Everyday closer to Summer means there will be more East Coast skating to feast on. Nothing against the West Coast, but the more footage from the North East states recovering from the colder temperatures, the better. With that being said, all of the following videos showcase what we miss out on by not heading to the warmer side of the country.
First Video up is Evan Smith X Chris Ray Collab for Transworld’s Cinematographer Project (Blog post to follow on the video). If you want to see the whole thing you can download it here – courtesy of Os Dias do Video. While i may disagree with Ray’s choice of music, Evan Smith can’t help but get good tricks. This is creativity at its finest – 2:20 and 3:32 :
Two introduction videos in the lineup this week. Huf Footwear introduces Josh Matthews working his way through SF. First clips says it all:
Etnies introduced Nick Garcia to their squad with this video (turn off the sound and put on something good because the music is terrible):
As the Think Skateboards video “Business as Usual” is released today, there should be some time to check out their flow rider Joey Guevara destroy everything he touches:
Secondly, Thrasher gave some credit to Think’s 1996 video Damage featuring Phil Shao, Wade Speyer, and Dan Drehobl among others:
Last but not least – the honorable mentions go to: Antihero’s new catalog video featuring Frank Gerwer showcasing his amazingess. Love the advertising techniques over at Antihero. Which reminds me, check out the Peter Hewitt featurette over at the Chrome Ball. Finally, Street League sucks, but the video selections for the contestants are ridiculously good. The Jimmy Carlin and Ishod Wair videos make it a premature win.
It seems like March is the opening month of the skate season, when everyone skates their home spots and travels out to the ones they’ve waited all winter to get. With that being said, the end of March video collection features skating in NYC, SF, Austin, England/Spain, and China. Feed that need:
Starting on the West Coast – Slap Magazine continues their San Francisco Treat series with #9 featuring local SF friends: Spiro, Josh Robertson, Tony Manfre, Asa Cornelius, Nick Kunz, among others:
Making waves across the country, Thrasher Magazine shows up with their Death Match 2012 tour to Austin, TX with the Antihero team. I couldn’t ask for anything more with Andrew Allen, Julien Stranger, Robbie Russo, Frank Gerwer, Ryan McWhirter aka Peabody, and Tony Miorana:
From SF to New York, coast to coast, Slap Magazine kills it with their skate media. Colin Read’s New York Clip series is no different and #18 with Piro Sierra, Ryan Barlow, Matt Town, Billy McFeely, TJ Sparks, Brett Nelson, and Brett Conti crushing NYC, SLAP continues the ride:
Crossing the Atlantic, RVCA dropped some short coverage on their recruit Barney Page. Editing on this is good and the spot difference between England and Spain is crazy. The line at 1:04 puts this over the edge:
Last but not least – Thrasher’s China Skate Rock tour has turned some heads and not just for the questionable editing – but also for the sheer bad assness of the whole event – good music, killer skating, and all around good times. When they say in the caption “This is one of the wildest trips we’ve been on.” The footage proves it.
Featuring – Sean Gutierrez, Justin Figueroa, Don Nguyen, Bad Shit, Pat McLain, Dustin Dollin, Omar Salazar, LSDemons, Ryan McWhirter, and Tony Trujillo. GET IT!:
The Tweek blog has had a short hiatus but is back for the middle of March updates. Looking back over the past few weeks, these are the videos that stood out. Starting first with the relatively unknown company Polar Skate Co. headed by the one and only Pontus Alv of In Search of the Miraculous fame. Up to this promo they weren’t in the game, but this solidifies their position quite nicely. Check the 180 no-comply grind. Do not mess with this technique:
The next two videos I am grouping together for their Pittsburgh connections. The coverage of OneUp skateshop team riders is blowing up lately and the next two videos proves there are good reasons for the hype. First up is the Austin Kanfoush friendly OneUp shop 2012 Promo:
And then 5BORO’s Flow Trash Friday Video featuring Nick Panza (also from OneUP) murdering Pittsburgh local spots and some famous NYC ones as well.
