How Far We’ve Come

March 5th, 2014 | 1:36 pm | Daily News | 17 Comments

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Here we were thinking the double-kinked rail at Paine’s Park was stupid…Is a triple-kinked rail the most useless thing ever installed inside a skatepark? (For everyone except the guy who decided to darkslide down one, obvs.)

What’s the last #game #changing trick that actually affected you? Do you remember the tricks in Nigel Hudsons’ part? Do you even know how many stairs that guy in the fedora grinded down? When was the last time you were bothered to count #a #lot #of #stairs? When did you lose track of the tricks that went down Hollywood High?

Will pros still get mad at us for remembering their notable flatground maneuvers with a greater fondness than the “stuff they killed themselves for?” Will they ever understand the “Gravity v.s. Relatability” theory? Has anyone asked a #game #changing pro if they are disgruntled with the fact that Pete Eldridge still owns the title of the most notable thing done on a skateboard in the past eighteen months?

Did Jim Greco ever think that the tasteful homages to his childhood favorites in his best part since Baker 2G would reach so far in such little time?

Has anyone suggested that the “goof off” section at the end of Menik Mati predicted a lot of what happened with skateboarding in the 2010s?

Will skateboarding’s concession to #normcore be that we collectively stop caring how good tricks are, and accept the old “skate 4 fun” adage that gets mumbled more than it gets practiced in #game #changing circles? e.g. will Nigel Hudsons’ next part be heavily influenced by Genesis Evans? (BTW is the Chrome add-on that filters the word “normcore” from webpages available for Safari yet?)

Or will skateboarding accidentally propel itself into irrelevance the same way rollerblading did in the late-nineties, because it will soon just start to look silly?

Did YG’s album leak yet?

Anyway, here’s a guy darksliding a triple-kinked rail (Note that not all of the hard-hitting questions above relate back to a guy darksliding a triple-kinked rail):

Previously: The Footage Machine Known as Mark Sucio & A Corresponding 21 Questions

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17 Comments

Comment by Khaki
  • I was so about to comment about skateboarding’s affair with normcore ie palace, welcome, etc. This is the best Tuesday I’ve had at Quartersnacks in some time.

    March 5, 2014 @ 1:52 pm
  • Comment by George Costanza
  • I think we will all remember Olson’s longways ollie over the school bench.

    March 5, 2014 @ 2:01 pm
  • Comment by roosy
  • Damn, i predicted this shit too b. Just so I have proof later on I’m going to go ahead and say someone does a 540 down a proper set this year.

    March 5, 2014 @ 8:28 pm
  • Comment by bitter alcoholic tranny skater and viber
  • #fuckskateboarding

    March 5, 2014 @ 9:05 pm
  • Comment by Serp
  • #normcore? Why not just call it populism? Who has time to find out about this shit?

    March 6, 2014 @ 1:15 am
  • Comment by time?
  • time is a flat circle my nigga

    March 6, 2014 @ 2:02 am
  • Comment by mikediesel
  • Gnar skateboarding will always take precedence over relatable skateboarding. I do like the fact that people are starting to appreciate the asthetic aspects more now though.

    March 6, 2014 @ 3:14 am
  • Comment by apples to oranges
  • @roosy:

    http://vimeo.com/52419095
    some guy 540’d a stairset almost 2 years ago, but he rides for darkstar…
    so it might not count, or at least it’s excuseable if someone overlooked it.

    March 6, 2014 @ 4:43 am
  • Comment by mikediesel
  • no shit? haha that was so sick. man wtf happened to darkstar though? I blame chet. haha

    March 6, 2014 @ 1:47 pm
  • Comment by lets be honest
  • @ mikediesel. thats like, Your opinion, man

    March 6, 2014 @ 1:57 pm
  • Comment by lets be honest
  • Darkstar would still be relevant if BD still rode for them

    bring back the globes too !

    March 6, 2014 @ 4:26 pm
  • Comment by Roosy
  • Damn, 9 is my definition of a proper set too. Someone people care about lands a 540 this year then. Maybe Nigel?

    March 6, 2014 @ 4:46 pm
  • Comment by Sleazy Bone
  • Can we agree that the out ledge from hell next to the rail is equally, if not more useless. It’s like the dudes who designed some of those early 2000’s concrete parks thought we all skated like Cairo Foster

    March 10, 2014 @ 6:57 am
  • Comment by Keith
  • Triple kink? Where’s the other 2 kinks that’s a single kink with a dick at the end. Trick was still sick but your overselling it a bit

    March 25, 2014 @ 4:45 pm
  • Comment by kljklafsd
  • Skateboarding has always been kind of lame to me… lil flips and tiny grinds. What out kids you might hurt your shin : / Even the most insane crazy skateboarder will always be not even nearly as big as the smallest average rollerblader…

    I’ve tried both sports and flipping the board around can be fun cause all you need is flat surface but as far as innovation and freedom to try tricks, skateboarding is pretty limited by it’s nature.

    March 25, 2014 @ 4:56 pm
  • Comment by gardbagggggge
  • this nigha^^^^

    March 25, 2014 @ 9:07 pm
  • Comment by deniseisatwat
  • That’s not a triple kink you simple minded retards. You can count as well as you can write articles.

    March 26, 2014 @ 3:57 pm
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