#mood via Humidity Skateshop
Leo Heinert’s Blitz Jam series hosted an impromptu skate jam at Flushing last week, and a bunch of wild shit went down. Really sick seeing people huck down the six, which feels like it hasn’t seen a ton of action since they renovated it over COVID. Brandon has got to go back for that 360 flip — that was wild.
Hypebeast paid a visit to Carpet Company HQ in Baltimore, and came back with a video exploring the two brothers’ creative and production process.
Soo Saxton is back with Gabe Shah for another six minute part filmed entirely in New York. You can feel the cold through the screen in some of those clips.
Photo via @whatisnewyork
The Say You Swear podcast interviewed Naquan Rollings — one of the most prolific videographers today — with guest commentary from Father Bop throughout.
“You’re a smart person. Smart people get uncomfortable couches.” Village Psychic posted up part two of Lurker Lou and Mark Suciu’s journey through lesser-known Bronx spots.
Time On Our Hands is a full-length New York video from Abi Teixeira featuring many familiar faces, great make-you-wanna-skate-with-your-friends vibes, and some good tunes. Decent bit of Brianna Delaney footage, too :)
Krooked’s “Don’t Stop Featuring Una Farrar” dropped just as the Thrasher staff clocked out of the office last Friday. Basically an Una part + cameos from the rest of the team, Frank Gerwer bringing tre shuvs back, and the first official bits of Andrew Wilson footy in a Krooked project :)
Just like that, the final remaining of the “Big 3” east coast skate plazas is in jeopardy of being lost to re-design. (We all know the Love one turned out great 🤮) Please sign the petition to help save Freedom Plaza A.K.A. Pulaski Park from reconstruction.
You don’t need to be one of the sentimental-about-skating types to get emotional watching Revolutions on Granite, the documentary that Thrasher premiered late last week about the central spot in Kiev and Ukrainian skate scene — which was made before the Russian invasion, but obviously takes on new significance and urgency now. (Turn the subtitles on in the YouTube options.)
Photo by Shari White for Mess Skate Mag
In our second and final installment of videos released in conjunction with Mess‘ first issue, we have a part from cover star, Una Farrar. “Goodnews” was largely filmed on a trip to Australia, edited by Una, and named in tribute to her hometown skateshop in Victoria, British Columbia. It is also her first full part since the release of Shari’s Credits video back in 2020.
You can catch copies of Mess for free at many skateshops throughout the U.S. Follow them on IG via @messskatemag. Have a good weekend ❤️
Intro + Interview by Farran Golding
Collage by Requiem For A Screen
Skate Photo by Norma Ibarra
Portrait by Kane Ocean
For a format so straightforward, it’s interesting how many approaches to “Five Favorite Parts” have developed over the course of the series. However, the exercise is perhaps at its purest when (aside from a couple of clearly informed tricks) it conjures up a seemingly disparate list of skaters of which the interviewee is the only through-line – which is where we landed with Credits’ opening act and affable cannonball-er, Una Farrar.