Conor Prunty by Max Hull, as seen in the new Shortwave Zine.
Rest in Peace Curtis Valentine.
“He does pretty hard tricks.” — Javier Sarmiento re: Jesus Fernandez. Part early Epicly Later’d, part “Day in the Life,” and all people just fanning out on what a great human — let alone skater — he is, Free Skate Mag‘s three part Jesus documentary is the positive force we need in all of our lives right now.
Public Housing Skate Team has a new nine-minute edit up, which includes a Jason Byoun part at the end.
Somehow missed this one when it first came out, but Heavenly is a sixteen-minute video of mostly Texas (?) dudes skating mostly New York spots. They lowkey went in on that Water Street rail-to-rock that Connor lipslid, and switch backside flip manual at the Brooklyn Tompkins park is insane.
When you take #RP-ing your friends’ tricks to another level.
“You didn’t want to do outdated tricks, you wanted to stay up because the tide was moving. As much as skateboarders, critics, journalists, or whoever is recording the timeline of skateboarding want to say that there are no rules, there always has been a wave. And you’re either in the front of the wave or behind the wave.” Bobby Puleo on a simple question for Village Psychic: “How do you feel about wallies?”
Oh yeah, Lamborghinis pull up into L.E.S. Park all the time.
A select few elevate flatground frontside 180s into art.
Ian Reid was down in Charlottesville photographing the protests two weekends ago, and gave NBC an interview about what he saw.
Spot Updates — 1) The bump on Howard and Crosby (~the old Vespa bump) had a rail put in its center. Someone got it. 2) Though it has been an off-and-on bust for the past several years, given all the beef over monuments in the U.S. right now, the cops have fully barricaded the ledges off at Columbus Circle.
August is a historically slow time for the skateboard internet, as it is for Hollywood, so let’s lighten the mood with some non-skate related links! — 1) And you thought the Chinatown fashion was crazy. These bootleg American t-shirts in Asia are insane. 2) Frankly, I’m sick of the Takeoff slander as well. 3) “It is possible to make a difference in the world without yelling.” A high school senior with some timely words for the NYT.
Quote of the Week: “Every skater is responsible for bringing their own wax.” — EJ
No, I haven’t listened to 4:44.