E.J. with 2018 gang by Keith Denley
Johnny Wilson chatted with Heckride about some of the backstories behind John’s Vid, and the virtues of not building public anticipation to an upcoming project.
“[Keith] saw that we had skateboards and asked if we wanted to skate his ‘run.’ This ‘run’ was a planned-out continuous route of spots he’d hit on a daily basis. You had to skate it fast and without stopping because there was traffic, open businesses, pedestrians and security guards — who knew Keith would be pushing through at some point after 3 P.M. when school was out.” Thrasher has an incredible retrospective feature that recounts stories from many of Huf’s closest friends.
Yaje Popson third-eye-open at the Columbus Park rail in his new black and white part for Gino Iannucci’s Poets Brand.
ESPN’s Stevie Williams documentary is online in full.
“I’d happily give $100 to anyone that can tell me what is actually good with Pat G.” Rather than shelling out a hundo in a recession for an answer, the minds at 4Ply — winner of 2020’s “Best New Skate Media” Award — sat down with one of Frog’s franchise skaters for an interview and statistical analysis.
You’ll probably recognize some of the Mexico City spots, but the residential hill bombs and carves are the real visual gold in Loophole Wheels and Zach Chamberlin’s “No Borders” edit. (Assuming those were the Tijuana portion of the video?)
Post-pandemic plans include a trip to Marseilles.
Quote of the Week: “It’s such a downer when somebody’s not into zodiacs though.” — Franco
This was like the third song in that uncharacteristic QS Monday Links epilogue mix from a few weeks ago, but the video, song, and Kool G Rap sample are all worth a closer nod ;) Shout out 1995 or whatever.