Apologies for a slow news week — the office with ravaged with chronic jet lag, and we promise we will be better as we accompany you on the journey of closing out 2018.
It was somewhat of a ~scattershot~ week in the footage universe — and is that Gustav clip new, old, or just inducing déjà vu of some other Swedish skullduggery?
Intro via @mikeheikkila on IG [link] 10) John Gardner via “Slam Section” part [link] 9) Alex Schmidt via Butter Goods’ “Spoons” video [link] 8) Gustav Tonneson via IG [link] 7) Ryo Sejiri via Element Japan’s “Far East Flow” video [link] 6) Jahmal Williams via “Cons x Hopps” video [link] 5) Jordan Queijo via “242” part [link] 4) Tiago Lemos via Primitive Welcome video [link] 3) Evan Smith via Peace part [link] 2) John Dilorenzo via “Awake” part [link] 1) Karsten Kleppan via “Just Karsten’s” part [link]
Some no push lines, insane wallride innovation, and no, the Westgate part didn’t qualify this week because it only came out on the #darkweb. Have a good weekend, and would appreciate any help identifying #9. Thanks ♥
Intro via @boymarohn on IG [link] 10) Matisse Blanc via Blaze Supply’s “French Diplomacy” video [link] 9) ??? via “Burden Northeast Tour 2018” video [link] 8) Evan Smith via IG [link] 7) Hjalte Halberg via Ben Chadourne’s “Glory Push” video [link] 6) Alex Lawton via IG link] 5)Shin Sanbongi via IG [link] 4) Stephen Lawyer via “FAMO” part [link] 3) Nik Stain via Ben Chadourne’s “Glory Push” video [link] 2) Dave Caddo via “NYC” part [link] 1) Mason Silva via Element’s Peace video [link]
As much as we would’ve loved to acknowledge all sorts of wizardry in the new Girl video, Tao’s wonderful Copenhagen mini-vid / Ville part, and that slappy back smith in the Tanner Van Vark part (which you might miss if you blink), after a repeated viewing of It’s Time with the intention of making selections for this week’s Top 10, it became obvious we could not reduce the video to under ten choices.
Now, slicing up a Bronze video into snippets somewhat defeats the purpose of a Bronze video — but we’re a New York-based media empire, and we wear our biases on our sleeve ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sorry for the wait ;)
P.S. If you happen to be in Tokyo this week like 50% of New York right now, stop by the Domicile shop in Shibuya where we are doing a small pop-up with our friends Hardbody, Humble, LQQK, and others. We did a tiny run of Halloween Snackman tees for it. Flyer + address + other info here.
10) Shawn Powers 9) Jordan Trahan 8) Adrian Vega 7) Josh Wilson 6) Nick Ferro 5) Mark Humienik 4) Grady Smith 3) Jacopo Carrozzi 2) Dick Rizzo 1) John Shanahan — all via the Bronze 56k video, It’s Time
If your favorite genre of skateboarding is massive kickflips set to Chief Keef, then this past week was particularly relevant to your interests.
It looked like it was bound to be a slow one, with everyone already knowing what the #1 would be, but lest it get lost in a no-context Thrasher video abyss, you should check out Hulkripps 3. Can’t tell much about it beyond a few recognizable Ohio spots, a lot of lllooonnnggg rails, and an abundance of Foundation boards with Nikes, but it manages to create a distinct ~mood~ for a 2018 midwest video without having to resort to artsy Super-8 cut-ins, or really anything that isn’t just a skate clip (e.g. it’s stark just how empty the background of much of the video is, like 85% of the clips were filmed at eight in the morning on a Saturday or some shit.)
Intro via Instagram [link] 10) Austin Pastura via Hulkripps 3 [link] 9) Brandon Westgate via “Element – Keith Haring” [link] 8) John Clemmons via Hulkripps 3 [link] 7) Louie Lopez via IG [link] 6) Nick Merlino via “Magnified” [link] 5) Cotie Robinson via Hulkripps 3 [link] 4) Shawn Butler via “Shawn Butler of The Bronx, New York” [link] 3) Devin Abner via Hulkripps 3 [link] 2) Billy Davenport via “Blue” part [link] 1) Corey Glick via Souvenir part [link]
***Yes, this got made before the Corey Glick wallride 270 heard around the world came out.
Pretty much lines of all varieties this week — save a kinky crooked grind and a not-neccesarily-QS-vibe #1 that is nevertheless impossible to deny. And don’t let the west coast skateboard industry complex fool you into believing that the actual heart and home of skateboarding didn’t move to Montreal years ago. Let’s skance.
Our webstore relaunches this Monday, October 15 at midnight A.K.A. technically Sunday night with new QS goods. We have a preview of this fall’s product here. Arriving at shops globally now. Available locally from Supreme Lafayette + Brooklyn, Labor, NJ Skateshop (which just moved to Jersey City), and Dover Street Market.
Intro via Alexis Lacroix on IG [link] 10) Pat Hoblin via “Paths” part [link] 9) Justin Henry via IG [link] 8) Heitor Da Silva via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 7) Shin Sanbongi via IG [link] 6) Günes Özdogan via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 5) Victor Campillo via “BMG” part [link] 4) Tyshawn Jones via “Jam” [link] 3) Lucas Puig via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 2) Antonio Durao via IG [link] 1) Dakota Servold via “Souvenier” part [link]