7 Ball is the latest full-length from Nike SB and U.K. videographer, Will Miles. It feels like a continuation of the best bits from the Jacob Harris-helmed Trust Fall that dropped back in 2019, grouping the best-fitting riders from the colossus that is the 2023 SB team into a cohesive project. Everyone here feels like they actually enjoy skating with one another, rather than the “showcase” vibe that often happens when companies try to stuff their entire team into one project — to pretty much the detriment of everything. (The plus side of shorter attention spans today: it’s probably a good thing that we’re past the era of Nothing But The Truth and Away Days.)
Rest in Peace Robbie McKinley ❤️ Scan via Chromeball
Pretty much all of our collective experiences of Copenhagen are within the bipolar high that is the Scandinavian Summer. For a bit of a reality check of what it’s like on the opposite side of that seasonal coin, our friends at Dancer dropped an “Endless Winter” montage featuring Hjalte, David Stenström + others. Still seems pretty fun, tbh.
Some nice bits of New York footage in the Charlotte-based AVENUE video parts that have been dropping across a few outlets: Vague has Jermaine Whittaker’s part, which includes a 10/10 Three Up Three Down performance, and Skate Jawn has Ethan Kaplan’s part, which includes a NBD (?) ollie at the white building plaza across from Pyramid Ledges.
Orchard Skateshop Capo, Armin Bachman, has a new mini part out for Pepper Griptape. That bank to curb ender in Barcelona really came out of nowhere 💥
The Duplex crew has a new montage video series on Thrasher, entitled “Low Rent.”
Suciu at the Yellow Rail • Photo by Greg Navarro 📷
“The heelflip to kickflip ratio is also an impressively well-balanced 9:10.” 4-Ply Mag crunched the numbers on Tyshawn’s “General” part. (on the off chance that you’re smarter than everyone else and don’t have Instagram, Thrasher also dropped an addendum Insta part.)
If the front skatepark section of the B.Q.E-adjacent park is Zered Park, then the back, basketball court street section is definitely Leo Park, as evidenced by the new Leo Baker Spitfire part.
“Never give up. Stick with it and keep trying. Don’t get discouraged by shitty attitudes. Just keep going, man. Don’t look back… And stay off hard drugs.” Fred Gall, 2019.
Not sure who shot this photo? Maybe Mehring? Photo by Reda.
Figure there is zero chance anybody who is a QS Monday Links reader would not have already seen Fred Gall’s “Spiritual Healing” part, but it would also be sacrilegious to not mention it.
“You needed to bring a mattress there ’cause you run right into a brick wall and you’ll die without a mattress.” Thrasher also posted up Brian Anderson’s interview with Fred Gall.
…aaannndddddd The Warm-Up Zone — the internet’s leading Fred Gall scholars — compiled a recap of the past 18 months of Freddy’s achievements leading up to the part.
It’s a week with both a Naquan and a Johnny YouTube upload ⚱️
Limosine Skateboards just dropped their first piece of #longform #content since the inaugural Paymaster video from last holiday season (obvs a favorite for 2022* year-end accolades on account of the timing, a la John’s Vid last year.) It includes plenty of fanfare for those who’ve been following these dudes’ path to running their own company: at least a face-shot of everyone you’d expect in a late-period Johnny Wilson HD video blog (Mitchell!), Max Palmer finding a way to pinch a front crook on a ledge that extends two-inches from a wall, and Cyrus bringing this one out of a skatepark and into the streets.
But the real stars are Nelly Morville — Paymaster‘s breakout part who has a whole new one here — and the newly pro Hugo Boserup rocking the best 90s bowl cut since Eric Lloyd.