At first, you’re thrown right into the action, wondering what the fuck is even going on, witnessing a guy almost die on three of the nastiest wipeouts we’ve seen in a while. Then, you start to get it, as David Gonzalez destroys every single insane skate spot he can find (did he just skate every spot that exists in LA or what?), in the most insane ways possible, going faster than any normal human being should be able to. Then your fucking mind blown for six minutes straight, Christian Hasoi shows up for some sick dual tricks, and at the end, David Gonzalez has all but obliterated any competition for being the raddest fucking skater out there, leaving everyone calling for him to be Thrasher’s Skater of the Year 2012. And then it’s over.

Look, skateboarding is skateboarding. It’s always going to be that way, and you’re not gonna change it. So whatever company or skater comes out making noise about “changing the game” with a new repackaging needs to get that right off the bat; you’re not the be-all, end-all, and there’s a lot of history to this shit, and people that came before you and honestly, probably did it better.

THIS is a game changer, for respecting that deep history, devouring it, and making it new, upping the ante like no-one else out there, willing to almost die on a nasty wipeout or bailing on a trick only to walk away and try again, all for the love of skateboarding. THIS is what skateboarding IS. It’s that attitude, not any style or aesthetic, that makes this what it is. And kiiiiiiiiiid, it’s a timeless thing, one that comes around every few years to blow the fuck out of everyone’s mind again and remind everyone that their little niche or brand shouldn’t be more important than the love for the sport.

A quick scan through the comments on the video on the Thrasher site further illustrate that point:

“The sentence “is this really happening?” came out of my mouth at least 15 times during the course of this video.”

“What the fuck has skateboarding come to…”

“Completely nuts. I don’t even know what to say right now, I have to watch this a few more times to understand what I just saw.”

“I quit.”

“…That was fucked up.”

When you can get anyone to agree on anything these days, that’s an accomplishment in and of itself, but when you can get all skaters from whatever subculture of skating they rep, to shut the fuck up and have their minds unanimously blown, collectively declaring it to be the best shit they’ve seen in all ever, that’s when you know you’ve done something right. So fuck all the talk and hype, just watch the fucking video, which can be found over here at Thrasher in full; like Perry Ferrell says in “Ocean Size”, “No talking; all action.” I’ve already watched it three times. Fuck a Supreme five-panel and watch this dude shred.

And you can watch the trailer here before you go all in:

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If there was a 25th hour in the day, I'd probably use it to get more wasted.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.

FUCKED UP CLOSED OUT 285 KENT’S LAST SHOW (FULL SET)

285 Kent finished it’s run last Sunday night; check out full video of Fucked Up’s headlining set right here.

SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT MIAMI ART BASEL 2013: WILL SMITH CAN SUCK IT.

Superchief Gallery’s showing at Select Fair 2013 is even bigger, better and more batshit crazy than our 2012 showing was – check out photos here, and for homies in Miami, we’ll be at the Catalina Hotel all this week!

STACY KRANITZ’S SKATOPIA (50+ Photos From a Burnout’s Paradise)

Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.