“The pop guys are good looking and the drop guys are weird looking.” Lurker Lou and Aaron Herrington head out to Staten Island to skate “anything besides ABC Ledges” in the latest installment of Village Psychic’s “Lurking With Lou” series.
It takes Shaggy nearly 100 blocks to spend $100 in the latest installment of Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill” feature, which spans from World Trade to the Upper West Side. If you’ve always wondered what goes on inside the mind of skateboarding’s most prolific letter-writer, this is a nice intro ☺️
“In response to an art-making AI, the only comforting thing is, who cares? Art has never been about being proficient and skilled at making images with mediums. It’s always been about the time and the place and the person behind it and the story, and a computer doesn’t have any of that.” Jenkem spoke to Alexis Sablone about AI art, secret societies and invisibility cloaks.
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.
Had to run this one back 📷 Photo by Colin Sussingham
Scumco and Tristan Mershon present Striking Distance 2, their latest project featuring Jake Baldini, Dave Abair, Kyle Nicholson, the legend Jerry Mraz, the legend Kevin Taylor, and many of today’s most esteemed crust evangelists.
Will Rosenstock and Venue Skateshop present Ninetyfour, the latest full-ish length video from Bust Crew and the slice in time when the A.V.E. bench was in Richmond, Virginia.
Huge past week for Ty Beall, who had heavy footage across both of the aforementioned projects, in addition to this mini part for Pepper Grip.
Jake Todd’s Philly [and beyond] video, Devil’s Pocket, is now live in full.
Photo via @whatisnewyork
The Say You Swear podcast interviewed Naquan Rollings — one of the most prolific videographers today — with guest commentary from Father Bop throughout.
“You’re a smart person. Smart people get uncomfortable couches.” Village Psychic posted up part two of Lurker Lou and Mark Suciu’s journey through lesser-known Bronx spots.
Time On Our Hands is a full-length New York video from Abi Teixeira featuring many familiar faces, great make-you-wanna-skate-with-your-friends vibes, and some good tunes. Decent bit of Brianna Delaney footage, too :)
Krooked’s “Don’t Stop Featuring Una Farrar” dropped just as the Thrasher staff clocked out of the office last Friday. Basically an Una part + cameos from the rest of the team, Frank Gerwer bringing tre shuvs back, and the first official bits of Andrew Wilson footy in a Krooked project :)
QS is by no means a Laker enterprise — just trying to be supportive of any and all events that lead to joy in the life of shirtless icon, J.R. Smith. Also L O L L L L L L at him having as many titles as the entire New York Kn*cks franchise.
Theories caught up with a bunch of New York skaters to ask about their spot hunting stories from the initial COVID shutdown in the city. Those days when Natural History, CBS and Big Screen were all a go at once were magic amongst the shit ♥
Alex Klein wrote a piece on his friendship with Keith Hufnagel over on GQ.
Lurker Lou’s new part, “Lou Flowers” is now live ♥