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.
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….
This week is a little light, but the some solid video clips makes up for it. This is rolling around the internet with some attention but deserves a lot more. Independent releases Clint Walker’s Raw Ams Edit. This is how Clint chills from 93′ till:
Regardless of what you think of Jordan Hoffart (Im eyeing David Gravette on this one) his Heavy Hitters Recap 2007-2011 hits hard. Check the tailslide at the end.
A solid throwback clip of the week presented by Hella Clips defines the definition of nostalgia. Scott Johnston from Mad Circle Let The Horns Blow.
Still one of the best photos ever:
Honorable Mention goes to The Chrome Ball – which should win a lifetime achievement award. This week Swisher breaks down Rodney Mullen, Danny Way, and AVE. Thanks for the memories.
With the release of Slap Magazine‘s 6th San Francisco Treat video (among many of our other posts) we thought it was time to compile them all and bring everyone who hasn’t seen them up to speed. Here is 1-6. The media crew behind these are on top of their game. Enjoy:
The only disappointment in this series is that Slap never used this song:
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:
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
Slap Magazine‘s San Francisco Treat does it right with simplicity:
5boro continues to produce arguably some of the best skate media in the game right now:
Satori Movement donates a board perspective of bombing SF’s Haight street, a must see:
Honorable Mention: Andrew Langi at Double Rock:
The Chrome Ball provides the complete 2002 Antihero Train tour photo package. Check out the photos and videos to comprehend the raw skating of what is Antihero Skateboards. Here are the highlights:
A little video coverage for everyone:
John Cardiel Antihero Antihero 1998 (Cow):
Julien Stranger Santa Cruz- A Reason for Living :
Tony Trujillo Transworld- In Bloom:
Frank Gerwer Early 90′s NYC skateboarding courtesy of NY Skateboarding:
Peter Hewitt 411VM issue 33:
Jimmy McDonald shows us the way in his new video part for eS footwear’s collab with 5boro- Biased side note- the shoes look sweet.
Newest unknown to blow up the interwebs- Michael Patterson shocks and awes with a bluntslide to kickflip out heard round the world. Bonus points at 4:38- Feeble to body varial?:
Ben Raybourn shows his stuff in his introduction video for Slave Skateboards:
Huf Footwear’s Commercial #032 starring Joey Pepper, Keith Hufnagel, Johan Stuckey, and Dan Plunkett:
Zoo York unleashes a new board series with a streets of new york video edit:
NoCal shredder Omar Salazar gets the Chrome Ball treatment with a solid interview. Highlights include Omar getting advice from the lord and savior Cardiel, Salazar’s signature style, and the after effects of the Foundation drama:
Chrome Ball: Now growing up in the Sacto scene, I know you had to have seen your fair amount of pros back in the day. Who was one that made an impression on you as a young kid?
Omar Salazar: Iâ€™d be skating these different places and heâ€™d [Cardiel] be there, too. And I remember this one time Cardiel just being like, â€śHey! You gotta want it! You gotta fucking want it, dude!â€ť Iâ€™ll never forget that. It just hit me. And it has stuck with me to this day. Not only in skating but for life, in general. If Iâ€™m trying something, I have to think to myself if I really want it or notâ€¦ because if I donâ€™t, what the fuck am I doing?
CB: Letâ€™s talk a little about the â€śOmar style.â€ť The hippie jumps, the bonelesses and the insane drop-ins.
OS: Totally, man. When I was younger, I was always looking for weird stuff to skate, like smashing into garbage or skating dirt banks you could barely roll through. It was insane. But thatâ€™s what I wanted to do.
CB: So what happened next [after getting booted from Foundation]?
OS: Thatâ€™s when I got angry. That wasnâ€™t why I started skating. I didnâ€™t fucking start skating to get sponsored and it sure as hell wasnâ€™t for people to take advantage of me. Skating was what made me happy and this bullshit was taking all that away from me.
