6. Seven Strong — ‘Untitled’


It’s been said, but the 24-hour footage party’s steady din occasionally functions to sift out and surface projects that stand apart for whatever reason — exotic locale, full-throated trend rejection, or in the case of Michael Nicholas’ ‘Untitled,’ a labor of remarkable quality and authenticity that comes fully formed, seemingly out of nowhere. The vid draws upon the best of these recent Supreme years, revolving around a tight-knit group of kids skating together in the streets and cuts and doing some seriously great tricks, without indulging in the worst, like trick-obscuring zoomage and gratuitous slow-mo smoke blowing. ‘Say My Name, Say My Name’ T-Eddy candidate Seven Strong carries the vid’s middle with five minutes of substance, including a worthy entry into the bump-to-can 360 flip canon, a doubly dangerous ollie over a chain to against-the-wall 50-50 grind, a wallie to nose bonk on a trash can, among many others. Toward the end, in the middle of a viciously wrapped pop shove-it to backside 50-50, it seems like he starts grinning even before it’s landed.

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  2. Purple Sprite, Narrowing Palettes, And The Trilogy Conundrum | boil the ocean Says:

    […] to have included Austyn Gillette and Jake Anderson, among others. The purity-of-youth bottled in Michael Nicholas’ excellent ‘Untitled’ seems to have Bill Strobeck thinking otherwise, though, with key men of the crew regularly popping […]

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