917’s Second Video Is Now Live

Filmed + edited by Logan Lara ♥ (and prob some other people.)

Photos + captions by Ben Colen

Hit the 917 site for new boards and all that ♥

Haven’t watched the vid yet. Will check in with you once we’re back at the Airbnb ;)

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Cyrus, 5050. This spot is right around the corner from one of the more popular skate hotels in L.A., but no one ever skates it because it is waist high and terrible.

Cyrus backside flip in Ventura.

Cyrus, ollie out to bank ride in Beverly Hills. Cy handled this before the overly concerned locals called the cops.

Alex, tre flip. Somewhere between running the company, retrofitting a van to meditate in, learning the mixolydian scale and DJing in Ibiza, Alex managed to tre flip this can.

Hugo, layback back tail at the old Big Brother HQ.

Hugo, tree bash and nose grind. This natural quarter pipe is the only thing stopping some actor’s house from falling off a cliff in the next earthquake.

Max might be the only person on earth who could back tail up this nearly vertical bike rack.

Max, nose bonk in his home town of Columbus. When we were skating this spot, a college student brought champagne out to celebrate with us.

Vincent one foot, Philly.

Vincent switch ollie, Philly. I think Vince switch ollied into this in 3 tries.

Lotties Skateshop — ‘Must Be Stopped’ Video

It was a rainy day in May of 2011. The reigning Skater of the Year was Mike McGill or Leo Romero or someone like that. Blue Park didn’t exist. Kader Sylla had not yet been born. Derrick Rose was about to become the youngest MVP in NBA history, as Future and YC’s “Racks on Racks (on Racks)” rung throughout car systems and night clubs in post-Great Recession America.

On E. 6th Street, we were helping Mike Gigliotti pack up his apartment as we scoured through bags of gear, leftover from fashions of yesteryear, and otherwise bound for Goodwill. He was due to set sail home for Los Angeles that next morning.

“I’ll be back!” he told us, ignoring in our tear-strewn faces.

…but like a wise man one said: “It’s L.A. Nobody leaves.”

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Just Because

Wasn’t expecting this substantial of evidence towards the theory of #fashion taking over our spaces after we leave them to emerge quite this unsubtly + quite this fast.

Transworld has a a new Carl Aikens Gang Corp part up on their website, put together by Naquan Rollings. Pretty different to see an all longlens New York section.

Colin Sussingham gives the background stories on a few shots from his new book, Boys: A Decade of Skateboarding in NYC. The book is now up for sale on his site + there is a launch party tomorrow (September 17) @ Sisters Gallery from 7-10 P.M. Flyer with all the details here.

Someone scoured every IG story, every outtake, and every other cutty corner of the internet for every single Nik Stain clip in existence to make this Instagram compilation of his recent footage.

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Unforgettable — The Oral History of the Twin Towers in Skate Photos

Intro + Interviews by Adam Abada
Header Collage by Requiem For A Screen

The World Trade Center — with its centerpiece, the Twin Towers — opened just a few months before the Knicks won their second championship in 1973, and symbolized a new, modernized era of New York City. As literal twins, the Towers are excellent symbols for the push and pull of capital versus culture which, by the 70s, was really coming to a head in American society. They were the biggest buildings in the world and just one wasn’t even enough.

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