Been waiting for this since the film premiered. Jerry Hsu needs no introduction, just pure good vibes. Click play to see what went into his MADE Chapter 2 part.
Cats, pigs and straight up shredding in Miami. Chocolate reps Elijah Berle, Raven Tershy, Stevie Perez, Vincent Alvarez, Jerry Hsu, Chico Brenes, Kenny Anderson and Aramis Hudson look like they had a nice time down there.
The last time I was sat with Jerry Hsu was at Meanwhile Gardens in London years ago. The poor b’stard had slammed hard and put his shoulder out which meant game over for his trip but he was still full of beans. His resilience is partly why he’s one of the most respected out there though, he’s an innovator who has melted minds over the years with his skills on a rig and no doubt will do again in the future.
This month sees his new pro shoe, the G6, hit your local skate shop and it has been designed to almost perfection. I’ve had a pair on my feet for the last 2 weeks and the first thing you notice is the comfort involved as they firmly cup your feet with a cushion type feel. It’s a protective feeling you only get from wearing mids too, something I’d completely forgotten about as my feet have been hugging slim vulc lows for ages.
These vulcs are super light, a remarkable difference from his last pro model. They also feel a lot slimmer too with support coming from every angle. This support comes from the upper inside the shoe, known as a G6 Welded Frame, from Emerica’s spiel. It works a treat as your feet don’t move about at all.
The only negative is the beautiful red insoles tend to leave your socks pink after the first few sessions, so best not to wear whites if you don’t want them pink. It washes out fine though so hardly a biggie. The Rebound Foam they use in their insoles should give you adequate support when hitting up stairs and rails too, if that’s your game.
These are top mids. Solid design and engineering once again from one of the best skater owned shoe brands of all time.
Go find them in your local SOS and get hyped for MADE Chapter 2 coming soon.
Get the teas on again for this as Jeff Kutter’s new video Boys of Summer has been sent to the interweb overnight featuring a shit load of known skateboarders. This is fun as fuck, tongue in cheek and well worthy of watching footage of the likes of Jason Dill, Alex Olson, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Heath Kirchart, Mike Carroll, Dylan Rieder, Gino Iannucci and many more.
Download it here.
The Chromeball Incident had a chat with Jerry Hsu about his forthcming Made 2 part for Emerica that is being filmed right now, watching Spanky turn it around at Baker, his slams and injuries over the years, Osiris days and much more.
“Pro skaters are the most insecure people in the world. They constantly need reassurance. Is this cool? Did I do that okay? Should I do this again? Filmers and photographers seriously have to deal with so much insecure skater crap.”
The Emerica team have been enjoying the UK’s spots this week with demo’s and signings in Newcastle, Manchester and Stoke. Watch the Manchester demo at the new Freestyle built Projekt’s skatepark from Route One’s coverage here with Andrew Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Bryan Herman, Tom Knox, Casper Brooker and Rob Maatman.
The team will be at Mile End tomorrow signing at Parlour at 4.30pm before a demo as scheduled at 6.30pm. The good news is that the weather forecast predicts showers well in advance of this so don;t get put off if it’s wet in the afternoon, it will be dry by 6pm.
They call it Ben and Jerry’s, we call it simply more goodness from Essex’ main dagger. This Day in a Life of Ben Raemers has some amazing ditch skating in it. Get stuck in.
Click below for an edit released today featuring Leo Romero, Brandon Westgate, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and Jerry Hsu, plus European team riders Eniz Fazliov, Tom Knox, Rob Maatman, Vladik Scholz and Helder Lima.
15 minutes of extra footage of Jerry Hsu has been released today from Emerica’s Stay Gold DVD. Enjoy his full B-Side here.
Cass McCombs has announced that his forthcoming new album ‘Wit’s End‘ will be released on April 11th through Domino Records.
The opening track ‘County Line‘ is currently available for streaming on the Domino Soundcloud. Have a stream of it below and for old time’s sake watch one of the best sections from the last decade that was accompanied by a Cass McCombs song… Jerry Hsu in Bag Of Suck.
The tracklisting has been confirmed and is as follows:
1. County Line
2 The Lonely Doll
3. Buried Alive
4. Saturday Song
5. Memory’s Stain
6. Hermit’s Cave
7. Pleasant Shadow Song
8. A Knock Upon the Door