Catch the Hardbody crew on I-95 this week 💨
This is probably four clips shy of being a capital-P *part*, but our dude and Bunt Jam sharpshooter, Rezza Honarvar, has a new one for Miami’s Andrew Skateshop. Still surreal seeing tricks go down on that CBS ledge in 2023. Loved the fakie ollie, too 💪
Dustin Henry now rides for Frog. If you know anything about Dustin Henry’s extensive sponsor history, you know that it had to happen. Frog dropped a lil’ welcome video, but the real heavy hitter clips are in that Vans video Shari White has on the way…
Spezzatura and squad have a new Milan scene video out: Panorama 2.
John Shanahan starts a line by rolling off the amphitheater at the Citi Field benches, props a tile up to the second level of the CBS benches, and kickflips off the grate side over the Crosby Street bump-to-bar in his latest DC part, in case you haven’t caught it yet.
Everybody’s unloading their fakie 5-0 flip out clips at Big Screen now that the spot’s knobbed 😔 Jasper Stieve and Neema Joorabchi come through with a new one for Free, featuring watery gap to grinds and exemplary frontside heelflip form.
“I think it’s safe to say that the range for a proper ledge height in a skate park setting should be between 13 1/2 and 14 1/4 inches.” Dave Caddo went around the city measuring the dimensions of some of its most oft-skated ledges, from the 12-inch-high Reggaeton fence ledge or the 19-inch-high Flushing Meadows Park Ledges. He compiled his findings over on his Substack, Skait Brane.
2022: it was a year where Vimeo became a refuge for all those using Prince in their skate edits (YouTube blocks Prince IP outside of the U.S.), new paths were forged at Mambo Bar + skaters defied the planters and angry Tribecaneers at that one plaza covered in eggs on Chambers Street. It was also a year where Jasper Stieve dropped four parts (ok that last one dropped December 21, 2021), the fourth of which is in Neema Joorabchi’s new three-part edit, “limp.”
This one opens with Tyler Vrckovnik hacking a new route at the aforementioned Tribeca stage, has a Noah Singleton part in the middle, and closes with Jasper touting an ender that echos a nascent Jake Johnson trick, from way back when the rails were still getting reinstalled on Blubba.
Consensus in the skateboard world is a rare and fleeting thing.
But for a sweet moment in time there, we agreed on a few things.
For example: if a ledge is on fire, it is not the best place to administer a switch crook. Or that a pond of toxic sludge is not the ideal place to roll away from an ollie.
But even those onetime uncontroversial viewpoints have been shaken in recent months; the lessons from those two beautiful idiots with the gas can have — shockingly — been learned.
Just in time for today’s preview of spring weather, we are premiering Brandon Stepanow‘s Open Container video, which IRL premiered in Brooklyn late last month.
Filmed mostly in New York and New Jersey, Open Container features Eric Swick’s abilities to make manual pads appear out of nowhere, a shared part from Noah Singleton + Jasper Stieve (with his third part in three months?), Richie Blackshaw charging through factory alley crust, the most “what in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?”-section imaginable from Will “This Guy.” Nieves, a well-rounded + much-deserved ender from Neil Herrick, and a slate of Fred Gall cameos peppered throughout.
For the hard copy purists, you can buy Open Container on DVD here.