Photo via Chuck 📷
“That could have been me.” The Guardian spoke to several Black skateboarders — including our dear friend Aaron Wiggs, along with Harold Hunter Foundation chair + architect of The Black List, Patrick Kigongo — about their experiences in the shadow of Tyre Nichols’ murder at the hands of police.
Columbus Circle continues to enjoy its reign as the spot of the winter: Christian Kerr just dropped an edit with a days’ worth of Columbus footage, and yes, you get to see Gabe Tennen shred in it! It’s a foregone conclusion someone is going to drop a one-spot part from there by May, right?
“There was maybe a month when I was 19 when I could both dunk and skate a handrail. I could probably still do a handrail, but the dunk is out of the question.” Al Brown of the Nosesliders Substack wrote a touching piece about his father, skateboarding, basketball, and giving it one more try.
Jenkem has another part from Jake Todd’s Devil’s Pocket video, this time from Chris Mathis. “It’s not often you find a guy who picks a day job that is equally, if not more, dangerous than skateboarding.”
Gang International dropped a quick montage of the Pulaski boys to some Tommy Wright III.
Holistic Skateshop out in Pennsylvania put out a Nick Telp part filmed all throughout the northeast.
Literally zero clue what the new Boil the Ocean piece is about, but maybe you can figure it out?
iPhone Loosies Corner 🚬 — A couple minutes of Will Marshall odds ‘n ends.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week 🏀 — One of those weeks where you’d have to be a deeply entrenched hater to not give it to Lebron. But #lol at Laker fans thinking the Russ trade is going to solve their problems. (Yeah, yeah, the Knicks are screwed too, we know.)
Quote of the Week 🗣 “My leg is ass.” — Ty Lyons
Rest in Peace Trugoy the Dove 💔