Here’s a gentle reminder to worry a bit less about ascending in skateboarding’s paid elite this year, and to save some money to travel with your friends to some far-off skate spots and simply have a good time ♥
Pretty stoked to start 2018 off with a whole roster of local videos…
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Porzingis is obviously close (no playoffs…yet, maybe 2025), but Tyson Chandler is still the best Knicks player of the current millennium. Happy to see him up to his old tricks in a warmer climate.
Quote of the Week: “If you’re born in 1980, you’re a savage.” — Torey Goodall
“If 2016’s tale of political and social upset is one of old against young and the educated against the left-behind, actually sharing space and interacting with different kinds of people is more important than it’s ever been.” Caught in the Crossfire has an incredible piece on Malmö, Sweden’s status as the world’s most forward-thinking small city with regard to skateable public space.
Pretty sure we were in Spain when this happened (maybe its even older news than that), but official final R.I.P. to 12th & A. They repaved the entire court with shitty, soft blacktop. And there’s a “No Skateboarding” sign for the first time ever…at a school that once included skateboard classes in its phys ed curriculum. Cool.
Village Psychic put together a sick new remix video of Mark Humienik, avid practitioner of the backside shove-it out, and one of the few remaining devotees to the early-2000s Staten Island ledge relic known as the ABC Ledges #wenning #durante #charlesives
“36 Stair Ollie” is the new ~moody~ clip from the Marbio Worldwide crew out in L.I.
The Bunt is really coming through with the heavy-hitters this year. Episode two of the new season is with new Anti-Hero rider, Brian Anderson, who has apparently been skating Anti-Hero boards with stickers over the graphic since the Yeah Right! days.
One thing that moves lightyears quicker than the Thrasher homepage is the Live Mixtapes homepage. For that reason, RapZips.tumblr.com has been a massive help in catching up on music that might’ve slipped through the cracks last year.
Cyrus Bennett — Back Smith at Battery Park, as seen in Looney Bin. Photo via Colin Sussingham, who’s been posting a lot of awesome photos on his Tumblr as of late. It has been online since Thursday night, but Looney Bin is really solid. Best LurkNYC video yet. Every Cyrus part gets better, the homie Adam Zhu has chill tricks, and that dude Jason Byoun’s part is great. If you’re still not at terms with Drake, you could probably find solace in the music there too.
The Theories of Atlantis site has DVDs of The Brodies for sale. It’s $25, but includes the past three Elkin vids, fancy packaging and a photo book. The video has gotten more replay than pretty much anything else from the past few months (A.K.A. anything else since Beef Patty and Solo Jazz.) Good to see not-neccesarily-pro New York skaters in their thirties still killing it. Also, Ishod is one of the best but Leo Gutman won S.O.T.Y. on QS.
The dudes behind Film Me and Goin’ Ham have a new video called Off the Braxx premiering online tomorrow. You can check the new teaser here.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Is there a more fun-to-watch team than the Warriors right now? What the hell was Jose Calderon doing when Steph Curry hit this?
Quote of the Week Skate Nerd in his 30s: “Ishod’s appeal doesn’t span to me.” Skate Nerd in his 20s: “That’s because you don’t like any skaters under thirty.” Skate Nerd in his 30s: “I like Lenny Rivas.”
It’s *not* Lurkers 3, but it is the third piece to the early-2000s’ most lovable white New York skateboarder video franchise. Contributions from Tron Jenkins and the guy who skates in sweatpants while holding a Pepsi, not to mention Mooney’s first official post-jail footage (it was recently discovered that Mooney didn’t know the difference between ordering hot and cold coffee, so he recently forfeited his white side), help it be slightly less white than its predecessor, Lurkers 2. There are no more Flushing sessions, T.F. antics, or trips to P.S. 6 in Staten Island. Instead, there are trips to Barcelona, mad cutty Brooklyn spots, and fun times at the Supreme L.A. bowl. A lot changes in eight years, doesn’t it?
Features Charles Lamb, Ty Lyons, Matthew Mooney, Josh Velez A.K.A. Josh Veledge, Ritch Swain, Mat Terwilliger, Taji Ameen, Lurker Lou, Pryce Holmes, Ted Barrow (all-Lenox Ledges comeback part by the end of 2012?), Alex Olson, Mike Gigliotti, Miles Marquez, Dave Caddo, Ian Reid, Sasha Lamb and a bunch of other lurkers. Edited by Joey Gallagher.
Lurkers 3 is on schedule for release in summer 2032.