Rest in Peace Pichilin. Photo stolen from Sue Kwon’s book, Street Level. 1994.
“cherry” is now available on iTunes in the best quality there is.
The Tumblr community rounded up .GIFs of all the Courthouse Drop tricks from “cherry,” though they should be watched with “I Don’t Know Dem” playing in the background. No “I got them looks” .GIF either…
Dime tracks the mise-en-scéne similarities between Gershon Mosley’s underappreciated skateboard career and “cherry.” Or something.
Tino Razo low-key had some of the coolest tricks in “cherry,” so here is his and Matt Terwilliger’s part from the original Lurkers video (2002).
Mudo Zine interviewed Aaron Herrington, who just turned pro for Polar.
Outside of Pepe Martinez’s switch heelflip frontside noseslide and Kyle James’ entire oeuvre, is switch nose manual fakie 360 flip out the best trick ever done in Timbs?
Some outtakes from the Beef Patty crew’s Puerto Rico montage, and some other outtakes of them skating around the city. More front of Union footage!
OMG, a “Winter Trip to New York” clip?!?! Is dudes reviewing their Tinder matches going to become a standard “lifestyle footage” inclusion for 2014 skate clips?
New Jenkins Log clip featuring Zered, Eli, Jordan Trahan, etc.
A teaser for See Ya Around, the new video by Waylon Bone, a teaser for OD Wavy, the new video from The Man Who Films, and the full version of Corrupted Communications 2, the new video from Grace Skate Co.
The Heights park looks like it’s finished and already covered in horrible graffiti.
A topic relevant to the interests of this website: The best rap songs of 2004, compiled ten years late, as the internet was not nearly as listicle-ified a decade ago. No debate about the #1. Tip seems more concerned with reality TV these days, but at least he can lay claim to recording not not the best rap song of the past ten years.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Even though he had already been in the league for a minute, ever since the 2011 playoffs when Chris Paul singlehandedly beat the Lakers twice, he’s held a special place in my heart. Out of all the dream players that idiot Knicks fans think they’re on the verge of signing, he’s the only one that really hurts. Anyway, yeah, him v.s. the Rockets on Saturday.
Quote of the Week:
The Palace L.A. trip looks like it is going well…
The Green Diamond went from a once-relevant institution to a non-existent one. R.I.P.
Wondering what the sequel to the RiRi cruiser is going to be? An Oscar winner!
Dime runs down the five greatest tricks that never happened. Still amazed that a human dumb enough to try a thirteen-flat-whatever in the rain exists (unless he was on PCP or something, then that would explain everything.)
Expedition One has a sick Zered mini clip on their Instagram. Apparently, he’s having a part in the next Transworld video too.
You know mother nature has a sense of humor when there’s not much snow on the ground and warm enough to go street skating in Alaska right now.
Making customers do kickflips to purchase Tiffany Dunks seems a bit extra (they skate good though…), but did any of those shops put together a compilation of botched attempts? There has to be some comedy in there. BTW, Ian Reid still holds the title for most controversial video in the sneaker collector community.
Standalone standouts from The Brodies: Leo Gutman and Aaron Herrington.
ICYMI: New NJ Scum montage. Wow wow wow fakie hardflip.
Best part in Rich Mahogany title-holder, Luke Malaney’s part in Nevermind.
This really pushes the idea of a “skate house” to a new level. “Skate colony” maybe?
Tony Miorana x Tony Montana re-edit via the homie Canadian Connor.
Round 548974979 of Death Video throwaway footage. Is that wooden spot in Long Island City completely knobbed yet? Or just the two block ledges?
New bro cam video out of New Jersey by Connor Peterson.
So this is what happens in the Ivy League?
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Clippers-Sixers turned into an And1 mixtape. The Sixers might suck right now, but how sad is it that between Michael Carter-Williams, draft picks and cap space, they have a much brighter next couple of seasons than the Knicks do? Also, God bless Inside the NBA.
Quote of the Week
Store Runner: “You want anything from the store?”
Kadeem: “Yeah, can you get me an O.J?”
Store Runner: “Sure, what brand?”
Kadeem: “You know, orange juice.”
Lil’ Boosie gets out on Thursday. Obviously he has kids and stuff, but is it unreasonable to expect a Writing on the Wall-esque fresh-out-of-jail opus from him?
#MERRY #CHRISTMAS #TO #ALL
R.I.P. to founding Three 6 Mafia member, Lord Infamous, who died in his mother’s house of unknown causes this past Friday. Carroll was the only dude to skate to Lord Infamous in a major video part with his second section in Fully Flared, but there’s also this old Bryan Herman Pharmarcy part and not-so-old Adrian Vega part.
