Slam City Jam One Foot Crook Let’s Go

Rodney by Reda, behind Pyramid Ledges from the June 1998 TWS via Ted Newsome’s “New York Minute” spreads. This spot would be extra contemporary today had it not been knobbed for ~two decades.

“Words are escaping me, you’re talking about people I have a strong emotional connection to.” Torey Goodall’s Bunt interview is reaffirming proof of the fact that if you just go on enough drunken trips to New York, things sometimes just kinda work out in the end ♥ Just don’t ask him how he feels about Charles Rivard…

Idk what you’re doing if you haven’t watched Justin Henry’s Quasi video “Rough Cut” yet. Good bit of New York clips obvs, etc.

“Don’t mansplain tricks. Get out of here, you’re taking the fun out of skating. If you just go away, I’ll be so much happier. Half the fun of learning is doing it yourself.” Imagine having the audacity of giving Lacey Baker unsolicited trick tips. Anthony “The Writer” Pappalardo wrote an extended profile of Lacey for Huck magazine.

Shout out to every “Summer Trip to New York” clip with no Blue Park footage :) Here’s a nine-minute one from the Sk8 Hop dudes out of Puerto Rico, featuring some Watermelon Alex cameos!

Always great to see new Juan and Karl footage (that nollie nosegrind revert!) — here they are in the Yoan Taillandier’s latest “Futur Timeline” clip, skating an undecipherable European city ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Would probably leave Milano Centrale off a “hidden plazas” listicle (this one in Turin, on the other hand…), but Theories has a feature about Europe’s best, non-Spanish/Southbank/Republique/obvious plazas. We out to Bulgaria?

Bontó” is the latest from the Rios boys, Europe’s most productive crew, and specialists in skating spots that I have absolutely zero interest in ever skating ;)

Boil the Ocean considers the enduring legacy of Haulin’ Ass To Hall & Oats.

Luis Tolentino and Leo Heinert skate the 181st Street park for an afternoon. That park is actually a street spot btw.

Antosh put together a quick street edit of our friends in Vancouver.

Skate Jawn flew out to Morocco to help build a skatepark. Here’s the video.

Quote of the Week: “Imagine how mean Torey would be if he had boobs.” — Julia Kidder

This album arrived and went with a whimper when it came out, but now it’s a few degrees cooler and this is the only song the office listens to.

The 2018 Dime Glory Challenge A.K.A. Montreal Fashion Week

The Dime Glory Challenge has been compared to Wrestlemania, it has been called an antidote to Street League, and a joke in the face of skateboarding’s road to becoming an Olympic sport. I have heard colleagues echo my sentiments about Dime being the only company whose ideas are worthy of jealousy. “You know that one Dime video where ___” is a frequent refrain among many of our peers.

How do you write about something that everyone is unanimously in love with for the third year in a row without veering into trite redundancy? Why is it impossible to see anyone who doesn’t like Dime as anything but a shameless contrarian?

Last Saturday, we woke up so excited that we showed up to the Challenge at noon, only to learn that it would not begin until 3 P.M. Our moderately day-drunk sights set on our fellow attendees: only a week removed from #NYFW, a buzzed “wouldn’t it be funny” soon turned into asking strangers for pictures of their outfits to pass the time and break some ice.

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Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 21, 2018

Been a big past two weeks for guys named Pedro. Dime Glory Challenge recovery took longer than expected, so it has been somewhat of a slow week around the office. We were going to save any inclusions in the countdown from the contest until the official video made its way online. In the meantime, enjoy the final day of summer :)

Original Clips:

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Intro via @skategroundmag [link] 10) Juan Saavedra via “Futur Timeline 04” [link] 9) Andrew Considine via WKND’s “Sir Palmer” video [link] 8) Oscar Candon via “Futur Timeline 04” [link] 7) Lee Yankou via Baby Blue part [link] 6) Karl Salah via New Balance’s “My Road” video [link] 5) Trevor Thompsopn via WKND’s “Sir Palmer” video [link] 4) Alex Schmidt via WKND’s “Sir Palmer” video [link] 3) Cam Sedlick via “Damaged” part [link] 2) Jacopo Carozzi via IG [link] 1) Pedro Biagio via New Balance’s “My Road” video [link]

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Previously: September 14, 2018

Legends of the Spa

Four years after the Parks Department sabotaged the best obstacle at New York’s most famous still-standing skate spot, it has returned with a vengeance. Photo via Kyota.

