The Week Today, Now - 18/12/2023

by Dan Bunn

Bringing you the latest and greatest skateboard news from the last week, including New Balance x WKND, a new Tony Hawk part and Thrasher's Skater of the Year 2023.

Miles Silvas Frontside Krooked Grind, photo by Dan Zaslavsky - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Shop
Thrasher's Skater of the Year 2023, Miles Silvas, with a hectic front crook to hillbomb, shot by Dan Zaslavsky.

Miles Silvas has been crowned the Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year 2023 after his recent belter of a part, 'City to City', seemingly marking an end to the era of end-of-year footage-dump campaigns which, admittedly, we were getting pretty sick of. Kinda gutted it wasn't Tom Knox though, I guess New Balance need to up their Thrasher budget.

All-time legend, Tony Hawk, has just dropped a new part at the ripe old age of 55, proving once-and-for-all that age is just number as he unleashes a barrage of vertical tech alongside some throwback cameos from his fellow Bones Brigade members for even more nostalgia.

Extremely high-quality offering from the Lovenskate lads, their new video, 'I Think It's Your Mind', features a load of the UK's finest, including Jordan Thackeray, Alex Hallford, Lucas Healey, Alice Smith and Mikey Patrick as they make their way around an incredible array of spots both at home and abroad.

Alex Hallford Noseblunt Pull-in, photo by Reece Leung - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Shop
Alex Hallford risking a swim in Leeds canal with a broken-handed noseblunt yank, shot by Reece Leung.

Exceptional East Coast vibes in Jeff Cecere's new video, 'This Is A Window', with the likes of Nate Grzechowiak, Solomon Cardenas, Zac Gavin and Dick Rizzo providing us with the much-loved rattle of cellar doors and other iconic urban sound effects.

Whole lotta legends in the new 'Live, Laugh, Love' video from Bottom Feeder, including Yann Horowitz, Chandler Burton, Kien Caples and even a surprise Shaun Currie appearance, as they bring the vibes with a load of haunting B-roll and a soundtrack that's as diverse as the skaters.

New Balance Numeric have teamed up with WKND for a new colourway of their 272 skate shoe and of course the lads have treated us to a hilarious new skit to celebrate with Jordan Taylor helping Guy Azulay and Tom Karangelov get in touch with their inner dancers.

Tom Karangelov Frontside Noseslide for the WKND x New Balance Numeric 272, photo by Matt Price - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Shop
Tom K throwing shapes in the WKND x New Balance Numeric 272, shot by Matt Price.

Yuto Horigome is back with another mind-boggling part, coming through with a load of gangsta lines and lesser-seen rail tricks before shutting it down with a nollie front-foot flip noseslide. That's gotta be an NBD.

Hockey have treated us to a rare Kevin Rodrigues sighting in 'Belzinz' as he scampers around Paris and LA on his new signature shaped deck with cameos from Nik Stain, Aidan Mackey and David Stenstrom.

Get your weekly dose of plaza skating in the new edit from the Métronome boys as Marcus Shaw, Marek Kocak, Roman Lisivka and Jacob Osten stomp banger after banger as they run laps round Stalin Square.

Another banger from the New Balance team, Wilton Souza has taken the all-new New Balance Numeric 480 High for a test-drive down Venice Beach, hitting the OG sand gaps and ledges to pay tribute to the shoe's old-school roots.

That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to buy the latest clothing and skateboard decks from CSC. Or, check out more of the latest news, videos, and product reviews on the CSC Blog. Safe.

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