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Send Za” is the latest New York edit from videographer Eryk Burton. Ender nollie heel at the new spot everyone’s been getting yelled at is wild.

“I always liked no complies, even when they weren’t cool.” Love these — “Watching Jerry Fowler with Jerry Fowler” is the latest in Village Psychic’s “Watching” series, and it’s about his Continuum part. Glad that he likes it, because it rules ♥ Doing one of these with Jahmal about his section would be just as rad :)

The union bosses at Hit You Off Management re-saturated and remixed some of Dick Rizzo’s Grand Prairie clips.

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Weekend Viewing — ‘Teflon’ by Stephán Lewis

“Teflon” is the latest ten-minute video by Stephán Lewis, filmed throughout pandemic-era New York — when the Blubba bump-to-can became the street-version of the L.E.S. Park apple, the belated Waterside steps became the most popular spot in the city, and subway spots became empty, or at least emptier. This one includes the fisheye of the World Trade Oculus ollie from last fall, which perhaps better illustrates to the outside observer (who might be unaware of the surroundings at play) how much of a heist that trick really was ♥

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#QSTOP10 — April 16, 2021

Like Boil the Ocean said in regard to last year’s best video part: “Just cuz it’s obvious don’t make it wrong.” Imagine telling someone watching the first time the “is it backside? is it frontside?”-spot went viral that in less than twelve months, somebody would be doing it twice around… Apt that it occured at the 7:20 mark of the video, too ;)

Big week for frontside flip form as well ♥ have a good one.

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Dreamer — An Interview With Jahmal Williams

Intro & Interview by Adam Abada
Collages by Requiem For A Screen
Original Photos by Cole Giordano & Pep Kim

Jahmal Williams is as humble as he is effortlessly flowing on his skateboard. He is someone with thoughtful personal aesthetics that you could never mistake for pretension. That translates into his effects on skate culture — one that he has been a part of for many decades now. A painter, sculptor and connoisseur of 180 nosegrinds, Jahmal is also a father and runs his own cult favorite brand, Hopps.

“Keep It Moving” isn’t only Hopps’ slogan, but a philosophy that keeps Jahmal relevant and creating great work. With a mind and personal history that exemplifies striking while the iron is hot, Jahmal’s new mural and accompanying short is the type of pandemic-era work that reveals how constantly evolving he is.

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… And Then There Was X

“Took this at the corner of 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue almost eight years ago to the day. DMX was stopped at the intersection waiting for a red light. I nervously fumbled to get my phone out, framed him up, snapped one off and gave him a nod. He smiled, nodded back and told me to buy his record. The light turned green and he was off… R.I.P.” — Keith Denley, 4.14.13 / NY, NY

Not often that you see such an expanding brain take on skating the Courthouse Drop :)

The Skate Media™ loves Hungary’s Rios Crew. They’ve kept it interesting and evolving for so long. Just take it from Live’s lovely write-up on Mátyás Ricsi’s new Rios part, or the corresponding Grey interview with him about it. Budapest and Marseilles — that’s the post-pandemic travel wishlist, and that has everything to do with watching random skate edits on the internet ♥

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