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July 1st, 2014 | 1:28 pm | Daily News | 12 Comments

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Monday links on a Tuesday (again.) Photo via Gnarcotics on Instagram

“If everything is bigger in Texas, then every t-shirt is longer in Canada.” There goes our merchandise department’s plan for releasing front print Snackman shirts in tall tee sizes to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Thug Motivation 101 next summer. (Might do it anyway, don’t worry. Fashion goes in cycles. Let’s get it…)

Whatever happened to the rasta skater? How has no one followed in Matt Field, Tosh, and Adelmo’s footsteps? New skate nerdery website, SMLTalk, speculates that the industry just got too fast-paced for that relic of the mid-2000’s stoned out #vibez.

Bronze affiliate, Dick Rizzo, has a cool “Mag Minute” over on the Skateboard Mag site, edited to one of only three classic summer songs by a New York rap artist released post-2003 A.K.A. when New York rap ceased being relevant/good.

Cue up two dozen kids with pomaded hair, highwaters and tucked in shirts trying double kickflips over the trash can at Tompkins this upcoming weekend.

Striking a pose after landing a hot move on a skateboard didn’t begin with Dylan Reider. In fact, it’s not even partial to sleek silloutted, fashion-forward skaters — hip-hop white guys might be the greatest practitioners of “afterbangs.” Kingpin rounded up twelve of the most notable after-trick poses in skate video history.

Boil the Ocean is creating a mixtape, in blog form of occasionally under-appreciated, breezy summertime video parts. Are we on the cusp of skateboarding as a whole rediscovering Second Hand Smoke? Akin to how the past few years seem like they’ve been influenced by people rewatching the old Stereo videos again?

Thanks Supra, always nice to sit through 1:20 of “lifestyle” for one Stevie trick and then another thirty seconds of links to your other videos.

“Do you regret doing the movie Grind?” “I could write a book on this question alone.” Always happy to see that C. Fro is doing well. Never forget caveman crook down Bricktown. Surprised “weird” skaters haven’t been quicker to adopt that one.

Wait, Habitat made shoes?

“What the fuck is that doing there? Who puts a garbage can on a rail?”

Quote of the Week: “Black people drinking Blue Moon just looks weird.” — Ty Lyons

Maybe not a “petition” per se, but we’re launching a Twitter campaign to try and convince O’Dell to get to work on a Muska Epicly Later’d. If you’re on Twitter, shoot him a message. Probably be nice about it though ;)

We Be All Night

March 24th, 2014 | 5:03 am | Daily News | 18 Comments

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Tino Razo — Hurricane at the Bronx bank-to-ledge, via Jonathan Mehring‘s “Making of ‘cherry’” feature that appeared on the Thrasher site, and then got taken down an hour later for mysterious reasons. Mountain Dew lifted a bunch of the photos and reposted them on their site with some shots that don’t even belong there, and no credit back to Mehring. Normally wouldn’t link something like that blatantly slapdashed together, but it’s all Thrasher’s fault in the end.

Gonna stop claiming #surfboard Vines are over. They just keep getting better.

Chris Nieratko interviews Bobby Worrest about his all-Pulaski part. (Contrary to what Nieratko’s intro says, though obviously not speaking from experience on this side or anything…isn’t the story that Pulaski was relatively low-bust back when things like this were getting filmed? Also, what is the DC montage that was edited to Eric B. & Rakim “Relax With Pep?” It’s the DC section from Eastern Exposure 2.)

In honor of the aforementioned all-Pulaski part, Kingpin put together a #listicle of ten great mostly one-spot parts. Lucas Puig’s line in the new Adidas clip makes one wonder when the first all-Republique part is gonna be…(P.S. Adidas, you don’t need to send out four press release e-mails a week. Thx.)

Another quick clip to get you more hyped for Zered’s upcoming Transworld part.

New mini video from the Sex Hippies crew in western Massachusetts and the Albany area. The title is #NSFW but the content is quite #SFW.

“It’s getting harder to come up with new ways to fix something that isn’t broken, but they managed to do it.” Really? Is there even any reason for anything besides Independent, Thunder and Venture to exist?

Lurker Lou x Young Jeezy Faux One One “One Year Later” remix.

The homie Uncle Steve put together a New York Super-8 clip for Krooked with Brad Cromer and Mark Gonzales, a la A Love Supreme but in 2014 though…

A new, moody promo from Grace Skate Co. out in Long Island.

The new Skateboard Mag cover is an instant classic New York photo.

“Can we get a Supreme video review?”
When Dill is talking to Gonz his abs look so sick.”

Remember to vote in the 2nd round of the #Nineties Skater Power Ranking Bracket.

