Photo by Greg Navarro
It is impossible to overstate what a joy it is to watch John Gardner’s “Shoutout Earth” raw files. From the close calls, to the spot selection, to his general ability to use his superpowers to do the type of shit that only Jawn Gardner could do — raw files get dropped out of a literal waterfall these days, but this one is a special watch ❤️ (John’s QS interview from 2017 is still a favorite.)
Andrew Reynolds spoke to Village Psychic about the politics of having a signature trick.
Jenkem spoke to the Orchard Skateshop crew up in Boston about finally reopening their store after COVID closures + has a premiere of a welcome edit for their new teamriders, Zak Papastoris and Connor Noll, which includes cameos from just about every current Orchard head you can think of. This is the first Boston edit in memory that has absolutely zero Eggs clips maybe?
The Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Grandma Skateboards just dropped a Trip to New York edit that hits all the staples. Bigspin front nose on Pyramid was 🔥
You’ve heard of skaters filming parts while working a full-time job, but what about skaters who have filmed parts on their lunch break?
Fred Gall runs covert ops to skate a full-pipe in the New Jersey wilderness.
A bit out of the typical skate site coverage-sphere: The “DVA” edit from the SID crew out of the Czech and Slovak republics is full of incredible skateboarding + different spots (well, there’s a 2-minute stopover at Stalin Plaza) + the post-trick grandma celebration that everybody loves.
QS Sports Desk
Play Commentary of the Week 🏀 — “He got traded, he’s healthy now.”
Quote of the Week 🗣 “She was sick, she had a Flamboy tattoo and the same birthday as me.” — Sweet Waste, re: his child’s former babysitter