The blog’s frequent East Coast bias takes a backseat for the Riley Hawk Rides for Lakai video – stepping out from his dad’s shadow and making his own way. No denying this is some raw street skating (complete VX edit… sadly this is worth noting, especially for Lakai):
If you haven’t been keeping up with Slap Magazine’s Map Masquerade Tour then you’ve been blowing it. Raising the bar high for tour videos, I’ll keep it simple with the San Francisco edit for your viewing pleasure. Featuring – Jake Johnson, Austin Kanfoush, Ben Gore, Tony Manfre, Billy Roper, Nate Porter, and more:
Ending with park footage is always a little sketchy, but Raven Tershy has no qualms with absolutely destroying Double Rock so I have none posting it:
Honorable Mention goes to the following videos. Independent Raw Am’s Series continues its run of successful edits with Fritz Mead’s. Thrasher Magazine’s Archival Hellride edits are amazing and the Northhampton England 1993 video is no different. Finally, Venture and Theeve have a non-acknowledged battle of the street edits with Danny Falla and Silvester Eduardo’s “Black-Top” truck endorsement and Benny Fairfax’s welcome to the team edit.
March Madness continues….
The following videos were compiled over the first two weeks of February and they absolutely killed it. For the beginning of the year, I think we have the some of the best videos so far. First up has to be the Thrasher Magazine’s Joey Digital Montage featuring Koston, Keegan, Brock, Donnelly, Plunkett, Nugget, P-Rod, Wieger, and BA, all – killing it.
Uploaded the same day as the Joey Digital Montage, came this out of the heavens and by that I mean Slap Magazine’s media crew. The San Francisco Treat #6 goes hard featuring a list of you’ve never heard ofs’ (unless you’re from the Bay Area presumably) featuring Daniel Spiro, Joe Andrews, Nich Kunz, Dillon Buss, Charles Rivard, Kai Gormsen, and Charlie Pravel.
Speaking of San Francisco, the new FTC’s video will blow minds. Here’s the VX Part 1 promo featuring: Jack Curtin, Brian Delatorre, Jabari Pendleton, Joey Johnson, David de los Santos, Ray Maldanado, Nate Keegan, Marcus McBride, Marquise Henry, Dave Abair, Karl Watson, and Adrian Williams among many more. Can’t wait for this:
Before I go overboard with the Thrasher edits, I have to say that the hype was all too true for this. I’ll rescind my previous mention, but Friday Night Fight was definitely the best Double Rock yet. Shout out to Austin Kanfoush, a Pittsburgh local making it to the show. The others featured make the video what it is – Andy Roy, Tony Miorana, Sean Gutierrez, Ryan McWhirter, and Pat McLain.
Last, but not least, Vox Footwear’s Where the Vox Are We? Part 1 video is East Coast Destruction featuring Dave Bachinsky and Cody McEntire among Matt Fenell, Brendan O’Conner, Sean Hernandez , Justin Clement , John Desimas , and John Coyne ripping for 6 minutes plus.
Honerable mentions go to:
Fatback-Skate Everything video featuring Omar Salazar, Jason Dill, Kevin Terpening, Tyler Bledsoe, and Gilbert Crockett. This has just about every obstacle you can think of and most you haven’t.
Tim O’Connor’s Third Eye View part brought by the Chrome Ball Incident in their recent interview with him.:
Finally, Tony Karr skates NYC like a local, take Quarternsnack’s word for it in his full part from the Good Luck Video.
This week, we’ll be keeping it short since everyone is going to Jamal’s mom’s wedding. Congratulations Jaunitsia! Let’s start off with the latest video to premier this week. Quartersnacks Remix of Ishod Wair’s Since Day One (presented by Real). Just watch the flow and check the technique – hangtime at 2:53 is ridiculous.
Thrasher brought this vid out of the archives – Hellride Alcobendas circa 1993. A Spain tour consisting of John Cardiel and Danny Sargent surpassing time and space. This could have been filmed last week and still would make headlines :
Next up is Ryan Reyes Part (posted by Bones) from The Skateboard Magazine’s The Other Ones. Absolutely gnar:
Honorable Mention goes to Steve Olson’s part from Shorty’s Fulfill the Dream. Big ups to The Chrome Ball Incident for giving Steve some attention.
