The 2018 Brooklyn Banks. Photo via Bill.
Loved this addition to the recent trend of one-spot montages: “Mecca: A Everson Museum of Art Video” by Lukas Reed, which documents the life of the still-standing Syracuse, NY spot A.K.A. “Love Park if you squint.” Everything from the nostalgic landings in the shoveled out snow piles, to the circa-2002 internet titles/music supervision, to the unexpected Austyn Gillette cameo — the entire video is a fun watch. “Goodwine” is a sick last name.
Jesse Alba put together a montage with some footage he had leftover.
Max Palmer continues to be an honorary Atlantic Drifter via Jacob Harris’ Taipei one-off, “Stuck Inside a Film.”
“Crop Circles” is an amazing post-Love Philly/Pennsylvania/Delaware video that barely even has any Muni footage! Tons of seldom-seen spots, and some great skating from newer names.
Lispenard Street is #trending. Here’s “Mean Streets Volume 12” via LurkNYC. (See also that Cons Brazil clip from a few weeks ago.)
Nik Stain, Kyon Davis, and Casper Brooker skate Southbank together.
Shout out to everyone being themselves. The Bunt’s latest is with Sinner.
Here’s Nate Grzechowiak’s part from the Buffalo-based Jeb video (still a good bit of city footage.)
#TFreport: Kyota made an all-Tompkins montage thanks to all the N.Y. Ramp Co. obstacles + another non-T.F. montage last week.
Canal Wheels put together a quick clip from the long steps portion of Borough Hall to last year’s Sahbabii even though we got new Sahbabii last week :)
Watching Paris footage and not being in Paris is kinda how I imagine people going through relationship shit feel when they listen to Drake. Here’s montage #35 from the POP Trading boys, filmed during the last #PFW.
Boil the Ocean on the future of the whole “skateboarders are the original gentrifiers” thing.
Aquemini turns 20 this month, so here is a spottieottiedopaliscious 4-Star tradeshow promo from 1998.
We’re going to start issuing an annual “Non-Skate Journalism” award on QS each December, and this is the frontrunner: Toronto spent $31 million dollars effectively skate-stopping trash cans, but for raccoons looking to eat garbage — only for the raccoons to conquer the trashcan lock mechanism that was said to be “impossible” for them to open (poor guys don’t have thumbs!) If you — as a skateboarder — can’t relate to this tale of raccoon prosperity in the face of drudging humans trying to keep them from having fun, then you are a heartless coward.
Quote of the Week: “I wouldn’t wish a week in North Hollywood on anyone.” — Jesse Alba
Good luck with the school year ♥
I didn’t realize just how exclusively East Coast ‘cruising from spot-to-spot’ was, until I witnessed Malto and Curren Caples arrive at Tompkins on Sunday — riding CitiBikes w/ boards on the handlebars. I had a Ron Burgundy moment. I wasn’t even mad.
Bless your heart for that raccoon link, quite touching indeed. It’s like the modern story of skateboarding at the knobbed Verizon banks, except the raccoon version.
Clayton, it’s not that it’s exclusively “East Coast” as much as it isn’t Los Angeles. San Francisco and other cities (Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Houston, Denver, etc) it totally works, but newer cities just weren’t built like the older eastern — and classic skate — cities like NY, Philly, Boston, Pittsburgh, were. Those cities were built way before cars and everything had to be close together… newer ones? Not so much.
YoSkate – have you read the Geography of Nowhere?
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