Photography by Scott Brothers 📷
The Duplex dudes out of West Palm Beach have been on an absolute tear these past two years, and still found room to kick 2022 into hyperdrive. DUPLEX 3 dropped this past spring, and in the eight months since, they’ve come back with a sequel, somehow expanding the crew even further — if the increased size of the crowd celebrating at the bottom of each stair-set is any indicator.
With so much of the December conversation steered towards a select few superstars’ productivity over the past year, it’s important to recognize crew efforts, especially when you can feel that giddy love for making skateboard videos permeate through the screen in the final product.
Photo by Scott Brothers
It is no secret that the past two years have bolstered local skate videography, with crews and sometimes entire scenes hitting unprecedented strides in productivity. The Duplex boys began last year by dropping Duplex 2 — after which — they retired their VX, and released the HD “Sk8 Wing” and “Five-Six-One” in what felt like rapid-fire succession. It turns out that the best was yet to come with Duplex 3. Even in our fast times, this crew down in West Palm Beach (just a lil’ over an hour north of Miami) is operating on another level.
Cardiel, 1993. Bryce Kanights on the photo. Science v.s. Life on the scan.
Big Parts Unknown vibes in this: Pocket‘s latest installment of its “Followed” / day-in-the-life-esque series trails the samosa vendor from MACBA for a day. This entire piece is so so good, and really shines a light on how essential these peripheral figures at spots are to skate culture. Can’t wait for more. Shout out the the Flushing empanada lady. Shout out to the Brooklyn Banks Burger King, the Love Park Wawa, at al.
Week late, but on the slim chance that you haven’t seen Tristan Mershon’s Fool’s Gold video, filmed in predominantly non-obvious corners of New York, please do. The last two parts are especially incredible, and the curtain-call filming is brilliant. “What’s your spot-finding method?” “Lurking, really.”
A day in Yonkers with the 2nd Nature boys via Mike Sass.
“Hot Potato” is the new edit from Stephan Singh with a lot of gems it (that backside flip!)