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Photo via @DimeMTL’s Instagram

Is this roller derby girl skating around L.A. eligible for Skater of the Year contention? Can Heather Graham present the award to her instead of Phelps if/when she wins? Her part has about five viewings right now, which is more than most skateboard parts these days. (Skip to the 2:00 mark of the video.)

Brian Anderson has a five-minute video interview out, in which he skates around a few parks and discusses leaving Girl, starting up 3D, openly tall skaters, etc.

Here’s the extended version of the openly tall Jake Johnson’s May 2012 Transworld interview, which preceded his “going pro” section in The Cinematographer Project.

John Cardiel and Aaron Herrington have interviews in the new Grey mag.

New video blog from the Beef Patty crew.

Following our review of The Accidental Playground, NY Skateboarding uploaded a three-minute video about the Volcano that was included on the Deathbowl to Downtown DVD (and was maybe on the 511 VHS?)

Some largely unused New York footage from 2006-2010 featuring Rodney Torres, Luis Tolentino, Eli Reed and other familiar faces.

Pat Galloway has a new part for Coda online in which he summons the spirit of 1999 by skating the Houston Park rail off the ledge.

“Adult contemporary” New York skateboarding via the Mood NYC crew.

That high ledge to bank behind Supreme is like a thing now, huh?

We have a new title holder for “The Whitest Skate Spot in New York!”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week:Just replace the entire Atlantic Division with replays of GSW-OKC.” Not opposed to that at all. See exhibit A and exhibit B.

Quote of the Week: “I don’t really like candy, but I’m into desserts.” — Greg Huff

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Our best of series starts this week. Past editions — 2012: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2011: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2010: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2000s: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-2, #1

Grit & Grind

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Apparently, D. Wade is a D. Reider fan. He’s not the only one.

Chrome Ball’s 900th post is dedicated to the Brooklyn Banks — “A testament to the resourcefulness of skateboarders when they can just be left the fuck alone.” In case you weren’t going on the site several years ago, we posted a series of interviews about the Banks in 2010, after the spot got completely shut down for bridge repairs.

Nick vonWerssowetz’s new video, CCTV, is great. Mostly filmed in New York, save a part in San Francisco. Great spot selection, presentation, and a soundtrack for all those yet to embrace Future / the future. Features Shawn Powers, Adrian Vega, and others. The DVD is for sale online and at Labor Skateshop for $10.

Check out Hopps Skateboards’ spring/summer 2013 collection on their new website.

Taji interviewed Galen over on the Vice site about his latest arthouse triumph, Mmm.

Were things better when Habitat’s logo was busier?

Mandatory reportage of Corey Rubin and Loose Trucks Max sightings: A sixteen-minute bro cam clip of the Brooklyn homies. All they wanna do is have some fun.

Zered and Eli shred around New England and go lobster fishing in the new Converse commercial.

Notable New York-based web parts: Pat Galloway for Michigan’s Plus Skateshop and Jordan Trahan in WeSC’s “Boroughs to Bayous.”

P. Rod v.s. the Bayside Ten in Queens, 2008.

ICYMI: The second chapter in a tumultuous month for sponsor resignations.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Tayshaun Prince dunks on three Thunder players at once. You know what’s weird? Prince has been in the conference finals seven times in his career; Kobe and Duncan have eight appearances.

Quote of the Week:

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— Badgalriri responds to a devout J.R. Smith fan. Unfortunately, she was right.

Thanks to everyone who linked up the Forrest Edwards edit. Let’s go Grizzlies.