Pacific Ocean in the Backyard Looking Sexy

February 27th, 2017 | 11:25 am | Daily News | No Comments

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There are obviously an overwhelming amount of causes that need contributions right now, but even if it’s just a few bucks, please contribute to the construction of the Annapurna Skatepark, Nepal’s first international-standard concrete park.

Slapmagazine420 @ gmail shared this amazing Jim Greco flow chart. What’s ur fav?

Congrats to Yaje on his Transworld cover. 1) Is it safe to say the easiest way to land on the cover on a major magazine while skating a spot in New York is via the Columbus Park rail. 2) Why does the cover layout of TWS now look like TSM?

“I’d rather watch Kenny do a backside 180…” The same wonderful remixer who treated us to post-Pretty Sweet remixes of Jesus and Carroll went ahead and put together a feel-good George Benson x Kenny Anderson pairing.

Always nice to break free from the L.E.S. Park industrial content complex on Monday Links :) Bill$ is a new, 11-minute video from Angel Fonseca and The Bronx boys.

Choppy Omega was the first one to ollie the Love Gap, Vinny Ponte was the first to document it, and Reynolds is the first one to piss people off for flying in to just get one trick and bounce. Vern Laird and Jimmy Gorecki wax on about the days when not everything at Love Park was on film.

Even though it was only partially based in New York, Last of the Mohicans was a 2008 that further propelled the typical mode of skating this city into deep outer borough crust. Joe Perrin and OJ Wheels put together Relapse of the Mohicans, a 13-minute video with parts and cameos from the entire original cast.

The Bunt’s latest is with Bastien Salabanzi.

Boil the Ocean furthers expands on the concept of professional skateboarding as professional wrestling by weighing its potential future as a Pay-Per-View spectacle.

Spot Updates: 1) The building further knobbed everything at CBS, to the point where you can’t even skate it as a keyhole ledge anymore. 2) M2M closed down / is moving.

Anyone go into Think Coffee on Mercer and looking to make some extra money?

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Stop shaming night owls you squares. The case for going to bed at 2:30 A.M.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 6′ 3 180 pound Russell Westbrook over … 6′ 11, 270 pound Demarcus Cousins.

Quote of the Week: “To be honest, the fittest birds I saw in Sao Paolo were blokes.” — Will R.S.

They could’ve given an Oscar to Network because apparently it came out yesterday.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — February 24, 2017

February 24th, 2017 | 12:22 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Been a Spain-heavy week in the skateboard universe. Don’t know who #7 is, but when’s the last time you saw a six-trick no-push line? Frankly, this entire top ten could’ve been from the Sucubo video that got posted on Thrasher earlier this week, but we had to cap it at three inclusions. Also, is there anyone out there whose favorite skateboarder isn’t Tiago Lemos right now?

Enjoy the weather, enjoy the Hndrxx, enjoy the weekend ;)

Original Clips:

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10) Antwuan Dixon via Instagram [link] 9) Will Marshall via Instagram [link] 8) Ricky Twohill via “Search” [link] 7) ? via Sucubo [link] 6) Daniel Jenks via Instagram [link] 5) Carlos Ribiero via “Juice” [link] 4) Jvan Vires via Sucubo [link] 3) Fred Gall via “Relapse of the Mohicans” [link] 2) Adrian Del Campo via Sucubo [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link]

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Previously: February 17, 2017

Five Favorite Parts With GX1000

February 22nd, 2017 | 10:30 am | Features & Interviews | 6 Comments

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Photo by Richard Hart
Intro & Interview by Zach Baker

Ryan Garshell is committed to the craft of filming in as literal of a sense as imaginable — the only way he bails on a hill bomb is if a car literally forces him off his board. While some put their energy into production value, weird archival footage and editing, GX’s preoccupation is portraying skating’s rawness and lasting criminality. Garshell is skating’s largest proponent of the camera that Bill Strobeck threw in the trash a few years ago, and his filming is often as fucked as whatever is going on in front of the lens. As the skater, there must be some added incentive to land tricks when you know that your filmer will see the clip through no matter how steep the hill, how bummed the homeowner or how many cops are present.

