A Sea of Stolen Spitfire Tools

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Vice (remember that ol’ thing?) has a new series called “Let It Kill You,” which explores the intersection of skateboarding and art. Their opening episode is with Mike Giglotti, who gets into his craft, his shop Lottie’s, and doing the art for Baker Skateboards.

How do you promote a truck company collab? “Idk, Hawaii I guess!” E.G.O.T. winners Stafhon Boca and Etienne Gagne went to the 50th state for an Alltimers x Thunder trip.

“Sole Tech’s trio of shoe companies were the last remaining skater-owned legacy brands on the market. They helped define multiple eras and generations of the industry and culture.” Simple Magic dives into the acquisition of Sole Tech by a ….snowboard conglomerate. Much love to Don and everyone that works over there. This remains one of our favorite things we’ve ever published on QS, and the Sole Tech crew’s enthusiasm in helping us was pretty much unparalleled when it comes to story sources.

Greg Hunt profiled Tyshawn Jones in a five-minute video spot for his new Adidas pro model.

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Is It Finally Summer?

Just like a job site. One doing the work, one on his phone, one taking a nap.

“High school was lawless. We didn’t really learn shit. It was just a way to keep kids within one building.” Young legend Coles Bailey has an interview with Jenkem about the mustache he’s been growing since sixth grade, Christmas beef with NYU guys, and meeting Andre 3000.

Jenkem also hung out with Fred Gall to get the history of one of New Jersey’s longest running brands, Metal Skateboards.

Our dude Eze Martinez has a new, all-L.A. part for Pepper Griptape. He knows his way around a bank. He’s been in New York for the past week doing all sorts of …well, you’ll see ;)

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Midnight Club

The Meatrix via @blacktreylives

Bronx O.G. and Papi Brand capo Angel Fonseca has a new part out entitled “No Need For Closure.” Love the night clips, love the deep spot digging, and always an inspiration 🫡

Decent bit of New York footage + an ender in Heitor Da Silva’s new part for Adidas.

Carson Reuther has a great six-minute Philly edit out featuring Brian O’Dwyer, Matt Militano, Kevin Liedtke + more to commemorate the closing of Fairman’s Skateshop, which shut its doors several weeks ago. 47 years has got to be the longest running American skate shop, right? Anyone have another? (Guessing it’s in California, if so?)

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Mayor Josh Hart

Tao Ström dropped a new Julius Rohrberg part for Hjalte Halberg and Anton Juul’s brand, Dancer. Lots of creative approaches to classic Copenhagen spots, in addition to some new ones. Includes cameos from Hjlate, Ville et al. That ender is some real galaxy brain shit. Also spotted a vintage QS tee ;)

Daniel Wheatley posted up the trailer for his upcoming video, Blanket. Tom Knox! Charlie Birch! Nick Michael! Josh Pall! And Mingus Gamble has to be one of the greatest skate names of all time.

As a more grassroots sidebar to “Real Street,” the X-Games is [are?] hosting a bracketed video competition between local shop crews. The first bracket match-up is Baltimore’s Vu Skateshop v.s. Boston’s Orchard Skateshop.

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Trust Your Kickflip

Nolan Zangas’ photography book, So Far So Good, is now for sale online.

Greg Navarro’s follow-up to 2021’s Upper West Side Curb Club, which was filmed entirely at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, will be The Central Park Flatground Club, a video entirely filmed within the confines of Central Park’s 842 acres — a place not exactly known for its abundance of skateable objects.

“It can be a delicate dance to do something you love for money. I’m sure I could have kept my career going for a while, and it was tempting to do that because I was making really good money, but I felt strongly I needed to do something else.” Jenkem interviewed known goat John Gardner about leaving his pro skateboarding career behind so he could focus on doing mental health counseling. Godspeed, John ❤️

“New York was the one where I was, like, ‘Holy shit, these are skate spots.'” Closer posted up Farran Golding’s interview with Nelly Morville from their last issue on their website.

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