It feels like ~*literally*~ yesterday that people would come up to you asking, “Is your name Andrew? No? So why does your shirt say Andrew?! Ahahaha!”
But no. It has been four years. Jimmy Butler carried the Heat to the NBA Finals in the time since Andrew’s inaugural video, “Landfall,” back when the shop first opened in spring 2017.
And while Miami skateboard travel seems like it has returned to onetime peak levels in recent years, the Andrew videos have been special because they carry a local’s third or fourth comb-through of the city’s backlots and municipal corridors. The Miami here is always a bit of a peek behind the curtain of what everyday skating is like in a place we’ve all grown too accustomed to seeing through the obligatory vacation edit’s lens.
“Yastle” is the most grown-up Andrew project to date, but still feels fun. It has that same “two cohesive parts with a bunch of tricks from friends between”-feel that Alltimers’ “E.T. & Dustin” video did two weeks ago (which seems like a winning formula, since we’re spending so much time discussing content bloat these days.) The two parts are from Rezza Honarvar and Elijah Odom — who have made a leap or two or three since the last Andrew video — with guest tricks from Miami friends and Bronze affiliates.
A video by Justin Stout.