Below is a tribute to one of the few true personalities in modern, Everyone-Is-Good 2.0 skateboarding. Forrest is such a character that he singlehandedly rendered the One in a Million formula obsolete, as evidenced by the 2012 follow-up overextending itself in trying to compensate for his absence. If you have a skate company, you should probably turn this guy AM, mail him a check, and send him on a few trips. Here’s to Forrest making it out the struggle.
Unable to sell Eli on the virtues of a “RIMIX” (please, nobody edit anything to “Pour It Up” before we get a chance to! Thanks!), this edit settled on a more straightforward mash-up of his footage from the past few years. The following includes some of the clips from R.B. Umali’s section in Transworld’sCinematographer Project video, Eli’s Venture Trucks commercial from last year, his 2011 “Real Street” part, and a handful of tricks are previously unseen. Much like the Zered edit, it’s a compilation of his post-State of Mind part footage. It’s finally warming up this weekend (~65 degrees on Tuesday-Wednesday!), so go outside and enjoy it.
Unlike most Baker projects, Bake & Destroy video didn’t feature any great rap songs. (Though Terry Kennedy / Jeff Lenoce / Beagle / Theotis skate to a song by a gay disco icon that was also featured in Trading Places, making it by far the best #musicsupervision of 2012.) In any case, here’s Reynolds’ originally music-less part set to the frontrunner for this year’s “Outstanding Achievement in Ignorance” Award. Yeah, it has already been briefly used in Rob Gonyon’s 56k part, and there’s a video based out of North Carolina named after it, but we’re re-using it anyway.
There’s a 50% chance that Thrasher will delete this, but hopefully, they understand it comes with the territory when you release skate parts sans music. You can grab the whole video in the December 2012 issue. Skateboarding is so absurd right now that it’s not even worth “reviewing” the video.
This isn’t exactly a “re-edit,” since the footage originates from random clips and not an actual part, not to mention that a handful of it is new. The stuff you recognize is from the X-Games “Real Street” parts (2010, 2011) and those UXAclips promoting Zered’s guest board this past summer. The rest of it is unseen. Just think of it as a post-State of Mind part. Zered is pretty good at skateboarding, in case you forgot. Sorry Gucci, but it’s been a loonngg time since the big homie Dennis Coles has made it into a QS clip. Happy 10/17 regardless (celebrate here, here or here.) Filmed by: R.B. Umali, Joe Bouillot, Jason Jenkins, Steve Marino and Richard Quintero.
As promised, here’s pretty much all of the Jake Johnson footage that came out after Mind Field, edited to Curtis Jackson’s ten-year-old late-summer hit. Everything is ripped from YouTube, so there are no skate noises. (Who the hell knows where that Manolo guy found the patience to re-dub skate noises over skate video rips. God bless him for doing so though.) We’re not dubbing skate noises and don’t have raw footage, so that typically means the clip is getting slapped together less meticulously (see here) than usual, and edited to the last song that anyone less-idiotic would use for a Jake Johnson part. Sourced from the recent Brick Harbor clip, the Destructo mini part, all the Map Masquerade footage, the Skateboarder Amazon mini-videos, Bill Strobeck’s clips, and the Gravis “VX is Dead” section.” No “video art” or gratuitous non sequiturs included.