Skating Blue Park Is Living A Lie

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Hey, it was a good run ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“Skateboarding went down some pretty crazy roads at this time but your trick selection escaped unscathed. I can’t find a single photo of you doing anything embarrassing of the early 90’s variety.” Let’s start this week off on a positive note, with this heartwarming Scott Johnston interview over on Chromeball.

Jenkem rolled around downtown thirty deep with Gang Corp.

…aanndd Gang Corp has a new five-minute video from their headquarters up today.

Twenty seconds of new Jahmal Williams footage is better than zero seconds of new Jahmal Williams footage ♥

From The Ground Up” is a short video from some Bronx-based youths. Fun to see yet another generation of kids shred the Courthouse, plus the ender line at Fredrick Douglass Circle in front of the cops’ faces was so sick.

LurkNYC makes its routine return to the Rick Owens store for volume twenty-five of its “New York Times” outtakes series.

The Elkin raw tapes are still coming through. Leo’s front board 270 behind Supreme is still fire. And it’s so funny how dated footage from even 2013 looks now.

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“Talking about partying, I heard that you earned the title ‘King of Copenhagen’ because of your party skills.” “It’s a heavy title that belongs to Rune Glifberg.” Solo skate mag interviewed Call Me 917 rider, Hugo Boserup.

Excited to revisit this (haven’t watched any of them besides the Love Park episode in over ten years) — someone uploaded ALL of the ON Video segments over on YouTube. Maybe rip the ones you want to watch, because this is liable to get deleted like a lot of 411VM uploads once the archive got acquired.

Village Psychic takes a look back on the seminal DC Shoes Super Tour.

The Sternum Trucks Instagram has been going off lately.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: NBA Champion, Nick Young.

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “How did you get a black eye?”
Roctakon: “So, I was letting Trippie Redd DJ…”

The S.J. interview sent me on a Hiero wromhole (yes, I know he’s never skated to a Hiero song), but all the nineties S.F. talk etc. got it going…

…but but but the weather has me back on the QS office’s summer anthem for the past three summers, about to be four.

The Love Park Story

“I saw a 411 opener of Ricky olling two cans off a propped up tile, and I thought that was the dopest looking thing I have ever seen on a skateboard. I told myself when I go back to Philly, I’m propping up them tiles and skating over those cans.”

If you spend any time on the skateboard-related part of the internet, you have no doubt seen part 2 of the Josh Kalis Epicly Later’d series. The series has already began dwelling on a lot of the east coast “golden era” stories, namely some of the lesser known political alliances that existed in Love Park as it was beginning to rise to prominence in the early-to-mid-nineties. Since the series is obviously more biographical of an individual (i.e. there’s more to Kalis, Stevie, Ricky Oyola, etc. than just Love Park), it makes sense to share some biographical work that was done on the actual spot from seven years ago.

“Saga of a Skate Landmark” was a thirty-minute segment that originally appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of On Video Magazine. (For the few who may not know: On was a more documentary-esque approach to skateboard video magazines that lasted for the first few years of the 2000s, they would cover tours, skaters, and things like that, but their real strong suit was well-researched pieces like this, with solid interviews and archival footage. Basically, a lot like Epicly Later’d but less focussed on specific individuals as opposed to events, spots, etc.) The segment expands on a lot of the Kalis meeting Stevie story, and the Kalis versus Ricky angle, but overall, it is definitely wider in scope towards the actual spot, as it features interviews with the park’s original city planner, Photosythesis-era anecdotes, and plenty of amazing footage. The video used to be on Google Video, but has been giving “Not Available” errors for quite some time, so here it is on Vimeo.

Here’s the text message I received prior to seeing the new episode, as I was watching the Knicks embarrass themselves against the Clippers on Wednesday evening. It’s a humorous summary. Quote of the Day. Via Roctakon: