You might recognize Marcello as being the only person doing literal 540s over the trash can at Tompkins, or for being an early purveyor of the cab flip craze that took over flatground skating earlier in the #TRENDWATCH cycle. Mode is the new / first full-length video from Canal New York, and features his first part since the quick ender in Diego Garcia’s Goodily video from last year. Save a quick interlude at Eggs, it is entirely filmed in New York, and one of those rare parts that makes such good use out of every oft-traversed corner of the city that you feel stupid for complaining about there being nowhere to skate yesterday. (Though not stupid enough to forget that those Citi Field benches are nowhere near as fun IRL as videos make them look to be hehehe.)
Video by Esteban Jefferson, who says Mode will probably make its way online in full over the weekend.
Once upon a time, we went years without breaking the annual tradition of End of Summer clips posted right before each Labor Day Weekend.
Then, we were lead astray. To give you some context, the last time we posted one, it was to a Rich Homie Quan song in 2015, and not long after, he devastatingly walked out of our lives never to be heard from again.
Some might say we were too busy indulging in the finer things life has to offer at the expense of time spent on a skateboard. Others blame Instagram for cannibalizing the footage economy, i.e. how often do you see a run of the mill city montage getting uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo these days that isn’t a longform project promoting something or a trip clip? Like, who makes clips over sixty seconds just for the sake of it anymore?
…we do! At least we’re trying to again! Because montages are fun! You get to use more than sixty seconds of a song you like! You don’t have to hoard footage for twelve months waiting for everyone to get their parts together! It’s way more fun than uploading shit to an IG story and getting a bunch of praying hands emojis in your DMs! Montages have vibes! Montages are memories! Montages are beautiful!
Following the start of this year’s summer solstice — amidst the build-out of this snazzy new redesign — we made a resolution to start bringing the #RealCamera™ out all the time. Also, we were still reeling for the devastating loss of Final Cut 7; we had to get with the times and figure out how the hell to use Premiere. August was hindered by a bit of a nagging health issue, but as a bonus, we mixed in the footage from the two-and-a-half days we spent in Prague because there were never any concrete plans for it. (So, it’s basically a July 2018 montage.)
We’d like to extend a special individual thank you to Antonio Durao for keeping everyone hyped this summer, because without him, there’s no way this clip would exist. (You’ll see.) Contributing filmers: Jesse Alba & Emilio Cuilan.
Features Antonio Durao, Daniel Kim, John Francomacaro, Conor Prunty, Connor Kammerer, Chris Milic, Brian Brown, Myles Gable, Hjalte Halberg, Ruben Spelta, Anton Juul.
Mike Sass has been making Westchester videos with his PFP / Picture Fucking Perfect series for pretty much this entire decade. The series offers a view of a scene that’s very much a satellite of the city, yet full of skaters and spots not trapped in the “let’s meet at L.E.S. or Blubba and see what happens” pattern that is synonymous with so many 2010s New York videos. (And anyone living in Brooklyn can replace the Blubba in this meme with Blue Park.) City life will have you so wrapped up in routine and safety nets that a place only ten miles north of The Bronx can come off feeling like its from a different skate scene entirely.
We are proud to present our friend Tino Del Zotto’s section from the video — also his first-ever part altogether ♥
Also forgot to mention it on Monday, but apparently, when we joked about this thing getting knobbed in like…2015, it was because someone actually fully really did roll in on it. Check the 1:12 mark of Girodana’s part if you already haven’t. Crazy.
Happy belated back-to-back birthdays to Etienne “Who Is That Child That’s Always On Your Instagram” Gagne and Dana “Forbidden 14” Ericson — who, coincidentally — have the highest volume of B-sides filmed in New York from the Alltimers No Idea video. Figured this would be as good of a time as any to post another installment of these. Features a few Philly clips but same difference yaknow.
Filmed by Daniel Wheatley, Emilio Cuilan and Corey McNeill. Best viewed while desperately hoping that there are zero acoustic guitars on Slime Language.
“aight bet.” is a check-in from Hardbody with a few loose ends filmed since the DANY video came out two long summers ago. Filmed around the city, and featuring Joseph Delgado, Chachi, Shawn Powers, Javaris Williams, Yaje Popson, Jason Byoun, Kevin Tierney, Genesis Evans, and Adam Zhu. Filmed and edited by Emilio Cuilan.
Stay tuned for something special soon ♥
In the meantime, Hardbody goods are available on Hardbody.nyc, and at CHCM Shop (2 Bond Street, quite literally across the street from the gap.)