Hometown Advantage

The Dime Glory Challenge, A.K.A. the only contest that matters in skateboarding, A.K.A. the eventual Tokyo 2020 qualifier, is back for 2017. 

Is the true litmus test of a plaza spot the ability to film a full part there? Mike Arnold puts the theory to the test at Lloyds in Bristol, the latest in a long line of solo spot parts. Read a little more about Mike's history with the spot in his follow-up interview.

Inspired by skiing, missed flights, and red wine

Inspired by skiing, missed flights, and red wine

While on the subject of Lloyds, throw it back to 2003 via Chewy Cannon's sponsor-me tape and check how clean the blocks look. Also take note of how little Chewy's style has changed over the the years -- a true natural.

Slowly but surely, piece by piece, Riddles in Mathematics is making its way online. Here's Bobby Worrest's section, short and sweet.

There are very few companies that could upload a ten minute video with no skating that I'd still knowingly watch in a heartbeat. WKND is one of those companies. For what it's worth, Johan Stuckey's pro part is still getting a fair share of traction on my end.

Coming at you from down under (I think) is a new Casey Foley part. Long lines with great style and a smooth soundtrack, what more could you ask for?

Quartersnacks recently debuted a new article series, allowing notable figures from our history guide us through their hometowns. Their first entry features none other than Long Island's Gino Iannucci.

This Gino sequence wasn't taken on Long Island, but it's never not worth reposting.

This Gino sequence wasn't taken on Long Island, but it's never not worth reposting.

I actually had a different Australian part planned for this week, but keeping with the theme of utilizing a spot to it's fullest potential, I couldn't help but post this one. Though it's not dedicated to the spot, he definitely skates the Melbourne State Library in a way no one else does.

-Andrew Murrell