Thunder in Eight

April 24th, 2017 | 5:07 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Via Requiem for A Screen, duh ♥

Phew, The Bunt is back. Season four, episode one with Elijah Berle.

Really heavy new edition of LurkNYC’s “Mean Streets” series went live this past weekend. The 5050 at Chase, Howard Street ollie and Columbia ollie were all insane. Is that Water Street ender an NBD? Wow.

Jason Byoun is like an O.G. nu-age Brooklyn Banks head.

This past weekend, Brian Wenning did his first switch back nosegrind pop-out since Photosynthesis, and it looked fab. Sorry to link two single tricks two links in a row :)

There’s an official trailer out for Pat O’Dell’s feature documentary about Big Brother.

Is a “VX Montage” in an HD video like when they throw a random experimental song in the middle of a rap album? And holy shit, that 360 flip

A couple more parts from Ricardo Napoli’s Making It Happen video are up over on TWS: A non-VX montage featuring Akira and a bunch of dudes, Taylor Clark + Jarrod Brandreth’s shared part, and Bruno Aguero + Lindolfo Oliveira’s shared part. Also, Transworld, please do something about your video player. Tried to rewind a trick and had to watch a Pennzoil commercial mid-video…

Ripped Laces on the recent resurgence of yellow gear in skateboarding.

“Alas, as ledge skating gained supremacy and skateable blocks began trading at a premium due to police pressure and general scarcity, peg damage and huffy attitudes came to divide the camps, such that by the time the handrail age set in, extreme bike riders became punchlines.” Dunno about the “punchline” part, as we’ve linked a BMX video or two on here before and like ummm, ROB CAMPBELL, but Boil the Ocean considers the relationship between bikes and skateboards, circa 2017. We Citibiked up to Lenox from Soho yesterday, and it was pretty beast ;)

An extensive interview with Ian from Jenkem.

Luis Tolentino was actually Spiderman all along.

Spot Updates — 1) Defeated lol on them re-paving every part of this spot except where we needed them to re-pave. At least Avenue A getting re-paved is the biggest thing to happen to New York skateboarding since children discovered Indoor Ten. 2) Spot was a two second bust and for pros, but those rails parallel to the narrow banks on 33rd Street are mad high now. 21. 21. 21.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: So, Thunder in 8, right?! With the Russ adoration running high on here this past season, let’s take a second to remind ourselves of J.R. Smith’s brilliance — sorry, meant NBA Champion™ J.R. Smith’s brilliance. [Also remembered how annoying it is that we now have to wait until the end of June to find out who MVP, 6MOTY, etc. is now.]

Quote of the Week: “Harden is like the guy at the spot who knows how to land all tricks, but he’s wearing fat Globes and skinny pants.” — Francesco Pini

Pad Dowd’s Favorite Skater™.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — April 21, 2017

April 21st, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

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On-time Monday Links post this week, late Top 10 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A bit more death-defying stuff this week, including the best Joe Valdez impression in a long time, and probably the most insane eye for a “spot” ever featured on the countdown at #1. It’s some high-brow Jaws shit, but utterly fucked that somebody climbed up that thing to see if it was grindable, let alone skated it.

Weather seems to have cleared up, have a good weekend

Original Clips:

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Intro via IG [link] 10) Max Van Arnem via Noise Two [link] 9) Valentin Bauer via “Octogon Mix” [link] 8) Chris Jones via Cinematographer Project: World View [link] 7) Roman Lisivka via Primitive Part [link] 6) Elijah Odom via Andrew Skateshop’s Landfall video [link] 5) Joel Banner via “DENDRIDIC FLUX – [HTL VOL 15]” [link] 4) Victor Süssekind via “Bem-Vindo à Converse Cons Brasil” [link] 3) Erik J. Pettersen via IG [link] 2) Tom Fox via “DENDRIDIC FLUX – [HTL VOL 15]” [link] 1) Dave Mull via New Driveway [link]

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Previously: April 14, 2017

P.S. Lurker Lou, Ian Reid and a couple boys are having an art show in Brooklyn tomorrow. Flyer here.

‘That’s Not Worth Filming’ — Dime Comp Volume 420

April 20th, 2017 | 9:19 am | Video & Remixes | 1 Comment

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Dime’s affluence over the past year has given rise to several developments. 1) They’re opening a store in Montreal on Saturday (depicted above.) They’ll carry their line, in addition to hardgoods, Quartersnacks merch and chill stuff from other chill companies. Proud of you boys. 2) They command a wider-reaching influence that has catapulted Jamal Smith into internet infamy yet again, made bowling edge out tennis as skaters’ peripheral sporting obsession, and the #dimechallenge to be undertaken in regions far outside French Canadia. 3) When you catch checks, you catch flights, and those flights have resulted in side-eyes from Swedish filmmakers.

Phil only carries the VX around for exercise, so here’s everything from the past year or so that was just for Instagram ;)

Previous Dime Comps: Three, two, one

Also, how could we forget…

The Continued Extinction of New York City Ledges

April 18th, 2017 | 8:58 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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They took small chunks out of Gay Ledges. This is a spot that hosted no activities besides skateboarding, and people letting their dogs shit on the cement floor.

Nobody really skated these until ~2010 (let alone gave a wholehearted attempt at breaking them in), when the bar for a decent ledge in New York was falling, and falling, and falling. We took some time off from Gay Ledges during the fruitful / frustrating Seaport years, and upon putting it back in the spot rotation around 2013, what was once an ok-enough ledge, turned into one of the better ledges downtown. We had to wax it every time we skated there, it’d be windy, you’d have to dodge piles of dog shit, argue with people bored enough to insist you’re being a nuisance at this otherwise useless portion of the park — but it was…a ledge.

A decent ledge — even a charmingly bad one — is becoming an endangered species in this city. Thanks to LurkNYC for the tip and photo. R.I.P.

“Gay Ledges is like Eggs, except nowhere near as good and you get kicked out in five minutes.” — Lurker Lou

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‘Landfall’ — Local Miami Skateboarding, C. 2017

April 17th, 2017 | 2:05 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments

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“Why is that shop called Andrew?”
“The three biggest things to ever happen to Miami are cocaine, Lebron James, and Hurricane Andrew.” — Roctakon

Past the days of peak-era Josh Stewart videos and Trick Daddy’s ownership of the coveted www.thug.com domain name, it’s felt like much coverage of Miami’s skate scene has come via trip edits from outsiders. And even then, winter getaways to Miami have decreased as trips to San Juan took up winter media marketshare.

Andrew, a new shop in downtown Miami that opened up this past weekend, just released their inaugural video offering, “Landfall.” It focuses on the current generation of locals from a city that can sometimes feel underrepresented when pitted against its colder east coast counterparts. Filmed in sun-baked VX that has felt synonymous with Miami footage since the Static days, it sprinkles the city’s remaining classic spots between cutty bits of crust that visitors would otherwise easily overlook.

Features Rezza Honarvar, Khari Macintosh, Elijah Garcia, Justin Stout and Elijah Odom.