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“Fixed the spot, made it doable, and then did it.” The Warm-Up Zone (the proto-4Ply) still clocks into the office once a year for a Fred Gall recap. It may be March, and well past our cut-off for end-of-the-year wrap-up content, but it is, after all… Fred: the 2022 Freddy Year in Review.

Nico Marti, Trung Ngyen, Alan Bell, Zak Anders + pretty much the whole RESPECTFULLY squad spent some time in L.A. and came back with a 14-minute winter getaway edit.

Also on the topic of L.A. getaways: Solo has a feature with the Carhartt WIP team’s excursion out west.

A lil’ New York cruiser section caps off the Louie Lopez “Welcome to Noah” edit. Yeah, he skates some eggs in it (but not Eggs.) If you wanna run back the Volcom years, this was a trip to watch.

Italy alert 🇮🇹 “YEAH BABY” is a Milan-to-Rome video by Youth Club Milano, filmed between “broken hearts, the fire of new friendships, and tons of beers.” Innit.

“The hallmark of a truly great skate video is one that makes me feel something.” Simple Magic dove into the consistently great video output from Foundation, and how to successfully reset a brand after doing it for decades.

Josh Wilson sighting in the latest DC edit introducing Thomas Dritsas and Adilson Pedro, otherwise full of Portugal #spotporn and one of the most fire frontside smith grinds ever done.

Chewy Cannon spoke about inspirations and influences for the Slam City Skates blog.

Our friends at Poetic Collective — lords of Swedish third-eye-open skateboarding — dropped a new full-length video on Free last week.

Village Psychic has an architectural deep dive into the Keller Fountain in Portland, Oregon — made famous by Silas Baxter-Neal.

“While HBO’s Last of Us has suburban Californiano moms reconsidering their mushroom microdosing regiments, it is worth pondering skating’s fixation on the barren and derelict, and whether this may suggest an embrace, or even cheering on, of the planet’s demise.” Boil the Ocean tackles ruin-repurposings and blight tourism in its latest.

iPhone Loosies Corner 🚬 — Four minutes from tier-1 great skate name, Billy Trick + two minutes from Ryan Lay + a fat 10+ minutes of Tom Knox loosies + last but not least, J-John the Don.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week 🏀 — Aaron Fox v.s. the Knicks, in a game that could only be described as a quintessential Knicks game for anyone who has been paying attention for the last 25 years.

Quote of the Week 🗣 “I love DGK’s mailing list.” — Tufty


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