Happy New Year! 🍾 Here are the remaining bits of any year-end stuff you may have missed + all else from the fake week between Christmas and New Years. P.S. Found some boxes of the QS x Classic Grip Snackman grip in the warehouse and added ’em to the webstore.
“Going to the Noguchi Museum to sit in the garden before I try a trick.” If you wondered how Trung Nguyen got to be …well, Trung Nguyen, the answer is sitting in a zen garden before trying to get the clip — as evidenced by Skate Jawn‘s latest “$100 Chill” episode, which features the last filming day for Late Nite Stars’ O video.
“Xavier, what does ‘rap game Bob Burnquist’ mean?” “It means I’m the rap game Bob Burnquist.” Our friend Greg Navarro hung out with Xaviersobased for a wholesome day in the life video that gives insight into his music and origins. “Skater boys always got motion, man.”
The Skate Muzik podcast’s latest year-end episode covers the best #musicsupervision moments heard throughout 2023’s skate videos.
Something for the mansion-having sauna soakers out there: Naquan Rollings has a new, mostly New York montage out, entitled “$$$four.” Neil Herrick’s double-bar 5050 on the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge bikepath is so sick. Saw marks on it early this summer and wondered if anything besides a bonk had been done.
The Say You Swear podcast chatted with Bronze mastermind, Peter Sidlauskas, for over two hours in their latest episode.
Jahmal Williams is the latest subject of Lookback Library’s cover discussions series, recounting his memories of three different covers, from three different decades.
Stu Kirst rides for Baker.
“I can’t believe you’re not more hyped on your pro M&M. I’m starting to think I should’ve given it to someone else.” Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill” series is back! The new episode is with Nelly Morville spending it all in Times Square. Yes, a lanyard and one sticker costs $19 there.
The Bunt is also back! Their latest is a hall of fame episode with Josh Kalis.
The Hunnydip NYC crew just dropped an all-New York crew video entitled NIÑO. Guest tricks from the inline homies is seriously fire 🔥
INBETWEEN DAYS is a Syracuse, New York-based video by Lukas Reed. Includes an opening part from Drew Grabowski, lots of great hometown vibes, and some #spotresearch for anybody tired of staring at Blue Park.
Nik Stain grain by Pauly Coots 📸💞
“There also might be a slight difference in the value of technicality. I think a nollie crook means more to us out here than it may out west to you.” Heckride has a #longform interview with the man behind the lens of many of your favorite clips, Paul Young.
“Then I counted Tyshawn’s part and he only has 32 tricks in Blessed which was his S.O.T.Y. part. It made me realize that it’s not necessarily the quantity of tricks that makes a part good.” Korahn Gayle chats about some of his biggest influences for Slam City Skates’ “Visuals” series.
Can’t imagine many local residents are bummed about this, but something for the “Summer Trip to New York” video-makers to keep in mind: you’re not gonna have an easy time getting an Airbnb in New York.
Andrew Wilson by Ryan Mettz 📷 via Johnny’s Vid
No way you haven’t seen it but also no other way to begin the round-up: On Friday, Bronze dropped the second edition of “Bronze TV Channel 56” over on Thrasher. Includes full-ish parts from many staples of the Bronze franchise. That CBS ollie into the pit is absolutely insane.
Updated the Quartersnacks One-Spot Part Map for the first time in 2023: Tony Zhang’s Purgatory: The Sproul Video, is a video video filmed entirely at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, referred to in the YouTube description as “the worst spot in Berkeley.” (“Purgatory” is a fantastic way to describe the spots we waste away the most at.)
Jake Johnson runs through his history with no complies alongside an accompanying sizzle reel for Skate Jawn.
Christian Henry has a new, seven-minute part out with a hall of fame Columbus Park trick right in the middle. Not on the rail! Not on the two block! And it’s a noseslide!
There’s Sexhippies Albany edit featuring the Vargas bros and the rest of the team.