Just as Mind How You Go served as a soothing reprieve from Skateboard Oscars Season™ last December, Jeff Cecere‘s This Is A Window is the comfort-viewing we all need right now. Still got a queue of S.O.T.Y. contender parts since the last Top 10 got filed, but this was an immediate click and watch-through-the-whole-way experience. (Raise your hand if there are any 4-5 minute parts from the past few months that still took two sittings to get through ✋)
Jeff & co. are in that proverbial “window” (sorry, too easy), where each video compounds in quality from the last one. Both the skating and the craftsmanship behind the video are already somehow greater than they were in the already-great Mind How You Go. It’s a phenomenon we all witnessed while watching sequential videos from Bronze, Johnny & co. and the Duplex dudes over the years — which makes it all the more fitting that pretty much all of them come together under one umbrella in this one.
Photo via Waxing the Curb
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…is it? Can it be? Is it …really? It is! It is! It’s John Choi in the new Limosine edit! “I Just Took A Bite Of Dirt” dropped right after the QS office closed for the weekend. After-black Max Palmer hammers are the best types of after-black hammers.
“Fork Your Former Dinner Or U Cant Have Shit” by Phat House is a New Jersey and Philly video that probably has the deepest dive for spots out of anything to come out this year. Double cellar doors between buildings, stacks of cinderblocks and landings into running water — incredible work from everybody involved.
Photography by Scott Brothers 📷
The Duplex dudes out of West Palm Beach have been on an absolute tear these past two years, and still found room to kick 2022 into hyperdrive. DUPLEX 3 dropped this past spring, and in the eight months since, they’ve come back with a sequel, somehow expanding the crew even further — if the increased size of the crowd celebrating at the bottom of each stair-set is any indicator.
With so much of the December conversation steered towards a select few superstars’ productivity over the past year, it’s important to recognize crew efforts, especially when you can feel that giddy love for making skateboard videos permeate through the screen in the final product.