Skateboard Oscars Season

And so, with the December 2022 Thrasher cover, the hyper-speed of Skateboarding’s Oscars Season is officially underway…

“For me, skateboarding in Buffalo, New York really starts in March. We have a long winter, a crapshoot of a spring, a short summer, and a shit fall. Once the snow starts to melt I start driving around checking things out again.” Skate Jawn has the premiere of “Call Your Mother,” the new video by Moms Skateshop out of Buffalo.

Mixtape legend Anthony Correa is the latest guest on The Bunt. (The Bobshirt from 2016 is also a good rewatch.)

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This Is The Fastest Sandstorm Has Ever Been Played

R.I.P. Giovanni 🐐

Drew x Everson” is a 14-minute video filmed exclusively at the Everson Museum of Art (the centerpiece of the scene in Syracuse, New York), and put together as a tribute to Drew Grabowski, who passed earlier this year. Drew’s family and friends created the nonprofit Skate 4 Drew to help build the Syracuse skate scene in Drew’s memory, which you can donate to here.

The Slam City Skates blog interviewed Casper Brooker about how the whole Baker thing went down.

Skyline is a full-length video out of Cincinnati by Seth Zwick, with tons of midwestern crust, and an epic shared part from Scott Zelner and Logan Hamm.

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Parallel Universe

Something about the blues in this one. George Morales in 1993, by Rick Kosick. Could’ve been yesterday! Spotted via Science Versus Life.

Limosine’s Paymaster video has been [officially] re-uploaded to YouTube.

Every spot in Politic’s “Blew By You” edit is either a jagged piece of cement, a crumbling Philly step, or shard of slanted metal that was welded 60+ years ago. Includes an incredible ender part from Japhey Dow. Still think about his three-level Heirloom ender often. Also: Ross Norman!

Skateism has a heavy but important interview with Brandon Turner about shedding the stigma of dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Nothing But A Mission

Action Shot by Zach Baker

It’s a [belated] Christmas Miracle! 🎄 Will spare you another disclaimer about supply chain delays, but “Fall / Holiday” QS merch is arriving at shops in the U.S. now! Travel got it! Labor got it! Everyone’s getting it! Europe soon! Japan soon! U.K. now! Webstore January 7! If you want 35% off on anything that’s left in there, use promo code lastcall at checkout. Thanks for supporting your local skate site! ❤️

In 2021, Joey O’Brien won by 28 points. In 2020, Tom Knox won by a whopping 534 points. The inverse is true with full lengths. In 2020, Cons’ Seize the Seconds video won by just 18 points over FA’s Dancing On Thin Ice. In 2021, The Reuben won by a sizable 174 points.” 4Ply Mag, the official statisticians behind the QS Readers Poll, wrote a deep-dive on the methodology and breakdown of how the votes got tallied 📊

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After Church Incredible Hulk

Photo by Colin Sussingham

The New York Times has a profile of Alexis Sablone and her most-frequented haunts around New York City — everything from bookstores to skate spots.

“It all started because most of the tricks I wanted to film, no filmer got too excited about filming them; the level was not high enough and some tricks didn’t make much sense.” Didn’t see this get posted around nearly as much as it should be: Our boy Ruben Spelta has a new, mostly self-filmed, vignetted, and very awesome part for Magenta that was inspired by Krooked’s Gnar Gnar video.

A ~minute of new Jake Johnson footage? Baby I’m ready to go 🎶

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