Click to enlarge. The scan is from the extensive Gino Iannucci archive over at the Chrome Ball Incident. The other day, we were talking about how great it’d be if the Javitz Center was still around. New York could definitely use another empty park with a bunch of three-sets, some mellow ledges, and no bust factor.
Some people pointed out a few omissions from last Friday’s rap video skate part post, namely Quim Cardona from Eastern Exposure 3 (which wasn’t an actual part), Joey Suriel from Street Cinema (only an intro, but his choice of rapping over a Beanie Sigel and Rick Rock collaboration is quite admirable), and some obscure Dave Mayhew part mentioned in the comments. However, Dave Mayhew has already accomplished enough in skateboarding by reinventing the way mankind perceived footwear with the D3, and pre-dating Carroll’s popularization of doing impossibles out of things with his Storm part.
Also regarding the aforementioned article, the Black Ninja co-signed his inclusion. He is certainly the best rapper of the bunch, and at this point, probably the only skater who should be rapping to his part (although the bar is pretty high for his next outing.)
It’s no secret that the C-Benches are a D-list downtown spot (actually, there are no A-list downtown spots, so maybe that bumps it up to a C-list downtown spot), but on the slim chance that you have been itching to skate there, the whole plaza is under construction for now. It looks like they’re not touching the benches, and only replacing the floor, which would be a good thing. Unless it’s clunkier than the current floor.
Well, this was certainly expected.
Diamond Days #49. Word is that they’re going to do a special GOLD edition for #50 with a big Steve Berra 5050 like 411 did for their 50th edition. Features footage of Corey Rubin AKA Corey from Finland, and a very impressive maneuver on three-up three-down.
Quartersnacks International Links: Butter Goods promo out of Perth, Australia (that low metal ledge spot on perfect ground from Full Flared, etc. looks like the funnest place on earth), and a Familia Skateboards promo from South Africa. Always cool when people from all over the globe shoot over links to such a local, inside-joke-filled New York site.
Quote of the Week:
Yaje: “Does anyone want to buy a set of wheels?”
12th & A Lurker: “I’d buy them if they were Rictas.”