Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 21, 2017

July 21st, 2017 | 11:20 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

There are a lot of handrails this week. A lot. Like, more than there have ever been in a single installment of the QS Top 10. We’re not going to comb the internet reaching for highbrow switch front crooked grinds or something just to pretend like the past week hasn’t singlehandedly elevated what it takes to be paid for skating handrails in 2017. Ishod did a cool back noseblunt too :)

Quartersnacks for Street Machine is now available in the webstore. Also available in Europe from Street Machine, Civilist, Slam City Skates, Arrow & Beast, Ben-G and Lockwood. Available from Labor domestically, though in very limited quantities. Have a good one, and thanks everyone for the support on this project.

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Intro via @clubgeartv on IG [link] 10) Thaynan Costa via Funbox [link] 9) Oscar Da G via IG [link] 8) Ishod Wair via IG [link] 7) Victor Aceves via VXtinct [link] 6) Chris Khan via IG [link] 5) Fred Polcque-Santos via Clearout’s Fandango video [link] 4) Magnus Bordewick via Adidas’ “Mid-City Merge” video [link] 3) Tyson Peterson via “AM Scramble” [link] 2) Ducky Kovacs via “AM Scramble” [link] 1) Mason Silva via “Red Balloon” [link]

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Push Me to the Edge, Cup and Saucer’s Dead

July 17th, 2017 | 11:24 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

Given the QS office’s love affair with the city of Copenhagen, we decided to link up with our friends at Street Machine to promote the romance in skateboarding ♥ Quartersnacks for Street Machine ♥ will be available this Friday, July 21 at Street Machine (duhhh), Civilist, Slam City Skates, Arrow & Beast, Ben-G, Lockwood and Labor. Also available on the QS webstore at midnight on Friday, E.S.T.

Rest in Peace, Cup and Saucer, which will serve its last bacon, egg and cheese today. Thank you for giving us a comfortable place to eat breakfast in the winter while everyone else is late to meet up. You will be missed.

Nobody skated the Banks in the years leading up to them closing, because like, they sucked. Seven years passed. People got really good at skateboarding. And now everyone skates at the Banks again ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Another promo for Bailar II at… dude you guessed it, the Brooklyn Banks.

Andrew Skateshop continues to push new wave Miami skateboarding with their new promo, “Loso,” which includes a full part with Carlos Mendoza from Drama.

“Robbie Gangemi unfollowed me on Instagram because I posted some flat earth shit.” The Bunt’s season may be over, but The Nine Club has a funny interview with one of skateboarding’s greatest storytellers, Vinny Ponte.

Antonio Durao with a Prodigy tribute at appropriately the best skate spot in Queens.

The always enjoyable 99 Percent Invisible podcast runs through the origin of the kidney-shaped pool, and how it came to give birth to early forms of skateboarding.

LurkNYC posted eight minutes of raw John Shanahan footage. Does anyone remember which part he skates off the rock and over the wooden bench a few hundred feet south of Three Up Three Down? Can’t find the footage.

The Theories site is posting listicles now ;) Following the news about Muni being renovated next year, they ran down five of the lesser known plaza spots in the U.S.

File the new Sour Instagram remix / full-length video as one of those unifying moments that got brought up by skateboarders from all walks of life this past weekend.

With tensions between the U.S. and Russia running high these days, let’s lighten the mood with some links from behind the former Iron Curtain! 1 — Hungary) Eastern Europe’s Most Productive Crew, the Rios boys, come through with a new one entitled “Visít.” 2 — Abkhazia) The guys at Absurd Skateboards have an uncanny ability at skating spots that look like they’re locations from a creepy horror movie. Their trip to the partially-recognized nation of Abkhazia is no different, although the mood lightens after the first song. 3 — Mother Russia herself) What Youth has a video essay / interview with Tolia Titaev about the Russian skate scene.

Boil the Ocean re: the skateboard deck’s immunity to inflation and genuine innovation.

Marseilles seems like a good time, albeit a bit violent.

Quote of the Week: “Sex minutes are like dog years.” — Chuck MVP

Logan claims that the 917 video is dropping on September 17th.

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Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 14, 2017

July 14th, 2017 | 1:57 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

With this episode, we officially made it to a full year worth of QS Top 10s! No clue how we kept the site updated on Fridays prior to doing these. We were going to do a full statistical breakdown of the series over the past year, but let’s just say most appearances is probably a tie between Tiago, Tyshawn Jones and Gustav Tønnesen.

Here’s what the first QS Top 10 ever looked like, if you care.

