Not sure who took this one (Mehring?), but shout out Aaron Szott :)
It’s grey out there, so here’s the clip of Muska hugging a tree to put a smile on your face (it’s tied with this video of like a 500 people rapping every single word to Glizzy’s verse on “Crew” for 2017’s best byte of life-affirming video.) It was a pleasure to watch this new season of Epicly Later’d — Andy Roy defending Jesse Paez was funnier than any bit of scripted comedy that someone could come up with, and if your heart didn’t melt at Reynolds’ relationship with his daughter and Kader, then your insides probably look like the Juicy J “Stay Fly” shirt.
Don’t ask James to trade a nice board for a 2014 Go Skate Day deck that has been sitting next to your radiator for three years. Village Psychic talked to the Labor C.E.O. about skate shop etiquette.
Hotel Blue has a new one over on Thrasher, which has an intro part (right?) for Juan Virues, and a pretty beast Charles Deschamps section at the end.
Kinda awkward when your board sponsor reposts a video of you and captions it “someone give this man a board,” no?
“Can human achievement in general surpass Chewy Cannon’s bank-to-ledge nosegrind or can we only hope to match it?” With the completion of the endlessly postponed, all-London Palace video, Boil the Ocean dwells on the post-2010 tide shifts that have occurred in the British skateboard industry.
This Detroit edit is rad. It chronicles the recent history of all its spots via an overview of changing Google Street Views. Also, it made Detroit look funner to skate (at least for our purposes) than a lot of recent higher profile coverage to come out of there.
The latest episode of Skate Muzik is a tribute to love songs in skate videos.
Someone compiled the past dozen or so editions of Strobeck video IG outtakes.
Skateboard Story is back after a hiatus with an Aaron Herrington interview.
“Electricity acts like a skateboarder traveling down a ramp. The higher the ramp, the more potential energy they have and the further they can travel.” See: Skateboarding as a vessel to teach how electricity works.
Russia’s Absurd Skateboards consistently puts out stuff that looks pretty much unlike anything else out there in skateboarding.
Gang Corp has a rainy day edit from L.E.S. Park in the summer.
…aanndd if you were wondering what the deal with the Barbara Kruger installation at L.E.S. Park is, here you go.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Do we start watching MSG again? Even though we know we’re just going to wind up getting hurt? :(
Quote of the Week: “Gin tastes like shit. Tonic tastes like shit. But somehow, when you mix them together, it tastes like grapefruit.” — Shrimp C
I’m good on hearing a 2017 Wu-Tang album, but there’s something endearing about them recently trending as song concept shortcuts for artists who are half their age.