A bunch of the Vans crew was out here for the launch of Zion Wright’s Zahbas shoe last week. We had plans to take them around skating the next day, and given their spot sensibilities, we opted to tap in with the [formerly] Shorty’s crew in Newark and skate some of the city’s constantly evolving D.I.Y. spots built under their watch. (This one is only about a week old, but we didn’t get a chance to make it there.)
Zion was unfortunately hurt and ended up sous chefing the grill. Features Ronnie Sandoval, Tyson Peterson, Roman Pabich, Pedro Delfino, John Cruz and Bob LaSalle. Edit and filming by Justin Stout.
What in the wide wide world of sports is a “Training Field?!” Ummm hellooooo, it’s a F A C I L I T Y. There’s a quick feature on the making of the Palace Calvin Klein collab up on GQ. If you want some more Willem Dafoe New York content, highly recommend you watch Light Sleeper from 1992, assuming you’re ok with your movies being more ~vibes~ than plot. Written/directed by Paul Schrader (dude who wrote Taxi Driver obvs), and Susan Sarandon is hot af in it (lol) 🥵
Switch flip goals via Jessyka Bailey’s part in There’s Ruining Skateboarding video, which went up on Thrasher late last week.
Sometimes the skate gods smile down upon you, and you and some friends get a lot of time at Forbidden Banks. SOMETIMES. All that and more in Misc Moments #4 from Marcello, Nabi, Caleb, and the Canal boys.
Via Pat Stiener
Wait, so Ben Chadourne was Skater of the Year all along? Knew it! Sorry, Keith (and Mark.)
They began demolition on the East River Park Amphitheater last week :( Alligator Ledge is blocked off, but you know, it’s Alligator Ledge 🐊
Something …not good seems to be afoot at Blue Park.
A wild ender on Pyramid Ledges, Tribeca street crossing lines, and newfound FedEx choreography in Jasper Stieve’s incredible new “Visitors” part for Picture Show. Thought it was gonna be the Dua Lipa version of that song for half a sec 😝
The Broth boys out of New Orleans have a new edit out called “Haunted,” with an ender part from Philly Santosuosso.
It is easy to get wrapped up in the distractions of skateboarding’s Oscars season, so much that we forget some of our colleagues are working towards earning actual Oscars. One such filmmaker is griptape magnate Charles Rivard, who after an initial foray with documentary filmmaking last year, has proceeded to throw his efforts towards winning the Academy’s coveted statuette.
Classic Griptape Productions’ “B TEAM VIDEO” is a spellbinding masterwork of freight hopping, on-the-fly hot chicken sandwiches, faltered Stanley Cup dreams, and ramshackle skateboarding in the parking lot of a Canadian Tire. Features appearances from Conor Kneeson, Ian Clelland, Zander Mitchell, Bob LaSalle, Bob LaSalle, Bob LaSalle, and Bob LaSalle.
What is a skate part but an open-ended solicitation for free stuff? The wandering eye of even our most hooked-up colleagues is always geared towards what else is out there. Tiago is only on Primitive until Apple starts a skate team; Jamie Foy would surely trade out that Red Bull hat for a Lamborghini one and not even have to switch animal allegiance.
Bob LaSalle is not a man yearning for free skate product. Having swept the Canadian Oscars in 2016 for his performance in “Pr*tentious S*lf F*llatio in the B*g Ap*le,” he was more than happy to take an early bow out of the spotlight to allow other aspiring Canadian athletes to earn their nominations.
But a skate part has to aspire to …something. Otherwise, what’s the point? Glory? Fun? A pat on the back from your idiot friend? That’s so… idk, fucking boring.