Skateboarding's Mel Gibson, Kale Yo' Self, (Q)SVU, McDonald's
Lakai's new tour video, Picture Me Eurollin', came out this week and it has that classic Crailtap tour video feel that everyone loves. It features an interesting mix of post Fully Flared Lakai riders (Danny Brady, Nick Jensen, and Rick Howard as the exceptions) skating interesting European spots and parks and making for a great 8 minutes.
Across the street from Blubba, Quartersnacks releases a special montage of the courthouse drop. Do more people get broke off there than any other spot in NYC?
A new part starring Chris Milic, filmed by Chris Milic, and edited by Chris Milic came out this week. Chris is truly skateboarding's Mel Gibson.
"I had to go home and take cover before the tear gas started flying", Platinum Seagulls and Jenkem talk with Randy Ploesser about heavy issues, and the Randman keeps his cool and comes off as a very level headed individual.
Wired has a long read on Rodney Mullen and the fading parallels between skateboarding and Silicon Valley, and his position in both worlds. We, along with everyone else, have seen Rodney's TED Talk, but had no idea that he had a career in consulting.
An interview with Spencer Hamilton about his diet. Is that how he's so sick?
While on the subject of diet, Tony Hawk tells us that "McDonalds is congruent with my beliefs". The Berrics talks to the Birdman about whether or not he is a sellout. Tony is obviously passionate about skateboarding and has brought a lot of positivity to it. Club Med seems like a questionable sponsor, but at the same time you should probably get some money while you can. But Tony, $600,000 for that ramp? You got ripped off, dude.