Anyone got the story or any info on this photo? Just a random Tumblr find.
It was a SLOW Monday morning of skateboard link data collection (there has yet to be any coherent #longform reflection on “BLESSED” to peruse), but then T.J. nollie flipped — actually, maybe just watch the part…”KILLER” is a full Tyshawn part filmed exclusively at T.F. West.
Late one today, as we were knocking over grandmas at Best Buy to save $40 on a TV all morning. Kind of a half “HUF 002” edition, plus T-Funk being the second one to successfully hit the T.J. rail, and a couple inclusions from last week’s sleeper hit, Stephen’s “Ether” video.
And yeah, while the T-Pud back tail kinda defaulted itself into “Trick Heard Around the World” category, just like lloonngg kinked rails are numbing these days, lloonngg slides don’t do much for our emotions around the office these days. Enjoy your weekend of discussing “BLESSED” with everyone. T.J. 4 S.O.T.Y. Shout out to the brodie Clay Kreiner though. Iconic year from the bro.
Intro via @1shyd on Instagram [link] 10) Dan Plunkett via “HUF 002” [link] 9) Stephen Ostrowski via “Ether” [link] 8) Cooper Winterson via “Ether” [link] 7) Daewon Song via “Thank You Skateboards Promo” [link] 6) Salomon Cardenas via “HUF 002” [link] 5) Austyn Gilette via “HUF 002” [link] 4) Torey Pudwill via “Thank You Skateboards Promo” [link] 3) Michael Juras via Neverwhere part [link] 2) Tristan Funkhowser via “T-Funk & Zach Allen Baker Part” [link] 1) Justin Drysen via “HUF 002” [link]
All the stuff from the longest T.F. obstacle run in the spot’s history is gone, as of last week. Sometimes you need to cleanse your palette so new flavors can flourish, and we’re excited to see what sort of debris tumbles into Tompkins for 2019. (Still kind of curious about how they let us rock for AN. ENTIRE. SUMMER. — softball leagues and all — then finally decided to get rid of it in…November? Not complaining though.)
“Nevertheless, the same 2018 skateboarding memes exist in each city. Wherever you go there will be the body varial guy. Someone, eyes closed, will spin their board one handed above a precipice. It is now universally accepted that baggy pants give you the illusion of having more grace on a skateboard, you simply have to be very good to throw the right shapes in skinny jeans. There will always be a bottle tosser.” — LOVED this. Daryl Mersom offers up some observations on skateboarding via his travels in post-Soviet Eastern Europeans counties. We out to Estonia, and shout out to apple trees.
“Someone told me you got into a fight with Wu-Tang a while back?” To follow-up the jump ramp story, Mackenzie uploaded the full audio of his ~15-year-old interview with Macaulay Culkin’s friend, Harold Hunter.
Wasn’t expecting Theories to post a video that had 6ix9ine songs and crooked grind nollie front foot flips in it, but 2018 has been all about expanding your horizons, yaknow. “Legana” is a 20-minute video from a Peruvian skate crew that’s 50% filmed in New York.
And on that note, The Atlantic has a wild article about why we’re all not hooking up enough. (There’s a SoundCloud embed on there that you can listen to in the event you don’t want to read a 10,000 word article about not having sex.)
Recently went out for dinner in a place that had no real traces of being a skater-run establishment, but for whatever reason, they were playing Pretty Sweet. None of us had watched it in full since roughly around the time it came out. Two things became obvious: that we’re okay with not seeing it in full for another five years (…sorry), and that Kenny Anderson had fire footage in that video, which seemed to float under the radar during its initial release. The whole “it’s a *normal* Marc Johnson part!”- narrative kind of took the reigns when Pretty Sweet dropped, but Kenny really did have the best bits of the video as far as Girl’s 30-years+ riders at the time were concerned.
Could have been an all GX1000 video edition, but we’ve been running the one-video editions a bit too heavy in 2018. (Probably a compliment to this year’s remarkable pile of full-length skate video releases, more than anything.) But yeah, it’s basically a GX edition, with a sprinkle of Lucas looking cool, and an utterly fucked Pedro Delfino trick. Oh, and that Tampa filmer that got re-posted a zillion times last week :)
*Fingers crossed that we got the names of all the GX skaters right*
Good luck with the slush out there.
Intro via Instagram [link] 10) Lucas Puig via Adidas’ “Shen City Peaks” video [link] 9) Tyler Pacheco via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 8) Pedro Delfino via Independent’s “Gotta Pray to Play” video [link] 7) Matt Finley via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 6) Jeff Carlyle via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 5) Eddie Cernicky via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 4) via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 3) Yonnie Cruz via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 2) Jesse Vieira via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link] 1) Ender via GX1000’s Roll Up video [link]
Pretty much any group of skaters that has passed this spot these past ~20 years has stopped and debated whether it was possible or not. I remember somebody pointing out that if Brandon Westgate hadn’t done it yet (he definitely would’ve known about it), then maybe it was impossible. We even posed the rhetorical “how long until” on Twitter two years ago (that photo does the size of it zero justice, btw.) Really glad T.J. was the one to get it. The fact that an ollie is on the cover should tell you all you need to know about how crazy this is. (Well, that and the fact that it’s broad daylight in midtown Manhattan should color the narrative a bit, too.) Assuming everyone will be onboard the #TJSOTY train when that Supreme video drops, so yeah. Photo by Jared Sherbert.
After getting shamed for not putting the new OG.2000 video (the dudes who made the “Mariah” video last year and um, ollied onto a Ferrari) in #QSTOP10 contention a week ago, we finally got around to watching it, and yeah, it got way less shine than it deserved on the skate internet. Tons of incredible Euro skating from names that will likely be unknown to you — though I’m sure some #trend-weary curmudgeons will find issue with something. These two tricks in Paris are fucked.
Back when Crailtap was a daily visit and the skateboard internet was a smaller place, they used to post these random digi cam tidbits (pre-iPhone obvs) on their site. Someone compiled all of them, 2003-2005.
Shout to Cosme Studio for coming through on a slightly higher quality digital copy of Continuum. These are maybe only 10-15% better quality than the ones that have been on YouTube for ages, but hey, slow motion is better than… Also we’ve certainly pontificated about it in the past, but wow was Jerry Fowler’s skateboarding ahead of its time. Jahmal’s is obvs timeless, but you knew that :)