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!:
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:
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.
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:
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:
NYC’s MTA system is notoriously annoying and consistently unreliable. The only good thing when you’re waiting or riding is day dreaming what it would be like to have the place to yourself, any NYC skateboarder is guilty. The following crew fulfilled it and took it one step further, the trains were operating. Coming in at one of the best and minimalistic edits of the year, via Quartersnacks – Slap Magazine Presents their New York City Clip #11: MTA Skating:
Gravis Footwear continues to add to their crew selection with the German banger Steve Forstner:
Hype! Skateboards does something other companies should have been doing years ago. With their Get Hyped! series, they shed some light on the future of skateboarding putting out the word on rad skaters across the country. Kody Kohlman fits in that category (see A Happy Medium for further info) :
Honerable Mention: Hella Clips presents Rodney Mullen’s Bricklayer with his part in Second Hand Smoke:
The ad in question at the beginning of the video is in fact “The House that Rodney Built”….you damn right:
Top 5 ads from the â€˜80s
1. Have You Seen Him?
2. Hosoi 10 ft Air
3. TG Indy Mini
4. Natas Hot Knife Through Butter
5. Rick Winsor Ashtray
Top 5 reasons why magazines are still relevant
1. You wonâ€™t find a stack of internet links in a closet 10 years from now.
2. Instant hardcopy!
3. What else are you going to do in study hall? (Do they still have study hall?)
4. Magazine subscriptions give the mailman something to do
5. Paper Slap > Online Slap. No offense guys
From Top 5 Video parts:
Montage 1/2 Forties by Amigo: