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Gallery: New York, You’re Beautiful

Scenes from Brooklyn’s first dose of “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test.” 

style // Aug 16, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Ain’t nowhere like New York fucking City. 

Brooklyn showed up tonight, for the second of four World Premiere’s of The Electric Acid Surfboard Test, guests arriving to a line around the block and the House of Vans Brooklyn’s truly positively packed. 

This afternoon, World Class Rockaway shaper Joe Falcone aka Joey Clams came through in the clutch, getting all of the Acid Test boards repaired despite heavy rain the last three days, arriving just in time to set up the gallery wall of boards and photos from filming the project, taken by Alan Van Gysen. 

Guests jostled for the limited edish’ Acid Test shirts Dane and Stab conspired with Vans on, featuring the Acid Test’s setlist—each shaper’s name and oddball board’s nom du counsil, hand-scribbled by Dane. 

With the open bar in full swing, and several of the Acid Test shapers in attendance mingling amongst the star-studded crowd and the room filling very, very quickly, Pilgrim’s Chris Gentile and Reverberation Radio kicked out the pre-show jams before Stab Editor in Chief Ashton Goggans and co-director intro’d the film, noting the full-circle nature of premiering the film in Brooklyn, the film’s early seeds planted “just down at the dead end of Metropolitan and River Street,” at Mollusk Brooklyn’s (now Pilgrim Surf + Supply) legendary East River hideout. Ashton dedicated the evening to the late, great Andy Kessler, a New York skateboarding icon and subcultural legend, who passed 9 years ago, yesterday, and who touched countless of those gathered. 

With some brief words from the film’s star and co-conspirator, Dane Reynolds, the house lights went down and guests got their first look at Stab‘s “acid splash hit to the tongue of the surfboard status quo,” the crowd hooting their heads off throughout the full-length. 

Closing down the night, much as they do the film’s Ender, PC Worship delivered on what many assured Stab would be a “lit” evening. 

Click through the gallery above, and scroll south for a look at a good night in New York to be a surfer.

And to everyone who came out, thanks for your support. 


Right Coasters out in full force.


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The film’s star and co-conspirator, Dane Reynolds.


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Matt Paul Catalano, Tanner Gudang, and Simon Hetrick.


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There were some people there.


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Stab Editor, Ashton Goggans, teeing up the film.


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“That’s a MASSIVE fish.” – Dane Reynolds


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PC Worship.


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