With the Static VI premiere tour approaching its final leg, it’s probably not a spoiler to say that the video contains the Jordan Trahan part.
If you haven’t caught one of the premieres, Pepper Griptape just dropped what effectively serves as the mixtape before the album, full of clips that didn’t make the opus part. The quality of skateboarding is hardly throwaway though —
given the extensive filmer cred list at the end, you kinda gotta figure some of the clips got left out because the homie cam lensmanship wasn’t up to the famously high standard kept in Static vids all the clips got filmed specifically for this nifty lil’ part. (QS exists on homie cam obvs, not disparaging it by any means.)
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Zered is the latest subject of the Lookback Library’s “Cover Discussions” series, chatting about his three Transworld covers and three Skateboarder covers. (Crazy he hasn’t had a Thrasher one before, especially given the Massachusetts connection with Phelps.)
“Caller 10” is a crustaceous journey by Pittsburgh’s Radio Skateshop through one of the roughest cities for skate spots. Includes a great Zach Funk part to close it out.
While we’re on the topic of crust, peep Adam Meuller’s part in Justin Bohl’s Detroit video, Minted, which includes everything from lines on broken boats through abandoned buildings to polejams out of snow piles.
📷 Photo by Josh Stewart
We’ve all been fans of Jordan’s skateboarding for a long time now. Whether he’s squeezing five-trick lines out of seemingly not-much or sliding into your timeline to do some shit you’ve never seen before, he’s always working in the realm of the unexpected. Here is where he gets his inspo from :)
And so, with the December 2022 Thrasher cover, the hyper-speed of Skateboarding’s Oscars Season is officially underway…
“For me, skateboarding in Buffalo, New York really starts in March. We have a long winter, a crapshoot of a spring, a short summer, and a shit fall. Once the snow starts to melt I start driving around checking things out again.” Skate Jawn has the premiere of “Call Your Mother,” the new video by Moms Skateshop out of Buffalo.
Mixtape legend Anthony Correa is the latest guest on The Bunt. (The Bobshirt from 2016 is also a good rewatch.)
There’s no part like a hometown part (or, let’s say home state part), and Jordan’s latest is a de facto sequel to his section in Broth, the New Orleans full-length that dropped late 2020.
Released by Ace (“ride these trucks or you’ll fucking die“) and under the direction of Broth videographer Charles Johnson, New Orleans skating always feels wholly of its own world — making the most of their scene, in a place truly unlike anywhere else in America. Had a chance to visit that Crescent Park pier they all skate over the holidays, and that wood ground demands an level of precision that you can only learn by having it be your local.