Photo via @whatisnewyork.
“h” is a new, eighteen-minute homie video by Blaine Williams that’s mainly filmed in New York, with a sick part from Aidan Spencer to close it out. The fact the Polish Park planter-side ledges have endured for so long despite having three-feet of landing space is reason enough to never give up on your dreams ❤️
Casper Brooker has a great interview over on the Angel & Z podcast.
“So it was a little bit of everything: disappointment in myself, a little bit of wanting to try something new, and a lot of not thinking about it.” Spanky speaks about reinventing the way he skates and approaches video parts in the latest installment of Village Psychic + Ian Browning’s “Rules of Skateboarding” series. Spanky was also a recent guest on the How Long Gone podcast.
📷 All photography by Anthony Acosta
We had a plan to go to Argentina in May of 2020.
Around the time that the planning stage would’ve begun, some …things happened.
When those “things” got less intense, we hit Majorca instead.
After that, it was back to the drawing board: Argentina, for nothing.
Karim by Atiba 📷
Pocket set out to capture the endless good vibes that emenate when you’re kicking it with Karim Callender for their “Followed” series. Yeah, they succeeded ❤️
“I don’t want to be the first skateboarder to skate the ramp and the first skateboarder to break the museum.” Alexis Sablone spoke to the New Yorker about being the first person to ever skate inside the Guggenheim for her Converse pro model commercial.
The Lookback Library got ahold of Gino Iannucci to talk about his two magazine covers — both switch flips and both from 2004. (How the hell has Gino only had two covers? Especially coming from the era where there were four or five magazines?!)
Hardbody and Emilio Cuilan teamed up with Hjalte Halberg and Anton Juul’s Dancer imprint for what is effectively a nine-minute Hjalte and friends part to celebrate the release of Hardbody x Dancer. Filmed over the course of a year, it features many of the faces from DANY, and some new inclusions like Kyota, Meatball, David Stenström, and Antonio doing a guest trick across the street from Blue Park, for good measure.
It is no secret that there has been a now-longtime kinship between QS and the city of Copenhagen — dating back to the “56 Tricks” days and when Norwegian Airlines was practically giving away transatlantic plane tickets (e.g. JFK-CPH flights were under $400 round-trip if you bought the right summer dates.) Many years and a pandemic later, nothing has really changed — it was really tough not to watch this and want to start planning an impromptu Euro trip.
Hardbody x Dancer is available now. If you’re in the U.S. 🇺🇸 (or Canada prob), it’s probably best to get it from Hardbody. If you’re in Europe 🇪🇺, it’s probably better to get it from Dancer.
Jenkem has an interview with Trung Nguyen, the architect behind last year’s most talked-about trick, and Big Parody.
“We are sad. People can say we are overreacting and that this spot will likely be liberated, but there is a gross feeling seeing the city prioritize something like this.” Village Psychic made a tribute to their local curb on the occasion of… the city knobbing a curb — appropriately titled, “Sadman Plaza.”
The QS office favorite Rios Crew out of Budapest just dropped a new video, entitled Uccsó. They’re as atmospheric and third-eye-open with the spots as ever, but it’s the filming that truly took on a new dimension in this one.