Party Heart

There’s one bodega in the world with a QS board hanging in it, and it belongs to Wavy Mike. Much respect. Photo by TeamWorks NYC.

Boil The Ocean rightfully pointed out the insanity of the major skateboard-related headlines from the first week of the year — “Andy Roy Attempts To ‘Choke Out’ DMX Live Onstage” (even though it obviously wasn’t a choke out), “Jereme Rogers Arrested Following Nude, PCP-Fueled Hotel Rampage,” and “Brian Wenning Quits Selfish Skateboards Via Jereme Rogers Diss Track” (featuring a rapper with the same name as the Green Diamond video.) Looks like it’ll be a good year.

Who’s the genius responsible for this abomination of concrete work? Way to ruin one of the best ledges at the spot. Lurker Lou recomended the offender serve Jerry Duty: “The act of riding with Mraz, and looking out while he creates masterpieces.”

A lot more people would be filming New York subway clips if our subway stations looked anything like Sweden’s. Those high Scandinavian taxes really seem to go a long way.

It’s always fun to watch someone skate Los Angeles like it’s an east coast city.

An interview with Bill Pierce that discusses the “Busenitz of British music,” among other things. Also, Stripes is a great movie (and on Netflix Instant.) It’s kinda what we all imagined Miles’ military career to be like.

If you want a high-quality .mov version of Missing Persons, which was definitely one the better NYC-based web videos from 2011, you can download it here.

Rob Campbell has an ad in the new issue of Transworld.

Spot Updates: 1) The black marble spot from last week’s post is already knobbed, which isn’t the least bit surprising. The entire time we were eyeing it, we assumed they’d knob it before even taking down the construction blockades. 2) Whenever the Museum of Natural History’s front plaza opens back up (it has been blocked off for restoration since summer 2010), it’s going to have some decent (by New York standards) handrails in front.

Quote of the Week: “There are two guys in front of Tompkins with a sign that says ‘Free Advice.’ Brengar should sit down next to them with a sign that says ‘More Free Advice.'” — Bill Strobeck


Ball Forever > Rich Forever. “Party Heart” is a jam though. After all, it does say “featuring 2 Chainz” on it. Someone in the YouTube comments said “All this needed was OutKast” and they are 900% correct.

What about the Hummer with wood grain interior?

With the summer now completely behind us, here is a quick clip of outtakes from the Heat Wave / End of Summer video. Big thank you to everyone who reposted that clip.

Though this site’s B-footage may be C-footage elsewhere, and our standard for camera-holding (aka “filming”) quality accepts anything with an excess of 20% of the skater’s body in the frame, we are the only skate site on the internet with a Mannie Fresh cameo. This means your color correction, DSL-R handles, and emotional montages are still meaningless by comparison. By popular demand, this clip includes even more footage of Barcelonian prostitutes’ sales pitches, some of Mooney’s more grammatically challenged moments, controversial Google searches, a review of Mulberry Street Turkey Ham, and some second (or even third!) angles. Not to mention Wavy Mike’s suggestions for gender diversification at Supreme.

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The Big Tymers > Radiohead

Mulberry Street’s Waviest

WAVY MIKE

“Yo, you got a cat man? Is it wavy too?” — Wavy Mike. Quartersnacks Yemen tour coming soon.

If you haven’t already seen Eli Reed’s X-Games “Real Street” part, you should give it a few rewinds. The FedEx ollie is a bit crazier than any footage would lead someone who hasn’t been there to believe. Eli might be the best switch skater out right now, and king of the Alligator Ledge.

Uploaded Jahmal Williams’ tricks from Welcome to M.I.A. to YouTube for the sake of having easy access to the part. The Houston Street footage is great. There’s nothing wrong with a long backside boardslide on a row of Jersey barriers, or still bringing Eastern Exposure spot sensibilities to 2011. The video has been out for a while now, but if it’s not on your shelf yet, purchase it over on MIAskateshop.com.

While on the topic of Jersey barriers, Bushwick Will posted a story about stealing Triton barriers in response to the great parking block heist of 2011. It should persuade any impulsive skateboarder to better assess the consequences when obtaining (presumably useless) objects for makeshift, D.I.Y., etc. spots. (Still do it, just plan it out better.)

Coda Skateboards’ new promo/video, Slappy Hour, will premiere at KCDC tomorrow (06/21) at 7 P.M.. Features new parts from Connor Fay and Jerry Mraz. Trailer here.

Vote for the Familia Skateshop / Flow Trash crew in Nike’s upcoming “Chosen” competition. Davis Torgerson came out of that camp, but there are a whole bunch of dudes all the way up in Minnesota that rip just as hard.

This photo of Bogdan Dzyurak at Columbus Park is pretty sick. Similar to Eli’s aforementioned FedEx ollie, it’s another instance of documentation never being able to relay the sketchiness of the spot, in addition to the decades of urine waiting in that corner if you happen to bail on the trick.

Much like skateboarders should stop decreasing their life expectancy by taking $5 Chinatown buses, you guys should also stop moving into sketchy “artists’ lofts” in Bushwick. Unless you’re cool with ending up homeless, or moving back to wherever you’re from.

Random footage bits: Goin’ Ham outtakes, Bill Pierce commercial for Roger Skateboards

Skate video news: The Vans video will be out sometime between next week and 2020. That means Little Alex has like five or six parts to film now. Not Another Transworld Video will be out on DVD tomorrow. Short Review = Theotis and Mike Anderson have the best parts. Long Review = Click here.

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