One post-“retirement” project is a bonus. A second post-“retirement” project is …well, you’re just out of retirement.
Over the weekend, Smalls and the Stop Fakin’ crew dropped “Marble Mile,” their first video since the 2021 “Who Leg” (the aforementioned bonus project.) With over a decade of videos under their belts, it’s been incredible to watch the crew power through the years, refine the formula, and add new friends (including people’s kids who now skate!), but still keep the torch burning for progression at Pulaski Plaza as hard as it did in their first video. Kevin Augustine manages to come through at the end and still clock maybe his best part to date: two trick flip-in-no-push lines on the white ledge that extends out past the steps, nollie heel nose the planter, and the only non-Pulaski trick in the part is saved for the ender, as a treat.
“Ok, We’re Leaving” is a sick Chicago scene edit by Harald Reynolds that casts a wide net beyond the expected batch of Chase footage, and has a lot of sick clips from Vince Guzaldo, winner of top honors in Boil the Ocean’s “Best of 2022” accolades. Those cut-out ledge tricks at the end are wild.
“I will never take the $17 Panda Bus again.” Heckride interviewed Salomon Cardenas.
Ayoub Tabri dropped a sick new D.C. edit for Skate Jawn featuring Rahzel, Kevin Augustine, and other Pulaski locals.
Jenkem got 2023 predictions and more from a bunch of familiar faces in their latest “Shop Talk” installment from the F.A. store with Father Bop, Efron, and more.
QS x The World’s Best Griptape™ is a good home for your Christmas $ ❤️
For a more curated best of 2022 run-down than our crowd-sourced one, Boil the Ocean is in the midst of its annual top ten list of the year’s finest video parts. Jahmir ✅, Elijah ✅ and Diego ✅.
Simple Magic ran down a list of the year’s best skateboard writing. Shout out for the nod on Frozen in Carbonite’s griptape piece from June, and Ian Browning’s L.E.S. Park profile from August.
The Skate Muzik podcast also dropped its year-in-review podcast running through notable #musicsupervision selections from the past 12 months of skate videos. Shout out to the Louke Man song from the Limosine edit.
Huf ❤️ Photo by Luke Ogden, spotted via Science Versus Life
If you have the means, please donate to this GoFundMe for Tristan Mershon, Nate Grzechowiak and Josh Paynter, whose Bushwick apartment and possessions were lost to a house fire two weeks ago.
There’s no way you haven’t seen the new Bronze video yet, right?
There’s def an official Thrasher edit incoming, but Zubr ripped and combined everyone’s IG stories of Tyshawn’s Can Jam at Blue Park this past Saturday into a single video. Shout out to the legend who continues to show up to all the skate events and films with his laptop.
Gang International — the D.C-based outfit responsible for 2019’s “Facades” and a lot of your favorite Bobby Worrest footage over the years — has a new one out today. Light on the Bobby clips this round, but heavy on pretty much everything else. The video weaves from Pulaski, through Baltimore’s notoriously unforgiving crust, and back to Pulaski for ender parts from Mikey Payne and Kevin Augustine (that switch flip back tail made me rethink what I already knew about his stance for a few seconds…)