First Post of 2015

January 5th, 2015 | 5:20 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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The Grand Central of the jet age.” Photo via Paul Young.

Happy New Year. Last week was a wash. Not much happened, nor did a lot of #hot #new #content appear on the skateboard internet. If you want to catch up on stuff you missed in 2014, beyond the standard year-end sources, check Slam City Skates’ list of favorite parts from British skateboarders of note or your “favourite” European skateboarder’s “favourites” from the year.

Discovering how fun and unrefined Hungarian skateboarding looks was one of our “favourite” developments of 2014, so here’s the new one from Budapest’s Rios Crew.

This is cool, but where’s the footage of the Trahan Washington Square kickflip?

ConEd Banks seems like a horrible place to spend prolonged time at during a summer (or fall) trip to New York. Three Up Three Down is a great place for a nap though.

Sean Malto, on the struggle of only being romantically admired by 15-year-old girls.

Ripped Laces’ annual list of the year’s best skate shoes. No Supreme Foams?

Even though you’d wind end up sharing it with a bunch recently divorced, “skating past a mid-life crisis” art directors, they should build one of these in Central Park.

Like most things, uptown is a lot more fun in the summertime. Cool kickflip, btw.

Unswayed by the fact that no storied skate company has ever come back from the dead to come close to its glory days, Alien Workshop announced yesterday that it will be joining Habitat under the Tum Yeto umbrella. Seagullllllssssss…

Rob Mathieson may be the quietest British person I know. Here’s a video of him skating around Boston and New York for Krooked’s U.K. division.

The crew behind the Tuesday vid got the urge to re-do the entire video, rendering it Tuesday-free as an attempt to distance itself from that day’s popularity spurt.

Has Bieber been channeling The Muska all along?

A compendium of the tricks that have gone down the Clipper Ledge, likely 2014’s “Spot of the Year,” in .gif form. Clipper #listicles r mad hot yo.

I watched that movie The Notebook. You ever watch that?” — Mike Tyson

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Nick Young is the frontrunner for the Sports Desk’s S.O.T.Y. Also, people on Twitter are already calling this the dunk of the year.

Quote of the Week:

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If you’re curious as to where we were at before this year (or bored…yeah, you’re probably bored), here are the first posts from 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Now That’s What You Call A Good Morning

March 10th, 2014 | 10:56 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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It may be back to 25 degrees on Thursday, but at least it gets dark at 7!

When was the last time there was something as unanimously loved by skateboarders from all walks of life as Bobby Worrest’s all-Pulaski part? Has there even been a part predominantly (only?) filmed at a single plaza spot since Stevie in The Reason? Also, here’s Boil the Ocean theorizing on the correlation between the economic downturn and the ability for these sorts of parts to exist. Or something?

Probably listened to DJ Khaled’s McDonald’s commercials 40 times last week. Looks like these guys are equally big fans. (Are they better than Flex’s Western Beef commercials though?) “It’s a recession out there and I love food that’s only for $1!”

Brandon Westgate remixed via #Tumblr-as-an-aesthetic.

A VHS cam throwaway reel from the LurkNYC dudes. There are some cool photos of that crew over here as well.

Mudo Zine interviewed Neil Macdonald of Science Versus Life (which, for those who don’t know, could be considered the Chromeball of exclusively British skateboard magazines) about how skate coverage has changed, but also sorta stayed the same, i.e. energy drink ads have been around since before you started skating.

The perils of posting about Osiris D3s on your website: People Earth’s last remaining population of Gravers will hit you up offering $200 for a pair after a cursory Google search leads them your way.

Skateboarders are a confused bunch, so Kingpin took notice and compiled a #listicle of its most outrageous style switch-ups. Should we do a New York edition?

Transworld interviewed Joeface about working in the skate industry, and posted a bunch of his photos. (ICYMI: Joeface’s Tony Durao “Best of” remix.)

Really enjoyed this Lyon bro cam / party cam clip by French guys who love rap, ledges and beer. (J.B. Gillet cameos included.) Also really wish that Travis Scott beat got given to a better rapper.

R.I.P. Delancey Popeye’s :'(

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Russell Westbrook had a triple double in twenty minutes of play last week, but then the Thunder lost to the Lakers on national television due to a career game from…Jodie Meeks.

Quote of the Week:
Inquisitive Supreme Employee: “Matt, why aren’t you in school right now?”
19-Year-Old High School Sophomore: “It’s a half day.”
Inquisitive Supreme Employee: “It’s 10:30.”

Can this shit pls end? Thx. (BTW new gear available this week.)

Breaking Boards

September 30th, 2013 | 5:23 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Still the best piece of photography in 2013.

