Drake is in Retrograde

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Frozen in Carbonite puts young Americans’ declining interest in automobiles into consideration while making the case for the Honda Civic being the archetypical skate car. “The mountains of cash that pros collected during the late 90s shoe/board sale boom sounded the death knell for the Civic, as dudes could now afford luxury automobiles. The Muskalade in Feedback was the tipping point here, followed by Kalis’ infamous BMW. This trend culminated in Jereme Rogers’ Aston Martin, the repossession of which symbolized the current industry contraction.” R.I.P. Skate cars.

You guys can all stop posting Instagram videos now, because there will never be anything this good on the skateboard-themed corner of the the ‘Gram ever again. O.T.T. posts way more on Vine anyway. R.I.P. Instagram Video.

Zombie movie-themed New York skateboarding from the mid-90s. R.I.P. BAM.

Here are volumes 200 and 201 of the Beef Patty crew’s video blog series, here’s volume eight of throwaways from the Death Video crew, and here is volume six of Billy Rohan’s “Illumignarly” craze cam series.

Waters and Army found a new teamrider from E-Block, who does one of the more impressive J. Kwon lines ever (that’s saying a lot…), and then stops by New York for a few more impressive maneuvers.

“Dweeb,” the new mini video from the time travelers that brought you “Twomanji,” lets us know that Billy McFeely’s Solo Jazz part was actually filmed in 1994, and later re-filmed in 2013.

As the season for “Summer Trip to New York” clips begins to wind down, some Australians come through with a clip of their northeast corridor-spanning vacation, which contains a few good nollie back heels and frontside flips.

Does this have anything to do with the fact that skateboarders typically don’t learn how to skateboard in the middle of a major city street?

There’s something reassuring in knowing that George Clooney uses the word “dude.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This happening in Miami and not at an away game made it so much sweeter.

Quote of the Week: “You’re the first person to ever walk out of this building holding a book.” — Pookie to T-Bird regarding 21 Spring Street. Also, FYI 4 da ladies.

Enter the 36 Chambers turned twenty this past weekend. Now would be a good time to stop making Wu-Tang “parody” logos and editing skate clips to songs off it.

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Red Bottoms x Skateboarding: Vol. 2. You can tell Miley skates because her wheels are mad crusty yo.

A new teaser for Solo Jazz, the upcoming project from Bronze.

America could learn a lot from the Germans. They took hunks of granite from an old government building and used them to produce an amazing skate spot on an obsolete airfield. Imagine if all that City Hall granite actually went towards making a skate plaza for the city of Philadelphia? How many city plazas get torn out and reduced to scrap each year in the U.S? The “solution” is so simple, but gets turned into such a stupid mess because of zoning / permits / $$$ / insurance / red tape.

The Dimestore dudes made a parody of New York clips and it is incredible.

Manolo and Cliché teamed up for a J.B. Gillet “best of” edit. Dude has always been up there with Kalis in the “best flip tricks” category.

Shade is a 25-minute video by Jeremy Jordan (Todd Jordan’s brother), based out of New York [State]. Grown dudes don’t have to be pro to still rip.

This ongoing advocacy for the front of Union Square returning to its glory days is one of 2013’s most interesting developments.

“Now, the padless deep-pool and vert work of Ben Hatchell, Grant Taylor, Elijah Berle and Jaws may for the coming generation obviate pads and helmets altogether, because, when everybody’s good enough to do every trick, there is no point in falling and getting hurt.” Boil the Ocean dwells on the future of skateboard retail.

The NY Skateboarding crew re-designed their website.

Did @badgalriri teleport from the future to this party by any chance?

New bro cam clip from the PWBC fam.

Speaking of which, Palace eBay / bootleg watch: Might want to use spellcheck.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Is Brandon Knight okay?

Quote of the Week: “Pick up your pants, you criminal!” — A Parks Department security guard regarding the G Man’s sagging, oversized pants as he fled a prohibited skate spot.

P.S. Even though Instagram ended the necessity of our “Trife Look of the Week” series, we might have to bring it back for this special occasion — 2 Bros. has a breakfast menu now.