Last but not least:
Jeremy Klein’s long awaited interview is up at the Chrome Ball Incident featuring questions relative to leaving World Industries and Steve Rocco for Tony Hawk and Birdhouse, Klein’s shared part with Heath Kirchart in The End, and his thoughts on the current state of skateboarding; further blowing minds with phrases like these :
Chrome Ball : How was it filming that Millionaireâ€™s Club bit? Did those pornstars have a good sense of humor about the whole thing?
Jeremy Klein : It sucked making that thing. Those girls were the biggest bitches in the world. Youâ€™d think a chick that takes a load on her face for a grand would be happy to hang out with some shitty guy in a jacuzzi.
CB: Skateboarding is such a different animal than it was in the heyday of Rocco. Whatâ€™s your take on skateboarding in 2011?
JK : Skateboarding seems like itâ€™s less of a way of life now. Itâ€™s more of a sport. Itâ€™s taken a lot more seriously now than it was in the 90â€™s which has itâ€™s good and bad points.
Mark Suciu’s Cross Continental Part (Atlas X Habitat Collaboration) is worth all the build up – so much footage:
Last but not least, Thrasher Magazine‘s very own P-Stone and his Skate Beers compilation is just what raw skating is about – featuring Tony Miorana, Trevor Morgan, Jordan Hoffart, Brandon Westgate, Div Adams, Roberto Aleman, Tom Remillard, Taylor Bingaman, and Ben Raemers:
With January and 2012 approaching, it’s time to drop the best videos of December 2011. First up, Gilbert Crockett’s Life Splicing No. 005 for Alien Workshop:
Two videos featuring the Tokyo metropolis deserve recognition. Gravis Footwear’s HD Tokyo in the Filter video featuring Dylan Rieder and Sammy Winter.
Traffic Skateboards’ VX1000 SD Tokyo is Rich Adler’s setting for Traffic Report 12/10/2011, a remix of Adler’s Night Prowler part:
A recent addition the list brings it’s A-Game through Cory Kennedy and Bryce Golder’s skating, along with the camera and editing work. RVCA’s Northwest tour part 2.
The next edits are three small videos that do what they’re supposed to–make you want to skate.
Thrasher Magazine’s P-Stone’s Hot Feet in the Heat featuring Tony Trujillo, Pat McLain, and Sean Gutierrez:
The 2011 Tampa Am Skate Contest featuring the prominant shredding of TrevorColden, Evan Smith, and CJ Tambonino.
Taking you away from all the hyped videos ie. Grant Taylor’s 2011 SOTY and the Girl and Chocolate Video Trailer, here are some less watched, but well made best videos of November. Coming in strong with true examples of NYC skating this video is everything that’s right with the world. Slap Magazine‘s New York Clip 12 Rush Hour:
Traffic Skateboard’s Traffic Report 11/22/2001 from Canada’s ripper Tyler Warren :
Finally, some good compilation edits have been making the rounds across the internet courtesy of anonymous mastermind HobGoblin. Here are my favorites.
Tony Trujillo 2002-2010:
Erik Ellington 1997-2009:
This week’s top three will actually be a top 5 because that’s the way the world works.
Thrasher King of the Road Teaser #1 getting me pysched:
The Hard Times Crew getting some Thrasher love featuring former Antihero cast-mate Tim Upson, Damian Petros, and Nick Tyrrell:
Vans Footwear brings the crew (A crazy good team) together for a Skate Tour…Hell yes. Featuring Jason Dill,Chima Ferguson, AVE, Alex Olson, Johnny Layton, and Daniel Lutheran at the North Hollywood Park:
Jordan Hoffart throwing down the 360 flip on the apparently dubbed Heith Kirtchart Gap. Courtesy of HellaClips:
Finally, I leave you with the History of the Kickflip brought to you buy SBCskateboard.com. This discusses a lot more than just the kickflip’s introduction into the world, essentially covering the beginning of street skating and the pioneers of style. Enjoy and have a good weekend