Louisiana Report — Jordan Trahan’s ‘Static VI’ Part Is Live

The closing part of Josh Stewart’s Static VI + Boil the Ocean’s #1 video part of 2023 (in chatting about this, Josh aptly referred to BTO as “one of skateboarding’s last mysteries left”) is live.

The Static series built its reputation on going against the grain. Its inaugural 1999 video spotlit the talent sitting under the Florida sun when everyone else was chasing the California Transworld dream. Static II solidified a path through the crust and diamond-plate when everyone else was horny for Barcelona marble. Static IV + V doubled-down on the full-length’s viability when the rest of skateboarding was all-in on the trend of calling it dead. (Apologies for not coming up with a nod for Static III, but it’s honestly the one I’ve watched the least.)

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Safest Place in the World

We made this tee in the nascent days of QS merch, commemorating the 2003 blackout, which happened exactly 20 years ago, today. That August 14th, everyone was packed inside Tompkins for one of those classic T.F. sessions where it felt like everyone who mattered was within that fence. It took us about an hour or so to realize the power had gone out. Only two years removed from 9/11, everybody’s mind raced to the worst hypothetical conclusions imaginable. To ease everyone’s anxiety, Billy Rohan reminded us that “Tompkins is actually the safest place in the world right now.” He was right.

Devin Sweat has a name tailor-made for R&B stardom. But instead of singing loverman ballads and waiting for a Drake feature, he has a really sick new part for Labor filmed entirely in New York. Love the elusive City College benches clip.

The brains at Always Do What You Should Do collaborated with Noah on some gear, and released a New York trip edit / Three Up Three Down pilgrimage to celebrate the capsule.

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Bounce With Manners

Love the trees in this one 🌳🌴 Coles Bailey by Stafhon Boca

Cyrus talks the road his pro career has taken through Polar, 917 and Limo + injury recovery in the latest installment of Thrasher‘s “Out There” series by Waylon Bone.

From New Jersey to Hong Kong and back again: Simple Magic got their Patrick Radden Keefe on and tried to track down the origins of the mysterious bootleg Bobby Puleo boards that have been popping up all over the world for two decades.

Great skate cities alert 🚨 —CAN’T HAVE SHIT” is an 11-minute Detroit edit from Cooper Vosburg, and Baltimore Pleasure is a 20-minute Baltimore scene video by Ryan Schroeder with a fire Spencer Brown part at the end. Always great seeing footage from both of these places.

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Chase the Sun

Our webstore relaunches this Wednesday, December 14 @ 12 P.M. E.S.T. with holiday goods. Available at U.S. + Canada shops now. Arriving in Europe, Asia + Australia soon-ish. Photo via Ninetimes.

Alex Greenberg hit New York’s first-ever concrete park with Oski back when it was a bit warmer, and came back with an enjoyable lil’ edit. Salute to the yellow shirt.

Little Blue Star” is a great new edit by Jake Kuzyk featuring a bunch of Canadian friends.

Our friends at Dancer in Copenhagen released an iPhone part with Hjalte Halberg and David Stenström. Cross dissolves are back, baby!

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No Designer, No Entry

The Honorable Max Palmer with a cab-art ride seen in “Mettz Quest” • Photo via Paul Coots • Max also has a couple of clips in the Nike SB edit for the Faust Dunk release.

Summer’s over, school’s back, and it’s fashion week, baby! 👠 To celebrate, we’re doing a big sale on the webstore to help us clear out in anticipation for the fall. Use the discount code ENDOFSUMMER at checkout for 40% off. Expires E.O.D. on Friday, September 9. Tell a friend, to tell a friend, to tell a friend 💆🏼‍♀️ (Doesn’t apply to wax or sticker packs you sicko.)

“This skateboard rivalry is getting downright gnarly.” Pretty sure everybody agreed to move on from the A.V.E. bench’s relocation from New York to Philly after a string of memes last week, but then… the New York Post decided it was newsworthy, right down to quotes from A.V.E. and Harry Bergenfield. Didn’t have that one on the 2022 bingo board, that’s for sure…

“There are only so many synonyms for ‘gnarly’ and ‘smooth’ available.” 4Ply Mag created a statistical analysis of 2022 Thrasher captions, in addition to a Thrasher caption generator.

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