Running Around the Lobby

September 3rd, 2013 | 9:28 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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Monday Links on a Tuesday for the second week in a row.

Check out Philly Santosuosso’s mini New York part for Politic Skateboards. Eighty percent of it was filmed within maybe a ten-block radius. For those who don’t know, Philly runs Humidity Skateshop in New Orleans. DGK did a sick video about the shop and crew a few weeks ago.

The twenty definitive skateboard apparel trends of the nineties, in #listicle form.

For whatever reason, Shorty’s decided to start making skateboards again (don’t Skate Mafia and Shake Junt seem to split the space that Shorty’s would occupy, had it survived the post-Muska era?), but at least their iconic Horty shirt never lost relevance, as evidenced by this Westchester, NY-based montage. A notable QS associate also kinda met his wife because of that shirt. An undisputed classic.

If you live in/near the East Village, you knew 12th & A has semi been back for over a week. Due to Instagram, it’s now common knowledge for all. So, here’s the first known clip from 12th & A version 6.0. Is filming a lo-fi viewfinder the new VX1000?

…or wait, now that Instagram promos are a “thing,” has the iPhone solidified its position as the new VX1000?

And if there’s a new VX1000, what’s the new TRV900? A Galaxy S4? Until we figure that out, Billy Rohan has been hitting the streets with a TRV, and coming out with “Illumingnarly” edits of standard New York weirdos and some skateboarding.

R.B. Umali breaks down a nineties-heavy top five tricks he’s ever filmed. All due respect to Kalis’ Newport fakie flip, but the kickflip from Peep This that R.B. filmed might edge it out, considering it’s maybe the best kickflip ever done. Also, Billy McFeely 5050ed the ledge Lennie Kirk boardslid.

Craiglist Missed Connection alert! Anyone who reads this site lock eyes with some girl on the L train at 1 A.M. the other night? If you get a date out of it, be sure to thank the G Man at our Missed Connections desk ;)

BAM (the former best spot in Brooklyn), is hosting a skateboard-themed film series from September 6th through the 23rd. They’ll be showing everything from Gleaming the Cube, to This Ain’t California, to Waiting for Lightning, to Kids, and even Yeah Right! on a big screen. Taji Ameen interviewed George Gage, director of Skateboard starring Tony Alva, one of the first mainstream movies about skateboarding and the first in BAM’s series. (Related: The fifteen-minute short from 1966, The Devil’s Toy, is available online for free, and is one of the first films to depict skateboarding altogether. BAM will be screening it along with some related shorts later in the month. It was also the source material for the random shots of kids skating in the original Lurkers 2 promo.)

QS Sports Desk *Throwback* Play of the Week / Article Recommendation: As Knicks fans, it’s easier to remember Tracy McGrady as a past-his-prime cap-clearing piece than the guy responsible for things like this, but Bill Simmons makes a compelling case for his spot in the hall of fame over on Grantland.

Quote of the Week: “Nike Dunk wedges are the new tongue ring.” — Roctakon. (Should we expect a Three 6 Mafia reunion solely to sing the praises of young women in Nike Dunk wedges?)

Not the first time that we’re bummed over local TV programing changes: Despite the fact that Coming to America came out twenty-five years ago, and his only semi-recent output is admittedly an amazing Chapelle’s Show cameo, Pix 11 decided to give Arsenio Hall his own show at 11 P.M., moving Seinfeld reruns to 6:30 P.M. and midnight starting next week. Less of a reason to come home early.


Comment by young
  • Phhillly #1

    September 3, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
  • Comment by 若いベース神
  • T-Mac. (also never forget when Agent 0 dropped 60 on the Lakers)

    September 3, 2013 @ 7:57 pm
  • Comment by Wordgebra
  • white tees will never die

    September 3, 2013 @ 8:16 pm
  • Comment by Flex
  • Disappointed by this summer’s lack of song of the summer coverage on quarter snacks. What’s the cashing out, racks, mercy, etc of 2013?

    September 3, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • Some Type of Way and Versace I guess?

    September 4, 2013 @ 12:17 am
  • Comment by roctakon
  • the 90s trends list is great. My fave one is ‘chilling shoes’ PERFECT!

    September 4, 2013 @ 1:17 am
  • Comment by J~wU
  • re. the kalis kickflip over the barrier at the end of peep this, does anyone know if it was off the flat, or off a bump/kicker as there is a bit of the bottom view that is restricted in the clip?

    September 4, 2013 @ 5:27 am
  • Comment by Philosopher
  • The kickflip is over a hazard barrel thing and the light on it too; off the brick ground that’s like a foot and half off the ground, but there’s a curb surrounding it, hence the lack of a view of his feet. Pretty sure that’s almost completely flat right up to the curb, but it might slope up a little. In any event that shit is an at least 3 foot high kickflip and the bump is negligible if one exists at all.

    Like the Maldonado 50-50 in Welcome to Hell (see about 1:00 below), there may be a “bump” in technical terms, but not like some Cali red curb kicker bumper. East coast curb cuts are tiny.

    September 4, 2013 @ 5:46 pm
  • Comment by TheRuggedPicturePoser
  • I still dress like that, just a bit more refined.

    September 4, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
  • Comment by Clayton
  • Haha yes, chilling shoes. In the 90’s it was a groundbreaking cconcept.

    September 8, 2013 @ 4:21 am
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