Zered over The Grate™ by Jonathan Mehring 📷 • ~10ish years ago • Tell Zered happy bday today ❤️
Pat Smith’s Coda Skateboards imprint turned 20 this year, and to celebrate, they dropped their fourth full-length video entitled Coda EP, which is heavy on the D.I.Y. spots (some built outta mulch…) + crust + includes a Tony Farmer section! Lots of crazy shit towards the end.
Videographer Joe Hiddleson has been uploading tapes captured from 90s skate missions, and this one of Bam Margera skating the Financial District in ’96 is gold. Ends on a drop-in battle down the grey wall that Stu Kirst rode into in Johnny’s Vid. Was shocked to see how much of lower Manhattan in 1996 still looks the same today.
Overthinking Skate Videos combed the Static series for Easter eggs and homages in anticipation of the latest video’s release … which apparently includes a VHS edition?
Christian Raymond has a recap of the recent Brooklyn Banks best trick contest.
Rowan Zorilla recommends some media and talks about his “Blurry” part with Slam City Skates.
“The journey, as the fella says, is the destination.” Boil the Ocean offers a retrospective on skate magazine covers that feature non-tricks and not-landed tricks.
This is very “YouTubey” but also really tough to turn off, especially if you’re a skate history nerd: The top 50 “stolen” skate graphics, a la new skate graphics “inspired” by old ones, inspired by the Dane Barker Quasi Baker board.
Downtown Bakery on First Avenue — a skater staple and frequent morning pitstop on the way to Tompkins — has been reborn as Downtown Burritos at the same location with some new menu items.
Spot Updates 📍 — The entire inside perimeter of Tompkins is officially lined with benches, which is a massive perspective shift for the spot’s commentators. No pee tree though :(
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week 🏀 — Laughed out loud at this, and went on to watch it five more times. Poetry in motion.
Quote of the Week 🗣
Inquisitive Gentleman: “What’s the most annoying request when you’re DJing these days?”
Jefé: “Bad Bunny while I’m already playing Bad Bunny. I sometimes have to turn my laptop around to prove it.”
Everything eventually becomes a time capsule.