Last installment of the more local wrap-up. Readers Poll results, Top 10 of the Year, etc. on the way ❤️
Screengrab via The New York Times‘ “It’s Like I’m Floating: Skating New York Under Lockdown” article by Antonio de Luca & Sam Youkilis
Something weird has been happening.
After finishing work, and/or waiting out the peak midday heat, the obligatory “where you skating” texts go out to friends unconcerned with either of those two things.
More than a handful of times, the answer has been: “We’re at Times Square.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Let’s keep this one rolling…
Michael Carroll. Photo by Jonathan Mehring. Should be back to normal programming this week. Sometimes you just gotta lurk around France and not be all stuck inside a computer yaknow.
Gotta send a massive #OGRESPECT to the homie *The Shady One* for claiming something over group text on the lead-up to a trip and fully 100% actually not backing down and going for it on the second day of arrival.
A bunch of Boston dudes doing some hot moves in New York in the latest Jenkins Log installment. Also features the *coolest* trick Daniel Kim has done since he got a #desk #job and lost all of his Belly of the Beast-era powers hehe ;)
Screengrab is the latest video from Tom Gorelik a.k.a. Russian Bob. Features a part from Troy Stilwell.
Skateboard Story interviewed Grandpa Jeremy about working at Autumn and subsequently running a shop of his own in Philadelphia.
There’s no reason to even bother pretending like anyone will have the slightest morsel of a chance in skating those Universitat-esque benches they’re supposed to be putting in Times Square. Anyone who’s skated through there even at the dead of night mid-winter knows those rookie cops are just waiting to ticket you. Literally the only precinct in the city I’ve ever heard claim it was illegal to skate on a sidewalk in New York.
“I liked it back in the day when someone like Henry Sanchez threw your board in the water at Pier 7, but he was still your favorite skater even after that. Now you don’t say hi to some kid and you’re ‘the biggest dick ever.'” Monster Children has a quick interview with the guy who ruined skateboarding back in 2012.
Our tour van playlists this past summer haven’t been far off from the Real van, though we probably listened to the [non-slowed down] middle montage song from Horny way more than anything (besides 56 Nights obvs.)
Boil the Ocean on increased stress levels in modern-day skateboarding.
“It’s not like the easiest shit ever. It’s also kind of like the easiest shit ever.”
Quote of the Week: “Girls here are mad weird. I just matched with a girl whose bio says ‘Hitler’s Dreamgirl.'” — Antonio Durao re: Tinder in Chicago
Though it was never an actual spot, as maybe only three tricks have ever been done it, R.I.P. to 50th Street / Times Square Hubba. Here’s the greatest noseslider not from Maine doing a noseslide down it circa 2003ish.
QS tees are now available at Supreme London and Los Angeles, in addition to Orchard Skateshop in Boston. Supreme London should have Alltimers RiRi and Lambo cruisers in now, and Los Angeles should be getting them soon.
Okay, before anything else: Several days ago, the guy who stands in Times Square with the “I Need Money for Weed” sign stabbed the guy who stands in Times Square with the “I Need Beer” sign with a pen….and the guys who dress up as Alien and Predator for tourist photo-ops were called in as witnesses.
Also in the realm of hardware, our homie Jonah Miller started a hardware company out of Portland called Bolts, which is particularly tailored to people who double as skateboarder AND gambler degenerates. Check out the site at BoltsPremium.com, follow them on IG, and check the intro clip here. Stay tuned for more.
The new Tony Carr part is fun and “creative” without trying too hard. Dude rips.
Another entry to the growing “Summer Trip to New York 2013” cycle, filmed entirely from above on a glidecam.
The video itself seems a bit old (namely because there are spots that haven’t been around since 2008 in it), but the Shred NJ crew uploaded their 35-minute project, The Pie, on Vimeo last week.
Check out the video from last Saturday’s Bum Rush the Spot at the L.E.S. Park.
The new Juicy J and Weeknd video is mad #indie in a 90s crime movie sort of way.
Quote of the Week: “I wanted to be on The Real World when I was younger.” — Chief Keith “#emergingblackcelebrity” Denley
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