It was a classic weird week. The New York episode of “Atlantic Drift” now holds the record for the amount of times a single montage has appeared in a Top 10 at four clips — and honestly, it could’ve probably been seven or eight (Casper’s line at Crackhead Park, Remy Tav + Kyron’s tricks at the Houston Rail, the Suciu trick at Seward Park, etc.) Otherwise, there is not thing more powerful than a really, really good kickflip ;) Enjoy the weekend ♥

original Clips:

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Intro via @wingus17 on Instagram [link] 10) Ben Gore via Butter Goods’ “Step Into a World” video [link] 9) Marcello Campabello via Instagram [link] 8) Taylor Nawrocki via “Atlantic Drift: New York” [link] 7) Jake Johnson via Riddles in Mathematics montage [link] 6) Chris Jones via “Atlantic Drift: New York” [link] 5) Wade Desarmo via “éS x DGK” [link] 4) Casper Brooker via “Atlantic Drift: New York” [link] 3) Mike Arnold via “Atlantic Drift: New York” [link] 2) Colin Provost via Volcom’s “Hell of a Summer” video [link] 1) Karsten Kleppan via Instagram [link]

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Meet at MACBA at Midnight For Molly

July 10th, 2017 | 5:20 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

Photo by Emilio Cuilan

In another life, she was a skater.

The best montage series going: Some forward-thinking front 5050 back 180s, #interesting Chinatown Manual Pad decisions, great cameos, and Tom Knox entering the third dimension of skating the knobbed Verizon Banks in the New York edition of Isle and co’s “Atlantic Drift” series.

The best interview series going: Josh Kalis x Bobshirt goes on for nearly an hour and there’s never a dull moment. Shout out to doing varial heels out of spite.

“And you’ll get stabbed if you break the hunger strike?” “Oh yeah.” Getting locked up was a big topic on the skate interview circuit this past week. The Bunt’s latest is with Brandon Turner. Still waiting on that Muska and/or Shorty’s Epicly Later’d.

Observing the earth with Clubgear (+ cameos via Antisocial, Dime, anything Canadian and hot in the streets), and apparently everyone on earth is a nerd via 30 Purse. Both clips are pretty fire, and “All There” is so perfect.

Every couple of years, somebody will put out a novelty edit in Timberlands, and with Prodigy’s passing, now is as good of a time as any. Here’s an unsolicited link to the only Timbs footage you need though ;)

Joey Pepper has a quick intro video for Politic. It’s only thirty seconds long, but here is a link to rewatch this wonderful Joey Pepper remix from ~2012ish.

Jesse Alba and Lance Mountain skate Lenox. Jk, but waiting on the Wingus full-length.

An attempt at being productive in the spot-deprived abyss that is Atlantic City.

A few minutes of throwaway footage from the Bluecouch crew, and a reminder of the enduring legacy held by that “bank” to “ledge” on 16th Street as the worst spot in New York that people still continue to skate. Someone said they got a ticket there one time and that’s the most “lol at your life” story ever ;) Forget who it was though.

Do not recall the last time there was footage of it, but Paine Webber is fenced off for construction. Can’t tell if they’re getting rid of the benches just yet. Would be pretty tragic if they do, considering it’s probably the last remaining iconic midtown spot to not undergo any major renovation or knobbing.

QS Sports Desk: In light of the Rudy Gay Spurs news, we’re reinstating the Sports Desk during the offseason to point you in the direction of the greatest basketball video of all time. Also, Twitter after the T.H.J. Knicks signing was so therapeutic.

Quote of the Week: “I saw the coolest dog today. Sometimes that’s all you need.” — James from Labor

Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 7, 2017

July 7th, 2017 | 6:03 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

Slow news week, but who really got anything productive done these past few days?

It was a pop-heavy footage cycle, with a decent bit of quick-footedness mixed in. Also, this Top 10 was compiled by the QS office before the latest episode of “Atlantic Drift” dropped, and we’re saving the latest Clubgear montage for our morning meeting, which usually happens at 4 P.M. Splendid weekend to all ♥

See you around next week with, like, regular updates ‘n stuff ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Original Clips:

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Intro via Instagram (old but classic) [link] 10) Ale Cesario via IG [link] 9) Hugo Maillard via “Giddy #3” [link] 8) Philip Almqvist via IG [link] 7) Wes Kremer via DC & Sk8mafia’s “Way of Life” video [link] 6) Spencer Hamilton via The Blue Collar Video [link] 5) Casper Brooker via “Toxic City” [link] 4) Kyron Davis via “Toxic City” [link] 3) Anthony Van Englen via “Thrasher Trash” [link] 2) Magnus Bordewick via IG [link] 1) Tyshawn Jones via IG [link]

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