Gunplay runs an escort service.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Another Steph Curry circus shot. Any Warriors match-up in the first round is going to be must-see TV. Actually, pretty much any western conference match-up in the first round is going to be must-see TV, provided you can deal with watching Houston shoot 1,000 free throws. They should cancel the eastern conference playoffs and make Pacers-Heat first to twelve wins.

Quote of the Week: “I’m sick of rich girls. I’m into poor girls.” — Ben Bartle

R.I.P. to the Hat. R.I.P. to any sight of spring. It’s snowing tomorrow. R.I.P. QS.

Kevin Tierney in the New Skateboard Mag

October 2nd, 2013 | 11:59 am | Daily News | 14 Comments

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One of two native New Yorkers on Zoo York’s skate program has a six-page interview in the latest issue of The Skateboard Mag (A.V.E. cover), thus graduating from past “check out” status. He discusses frequent usage of the word “brolick,” though does not address other oft-used catchphrases like “mad bodied” and “o.d.” Photographs by Brian Kelley and Sean Cronan at some atypical New York spots. Kevin hasn’t been down since day one, but he’s been down since the first “End of Summer” clip (probably the 7th one overall), which was pretty damn near day one. It’s good to see him getting some proper shine on a national platform.

We’ve been working on a re-edit of this dude’s past few years of footage, but that’s coming along slower than expected. In any event, watch his part in Solo Jazz (8:16 mark.) If you’ve burnt a figurative hole through that video from repeated viewings, his all-midtown segment in the 2010 Christmas clip has always been an office favorite.

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How’s Your Bracket?

March 25th, 2013 | 9:05 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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The new Iron Claw video, Faux One One premieres this coming Sunday, March 31st at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint) at 9 P.M. 21+. Features a Phil Rodriguez part. Flyer here. Watch the Cyrus Bennett welcome video, his part in Space Heater, the Iron Claw summer montage, or the Iron iPhone montage to get hyped.

After being the go-to beverage of under-21 Tompkins skaters for over a decade, Arizona Iced Tea finally entered the arena of skate merch.

Some new clips from the young guns: New York and L.A. spring break clip via Kasper and a 12th & A clip via Solomon. “Charles banned Slicky from Supreme because he isn’t taking school seriously. Dunions half-length video coming soon.” If you tumble, be sure to follow Dunions.Tumblr.com.

NY Skateboarding scanned some recent coverage of New York skaters in print media. Features the full Zered and Joey Pepper Skateboarder interview, though the type is a bit too small to read.

The Skateboard Mag site has an extended Dickies east coast tour photo feature, showcasing what may be the last coverage of the defunct Harlem bank to green grate ledge. Vincent Alvarez still skates it as a hip though…

Our homie Ben Baptiste launched a site for his company Sex Hippies, which is an assortment of 15-second clips, a la Metrospective.

Spot Updates: 1) The cracks in the Flushing grate ledge have been filled with Bondo, yet again. 2) Yeah it’s Philly news, but apparently the three stair ledge at Love Park is skateable again. The nineties are back! OMG!

Speaking of Love, Live Skateboard Media has a new interview with Mark Suciu that unfortunately does not address crucial issues of #art, #authenticity or the Philadelphia mayoral race.

Apparently, “Free Gucci Mane” shirts are only irrelevant for six month intervals.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: JaVale McGee over Joakim Noah > Lebron over Jason Terry. Due to the events of June 2011, Terry has no reason to feel “embarrassed” about getting dunked on by Lebron.

Quote of the Week: “This is the longest my hair has ever been, and consequently this is the sexiest I have ever felt.” — Josh Velez

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s no evident winner to our Alex Olson AARP caption contest. Suggestion: The less it sounds like a YouTube comment, the better.

K.T. & B.D. in The Skateboard Mag #88

June 1st, 2011 | 11:20 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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As revealed in the latest issue of The Skateboard Mag, Dave Willis and Kevin Tierney are officially ams for Zoo York.

Both of them have sick photos (and hopefully new video parts to accompany them in the near future), but the supporting text fails to capture their finer moments beyond Kevin’s tardiness, and Dave’s ability to skate without rest for hours upon end. A sensible alternative would have been a discussion of how traumatized Kevin is from the time Bradley threw the crutch at him and Taji, or his expertise in low-cost wineries. B.D. is also also a man with no shortage of great stories, and memorable, yet infrequent, Twitter activity. The Skateboard Mag also neglected to provide him with the proper space for a Waka Flocka shout out, which is unfortunate. (DuFlockaRant out now.)

Below is Kevin ripping around Midtown, doing New York stuff (long 5050s, switch front shoves, etc.) in the past Quartersnacks Christmas clip. We don’t have an extensive B.D. archive, but you can watch him in last year’s Zoo York promo. In 2011, they’re both much better at skateboarding than either of these two videos tend to indicate.