Jenkem Magazine hosts the online premier of Fancy Lads 3, which is supposedly only available for 24 hours. I don’t know where it goes after that. Watch it. It will be the most meaningful thing you do today, unless you are getting married or giving birth. It drags a little in the middle. Skip to the 32 minute mark if you get bored.
I can honestly say that I haven’t worked on a skate video this hard since The End. I never want to do some of these tricks again, but I am proud to have completed them and hope that you enjoy the outcome. And thanks to Z-Trip for resurrecting two classic songs from THPS… I love my job. -Tony Hawk
I especially like some of the traveling foot plants, not really traveling in the conventional sense of a vert trick, more like sliding. Just watch the video, you won’t regret it. Old man Hawk still has it.
Some really fun session footage in the dessert of Moab. I swear I’ve referenced the old Element Skateboards (I think ) advert of someone skating on the rocks in the desert before, but I can’t find it on S&A anywhere. I can’t even remember who it was. I want to say Danny Way, but that doesn’t seem right (Because it isn’t right, thanks to Brock and Scotty who pointed out is was in fact Jeremy Wray.) Anyone out there remember who it was? In any case, check out this video from Loaded. Everyone likes to go on and on about ditch skating, but there’s skating on natural ditches in here that looks excellent. In fact, so much of the terrain looks excellent, as long as you have big soft wheels. After you’re done with this video, check out some natural rock terrain skating that you’ve probably never seen before over on Negative Ion, just scroll left when you get there.
Check out the Unheard Skate Supply indoor facility (formerly known as SE Indoor thing) that I keep forgetting to post pictures of. Why, it’s a session and a Bacon Skateboards video on Saturday, May 19th at 1913 SE Haig street in Portland. Sponsor Luv.
A phlebotomist is someone who draws blood. Grover is a phlebotomist, but he’s not in the Lifeblood video. He might be thanked in the credits though. Watch the Lifeblood video We Must Bleed after the jump. It’s 33 minutes, so grab your snacks and hold your calls.
I had never heard of this guy Jeff Stevens before, but I dig this video part. I had to do a little bit of investigating to find out where it was from since the (soon to be removed) clip on Youtube doesn’t give any information other than his name. The soundtrack piqued my interest though, and a search for “Jeff Stevens” and “skateboard” turned up a couple videos from the “A Happy Medium” series. The trailer didn’t have any of the same footage, but I also found a video of a fan reaction to Jeff Steven’s part so I gave it watch to see if I could hear the soundtrack. Mystery solved. It’s from the recently released A Happy Medium 2. The fan reaction video is pretty funny in and of itself. All we need now is for some enterprising person without a lot of pressing engagements to put together a splitscreen version that will be easier to watch than this. Watch ’em all after the jump.
– Thanks to Sarib Khalsa for the tip.
Oh you kids and your mash-ups. Check out this vid from Brett Novak, you know, Skateboarding Visual Effects Artist Extraordinaire? The skating on this is a mix of 70’s freestyle, 80’s streetstyle and well, 90’s freestyle meets modern street skating. Heck, there are even some moments to make Dan Gesmer proud. There will be haters, but you can not deny the creativity and skill. And seriously, I was completely joking about yesterday’s freestyle post. I have nothing against Rodney Mullen, at least he’s not lying about it being impossible to make good skateboards in North America. I respect his talents though. I thought it was funny that the two biggest things my son took away from the Bone Brigade Video whenshow were Lance Mountain (his favorite part is where he rides the tricycle) and the Mullen frestyling. He was pretty fascinated, and kept asking “What is he doing?” Kill your idols and watch the new blood, Kilian Martin after the jump. Doubters? How about a Primo slide off a handful of steps?
– Thanks to Eric Cherry for the tip.
Steven Reeves has a video premiere this Friday at Plan B. I haven’t seen anyhting since Bailgun, but that was 2008 (!) I’m sure he hasn’t been dormant since then, aside from appearing on Calling on Colin. Should be good.
Some novel street action from Nippon. Looks like clips from a longer video. I’m going to draw comparisons to some of the Richie Jackson footage or maybe this other Japanese action. I found this on the blog of the guy Harvest who did those cool sculptures made out of old decks. Anyone care to translate?