Moving right along with our annual recap series….
Just make the next one Tyshawn Jones Pro Skater. Photo via Atiba.
“I just saw myself as a homie who was helping another homie. That was not something that ever crossed my mind like, ‘Am I good at this?’ Both of us are happy in that moment.” Jenkem has an amazing interview with Briana King about her meet-ups for girls and LGBTQ youth learning to skateboard.
“I think you really got to listen to your feeling. Don’t go for the show. Go for your heart.” Lucas Puig on relationships, wood, plants, oceans and not having his johnson fall out when he’s skating in shorts — also for Jenkem, also inspiring. Maybe it’s time we start working on a sequel to the “Poolside” remix…
We really blew it on missing this one in the 2017 color coordination piece. Iconic tho.
Here’s an eight-minute recap of the Hardies event at Blue Park this past Friday, which includes the best angle of Tyshawn’s kickflip over the table longways thus far.
The Man Who Films spent a lot of time in Rockaway this past summer and made a fifteen-minute video entitled “Beach Genius.” Everyone knows that Rockaway isn’t the most abundant part of the city for spots, so shout out to those guys for managing to avoid all the skateparks in all but one clip. Includes a mini Phil Rodriguez section where he somehow turns one of those blue bus shelters into an actual bank. And it’s also perhaps the first time in human history that there’s been a transition from Nicki Minaj to …MF Doom. Good vibe the whole way through, and the right amount of ~different~ ♥
Much like the inspiration for this series, some editions will be extensive and others will be brief outside the selections. This one is the first on the latter end of the spectrum, but you know, it’s Cardiel. (FYI: If you need another Cardiel dose, Chrome Ball did a similar segment with him in 2010, except for photos rather than video parts.)
Also had the chance to do a really good, more out-of-the-box “Five Favorite Parts” interview yesterday, which might end up going live sooner than the typical one-a-month schedule. The weather has been garbage, so why not, right? Also also also, the 2nd Nature Park is awesome and everyone should rent a car and go up there.
Thanks to Sweet Waste for the interview.