Ty Beall’s ‘Presence’ Part for AREth Footwear

After a show-stealing closer in Sam Zentner’s Chrome Zone video (a QS 2023 office favorite), plus a starring run in Scumco & Sons’ down south edit, Ty Beall is already back with #anotherone ☝ for the U.S. roster of the Japanese footwear imprint, AREth. (You might remember the inaugural video for their stateside team that featured Quim, Jameel Douglas, Ryan Barlow et al. that Free posted a lil’ over a year ago.)

Helmed by master videographer Zach Chamberlain, the short and sweet part opens up with a few Bay Area clips before flying over the Pacific to traverse the sorts of high-bust, claustrophobic Japanese spots that have captured the hearts and minds of the sorts of skaters who treat each clip like its own little caper. By the time he’s riding out his ender into a mound of half-asphalt / half-dirt, it’s hard not to wish this one was not only longer, but also a prelude to an extended Ty Beall Japan Part™.

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Didn’t do a Q.S.S.O.T.Y. thing last year, but obvs it would’ve been Brandon Turner — hard to think of a more inspirational moment in skateboarding from 2020 than him rolling away from Wallenburg. Jenkem has a 15-minute mini doc about Brandon’s journey back to full health and sobriety. Watching him return to that bridge is nuts.

Here’s a YouTube comp of T.J. footage off the Thrasher Instagram from the summer, which is just him cruising around midtown and Soho. Those middle of Broome Street lines are so sick.

A couple New York clips in Thomas Dritsas’ new part for Thunder. The bench to Big Belly trashcan on Wall and Water Street has fully turned into a full-fledged marquee spot this past year, huh? Shout out to the contractor who installed the mailboxes at the ender. Looks sturdy.

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