Monday / “Nobody goes on this website during the weekend” links…
#nightlifebeef. Please use the hashtag for all future social media pursuits involving this emerging sub-genre within the content production side of skateboard media. Seemingly, #knowhomo has also began to catch on, so it is only a matter of time.
While on the subject of #nightlifebeef, rumors have began circulating regarding how this ties into Bill Strobeck’s long-awaited, potentially non-existant “video” of outtakes from the past ten years — basically an extended version of all his black and white web clips. It seems that the video will actually not have much skating in it, but be a handsome skateboarder themed documentary on this newly prominent issue of much interest, edited in the style of the Beef DVD series. Once again, these are only rumors. But with the viability and potential shelf life of skateboard videos eroding at an increasingly faster rate, a quick jolt of controversy may be the trick to give the full-length video world a much needed energy shot.
Everyone should start visiting TheSkateRack.com. It’s a regular aggregated content based blog of montages, video parts, and promos for homie videos, like Mostly Skateboarding, etc., but explicitly focused on the New York and New Jersey area. There are already a ton of videos that flew under the radar over there, like this Dylan James part, which is one of the finer local parts to be released in recent history, and full of commendable, difficult spot choices, like that dog park in Chelsea that nobody skates, those at-a-horrible-angle ledges on Flatbush right across the Manhattan Bridge that were once heralded as “Bam 2,” and the awful Philly step in Sunset Park that refuses to grind.
Adam Abada’s clip from New Orleans. Typically, people act like the only spot there is the stair gaps under the bridge, but apparently, this clip dispels that myth.
Dave Morales minute-long video part of scary 5050s, high bar-to-bank ollies in the Bronx, and satanic mumblings. That brick manual pad spot he kickflip nosemanuals on 92nd Street is gone, by the way.
Brian Wenning still skates on occasion.
We once received tickets for skating at Lenox on Christmas Eve after it had snowed four days prior, by some cop who had nothing better to do. A few months later, the judge read us the cop’s description of what happened: “For jumping and riding on the snow with skateboards.” The judge asks, “How exactly do you ride on the snow if you have a skateboard, don’t those need a hard surface?” We all shrugged. He issued us a fine. Five dollars. You can expect a lot more stupid fines like that in the future, because the Mayor said ticket quotas are essential for the city. It’s always fun waking up at 6:45 and wasting a morning so you can give the city five dollars.
And people are getting shot on 19th and Broadway now? Crazy.
Quote of the Week:
Two nine-year-old kids who just finished watching the Emerica video: “Do you guys know where any spots are?”
Observant Gentleman: “[Pointing in the direction of CIA Ledge] There’s this smooth ledge that gradually gets higher down the hill and to the left.”
Two nine-year-old kids who just finished watching the Emerica video: “Oh… Uhh…do you know where any really big stairs are?”