Diego Donival’s new video, Potluck is premiering at Village East Cinemas this Wednesday, December 11. Showings at 7:45 & 8:45. Features parts from Kyota Umeki, Sully Corimer, Quinn Batley, Isaac White, Caleb Yuan, Marcello Campanello and Yaje Popson. Teaser here + flyer here.
Jake Kuzyk’s new one is called “Kick Back,” and is effectively a sequel to Courtesy, except this time for Spitfire instead of Vans. Features most of the Alltimers team, Chris Milic, Diego Todd, Nick Michel, and Jed Anderson. Dustin’s three-trick line at the brick bank in downtown Vancouver is fire.
“When I spoke with one of my friends about writing this piece, she cautioned against it, stating that women in skateboarding have come so far in the past few years and I should wait to see what happens in the next few. But this isn’t an article about female skateboarders. This is a piece about my experience as a woman in skate culture.”
Village Psychic offers up some thoughts on the Polar video, which rather than being viewed collectively as a culture via a bunch of humans gathered in a room, was experienced on…PornHub. (Ed. Note: The video has been left off #QSTOP10 consideration until it is offered up on a more “official” viewing channel, because if we start counting things uploaded there, we probably have to start considering all of achievements uploaded to the ol’ Hub in a given week.)
“It’s dancing. And dancing’s fucking subjective. That’s why it’s a really weird thing when you can make a living doing it. And I was lucky that some people liked the way I danced. And I don’t ever take that for granted.” Rob Welsh reflects on his first-ever TWS Check Out.
“As nostalgia deepens to the point that people tune in to watch retired and beloved pros flipping through old CCS catalogues, each new print ‘Thrasher’ and ‘TWS’ issue begins to look like a collector’s item, every board on the shop wall a potential hanger, every pro with a couple video parts under his belt a legend.” Boil the Ocean ponders on just when does the nostalgia go too far.
“Juultage” is a montage filmed around New York that’s presumably Juul’s first not-so-covert foray into piercing through a skater market otherwise dominated by Cheap Cigs™ purchased in Chinatown with a state of Virginia stamp.
Now that that’s out of the way, this is maybe the first Monday Links post ever where there are more links to articles (i.e. written words) than videos…
“After drilling his truck bolts back for a bigger nose and noselsliding ledges in the ’80s, Mark had one of the first noseslide photos on a rail (one where he’s actually sitting on it rather than just dinging it) as a sequence in his June 1990 Poweredge.” As per an indirect solicitation, Mackenzie Eisenhour enlisted Guy Mariano to chronicle how the modern noseslide was invented. As suspected, Mark Gonzales is responsible.
“As he flies through the air, he is caught between life and death, suspended in the void of nonexistence — the ultimate Kleinean motif.” Jamie Thomas’ “leap of faith” as a work of avant garde art juxtaposed against the art of Yves Klein. Yeah, fuck it, why not.
Vice has an interview with Jonathan Rentschler about documenting the final years of Love Park for his book, Love. QS review for it here. And you can should buy it here ;)
This is oddly…not bad? Deadspin (of all places) has a #longform article about the full history of Rodney Mullen V.S. Daewon Song — though idk about it “changing skateboarding forever.”
Boil the Ocean offers some thoughts on J. Scott Handsdown and Dan Pageau taking crowdsourcing via the skateboarding community to newfound heights. To be fair, they ain’t special — Meatball pioneered this concept when he tried to GoFundMe a ticket to Australia so he could tag along on a Hardies trip.
Though they announced that the building had been sold in 2017, yesterday, Sunshine Cinemas confirmed that it will shut down for good on Sunday, January 21.
In its time, Sunshine probably screened as many skate videos as the living room TV in your average Brooklyn skate house. Initially pioneered by Josh Stewart in the late 2000s (I think…), skate videographers from all walks of life — huge corporate companies, right down to the guy going broke repairing his VX1000 every month — flocked to Sunshine to premiere their videos. While plenty of other smaller downtown theaters dubbed skateboarders personae non gratae unless you had a backer to fork over a giant security deposit, Sunshine’s modest fees made it a go-to for anyone with a video to play.
Sunshine was a steady thread in New York skateboarding’s extracurricular life. Like China Chalet, or the belated KTV, it was a place where we all went to be, for lack of a better term, bad. And they let us live: often looking the other way on letting people sit in the aisles when it got too crowded, sneaking in adult beverages as long as it was not painfully obvious, and sometimes leaving a cloud behind once the premiere was over and people were done screaming at the screen.
Like the rest of the theaters that no longer wanted to put up with our shit, in 2016, we became unwelcome thanks to people taking this too far and deciding it was ok to do graffiti inside the theater. Until that point, it was an unlikely and indirect supporter of a culture that often lives on the fringes of employment, yet still holds value in the community that comes together for a good video premiere in an actual movie theater.
Thank you Sunshine. You will be missed, probably more and more each time someone wonders where to premiere a video not-in-a-bar, or in, …Brooklyn ;)
BUT FEAR NOT, where there is an end, there is also a new beginning, and another equally important Lower East Side institution will return next week. You can add a second floor and digital kiosks, but you can’t take the Delancey out of Delancey McDonald’s. One of the city’s most iconic Golden Arch locations will reopen BIGGER and BETTER on January 15.
Iron Claw Skates made a limited-edition (__ of 86) Darryl Strawberry cruiser board. It is an extension of Lou’s Card Boards series for all the nostalgic Mets fans. Here’s a quick cruiser clip of it, just a few steps away from the site of the 1986 World Series. Notable Phil Rodriguez sightings included.
This lil’ Mike Carroll section doesn’t get brought up nearly enough during routine bouts of fawning over Carroll footage. It’s tight. Skating begins @ 2:00. Great #hypersexual music supervision that you wish you thought to use for your silly bro-cam clip.
The 2014 All City Showdown video premieres tonight at Sunshine. 9 P.M. Flyer here.
R.I.P. to the bodega next to Lit. Bought many a 4 A.M. bottle of water there, a long, long time ago. It probably all started to go downhill after Gigliotti moved from fifty feet away. Shout out 237 E. 5th Street.
Quote of the Week: “I think people are confused by the high amount of updates on the website lately.” — Pad. That’s why Monday Links it getting posted eight hours later than usual. Had to put the suspense back in Quartersnacks updates ;)