Is It Finally Summer?

Just like a job site. One doing the work, one on his phone, one taking a nap.

“High school was lawless. We didn’t really learn shit. It was just a way to keep kids within one building.” Young legend Coles Bailey has an interview with Jenkem about the mustache he’s been growing since sixth grade, Christmas beef with NYU guys, and meeting Andre 3000.

Jenkem also hung out with Fred Gall to get the history of one of New Jersey’s longest running brands, Metal Skateboards.

Our dude Eze Martinez has a new, all-L.A. part for Pepper Griptape. He knows his way around a bank. He’s been in New York for the past week doing all sorts of …well, you’ll see ;)

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Rezza Will Be Starring in the New Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ — Bronze & Alltimers’ Bronztimers Tour Video

To celebrate their long-time-coming collaboration, Alltimers and Bronze embarked on an ol’ fashioned east coast tour through our nation’s capital, the city of brotherly love, the city of firsts, the city where they filmed The Departed — and how could we forget Albany?!

Throughout their skateboard hijinx, they face many ups and downs as they come of age: front-flipping security guards, excruciating gutterballs, rollercoaster casino runs, many McFeely bangers, and shoes of years’ past yearning for that elusive Sidlauskas John Hancock.

And they emerge all the stronger for their tribulations, towing accolades that range from Olympic medals to farmland ownership to 11-figure deals from late-aughts clothiers. Five stars.

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Stafhon Boca & Coles Bailey Star in ‘Coles; Stafhon’ by Zach Baker

🧠 Words, Photo & Video by Zach Baker

I was driving a 15-passenger van containing roughly 11 skaters in the middle of the night when I started to laugh and couldn’t stop. Elijah was next to me and I realized that I probably needed to explain myself. I’d been working on this project with Coles and Stafhon called “Coles; Stafhon” and as I stared at what I could of the highway, some dumb imagery superimposed itself across the windshield. I was laughing, I told him, because I’d just imagined Coles walking into a dimly-lit dining room, sitting down and eating pasta very, very seriously.

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‘PIECED’ by Tanner Diamond

We first caught Tanner Diamond‘s atmospheric videos with “OTIS” back in early 2021, when the city’s streets were still gutted out for skateboarders to do whatever they wanted. Last winter’s “TREAD” built on that momentum, and today, we’re honored to present “PIECED,” Tanner’s latest.

Every approach to skateboarding in New York and documenting it is obviously beautiful, but Tanner’s videos tap into the timelessness of hacking the algorithm of the city’s plazas — whether its a nondescript slab of marble just barely out of view from security, or the eight set in front of the Met that’s been skated for as long as people have been able to huck down eights. There’s no gravitation to summer hot spots, just a see-what-works approach that often feels more effective at night with a camera light. They do make it out to Paris and San Juan this time though ✈️

Whether you’re the same age as these dudes or swamped with life shit and only able to skate once a week, it’s not hard to recognize a glimmer of your own skate crew’s best days watching these videos.

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