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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #120 on: January 06, 2023, 02:13:32 PM »
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Here we are again. This week, The Berrics is... back? Alexis Ramirez continues to be very good at skateboarding, and the hunt for a more elusive style of NBD.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/intimate-close-up-of-a-skateboarder

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.
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Colonoscopy vid leading into fullpipe footage made me laugh. That's the intro for Salba's next (only?) video part.

Marriage footage is surreal as well. I didn't see Soundtrack so that was new to me. I don't totally know the point of putting it in a skate vid, but I'm not hating.

Perfect Salba opener. Would assume he's already got that b-roll somewhere. After writing that, I had a flashback to a transition like that being done in an Antihero video or something similar, but couldn't find it.

A life hammer amidst the skate hammers.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2023, 09:49:25 AM »


In a twist I'm sure most didn't see coming, it seems that World Skate, skateboarding's Olympic governing body, does not have skateboarders' best interests at heart.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/world-skate-what-are-you-doing

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #122 on: January 13, 2023, 09:34:29 AM »


Once again, Friday is here. So is this thing. This week, odes to Osiris alums Yankou and Lutzka, core signature moves, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/a-kid-a-board-a-dream-simply-ranked

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #123 on: January 13, 2023, 03:40:47 PM »


Here we are again. This week, The Berrics is... back? Alexis Ramirez continues to be very good at skateboarding, and the hunt for a more elusive style of NBD.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/intimate-close-up-of-a-skateboarder

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.

@Simple Magic these just keep getting better
Alan Rickman skate video reviews had me laughing and the piece on Cody McEntire (aka the racist human bobblehead) had me semi-hoping that the dude chokes on a toothpick.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2023, 08:40:12 PM »
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Here we are again. This week, The Berrics is... back? Alexis Ramirez continues to be very good at skateboarding, and the hunt for a more elusive style of NBD.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/intimate-close-up-of-a-skateboarder

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.
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@Simple Magic these just keep getting better
Alan Rickman skate video reviews had me laughing and the piece on Cody McEntire (aka the racist human bobblehead) had me semi-hoping that the dude chokes on a toothpick.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2023, 09:44:56 AM »


Friday. Here we are. Dwindle's hollowing, Berra's beef, #airwalkpartners, and more are discussed within.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/hot-industry-goss-edition-simply

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #126 on: January 20, 2023, 09:47:29 AM »


Friday. Here we are. Dwindle's hollowing, Berra's beef, #airwalkpartners, and more are discussed within.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/hot-industry-goss-edition-simply

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Great read! Thanks as always

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« Reply #127 on: January 20, 2023, 10:10:53 AM »
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Friday. Here we are. Dwindle's hollowing, Berra's beef, #airwalkpartners, and more are discussed within.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/hot-industry-goss-edition-simply

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.
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Great read! Thanks as always

Appreciate you reading the thing!

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #128 on: January 27, 2023, 09:36:47 AM »


We've made it. It's Friday. Here's this thing again. This week, Lil Wayne is skateboarding's first triple pro, Farrar/Boyle/Praman go PRO AD (Another Day), spitballing some new trends, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/an-unprecedented-triple-pro-simply

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #129 on: January 27, 2023, 10:30:17 AM »
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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2023, 12:16:21 PM »
Pretty sure all Ams on KROOKED and REAL do not get paid. It is possible that they give their Ams an incentive when they film a video part, but thats speculation. These skaters should be compensated, especially when their names are attached to the branding of the video like you pointed out. DLX and other brands in the industry seem to rely heavily on their team riders shoe sponsors to pick up the tabs on travel for the production of these videos as well. Selling products to Zumiez must not be as lucrative as one would think for DLX to be able to take care of the Ams on their teams. Maybe it is time for them to open up direct to consumer online? They have prided themselves for not doing so for many years now, yet still selling to Zumiez which one would think competes with the "core" shops.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2023, 02:38:38 PM »
Pretty sure all Ams on KROOKED and REAL do not get paid. It is possible that they give their Ams an incentive when they film a video part, but thats speculation. These skaters should be compensated, especially when their names are attached to the branding of the video like you pointed out. DLX and other brands in the industry seem to rely heavily on their team riders shoe sponsors to pick up the tabs on travel for the production of these videos as well. Selling products to Zumiez must not be as lucrative as one would think for DLX to be able to take care of the Ams on their teams. Maybe it is time for them to open up direct to consumer online? They have prided themselves for not doing so for many years now, yet still selling to Zumiez which one would think competes with the "core" shops.

Enjoy your weekly perspective on skate, Thanks.

