There’s a tendency for skaters from a certain era to have favorite parts from a certain era. Brandon Turner isn’t really an exception to this rule, but instead of piling praise onto the heap of what can be considered modern street skateboarding’s founding documents, he can specifically recall how they related to him in the timeframe he’s remembering. They’re inspirational pieces fueling skaters’ second — and sometimes — third career acts. Brandon Turner still skates today like these are his favorite parts.
Something about the blues in this one. George Morales in 1993, by Rick Kosick. Could’ve been yesterday! Spotted via Science Versus Life.
Limosine’s Paymaster video has been [officially] re-uploaded to YouTube.
Every spot in Politic’s “Blew By You” edit is either a jagged piece of cement, a crumbling Philly step, or shard of slanted metal that was welded 60+ years ago. Includes an incredible ender part from Japhey Dow. Still think about his three-level Heirloom ender often. Also: Ross Norman!
Skateism has a heavy but important interview with Brandon Turner about shedding the stigma of dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Photo by Greg Navarro
Feels kinda crazy starting a QS update without a picture of Keith… Was tempted to use some of Pat Steiner’s modern art masterpieces this week, but we have a whole year-end content season for that! ;)
Jawn Gardner leads the charge on an important message with a nine-minute documentary about shedding the stigma of discussing mental health issues in the skate community ♥
On the chance that you haven’t been catching the …Arizona Iced Tea skate team edits on the TWS site (..yeah!), some of the most insane skateboarding in New York released this year was via their trip edit, e.g. the back tail off the marble kicker, the switch frontside flip across from the Stock Exchange, etc. TWS just posted up the first two raw edits from it, and wow it is crazy to look back at how desolate the city was last fall.
It’s sold out everywhere, but just another nod to how great the Brandon Turner guest board for Carpet Company is. 10/10 to everyone involved.
Thanks to everybody who grabbed something from the webstore last week ♥ Should be caught up on shipping in the next few days. Available at shops worldwide now. If you came looking for XLs after the relaunch and it was coming up sold out, check back now. Restocked a bunch of styles in XL. (Will do 2XL on the next release for everyone who has been asking, yes.)
Last week, the New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove and relocate the Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History. There are renderings available that propose fully flattening the chains + pedestal section of the
plaza skate spot, but there has been no formal decision on the design once the statue is gone — with people saying they should rethink the pedestal space (A.K.A. the #perfectlearningheight ledge that everyone loves) rather than just leveling where it once stood.
Rest In Peace Brendan Leddy. Some of you might remember Brendan as having the first part in the Long Island video, Short Ends, which premiered alongside Static 3 in 2007, and also featured the first-ever parts from Jake Johnson and Luke Malaney. Brendan would go on to join the Air Force and he became an engineer after serving. He will be buried with a Silver Star. Tell your friends you love them ❤️
From summer trips to Hudson Valley swimming holes to building igloos at Tompkins, Kei Tsuruta’s “Donut Pub Mix” video is a 14-minute iPhone edit that features a lot of what was going on the periphery of them filming for Homies 2.
Not much info on this one, but “Last Straw” is a really sick New York winter edit that ramps up an octave in the last minute or so. That Euro gap to uphill landing kickflip is *wild*.