Round Three — Tyshawn Jones’ King Skateboards Part

The third act of Tyshawn’s run to be the third dude to ever win S.O.T.Y. twice (the only other two being Danny Way in 1991 and 2004 + Chris Cole 2005 and 2009) went live today, this time for his new brand, King Skateboards.

Whether you’re clocking the S.O.T.Y. race like that or not, you gotta appreciate the second midtown 360 flip this week done over something that otherwise has an A.B.D. scroll you can count on one hand: here over the rail on 33rd and 3rd, and in Play Dead on the Brick 9 gap, which might’ve only been ollied altogether.

Shout out to skating to Jay-Z in the part that dropped on Monday, and “Ether” in a part that dropped on Friday. Life’s all about keeping a balance.

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Supreme’s ‘Play Dead’ Video Is Now Live

Writing in 2019, when “cherry” snagged the top spot in QS Readers Poll results for best videos of the 2010s (voting for this year’s opens soon!), Boil the Ocean remarked “that it is easy to forget the gamble that “cherry” represented roughly one eternity ago.” The gamble clearly worked, and “BLESSED” felt like a result of the creative blank check a film studio gives out when someone’s first feature breaks expectations.

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Tried To Tell Them It Was Boot Season

Listen to the soothing sounds of Nick Boserio’s voice — like light rain on a windowpane or cascading waves — for over an hour on the latest episode of The Bunt. Bar-none one of the best people you could have on a skate trip ❤️

This is really sick of The LA Times to do: The Oral History of the Hollywood High 16, with stories from many of the names most closely associated with the spot. (#lol at the visible QS sticker on the headline photo.) Can’t wait for The New York Times to do the oral history of the Courthouse Drop.

Our buddy Max Hull uploaded “I’M HERE,” his short submitted to the New York Bicycle Film Festival, onto his YouTube. Not skate-related obvs, but a very simple yet beautiful story :) “We outside, not inside.”

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The Third Track — Johnny Wilson & Supreme in Chicago

If you’re a longtime QS reader, there’s a decent chance that the ~2014-2020 run of Johnny Wilson videos have saved up enough repeat viewings for a penthouse apartment in your heart. And within that sweet-spot of unbridled productivity that went down from 2014 to 2016, “rack” always felt like something of a crown jewel. There were Cyrus’ night lines, Hjalte and Brass interchanging clips before they were Polar teammates, and Antonio throwing a switch tre down D7 in the middle of a web edit — all soundtracked to Moodymann, when #skatevideohouse was at its peak.

Which is also the reason we’re talking about “rack” today. Johnny just dropped a Chicago edit with the Supreme dudes to commemorate the opening of their new store out there, and a Moodymann reprise was naturally in order. Except this time, it’s Nik Stain, Kris Brown and Kalis trading granite cathedral lines, Caleb with 10/10 switch heel form, and Tyshawn doing Tyshawn shit.

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Suciu at the Yellow Rail • Photo by Greg Navarro 📷

“The heelflip to kickflip ratio is also an impressively well-balanced 9:10.” 4-Ply Mag crunched the numbers on Tyshawn’s “General” part. (on the off chance that you’re smarter than everyone else and don’t have Instagram, Thrasher also dropped an addendum Insta part.)

If the front skatepark section of the B.Q.E-adjacent park is Zered Park, then the back, basketball court street section is definitely Leo Park, as evidenced by the new Leo Baker Spitfire part.

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