We got the crew together and headed down south to dodge the harsh New York winter, and for many of us, to get back in touch with our roots in Florida. This video is the result of 10 days of street skating, several demos, and some deep sea diving. Featuring riders from all of our brands, we're very proud to present Escape From New York.
The opening part of a skate video tends to set the tone and pace for the remainder of the edit. And Aaron Herrington's part is no exception. After Aaron won the 'Rookie Pro of The Year' in the TWS awards and then 'Static IV' won the video of the year, we figured it would be rad to do something direct with Transworld as a way to indirectly commemorate those events as well as thank them for endowing such an honor. After thinking it over quite a bit, and remembering how strong of a response we got for the Pat Stiener remix contest we did on TOA 7 years ago, that seemed to be the best way to go. So TWS announced the contest Tuesday and there are still 2 weeks left to do your own re-edit and enter. Read More.
When I realized Joel Meinholz's birthday was coming up on Feb 2nd, I decided to start looking through my old hard drives to create a little birthday edit for the site. Joel is the only skater to have a part in Static I back in 1999 and then also had ANOTHER part in 2014's Static IV. It seemed like the best way to honor 17 years of filming together would be to put together a little mash-up of raw footage that could help capture the true spirit of the chaotic viking that is Joel Meinholz. Unfortunately a lot of tapes have gone missing from the Planet Earth & Rhythm days between 2001-2006 but I think this nearly 8 minute edit does a pretty good job to capture our work together through the years. Enjoy.