We restocked the webstore with a few spring items that were sold out before. This will be the last go-around for these. #supportyourlocalskatesite ;) ♥ ♥ ♥
Another Brian Brown sighting. What’s the most-trick record for a single IG line?
25 minutes of raw footage extras from Life is Goodie. Buy a DVD copy here.
Yo shout out Norway and Norwegians: “For Snøhetta’s Opera House in Oslo, architects consulted skateboarders regarding surface textures and materials, leading to parts of the building and its immediate surroundings being kitted out with skateable marble ledges, kerbs, bench-like blocks and railings.” Damn, that’d be chill if we got consulted for the Lincoln Center renovation.
Great John Choi footage in this Puerto Rico B-sides clip with the Paych dudes.
Boil the Ocean on Cliché’s Gypsy Life video. Also #lol @ “Arcadian manual-pad mixologist who had languished for a time in a kind of post-Tyron Olson teammate limbo” re: Joey Brezinski.
On the topic of French people, got a kick out of this Youtube account, which has a bunch of spot compilations for name-brand French skate spots e.g. the Lyon hubba, the Bercy blocks, the Le Dome hubba, etc.
Ripped Laces has a lengthy interview with Franck Boistel, the guy who designed a bunch of the most well-known skate shoes from the late nineties and early 2000s.
Yaje has a new part filmed during a three-week period out in southern California. A lot of hot moves. (“It’s cool, but it’s still Cali.” — E.J.)
Mike Carroll recreates a ~30-year-old photo of Mickey Reyes.
The Times ran a cool New York skateboarding photo feature.
Listicles: Theories of Atlantis on the greatest switch and nollie hardflips, and SMLTalk on the ten best credits sections from skate videos.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This wasn’t as surprising as it would’ve been for any other player in the NBA. Which is scary.
Quote of the Week: “I want to get really good at skating gnarly shit.” — Yaje Popson
Free Rob and the S.O.T.Y. Keep y’all heads up :(