Throwaway Laptops NBD

October 24th, 2016 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 1 Comment


Hey man, thanks for the glowing review. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now :) Oh, also regs line of new QS merch should be available very, very soon ♥

Better than a ginger shot!* A quick jolt of Jake Johnson from the GX video to get your day going. (*Disclaimer: probably not better than a ginger shot health-wise, fyi.)

Shout out to The New York Times for using “Fat Kid Spot,” the spot’s proper name, in their article about the park’s reconstruction. Also shout out to the DOT for getting rid of that pesky bridge above the park. Set to open late fall.

Hard to tell exactly where upstate this video is based out of, but spotted a good bit of Rochester spots. “Friction” is a chill eleven-minute video filmed somewhere around that big ol’ state that sits above our small center-of-the-universe city.

It feels like this is the first year in a long time when the frontrunner(s) for SOTY weren’t completely obvious a month out from the award. Boil the Ocean weighs in on the contenders, although gonna have to disagree that the Snoop Dogg song from Away Days ever needed to be skated to. Nor does it alleviate the fact that Busenitz skates in German jk ;) The QS list is Tiago, Max and Daniel Kim duh.

Sometimes you just want to skate in front of Fanelli’s during the lunch rush yaknow? “Mean Streets” volume 4 via the LurkNYC camp is now live.

“You never know: You might say the word faggot walking down the street one day and some big old lesbian’s going to hear you, turn around, and punch you right in the face.” Awesome new interview with Brian Anderson that encompasses his entire career, conducted on the occasion of him joining the Anti-Hero roster.

Major pet peeve is websites who don’t post dates with their content, so not entirely sure how old this is, but Boardrap has an interview with the two minds behind The Bunt, both the QS News Desk and the QS Sports Desk’s favorite podcast. (Yo shout out to Grant Patterson for pervading usage of the term “nollie half cab” and F all of U who have a problem with it. Sincerely, everyone who skates at T.F.) The Bunt’s new episode with Kevin Lowry is also now live, btw.

Bobby DeKeyzer x Tumblr remix, or something?

A teaser for Sabotage 5, the last Love Park video ever.

Stuff You’ve Seen: 1) Johnny’s new one, “Sup World,” which signals a bowing out of #skatevideohouse and a sonic foray into the renewed #interest in hardcore shirts? I dunno. 2) “Sage & Sean,” via my neighbor Logan Lara. 3) Lakai AM nearly levels Chelsea jogger. Last week was probably the heaviest “What about so-and-so?”-week for #QSTOP10. Can’t win ’em all and apologies if your faves got left out.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Lol, Javale McGee is going to the Finals this year.

Quote of the Week: “If skateboarding ends today, you still have at least ten years worth of content about the good old days.” — Pryce Holmes

Shout out to ♥ Josh Velez and Torey Goodall ♥, two of my favorite skateboarders on this earth who celebrated birthdays in the past week. Love you guys xoxo.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 21, 2016

October 21st, 2016 | 11:39 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments


Rough week over here. The flip side of the coin in having a super sleek, less-than-three-pound MacBook Air is that sometimes, when you’re sleep deprived in an airport, you forget to put it back into your bag while going through security. Probably doesn’t help that it’s the same color silver as the plastic bin itself. So while some TSA officer is probably enjoying a new less than year old Macbook back home, we had to make due with the situation. (I’m reluctant to believe that their suggestion of e-mailing them a description of the item is going to yield any type of result, fwiw.)

Haven’t missed a Monday Links post in five-plus years (excluding Monday holidays, obvs), and we sure as fuck aren’t about to start missing #QSTOP10s not even a few dozen episodes in. Better late than never. Next week should be more eventful than this one on the website, I promise xoxo. Have a great weekend ♥

Original Clips:


10) Ron Deily via Instagram [link] 9) Tyler Pacheco via “Simon & Manch in NYC” [link] 8) Miles Silvas via “Adidas Skateboarding x Official” [link] 7) Vinicius Santos via Ceremony [link] 6) Cyrus Bennett via “Sup World” [link] 5) JP Villa via Free Skate Mag Part [link] 4) Ishod Wair via “Sup World” [link] 3) Sean Pablo via “sean & Sage” [link] 2) Max Palmer via “Sup World” [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via “Press Play” part [link]


Previously: October 14, 2016

Do You Believe in Life After Bruns? — The Nik Stain Skate Jawn Mix

October 18th, 2016 | 4:33 am | Daily News | 9 Comments


Following yesterday’s infallible proclamation re: the this decade’s finest video part (said proclamation has nothing to do with the circumstances within which it was proclaimed, i.e. it was still the best video part of the 2010s last week, last month, and last year), an office discussion about distant second and third places to get our minds wandering ensued. In the heavily biased corridors of the QS office, the answer rests somewhere between Max Palmer in Sure and Nik Stain in Bruns. We threw Tom Knox’s Vase part along with Nick Jensen’s Eleventh Hour Kate Bush tribute in there for good English measure, but it’s totally fine if your vote is, like, *normal* e.g. Reynolds in Stay Gold or Mark Suciu’s Cross Continental part or something.

