This was not the Dime Glory Challenge.
Most of us would be so lucky as to be cursed with authorship a thing that overshadows every other thing we could possibly make after it. Whether it’s a hit song, a pair of baggy Swedish jeans or a logo that could be reproduced into oblivion — making it there is the peak of that 80/20 rule that you always hear about.
But what if your “curse” isn’t a song that you could perform for the rest of your life, or a logo that sells out every time you reprint it? What if it’s an event that requires, say, 18 months of preparation before you begin the high-wire act on the big day?
Via Charles Rivard, PhD.
Boil the Ocean offers up some reflections on Knowing Mixtape Volume 2, as does Canada’s King
Shit magazine. Agree that “every single clip is extraordinary in some way.” Three-and-a-half years of filming for a 17-minute video has a way of doing that — even the bails they put in there stand out in a very particular way that other videos can’t pull off. Also! Tiago for S.O.T.Y. every year until they give it to him.
This upload is from August, but only catching it now: “Fasuad” is a fun homie video by Marc Pascua. It’s all filmed around the city with some cameos from Mark Suciu, Frankie Spears, et al., and edited to a song that they would play at the healing crystal and plants store by T.F.
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 case you crawled under a rock in the early hours of Thursday morning and are just joining us… Supreme released Candyland, a new full-length video in honor of their new S.F. shop. Spent the weekend thinking what exactly to write about it, but it feels like a certain switch inward heel is the perfect writers prompt. #staytuned.
Reda and R.B. put together a video profile of The Bronx’s Public Housing Skate Team.
We really blew it on missing this one in the 2017 color coordination piece. Iconic tho.
Here’s an eight-minute recap of the Hardies event at Blue Park this past Friday, which includes the best angle of Tyshawn’s kickflip over the table longways thus far.
The Man Who Films spent a lot of time in Rockaway this past summer and made a fifteen-minute video entitled “Beach Genius.” Everyone knows that Rockaway isn’t the most abundant part of the city for spots, so shout out to those guys for managing to avoid all the skateparks in all but one clip. Includes a mini Phil Rodriguez section where he somehow turns one of those blue bus shelters into an actual bank. And it’s also perhaps the first time in human history that there’s been a transition from Nicki Minaj to …MF Doom. Good vibe the whole way through, and the right amount of ~different~ ♥