From the Cell Block to the Skate Spot

September 16th, 2013 | 5:57 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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Shawn Powers for Dior Homme S/S ’14. Photo by Peter Sutherland.

We cut a few prices on some remaining QS gear in anticipation of fall items.

Much like Riff Raff is the undisputed king of Vine (sooo spring 2013, right?), Lucas Puig is perhaps the only Instagram user making good use of the app’s video function. He put together a brief “Best Of” video of his straight-to-Instagram tricks. Also, why exactly didn’t he skate to “I Can’t Wait” in Bon Voyage?

There’s a new minimal, manual-friendly skate park in Bushwick, similar to the one that popped up in Park Slope two years back. More of these please.

Though they are less “minimal,” Templeton from Mostly Skateboarding put together a cool #listicle of the most innovative skateparks on earth for Complex.

Yaje Popson came back from Brazil and is still really good at skateboarding.

One of Yaje’s friends, Luke Clerkin, has a fun midtown night session clip online, too. It can easily get frustrating, but its still tough to think of a spot more fun than a good night in midtown. (P.S. The ground is fixed at that wallride on 65th Street.)

Billy McFeely has a quick interview and a few tricks over on the Transworld site.

Added Lurker Lou giving a tour of “The Tree” at Con Ed Banks and his Williamsburg Monument spot check from Faux One One to each respective spot page.

Deep Dish is a new video out of Chicago with a New York section as its opener.

Some stuff that has been online for a bit (i.e. content that is ~five days old): Jake Johnson came back to the city and destroyed everything in thirty seconds, Alex Olson skated New York for a bit and then went to Iceland to exfoliate, Huf put out the obligatory “Summer Trip to NY” clip with some lesser seen spots (fakie boardslide down Black Hubba is nuts), and Chris Nieratko ran down the history of New York’s first skateboard company for ESPN.

The New York Times had some skate-related content in the past week: an article on preserving the first skatepark ever built in New York (and still the only public vert ramp in the city, right?), and a site feature on some of Allen Ying’s photos.

“Free Gucci Mane” shirts never go out of style.

Quote of the Week: “Sick, now there are babies crying. This is like eating in a hospital.” — Josh Velez on eating in Golden Krust

Boil the Ocean claims Quartersnacks is the skate industry’s Traps N Trunks. And here we were thinking we were its Purple Diary :(


Comment by f
  • jake johnson was way cooler before he was on king of the road

    September 16, 2013 @ 6:35 pm
  • Comment by Reggie Miller
  • jake johnson was way cooler before he was on the internet :'(

    September 16, 2013 @ 10:23 pm
  • Comment by roctakon

    September 17, 2013 @ 1:46 am
  • Comment by google
  • jake johnson was way cooler before he chilled with brengar

    September 17, 2013 @ 9:49 am
  • Comment by f
  • f you roctakon, haha

    September 17, 2013 @ 12:23 pm
  • Comment by L
  • no qs comments on the new westgate part? did you miss the made video?

    September 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
  • Comment by Bosco
  • @ L westgate is really gnarly, i think everyone knows that and expected it, no need to talk about it

    September 17, 2013 @ 5:14 pm
  • Comment by roctakon
  • I’ll watch a westgate part when he starts taking his zoo boxes to Buffalo Exchange l

    September 17, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
  • Comment by Chris Franzen
  • ah come on dog “fakie boardslide” damn smdh. its a fakie lipslide. this isn’t even some “nollie half cab” bullshit where its wrong but everyone damn well knows what you saying. expected more tbh.

    September 18, 2013 @ 12:17 am
  • Comment by metta world truth
  • provosts part was better anyway

    September 18, 2013 @ 9:54 pm
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