YO, massive shout out to the crew, politicians, shops and community in Providence, Rhode Island, on getting an approval to turn an underused corner of their downtown into a full-on block of a skate plaza. Let this be a precedent for cities across the U.S.
Also congrats to the boy Sean Pablo on going pro ♥
“If they didn’t name me Genesis then my dad would have named me Jubilee, from X-Men, who was a girl. That would’ve been very funny. I’m glad they named me Genesis.” Sex mag (sure) has an interview with Genny re: growing up, DANY, etc.
Zered is on Alltimers, and has a new part out to reassure you of his decade-plus status as the east coast’s most productive pro, and the king of the worst spot in Queens ;)
“It’s still the same if I just don’t let myself become too jaded and reclusive. There are still endless possibilities.” Huck has a feature with Jerry Mraz, who they apparently dubbed “The Batman of Skateboarding.”
The ender of Pat Gallaher’s Insano part is insano. Great part :)
Josh Kalis and Mike Blabac talk about the state of the plaza in 2017 + other things, and The Muska reveals what was in his backpack all those years. Get well soon bud.
Antosh and the Canadians have a new one out on TWS.
“We decided to make the game more fun so that’s why it was never a realistic simulation of skateboarding. That was key to the success of the game.” Ironic that the reason maybe 50% of the people now in their late 20s started skateboarding was something intended to be an unrealistic simulation of skateboarding. Jenkem has the oral history of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
Keeping a real skate shop open in 2017 is God’s work ♥ Thank you to all who do.
Rodrigo TX skates
Three Four Up Three Four Down, T.J. does a bunch of crazy shit, and lol that there’s security standing at the bottom of the bank in every clip ever gotten at the Roosevelt Island Monument in this link to a clip with 54k YouTube views.
Boil the Ocean re: Lil Wayne’s proclamation that skateboarding is a better feeling than sex with an actress while her movie is playing on a screen in the background.
Canal uploaded a 30-min 2016 Year-In-Review compilation of Instagram videos.
A bit of street skating + a Maple tee in Quim and Freddy’s Portland, M.E. visit.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Isaiah is the second funnest player in the NBA.
Quote of the Week: “Only three things are keeping me sane in 2017: cocho, hucking, and the boys.” — John Choi