QS has been singing the praises of Antonio’s skateboarding for damn near a decade now (since the Tony days!), so it felt like due time for a refresher to prime everyone for bigger things this year ♥
This one was filmed by Lloyd Richards, and includes perhaps the first-ever three-trick ledge line at Borough Hall that doesn’t utilize the steps once, and the Pyramid Ledges trick that Dre just ~happened~ to catch on his iPhone last summer, which went on to dominate “did you hear”-discourse for the next month.
Also felt compelled to put the kickflip into the narrow bank at 181 in here, as someone has brought it up every time we’ve been there since, and I’m not entirely sure it has made it further than an IG story?
Anyone sitting there pouting and ready to type, “Well, is 2 minutes really a *part*?” would be well advised to watch it twice, because four minutes is definitely a part ;)
Around the time of YS 2‘s official release, the QS office was winded from year-end #content, and on a much-needed vacation. This, unfortunately, resulted in the new release desk being unable to give Yardsale’s second video the analytic accolades that it deserved. There are only a select few video series that feel wholly of their own world, and the YS videos syphon your eyes into a dimension away from their contemporaries.
In consolation, the Yardsale boys were kind enough to allow us to share some raw footage from Jake Church’s ender part with everyone.
Any skateboard scholar knows that EuroTech™ is no longer a movement bound by geography or era. Nearly twenty years since the release of its definitive piece of scripture and having gone global in the time since, EuroTech™ remains one of those things that you just know it when you see it — the confidence, the power, the grace with which one maneuvers a skateboard. Tricks are perfect, but not at the expense of having personality.
Roman Lisivka has been on the front lines of evolving this precise tradition of skateboarding for some time now (note the precision on a certain fakie varial flip out early on …sheesh.) Us in the States first caught wind of Roman’s skating via his 10/10 line choreography at Prague’s Stalin Plaza, but he has been posted out in Barcelona for the past year. “Métronome Noir” is his latest part for a new pursuit, and it carries a dedication to black tees not seen since the nascency of Gucci Mane’s career ;)
Edited by Eric Iwakura. Filmed by Henner Figueiredo.
It’s not that choosing music for the annual recycled footage holiday party was harder this time around — Pop Smoke was a given, the year’s most incessant Drake song was somehow a creature comfort reminiscent of simpler years soundtracked by incessant Drake songs, and Lil’ Baby + Dugg were basically our government for the past 12 months. But it stands to reason that in a normal year, with parties and bad nightclubs providing a different barometer, maybe, just maybe hearing “W.A.P” in a crowded room full of humans hammered at 2 A.M. would’ve elevated its stature, and thus to the soundtrack of this year’s “Best of” clip.
Alas, in 2020, we were robbed of hearing “W.A.P” in a crowded room full of humans hammered at 2 A.M. (Tried to get Josh to call his part “Wet Ass Part” but it didn’t stick.)