People in Yemen don’t have a whole lot to do, do they?
Thrasher spoke with Brandon Westgate about his flatground flip tricks, among other things. “It’s a trip when a flatground trick that’s easy gets people stoked more than things I killed myself for.” Relate-ability v.s. Gravity, man.
Theories of Atlantis interviewed all the dudes from The Brodies video.
Boil the Ocean’s “Now That’s What I Call Skateboarding” / Top 10 Parts of 2013 countdown has begun. Miles Silvas @ #10 and Donovan Piscopo @ #9.
Our homie Joe Cups (of Lurkers notoriety) is selling his new project, Stay Away, over on his website. Teaser here. He also has a new commercial for Vans Vault with some familiar faces in it.
A new promo for the Westchester-based PFP3 video.
Adidas in the Pacific Northwest and Norwegian Huf in…Norway.
The best and worst of Montreal skateboarding over on the Dime site. Ritch Homie Swain A.K.A. Lord SMS also put together a Dime mix last week.
Career-long Wu-Tang devotee, Gino Iannucci, talks about Wu-Tang.
We talk about the two respective “Shit” remixes: Despite everyone coming to terms with Drake over the past twelve months (us included), Pastor Troy is on the Atlanta remix. Pastor Troy > Drake, therefore the ATL remix > the regs remix. Last part in the next Baker video should be edited to the original song. E-mail me maybe???
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Remember when the Knicks drafted Andy Rautins so a bunch of Syracuse alumns could cheer for him in garbage time over Lance Stephenson? Whatever, he’d be playing for Denver right now if they had :(
Quote of the Week: “All the cute fat girls hang out in Brooklyn. They don’t come to Manhattan.” — Rob Harris
ON MY SURFBOARD…SURFBOARD…
Apologies for this being a bit late. We spent all of yesterday looking for the only dry spot in New York. Past installments here: #s 25-21, #s 20-16.
15. R.I.P. to an Empire, the Water Street McDonald’s Closes
For every great skate spot, there is an accompanying fast food restaurant: the Burger King down the street from the Banks, the McDonald’s up the hill from Pulaski, the Wawa by Love, or the In-N-Out across from Hollywood High.
Water Street was once the most heavily treaded road of lower Manhattan skateboarders; Pappalardo and Wenning’s days of going to Burritoville near Pyramid Ledges to sustain on free nachos are well known. But that place closed. The aforementioned Burger King is now a high end grocery store. The nearby Wendy’s was turned into a tourist center. And this past year, the final remaining destination for hungry, poor skateboarders, shut its doors. Skating on Water Street isn’t irrelevant just because all of the spots are knobbed — but because everyone except the top 1% of skateboarders (those with
an above minimum-wage income any income whatsoever, who can afford a Chipotle burrito) have effectively been priced out, right down to food options.
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Tonight’s midtown mission got cancelled due to 30 MPH winds, and this Knicks-Pistons game is dreadful (has there been a fun Knicks game this year yet?), so here is an uncharacteristic Tuesday night update.
The Wade Desarmo Dime remix is recommended based on:
1) Between the white Jordan 3s, an allegiance to the tall tee ten years past its expiration date, Jason Kidd jersey jeans, and the airbrushed Scarface shirt (above), Wade may be the leading post-nineties icon for Hip-Hop White Guy (HHWG) fashion.
2) It acts as a wise reminder that Mystikal is one of the best rappers alive.
3) A close friend of the website drunkenly met his wife on account of her wearing the iconic “Horty” Shorty’s sweatshirt. It was at the Jane on Halloween a few years ago.
Anyone with knowledge of that story has since been on the lookout for pretty girls in nineties skate apparel. (What an icebreaker!) So, this past spring, there was a pretty, mildly #ethnicallyambiguous girl on the Jane roof wearing a longsleeve with the Zero skull print from the Thrill Of It All era. In theory, the only thing that stood in the way of #truelove was a faded Zero shirt. Her story for how it fell into her hands was “I’m a model,” so #truelove immediately went out the window. She was perfect in a terrible way, but after about one minute of conversation she asks, “Do you know Wade?” “Wade? No.” “You know, Wade Desarmo.” A brief pause to take in the hilarity of a girl saying the words “Wade Desarmo” to you. “That’s who I lost my virginity to.”
Attaboy Wade. Great work from the Dime crew as well.
P.S. There’s a good chance some of the new QS gear will be available online tomorrow. Check back in about twelve hours.