Welcome to the latest episode of ~PARTS~, our series where we take a step back and talk about the true foundation of skateboarding. You guessed it; it’s video parts.
Despite how divisive focusing on video parts can be, our PARTS segment is as straightforward as it gets: we get your favorite skaters to rant about vids they hated, loved, wish they had made, could watch on repeat forever, and so on. Essentially, it’s the stuff we all talk about when we’re at the park or sitting at a spot.
MENTIONS IN EPISODE
First part you remember watching?
411VM – “Best of… #4”
First video you bought or downloaded?
Transworld – The Reason
Song in a part you wish you’d used?
Nick Trapasso, Sleepwalk by Santo E Johnny in Toy Machine – Suffer The Joy
Best song/skater combo in a part?
Wade Desarmo in DGK – It’s Official
Best video part out of France?
J.B. Gillet in Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song: Round 2
Worst part to watch on a date?
Anything by Evan Mock
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.