A Bunch of Dumb Big Pictures & No Numbers


After much deliberation, the Nosesliders Guild of America has awarded Hjatle Halberg its “Noseslider of the Year” award based on recent output. This is an unprecedented event, as no foreigner has ever won the coveted title. Photo above by Mike O’Meally.

Studies in Flat — Daniel Lebron.

It seems that Frozen in Carbonite’s hyper-nerdery and far-fetched non sequiturs aren’t translating to Ride Channel commenters, because this was great, at least for fans of the blog: An analysis of the parallels between the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry and current day Boston-New York skateboarding. (Boston is 200+ miles from New York btw.)

Part one of NY Skateboarding’s joint interview with Gino and Dill is live.

A lot of familiar faces and hot moves in Debut, a new video featuring the youth.

A boom-bapified remix of peak era Wu-Welsh via Hit You Off Management. That five-trick line at Pier 7 is the absolute best.

Anthony Pappalardo, early Alien days. Shot by Tim Anderson.

Ugggh, I have such a weakness for cute skateboarders.” We have such a weakness for any Ant Banks #musicsupervision in skate videos.

The VX is dead volume seven via Johnny Wilson et al.

Seeing Michael Mackrodt skate in real life is genuinely one of the most impressive things you could ever witness in skateboarding. His consistency and quick footedness is absurd (personal top 3 most impressive IRL pros.) The next best thing is seeing him skate on video, via this new all-lines part filmed out in the Parisian suburbs. (He also had a New York “Fishing Lines” part in 2010, in case you didn’t know.)

Despite all its frustrations, midtown is still the funnest.

Quick montage from the crew at Matériel Supply.

Got a kick out of this: “Fear City,” a mid-seventies pamphlet covertly distributed to tourists by NYPD unions at odds with the mayor (sound familiar?)

In case you only go on skate websites…you’ll be paying $2.75 to ride the train and $116.50 for an unlimited starting March 22nd.

Until Travis Porter fulfills recent promises of bringing the “fun” back to music, Rae Sremmeueurururd is the Rap Desk’s fill-in vote for “funnest” rap group of the moment:

[Late] Spot Updates: 1) Not many people caught onto this spot, but it had a short lifespan. 2) Those round flatbars on 22nd and Fifth near the Flatiron Building are gone. 3) The two-second bust Marriott Banks are also gone.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: What else? Klay Thompson went 13-of-13 from the field (nine of which were contested three-pointers) against the Sacramento Kings earlier this week, in what was an utter video game of a single quarter. He now holds the record for most points in a NBA quarter with 37. The Golden State Warriors will be at Madison Square Garden on Saturday :)

Quote of the Week: “Oh Fifty Shades of Grey, I want to read that when the movie comes out.” — E.J.

Good luck with the snow these next two days. The National Weather Service is predicting we may get up to two feet in the city :( Dust those ‘Lo boots off.

‘Cause He Wear a Kufi, It Don’t Mean That He Bright

Dave Caddo — Ollie at the Forbidden Banks. Photo by Patrick Buckley.

Man, this part was so good: Ray Barbee in Can’t Stop the Firm.

“The Man Who Films” put together a new preview for a half Providence, RI / half New York video, entitled Borrowed Time. It is edited to everyone’s favorite obnoxious radio DJ’s rant about DJ Clue “winning two weeks out of 52” from earlier this year. Watch the original trailer here. *Flex Bomb* *Flex Bomb* *Flex Bomb*

Who knew that snow skates were progressing alongside skateboarding this whole time, right down to the ledge dancing and generic indie rock song montages?

There’s a new issue of the Philly-based ‘zine, Skate Jawn online. Browse through it here or pick up a copy at one of these shops. Features a Jeremy Holmes (!!!) interview, an interview with our homies who skated from Boston to New York, and a drunk vs sober skate jam at FDR.

Torey Goodall, Lucas Puig and Chewy Canon on an Adidas tour.

Hella Clips is taking a step in the right direction of becoming on par with WorldStar for its headline writing abilities with “SKATEBOARDER FALLS INTO THE OCEAN.” They need to start adding “THIS WHITEBOY CRAZY,” “SHIT JUST GOT REAL” and “OH NO THIS WRONG” to really compete though.

In the realm of less-exciting headlines: Some dudes skate around the city.

Grinding a piece of glass is undoubtedly one of the top five whitest things ever done on a skateboard. If that went the wrong way, it’d be on WorldStar for sure.

The Ride Channel uploaded a two-year-old “Free Lunch” interview segment with Billy Rohan. Some stories you’ve heard before, some you haven’t.

Instagram web profiles, in case you care.

Not a whole lot of creativity going on in skateboard magazine ads these days, so for a change of pace, you should check out this article with Stacy Peralta talking about some of the most memorable Powell-Peralta ads from the eighties.

Quote of the Week: “My girl’s been waiting on me for an hour. That don’t mean I got to leave, I just got to go outside to get service, so I can tell her to wait longer.” — Black Dave

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: DeMar DeRozen doing a reverse dunk in camo. Also, QS is in a fantasy league with Vice, Gothamist, Impose, Thrasher and a few other websites. 1/4 of the players on the QS team are already injured (Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Danny Granger and Kyle Lowry.) The only Knick on it is J.R. Smith.

The Blueprint 2 AKA the Jay-Z album from the 2000s with the highest concentration of great songs came out on this day, ten years ago. (Hence the headline.) Is the 411 Roc-A-Fella issue still online anywhere? Has he had a better song since “Hovi Baby?”