It’s All Love — An Interview With Kevin Augustine

📝 Intro + Interview by Frozen in Carbonite
📷 Photo by Owen Basher

I have no data to support this, but the marble at Pulaski increases one’s pop by 30 to 40 percent. However, if you inspect it closely, you’ll see a map etched into the blocks — a street plan of Washington, D.C. A.K.A. The L’Enfant Plan.

After conducting some rudimentary internet research, I found that L’Enfant, an engineer during the Revolutionary War, volunteered for the job and faxed his resume (the 1700’s version, naturally) to George Washington.

Of course, he got the job.

L’Enfant’s design brought a Euro flair to the new capital, deliberately building in a series of plazas. So, when you skate Pulaski you’re in the city, skating on a map of the city — an Inception-type scenario like the Las Vegas Raiders helmet or some shit.

ANYWAY, along the same lines, Kevin Augustine’s brand of ledge wizardry brings a flair to that world-famous speckled granite. We caught up with him on a recent trip to Puerto Rico and shot the shit about — among other things — coming up on the east coast, Call of Duty, and the life-cycle of a Dunk.

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Pulaski & Beyond — ‘Marble Mile’ From The Stop Fakin’ Franchise

One post-“retirement” project is a bonus. A second post-“retirement” project is …well, you’re just out of retirement.

Over the weekend, Smalls and the Stop Fakin’ crew dropped “Marble Mile,” their first video since the 2021 “Who Leg” (the aforementioned bonus project.) With over a decade of videos under their belts, it’s been incredible to watch the crew power through the years, refine the formula, and add new friends (including people’s kids who now skate!), but still keep the torch burning for progression at Pulaski Plaza as hard as it did in their first video. Kevin Augustine manages to come through at the end and still clock maybe his best part to date: two trick flip-in-no-push lines on the white ledge that extends out past the steps, nollie heel nose the planter, and the only non-Pulaski trick in the part is saved for the ender, as a treat.

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It’s A D.C. & Baltimore Thing — Gang International’s ‘With All Due’ Video

Gang International — the D.C-based outfit responsible for 2019’s “Facades” and a lot of your favorite Bobby Worrest footage over the years — has a new one out today. Light on the Bobby clips this round, but heavy on pretty much everything else. The video weaves from Pulaski, through Baltimore’s notoriously unforgiving crust, and back to Pulaski for ender parts from Mikey Payne and Kevin Augustine (that switch flip back tail made me rethink what I already knew about his stance for a few seconds…)

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Frozen in Carbonite Presents… Song of the Summer x Video Part of the Summer 2021: Da Return

Words by Frozen in Carbonite

Early this summer, Hulu released a Rick James documentary — a tour de force that I cannot recommend highly enough. In addition to the “trip the fuck out” moment of James being in a band with Neil Young, the film features a number of “reenactments” using 3D computer animation. These reenactments depict some really wild shit, including, yes, a coke-fueled orgy.

You know — what summer 2021 was supposed to have been!

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