Almost Got Into a Fight With American Pie Guy

In case you haven’t heard: the Tompkins construction that was set to begin in September, will now begin ~mid-November. The colder the weather, the less of a chance the asphalt will cure soft, or something like that? Any QS Readers work for a paving company?

Going Once, Going Twice” is a fun Philly-based video by Fionn McLaughlin that’s light on the Muni and heavy on the crust. (Feel like there was another recent-ish homie video that ended with “Dirty Work” as well? Perfect homie video song.)

Mark Humienik, Nico Marti, Alan Bell, Zak Anders + more in Chase Walker’s Minneapolis trip edit from an Asics wear test.

“Every day is Friday when you’re Tyshawn Jones.” Late on this — and it’s not a skate pod obvs — but Tyshawn was on the Throwing Fits podcast a week-and-a-half ago. (That link opens in Spotify, btw. But it’s on Apple Podcasts, too.)

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‘STILL’ — Late Nite Stars & Chase Walker’s Latest Video

2023 feels like fertile ground for party videos.

What is a party video? Can you just throw in some footage of people doing shots, and 140 BPM your way into party video territory?

Absolutely not.

Like certain things, you know it when you see it. A party video is a good time, yes — but it doesn’t even need party footage! It’s a video where you can feel that the participants didn’t spend months arguing about what song fits best for what part. Friendships were not bent to near breaking points in the video’s creation, and footage was not treated with absolute sanctity, because after all, it’s only footage. You can always get more.

Fashion Mondaine” earned the title of 2023’s first great party video, and Chase Walker and co’s STILL feels like the next one.

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Deep Dive — Trung Nguyen on the ‘RESPECTFULLY’ Darkslide

Photo by Ryan Mettz 📷

Regardless of how extensively an interview is prepared for, the finest moments often drift into conversation unplanned and on a tangent.

The backstory to Trung Nguyen’s darkslide – which closed his part in Chase Walker’s RESPECTFULLY just over a year ago – may seem like an obvious topic to probe. However, it only came about after discussing a string of gear choices as rare as the trick itself.

Speaking to Trung for his Five Favorite Parts, talk of Brent Atchley led to talk of Chromeball Dunks and “the special Element board” which he took griptape-side down around the curved flatbar at Marcus Garvey Park, scored by Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.”

Asked for the run down, Trung recounted the year-in-the-making story of the darkslide with an uninterrupted enthusiasm that recalled A.V.E. discussing the Green Bench. Here’s how the most memorable enders in recent years came to be.

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