Quim Cardona: Non Fiction 2

July 18th, 2013 | 2:47 pm | Time Capsule | 25 Comments

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This is perhaps the most glowing example of “How-did-I-not-know-this-existed?” in recent QS history. Our 2011 re-edit was somewhat of an unofficial addendum to Quim’s section in Non Fiction, but this part is the closest you’re going to get to an official sequel, and quite obviously put together with that original video in mind.

Overground Broadcasting is a Japanese video from 2008, edited by Morita Takahiro. Some word of its existence made it over to the States, except they didn’t promote the fact it had a five-minute Quim Cardona part nearly as much as they should have. The footage comes from two month-long Tokyo trips made in 2003 and 2006, with some bits of early-2000s, Zoo York-era Quim footage sprinkled in towards the end. (Some of it wound up in issues of E.S.T.)

As a guy whose more-discussed stylistic hallmarks have always been oddball spot and trick selection (e.g. heelflip body varials), pop, and “drunken monkey” arm gestures, it has been easy to forget Quim does some of the best-looking flip tricks in skateboarding. Even with three candidates for “Best Switch Flip Ever Done” to his name (off the curb cut in Non Fiction, over a concrete barrier off the curb across from Union Square, and the one where he was the only dude to get air off the bank at Riverbank Park), he still gets left out of the “Best Flip Tricks” conversation, which, as you may notice, we have on this website a lot. The fakie flip on flat, not to mention the backside flip and switch flip over the metal bar in this part, are reason-enough to merit more frequent inclusion alongside Kalis, Stevie, J.B., etc.

Nice of this to surface a week after we discovered Quim was originally supposed to have a full part in Eastern Exposure 3.

25 Comments

Comment by better late than never
  • was wondering why you guys hadnt posted this earlier

    July 18, 2013 @ 3:01 pm
  • Comment by Crazy Joe Davola
  • http://www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/chris-rock-kids-need-bullying

    “When ever I see those skateboard kids, I think those kids will be alright.” – Jerry Seinfeld.

    July 18, 2013 @ 3:08 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • Saw that earlier. Thought it was awesome because he fully sounded sincere.

    July 18, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
  • Comment by Andres
  • Surprised you hadn’t seen it too. Gou Miyagi part won him LISOTY in 2008.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVGgqvsz3qA

    July 18, 2013 @ 10:51 pm
  • Comment by let that bitch breathe
  • loved the part but could do without all the jump cuts mid trick

    July 19, 2013 @ 2:48 am
  • Comment by 若いベース神
  • this is awesome

    July 19, 2013 @ 11:30 am
  • Comment by The Rink
  • Every time he skates he does the best flatground trick ever.

    July 19, 2013 @ 1:02 pm
  • Comment by Clayton
  • I don’t understand, or care to understand the Quartersnacks fascination with “Ri Ri”, awful mainstream rap music and the NBA. I also don’t understand alot of the skate world gossip and god knows I have no clue what all the inside jokes on the Twitter feed and QS-alumni Instagram mean…but I understand that any Quim Cardona part is sick. Thanks.

    July 19, 2013 @ 7:18 pm
  • Comment by KEVIN HART
  • CLAYTON- UNDERSTAND THIS, YOU’RE A FUCK BOY.

    July 20, 2013 @ 5:40 am
  • Comment by Roctakon
  • so weird that the guy who runs this site would like one of the biggest sports in the world, one of the most popular types of music in the world, and one of the hottest girls in the world who happens to make Awesome R&B songs. SO WEIRD!!!!!

    July 20, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
  • Comment by Melo
  • What rap does Clayton thinks is not awful? Probably Big L and Wu Tang!

    July 20, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
  • Comment by Brownguy
  • clayton da fuckboy

    July 20, 2013 @ 3:17 pm
  • Comment by Dominic
  • Wow, someone posts a great link and speaks truth on an underrated skater, and a bunch of retards start slapping their chests and drooling at each other.

    Anyway, that was easily the best Quim part I’ve ever seen, with his best switch flip to date. Dude suffered from a severe lack of coverage in that era, with random one-trick clips in unseen videos. As our hosts point out, some of those tricks are for the record books (kickflip over the hydrant). Glad someone is keeping his memory alive, he has Kim of fallen off lately.

    And considering that along with Nas and Gangstarr, Big L and Wu are the best things to ever happen to an entire genre, I’m not sure what that comment was about.

    July 21, 2013 @ 3:07 am
  • Comment by TheRuggedPicturePoser
  • Quim part = good, Auto tune trap hop (southern rap)=bad, DITC=good, Rihanna=Hoe, basketball=NJ Nets, industry gossip=need more, QS=Stay doing it, Fat Back Band=Keep your fingers out of the jam

    And to Melo, Wu and Big L = Classic,

    No such thing as great R&B, unless you talking the classics.

    July 21, 2013 @ 4:26 pm
  • Comment by BROWNPANTSNIGGA
  • TIESTO&RIHANNA>BIG L & WU-TANG

    July 21, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
  • Comment by Clayton
  • Getting vibed by the locals!

    I feel the love

    July 21, 2013 @ 8:21 pm
  • Comment by Sleazy Bone
  • This same video has an amazing NYC section that includes Mike Wright, Harif Guzman, Eric Nelson, Rodney Torres, Kerel Roach, Akira, and many other notable Big Apple heads skating to a subway reggae band. Don’t know where you’d find it outside of the hard copy, but it’s suitably dope, even compared to the Quim part.

    July 21, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
  • Comment by Sleazy Bone
  • Dharam Khalsa is in there too.

    July 21, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
  • Comment by Sleazy Bone
  • Dharam Khalsa is in there too. I have the hard copy of this video but I’m a Luddite when it comes to file sharing.

    July 21, 2013 @ 11:41 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • Agree re: Tiesto & Rihanna.

    July 22, 2013 @ 11:58 am
  • Comment by mugsybogus
  • riri? one of the hottest girls in the world? …. hope your meth pipe was still hot when you typed that.

    July 22, 2013 @ 3:43 pm
  • Comment by TheRuggedPicturePoser
  • My meth pipe stays hot. Not feeling anything Rihanna, rick ross, kanye, lil wayne, dj kalhid, or iggy azalia bank does. See Jeru’s “The Bullshit” for my response.

    Iggy azalea can get it, though.

    I’m trying to rep for the grown men on this site. Born in 75, started skating in 85, started shooting dope in 1995, over everything in 2005.

    We will be here forever, forever and ever, forever and ever. We will be here forever.

    Gat to the dome, answer the phone. Tell em to call back.

    July 22, 2013 @ 3:54 pm
  • Comment by mugsybogus
  • *status obsessed. ie “inside a$&r info fam’

    July 22, 2013 @ 4:58 pm
  • Comment by Supersonics
  • Shapeless in seattle: rihanna in a bikini

    July 22, 2013 @ 5:41 pm
  • Comment by latchkey
  • the slept on phenomenon

    January 23, 2014 @ 12:50 pm
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