It’s Hollywood, Baby!

Via @lord_give_me_a_sign_nyc

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.)

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Una Farrar’s ‘Goodnews’ Part For Mess Skate Mag

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 ❤️

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Five Favorite Parts With Una Farrar

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.

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Units in the City

Summer 2020 QS stuff should be available at most, if not all, U.S. accounts now. Still arriving in Canada + Australia. Japan + Korea been had it. Arriving in Europe early June. Thank you to everyone who grabbed something from the webstore. We’ll be shipping all week, and yes, you will get a shipping confirmation + tracking when your order goes out. There’s still a good bit on there, though a lot of the tees are down to smalls and mediums. So funny how 3-4 years ago, it was XLs that were leftover, but now everyone seems to have sized up. Spread via Orchard.

The city is just installing randomass street hips for us to have fun on now?

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2 G’s On Salads

“‘You had all these planners and architects in the 1950s and 60s saying cities need these grand, celebratory spaces — and they really didn’t.’ But apparently skaters did.” Curbed has an awesome feature about how some odious, post-WWII federal legislation ultimately lead to the creation of the sorts of public plazas that would prove to be the breeding ground of modern skateboarding.

“That might be a trick that’s been done, but it’s done differently…and with different pants on.” Vice has a video profile of Breezy and Una about growing up being two of the few girls skating in Vancouver.

The new Bluecouch edit starts in CT and ends in the city. Some rad stuff in there.

The Finnish guys who made the Hard Water video that went live on the Free site last week actually also put together a trip to New York edit that we only now caught onto. Love a vacation edit when the trees are bare + everyone is still in hoodies, though I’m sure it’s warmer than Helsinki. Also impressed by their cobblestone deterrent that keeps your board from rattling down into Sutton Place traffic.

Maybe it goes through a vigorous off-screen sanitizing process — but one’s bed seems like a bad place to sort through street debris. Anyway, here is an eight-minute glimpse into the life of Bobby Puleo.

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