in skateboarding.

Miles Marquez attributed his reason for quitting skateboarding to watching Christian Willis skate in real life. (This is when the “I’m going to buy a bottle of Jack and drink it until I no longer care that I suck at skating” quote was uttered.) Here is a new part from Christian Willis. Hopefully, it has an adverse effect on you, and you don’t quit skateboarding.

Robbie Gangemi and Gino Iannucci were both simultaneously at 12th & A on Saturday. Photo by Eli Reed via Instagram.

Nolan Lee noticed that there was a rail running parallel to the Forbidden Banks, and managed to somehow ollie over it. In other Forbidden Banks news, there’s a guy next door who flashes a PBA pin in his wallet as if it was a badge, thinking people will be dumb enough to mistake him for a cop.

Thugs Vs Skateboarders At A Skatepark & Gun Shots Went Off!” The intelligent discussion in the comments of this video must be seen to be believed.

Apparently, there is a skatepark in Brower Park (the Crown Heights spot mentioned last week), which has received minimal coverage. This is the only picture of it that came up after an online search. Looks like a bunch of concrete boxes, but could be decent if you live in the area.

“David Stern. Damn, David Stern. Got to teach you about the ghetto, some things you should learn.” — Ron Artest

It’s beautiful outside. You should probably go skate.

Quote of the Week: “I’m just glad none of us left with pinkeye.” — The Legendary Moya, referring to a wild night at a gentlemen’s cabaret

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Torey Pudwill Announces Partnership With Kia Motors

July 6th, 2011 | 11:52 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

Click the image if you’re one of the three people on earth who hasn’t seen the part yet. Thrasher doesn’t have an embed option for the video.

Kia Motors, official vehicle of the NBA, recently expressed fears over the current NBA lockout lasting into the 2011-2012 season. To minimize any loss in ad visibility (TNT is expected to renew a contract with Franklin & Bash producers to cover the Thursday night slot that would otherwise be reserved for basketball in November and December), Kia has streamlined it’s advertising budget into sponsoring non-unionized athletics.

Congratulations to Kia’s first teamrider, Torey Pudwill!

“…but when this dude applies himself to tricks like that bump-to-bar nosegrind and the backside smith grind through the blue kinker rail, if I was a cellar door searcher, I’d be glad Torey Pudwill’s not out there looking to eat my lunch the way it seems like he could really do on the energy-drink contest circuit if he had a good day.” — Boil the Ocean. All that needs to be said.





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