Thursday, December 14, 2017

SHOP DUDE'S FIVE FAVE PARTS 2017

Hello there fellow skateboarder or skate video fan. It's your local KCDC shop dude Tristan sharing his top five favorite skate parts of the year. I've always wanted to do a top five video list and since I'm still waiting for that Crailtap invitation I decided to ask myself do it. So here it is! Enjoy!

1)  Atlantic Drift - St. Paul's Church Spot 



2) Kader Sylla: Young Emericans B-Sides



3) Jamie Foy: Deathwish Part One - Rough Cut



4) Max Palmer: 917 Video




5) Bobby Worrest: Let's Skate Dude 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Shane Says - Entry #2


It was the last hot Saturday in October and I wanted to try my luck at barging a few runs on that pump track on Kent Ave.  There was no way I was paying $10 and waring a helmet (as I heard was protocol) so I just showed up.  The place was empty except for a few people setting up for an event so I just started skating.  Next thing I know I hear "Shane!!" It was a friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in a while.  He was now a rep for Triple 8 pads and was setting up a tent for Broadway Bomb.  I get introduced to the other organizers and the beers start flowing.  This led to a rad private session that lasted about an hour.  That's when we see the "racers" crossing the WillyB bridge.  "Here they come" says one of the organizers.  Next thing I know, a flood of about 200 skaters came through the gate.  All races, all genders, all ages.  Excluding my friends in the band Witch Slap, which happened to be playing the event, I knew nobody.  What really stood out is that nobody was riding "conventional" skateboards.  They were all longboards and crazy, straight up Mad Max, junkyard setups.  The oranizers of the event were kind enough to let me hang out on their platform as well as be a Judge of this "Death Match" style event.  More beers.  As comical as some of these boards were, either the bottom scraping the ground over every hump or deemed too long and not possible to ride on the track, the spirit and energy of skateboarding was still there!  Collisions, high speed chases and a super enthusiastic crowd that contributed to a very awesome atmosphere.  It was a good day.   


So remember, next time you see that kid with dread locks and weed spandex with the "kook" board, they most likely love skateboarding as much as you.  Thank you Broadway Bomb and thank you skateboarding!  See you next year at the finish line.                                                                   -Shane Medanich






Tuesday, November 7, 2017

adidas Alltimers Collection

adidas x Alltimers Skateboarding Collection Pt. 2



Back at it again, adidas and Alltimers have introduced a new capsule with an apparent vintage gym feel to it.  The capsule includes a hoodie/sweatpant combo, long sleeve tee, t-shirt, Campus Vulc sneakers and a gym bag.  The whole collection not only has that retro look but is designed to look and fit "broken in".  Not only made for skateboarding but eco friendly cotton was sourced for the apparel.
Available now in shop or online at www.kcdcskateshop.com.



      



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Barbara Kruger NYC x Volcom

    Legendary artist/designer Barbara Kruger has a new installation this month in Manhattan.  Paired with Performa and Steve Rodriguez, Barbara wrapped LES Coleman Skate Plaza with her classic white Futura font on red background (commonly mistakenly referred to as Supreme font, check the facts kids).  The installation at the skatepark is part of the Performa 17 Biennial, set to take place November 1st - 19th at various locations in NYC.  Check the video below to learn more.





Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nike SB Dunk High Dream Team

Nike SB Dunk High


Another dunk, another homage.  The most recent pack from Nike SB features two patriotic color ways inspired by the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.  They both sport heel logos and patent leather detailing.  We all know this shoe's basketball roots, but we're here for the skateboarding.  If you get down with the dunks they will available in store Saturday, October 28th.  






Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shane Says - Entry #1

 

Brooklyn Banks


 The first time I went to the Brooklyn Banks was around 1988.  We saw them for the first time in the Powell Peralta video "Future Primitive" and upon learning that was New York City, we had to make the pilgrimage.  My friends dad was the driver and between the video and an adult who knew the city we found them.  I was riding my SMA Jim Thiebaud and my buddy had a Vision Ken Park.  We had a great session!   I even managed to nose bonk the wall.  Around lunch time my friends dad wanted to take us to St. Marks to get a pizza and see all the "freaks".  This would also be the first time I saw real life punk rockers.  While eating pizza on some steps, one "freak" really stood out to me.  He was a very obese man dressed like Michael Jackson, dancing on roller skates while blasting Weird Al Yankovic out of a boom box.  He was pulling out all the moves, even moonwalking on the skates.  It makes me giggle to this day.  We went back to skate the big part of the banks and then headed back to the Chester.  Glad the banks are back in action!  This is Oliver Clark, enduring the adventurous spirit.  Keep dancing New York! 

-Shane Medanich

Introducing Shane Medanich for KCDC Skateshop

Shane Says


Shane Medanich is a Native New Yorker from the town of Eastchester.  After a short stint in the mid 90's riding for Rookie Skateboards, he relocated to San Francisco in 1999.  In addition to being a founding member of the skaterock/metal band Hightower, he was the music editor for Lowcard Magazine from 2004 to 2010.  Now, after being back in New York and living in Brooklyn since 2012, he is still skateboarding, playing drums for the band Slashers and can be caught MC'ing the occasional event.  We are glad to have him as a contributor to the blog in the form of event coverage, interviews and collaborative photo essays!