I Just Left Colombia

February 8th, 2016 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Back foot. Feeling the spike in NY-based Carroll coverage these past 12 months. Photo: Mehring.

[Really though.]

Rest in Peace Love Park. Thanks for the memories. Switch tre never went down :(

~Seven minutes of raw footage from one of everyone’s new favorites, Mark Humienik.

Joey Suriel’s Chromeball interview really puts into perspective why Menace is such a nostalgia touchstone for people two decades down the line, particularly in our current era of surging “it was the lifestyle, man”-companies. #respect to Kareem Campbell for reminding skateboarders to pay their taxes also ;)

The barred-off map manual pad at the Veteran’s Memorial [that Pappalardo first popped off in Fully Flared] is having a bit of a comeback.

There’s something heartwarming about seeing current-day footage at the Museum of Natural History, probably because Pang’s multi-level line from Mixtape holds such a dear place in my heart. Shout out to Moldy Films.

A video preview of the upcoming Big Brother book. Each issue gets two pages.

“People sometimes ask me about that in relation to skateboarding, about how it should belong to skaters in terms of an aesthetic, and that’s fucked up because it’s the genre that has stolen the most.” An interview with Palace designer, Fergus Purcell.

It seems that the boys over at France’s Free Skate Mag have joined us in fighting the good fight against redhead discrimination in skateboarding, as they premiered a new Wieger part this past week, in addition to a Strawberry Letter 23-flavored remix video.

Dr. Z v.s. H.O.V.

*heart eye Emoji* Dylan Reider interviews Sean Pablo *heart eye Emoji*

“If future pros fistfight Russian bouncers but never speak of it publicly out of an abundance of professional caution, do the busted teeth and cracked eye sockets make any sound? Wasn’t Chris Cole straightedge at one point or is this another phantom memory like Henry Sanchez’s Aesthetics pro model?” Boil the Ocean on real-time mythmaking and neatly boxed memories.

ICYMI…1) Josh Wilson closes out the new Waylon Bone montage real strong. 2) HD video blog #19 from Johnny Wilson et al. with an averted worst case scenario. 3) Nik Stain v.s. parking garage manual pads in the latest Cell Jawn installment. 4) Andrew Wilson at the Nike SB Garage, with guest trick from Conor “QS Part in April” Prunty.

The Green Zine re: the plight of the skateboard filmer.

QS Sports Desk: The Sports Desk is an anti-Lakers establishment, as are the San Antonio Spurs. With that being said, their tribute to Kobe was very sweet. Godspeed to one of opposing NBA teams’ last true archvillians.

Quote of the Week: “Dre is like the cool uncle who spoils you. He’ll give you a free board and then be like, ‘Here, take this trail mix with you.'” — Alexander Mosley

Leftover sizes still on sale @ the webstore.

Still in Miami — Titos at Ticos, New One From Alltimers

February 4th, 2016 | 12:02 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Just as there’s a Summer Trip to New York season, there’s an equally coverage-heavy Winter Escape From New York season. Despite Puerto Rico potentially surpassing Miami as the east coast’s premier winter getaway these past few years, the home of Khaled Mohamed Khaled (also known as DJ Khaled) still maintains an inescapable draw, i.e. are you *in* Miami or are you *still in* Miami?

The latest from Alltimers features early 2016 MVP frontrunner and Space Heater closer, Andrew Wilson, along with honorary 2004 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Torey Goodall (QS nor its un-coveted Skater of the Year distinction existed in 2004, hence the “honorary”), and Squad Massage now Duluth alumni Ben Blundell, Dustin Henry, and Charles Rivard. Gotta hand it to any video that ends with a switch noseslide, yaknow?

Previously:It’s Pickle Time,” “She’s Garbage

The Evolution of a Young Classic — Backside Noseslides Down Black Hubba

February 3rd, 2016 | 5:14 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Blubba is approaching two decades as a marquee American skate obstacle. Spots don’t often last twenty years in our rapid progression, 7-Year-Old Girls Can Heelflip Down Stairs-era. If they do, people begin to run out of ideas.

