Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 24, 2017

March 24th, 2017 | 11:03 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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This week’s top 10 could’ve pretty much exclusively been the new Alltimers clip, the new GX1000, and Free ‘s “Marseille with Jarne, Jacopo and Kai” video, but we mixed it up for some variety. Also oddly a big week for body varials ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Have a good one everybody, even though it looks like the rain might rob us of a sixty-degree weekend. See you for free beers at FTC :)

Original Clips:


Intro via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link] 10) Wine God via Instagram [link] 9) Quentin Boillon via Instagram [link] 8) Jacopo Carozzi via Instagram [link] 7) Andrew Brophy via “Welcome to Girl” video [link] 6) Zach Cusano via Totally Harsh [link] 5) Sean Greene via GX1000’s “Adrenaline Junkie” video [link] 4) E.T. via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link] 3) Jarne Verbruggen via Free Skate Mag’s “Marseille with Jarne, Jacopo and Kai” video [link] 2) Taylor Nida via GX1000’s “Adrenaline Junkie” video [link] 1) Dana Ericson via Alltimers’ “Yo, Best Idea” Video [link]


Previously: March 17, 2017

Not A Review Of A New Transworld Video

March 23rd, 2017 | 2:12 pm | Daily News | 10 Comments


I can’t remember the names of the last four Ghostface albums and I can’t remember the names of the last four Transworld videos. I haven’t been waiting for either to live up to some expectation that waned well over a decade ago, either. The last dozen-plus Transworld videos have come and gone. There were some good parts, but they’re no less immune to one-and-done Instagratification wormhole that gets talked about by anyone giving a skate interview in 2017.

It seemed like we all agreed on this. Except people have had a lot of, um, not the nicest things to say about Riddles in Mathematics. First, The Bunt went in on it, then the comments on the Ben Gore part that was live for twenty-four hours — fidgety filming, GX and/or Colin Read envy, the soundtrack — skateboarders complain about everything, but apparently this one rubbed people in some way that the last five didn’t.

In the time since Transworld lost the website wars to more Biblical and Scientological outlets, it has been easy to forget that the magazine’s video program was once an eminent of a tastemaker in skateboarding. Transworld packaged Stevie/Kalis and Dill/A.V.E. better than even their sponsors. It prolonged the legend of Cardiel into a generation that was a decade removed from his S.O.T.Y. win. In Bloom predicated Tony T’s 2002 S.O.T.Y. trophy, and punctuated the release of Street Cinema. Heath Kirchart never got S.O.T.Y, but he had the Sight Unseen part. But that space where a Transworld video was an unmissable cultural event can’t co-exist with the internet.

‘Yo, Best Idea’ — Alltimers in Spain Video

March 22nd, 2017 | 12:06 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Photo by Brian Delaney

Alltimers is the first of 500 skate crews that spent January in Barcelona to release a proper video of their trip. As reported on QS earlier, it rained for over half the time that the full squad was in town, which sent The 2016 Skateboarder You’d Be Most O.K. With Your Daughter Dating and his friends back to the poutine pastures of Canada with only a few clips for the final video. Everyone had a good time though :)

A couple of boys stayed behind for a month to wait out the rain — Brian Delaney and Dana Ericson, Alltimers newcomers and recurring winter expats in the Catalan capital; E.T., who is still probably there; and Chuck M.V.P., the 2016 Skateboarder You’d Be Least O.K. With Your Daughter Dating, whose stolen passport was likely auctioned off to gypsies at MACBA for €20 and a bag of dirt.

As a bonus, we compiled all of @dutchmasterdelaney’s Instagram videos from the trip into one convenient clip. Give him a follow because every IG video that man makes is truly a work of art. Favorite editor in skateboarding right now.

Couldn’t upload it to YouTube because Travis Scott is a cop.

Previously: #myalltimers

More Spots

March 20th, 2017 | 1:24 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments


Is E.T. still in Spain? Photo by Zach Baker

New spring goods now live on Alltimers.com. Just don’t expect a text back from Pryce.

but is E.T. still in Spain?

Over the weekend, there was a scare that Shorty’s was being demolished. Although it ended up being a miscommunication between the city and a private company, part of the structure was demolished, but much of the spot remains in tact. The Shorty’s crew met with the mayor of Newark today, and you can read an update here.

Jason Byoun wallies off of snow.

Bunches and bunches of interviews this week…

Super refreshing to see an interview with a nineties pro from the east coast that doesn’t tread the bitter waters that cover so many recollections of that time period. Chromeball interview #99 is with civil engineer, Andy Stone. Anndd Twitter’s saying the newly surfaced footage of him belongs in the Smithsonian.

Speedway Mag posted its extended interview with Josh Stewart about the entire Static series on the occasion of Theories’ ten-year anniversary. (The edited version originally appeared on the Keen Distribution site if some bits seem familiar.)

Pontus Alv interviews Johnny Wilson and then Pontus Alv interviews Bobby Puleo.

Cafe Creme blog interviewed R.B. Umali.

A Minnesotan asks a good question: why isn’t Chicago a bigger deal in skateboarding?

“Elsewhere in Los Angeles, Jim Greco boils.” As discussed last week, skateboarding has doubled down on angst while angsty icons of the 2000s have rebranded themselves with a newfound focus on straightforward skateboarding. Boil the Ocean considers our age of the self-concious comeback in skateboarding.

Consult aforelinked Andy Stone interview for context on why people still fawn over 411 videos. Tennyson comes through with another compilation, this time an eleven-minute mash-up Carl Shipman and Tom Penny, maybe the only guy out there who can keep your attention with twenty-year-old contest footage :)

This Rowan Zorilla Instagram comp is a good time.

The Northern Co. goes all-city in their five-minute “Summer Trip to New York” montage. (Ok fine, they don’t go to Staten Island — has there ever been a truly all-city summer montage though?)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week Year[?]: Who is James Harden again?

Quote of the Week
Conor Prunty: “It took me like two years to learn how to ollie.”
Jesse Alba: “My dad is still learning how to ollie, he’s been skating for like 40 years.”


Gotta get back on it, sorry :(

Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 17, 2017

March 17th, 2017 | 11:36 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Gonna have to start breaking the habit of all these late starts to the post day ;) Got a lot of requests for the original intro clip from last week’s Top 10, so going to get into the habit of linking those under the original clips tab from hereon out.

Have a good weekend everyone ♥ Remaining QS hats are $15 ;)

Original Clips:


Intro — Via @mikey.glover [link] 10) Andrew Allen via Sk8 Locos Part [link] 9) Adrian Del Campo via Instagram [link 8) Pete Eldridge via Instagram [link] 7) Pedro Biago via Instagram [link] 6) Ty Beal via Venue’s Gospel video [link] 5) Danny Cerezini via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link] 4) Kevin Shealy via Noise 2 [link] 3) Tiago Lemos via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link]2 Davis McDonald via Colton Elrod’s Seasons video [link] 1) Louie Lopez via Instagram [link]


Previously: March 10, 2017

ALSO: While beginning preliminary research on our second book, Fuck It For Satan: A Complete History of New York Tail Drops & Roll-Ins (due out February 2018 on Columbia University Press)*, we remembered Franco’s seminal avant-garde part from last year’s BSA / Guys Who Skate McCarren video, which has been uploaded as a standalone clip below.