Jeff Cecere’s latest feels like a nice palette cleanser after the onslaught of Skateboard Oscars Season™. Mostly filmed in New York, with lots of deep dives for spots, the continuation of the Polish Ledges’ 2022 Renaissance, and banks protruding from places you hadn’t even noticed had banks — Mind How You Go is a perfect way to close the lid on a month of skate videos worthy of a ESPN 30 For 30.
Features parts from Zac Gavin, Max Maffucci, Nate Grzechowiak, Tristen Ramirez and an incredible ender part from Johnny Cumaoglu (not to mention a surprise Bronze section held down by Mark Humienik, Dick Rizzo, Josh Wilson and Grady Smith.) Filmed and edited with precision by Jeff Cecere.
Loved this addition to the recent trend of one-spot montages: “Mecca: A Everson Museum of Art Video” by Lukas Reed, which documents the life of the still-standing Syracuse, NY spot A.K.A. “Love Park if you squint.” Everything from the nostalgic landings in the shoveled out snow piles, to the circa-2002 internet titles/music supervision, to the unexpected Austyn Gillette cameo — the entire video is a fun watch. “Goodwine” is a sick last name.
Watching Paris footage and not being in Paris is kinda how I imagine people going through relationship shit feel when they listen to Drake. Here’s montage #35 from the POP Trading boys, filmed during the last #PFW.
We’re going to start issuing an annual “Non-Skate Journalism” award on QS each December, and this is the frontrunner: Toronto spent $31 million dollars effectively skate-stopping trash cans, but for raccoons looking to eat garbage — only for the raccoons to conquer the trashcan lock mechanism that was said to be “impossible” for them to open (poor guys don’t have thumbs!) If you — as a skateboarder — can’t relate to this tale of raccoon prosperity in the face of drudging humans trying to keep them from having fun, then you are a heartless coward.
Quote of the Week: “I wouldn’t wish a week in North Hollywood on anyone.” — Jesse Alba