skateboarding media has reached such a point of over-saturation that i have stopped even trying to stay up on what comes out.  i've given up.  i've gone without seeing many of the recent "big videos" in skateboarding, and don't particularly want to catch up.  for the most part, you come to know what to expect in a company's video.  i've seen that skater's parts before.  i've heard the songs.

however, independent videos have more of a tendency to surprise.  you don't know what to expect when you've never heard of a skater before.  a lot of the time, you've never even seen skateboarding in that part of the world before.  when there's no one in the editing room but the guy who also filmed everything, with no standards or deadlines, some of the best ideas happen.  pete s's BRONZE videos, or the new sabotage video.

but anyway.  alex rose, one of the guys behind the tennskate video, sent me a copy of "videophile."  its soundtrack is pretty much only instrumental beats, and it covers a lot of ground in tennessee and the rest of the US.  all vx1000.  there's a lot of rail and stair stuff, yeah, but it's balanced by some different approaches.  james coleman has a little section, so does jimmy.

it's worth the buy.  tennskate.tumblr.com for more info.

43 magazine Issue 003 Release LA

If you're in the LA area, be sure to check out the 43 issue 003 release Mar 26 – Apr 1. The Opening reception is Tuesday, March 26, 8 p.m. til late.

Koki's now infamous photo plus a lot of others from our subway adventures will be in the mag.

Big Boat


I’ve been waiting to share this till 43 Magazine released its third issue which includes an epic photo taken by Allen Ying shortly after these were taken. But I guess a few issues showed up at skate shops all ready and the photo is making the rounds.

We waited till about 5am to get this trick but it was worth it. I wasn’t sure Koki was going to do it when we went down, but after a few run ups he landed it first try. Look for the footage soon from the Claw and the photo in the 3rd issue of 43.