I’ll admit I’ve been fanning out a bit on Gallant lately. He lives somewhere around me and because he is recovering from knee surgery he is mostly skating parking lots and curbs. The same parking lots and curbs that are right around me!!! We have run into him a couple times and I am always a bit starstruck. This part always comes to mind when i think of my favorite Trans world parts.
Brian is the most fun to skate with he has the biggest smile on the whole time and it is contagious, and he is really good which maybe isn’t as contagious as I’d like it to be. This is all footage of him before his hair was dyed so I really can only tell its him by the smoothness
When I started making this blog, a big part of it was to be able to repost skating that I liked and could watch in one place, but 2016 was so bad in terms of skate videos that I have actually stopped watching as much footage online. Instead I have been digging back into the vault and watching good ol’ full length videos. Mind Field has come up a few times, Health’s part, JJ before he realized how cool he was, Grant Taylor before he went full Anti-Hero, But this Arto part is so good. At the time I felt that Arto was getting past his prime, but looking back now this is a paerfect Arto part with those loooooooong front boards and lipslides that only he can do.
I was lucky enough to get to skate with Vincent a few weeks ago while he is here in the USA from his native France. He’s so good it seems like he surprises himself.
Oscar from down the block threw together his iphone clips to a song and it gooooes. Lots of Conners and a silky smooth style to some golden age hip-hop.
For a good minute I was watching Taylor’s videos all the time, but somewhere along the line I missed this goodie.
While doing some write ups about China i threw this on to jog my memory and east Asian vibe. My time in the People Republic was spent more pushing around the city in awe rather than skating spots with a large crew. Still ridiculously fun place to be. Probably even better if you are from a big city like New York.