“I didn’t know I was beast until I varial flipped a trash can.” — Genesis Evans
E.J. started to post bits and pieces of the DANY video over on his Vimeo page. You could still purchase hard copies of the video over at The Dany Store as well. Or if you want to get weird, we also saw it for sale at a barber shop in Japan, so…
Genny’s part is the first to go live, and it’s every bit as beast as sports analysts thought it would be when he was rolling away from the aforementioned varial flip. This video was what ushered in the wave of people skating the bad ledge at Houston Park again (also the inspiration for this post from March), so its chill to see this generation still keeping up with Anthony Correa’s business practices from Mixtape by placing a mid-line can on the pathway.
You probably saw it, but it’s perplexing as to how nine minutes of raw Jake Johnson footage can only have ~21K YouTube views? The remixes are bound to be rolling these next couple weeks, so here’s one that imagines if the rumors about Jake getting on Polar a year or two ago actually came true.
Dustin Henry wraps up his 2016 bid as “Skateboarder You Would Be Most Comfortable With Your Daughter Dating” with a starring role in “#myalltimers” — edging ever close to 2016’s leading frontrunner, Louie Lopez. It’s been a year full of upsets, and given Dustin’s steadfast commitment refusing to use swear words, not listening to Chief Keef, and a “Part of the Year” contender in the Antisocial vid, maybe he pulls away with the S.Y.W.B.M.C.W.Y.D.D. win this year.
The rest of the latest Alltimers video acts as an intro for Adrian Vega, Tyler Warren, Will Marshall and E.T. the Extraterrestrial + a visual space for Adam Zhu to do the ollie over the bumps at Alligator Ledge that everyone always claimed.
After Rodney Torres 5050ed through in like a 2001 issue of Thrasher, you kinda had to figure there wasn’t much else to for full-grown adults do on the back end of the ‘E’ of the love sign on 55th and Sixth Avenue. Then Josh 5-0ed it in Lurkers 3 last year, and you really had to think there’s no other way an adult could contort his body to fit through something no larger than your average car trunk.
Somehow, someway, the tallest adult to ever skate the spot — the ~5′ 11-ish Connor Champion — managed to condense himself into a human S and charge a nosegrind through the keyhole of the E. Unless there’s an Instagram video of Rob Welsh doing a noseslide or Daniel Kim drops a new part he never told anyone about these next five days, you already know what #1 of next week’s Quartersnacks Top 10 is going to be ;)
The claustrophobic nosegrind and a bunch of Wade D. footage could be found in Grand Collection‘s new one.
The entire week became a wash after that Vans video dropped. We capped it out at two inclusions, and left out the kinked rail heard around the world on purpose. Partly because everyone has seen it on every form of social media that exists, partly because word is that it didn’t even count ;) and because the trick that did get picked for #1 was on a rail that we hold a special bias for.
All around insane week in the skateboard world. Could’ve probably done a full top ten off the Sour Skateboards video alone, so you should go watch that if you have yet to do so. Have a good weekend.
10) Max Palmer is “1one1” [link] 9) Ron Deily in Zoo York’s “Eastern Conference” video [link] 8) Gavin Nolan in Zoo York’s “Eastern Conference” video [link] 7) Karl Salah in “Tsapof” [link] 6) Chris Milic in Dr. Scarecrowlink] 5) Sage Elsesser in “Hardies: What Will You Fight For?” [link] 4) Elijah Berle in Vans’ No Way Out video [link] 3) Josef Scott Jatta in Cava [link] 2) Tyshawn Jones in “Hardies: What Will You Fight For?” [link] 1) Kyle Walker in Vans’ No Way Out video [link]