If you remember that, you certainly remember Liam McCabe’s green sweater day, where he skated the best possible set of stairs in Manhattan [at the time …it’s now skateblocked] and then proceeded to tre flip the worst possible set of stairs in Manhattan a few blocks away wearing the same St. Patrick’s Day garb.
Today, we are proud to present to you the sequel to the green sweater part, in the form of Liam’s HSS 3 curtains section. There’s no definining ~garment~ to follow in the footage, but yeah — holy fucking shit. Love how he manages to hit so many deep Jersey spots that date back to the Wenning days to tick off NBDs, and subsequently upends all expectations on the Brooklyn spots that everybody passes by twenty times a week at the same time (Monument, Williamsburg Bus Depot, Verizon Banks…)
Our brainwaves are well-accustomed to the experience of watching a friends video by: wholesome vibes, seshing the same spots together, smiles, daps, hugs, beers, someone hucks more than the others.
But sometimes, our expectations get thrown with the last part. Sly videomakers will hold out until the very end. P.J. Ladd’s Wonderful Horrible Life is the most famous example of this; The Hardbody Video inverted this approach earlier this year.
Maybe you caught Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco’s Suppy during 2020’s Skateboard Oscars Season, one of the more low-key releases from the footage onslaught that coincides with the final three months of the year. If you’re not sure, do you remember seeing a clip of a guy kickflipping the double set at the Escape From New York church? Yeah, that’s pretty hard to forget.
Any week when you have two full-length local videos both exceeding 30 minutes is a special week…
Suppy is an HD video by Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco, filmed largely in Brooklyn, with an insane ender at the spot that everyone has been getting yelled at by mean security guards for the past month.
Irish Wrist Watch is a SD video by John Clodfelter, filmed around the city with some Jersey clips in between. It’s amazing how watching someone roll away from their first two-stair ollie can lead to more vicarious joy that any number of wild tricks you see on IG every day.
In literal shock that the Bos brothers — who have been making those great upstate New York videos — aren’t even American. They live in Canada! And drive into New York state all the time to film for their projects! Incredible. Anyway, TWS has an interview that we wish we did with Adam Bos about the process behind his video series, which has yielded some of the most rewatchableand unique projects going today. They also have the raw footy from Bos’ last one, “Wide Open.”
Bottom Shelf is a new full-length from Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco that’s about 60% New York / 40% L.A. footage, and definitely worth a Monday morning coffee watch. Probably the first footage of that barrier that’s been on Delancey for the past ~year? Hard to convey in footage, but that thing is basically sloped uphill…
Cooper Winterson made a lil’ Borough Hall x Grand Street Courts x Williamsburg Monument bro cam video entitled “Shidiot.”
Gino pushing! …via a two-minute video profile thing for his brand, Poets.
“Certainly the success of Kaarikoirat suggests that, rather than expensive, large-scale developments in the city centre like casinos and skyscrapers, it is micro-initiatives that offer smaller cities the best chance of catalysing a vibrant urban fabric and preventing brain drain.” The Guardian has an optimistic story about a D.I.Y. park in Finland’s third-largest city, which helped jolt some energy into the region’s youth culture.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: These playoffs have kinda been…okay? Or have the past few years been that way because we all basically know how it’s going to end. Kyrie with a magic trick, just because.
Thank you to everyone who bought something from the webstore. The response was stronger than expected and we’re still catching up on orders. If you don’t see tracking in your e-mail by ~Wednesday, then you can start sending those “where is my stuff” emails. Until then, we’re still getting caught up with the last of them. If you’re a small, there are some items left + a lot of the hat styles are still in stock.
Damn, back in my day, skate video titles had TWO words. Fully Flared, Menik Mati, Yeah Right… ANYWAY, Drama is the new kinda full-length (15 min) from Harry Bergenfield, Evan Pacheco and the youth, filmed mostly in the city but with a decent bit of Jersey footage. Been fun to watch these get better and better. Everyone obviously starts out with their influences and eventually matures into something unique if they keep at it. Shout out to the boy Ingmar.
To each his own, but the fact that people are making dedicated tribute videos to the “Brownsville Banks” A.K.A. the Beef Patty Banks (or wait, should we have been calling them the Space Heater Banks this entire time?) goes to show how sad the quality of [low bust] spots in this city has become. Cool video though.
I think pretty decent advice on dealing with the next ~48 hours is listening to a bunch of Curtis Mayfield and trying not to think about it. (Except when you vote, you should definitely think when you do that.)