The end of 2018 has been a heavy one for skate videos. Yesterday, GX1000’s Roll Up hit the internet like a brick, while New York got a taste of Supreme’s “BLESSED”. But those aren’t the only highly-anticipated releases that we’ll be seeing this year. Boys of Summer took to Instagram with three lengthy posts lifted from its new Thrasher article to announce its second video will coming soon. With footage from Jerry Hsu, Alex Olson, Eric Koston, and more, that’s something to get very excited about. Have a look at the posts below.
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Part 1 Boys of Summer is back with another video and it’s out this month! Its got hard hitting straight to the dome karate chop action from the glistening streets of Vancouver, the fiery ditches of Las Vegas, the dirty underbelly of New York City and the glitzy beaches of Miami where reasonably priced hotels are actually just shitty night clubs above vape shops. The cast of this second video rotates in and out on each trip. Since BOS is not a company so much as a group of friends it’s a real mixed bag of potatoes. There are a couple different groups with in the colorful BOS spectrum. First sub group is the Shrimps. They are the young fellas like Rowan, Nico, Santino, Bag, Logan, and a few others. You don’t hear much but shrieking and giggling from them. They skate, they drink and they don’t get hangovers. They are a bunch of bouncy balls you let loose where ever you go and its good times. Then there are the pros like Nuge, Jerry, Koston, Andy Allen, Ave, Dressen, and Spanky, who will out last whatever long lasting deluxe camera battery you scored from the Internet. Spanky can outskate that thing. He has no OFF button. He gets 1000 tricks in a day. There are also plenty of not pro, not sponsored folks and you probably wont recognize their names but it IS our article so here are a few of the other players in this comedy of skate: Cody, Lucus, Scottish Logan, Ako, Curtis, Tooth, and Lauren. It’s a friend pile that went on some trips and made this video. I’d like to preface the rest of the article by letting the reader know that my recollection of the first two trips is majorly hazy. This is because I decided to try and keep up with Nuge’s weed smoking regiment like the gentleman that I am on the fist two which resulted in being upsettingly high at every skate spot, restaurant, hotel room, car, life, earth, etc. Example: gazing upon Alex Olson float like one of those angels on the ceiling of an Italian chapel at a private ramp in Vancouver and hearing nothing but air raid sirens inside my head. Dear Canadians, don’t ever be ashamed that you are such a nice people. -Continued on part 2. See next post
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Part 2 Dear Canadians, don’t ever be ashamed that you are such a nice people. Americans make jokes about it ad nauseum it but its only because we are insecure jerks. Marco and the folks at Supra Distribution in Vancouver treated us so damn well. They took us to skate some great parks and streets spots. We got to rip it up with them as well as Rick McCrank AND Tony Ferguson. Nuge scored a Kilo of weed. (metric bitches!) We went to a spooky Halloween carnival where Ako survived numerous heart attacks like a G. In Vancouver the crew was relatively small next to the amount of BOS folks that made it to Las Vegas a bit later. Here again I was spending a lot of time wondering if everyone hated me because I kept saying yes to Nuge’s weed but I do remember our numbers being DC Supertour status. 22-25 on any given day. Ave’s got to go home today? Well no problem. Dressen’s arriving tonight and can take that hotel room. Someone farted in the van? No problem Neckface will open a couple bags of chips and clear that stink right up. Personally I had never been any where but the strip and just didn’t understand Las Vegas. This trip changed that. Skating with locals out and away from the strip and seeing the ditches and the regular life stuff was great. Of course there were nights at casinos. One evening Jeff won $2,000 and the next day bet it on Jerry landing a trick in a great big ditch. Jerry won that 2k goin’ switch baby! Baca, his wife and his kids came out for the sessions too. That’s one of rare scenes in life that I can confidently describe as both hard as fuck and adorable AF. Miami was where the Shrimps were beginning to attain black belts in the 5th degrees. They had a room in our hotel that had everything but a disco ball. It may have had a disco ball. Babygirl would go in there and manage to black out completely sober. That man’s stoke level is well …….. It’s some new kind of extra. It would dumbfound NASA. I was asleep early most nights but each morning I’d wake up to photos of nudity out on the beach in the group text. Usually images of Cody and Logan. We took Dressen to the Ghetto Banks and he got a trick!! See part 3
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Part 3 We took Dressen to the Ghetto Banks and he got a trick!! The final stop on the friend train was NYC. Koston and Lauren made it onto the road for this one and on this one there was a war going on outside that no man was safe from. That No Man was Neckface. I don’t recall who started it but it was the Shrimps Vs. Neckface and it was a slugfest of road trip torture. Finally we witnessed Neck meet his match. It took about 5 Shrimps to do it but it went down. The Shrimps were victorious. As I said before since we are not a company we relied heavily on folks buying our shirts to get us on these trips as well as actual legitimate companies that the various pros ride for. The locals of the 4 cities made it so rad. Last but not least thanks to Thrasher for helping keeping us on the road and letting us string together this article like bunch of autistic a.d.d acid causulties with fingerpaint. Stay Frosty my friends. Words @chris_shonting