Fashionably Late Links

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Cara Delevingne gets “garbage fashion ad with a skateboard” Monday Links headline honors this year because she has good taste in cruisers, or, uh, “cookie boards.”

Happy second half of Fashion Week, guys! Sorry we could not procure a dedicated post in its honor this year. You could still check out past editions though.

For all the bums too broke to have supported a $10 video: Check out future New Jersey Senator, Jersey Dave (A.K.A. The White Corey Booker) in Outdated.

Pietrasanta, Italy, one of the epicenters of the marble industry, is making a skatepark entirely out of recycled white marble. Add the Italians to the #smart list.

Here are a ton of sick photos featuring tricks that appeared in Beef Patty.

A (previously unseen?) alternate long lens angle of Brian Wenning’s one-time “Most Important Switch 360 Flip Ever Done.”

A few notes on the incredible Marcus McBride Manolo Mixtape: 1) He skated to “Livin’ in the Bay,” which is the same song from the Lavar McBride’s Greatest Misses compilation part. It doesn’t do much to alleviate the chronic underuse of nineties Bay Area rap in skate videos (particularly when edited alongside identical eras in skating), but it’s cool he used “My Opinion” for the end section. When is someone gonna skate to “Sick Wit Tis?” 2) Do you think he just showed up to Pier 7 on random days and decided to try tricks over the blocks mid-session, or came to the spot intending to nollie back heel one? 3) One of the most glaring omissions from the nineties skate gear #listicle that was linked last week is blow up sport brand logo shirts, as exemplified by the black Starter shirt worn for the heelflip back 5050 down Hubba Hideout. (See also: Fila and Nike Air logo shirts in Keenan’s 20 Shot Sequence part.)

Grey Skate Mag interviewed Joey Pepper about South Bank, Huf and Aesthetics.

The switch crook in Zered’s new Spitfire commercial is kinda nuts.

Pontus Alv’s Parisian jump ramp clip for Converse has been getting some rave reviews. Even if its on the artsy side, it’s great to see a tradition that began with Goldfish, and continued into Yeah Right! get revived.

A summer montage from the young’ns via Kasper. They don’t leave the skatepark much, but at least they devised the most progressive use of a Citibike thus far.

QS Sports Desk: If some NBA administrator wanted to ruin the Knicks season, they could easily just drug test J.R. Smith every five games

Quote of the Week: “You guys are ruining benches that cost millions of dollars.” — A Fort Greene cop regarding two recycled plastic benches. Good thing he became a cop and not an architect.

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The Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2012: 20-16


Big news of the day: Google Maps is back for iPhones. Did anyone ever try going on a road trip with that Apple Maps app? It was horrible. Anyway, here is the second installment of our “Year in Review” series. Previously: #s 25-21.

20. Stuy Town Rail Becomes a Normal Spot

New York’s main contribution to the “skateboarding is beginning to look like rollerblading” theory (see: recent advancements in ledge dancing, 16-flat-16 handrails) was this rail’s transition into something people actually skated the whole way down. Before, it was only utilized for quick grind-to-pop-in tricks on the handicap ramp (Alex Olson does a feeble pop over on it in the Pretty Sweet bonus section) and near-death experiences for those attempting to slide the entire thing (Kerel Roach in the 2004 ABC video / maybe Remedy.) In the past year plus, Kevin Tierney boardslid it, Jonathan Ettman 5050ed it and some Australian will lipslide it next summer. (Sorry for all the parenthetical asides…)

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Fall Indie Video Round-Up: Stop Fakin’ Volume 2, Lo-Fi, Outdated & Secret Society

Some of these videos came out in the summer, so this post should have went up in September. Oh well, better late than never. The DVD may be closer to the end than the beginning, but dudes are still out there grinding on them. Don’t be a YouTube bandit. Support local skate scenes and buy a physical video.

