As skateboarding finds itself deeper in “everyone is good” territory, those at professional levels will begin to find ways of distinguishing themselves from the pack. Some will use flair, some will use fashion (see above), and others will take notes from the rapper handbook and do tricks with expensive jewelry, electronics (remember when rappers bragged about T-Mobile Sidekicks?), etc. in their hands. And since cameras are one of the the few expensive items skateboarders care to own, they are the easiest to relate. “So-and-so did a trick with $3,000 worth of electronics in his hand” is the new “So-and-so did a trick in a sick outfit.”
One last homie cam clip from a session at the Shenzhen Children’s Museum, best known to the western world as “that spot in China with the insane banks.” Towards the end, there’s another spot thrown in there for contrast, just so you know there are garbage spots out there that would fit well in New York. Features Omar Salazar, Justin Brock, Sean Malto, Theotis Beasley, Daryl Angel, Mark Whiteley, Alex Olson, Paul Rodriguez and Eric Koston.
Previously: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.
Alternate YouTube Link: “That was fire. Holla at ya boy.”
Have a good weekend.
“So as the summer ends, we start a new season…” Slow update week last week. Though it’s Labor Day, our end of summer project won’t be out for another week and a half. Here’s the one from last year.
Pretty sick that people could fly to New York all the way from Denmark and still be down to session Three Up Three Down instead of hucking themselves down the Courthouse Drop or something more tourist-like.
There’s about ten seconds of Gino footage in this Nike Barcelona clip. (He also has an ad in the newest Antenna magazine, unfortunately one-upping the great Geo Moya.) There’s another similar crew clip with Omar Salazar shredding a lot of Barcelonian landmarks as well.
The ratio of lifestyle footage to skateboarding in Alex Carolino New York clip is horrible, but there are a few cool clips in there. Skating over trashcans off those high benches on Wall Street and South Street is getting real popular now, huh?
Crailtap Fives with the Chrome Ball Incident. (Thanks for the support.)
Depending on your tolerance for absurd northeastern conceptions of what a skate spot is, you may find that Hurricane Irene left some new terrain behind following last weekend. (Not sure how to skate that particular obstacle in the link though.)
Spot Updates: 1. They replaced the clunky ground on the Maiden Lane C-Benches with even more clunky ground. 2. NYU put new knobs on the recently unknobbed frontside for regular/backside for goofy up ledge on Mercer and Third. If you just moved to New York and are beginning school at NYU this semester, you will be expected to remove all the knobs from this spot. 3. Budweiser 24 oz. cans are now available in 3 packs.
Rumor of the Week: “Alex Olson has a longboard.” — Tron Jenkins
Quote of the Week: “Are you guys hipsters?” — A girl in shorts and lime green Doc Marten’s with an Electric Zoo ($250 electro/techno festival) wristband on the 6 train
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