The noseslide wasn’t the first trick to get documented down Black Hubba — the honors belong to A.V.E. and Pat Corcoran with a front tail and a front 5-0, respectively. A noseslide down Blubba has, however, been a rite of passage for little kid skateboarders in New York since the early 2000s. If you didn’t do it by sixteen, you might as well abandon your dreams and get into cars or weed, right? ;)

Since A.V.E. and Pat initiated the spot, the evolution of how it is skated has been non-stop. Billy Rohan kicked off switch skating and flip-ins on it by the time Alphabet City dropped, and treating it as an ollie-up bank spot was always a common alternative. Ten years later, people got sick of skating on it, and started rattling off tricks over it. And you can’t forget that Westgate ushered in an entire wave of psychopaths skating up it in 2009. By this time last year, interns at Summer Trip To New York planning firms across the globe were scouring their A.B.D. spreadsheets, looking for something new to suggest to their hometown heroes. The pickings were slim.

There’s a reason the noseslide is respected as the building block of modern skateboarding. Where we begin is where we end up; the once most fundamental trick down Blubba is now the springboard for a subversive breed of skating on it.

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ANTI Links

February 1st, 2016 | 9:55 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Max P. by Ben C.

All those years of covering high fashion on QS have finally paid off! We did a small run of #colorful items that would match Young Dro’s automobile paint jobs for Dover Street Market. Available instore and online via the New York location now. Available via Ginza and London later this week. Regular webstore leftovers are now on sale btw.

Drew Connors’ Bailar vid is the first great local project of the year. Street-heavy Shredmaster Keith part, tons of seldom-chartered spots all around the city, and a good deal of WTFs in the ender section. Fuel for the upcoming week of fifty-degree days.

Nearly a decade-and-a-half later, we learn that Ali really did ollie the 25 before Jaws.

Since the premiere of this past All City Showdown, some of the crews have been putting extended edits online: 1 – “Last Place” where nobody leaves #TheLower via Matthew Velez (the mind behind last year’s thoroughly awesome and underrated Sable video.) 2 — “Director’s Cut” via Westchester’s PFP squad.

Half cab kickflip backside 5050 :)

Olson, Cyrus, Loose Trucks, and newest Call Me 917 addition, Nik Stain, at the Nike SB Garage in Brooklyn. Here’s a *mandatory link* to Nik Stain’s Bruns part also.

Dude y r beautiful women objectifying our #rebellious #youth #culture just so they could look all cute on the way to the gym or whatever man. Jk ;)

Genesis in L.A. and Jason Byoun in the snow.

Enjoyed this hour-and-a-half interview with Beagle Oneism. Tons of insight on the inception of Baker, what being a SoCal-based skate filmer is actually like, etc.

If $1K is too much to spend on the complete Big Brother collection, Jenkem is reporting that the mag is releasing a coffee table book this spring that compiles its best / worst moments. Also wow @ Carnie’s Boob book for $250 on Amazon.

Dont hear too much about skating in Macau A.K.A. Hong Kong’s Vegas. Rad lil’ edit.

File UnderLedges To Keep An Eye On.

Top Five Two-Trick Line Forever Ever Ever Ever:

Now sure what the bigger facepalm is… Nas making a “March Madness” remix, or Meek Mill dropping a Drake diss on January Thirtieth Two Thousand and Sixteen.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Casual video of Curry shaking Kawai

Quote of the Week: “One of my favorite drunk pastimes is watching Gun N’ Roses videos.” — Torey Goodall

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It’s no Late Nights I guess…

‘Market’ — #Art & An Adam Zhu Part

January 26th, 2016 | 12:22 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Photo by Andrea DoSouto

“Market” is a new video by Adam Zhu, which premiered last month [at a party where it was famously observed that only those wiser in their years bother to admire rooftop scenery instead of, like, trying to get laid.]

It’s a lifestyle footage, Super-8 heavy affair reminiscent of Thomas Campbell’s “A Love Supreme” piece from twenty years ago, a la it’s a skate video but the skating takes a backseat to the ~vibez~. Though it is a showcase for Letter Racer artists, the video is special for our cause because it contains an Adam Zhu part — an infallible placeholder on the “Favorite Below Drinking Age New York Skateboarder” shortlist. Most of his video outings have been brief affairs (consult Looney Bin and DBD Volume 1 for past mini parts), so this VHS cam mood piece is the best you’ll have to go on for now ;)

Includes guest tricks from Genny and Powers.

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