Drinking Update

May 2nd, 2016 | 12:36 pm | Daily News | No Comments

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Max Palmer by Max Hull

New QS spring merch is now available at Supreme & Labor. Available at other U.S. stores this week. Japan also this week. Europe and Canada next week. Available online next Monday, May 9th at midnight. It’s cool.

Torey Goodall’s impact on the world of skateboard fashion continues to emerge. Ripped Laces interviewed Vintage Sponsor, the stylist behind John Shanhan’s DGK part and archiver of nineties Polo gear and old skate tees alike.

Always down for any tribute to the pre-YouTube wild west days of the skateboard internet. Village Psychic did a post about the post-Yeah Right! Quicktime tour videos that would run on Crailtap in the early 2000s.

This line is peak early 2000s Lordz nostalgia :) #NHNScomeback

Out of all the interviews I’ve done for this website or elsewhere — and this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his reputation for being the happiest human alive — Karl Watson is on the shortlist for most enjoyable to talk to. (I accidentally deleted the audio before transcribing and he was even down to do it again.) His hour-plus episode on the Shetler Podcast was a joy to listen to.

There’s a new Kalis part to wrap up his “Life on Video” series. Happy 40th KLS-1.

Some chill footage of Hjalte and the Blobys in this Las Palmas trip clip that Tombo just posted. There’s an $800 ticket if you leave Thursday

The first five 411s, compressed into nine minutes.

“Are Eric Koston’s indigo-tinted industry maneuvers helping to usher in a post-board sponsor era in which deck makers become loose, image-oriented collectives for pros and various bros to shack up for a time, under some ‘gest’ or similar rubric, before drifting apart?” — Boil the Ocean on Prince’s legacy in skateboarding, and the prospect of increased fluidity in board sponsor changes.

Rhythm is a dancer and here’s a compilation of board-snap rollaways.

Cooper Park may soon have a 10 P.M. curfew. Was it even lit up to begin with?

New video from the crew behind Tengu is on the way. Daniel Kim’s new hair is great.

An interview with Big Brother‘s Rick Kosick & Menace’s Fabian Alomar. (~35:00 mark.)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: They just won’t let Jeremy Lin alone…Everyone please cross your fingers for a Heat-Cavs Eastern Conference Finals :)

Quote of the Week: “Would any of you be interested in buying a l*ngb**rd?” — Our Montreal Airbnb Host

^^^The only Prince homage in rap that really matters.

Five Favorite Parts With Josh Kalis

April 29th, 2016 | 2:45 am | Features & Interviews | 1 Comment

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Photo by Mike Blabac

As a coincidental addendum to the “Life on Video” series that has been going on all week, here’s a quick rundown of what gets one of the greatest champions of classic plaza-based street skating hyped. Stoked he included a certain two-song part from a personal favorite in there ;) Have a good weekend everybody.

Bounce Back With Emilio

April 27th, 2016 | 12:19 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

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It’s warm out and iMessages with the latest intel on 2016’s [inevitably roadplate-based] “Spot of the Summer” are running rampant south of 14th Street. While Houston Street construction always piques the most eyes downtown, other things have indeed been happening this spring. For instance, Yaje made the daunting skate from the now-defunct Nike SB Garage, across the Williamsburg Bridge, and to T.F. West (3.6 miles according to the Google) holding a ten-foot-long flatbar, yielding a brief flash in the pan moment when T.F. West had attractions beyond the garbage.

There’s also the even more drastic break from monotony happening over at Astor Place. For the first time in its history, the greatest non-spot in the history of skateboarding has something to skate besides nothing. Whether that will continue to be the case remains to be seen, but that small gap there reminds of the ledge to street gap at BAM and the era when little kid spots still made it into grown-up skate videos :)

Previously: Greenpoint Street Skating, Don’t Leave Me Stuck Here, No Daydrinking ‘Til Memorial Day

Also, last but not least, happy belated birthday 2 da midwest sk8 god Dave Caddo.

What’s everyone wearing to the Dime premiere?

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All the Critics Love You at T.F.

April 25th, 2016 | 12:05 pm | Daily News | No Comments

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Our friend Danny Weiss was recently involved in a serious accident. Any help with his medical costs is appreciated. Get well soon Weiss.

Here’s the circa ~2007, pre-Bronze montage Peter Sidlauskas made to the eight-minute entirety of “Purple Rain.” Features a Shut-era Shawn Powers, a young Gonyon, a hesh B.D., and a bowler hat Derrick Z. Shout out to Esteban for re-uploading :)

Zered has a quick minute of line-heavy new footage out.

“Get that piece of…camera out of my face.” Another VHS edition of Lurk NYC’s “N.Y. Times” series is now live. Daytime midtown footage + lo-fi picture quality = ♥♥♥

Part one of the Josh Kalis “Video History” series is now live. Kind of touches on some of the same stuff as his Epicly Later’d, but a bit more personal and anecdote heavy. Amazing that so much of that early nineties footage is so well preserved.

Germany’s Solo mag caught up with Pontus Alv for an extra-detailed interview about the Polar video, the classic “r full videos #relevant?!”-discussion, the origins of the title, and how he still hates the song he skated to in Mad Circle’s Five Flavors.

So far, the only plus side to extended Instagram videos is this J.B. Gillett warm-up clip.

Skateboard Story interviewed Philly Santosuosso from Humidity Skateshop.

Nollie pop lord and former Inkwell office resident Brendan Carroll’s Static 5 part is now online, aanndd Zach Moore put Mike Heikkila’s Transplants part on YouTube as well.

An allegiance to track pants unlike any other in history. Also a pretty great part :)

A short documentary about the first “skateboard track” or um, snakerun.

My BFF Thando just dropped the video for his first single. Video by Adam Zhu.

Upon hearing Prince had died, one of the first things that popped to mind was Chris Milic’s It’s a Secret part. I YouTubed it once I was back at a computer, and the comments revealed that I was not the only one: “This made me start listening to Prince more.” Everyone loves a lazy discussion about the #importance of skate videos in 2016, but they still leave long-lasting imprints when done right. Whether they’re watched off an old tube TV, a computer screen, or a cell phone really doesn’t matter.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Are the Celtics really our favorite team in the east now? Is Tim Duncan an impending six-time Champion after the Steph injury?

Quote of the Week: “Slicky Boy and Dirty Daddy are the only reasons I’m still on Facebook.” — T-Bird

Not a great week in music. R.I.P. Billy Paul.

Conor Prunty — 422 Part

April 22nd, 2016 | 12:10 am | Video & Remixes | 6 Comments

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Photo by Colin Sussingham

Filming a barrage of straight to web parts in the America’s Got Talent-era of the Thrasher homepage seems like an antiquated undertaking — unless of course it’s truly special and worth it. This is why a dedicated Quartersnacks part is only an annual occurrence. This year, it belongs to Space Heater and Beef Patty alumnus Conor Prunty. As the lenses pointed at the Most Productive Crew™ have grown in greater demand, it seemed important to shine some light on one of its most understated talents, and the reigning titleholder for best intro line in a MPC™ production.

Filmed by Max Hull, Johnny Wilson and Sir Robert Harris. Sadly, John Choi could not be reached for guest trick availability :(

Alternate YouTube Link. (Anyone got any tips on how to get rid of auto 60fps when you play in 720p?) Have a great weekend y’all.

R.I.P. Prince