Definitely worth the read. Let the videos begin:
Transworld Magazine – First Love:
Alien Workshop – MindField:
Nike SB – Nothing But the Truth:
As rare as they come, Big Brother’s interview with Ed Templeton, courtesy of The Chrome ball Incident:
Good Ed Templeton Parts:
Toy Machine-Welcome to Hell:
Emerica-This is Skateboarding:
Toy Machine-Heavy Metal:
Thrasher Magazine provides a picture retrospective and interview of the 15 year legacy of Eric Koston and Guy Mariano’s Fourstar Clothing brand. Legitimately one of the best teams in skateboarding – Brian Anderson, Tyler Bledsoe, Andrew Brophy, Mike Carroll, Mark Gonzales, Rick Howard, Sean Malto, Shane O’Neil, Lucas Puig, Max Schaff, and Tony Trujillo. The list is necessary and for more clarification check out Fourstar’s own look at the past 15 years. Best of the Q and A
Thrasher: What was the wackiest piece you made?
Guy: A lot of jersey shirts, swishy pants, cargosâ€¦ I had a pair of Timberland jeans that â€śinspiredâ€ť me. They had a leather cuff on the back so my baggy pants wouldnâ€™t get shredded. I loved those.
Eric: The Mike Carroll signature hoodie/scarf.
Thrasher: Why has the team always been such an important component?
Guy: Because of what weâ€™ve learned by being on so many of them over the years. You could say we follow the Girl recipe. You can have all the best skateboarders, but if nobody likes each other it doesnâ€™t work. The team has to be compatible on tours and share in the vision of the brand.
Eric: The team is a direct representation of the brand. Their personalities reflect the personality of the brand and the story it tells. Theyâ€™re what gives Fourstar life.
Super Champion Funzone
Quartersnacks continues to hold down East Coast skateboarding affairs with this quick reminder of NYC local Jerry Mraz whose talent goes beyond good skating to building some spots everyone enjoys (read BQE cement obstacles). Theory of Atlantis provides the interview. Here are the highlights :
Theory Of Atlantis : Do you get stoked when you roll up on one of your spots and find local kids you donâ€™t know skating there? Or does it make you wanna wall them up with cement?
Jerry Mraz : That all depends. I spend a shit ton of time, effort, and money to execute my spot ideas. I build spots for everybody to fuck around on and also do a lot of modifying spots for me and my own projects. If a local kid is there skating a spot I just finished, thatâ€™s fine. Itâ€™s their hood so itâ€™s their shit.Iâ€™m not in anyway saying you shouldnâ€™t come here and skate, but using a little discretion is always a solid thing to do. I know the nature of the beast and I know the way the game is played. Iâ€™m out here in the streets of my favorite city doing what I love to do you know? So it is what it is, I really ainâ€™t even mad.
TOA : You have to have had some bizarre or scary moments while working on these spots alone late at night. Anything stick out?
JM : One time I got rolled up on by the police in east New York at 2 in the morning by myself with about twelve buckets of wet concrete. I told them, â€ślook I can explain!â€ť Iâ€™m pretty good at talking to people in those situations usually.
Mraz’s Part in Coda Skateboard’s Slappy Hour:
The Chrome Ball presents the trajectory of Marc Johnson’s skateboarding career in this stylized photo-review. Look at these pictures and sit in observational awe:
Transworld Skateboarding: Modus Operandi:
Tiltmode Army- Man Down:
Chocolate- Hot Chocolate:
Clean and consistent. Jerry Fowler given much respect for these parts:
411 VM Profile:
Controversial as ever, Bastien Salabanzi attempts to clear up some rumors with Jenkem Magazine (coming through lately on good interviews) about getting kicked off (quitting?) Flip, being the young kid center of attention, and his tendency to self-cheer. Honestly, I don’t care anymore, I’m happy he gets coverage and think he should let the skating do the talking. Either way good read:
Jenkem Magazine: Flip wanted you to skate big stairs and rails and that wasnâ€™t something you wanted to do?
Bastien Salabanzi: So after I did one video part already with Flip, it was difficult to have them tell me stuff like, â€śhey you should go to El Toro and do a kickflip back lip on it,â€ť when I didnâ€™t feel that way. Itâ€™s not like soccer where you have a coach telling you what to do. I didnâ€™t feel like doing the same things as I did before, kickflip front board on everything. Those tricks come from the heart, for yourself.
