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The predictions were true. The quarantine has everyone inside making #content — this was one of the most extensive link lists for a Monday update in a while. How sustainable it is? Who knows. Boil the Ocean is already speculating on what will happen if we enter a COVID-19 induced footage drought, e.g. will Thrasher be forced to only post “Classics” videos like how ESPN plays old games during off-seasons.

Until then…

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Kyota Umeki’s ‘Potluck’ Part

When Kyota won Stingwater’s coveted 2019 GRoETY award via an Instagram announcement, some of you were probably thinking, “Alright, where is the part?” (Antonio’s win came with a part.) Sidelined at the moment by an ankle injury from October, Kyota’s de facto GRoETY part became his section in Potluck, Diego Donival’s new one, which we are happy to share with you here.

If the Homies Video part was inspired by Misled Youth, this one was obviously inspired by Jaws v.s. the Lyon 25.

Potluck premiered back in December, and is a showcase of a new generation that came of age lurking around Labor, L.E.S., Tompkins, etc. looking for tree stumps to wallie and um, basketball hoops to drop in off. Features parts from Caleb Yuan, Kyota, Marcello Campanello, Isaac White, Quinn Bailey, Sully Corimer and Yaje Popson, who flies the flag for the 12th & A generation. You can buy a DVD or a VHS of the video via Diego’s Big Cartel page.

Time For GRoEth

Happy birthday Vert God ♥ Photo by Cole Giordano

Diego Donival’s new video, Potluck is premiering at Village East Cinemas this Wednesday, December 11. Showings at 7:45 & 8:45. Features parts from Kyota Umeki, Sully Corimer, Quinn Batley, Isaac White, Caleb Yuan, Marcello Campanello and Yaje Popson. Teaser here + flyer here.

Favorite thing from this past week? This 45-second Vincent Touz mix that Johnny Wilson posted on IG.

Jake Kuzyk’s new one is called “Kick Back,” and is effectively a sequel to Courtesy, except this time for Spitfire instead of Vans. Features most of the Alltimers team, Chris Milic, Diego Todd, Nick Michel, and Jed Anderson. Dustin’s three-trick line at the brick bank in downtown Vancouver is fire.

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