Mike Sass has been making Westchester videos with his PFP / Picture Fucking Perfect series for pretty much this entire decade. The series offers a view of a scene that’s very much a satellite of the city, yet full of skaters and spots not trapped in the “let’s meet at L.E.S. or Blubba and see what happens” pattern that is synonymous with so many 2010s New York videos. (And anyone living in Brooklyn can replace the Blubba in this meme with Blue Park.) City life will have you so wrapped up in routine and safety nets that a place only ten miles north of The Bronx can come off feeling like its from a different skate scene entirely.
We are proud to present our friend Tino Del Zotto’s section from the video — also his first-ever part altogether ♥
Also forgot to mention it on Monday, but apparently, when we joked about this thing getting knobbed in like…2015, it was because someone actually fully really did roll in on it. Check the 1:12 mark of Girodana’s part if you already haven’t. Crazy.
“Our culture has produced an amazing array of photographers and filmmakers and even sculptors, so it’s not a lack of work ethic or creative energy that’s stopping us from producing poets. But I don’t see it as dumbed down as much as hesitant and cautious. Look around: it’s not just that we’re unsure what skateboarding means, but we’re unsure whether it’s even a good idea to consider its meaning. Skateboarding is supposed to be fun, after all, it’s the most fun thing. Taking it too seriously can dampen or even kill this fun, so, you know, fuck it. Let’s look at the pictures.” The Deaf Lens interviewed Kyle Beachy, a guy who is really good at writing about skateboarding.
“We’re out there breaking our ass trying to find this kid, and you’re up there fucking around in Nyack.” A teaser for Bleach, Paul Young’s new video featuring Dick Rizzo, Erik Martinez, Josh Wilson, Mark Humienik and others.
Found this rather interesting: the world famous Sants spot in Barcelona is unmodifiable, on account of it receiving an architecture award in 1983. The city is, however, starting to build designated places to skate in each district of the city, which could stir things up a bit in what’s basically the skate spot capital of Europe.