The Best Thing About 2015 Is This B-Roll From 2004

February 24th, 2015 | 5:57 am | Time Capsule | 12 Comments


We don’t make a point of running standalone posts about Thrasher videos, because chances are, you check Thrasher way before you end up on Quartersnacks navigating between the rap mixtape links for skateboard content. However, after posting J.B’s Freedom Fries part yesterday for no more reason than its status as once-a-week lunch hour viewing at the QS office, Thrasher uploaded all of French Fred’s raw footage from the creation of said part later in the day.

In the Jerry Hsu “Five Favorite Parts” piece that ran last week, he actually picked ten, and the post ended up consisting of the five he talked about the most. One of the more abbreviated stops was Gino’s Trilogy part, and how he didn’t necessarily need anything more than a handful of really solid tricks to make a substantial impact a la “less is more.” J.B’s parts have also seldom clocked in above two-minutes, yet always been memorable (remember how the feeble alley-oop 180 was the most talked about trick from Bon Voyage two years ago?) His 2:30 ender in Freedom Fries came at a time when “last part” meant a two-song emotional rollercoaster*. Watch Fred’s raw footage below; it’s obvious they could’ve tacked another 30-45 seconds onto it and didn’t. Everything in the part belongs and works. It’s perfect.

Great six-minute skate parts are as rare as great six-minute rap songs. They do exist, but there’s a reason most of the classics know not to risk overstaying their welcome.

*No disrespect to Arto, Zered or Jerry Hsu’s two-song tour de forces from the 2000s ;)

Watch it with “The Mexican” playing in the background for maximum effect.

Previously: All Hail Jean-Baptiste


Comment by Galen
  • thanks for song suggestion for maximum effect

    February 24, 2015 @ 10:31 am
  • Comment by Nervous Rex
  • So good.

    February 24, 2015 @ 11:09 am
  • Comment by TheRuggedPicturePoser
  • Got to love that Babe Ruth song selection. I dont know why people dont use those old school uptempo joints more. Apache by Dennis Coffee, Apache by The Incredible Bongo Band, even Gangsta Bitch by Apache. Really anything Appache.

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:57 pm
  • Comment by Plato
  • We all check you first sweetheart, Thrasher was just a fling <3

    February 24, 2015 @ 5:10 pm
  • Comment by Curious George
  • What were the other parts?

    February 24, 2015 @ 5:23 pm
  • Comment by Cory Kennedy
  • Great six-minute skate parts *are* as rare as great six-minute rap songs.

    February 24, 2015 @ 11:05 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • Thanks Cory.

    February 25, 2015 @ 9:29 am
  • Comment by jeff
  • What were the other Hsu picks

    February 25, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
  • Comment by Roctakon
  • LOL Rugged looking for more UBB skate parts.

    February 25, 2015 @ 3:47 pm
  • Comment by mythbusters
  • I’ll just leave these here,

    Gonz – Video Days

    Ricky Oyola – EE3

    both over 6 mins and perfect.

    February 25, 2015 @ 8:05 pm
  • Comment by Pattycaaakes
  • is the best website out there. Thanks, quartersnacks.

    February 26, 2015 @ 10:39 pm
  • Finland is a Nordic country, but technically not Scandinavian.

    February 26, 2015 @ 11:02 pm
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