It’s Our Holiday, and They Wanna Take It Away

October 12th, 2015 | 5:12 am | Daily News | 5 Comments


Some fucking balls, badmouthing America. Especially now.”

You should re-watch Nik Stain’s Bruns part just because.

There are some Photosynthesis-era outtakes plus one-pants-leg-pulled-up extras from Andy Bautista’s INFMS part in the latest installment of In Absentia C-roll.

New part from Lurker Lou for Prizefighter, which features a ton of chill avant-garde noseslide maneuvers. Slappy Flushing is up there for N.S.O.T.Y. honors.

For anyone keeping track of WATTBA #musicsupervision… Free’s Lucien Clarke + “I’m The Plug” compilation part is great, and the new Cell Jawn video features a sslloowweedd rendition of “Plastic Bag” + an emphasized Conor Prunty flick. FYI your “Summer Trip To N.Y.” clip prob isn’t good enough to waste “Scholarships” on ;)

Was wondering when footage on that abandoned BMW at Lenox Ledges would begin to surface. Surprised that thing wasn’t the most popular spot in New York this summer.

Green Zine has a detailed and rather biographical interview with James from Labor.

Interviewing young skaters without ~a decade’s worth of coverage is a tough assignment, especially if you’re trying to avoid asking the same shit you asked the last young skater (“Soooo, like Instagram and Street League? So crazy right?”). The source shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Chromeball pretty much did an under-25 skater interview as best as you could possibly do it with Ishod Wair.

The guy behind Fakie Hill Bomb, one of my favorite skate sites with words on it, wrote a piece about knobs and other prohibitive architecture for The Guardian.

Boil the Ocean re: Love Park, Sabotage 4, and the discontinuation of Actavis. Here you were thinking it was a drought

The body varial has had a bit of a resurgence in recent years, and there’s still a raging battle in ballcourts throughout the city for someone to do it over a vertical can (sans bump.) SMLTalk stops to contend that the best has already happened for said trick.

Ever want to glo up at the skatepark before? (You gotta.)

Village Psychic interviewed Mehring about his new book, Skate the World.

The Theories guys give an #authenticportrait of what skating in [north] Brooklyn is like.

When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies.

QS Sports Desk: Can’t wait for the season to start man.

Quote of the Week: “Do you think Johnny’s complete disregard for anyone’s feelings is the real source of MPC’s productivity?” — Nick Boserio

Three weeks late on “Thotline Bling” :(

That’s My Best Friend — Drop Offs Volume 5

October 9th, 2015 | 4:03 am | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments

best friend

Here are all of the outtakes from the summer. General street cruising, the tricks after 56 from the European tour that weren’t as crazy, a few non-HVX “Core” b-sides, and of course, a good bit of babbling on behalf of none other than recent high school graduate, Matthew Perez.

In the event that you need some music, feel free to throw some of Young Dro’s sadly undervalued recent tear over the skate noises. (Maybe not “sadly,” since it’s been pretty impossible to shine through the dense fog of Future-Future-Young Thug-Future-Future these past twelve months.) Just make sure you don’t start it until maybe the 1:20 mark, as you might miss some pretty priceless quoteables otherwise :)

Loosely Related / ICYMI: Johnny Wilson uploaded an extended HD video blog entry on Wednesday to make up for the fact that he hasn’t been making clips for the ♥ in recent times…

Previously: Volume 4, Volume 3, Volume 2, Volume 1

Five Favorite Parts With Chad Muska

October 7th, 2015 | 5:02 am | Features & Interviews | 10 Comments

muska rector street

No idea who took the photo above, sorry. Just pulled it off Tumblr. Any help w/ a credit is appreciated. Photo by Seu Trinh. Thanks commenter :)

Been a while since we ran one of these. This edition comes from a childhood hero of anyone who started skating during Shorty’s post-Fulfill the Dream reign. Muska covers some usual suspects, but luckily goes into a bit more detail as to *why* exactly some of the parts we’re often told are #important, are. Had a ton of fun doing this one. Unfortunately had to leave off the two honorable mentions at the bottom :( before it got way too long, though he was just as enthusiastic about those.

Fall Colors

October 5th, 2015 | 11:10 am | Daily News | 12 Comments


Photo via Shaqwaker on IG. “A little this, a little that, a little bit of everything…”

Rob Gonyon might have the most fire iPhone videos out right now. Features a few clips from the yet-to-be-fully-completed East Williamsburg Bushwick Skatepark.

Can’t remember the last time a bunch of people in New York kept bringing up a foreign Vimeo upload as much as the Parisian “Daydream” clip from last week.

Mango and friends skating #weird stuff around New York for three minutes.

Boil the Ocean on all potential S.O.T.Y. candidates. I’ll buy everyone who reads this site a crook shove at the bar if it ends up not being A.V.E. In related news, a Max Palmer two-peat is not entirely impossible for Q.S.S.O.T.Y.

Though there a few Japanese kickflips to appreciate in this part, the dude does maybe the greatest backside 180 5-0 grind ever done as his ender. It looks like a full-on manual. Thanks to Mostly Skateboarding for pointing that one out.

Nice to see Zeigfeld still sorta existing post-apocalypse.

Chromeball has a great interview with Thomas Campbell about the early days of skate magazines, which also touches on the making of the first Supreme video / short film from 1996. “Some people had beef with those [Euro] articles because they felt those countries didn’t support skateboarding. Whatever. Who cares. We’re on the Earth. Go skate whatever you want.” You heard your boy Mars got water now?

Mike Carroll on #musicsupervision and…Lupus.

Speaking of Carroll, SMLTalk tried to get to the bottom of the varial flip’s re-accepted place in the trick selection landscape, i.e. how it went from getting boo-ed at contests to perfectly fine to throw mid-line in 2015.

KCDC built some new stuff under the B.Q.E. thanks to the DLX build project.

QS D.I.Y. Desk (jk, that’s not real): Some chill early nineties photos from Burnside.

Quote of the Week:


— Josh Velez

Quartersnacks Legends Series: Andre Page

October 2nd, 2015 | 2:42 am | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments


Photo by Brian Kelley

You don’t make it to ten years as an internationally respected skateboard fashion house / media enterprise without a strong team. Actually, “strong” might be underselling it — the hands-down best team that exists. As we celebrate a decade, we will begin to celebrate the ones who have spent decades being great humans altogether, who just so happened to become essential pieces of the QS thinktank.

Hard to think of someone as crucial to the longterm existence of Quartersnacks as Andre Page — honorary father to a solid seventy-percent of our office, owner of the best grown and sexy ollie in the business, the best 360 flip in New York city limits, and possibly the finest practitioner of the front shove on earth. Today is his birthday, and there is no finer individual to bestow with an inaugural “QS Legends Series” part.

Thank you for everything Dre.

Have a good weekend. Step your front shove game up.