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Summer 2020 QS goods are arriving at skate shops now. Product should be in all of our accounts in the U.S, Canada, Japan and South Korea by the end of this week at the latest, but Europe and Australia will be a lil’ late. Check your Australian and European locals in early June. Please support shops via their webstores or if any are doing curbside pick-ups for product while they remain closed in some areas. Our webstore will relaunch with summer goods on this Friday, May 22 @ 10 A.M. E.S.T. Top spread via Prov Tokyo.

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Which Celebrity Allegedly Got Bit in the Face Outside of Max Fish?

Classic” • Photo via Nik Stain

Another addition to the “wish this was 4x as long”-pile: just under a minute of Kevin Bradley and Alice Coltrane, via Johnny Wilson.

“For this reason, any alternative headspace that can be conjured by a Palestinian, is a radical form of resistance.” Medium has a photo feature and article about the growing skate scene in Palestine.

The Poetic Collective video is online in full. Wtf is Poetic Collective? Funny you should ask

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About MACBA But Were Afraid To Ask — An Interview with @macbalife

Intro & Interview by Frozen in Carbonite
Illustrations by Charles Rivard

Way back when in the #90s, pay phones functioned as communication hubs for the Great American Skate Plaza. At my old local, Shafer Court, you could call the pay phone and, nine times out of ten, a gentleman would answer “Shafer Court” — as if it were a place of business! — and tell you if anyone was skating, who was skating, and such. The pay phone across the street from Pulaski and the one (if I recall correctly) by the Embarcadero Carl’s Jr. — same shit. These phones, working in conjunction with pagers, served as communication nodes for the culture.

Of course, as cellular phone technology evolved, this quaint element of skateboarding fell by the wayside. That is, until the advent of Instagram. Specifically, skaters started using this mad futuristic technology to A) document their scene, and B) provide skate nerds the world over with access to a culture that they would have otherwise envisioned solely in the Theatre of the Mind.

@Macbalife is one of the leaders in this field (at press time: 292k followers). We sat down with its creator to gain some insight into one of the most notorious spots on Planet Earth.

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Summer Late Pass: Kontentwave #2

A month late seeing this July upload — but spreading the word about lesser-known corners of skateboarding is probably the entire point of still paddling against the tide in a canoe shaped like a words-based skate media outlet, no? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We met Sergio Salgado on that 2017 Barcelona trip when the entire city of New York flew out there on $350 tickets, and it rained the whole time. His nickname is Filoko, but someone on our trip lovingly gave him the moniker “Wine God,” because he skated at all hours of the day with wine in tow. Watching him skate is an experience of giddy anxiety. He seems to have minimal awareness of his surroundings while simultaneously being in control of everything that moves around whatever trick he’s doing. You’re worried while he’s trying, you’re pumped when he lands, and you’re confused about how the fuck he pulled it off while he’s powersliding down a hill to regain control on the rollaway. We’re here for skaters who give you a full spectrum of emotion ♥

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