Still the best piece of photography in 2013.
This has to be one of the slowest news weeks in the past few years of doing Monday Links. Can’t wait for basketball season to start.
We can keep making up hypothetical narratives about why our favorite skaters haven’t had any footage in ages, but at least Fred Gall has been #relevant for twenty years and counting. He has a new part on The Skateboard Mag site with kickflip backside noseblunts in it ‘n stuff. (Here’s an alternate YouTube link.)
Ripped Laces investigates the Osiris D3’s second or third life. This time, it’s mostly confined to the shelves of Italian sports retailers.
The first post-Beef Patty video blog entry from Johnny Wilson and co.
Some guy did a frontside lipslide up Black Hubba.
A few cool homie videos popped up recently: “Ripstick,” which is filmed around New York state, “Slime 2” (Leo Gutman sighting!), and “Porch Mafia,” a New York and Long Island-based project with a reutilization of Rick Howard’s song from Goldfish.
Skateboarding is weird in 2013, man.
On that very same topic, Chris Nieratko found the quintessential Dylan Reider lookalike at a skatepark in Belguim, interviewed him, and then got in touch with Reider himself to give his (brief) take on the legions of doppelgangers out there.
The part about there being enough time for it to go from day to night when you drive from Peekskill to Manhattan seems a bit exaggerated (this isn’t L.A…), but there’s some cool stuff in this Dustin Younie part from Belief’s Ever Upward video.
Every international #indie skate company with a following in the States seems set on having at least one New York guy on their roster. After an odd stint on Jart, Billy McFeely is riding for Pass Port.
Next time you’re complaining about how there is nowhere fun to skate, remember that people in Myanmar would think you’re an asshole.
The 12th & A renaissance seems well under way. People are filming there again, and the Labor bench that slowly disintegrated at T.F. last year has been resurrected.
Quote of the Week: “I have a theory that Time Warner deliberately hires idiots to work their phones so you can’t negotiate with them.” — Bar Homie
The weather is going to be incredible this entire week.