It seems like we traded our annual office tradition of late posts on the Monday during Fashion Week for late posts on the Monday after Glory Challenge. No seasoned QS reader expected an on-time update today though, let’s be honest ;)

Before we get started, let’s talk about perseverance in the face of adversity. No matter what skate trick got away from you, what job interview didn’t call you back, what crush blocked your number…there is always hope. Even if it’s four years, and four broken boards later — maybe you too, one day, will be the recipient of a celebratory “oooohhhhh yeaaaaaahhh” from Alexis Lacroix. It is all a matter of patience and dedication.

FYI: Most remaining stuff in our webstore is on sale.

I know Vice articles about skateboarding tend to get a bad rap on the comments here, but this one is actually pretty good! Zach Harris on the “trend” of skateboarders not treating their bodies like garbage cans anymore. (Save everyone who spent the last three days in Montreal, I imagine.)

And on that note: “Will skateboarding’s notoriously rapid generational churn soon spur a backlash against sober, thoughtful life choices, and bring about a new era of ‘hammer’ tricks, illegitimate children and unpaid debt?” …probably?

Zered has an interview with Juxtapoz mag about his Paper Skaters project.

Village Psychic interrogates Nick Boserio about whether or not skating street on 60mm wheels is “cheating.” Try and read it in his voice.

Noted sweatpants engineer and our good friend Jimmy Gorecki has a nearly two-hour interview on The Nine Club.

Crazy Ass Paterson Skaters uploaded a 12-minute-long raw footy log.

It is wild how much the spot selection in even a skate heaven like Barcelona managed to change over the course of a decade. Tombo uploaded some old footage from a trip out there in 2005 with Puleo, a young Brandon Westgate, and others.

The Traffic team talks about riding a bus from Washington to New York with a pantless man who thought he was the Road Runner, and other stories from when they were filming for their last video.

New York resident Mark Suciu has a longform interview with North.

Here’s a new iPhone edit from Kyota.

Quote of the Week: “Speaking French is 10% pronunciation and 90% attitude.” — Young Lady Giving Impromptu French Lessons at Glory Challenge

You heard it here second on QS ♥

Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 14, 2018

Late one today, blame Dustin Henry.

The office checked out for Glory Challenge before getting to the newer “Battle of Normandy” edits, so we’ll get to those next week. See everyone in Montreal! ♥

…and mentioned it on social, but if you e-mailed for stickers on Wednesday BEFORE 10:57 A.M. New York time, keep a lookout in your mailbox this weekend (maybe you’ll have to wait til next week if you’re out west though.)

Original Clips:

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Intro via @alltimers on IG [link] 10) Chewy Canon via “Battle of Normandy 2018: Palace” [link] 9) Josef Scott Jatta via “Battle of Normandy: 2018” [link] 8) Ruben Spelta via “Battle of Normandy 2018: Magenta” [link] 7) Lucas Puig via “Battle of Normandy 2018: Palace” [link] 6) Nick Michel via “prob not all nicks worth peath extras” [link] 5) Jed Anderson via Baby Blue part [link] 4) Tyler Surrey ia “Battle of Normandy: 2018” [link] 3) Wacson Mass via Adidas’ “Selva de Pedra” video [link] 2) Jake Johnson via IG [link] 1) Pedro Delfino via “Welcome to Deathwish” part [link]

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Previously: September 7, 2018