GX1000 managed to create a style of video that is completely unique — an aesthetic that is so hard to imitate because it would require being as crazy as Garshell himself, whose five favorite video parts are listed immediately below this sentence.

Pucci is Different From Gucci

February 20th, 2017 | 12:48 pm | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Late start to the day. Congrats to Yaje Popson, one of remarkably few T.F. native sons to have the distinction of his name on a pro board. Proud of you bud ♥

Happy Birthday Matthew Perez. Proud of you too ♥ …I think…

The largest tall tee Wade Desarmo ever wore was a 5XL. That and an examination of why so few objectively superior skateboarders make it out of Canada in his interview with a competing podcast. Even if you’re not a “Nine Club” guy, this one was great.

As far as our *favorite* skate podcast goes (and the one Wade is currently M.I.A. from because nobody is “in the streets” in Toronto…), The Bunt’s latest is with Stefan Janoski. Always felt in the minority of preferring his Inhabitants part over Mosaic, but good to to know it’s his fave too ;)

More podcasts?! You may remember a simpler time back in 2012 — before the world began to implode — when our biggest concern was a man named Louis Sarowsky forever ruining the act of skateboarding via a Mountain Dew-sponsored reality show…He has a new interview over on “Max White Presents.”

Vincent Touzery’s part from Spirit Quest / his 5Boro days is now online.

The angel who put together the Jesus remix from last weeks’ links rounded up all of Mike Carroll’s B-sides since Pretty Sweet and edited a four-minute part with some garnishes from the past. Rick Howard next or are those too few and far between?

Philly Santosuosso has a new part out for Humidity’s collaboration with Reebok. He also has a photo with Figgy Fresh. ♫ Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… ♫

Akira Mowatt has a new half New York, half California part for Ultra Corp Skateboards.

Between the Kevin Taylor part from a month ago and Mike Maldonado dropping a new one at the age of 41, Frozen in Carbonite’s piece on the Philadelphia Sports Mythos rings truer by the day in skateboarding. Where’s Tony Montgomery at?

Enjoyed this piece on why the death of DVD will haunt consumers. Skateboarding has the benefit of skate shops preserving community — unlike film, which lost its cultural hubs with the death of video stores (R.I.P. Kim’s) — which is all the more of a reminder to give your shop some money today.

Ricard Napoli’s new video, Making It Happen, premieres tonight in Williamsburg at 8.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Didn’t actually watch it, but this is the only All-Star game highlight we cared about.

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Where are you?”
Corey Rubin: “Bellport, Long Island. But if anyone asks, say Dubai.”

Was gonna embed “My President is Black” or the Honey Drippers or some shit for a President’s Day themed soundtrack, but the song below has calmed my nerves more than anything else the past couple weeks, so give her a whirl.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — February 17, 2017

February 17th, 2017 | 12:13 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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The Future album dropped today, it’s sixty degrees in three days, daylight saving time starts in three weeks, and the summer is in three months :) Getting there

ANYWAY, eventful week in the skateboard universe, with Gino pushing, an exclamation point to the recent barrage of picnic table clips coming from out west to cap it off, et al. Also, how fucked is it that the “bump” to bar that Yaje popped off in DANY is a full on spot now? Have a good weekend ♥

Original Clips:

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10) Gino Iannucci via Instagram [link] 9) Zach Moore via Insano [link] 8) Jordan Trahan via Bronze’s 56,000 video [link] 7) Eli Reed via Instagram [link] 6) Akira Mowatt “Welcome to Ultracorp” Part [link] 5) Spencer Semien via Instagram [link] 4) Sage Elsesser via “One Star Pro CC” Video [link] 3) Corey Glick via Oddity [link] 2) Gilbert Crockett via Venue’s Gospel video [link] 1) Quel Haddox via Instagram [link]

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Previously: February 3, 2017