The latest offering from Andre “Actually Everybody’s Father” Page’s Inkwell Commons imprint is a part from Rafael “Haffa” Pereira. I can’t exactly remember how many times I’ve heard Dre scold Haffa for his Grizzly grip, but I guess you have to be pretty stubborn to insist on going to skate fourteen stairs to begin with ♥
Filmed half in/around Boston, half in New York by Andre Page and Gatti.
Collect anything — records, skateboards, sneakers — long enough past early adulthood, and eventually, you reach a point where you have a big, dusty mass of matter in your apartment. Upon realizing he was a decade into stacking shoeboxes of Jordans in his house, Josh had dilemma. But he was the latest entry on Forbes magazine’s “Youngest Billionaires” list — he wasn’t about to sell his sneakers to a bunch of nerds on the internet. Who has the time for that shit?
And so, he began skating through his collection for this part. (The 5s are apparently the best ones.) Happy 29th Josh ♥
Filmed by Andre Page and J.P. Blair. Edited by Cruzctrl a.k.a. Eric Cruz.
“Wavy Wings” is the new one from Andre Page’s Inkwell Commons imprint. Features Josh Velez further exploring the [switch] slappy and wallie arc of his skateboard career, which leaving quick footed ledge-ry to those two wooden benches in the financial district that are somehow the only subsequent ledges in lower Manhattan that you get time at. However, the spot’s most transcendent moment may be the switch slappy nosegrind pop-out that combines all of the aforementioned ingredients :)
Guest tricks from Nick Nunez, Kadeem Walters, John Diaz, Connor Champion, Tyshawn Jones and Troy Stilwell with reportedly the best clip he ever got in his life.
Just as many Americans are still recovering from 2008’s financial meltdown, skateboarding is apparently still reeling from the collapse of Alien Workshop 1.0, as evidenced in Yaje Popson’s latest interview with Transworld, and Jake Johnson’s [extended] one with Thrasher. Also note to anyone about to log off and head to D7: “I think I really messed my body up jumping down stuff when I was younger and my body was still growing. If I could give advice I’d say don’t jump down stuff until you’re older.”
Thrasher recently entered the arena of YouTube comps with a five-minute compilation of the greatest handrail tricks, but shouldn’t Gonz’s boardslide down the Banks 9 + his 5050 and front board down the [defunct] 8th & Greene Street rail from the (1986?) Vision video be the first thing? Weren’t those supposedly the first handrail tricks? Is the idea of handrail skating being born in New York akin to pointing out that Christopher Columbus didn’t actually discover America?!
After much delay, Andre Page — friend to all fortunate enough to have met him and honorary father to ~seventy-percent of the people affiliated with QS — finally has a website live for his company, Inkwell Commons. On it, you will find an intro part for Josh Velez, star of the Oscar-nominated short film, “Djosh Unchained.”
Also features Inkwell associates Chandy Khon, Haffa Pereira, Matt Perez, Jon Diaz, Troy Stilwell, Kadeem Walters and Andre Page. Filmed by Steve Gatti, Tom Gorelik, Andre Page and Jon Diaz.