The "Static VI" Premiere Photos

Josh Stewart started working on Static in 1998. Twenty-five years later, here we are in packed theater awaiting his final installment. Yes, it takes a village and no man is an island in The Keys, but every independent skate video owes something to what Josh started in Florida. The series is not just a run-on collection of clips and hip-hop tracks, but a deep exploration of skating on the fringes. Whether it was Jake and Ed trekking out to Vegas or Paul and Kenny sending postcards from London, there’s always an attempt to illuminate something less visible. So with five full-lengths in the can, he sacrificed his back once again to expose the soul of skating in New Haven, New Orleans, Chicago, Boston and beyond. It was an honor to witness the culmination of a quarter-century dedicated to one’s craft. Now, join me as I bug the shit out of everyone at the New York premiere. —Ted Schmitz

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 9I thought I might start off with some skating at Tompkins, but half the Supreme team was there and Sage was absolutely killing it, so I got intimidated and headed straight to Café Chrystie. Queens’ son Moose Abrahams was there to greet

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 2Stop by for a cold brew to get that afternoon panic attack started

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 14Who doesn’t love a hand-painted sign?

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 4Bean juice and the second-best magazine in America?! This place has it all

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 5Out front, Spencer Gillespie asks my favorite WKNDer about his part in tonight’s show

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 6Yeah, there’s a lot of manuals, so what?!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 7New Orleans, we got your Mahan!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 8Jake Todd, master of the pregame

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 10See you at the premiere?

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 11Static OG KT serves looks with Illinois' Brett Weinstein and NOLA's best

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 12If these guys were a wrestling tag team I’d call them the Red Menace. But they aren’t wrestlers or Soviet communists, so let’s just call them Mark Del Negro and Brian O'Malley

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 13Something about rent’s about to go up

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 15Congrats on the shop, Pep!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 17Hey, new dad Cole Giordano took the night off for the culture… or for his own entertainment

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 18My guys with local flatground god James Sayres

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 20Solo Sayres!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 19Still trippin’ New York just leaves its trash on the sidewalk

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 21More beautiful than any parking lot

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 22James joins his fellow TOA associate John Baragwanath, along with Pep and Brett

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 23If there’s ever a video that needed overthinking, this is it. Andrew and Jack came by to oblige

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 24Marcello Campenello got that bread

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 25And some flashy hardware

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 26Stole Pep’s backdrop to get New Balance boys, Jordan Trahan and Tyrone Romero

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 27Put those pointers up if you filmed a bunch of the video

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 28Okay, now put those pointers if up if you filmed a bunch of the video or are next to that guy. This is confusing. Here’s Jake Todd and Jovi Barthemess

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 29Chrystie rider and absolute beast Neil Herrick made it out

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 30Look, Dustin, it’s cool you had an amazing part in Static IV, but this is my gig

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 31Is that the Mindbender?!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 32Static alumns, Joel Meinholz and Dustin Eggeling

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 33Not you too!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 35Ah, I can’t stay mad at that smile

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 37Pep needs one more

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 36Yes, skaters were here…

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 38We out to the theater!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 40That’s actually a pretty good description of a Static video

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 41Big if true

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 56Heavy huddle for Musical Mondays! Let's check the line first

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 42Over at the cinema, fans and fellow Arizonans were already lined up

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 43I’ve met and hung out with Alexis Sablone half a dozen times and I’m still starstruck. I should ask her ride or die Josephine if that ever goes away

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 44East Coast beasts Vern Laird and Seb Housset rolled up 

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 45We probably wouldn't be here tonight without Jahmal. The work he's put in from EE3 to tonight's feature is the stuff of legend and the streets are indebted. Hopefully his crew carries that torch 

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 46Picture Show’s Taylor Nawrocki and Ken Kurata got some pointers from Jake

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 47Good to see Jasper Stieve and lens lord Sam McKenna

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 48The Florida connection stays strong with Beatrice and company coming through

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 49King of Indiana's analog media, Jeremy Tubbs 

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 50Oh, you like Quasi and Bustcrew? Then you’ll love these guys: Tubbs, Kevin, Will and Justin

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 51Carhartt’s Reggie caught up with Caleb McNeely

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 52Jake Baldini, JP and Jersey Dave on the scene

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 53Dave said this guy was his dad. Lookin’ pretty good for 60 or so

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 54One time I asked Jack Sabback if he used to skate with Greco in Conneticut ‘cause I forgot he was from South Carolina

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 55It’s about that time!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 57And there he is. On the same beat since ‘98 and still in the streets. Thank you, Josh, for the decades of constant inspiration. Maybe we can get a GoFundMe goin' for a chiropractor

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 58JD and Ty joined the representatives from the 757, Cory and Jon. I should probably get some tattoos

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 59If you ever posted about “Margot Robbie is mid,” I’m gonna hit you in the knees with a pipe. Not because I’m defending a millionaire, but because you’re the only person more annoying than I am

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 60TOA? More like VIP

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 61Pre-show trivia courtesy of Pat Steiner’s Tin Can Skatelore

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 62How many times you think Jeremy Elkin and Jack have been to one of these?

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 63Whatever the question was, Nate Broussard is always the right answer

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 64You better know the answer to this one

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 65Okay, you can stay

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 66But you gotta sit down

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 67Seven years in the making, Josh had some time to think about this speech

Static 6 Josh Talking 2000 NavarroNow, it’s SHOWTIME     Photo: Navarro

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 68Won’t spoil too much, but goddamn is it sick to see KT still gettin’ it

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 69I’m not crying, the AC just broke 

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 70John Baragwanath got his flowers

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 71Heading out, we see the good people behind Buddies in Brooklyn. Stop in!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 72Let’s get some last minute flicks with the cast. New Balance teammates Marcello and Justin give Jordan some love on that incredible part

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 73The Jakes love putting pointers out for the homies. I think it means Brett and Trevor killed it

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 74My Central Park heroes Marcello, Jasper and Greg

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 75Max Whit gives Jake his due credit for the filming assist

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 76Steve, you waxed up my subway stop!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 77Oppenheimer, Barbie, Static VI, the movies are back, baby!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 79Mark Del Negro and Justin Helmkamp were probably still givin’ Richie some love for that HUF part

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 80Champagne for the gang!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 81Labels out

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 82You deserve it, Brett

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 83Trahan gets some love from J-hon

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 84Spirit Quest’s Colin Reed and Sayres

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 85Did you notice that Steve Brandi’s gap lip was at the same subway stop Aaron Herrington pushes by in the promo for Static IV?

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 86Emily confirms it’s a fiancé-friendly film!

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 87I got to sit next to Heikkila, and there is no better way to enjoy a premiere

Static Six Premiere NYC Thrasher Magazine Schmitz 88Let’s wrap it up by saying peace to Naquan and Moose, two bright spots in this beautiful city

Static 6 Josh Stewart Marquee 2000 TrahanClip by clip, cut by cut, Josh and his ever-expanding cast earned these roses. If you can't wait for this one to drop, just rewatch one through five with your friends. They never get old and somehow neither does Stewart    Photo: Trahan
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