I thought DLX AMs did get paid, but now that you say that, I'm not actually sure. If not, they certainly should be (as all AMs should). And if that's the case and it takes some restructuring of their business model to get there, you'd hope that'd be something that would be entertained. Being an "independent contractor" is rough going in this business.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2023, 10:34:09 AM »


Spent an excessive amount of time trying to trace the origin of those bootleg Bobby Puleo skateboards. I talked to everyone from the Chinese sporting goods manufacturer who makes them, the people behind Infamous Skateboards whose graphics were originally ripped off, to Puleo himself.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bobby-bolang-and-those-bootleg-boards

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #134 on: January 30, 2023, 10:58:33 AM »


Spent an excessive amount of time trying to trace the origin of those bootleg Bobby Puleo skateboards. I talked to everyone from the Chinese sporting goods manufacturer who makes them, the people behind Infamous Skateboards whose graphics were originally ripped off, to Puleo himself.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bobby-bolang-and-those-bootleg-boards

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2023, 03:09:23 PM »
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Spent an excessive amount of time trying to trace the origin of those bootleg Bobby Puleo skateboards. I talked to everyone from the Chinese sporting goods manufacturer who makes them, the people behind Infamous Skateboards whose graphics were originally ripped off, to Puleo himself.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bobby-bolang-and-those-bootleg-boards

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #136 on: January 30, 2023, 09:23:57 PM »
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Spent an excessive amount of time trying to trace the origin of those bootleg Bobby Puleo skateboards. I talked to everyone from the Chinese sporting goods manufacturer who makes them, the people behind Infamous Skateboards whose graphics were originally ripped off, to Puleo himself.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bobby-bolang-and-those-bootleg-boards

Thanks for reading and have a good week.

Great job on this. Some of the best skate journalism I’ve read in a while, you put in work. Still wonder if Bobby has a chance with a lawsuit, as they’re making money selling product with his name on it.

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« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2023, 08:24:30 AM »
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Spent an excessive amount of time trying to trace the origin of those bootleg Bobby Puleo skateboards. I talked to everyone from the Chinese sporting goods manufacturer who makes them, the people behind Infamous Skateboards whose graphics were originally ripped off, to Puleo himself.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bobby-bolang-and-those-bootleg-boards

Thanks for reading and have a good week.
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Great job on this. Some of the best skate journalism I’ve read in a while, you put in work. Still wonder if Bobby has a chance with a lawsuit, as they’re making money selling product with his name on it.

Thanks for reading! Yeah, I'm not sure. It seems like a long shot, but you never know. There could be some Bolang bucks to collect.

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #138 on: February 03, 2023, 09:19:15 AM »


Friyay Friday is here. This week we're talking about Am Scramble, a moral dilemma, using technology to rectify bail shots, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/bailgpt-simply-ranked

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #139 on: February 10, 2023, 09:21:36 AM »


Friday. This thing. Mhm. Talking about potentially petty tres, World Champs, federal forfeiture flips, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/like-kronk-through-an-hourglass-simply

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2023, 10:45:18 AM »


A review of product reviews as a way to explore the psyche of the skateboarder as a consumer. Or something like that.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/simple-magics-official-product-review

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« Reply #141 on: February 24, 2023, 09:34:22 AM »


Friday, once again, you are here. Today the undisputed global ranking of glasses-wearing skateboarders is updated, Tom and Austyn have some shoes, who's Shmoo? And more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/simple-magics-pound-for-pound-1-four

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #142 on: February 24, 2023, 09:44:48 AM »
Lol the Golden Spectacles! I love it. As a fellow spectacled skater, I can appreciate that list.

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« Reply #143 on: February 24, 2023, 10:41:47 AM »
Lol the Golden Spectacles! I love it. As a fellow spectacled skater, I can appreciate that list.

Thanks for reading the thing! May our lenses forever remain smudge-free

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #144 on: March 03, 2023, 09:48:06 AM »


Friday, hello. This week, learn about the "proprietary value creation process" used by the private equity firm that owns Dwindle, read some Leo Romero hagiography, and a setup up gets rated.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/proprietary-value-creation-process

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #145 on: March 03, 2023, 02:02:07 PM »


Friday, hello. This week, learn about the "proprietary value creation process" used by the private equity firm that owns Dwindle, read some Leo Romero hagiography, and a setup up gets rated.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/proprietary-value-creation-process

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really enjoyed reading your writing on the Leo Skater part!

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« Reply #146 on: March 03, 2023, 04:07:09 PM »
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Friday, hello. This week, learn about the "proprietary value creation process" used by the private equity firm that owns Dwindle, read some Leo Romero hagiography, and a setup up gets rated.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/proprietary-value-creation-process

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really enjoyed reading your writing on the Leo Skater part!

Appreciate you reading the thing!

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« Reply #147 on: March 10, 2023, 09:14:07 AM »


Yes, Friday. Here we are. We're talking Foundation's "Whippersnappers," C1RCA stumbling back to life, SK8PES, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/selling-brimstone-to-the-damned-simply

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Re: Simple Magic: A weekly newsletter about skateboarding and other stuff
« Reply #148 on: March 17, 2023, 09:39:56 AM »


Friday, you again. This week, a look at the compelling art of slalom skateboarding, Berra just askin' questions, the tastiest brand collabs, and more.

https://simplemagic.substack.com/p/weaving-in-and-out-of-history-simply

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« Reply #149 on: March 17, 2023, 10:48:12 AM »
The “GENESIS 3 Burger” highlights what’s always missing from the brand collab: flavour

so good haha