I don’t know much about Palace skateboards, but after watching their promo video shot around NYC, I’m backing them 100%. The grainy VHS camera, the sound track, the weird intro imagery that feels like I’m becoming brainwashed by some Russian propaganda film – I wouldn’t have it any other way. Forget what other companies tell you, THIS IS ACTUAL STREET SKATEBOARDING. Amazing lines though crowds, cracks, cars and other natural New York habitat. Leave the generators, lights and jigsaws at home.
The grainy bars and VHS not only bring out the 90′s nostalgia, but skateboarding in NYC isn’t smooth, perfect, so why should the footage be? If you are skateboarding ground zero why should you have some fuckin’ HD camera where someone can see every slow mo flick and landing like some fashion runway replay. It kind of makes stuff like this look like some sugarcoated Cali skate dreamland, tear jerking indie rock soundtrack included.
10 EXCEPTIONAL SKATEBOARD TRICKS… ON DRUGS
Skateboarders navigate life much like they've learned to navigate the streets on their skateboards, largely by trial and error.
MEET THE MAN WHO SKATED 700 MILES
This guy puts longboarders to shame.
JENKEM MIX 18: THPS
To everyone still trying to get their special meter glowing, this one’s for y’all!
AN INTERVIEW WITH KEELAN DADD AND HIS GIRLFRIEND
Sharing girls, leaving DGK and his $10,000 a month sponsorship.
LOCALS: BUILDING NYC’S NOTORIOUS DIY SPOTS WITH JERRY MRAZ
Whether you know it or not, you have probably seen or skated a spot built by Jerry Mraz