Jamal Smith

Back to the basics

Who said you have to take skateboarding seriously? Now we have proof that it is not necessary to make a career of it. The grand master of improbable spins and nonchalance, Mr. Jamal Smith, is officially pro for Palace! One of the most unique and inimitable styles that can exist finally gets what he deserves.

D.J. Dub's tip: "Dub"

Philadelphia, P.A.'s M.V.P. crew Sabotage is back with "Dub", a web clip orchestrated and executed by Brian Panebianco who - side note - happens to kill it on both ends of the lens. Kevin Liedtke and Tyler Dietterich are, officially, the primary focus of this new production but in reality, most everyone part of or tight with the crew has at least a clip, from Mark Suciu to Jamal Smith or say, Dylan Sourbeer, Ishod Wair or Kevin Bilyeu. Quite improbably, Sabotage just seems to (somehow) better itself with every new output - both the skating and editing are as sharp as they get, as though since the locals lost LOVE Park (a classic spot the decline of which has been documented by, notably, Euro Jon), a certain rage drove them to go all out on rampages through the entirety of the city of brotherly love. Even those who only made it as far away as across the street, to skate Muni, could teach a class of ledge finesse or six - maybe twelve.

Palace runs deep-ish

Eleven minutes of new in-your-face-Palace to start the week (or school year, for some) off with has to taste like unexpected sashimi prepared to Jeff Mills as background music, and peppered with clips of a still stellar Danny Brady (with a tasty nod to Nick Jensen to boot), the unstoppable force Rory Milanes always appears to be and, of course, improvised skateboarding performance by the remarkable and now remarked Heitor Da Silva; that red pants like with the inward heelflip has to be one for the books (or their modern iteration - Instagram reposts). And if such a strong Japanese starter doesn't quite fill you up, then the next course reeks more of the familiar stench of fish and chips meets piss-soaked bricks, notably comprising some pretty captivating footage of Charlie Birch. Almost enough to make us forgive and forget their increasingly tired stabs at Heroin and Mark Foster, lately.

2019 Summer mix

Heitor!

Neo-classicism

And here's a sharp booster shot on an undeniable fact, in those uncertain times: Sabotage 5 is dat tape ya need for many reasons, including an important one: it will remain the last in-depth documentation of the skateboarding practiced at LOVE Park in its last years until it final demise. And that counts for something, right?

A future for LOVE!

The Sabotage heads announce here, with a bang, another full-length (the fifth already!) for the end of September, and document here the last hours of Love Park, apart from footage of carcass tossing in the fountain that should appear in a few more tourist video projects. No, we are talking about the locs, here, and their reality going through heavy changes. A bit like the VX 1000 version of Jonathan Renthscler's book

Dime life!

What could you say? That living in a time where crews just slap about everybody in the face, when it comes to show what skating really is, is actually great! The Montreal heads will put a smile on your face, for the whole length of it… It's all here, from the poor tastes jokes to actual great comedy –the Shawn Powers skit is just fantastic– and laced up with incredible skating. Yes, we are in luck!

Postcard from Philadelphia

Here are some news from Philly, and according to the Sabotage heads, they are pretty good!

Postcard from Love Park

The Sabotage gang is back and, as you would expect, they still localize the mythical Phillly spot (but not only…) and even innovate in the way to skate it! Good stuff, we say.

Chris' Tip: Ming Kong's Revenge

Today, it is Chris Fireoved, from Caste Quality fame, that gives us a tip! Many Philly and Washington DC heads we've talked to you about, plus many, many others? Check it out!

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