As “the endless amount of footage expands to the point where there is more skateboarding online than pornography,” it becomes necessary to apply extra discretion when subscribing to the overabundance of skateboard-based YouTube channels. The last full-on channel that we recommended was Bill Strobeck’s, and it unfortunately has not seen any new episodes since the date of that recommendation (whether or not that is due to progress on a full-length video remains to be seen.)
This year, you should subscribe to Krispy Du-rag, a Queens-based channel whose locations rarely reach beyond Maloof, Flushing, or the Astoria Park. It may not have Bill’s black-and-white penchant for haircuts and hair-dye, but it does have footage of Luis Tolentino somehow making the Maloof Park actually look interesting, homie cam clips of many Flipmode affiliates, and may possibly be sponsored by Maybach Music. If “Diamond Days” clips (new one here) are newsreels for 12th & A, “Krispy Durags” are the Queens alternative.
Clips from the Quiksilver Canadia tour are starting to emerge on the internet, and the obvious highlight is from beloved northeastern videographer, William Strobeck. Quiksilver threw the clip up on YouTube. If you’re in the mood for something mildly less refined, yet all the more whimsical, Rob hasbeenpostingsome flip cam clips over on his website that are worth checking out.
This video of Leo Heinert for AM New York (as in, “After Midnight New York,” not the free newspaper you get. Companies really need to start getting more conscious of giving themselves un-Googleable names) is two minutes of skating through Midtown-on-a-weekday-afternoon pedestrian traffic, so it’s a welcome change of pace from all the ever-so-ubiquitous “cruising in da NYC” videos that come out a few times a year.
A bit old, but this video of Stefan, who you probably see every other day at 12th & A, is also pretty sick. Dude needs to put out a full-on video part.
And since this is the New Jersey post, while not an underrated part since it’s not quite a “real” part, this self-made Quim part is on the shortlist of video parts people should watch on a regular basis. The fact that kids in the comments are hating on it just goes to show you how retarded a lot of younger skaters are these days (it’s those goddamn video games.) The switch flip over the barrier at Union alone is up there as one of the most insane tricks ever done in New York. Period.
Quote of the Week:
— Rich Lady Kicking Us Out of Mercer Street Gap in Her Bathrobe at 2 A.M.: “Are you out of your minds? Do you have any idea what time it is? People here are trying to sleep!!!”
— Galen Dekemper: “But I thought this was on the city that never sleeps.”
— Rich Lady Kicking Us Out of Mercer Street Gap in Her Bathrobe at 2 A.M.: [after long pause of bewilderment] “You have to be REALLY naïve to take that literally!”