Need some help on the names. A lot of the clips came from the Stay Awaysted video out of S.F, and that thing only has names for people in the credits. We didn’t have a Bay Area agent in the field to reach out to for help ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sometimes, I see comments like this one on Josh Wilson’s Brooklyn Tompkins Park video (the intro for this week’s countdown), and realize that the “this music sucks…wait, you guys actually like Rihanna?” comments we’ve been getting on YouTube for the past ~ten years aren’t even that bad. Sorry andythepoet420 ;) Talk that talk to me yeah.
Intro via @joshwilsonn on IG [link] 10) ? via Stay Awaysted [link] 9) Louie Lopez via CONS’ “Louie Lopez Pro” video [link] 8) Zac Gracie via “Video Check Out” [link] 7) ? via Stay Awaysted [link] 5) Tyler Pacheco via Girl Skateboards x Kodak’s “Bangers & Mash” video [link] 4) ? via Stay Awaysted [link] 3) Niels Bennett via Girl Skateboards x Kodak’s “Bangers & Mash” video [link] 2) Mathias Torres via Nike SB “Suichi” part [link] 1) Tom Knox via “Atlantic Drift – Catfish Line #1” [link]
They were gon’ lie to you but they just had to tell the truth. The dickhead who couldn’t get his weird bagel order fast enough last month got arrested, by the way. Imagine explaining to your loved ones that a slow cinnamon bagel was your reason for getting locked up. Be patient with everyone 2k19 we outtt.
No, “First Post of 20__” this year because we’re already on the way…
Not sure what Soup Skateboards is, but their new promo has Jason Spivey footage + it’s always a pleasure to see footage of the childhood-favorite Zipper Ledge (across from the grate ledge on 114th and Morningside), which has been under scaffolding for a century.
We had to call an emergency office meeting on Sunday to debate whether or not we could, in clear conscience, link a video that has a 360 shove it front smith body varial out in it. Talks were held, feelings were hurt, norms obstructed, but after hours of deliberation and taking into account the slow news week behind us (plus the really sick FedEx line), the link passed along party lines. Sebo Walker has an “8 Days in New York” part up on Thrasher where he skates some of the city’s standard tourist traps.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: The Sports Desk is a stubborn place. It wasn’t until the 2016 Finals and The Greatest Sports Game of All-Time that we realized, yeah, we gotta stop with our silly Lebron freeze. Enough is enough. But we stillcan’t bring ourselves to give James Harden a play of the week because of all the excruciating final five minutes of NBA games he has robbed from our lives. So here’s a young man doing a behind the back dunk…in a high school game.
Quote of the Week: “Yeah, it’s terrible…but I’ll still skate it all the time.” — Zered Bassett re: that new skatepark next to the B.Q.E., which nobody can seem to come on a consensus on a neighborhood for.
The more accurate translation of “there are no spots in New York anymore” is “we’re just sick of the spots we have.” I remember having a conversation with someone — I forget who — from a plaza-abundant city, and expressing jealousy over their ability to skate a Straight Fucking Ledge™ in an unconfined city space. The response? “Yeah, but at least there are slappy curbs everywhere you go…I wish we had that.” The grass is always greener on the other side, but one or two bust-free ledge spots for miles of metal curbs seems like a pretty no-brainer trade on our end.
For us, this devolution into “crust” happened in the early 2000s because all the “normal” spots became busts (part due to post-9/11 security, part due to more skaters skating them.) And now, with reinvigorated Midtown Manhattan coverage and footage of people charging in security’s faces, the pendulum seems to be swinging the other way. Rather than navigating sixteen cracks and a seven-foot sandpaper roll-up, people are going back to the same front desk facing office building spots three times in one hour, just hoping to crack the code. And it’s understandable: most of us over trying to figure out how to skate Mambo Bar in its third generation of skatestopping attempts.
The greener grass convo came to mind watching Yardsale‘s new east coast tour video. Now, London is by all means a crusty skate city, but being based there, these guys are an hour or two-hour flight to any marble European plaza you can name. Instead, they’re electing to fly across an ocean to skate the stoops of abandoned rowhouses, and courtyards of Jersey City project buildings. Their video is the antithesis of a “six-state east coast trip” in that they could not be less interested in skating Muni, that spot in Princeton, or Pulaski. (I saw the shot of the Capitol Building and thought, here it comes. But nah.)
2019! Happy New Year. This edition encompasses both this past week and the week before. We were able to finagle a post-Christmas Top 10 in 2017, but for 2018, it seems like the skateboard internet collectively agreed to slow it down.
No clue who #5 is, and though nothing from it made the countdown, “It’s Not A Fridge It’s A Fucking Club” is the best name for a web montage of 2019. Nice sprint ahead on not giving videos one-word titles anymore. Have a good weekend ♥
Intro via WKND on IG [link] 10) Felipe Oliveria via Cons’ “Calango” video [link] 9) Kyota Umeki via IG [link] 8) Neil Herrick via Fairmans 4 part [link] 7) Silas Baxter-Neal via Festivus part [link] 6) Oscar Candon via “Bobi Bobi” video [link] 5) ? via Cons’ “Calango” video [link] 4) Dillon Constantine via Festivus part [link] 3) Brandon Westgate via “Bog Town” part [link] 2) Milton Martinez via Cons’ “Calango” video [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via Duets part [link]
We did an end of the year inventory over at the warehouse, and turned up some loosies of things we had marked as sold out. Check the webstore in case you missed out on something from the last release. It’s not a restock, e.g. maybe we found quite literally two larges of a tee and threw them back online. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Thank you everyone for all the support throughout the year.
Need a playlist with a sizable chunk of the Young Thug leaks from 2018? Yeah, you do. It’s insane some of these are sitting in purgatory compared to what gets released by the label. This playlist > the sum of his “official” 2018 output, and his “Let It All Work Out” is better than his dad’s ♥