God Bless the Governor

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Yesterday, we finally learned that Drake thinks New Jersey is cool (!), as he leveraged his perfect record of turning bubbling below-the-surface songs into full-fledged summertime hits on Paterson, NJ’s most well-known one-eyed monogamist.

On that same day, the Governor of New Jersey dropped a video part.

You know what’s weird about seldom-seen, aging, sponsored, paid-American-currency-to-ride-a-skateboard, “people just want to see you skate”-guys? Fred Gall exists. (And Mike York, but you’ve seen that post before.) The case for riding the bench during the final arc of a pro skate career falls to shambles when you’re reminded that this dude still drops a part every year or so. A dude who, two decades ago, was among the first to bring technical skateboarding to modern regulation-height ledges on the east coast. A dude who’s now pushing 40, grinding down handrails and still doing flip tricks (that frontside kickflip at Shorty’s is probably the most surprising trick in the whole part.) A dude who, by multiple accounts, could be dead right now.

Also: ANOTHER WHEEL COMPANY VIDEO! Wheel companies are like cult-favorite Soundcloud rappers who post funny memes and know how to have a good time, and board companies are corporate dudes like Jay-Z with 360 deals and no heart and soul, dude. Wheel companies saved skateboarding from Jay-Z. Shout out Pig Wheels and Bronze 56k.

7 Comments

  1. You know what’s weird about seldom-seen, aging, sponsored, paid-American-currency-to-ride-a-skateboard, “people just want to see you skate”-guys? Fred Gall exists.

    ^ and ave

  2. “We got back to the hotel and he was in tears,” says Smith. “He gets emotionally involved because he really cares.” True.

  3. All the sarcasm, inside jokes and super specific ‘you’d have to be in the inner circle of our crew’ references that are some common on QS completely evaporate when it comes to a piece of Fred-related news. I love that.


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