JM: So you didnâ€™t do cocaine on the course of the Mystic Cup back in 2008 after your run?
BS:No [laughs]. I heard that rumor. I have gnarly allergyâ€™s to wood and dust and so many things, so Iâ€™m always sneezing and touching my nose. I think thatâ€™s what made some people think thatâ€¦ But at the same time I look at my behavior and I can understand why people were thinking that. I was kinda crazy.
Just to remind myself how crazy he was back in the day here are some of his video parts:
Flip Really Sorry (top 10 favorite parts):
The Chrome Ball Incident questions East Coaster Jahmal Williams. Some topics discussed: Jahmal’s skateboard company Hopps, Eastern Exposure III Underachievers, and an early Ed Templeton and Mike V company, TV. Nice setup with the Fowler photos as a setup for the interview Check our previous post on Jahmal Williams for other videos.
Welcome to M.I.A.:
Jahmal Williams and Jerry Fowler Commercial Hopps Skateboards:
Eastern Exposure III Underachievers: (Download Link courtesy of Os Dias do Video)
Trying out a new regular segment for the blog, where on Fridays, we post the best 3 videos in skate media over the course of the week. We’re starting out strong with A Visit to Mt. Baldy with the Chocolate Crew, Brad Mcclaiin (Bones Am) tearing apart Thrasher’s Double Rock park in a class of his own, and Volcom Canada tour where one realizes every skater on their team has amazing style. More to come:
A Chunk of Chocolate Featuring Chico Brenes being tricked into a Mt. Baldy session with Raven Tershy and Elijah Berle killing it.
Double Rock gets destroyed by Brad McClain:
Volcom Canadian Skate Tour Featuring Geoff Rowley, Dennis Busenitz, Aaron Suski, Chris Pfanner and David Gravette:
Quick and painless Friday featuring Bobby Worrest dropping some amazing skating for his shoe from [slowly dieing?] Es Footwear. In other news, Hella Clips [apart from the name] is making skate videos on the internet that much easier to watch: Kalis decided to show respect to Gino for his 1993 Part in 101′s Snuff. This is how Gino chills….:
Bobby Worrest vs The Edgar:
Gino Iannucci 101 Skateboards Snuff (1993):
First off, thanks to Jamal (@thebrickwork) for the guest blog post. I’ve been lacking consistency because school sucks and is taking way too much time blah blah blah. Whatever. Here are two videos that have been circulating for a minute that are killing it.
DLX Exposed Val Surf X Skatelab featuring Dennis Busenitz, Jake Donnelly, Peter Ramondetta, Mike Anderson, JT Aultz, Andrew Allen, Ernie Torres, Davis Torgerson, Frank Gerwer, Ronnie Sandoval, Robbie Russo, Div Adams, Peabody, and Luis de Los Reyes AKA Moose:
OJ Wheels Crew going to the Burgh. That’s what yinz do. Justin Strubing, Austin Kanfoush, Cooper Wilt, Sean Conover, Justin Figueroa, Ryan Harris, and Alex Horn did just that and hit up NYC as well.
Editor’s Note: Props to Austin Kanfoush, Pittsburgh local, for making it big time.
Now call me an old man but I haven’t posted on the Tweek blog in a minute. My post is from Sorry the Flip video and no its not sorry sorry or super sorry or really fucking sorry whatever you youngin’s say these days. The sorry video is one of the first videos I’v ever watched and was like holy shit this is why I love skateboarding. I was camping at Assateague Island and met a kid from canada ( Ross ) I don’t remember where he was from but yes he said eh? a shit ton. He could kick flip and I was blown away since my best trick was a pop shuvit at the time. So when he taught me to kickflip I wanted to do it over anything in my path, bust my ass or not. Any ways enough of my old man stories watch Appleyard get nasty and then watch him get even nastier with some Hole playing…yes the really sorry im up with the times kinda. (did I mention two song video parts get my dick harder then a highschool prom dance?)