It’s a wrap. Thanks everyone. See you in 2019 ♥
Emilio Cuilan’s DANY video is now available for purchase from TheDANYstore.com. Supreme and Labor also have copies for sale. The video features full parts from Shawn Powers, Genesis Evans, Jason Byoun, Adam Zhu and Yaje Popson, plus appearances from a whole lot of others. Minute teaser for the video can be found here.
There’s this video of Kenny Anderson and Vincent Alvarez skating Lenox Ledges (Antony Correa cameo!), and yes, Kenny footage is always a pleasure, but there’s only one bit of Lenox footage from the past week that anyone was talking about. Good lord.
Trife alumnus, Black Dave Willis, has a new part live on the Thrasher site entitled “NYBD.” Gap to front blunt on the out ledge across from World Trade is a wild one.
Tredje Akten is a rad 20-minute video by the homie Tao from the Malmö + Copenhagen scene. Features Ville, Hjalte, etc + a full Polar section at the end.
NY Skateboarding posted part one of apparently a three-part series of video interviews with Keith Hufnagel. This one talks about meeting Keenan Milton, the infamous Ryan Hickey house that housed all homeless skateboarders of the era, moving to San Francisco, skating Embarcadero, etc.
Gotta #respect a ten-minute Boston video that doesn’t hit Eggs once. Not easy. “Mean Streets Volume 2,” A.K.A. the LurkNYC boys go to Boston.
What Youth did a quick video interview with Challex Olson. He slipped on a sandwich.
Who’s going to lug this parking block to
Tompkins T.F. West?
This is tasteless and insane, but you can visualize every scenario of this hypothetical Seinfeld script that imagines the characters’ lives in the week after 9/11.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Who cares about Melo’s Olympic postgame interview, Russell Westbrook’s “Now I Do What I Want” video is singlehandedly the most inspirational sports moment of 2016, and the only promotional material the NBA needs for the 2016-2017 season. #MVP.
Quote of the Week: “I’m so glad I didn’t go to double town China set.” — John Choi
Started the past week worth of mornings with this, and it worked out pretty well :)
Looking for you babe, searching for you babe
Knew this would happen one day (everyone assumed Westgate would do it), but that doesn’t make it any less insane… Some Colombian on Natural Koncept ollied off the four stair and onto the manual pad at the Family Court building.
Transworld posted the extended transcript of their interview with Peter Sidlauskas from the July issue online. Also, someone with a lot of free time successfully completed Bronze’s “It’s the Zoo York” ten-hour challenge.
Also, shocked to learn that Peter (or “Fuck Jerry”) wasn’t the one who designed the purple and turquoise Solo Jazz cup.
We now know how 2 Bros. Pizza can afford to feed the entire unemployed New York skateboarder population for $1 a slice: workers are suing the company for millions in unpaid wages.
The shady homie Jack Greer made a bro cam edit of his time spent living in Paris, which features Kevin Rodrigues, Olson, the Palace bros and some other bros.
Bobshirt’s new interview with Puleo is great. First one in a long time that doesn’t make him sound like some crazy backwoods-dwelling cellar-door seeker.
Skateboard Story is a new website by our friend Ben. The site focuses on the people with behind-the-scenes (i.e. not pros) jobs in the skateboard industry. The first installment is with Huf staff photographer, Brian Kelley.
“I’m Tony Hawk and two of my favorite movies are The Naked Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me.” Also on the subject of movies and Tony Hawk, he responded to allegations made in All This Mayhem about the great 900 conspiracy. Doesn’t make the “Fuck off Hawk, you can’t even flip your board you old prick”-line any less classic though ;)
Some Olson and Reider throwaways from “cherry”.
Pro skaters dads with advice on how to be a good dad.
Deck Aid / Bobshirt is having a show in Brooklyn on Saturday, with all proceeds going to Skateistan. They’ll be selling limited edition silkscreened prints of Keenan’s first graphic, signed by Sean Cliver :) Flyer here.
Quote of the Week: “Fucking Chachi man. I can’t hang out with Mexicans anymore, they party too hard.” — Matthew Mooney
Photo by Sean Cronan
Thanksgiving weekend is the new Christmas on the skateboard internet. Rather arguing with drunk relatives, getting roped into buying unnecessary shit, and sneaking out to hit da club at midnight, we get an onslaught of skate videos (see here, here and here.) To cap the week off is a new part from Black Dave, who shares a first name with today’s tradition of violence in big box stores.
For years, we have been lead to believe that rapping to any degree of success and skateboarding to any degree of success are mutually exclusive endeavors. B.D. might’ve gone through a variety of incarnations in his time — from Flobe Dave, to the “wow, he’s getting really good”-Dave in Trife, to Black Donald Trump (can’t forget the short-lived “Black Jeremy Lin“) — but he’s consistently progressed on his board no matter what extracurricular interests followed suit.
The new part is chill, in a good, old-fashioned way of how video parts are chill i.e. not in a mixed media sort of way ;) Always nice to see the curb at Lenox get put to use.
Have a good weekend.
Previously: K.T.B.D.K.O.N.Y. Remix
The Quartersnacks webstore is now open with fall gear. Support your local skate site. Also Available from Supreme New York & LA, Labor, Seasons, Exit, Black Sheep and NJ Skateshop. Available from Commissary and Humidity later this week. Available from Lost Art later this week for Euro web orders. Available from Argument Skateshop for Japanese web orders. More shops soon.
Slicky Boy featuring Black Dave – “Within the L.E.S.” He loves where he’s from. “If it was ’97, Slicky Boy would probably have records on the indie wall at Fat Beats.”
Ride Channel’s best series is back: Skate London with Nick Jensen.
Speaking of London, Southbank has been saved. The space is being preserved for use of skateboarders and “urban arts.” Between this and legalization at the Santa Monica Courthouse, 2014 saw big steps towards rational solutions for keeping skateboarders in the public spaces they spend more time in than any other occupants. Attn cities: The “Skateboarders = skateparks” way of thinking isn’t cutting it anymore.
Cons’ Lockwood bench in Williamsburg is bound to be the most #trending spot on the fall i.e. you’ve already seen it 500x too many on the ‘Gram.
It might be the worst basketball court in the world, but it looks like a fun skate spot.
Between all the now-indistinguishable tail-flip combos to go down on the 111th and 7th ledge, a hurricane grind was a nice change of pace for the spot.
The HUF team needs a bit more ethnic diversity for their recent #musicsupervision choices to be taken seriously by all those living the multicultural skate life.
Condolences to all poverty-line skateboarders. PBR is getting sold to the Russians.
Quote of the Week: “I hope all of us get laid tonight, deadass.” — The Homie Patrick A.K.A. Sketch Sketch