A time machine would be pretty dope. Most people think it’d be dope because you could buy Bitcoin for a dollar in 2010 or whatever, but that’s stupid. It would be nice to do a good deed.
For instance, it’s hard not to remember those overeager Parks Department guys assigned to Marcus Garvey Park back in 2006 or so — when it first got renovated into the spot that you know today — and everybody who spent the first half of that decade honing their flatbar skills at Tompkins was there filming feebles until they threw up. Those maintenance dudes used to trip hard when the spot was new. They would give the classic “you’re scratching up the paint, if we see you again, you’re getting a summons”-routine, only to give up a few years later.
Imagine how much stress you could have saved them if you knew the future.
“Look man, fifteen years from now, a young man in Tru Religion jeans with an Element board is going to darkslide around the curve while Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ plays in the background. Enjoy these simple times while you got ’em. Don’t fight fate.”
Told you that trash was #trending.
“Would the take-aways from your story be: find your passion, go to school if it interests you, travel, meet new people, get out of your comfort zone, don’t be scared to move somewhere new, be good to people, and work really hard?”
“I’d say focus on the first and the last two things you just mentioned and everything else will fall into place.” Skateboard Story has an interview with Torey Goodall, one of the five or seven greatest living skateboarders, about turning #good #drunk times into a career at a fashion-forward British skateboard enterprise.
New vid from Jesse Alba and that kid who doesn’t fuck with Trukfit.
This dude switch 5050ed the Hooters rail in the new Waylon Bone edit. Sorta surprised that spot hasn’t been getting more burn in the “Summer Trip to New York” footage cycle considering the actual Hooters has been out of commission for a minute.
Volume 12 of LurkNYC’s “New York York Times” throwaway series went live this past weekend. Some people really really hate skateboarding yaknow?
We’re still adamantly anti-good skateboarders at Three Up Three Down but still sorta excited to see what Lucas came back with. Him and Hjalte get the pass.
Carroll’s quick Questionable, Virtual Reality, Goldfish and Finally run is the skate version of Nayvadius’ Monster, Beastmode, 56 Nights and DS2 run.
“Jönnek” is the new one from the finest former Soviet bloc country-based skate crew working today. They’re basically the MPC™ of eastern Europe.
Hey he got a new phone.
…and that Gramercy T.F. is the new hot spot for phone edits.
Free Skate Mag caught up with Luy Pa Sin, an icon of mid-2000s European ledge skating and varial flips. Includes a retrospective edit too :)
Officially (?) the first skate clip to utilize WATTBA #musicsupervision.
“No profession is as closely identified with food as police work is with doughnuts.”
Quote of the Week: “That kid scoots like a Polar skater.” — Keith Denley
This week marks one year since the release of Tha Tour, which is still on whole-way-through-at-least-3x-a-week-status over at the QS office. Birdman can go to hell for ruining what was momentarily the greatest thing to happen to rap groups since who even knows? Since We Got It For Cheap 2 dropped? Guys pls work out your differences and bring back “the best duo since Outkast“© thx.
(The list series formerly known as “The Events That Defined New York Skateboarding in 20__”)
If you started reading our award-winning skateboard website in 2014, we should inform you that every December, we turn the mundane into the fantastic by counting down the moments that shaped skateboarding in this fine city throughout the past twelve months. They are listed in rough order of importance, depending on how you define the word “important.” A fun way to reminisce for those who were there, and a way to get informed for those who were not. Enjoy ;)
Previously…2013: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2012: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2011: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 / 2010: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1
25. The Grease Banks
We begin our year-end countdown with where we began last year: skate deterrents. Where would we be if not for those who try to stop us?
We’re accustomed to having buckets of water poured on us by people who live above diamond-plate skate spots, or eggs thrown at us by kids out of project windows. Hell, in Barcelona, we saw someone throw bleach from a window on a drunk crowd of skateboarders outside a bar. But this fall, after becoming an accidental neighbor with Chinatown’s latest bank spot, a restaurant poured kitchen grease all over the obstacle of interest, which — short of maybe smearing shit all over a spot — is the most hateful skate deterrent of all time, especially in less-detectable low light.