Quim Cardona: Non Fiction 2

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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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. riri? one of the hottest girls in the world? …. hope your meth pipe was still hot when you typed that.

  8. 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.


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