Unlike the aforementioned names, Nik Stain has been rather elusive since dropping his opus for said convo. There was a brief appearance in BrunsJawn Gardner-starring sequel, but otherwise, the work of the finest back smith performance artist since Correa got on Nicotine Wheels has only appeared bit-by-bit in montages. And so, an enterprising scholar of Russian skateboarding with a minor in manual pad studies put together this skate noise-less mix of Nik Stain B-sides. Culled from Cell Jawn videos, Bruns 2 and Johnny’s video blogs, this is the best we’re getting until the QS office’s next door neighbor Login Lava makes the 917 video.


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Better Days

October 17th, 2016 | 5:00 am | Daily News | No Comments


“Dylan Rieder’s contribution to all this isn’t quantifiable, which is partly the point. He rose up with the technical chops and California-dream profile that opened a potential path to a Ryan Sheckler lifestyle enabled by the deepest-pocketed surf and sport gear sponsors. Instead he sought counsel from addled iconoclasts AVE and Dill, pared back his trick repertoire and designed skateable loafers; his Street League runs read like some lyrical argument for quality over quantity, and he got to see the movement he helped shape flow across borders in ‘cherry,’ setting one of the more vibrant arcs for skating so far this decade.” — Boil the Ocean. Rest in Peace Dylan Rieder ♥

A link to the best video part of the 2010s.

There’s a new old bad obstacle at 12th & A. Also the barrier might be gone from TF?

An eight-minute compilation of Strobeck outtakes via his Instagram clips.

Already getting preemptive anxiety about when The Bunt’s season ends, and a new episode is no longer a regular part of the QS office’s work week for a while. The new one with Rick McCrank is great, as always.

Anthony Correa gets Bob Shirt’d. Hoboken Ledges are my favorite Jersey spot too :(

Always had a soft spot for cheesy nineties KTU dance songs. A bunch of Jersey dudes did a summer trip to Montreal. The nollie inward heel is #lol.

Village Psychic dwells on the difficulty of an effective [regs] inward heelflip.

Skateboard Story interviewed Marty Engren of Flippin’ Goods about running a European skate distro based on #small #brandz (Theories, Bronze, QS, others.)

The Watermelon man is throwing an event at the 2nd Nature Park this Wednesday.

Rick + Chico + Gonz + others mess around at Tompkins and elsewhere.

Gavin Nolan has a new welcome part for Mighty Healthy w/ cameos from Connor et al.

Jenkem’s Tim O’Connor Show sat down with Ian Reid and Mike Carroll to talk about Ian’s interesting forays into bondage photography, traveling to Chernobyl, etc.

The best ledges in Manhattan are now partially blocked off by scaffolding. You could still skate a lot of the spot, but half of it is super uncomfortable because you’re always at least four feet away from some bolt sticking out.

On this 10/17, please allow me to point you in the direction of “paint like Play-Doh the alfredo Lambo, the shrimp scampi Chevy and the guts look like egg yolk.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: All QS readers who hate sports are probably going to have to put up with a couple Russell Westbrook highlights getting thrown into #QSTOP10s this next half year. 2017 MVP let’s get it.

Quote of the Week: “I’m not sure I could live with somebody who could nollie backside 180 a bump to bar.” — Conor Prunty

Shout out to the boy Jonky Jack.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 14, 2016

October 14th, 2016 | 2:30 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments


Late start to the last day of the week over here. Been on a bender since the ~party~ obvs, but we good now xoxo. Thanks to everyone who came out, really means a lot. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now.

Special tribute edition of the top 10 below. Also FYI, McCrank’s Firing Line should be in this thing, but it’s just too long and would make this clip like three minutes long :) Have a good weekend. Rest in peace Dylan Rieder. Tell your friends you love them.

Original Clips:


10. Jaws via “THF Foundation Secret Session” video [link] 9. Blake Johnson via Instagram [link] 8. Zach Panebianco via “Shoot All Skaters Export: Chris Mulhern” [link] 7. Adrian Del Campo via @weigerv on Instagram [link] 6. Mike Carroll via Girl’s Washington State video [link] 5. Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 4. Kyle Walker via “Surveillance 02” [link] 3. Oscar Navarro via “Magnified” [link] 2. Milton Martinez via Instagram [link] 1. Dylan. [link]


Previously: October 7, 2016