Four Months ‘Til Banktober — Dime Comp. Volume 7, Another Alexis Lacroix Special Edition

Photo by Phil Lavoie

We were out in Montreal last week for the first time since COVID on account of E.T’s pro thing. Staying downtown, you see a ton of the spots made famous by Dime videos, but the ones tied to Alexis Lacroix’s expanding-brain approach to skateboarding maybe stand out the most, especially after not seeing them IRL for 2 1/2 years.

Everyone has a “feel good” song, movie, whatever — something that coincides with a smile no matter what else may be going on in life. Even in the expanse of endless skate content, watching Alexis (the 2019 Q.S.S.O.T.Y.) remains a singular experience of juggling laughs, dropped jaws, and wtf’s.

Though he has lightened up on the eponymous “Oh yeah!” (the origin of which he explained in this post, in addition to his Bunt interview), the three years since we last compiled a Dime Comp have come with more skancing, more skating in the snow, and the occasional cameo from Alexis’ baby daughter ❤️

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Fireworks

Tompkins is back, Nik Stain is pro. Happy summer. Photo via Caleb.

“Ahh the banks at the Jamaican embassy… Iconic spot, great spot, fun spot. Quick bust of a spot though… so the fact that you guys have a little group with a campfire going…”

Someone made a twenty-minute super cut of Tyshawn footage.

“I will do anything for skateboarding. This episode can save lives, it creates communities. It’s the closest thing to music, and the coolest thing about music is that there’s no place on earth where it doesn’t exist.” Skateism has an interview with Buddy and Rick about making the LGBTQ+ episode of Love Letters to Skateboarding. There is also a supplementary “Love Note” with Cher Strauberry and Barker Barrett about how to be a better ally.

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Stuff These Snacks In These Amiris

Photo by Ryan Giese

The most important news first: the city approved a new trash can design and it is substantially taller than the current ones. Thoughts? Concerns? Commissioned ideas for Tyshawn?

Skate shops are special places that should be protected and supported, but Humidity down in New Orleans is something else for giving out completes to kids for getting straight As.

“Also that same year, you had your ‘Bobby Worrest for Quartersnacks‘ part.” “I did? Okay. Cool.” Transworld caught up with Bobby to talk about the fact that he’s had ten (!) video parts since Right Foot Forward came out.

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Real Skate Boy Don’t Know How To Work a Spot App

Via Charles Rivard, PhD.

Boil the Ocean offers up some reflections on Knowing Mixtape Volume 2, as does Canada’s King Shit magazine. Agree that “every single clip is extraordinary in some way.” Three-and-a-half years of filming for a 17-minute video has a way of doing that — even the bails they put in there stand out in a very particular way that other videos can’t pull off. Also! Tiago for S.O.T.Y. every year until they give it to him.

This upload is from August, but only catching it now: “Fasuad” is a fun homie video by Marc Pascua. It’s all filmed around the city with some cameos from Mark Suciu, Frankie Spears, et al., and edited to a song that they would play at the healing crystal and plants store by T.F.

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Fashion Is Only Data — Dime Comp Volume 6

Much has changed since we last compiled the best moments from skateboarding’s leading thinktank. Hugo is pro, Bryan is so busy that he doesn’t have a single appearance in Volume 6, and only time will tell how the people who were put off by the idea an overseas skate trip for the sole purpose of filming for Instagram Stories will feel about Dime’s TikTok page.

While we all wait for the wide release of their full-length video that premiered back in late September, these fifteen minutes from the past year-plus of Dime (and Dime-affiliated) Insta videos should hold you over.

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