There are spots that everyone always skates by and throws hypotheticals on: “one day, someone will ollie this gap,” “one day, someone will 5050 this rail.”
For years, people would throw out eventualities about the kinked rail beside the 53rd Street side of the Seagram Building, which is, of course, a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed landmark, a onetime home of The Famous Expensive Restaurant™, and the site of the green step-up ledges that the building’s security guards have grown an increasing affinity for throwing water on.
As ride-on grinds expanded in popularity, that fantasy got adapted for the modern age: “imagine if someone grinded that.”
“That” being the ledge that ran beside the eight-flat-nine double set.
It makes perfect sense that Noah Singleton, the same dude who back 5050’d the Historical Society “ledge” two years ago in the Sportsman Shit video, would be the one to bring that theoretical ride-on grind into fruition.
Neema Joorabchi’s edits have been a mainstay on QS Mondays for a while now — always excelling beyond what you’d expect from any edit just thrown up on YouTube. Til It’s Gone is Neema’s full-length video, from which he was kind enough to share Noah’s part with us.
You can catch the full video on his YouTube (filmed entirely in New York, except a middle section stopover on the west coast), and a few of photos by Sam McKenna from the making of the video below:
Jasper Stieve • 📷: Sam McKenna
Noah Singleton • 📷: Sam McKenna
Jake Lemonds • 📷: Sam McKenna
Tyler Vrckovnik • 📷: Sam McKenna
Kalman Ocheltree • 📷: Sam McKenna
Whoa that ride on back 50 was buck
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