Extended time spent on our screens has lead to a collective reckoning with the footage we have compiled throughout the years. (Yesterday, I woke up to an iPhone notification informing me that I’d save an excess of 25 GB in storage by just deleting years-old conversations, which means any footage clear-out on this end has been postponed by months.)
Andrew Wilson, however, scrubbed his phone of video highlights for “Scrap Video,” which dates as far back as the 2016 Canada trip we took for the second QS Nike shoe + a brief period of time when you could openly suggest “Let’s go to Fat Kid Park” and not be laughed out of the room. In in the video, you’ll find specks of both 917projects, Johnny’s “Skate Clip,” and even Dahlberg’s Cuba edit that made Nolan become a vegetarian.
You probably remember it from the 917 video, but the best part is when Nik does the double set ollie, and Johnny still has the push to catch to up with him even going downhill on soft wheels. Either that, or the cut that goes from Max Palmer to Lil’ Wayne.
We all agree that conversations about Instagram are an egregious insult to our short time on earth. Yet, we cannot help ourselves. How do we crack the algorithm? How do we attain #maximum #exposure? How do we make a million dollars doing not that much, or at least get a follow-back from @emrata to give us a reason for getting up in the morning?
Way back in 2018, a rainbow-haired man adorned in face art ruled the land. His sermons could be heard blasting from car speakers all throughout New York. His visage was unavoidable on our phone screens. Some devotees even painted a ten-stair set in Bushwick with the spectrum of his colorful head as a tribute. According to a QS commenter, those stairs were two blocks from his childhood home. His name was Tekashi 6ix9ne.
“Are you getting the Travis Scott SBs?”
“Yeah, we’re getting them. We’re doing a raffle over the phone — you just have to sing a Travis Scott song right now. Just tell us which one, and we’ll drop the beat.”
Area Code is a new full-length video out of The Bronx by Edgar Padilla. Features an opener from Angel Fonseca, and an ender part from Olu Stanley. And like any video out of The Bronx, it feels refreshingly different than the Tompkins-Mural Ledge-Pyramids Ledges-whatever circuit we find ourselves in on a typical #content hunt.
And on a day when the wind-chill brings the temperature down to 12 degrees, we bring you some… good news.
Space 198, the new free, INDOOR Vans park is opening on January 2nd at 198 Randolph Street in Brooklyn. Unlike the belated House of Vans, which was more of an event space inside of a skatepark (and brought out people’s inner savages anytime there was a mid-winter open day there), this park is a community-oriented space built for skateboarding.
It’s going to be open Thursday through Sundays — you just need to to sign up on the website beforehand. And it’s off the Jefferson L stop in Bushwick, making everyone’s life a bit easier than a 20-minute walk through the snow to Greenpoint that we used to do ;)
As they were putting the finishing touches on it, they gave a handful of crews the chance to check out the park last week, and here’s what we came back with. Be nice to Jersey Dave when you see him, because chances are, his phone has not stopped buzzing for the past two weeks.
Filmed by Will Rosenstock, Paul Young, Max Hull, Cristian Berrios & Kyota Umeki.