First Day Out

May 31st, 2016 | 1:02 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Late start to the week bc of the holidays :)

Attn: Hot new trendy country Canada — Blue Tile and Antisocial have new QS gear in.

The I-Beam is the hottest T.F. obstacle since the Tombstone.

Like every facet of American life, skateboarding was hit hard by the 2008 recession. Lurker Lou has an oddly insightful glimpse into the industry of the pre-recession, pre-iPhone era by giving a 2007 Thrasher a last look. “Respect the Machnau.”

Here’s post-Love Park life in Philadelphia, with a Grandpa cameo in Cell Jawn #26.

Yo for like a casual, pre-premiere session around the Lower East Side and Chinatown, this clip of the Volcom team before the Holy Stokes screening has some jams in it. Nobody’s ollied those two double bump-to-bars on Madison before, right?

Fakiehillbomb went skating with QS-favorites, the Hungarian Rios Crew in Budapest for two weeks, and came back with this bit of low-def photojournalism.

I mean, for a varial flip on a l*ngb**rd, it’s perfect.

What you know about skateboarding in Nicaragua bro?

The Green Zine interviewed John Shanahan about #fits and the resurgence of shove-it reverts, and Venture remixed a good bit of his LurkNYC footage.

Even if you skate zero transition, there are certain skate landmarks you gotta pay a visit to just because (think Burnside, the Christiana bowl, etc.) The La Perla pool in San Juan, Puerto Rico is on that list. Monster Children did a quick story on the spot’s history, and how it slowly revitalized one of the slummiest parts of San Juan.

As per the note re: everyone still wanting to see Todd Jordan skate in Lou’s segment, here’s his gem of a “Wheels of Fortune” section, checking off every box of late-90s/early-2000s New York skate nostalgia:

The Canal Wheels section from Transplants is now online.

Cafe Creme has an interview with multiple People’s SOTY winner, Dennis Busenitz.

Dane Vaughn skates some New York rooftops.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Gotta be Steph’s 4-on-1 off glass lay-up to close out the first half last night? What’s everyone thinking, Warriors in six? Durant leaves?

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Have you ever seen a shark out in the water?”
Dave Dowd: “I don’t believe in sharks.”

6 Comments

Comment by dhlawrence
  • You can see the bowl in la perla on the wire when omar moves to puerto rico
    http://i.imgur.com/PIVqNE1.png
    http://i.imgur.com/UilF2rw.png

    May 31, 2016 @ 5:13 pm
  • Comment by Nollie Shmurda
  • That Volcom video was fire dude with dreads has crazy stupid mega hops

    May 31, 2016 @ 11:51 pm
  • Comment by Angry QS Customer
  • YO WTF MY JUST GOT MY GOD DAMN BALL IS LIFE CLOTH BAG AND MY BASKETBALL DON’T EVEN FIT INNIT BRUHHHHHHH

    June 2, 2016 @ 6:37 pm
  • Comment by Don
  • I agree with that illiterate mofo ^ my ball don’t fit in my bag either

    June 2, 2016 @ 7:32 pm
  • Comment by aww shit
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    Aww damn, Snackman. Not to use QS slang against you – BUT – that is decidedly not chill, fashion forward, #ontrend, lit or trill. No post-ironic mainstream Rap music supervision can correct a manufacturing mistake. My sympathies.

    June 3, 2016 @ 11:53 am
  • Comment by Diplo
  • Todd Jordan and a lot of those other dudes didn’t really get the full shine they deserved back then.

    June 3, 2016 @ 10:33 pm
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