We were out in Montreal last week for the first time since COVID on account of E.T’s pro thing. Staying downtown, you see a ton of the spots made famous by Dime videos, but the ones tied to Alexis Lacroix’s expanding-brain approach to skateboarding maybe stand out the most, especially after not seeing them IRL for 2 1/2 years.
Everyone has a “feel good” song, movie, whatever — something that coincides with a smile no matter what else may be going on in life. Even in the expanse of endless skate content, watching Alexis (the 2019 Q.S.S.O.T.Y.) remains a singular experience of juggling laughs, dropped jaws, and wtf’s.
Though he has lightened up on the eponymous “Oh yeah!” (the origin of which he explained in this post, in addition to his Bunt interview), the three years since we last compiled a Dime Comp have come with more skancing, more skating in the snow, and the occasional cameo from Alexis’ baby daughter ❤️
Much has changed since we last compiled the best moments from skateboarding’s leading thinktank. Hugo is pro, Bryan is so busy that he doesn’t have a single appearance in Volume 6, and only time will tell how the people who were put off by the idea an overseas skate trip for the sole purpose of filming for Instagram Stories will feel about Dime’s TikTok page.
While we all wait for the wide release of their full-length video that premiered back in late September, these fifteen minutes from the past year-plus of Dime (and Dime-affiliated) Insta videos should hold you over.
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In all honesty, we’ve been hoarding the idea of an all-Alexis Dime Comp for years — ultimately to accompany an interview with the OHHHHH YYYYYEAAAAAHHHH spokesman that we never ended up getting around to. (Pro tip to all aspiring content creators: The Dime Glory Challenge is not the most optimal event to try and accomplish #skate #journalism at.) Then, Skate Jawn beat us to it.
Now is as good a time as any to remind you that speed is an illusion.
Dime’s affluence over the past year has given rise to several developments. 1) They’re opening a store in Montreal on Saturday (depicted above.) They’ll carry their line, in addition to hardgoods, Quartersnacks merch and chill stuff from other chill companies. Proud of you boys. 2) They command a wider-reaching influence that has catapulted Jamal Smith into internet infamy yet again, made bowling edge out tennis as skaters’ peripheral sporting obsession, and the #dimechallenge to be undertaken in regions far outside French Canadia. 3) When you catch checks, you catch flights, and those flights have resulted in side-eyes from Swedish filmmakers.
Phil only carries the VX around for exercise, so here’s everything from the past year or so that was just for Instagram ;)
It has been a long three years since the release of Turd Season. In that time, the minds behind Dime have created an unprecedented beast of brilliance — thanks in no small part to an ability to stuff sublime moments spent on skateboards into fifteen second IG videos better than any of their peers. With this week’s announcement that their upcoming project would be premiering at the end of April (no doubt overshadowing the other piece of awaited Canadian culture set to drop that weekend), we condensed the past ten months worth of Dime Instagram videos (everything since the controversial release of “Dime Comp Volume 2”) into a 14-minute compilation.
We’ve never traveled further than the skate from Tompkins to Sunshine for a video premiere before, let alone booked airfare to one. Hope to see everyone at this one. Flyer here. Video plays at 2:59 A.M.