Carhartt WIP’s follow-up to 2022’s Inside Out is now live. While that one was entirely filmed on Euro trips, Precious is a half New York / half L.A. production featuring an ever-expanding team that now includes Eddie Cernicky, Jackie Michel, Ewing Ayala, Noah Mahieu, Tanner Burzinski (who fits right in as the team’s one and only tech lord) and more.
Don’t know what’s more surprising: the fact that the Joseph Campos bank on Water Street is just a “spot” now, or that people are still finding tricks to do on the Mraz bank-to-hubba in The Bronx? Eddie Cernicky steals the show on both.
Let’s get it going — a review of the year when it rained every single weekend in the summer.
Without further ado, here is the minutiae, the laughter, the tears, the triumphs and defeats that defined the year 2023 in New York skateboarding.
Andrew Wilson by Ryan Mettz 📷 via Johnny’s Vid
No way you haven’t seen it but also no other way to begin the round-up: On Friday, Bronze dropped the second edition of “Bronze TV Channel 56” over on Thrasher. Includes full-ish parts from many staples of the Bronze franchise. That CBS ollie into the pit is absolutely insane.
Updated the Quartersnacks One-Spot Part Map for the first time in 2023: Tony Zhang’s Purgatory: The Sproul Video, is a video video filmed entirely at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, referred to in the YouTube description as “the worst spot in Berkeley.” (“Purgatory” is a fantastic way to describe the spots we waste away the most at.)
Jake Johnson runs through his history with no complies alongside an accompanying sizzle reel for Skate Jawn.
Christian Henry has a new, seven-minute part out with a hall of fame Columbus Park trick right in the middle. Not on the rail! Not on the two block! And it’s a noseslide!
There’s Sexhippies Albany edit featuring the Vargas bros and the rest of the team.
Of all the wrestling-ass malarkey that we trick ourselves into doing, anticipating the footage of tricks on magazine covers — especially Thrasher covers — occupies a special place. Like, we watch the video mentally ignoring the fact we don’t already know what the ender is going to be. Louie Lopez alluded to it in his Village Psychic thing where he made clear his attempt to ensure the cover trick wasn’t the ender, but alas, it was.
Rest in Peace Robbie McKinley ❤️ Scan via Chromeball
Pretty much all of our collective experiences of Copenhagen are within the bipolar high that is the Scandinavian Summer. For a bit of a reality check of what it’s like on the opposite side of that seasonal coin, our friends at Dancer dropped an “Endless Winter” montage featuring Hjalte, David Stenström + others. Still seems pretty fun, tbh.
Some nice bits of New York footage in the Charlotte-based AVENUE video parts that have been dropping across a few outlets: Vague has Jermaine Whittaker’s part, which includes a 10/10 Three Up Three Down performance, and Skate Jawn has Ethan Kaplan’s part, which includes a NBD (?) ollie at the white building plaza across from Pyramid Ledges.
Orchard Skateshop Capo, Armin Bachman, has a new mini part out for Pepper Griptape. That bank to curb ender in Barcelona really came out of nowhere 💥
The Duplex crew has a new montage video series on Thrasher, entitled “Low Rent.”