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Our webstore has relaunched with new summer items. New tees, Snackman tanks, a tote bag for your girl, and a Golden State Warriors colorway of the basketball shorts if you missed them on the first go-around. The guys at Alltimers also have some chill new hats available in their shop today.
Bronze + Palace drops Friday :)
Alex Olson from Bianca Chandon doing a cool regular stance three hundred and sixty degree kickflip where his body doesn’t turn and Ishod Wair from New Jersey doing a cool switch stance three hundred and sixty degree kickflip where his body does turn.
Welcome Leeds interviewed Jordan Trahan, another prolific 360 flipper.
The Mostly Skate pod has a tale about Lenny Kirk’s dumpster fall from Memory Screen and his subsequent discovery of religion. “Thank God he never killed anybody.”
Marty Murawski remains in the lead for 2015’s “Noseslider of the Year” award, though Hjalte allegedly has a new part on the way, so all of that may change soon…
Vice has a mini doc feature about the boom of skateboard-based travel in China. How ironic is it that a communist country is the most popular place for skate companies to travel and get footage worry-free? (Also related.)
Everyone talks about the frontside flips and hardflips, but SMLTalk opted to break down Mike Carroll’s five best backside smith grinds. The one down the rail in Pretty Sweet might be one of the most memorable tricks in that entire video, along with the last Cory Kennedy line and Milan grate back 180 nosegrind shuv.
How skateboard distribution companies operate.
Puerto Rico is still trending in June.
Boil the Ocean on skate companies’ indifference to tenured riders leaving for more fruitful sponsorship opportunities. Skate companies are sort of like the Knicks.
Here’s a compilation of all (most?) of the tricks done down the Love Gap, though when people are doing shit like this on Hollywood High, quantifying ABDs may be useless.
Diamond Days #81.
“Soft Apples Volume 2,” a quick all-New York mini video.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Iman Thug and J.R. Smith are in the NBA Finals. #L #O #L @ the New York Knicks’ poor ass life. Forgot who said it, but “Hoping for a Knicks decision to go well is like hoping that the sun won’t set that day.” Here’s a 2011-2012 reel of J.R. and Iman’s best plays to “Hard in the Paint.”
Quote of the Week:
Listen to ‘Lito. One of the few rappers who feels like a real human. No offense to the rappers who don’t feel like real humans, you guys are cool too. Just need a break sometimes. Also, wtf is it with rappers and that Route 94 song?