Rough week over here. The flip side of the coin in having a super sleek, less-than-three-pound MacBook Air is that sometimes, when you’re sleep deprived in an airport, you forget to put it back into your bag while going through security. Probably doesn’t help that it’s the same color silver as the plastic bin itself. So while some TSA officer is probably enjoying a new less than year old Macbook back home, we had to make due with the situation. (I’m reluctant to believe that their suggestion of e-mailing them a description of the item is going to yield any type of result, fwiw.)
Haven’t missed a Monday Links post in five-plus years (excluding Monday holidays, obvs), and we sure as fuck aren’t about to start missing #QSTOP10s not even a few dozen episodes in. Better late than never. Next week should be more eventful than this one on the website, I promise xoxo. Have a great weekend ♥
10) Ron Deily via Instagram [link] 9) Tyler Pacheco via “Simon & Manch in NYC” [link] 8) Miles Silvas via “Adidas Skateboarding x Official” [link] 7) Vinicius Santos via Ceremony [link] 6) Cyrus Bennett via “Sup World” [link] 5) JP Villa via Free Skate Mag Part [link] 4) Ishod Wair via “Sup World” [link] 3) Sean Pablo via “sean & Sage” [link] 2) Max Palmer via “Sup World” [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via “Press Play” part [link]
Following yesterday’s infallible proclamation re: the this decade’s finest video part (said proclamation has nothing to do with the circumstances within which it was proclaimed, i.e. it was still the best video part of the 2010s last week, last month, and last year), an office discussion about distant second and third places to get our minds wandering ensued. In the heavily biased corridors of the QS office, the answer rests somewhere between Max Palmer in Sure and Nik Stain in Bruns. We threw Tom Knox’s Vase part along with Nick Jensen’s Eleventh Hour Kate Bush tribute in there for good English measure, but it’s totally fine if your vote is, like, *normal* e.g. Reynolds in Stay Gold or Mark Suciu’s Cross Continental part or something.
Unlike the aforementioned names, Nik Stain has been rather elusive since dropping his opus for said convo. There was a brief appearance in Bruns‘ Jawn Gardner-starring sequel, but otherwise, the work of the finest back smith performance artist since Correa got on Nicotine Wheels has only appeared bit-by-bit in montages. And so, an enterprising scholar of Russian skateboarding with a minor in manual pad studies put together this skate noise-less mix of Nik Stain B-sides. Culled from Cell Jawn videos, Bruns 2 and Johnny’s video blogs, this is the best we’re getting until the QS office’s next door neighbor Login Lava makes the 917 video.
“Dylan Rieder’s contribution to all this isn’t quantifiable, which is partly the point. He rose up with the technical chops and California-dream profile that opened a potential path to a Ryan Sheckler lifestyle enabled by the deepest-pocketed surf and sport gear sponsors. Instead he sought counsel from addled iconoclasts AVE and Dill, pared back his trick repertoire and designed skateable loafers; his Street League runs read like some lyrical argument for quality over quantity, and he got to see the movement he helped shape flow across borders in ‘cherry,’ setting one of the more vibrant arcs for skating so far this decade.” — Boil the Ocean. Rest in Peace Dylan Rieder ♥
Already getting preemptive anxiety about when The Bunt’s season ends, and a new episode is no longer a regular part of the QS office’s work week for a while. The new one with Rick McCrank is great, as always.
Anthony Correa gets Bob Shirt’d. Hoboken Ledges are my favorite Jersey spot too :(
The best ledges in Manhattan are now partially blocked off by scaffolding. You could still skate a lot of the spot, but half of it is super uncomfortable because you’re always at least four feet away from some bolt sticking out.
On this 10/17, please allow me to point you in the direction of “paint like Play-Doh the alfredo Lambo, the shrimp scampi Chevy and the guts look like egg yolk.”
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: All QS readers who hate sports are probably going to have to put up with a couple Russell Westbrook highlights getting thrown into #QSTOP10s this next half year. 2017 MVP let’s get it.
Quote of the Week: “I’m not sure I could live with somebody who could nollie backside 180 a bump to bar.” — Conor Prunty
Late start to the last day of the week over here. Been on a bender since the ~party~ obvs, but we good now xoxo. Thanks to everyone who came out, really means a lot. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now.
Special tribute edition of the top 10 below. Also FYI, McCrank’s Firing Line should be in this thing, but it’s just too long and would make this clip like three minutes long :) Have a good weekend. Rest in peace Dylan Rieder. Tell your friends you love them.
10. Jaws via “THF Foundation Secret Session” video [link] 9. Blake Johnson via Instagram [link] 8. Zach Panebianco via “Shoot All Skaters Export: Chris Mulhern” [link] 7. Adrian Del Campo via @weigerv on Instagram [link] 6. Mike Carroll via Girl’s Washington State video [link] 5. Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 4. Kyle Walker via “Surveillance 02” [link] 3. Oscar Navarro via “Magnified” [link] 2. Milton Martinez via Instagram [link] 1. Dylan. [link]
Our new capsule with Nike SB releases on Thursday, October 13 in skate shops worldwide. It includes a special, #lowkey colorway of the Bruin Hyperfeel, a heavyweight longsleeve pocket tee, and a Lamborghini of a wool coach jacket that exudes grown and sexy confidence. Thanks Ripped Laces for the love ♥
Skateboarding in 2016 is a strange place, and this early 2000s nostalgia is really hitting critical mass man. Whatever incarnation of Osiris still exists re-added Tyrone Olson and Peter Smolik to their team, a year after Smolik aired out the company for denying him a snow camo Navigator and pushing Slimer-colored footwear. “The Storm already passed homie, let’s get the hurricane on and the tornado.” I don’t know dude.
Yesterday, we were talking about how much American currency it would take for us to attempt a caveman boardslide on the rail that goes down from the middle stage at House of Vans. This guy crooked grinded it.
This part is way less ledge dance-y than I remember it. It’s more bump-to-cans and bump-to-fences than anything, and surprisingly #current in that regard. The song is still the worst rap song in a skate video ever unless someone skated to Wale.