February 21, 2012

Rust Belt

Via Quarter Snacks, a day late to the party, Austin Kanfoush and Co., with assistance from One Up Skateshop, show up with the most entertaining short of recent memory. Kanfoush barrels along with a strong showing from the supporting cast, but it's hard not to want to see that dude and only that dude the whole way through. Lost hats, slams at the end of lines, slams as tricks, Kanfoush captures excitement on video and kudos to the editor of this thing, because he translated it to 640x480.

Via Kyle Beachy, here're a good number of photos of New York City skateboarding from the 1960's. Whoever shot those photos seems to have caught the essence well, of something mostly undeveloped. I need to catamaran more. Maybe not with girls sitting on my old knees. Highwaters. We and Ed Templeton were late.

I'll continue to shill for the Done Trip 2.0 simply because I think it's a very cool idea. They're two thirds of the way there and there's time to spare. All you dudes that just made the flurry of local skate vids: give them $5 bucks and you have the chance to get a clip in their finished video product. Their continued success also solidifies a demo in Minneapolis from a pretty exceptional crew and if it's a motivation, if they make their goal, I'm out the $60 I pledged. Make it happen.

Edit: In light of last night's Timberwolves game, we have this.

1 comment:

Halfpipe of Odin said...

Woah! A Band on top of a Bowl? Nobody does that sort of thing around minneapolis! If only....