Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Deck of the Week : Terror of Planet X Jimmy The Mantis Chung Guest Board


Company : Terror of Planet X
Skater : Jimmy Chung
Width : Available in 8.0, 8.12, 8.25, and 8.5 (8.38 sold)
Construction : Pennswood. All you need to know. These are an extremely limited run of only 100 boards so if you want one, come get one. Angel at TOPX is killing it by surrounding himself with friends who support what hes doing and its helping to create a brand that makes can't miss collabs, graphics, and wood. For those who don't know who Jimmy Chung is, shame on you. That being said Jimmy is one of the Philly og pros that helped to push the entire east coast scene and more specifically the Love Park scene. With video credits that include the Fairmans Videos and Eastern Exposure he is one of the east coasts greats despite his relative early departure from the skate scene. Now enjoy Jimmy doing him thing in true 90's style



Thursday, September 17, 2015

Clip of the Week : Sable


This 16 minute video done by friend of The Shack, Matt Velez, is forcing me to go out of order for my blog posts. Normally we are due for a "Deck of the Week" but considering I am expecting some sick new wood in the next few days from Scumco, Real, Krooked, Antihero, and others I figured this was a good time to break trend and post this full length rad edit featuring a ton of local skaters that killed it and were filmed by another local that killed the editing process so hard that companies like Transworld, Quartersnacks, Harbor, and Politic Skateboards have all been sharing and promoting it. Matt did an awesome job of nailing the whole "less is more" editing feel while still doing a killer job of having each part seemlessly transition to the next. This is classic east coast filming and skating at its best that hammers home the point that creativity can be more fun to watch than amplitude and that consistency can be more impressive than craziness. All that being said, enjoy this video if you haven't already and a large congrats to all the dudes involved for making a video all of us from NJ can be proud to say represent our way of skateboarding.