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Rest in Peace Pichilin. Photo stolen from Sue Kwon’s book, Street Level. 1994.

“cherry” is now available on iTunes in the best quality there is.

The Tumblr community rounded up .GIFs of all the Courthouse Drop tricks from “cherry,” though they should be watched with “I Don’t Know Dem” playing in the background. No “I got them looks” .GIF either…

Dime tracks the mise-en-scéne similarities between Gershon Mosley’s underappreciated skateboard career and “cherry.” Or something.

Tino Razo low-key had some of the coolest tricks in “cherry,” so here is his and Matt Terwilliger’s part from the original Lurkers video (2002).

Mudo Zine interviewed Aaron Herrington, who just turned pro for Polar.

Outside of Pepe Martinez’s switch heelflip frontside noseslide and Kyle James’ entire oeuvre, is switch nose manual fakie 360 flip out the best trick ever done in Timbs?

Some outtakes from the Beef Patty crew’s Puerto Rico montage, and some other outtakes of them skating around the city. More front of Union footage!

OMG, a “Winter Trip to New York” clip?!?! Is dudes reviewing their Tinder matches going to become a standard “lifestyle footage” inclusion for 2014 skate clips?

New Jenkins Log clip featuring Zered, Eli, Jordan Trahan, etc.

A teaser for See Ya Around, the new video by Waylon Bone, a teaser for OD Wavy, the new video from The Man Who Films, and the full version of Corrupted Communications 2, the new video from Grace Skate Co.

The Heights park looks like it’s finished and already covered in horrible graffiti.

A topic relevant to the interests of this website: The best rap songs of 2004, compiled ten years late, as the internet was not nearly as listicle-ified a decade ago. No debate about the #1. Tip seems more concerned with reality TV these days, but at least he can lay claim to recording not not the best rap song of the past ten years.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Even though he had already been in the league for a minute, ever since the 2011 playoffs when Chris Paul singlehandedly beat the Lakers twice, he’s held a special place in my heart. Out of all the dream players that idiot Knicks fans think they’re on the verge of signing, he’s the only one that really hurts. Anyway, yeah, him v.s. the Rockets on Saturday.

Quote of the Week:

torey maroon 5

The Palace L.A. trip looks like it is going well…

The Green Diamond went from a once-relevant institution to a non-existent one. R.I.P.

The Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2012: 25-21

The first installment of our yearly wrap-up series.

25. New York: Home of the Worst D.I.Y. Spot Ever Made

The New York D.I.Y. scene kicked off roughly ten years ago with the Greenpoint Volcano and has been growing ever since. Bondo barricades and Quikrete creations are sprouting up everywhere; the Swedish engineering at the B.Q.E. Lot and the Jersey City foundation stand as shining examples of more elaborate pursuits. However, the spot depicted above is perhaps the first obstacle (skater-made or not) to be so bad that even New York skateboarders, a group that absolutely *adores* shit spots, would disqualify as one. Most alarmingly, this appears to be part of a larger trend of horrendous and unnecessary concrete work in the city.

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The ‘Golden Age’ of the T.F.

Joe Cups screened a preview for Lurkers 3, in addition to the two previous installments at Bowery Stadium this past Friday. While the likelihood of this video eventually being finished varies depending on who you ask, it’s safe to say that its content and associated promotional materials will be kept off the internet at all costs. It should have parts from Ty Lyons, Matthew Mooney, Josh Velez, Taji Ameen, Ian Reid, Lurker Lou, and Charles Lamb (the three remaining original cast members.) If it happens, it will inevitably be a defining document for 2012, 2013, or 2020 in the same way Lurkers 1 & 2 remind us of what skateboarding in New York felt like in the early-and-mid-2000s. If you weren’t around for the golden age of the T.F., the closest you’re going to get is watching the first two Lurkers videos. The third one isn’t necessarily going to coincide with a golden era of any sort.

In turn, here is a seldom-seen preview for the second video of what may-or-may-not one day be a trilogy. (Spotted over at the Skate.ly library.) It features a more extensive roster list than what would end up in the final video, and a handful of other footage that was left out.

Lurkers 1 Screening This Thursday

On Thursday, July 28th at 8 PM, they will be showing the original Lurkers video from 2003 at Mollusk Surf Shop on the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and River Street in Williamsburg. It is meant to accompany a screening of a surf film called Sea of Joy, and will also include a few other videos Joe Cups and Sam had made throughout the years. It’s an outdoor environment that is open container friendly insofar as you’re not waving it at cops. There will be some a barbecue to go along with it as well.

The version of Lurkers being shown is the original version that was premiered after EST3 at KCDC back in 2003, and not the modified version that was a bonus feature on the second run of Lurkers 2 DVDs. This version was only available on VHS from Autumn and Supreme and is widely under-seen, especially among those of us who were fourteen when it came out. (No, it is not on YouTube.)

To get there, you can take the L to Bedford Avenue, skate south on Bedford until you hit Metropolitan, make a right, and take Metropolitan all the way west to River Street, right around where you’d hit the water. Map here.