“Yo, you got a cat man? Is it wavy too?” — Wavy Mike. Quartersnacks Yemen tour coming soon.
If you haven’t already seen Eli Reed’s X-Games “Real Street” part, you should give it a few rewinds. The FedEx ollie is a bit crazier than any footage would lead someone who hasn’t been there to believe. Eli might be the best switch skater out right now, and king of the Alligator Ledge.
Uploaded Jahmal Williams’ tricks from Welcome to M.I.A. to YouTube for the sake of having easy access to the part. The Houston Street footage is great. There’s nothing wrong with a long backside boardslide on a row of Jersey barriers, or still bringing Eastern Exposure spot sensibilities to 2011. The video has been out for a while now, but if it’s not on your shelf yet, purchase it over on MIAskateshop.com.
While on the topic of Jersey barriers, Bushwick Will posted a story about stealing Triton barriers in response to the great parking block heist of 2011. It should persuade any impulsive skateboarder to better assess the consequences when obtaining (presumably useless) objects for makeshift, D.I.Y., etc. spots. (Still do it, just plan it out better.)
Vote for the Familia Skateshop / Flow Trash crew in Nike’s upcoming “Chosen” competition. Davis Torgerson came out of that camp, but there are a whole bunch of dudes all the way up in Minnesota that rip just as hard.
This photo of Bogdan Dzyurak at Columbus Park is pretty sick. Similar to Eli’s aforementioned FedEx ollie, it’s another instance of documentation never being able to relay the sketchiness of the spot, in addition to the decades of urine waiting in that corner if you happen to bail on the trick.
Much like skateboarders should stop decreasing their life expectancy by taking $5 Chinatown buses, you guys should also stop moving into sketchy “artists’ lofts” in Bushwick. Unless you’re cool with ending up homeless, or moving back to wherever you’re from.
Skate video news: The Vans video will be out sometime between next week and 2020. That means Little Alex has like five or six parts to film now. Not Another Transworld Video will be out on DVD tomorrow. Short Review = Theotis and Mike Anderson have the best parts. Long Review = Click here.
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