like ninja turtles

i've been on a bit of a kick with "conceptual" or themed skate parts.  one, for example, was the trailer for "561 to NYC."  another that i've had in mind for a long time is a part filmed entirely in the subway system. but...

NYC Transit Rules of Conduct: It is a violation to-

Stand on a skateboard
Jump the turnstile or enter the system improperly
Move between end doors of a subway car whether or not train is in motion
Damage subway or bus property - that includes graffiti or scratches

but last week, with the japanese force in town, and a humdrum rain descending upon the city, we decided to go for it.  or in our exact words, "fuck it."

2 late, late nights later, and a handful of close encounters under our belts, and i had this.

i'll put together an out-take video soon; we have tons of footage that i didn't put in this.  stay tuned.

PS jimmy lannon and brandon damron are in town.  time to stack.


You know what it is.

good bye summer......


NYC pillage!  robbie, adam, alex, and myself.  joe is a king among men.


Cruizees is exactly what it sounds like: cruiser boards and coozies.  Run by two Steves, Spence and Buggica, it's for the homies, by the homies.  They only have coozies for now, but once they have enough funds, they're making skateboards perfect for beer runs and filmers.    Go to their site and cop that shit.

and the winner is....

5boro and homage skate shop threw a contest on saturday.  4000 bucks were on the line...or so it was told.  but in the end they only gave out 2 grand.  which is okay, since team mandible claw got 1300 of it.

fletchare got first, and TJ came in second.  the victory, and some pizza and hot wings, got everyone hyped to go street skating.  i didn't even bring my camera to the contest (because i figured they'd be over skating for the day), so we grabbed my gear and skated all night.

tomorrow is fletch and caio's last day in town.  hopefully it'll be productive.

561 to NYC - Jesse "Chuey" Stirling

with sean conover and carlos jaramillo.

VHS tape

jimmy, TJ sparks, yonnie, coleman, and more in this part from VHS tape.  sick video.

TWS - Cinematographer

I was rewatching Cinematographer when I came across Josh Stewart's section.   The video, for those who haven't seen it, is divided up by filmers--each filmer has a section they edited (RB Umalie, Mike Manzoori, Dan Wolfe, etc.)  Stewart's part is full of familiar Florida faces: Billy Rohan, Phil Hajal, Jeff Lenoce, Ed Selego, Brian Howard, and others.  When's the last time you saw Billy wearing a backwards hat?

strush wheels

ill promo.

the japanese connection

two of connor's friends from the far east skate network, kenji and akira, are in NYC and have been cruising with us.  we skated all day day; after the others left for home, connor, the two of them and i barged some random lo-fi art gallery, got some beers, then kept skating.

kenji rips.  and he doesn't give a fuck about scaffolding.

561 Ban

561 Shirts banned in Martin County High Schools. If you live there fight back and wear your shirt with pride.
Link to Story

skate wall street

"occupy wall street" is getting bigger.  today 10,000 people marched to city hall.  this means more closed businesses for us to skate.

TJ sparks is the most recent addition to MC3; he's claimed stake to a full part.  at the mandible claw headquarters, we're working on ideas for the next video.  i'll tell you now, it's going to be really, really weird.  i figure that this is my chance to make something as bizarre as my brain is.  for example, see that movie, "house," screenshotted below.  (is screenshotted a word?)

others who've claimed parts: one in a million alumni, matt militano, alex conn, and kennedy cantrell.

on another note, i'm more excited than any of you about the upcoming HOT-TOWN clip.  i hope this isn't a joke, vince!



Great movie? Or greatest movie ever? House.

spence bro sighting

found this gem on the interwebs