Josh Velez: Summer Madness Part For Inkwell Commons

October 20th, 2017 | 11:57 am | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

Collect anything — records, skateboards, sneakers — long enough past early adulthood, and eventually, you reach a point where you have a big, dusty mass of matter in your apartment. Upon realizing he was a decade into stacking shoeboxes of Jordans in his house, Josh had dilemma. But he was the latest entry on Forbes magazine’s “Youngest Billionaires” list — he wasn’t about to sell his sneakers to a bunch of nerds on the internet. Who has the time for that shit?

And so, he began skating through his collection for this part. (The 5s are apparently the best ones.) Happy 29th Josh ♥

Filmed by Andre Page and J.P. Blair. Edited by Cruzctrl a.k.a. Eric Cruz.

Previously: Wavey Wings, Djosh Unchained

Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 20, 2017

October 20th, 2017 | 1:57 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

Kind of a weird one this week ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ A lot of enders, a lot of Instagram, a bit of parkour, and one of the most utterly fucked kickflips ever done. Happy birthday Josh Velez :) Stay tuned later today for something ~special~

Original Clips:

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Intro via @frogskateboards on IG [link] 10) Luis Tolentino via Jenkem [link] 9) Andrew Reynolds via IG [link] 8) Remy Taveria via “Braaaad” [link] 7) Madars Apse via “DC Shoes – Special Delivery Tour 2017” [link] 6) Some Guy On Sour via “Cava Brain 1” [link] 5) Elijah Berle via IG [link] 4) Jereme Knibbs via “Mixtape Volume 3” [link] 3) Jaws via Saturdays [link] 2) Sean Greene via IG [link] 1) Grant Taylor via IG [link]

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Previously: October 13, 2017

Parent Magazine

October 16th, 2017 | 5:07 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

Photo via The Shady One

Yo the new full-length Gang Corp video is incredible. Impossible to watch it and not get hyped. Made me wanna go to midtown and hit spots we haven’t tried skating in years.

Damn, Delancey Curb was lit last night.

Please donate what you can to the Harold Hunter Foundation, which is doing a rout of fundraising right now. “A donation big or small will help enable them to provide mentoring, life skills workshops and college/career readiness activities for young people who would otherwise have no access to these vital services.” The best skater from New York is a H.H.F. alumnus so they’re doing real good work over there ♥

The Dominican government DMed Luis Tolentino and asked him to represent D.R. in the Olympics. Idc what your position on the Olympics is…that’s pretty beast.

Boil the Ocean is tweaking its business model away from long-winded musings on the world of skateboarding to give us the Uber of skateboard filmers.

The latest episode of Skate Muzik has a detailed interview with Eli Gesner about the music supervision from the early Zoo York videos.

Jake, Zered, Eli + Mehring go to a place not known for having spots and look for spots.

A minute of new footage of Wade D. skating Toronto.

Jesse and his dad went to Hawaii to film a video for Stussy.

The Tennyson Corp. put together a cameo-laden compilation of Jaime Reyes footage, the first girl I can remember seeing footage of in an east coast skate video. #respect.

Someone found a stash of photos of Pepe Martinez skating his driveway in 1988.

Spot Updates1) The long Philly step on Kenmare is a wrap. 2) The city quickly rebuilt the Triangle and it sucks.

Brian Kelley has spent the past couple years searching for all sorts of ephemera from New York City’s transit system. His collection became this massive book that is essentially the unofficial history of MTA merch. Worth every penny for any sort of New York history nerd or graphic design geek.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Get your shoe, man.

Quote of the Week:
Pryce’s 30-Year-Old Friend: “Oh yeah, I’ve read about Finstas and Rinstas.”
Pryce’s 16-Year-Old Brother: “Where’d you read that, Parent Magazine?”

Gonna use this day before 10/17 to remind everyone about “I pull up in a Zonda same color lasagna.”

Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 13, 2017

October 13th, 2017 | 10:45 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Add Jorge Calderon to the list of “Skaters With Names Similar to NBA Player Names That We Get Confused” along with Kevin Lowry. And it’s a long trip from Australia, but can somebody get Mitch Cunningham a ticket to next year’s Glory Challenge so he could rule the Gangster Challenge? Be safe out there yaknow ;) ♥

Original Clips:

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Intro via @emerica on Instagram [link] 10) Hootie Andrews via “Botched” [link] 9) Austin Lamb via IG [link] 8) Mitch Cunningham via “Botched” [link] 7) Jorge Calderon via IG [link] 6) Evan Smith via “Charred Remains: Thrash & Burn in Switzerland” [link] 5) Louie Lopez via “Charred Remains: Thrash & Burn in Switzerland” [link] 4) Tom Karangelov via “Keeping the Flame” part [link] 3) Griffin Gass via IG [link] 2) Spencer Hamilton via “Autumn” [link] 1) Terell Robinson via IG [link]

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Previously: October 6, 2017

Farewell to the Triangle

October 12th, 2017 | 12:08 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

It has been observed that making it to the Houston Park bump is the bare minimum benchmark to feel proud of yourself for having left L.E.S. Park. The Triangle and Tompkins had a similar relationship.

It took two hours to convince your group of friends to leave T.F. and skate to the westside. One rolled his ankle, one went to meet up with his girlfriend, another is staying to #build with Slicky Boy. The survivors begin the push down E. 9th Street. Do they make it to the westside — er, do they make it past Third Avenue?

“How was the rest of the day, did you make it to the westside?”
“No. We got stuck at the Triangle, ______ was trying some stupid trick.”

Triangles were once an unshakeable part of the cultural landscape, but whoever is in charge of streets in the East Village feels otherwise, especially as we approach the great unknown of 2018. As of yesterday, The Triangle™ is no more. What this means for other three-sided skate spots across the world, e.g. the Miami triangle, the Trianeln train station in Malmö, etc. remains to be seen.

Spend time with your triangles while you can, because as always, ain’t none of this shit promised

UPDATE: They rebuilt it today, but the bump looks pretty worthless, plus the fact it has the little pink sidewalk bumps in it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Full review coming 2018.