Stop Fakin’ Volume 2

In 2004, the trailer for Static II boasted a section of “Philly Survivors,” a reference to a city recently depleted of the world’s most famous skate spot. (The section would be re-named “The Philly Four” in the actual video.) Why Josh Stewart, or anyone with a grip of footage from Philly circa 2004 for that matter, didn’t edit a montage to Cher’s 1998 mega hit “Do You Believe in Life After Love” is beyond anyone’s wildest guess, but that is a topic for another day. If those Static II guys were “survivors,” Stop Fakin’ 2 is a peek into a thriving post-apocalyptic world. Using D.C. as a home base, a roster of mostly unknown dudes (and Jersey Dave) comb every inch of territory between New Jersey and Virginia, filling in the spaces with Pulaski Park and footage of Love’s pink remnants. None of its skaters file under notable northeastern stereotypes (thankfully not a whole lot of highwaters, cellar doors or 200 mile trips to the Courthouse Drop), and the music supervision is gumbo of everything, making it feel like an east coast version of last year’s exceptional Sk8Mafia video. Current college applicants who won’t get accepted to their top choice school in New York can take solace in Stop Fakin’ 2, as it is good enough to make them less bummed on having to move to D.C. or Philly, in turn saving their lives from being ruined by “the party.”

Order a copy here

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Kevin Tierney’s Outdated Part: The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen

Amidst a slow news week with few notable developments (one of the five rappers who matter is likely heading to jail, the guy who punched a horse in one of the best movie scenes ever passed away), J.P. Blair gave northeast-based skateboard journalists something to talk about by putting Kevin Tierney’s Outdated part online.

Kevin’s part is notable for several reasons. It features a last-minute backwards re-imagining of Chase as a five-up-three-down, just before its untimely demise. You catch a glimpse of the “bag of bricks” FedEx fall that the Watermelon Man alluded to in a June 2010 Quartersnacks post. He even connects the dots between “skating shit you see on the street” novelties by stringing together a line that utilizes a broken down car and a couch as the only obstacles. Ender-wise, one of the biggest headlines of the hundred-year lead-up to Outdated was Kevin’s boardslide down the Stuyvesant Town rail, which makes him the first person to successfully not die while attempting to slide the entire thing.

However, J.P. opted for safe “golden age” hip-hop, instead of paying to homage to Drippy’s first-ever video part (feared to be lost and unable to make it into the Library of Congress’ film registry) set to the sounds of Scatman John’s 1995 mega-hit, “I’m a Scatman.” But now, with the magic of the internet, you can watch it in sync with superior music supervision. (Thanks to Charley for the tip.)

WATCH: Kevin Tierney in Outdated: I’M A SKATE MAN. Make sure to mute the video on the left. It is no coincidence that the beat on “Scatman” drops exactly as the first line begins. Below is the inferior original version. R.I.P. Scatman John.

Buy Outdated here.

Related: A half-Korean rapper from Alabama was the only one smart enough to rap over a beat that sampled “I’m a Scatman.”

Outdated: Now Available on DVD

The second entry in the “Skate Videos By SVA Students ‘That Took Longer To Make Than The Passion of the Christ‘ Starring Mostly Caucasians” canon is finally available on DVD. If history is any indicator, we should start hearing rumblings of another mythical video that fits these criteria by the end of the year, and expect its release around winter 2017. That video could then join a box set (if box sets around in 2017…) with Rich Mahogany and Outdated.

J.P. Blair’s video-that-seemed-like-it-would-never-come-out-but-somehow-finally-did is now available at DQM (3rd & Bowery), Belief (23rd Avenue in Astoria, Queens), Labor (Canal & Orchard), and NJ Skateshop in Hoboken. Supreme is supposed to get copies for sale today, though they were playing it on the front screens throughout the weekend for those too poor to spend $10 on a skate video. The video is also available for ten bucks on a Big Cartel page for online PayPal orders.

In hopes of convincing you to hurry up and buy, J.P. uploaded Adrian Vega’s part to YouTube:

NOT RELATED BUT…Who’s the moron that did something stupid at 29th Street and made it a bust? You’re shit.