This has to be one of the slowest news weeks in the past few years of doing Monday Links. Can’t wait for basketball season to start.

We can keep making up hypothetical narratives about why our favorite skaters haven’t had any footage in ages, but at least Fred Gall has been #relevant for twenty years and counting. He has a new part on The Skateboard Mag site with kickflip backside noseblunts in it ‘n stuff. (Here’s an alternate YouTube link.)

Ripped Laces investigates the Osiris D3’s second or third life. This time, it’s mostly confined to the shelves of Italian sports retailers.

The first post-Beef Patty video blog entry from Johnny Wilson and co.

Some guy did a frontside lipslide up Black Hubba.

A few cool homie videos popped up recently:Ripstick,” which is filmed around New York state, “Slime 2” (Leo Gutman sighting!), and “Porch Mafia,” a New York and Long Island-based project with a reutilization of Rick Howard’s song from Goldfish.

Skateboarding is weird in 2013, man.

On that very same topic, Chris Nieratko found the quintessential Dylan Reider lookalike at a skatepark in Belguim, interviewed him, and then got in touch with Reider himself to give his (brief) take on the legions of doppelgangers out there.

The part about there being enough time for it to go from day to night when you drive from Peekskill to Manhattan seems a bit exaggerated (this isn’t L.A…), but there’s some cool stuff in this Dustin Younie part from Belief’s Ever Upward video.

Every international #indie skate company with a following in the States seems set on having at least one New York guy on their roster. After an odd stint on Jart, Billy McFeely is riding for Pass Port.

Next time you’re complaining about how there is nowhere fun to skate, remember that people in Myanmar would think you’re an asshole.

The 12th & A renaissance seems well under way. People are filming there again, and the Labor bench that slowly disintegrated at T.F. last year has been resurrected.

Quote of the Week: “I have a theory that Time Warner deliberately hires idiots to work their phones so you can’t negotiate with them.” — Bar Homie

The weather is going to be incredible this entire week.

Tryna Live Comfortable…

January 23rd, 2012 | 8:30 am | Daily News | 12 Comments

It finally snowed. Can you people shut up now? Did you get a chance to rock your ‘Lo boots? It’s supposed to be 52 and rain today, so hopefully, this is all gone by Tuesday. Photo by Ian Reid.

New York is kinda hurt, huh? Our baseball team doesn’t have a soul, our basketball team is permanent garbage, our hockey team is irrelevant, our best rapper is 42 (thus also garbage), and our best rapper of the last ten years is serving a 75-year prison sentence. So, it makes perfect sense for our hopes to rest on a doofy whiteboy quarterback…

Shout out to the Lev and the Palace crew. They won a European Skate Brand of the Year award. They’re also riding around and getting it.

E.J. put together a nine-minute homie cam montage featuring Yaje shredding flatbars, people dressed as robots vibing out to 2007 electro hits, and Juicy J cameos. This clip makes E.J. the first person to edit footage of Black Dave the Skater to music by Black Dave the Rapper. If you’re into art and shit, check out this video of E.J’s recent show, Inimicus.

Some nostalgic reflections on Slap, and the generally grim future of print skateboard magazines from a shop owner. That blog also has a respectable alternative list to Transworld‘s “Top 30 Most Influential” from last month.

Skate Mental pays homage to skateboarding’s most infamous shoe and the largest overlap between early-2000s skater and graver (goth + raver = gothic raver = graver) culture, the Osiris D3, in their spring 2012 catalog.

Be Pretty is a NY-based video by Esteban Jefferson. They have been putting it online piece-by-piece throughout the past week. Young kids shredding cutty New York spots. Not mad at it.

Late, but the DQM site has an interview up with Brian Delatorre discussing the Skateboarder cover, iPhones, Instagram, and falling victim to technology. Speaking of falling victim to technology — This is next level insane.

The young don of the T.F. Roctakon’s intern, Slicky Boy, has a new freestyle out over the How To Make It In America theme… “Made me spend all my ones on 2 Bros. / I want two of those slices / ’cause my mind is feelin’ real righteous.”

Already posted this on Facebook, and it has nothing to do with skating, but in case you missed it, this is the most G shit ever. If a skater was going to jump out of the ninth story of a Wilshire Boulevard office building, who would have the best chance of talking him down? Carroll? Rick? The Muska? Rob C? Tony Hawk? Peter Bici?

Quote of the Week: “People who take other peoples video work and remix it are simply faggots.” — Hella Clips Comment on the QS Ishod Remix Teaser


Torey 2 Beerz video on Wednesday. Ishod video on Friday. The NPBS mixtape celebrates its one-year anniversary around this time. If you didn’t download it a year ago, 2011 probably sucked for you.