Something for the mansion-having sauna soakers out there: Naquan Rollings has a new, mostly New York montage out, entitled “$$$four.” Neil Herrick’s double-bar 5050 on the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge bikepath is so sick. Saw marks on it early this summer and wondered if anything besides a bonk had been done.
The Say You Swear podcast chatted with Bronze mastermind, Peter Sidlauskas, for over two hours in their latest episode.
Jahmal Williams is the latest subject of Lookback Library’s cover discussions series, recounting his memories of three different covers, from three different decades.
Stu Kirst rides for Baker.
“I can’t believe you’re not more hyped on your pro M&M. I’m starting to think I should’ve given it to someone else.” Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill” series is back! The new episode is with Nelly Morville spending it all in Times Square. Yes, a lanyard and one sticker costs $19 there.
The Bunt is also back! Their latest is a hall of fame episode with Josh Kalis.
The Hunnydip NYC crew just dropped an all-New York crew video entitled NIÑO. Guest tricks from the inline homies is seriously fire 🔥
INBETWEEN DAYS is a Syracuse, New York-based video by Lukas Reed. Includes an opening part from Drew Grabowski, lots of great hometown vibes, and some #spotresearch for anybody tired of staring at Blue Park.
With a skate career now in its fourth decade, there are few people who have been as enduring of an inspiration as Jahmal Williams. Whether its in his artwork, the timelessness exemplified by his brand Hopps, or the fact that he is constantly reinventing the way he approaches skateboarding — Jahmal is the epitome of someone who does things on his own terms and vision. It is why watching him grind through concoctions Lego’d out of the city’s construction sites, or find new pathways on the 125th Street Banks that are practically now synonymous with him, feels like it carries the onscreen enthusiasm of someone half Jahmal’s age. But nah, it’s the same dude that was skating the Copley Square fountain in 1991 🐐
Krooked collaborated with Jahmal on one of their guest artist boards, for which Jahmal went ahead and filmed a part entirely in New York.
The board is available in shops now.
Filmed by Emilio Cuilan and Tristan Mershon.
Back in the quieter days of the pandemic, Jahmal Williams and Jeremy Elkin went out and hit spots in a hollowed out version of the city like the rest of us. Those sessions became the backbone for Hopps Skateboards‘ Fall 2022 promo, which we are excited to share with everybody today.
Watching Jahmal skate New York is always a pleasure, and what him and Jeremy came back with feels like a 25-years-later-time-warp update his iconic Adidas commercial that was filmed around Boston and ran in an old 411.
Photo by Shari White for Mess Skate Mag
In case you’ve been under a rock since last Monday, Neema Joorabachi’s Til It’s Gone video is online in full.
“Oh, I definitely wasn’t cool enough for Zoo York back then. I was just some weirdo out on Long Island.” Long Islander, Frank Gerwer, is the latest to get Chromeballed. Frank’s Number Nine part from 1995 is a great lil’ time capsule.
Jenn Soto and Mariah Duran share the screen in a Hi-8 trip to New York edit for Mess Skate Mag.