Fredo In The Cut That’s A Scary Sight

January 22nd, 2018 | 4:58 am | Daily News | No Comments

The fingerboardable history of Columbus Park, coming soon…(Via @bobbybils on IG)

Whoa have you ever seen Mark Suciu’s Photosynthesis part?

Now that that’s out of the way, this is maybe the first Monday Links post ever where there are more links to articles (i.e. written words) than videos…

“After drilling his truck bolts back for a bigger nose and noselsliding ledges in the ’80s, Mark had one of the first noseslide photos on a rail (one where he’s actually sitting on it rather than just dinging it) as a sequence in his June 1990 Poweredge.” As per an indirect solicitation, Mackenzie Eisenhour enlisted Guy Mariano to chronicle how the modern noseslide was invented. As suspected, Mark Gonzales is responsible.

“As he flies through the air, he is caught between life and death, suspended in the void of nonexistence — the ultimate Kleinean motif.” Jamie Thomas’ “leap of faith” as a work of avant garde art juxtaposed against the art of Yves Klein. Yeah, fuck it, why not.

Vice has an interview with Jonathan Rentschler about documenting the final years of Love Park for his book, Love. QS review for it here. And you can should buy it here ;)

This is oddly…not bad? Deadspin (of all places) has a #longform article about the full history of Rodney Mullen V.S. Daewon Song — though idk about it “changing skateboarding forever.”

If you’re wondering how many tries the five-minute line in that new Miles Silvas Adidas commercial took, Monster Children has an interview with him about it. (Spoiler: 4.)

Boil the Ocean offers some thoughts on J. Scott Handsdown and Dan Pageau taking crowdsourcing via the skateboarding community to newfound heights. To be fair, they ain’t special — Meatball pioneered this concept when he tried to GoFundMe a ticket to Australia so he could tag along on a Hardies trip.

Dill gets nostalgic for eighty minutes in probably Bobshirt’s longest interview to date.

This is the funniest spot in New York right now.

Volume 7 of Elkin raw files via Theories. Ollieing an open newspaper box door in the middle of a line is some real shit huh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A thirteen-minute remix video of Wes Kremer and some DC friends from Mick Robbins.

Quick clip from Cooper at Owl’s Head Park.

The new Byrdgang video is premiering at China Chalet this Thursday. 8-11. Video plays at 9:30. 47 Broadway obvs. Flyer here.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week:Hello, police? Chris Paul is trying to beat me up.”

Quote of the Week:

Quartersnacks Top 10 — January 19, 2018

January 19th, 2018 | 12:02 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

Dude it was a weird week idk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Original Clips:

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Intro via Instagram [link] 10) Nick Ferro via Calzone [link] 9) Jeremy Corea via “Huf x Butter Goods” [link] 8) Jon Cos via “Glass V. 1” [link] 7) Spencer Hamilton via IG [link] 6) Lucas Puig via IG [link] 5) Franky Villani via New Balance’s “the Good Land” video [link] 4) Sammy Winter via IG [link] 3) Matt Pierre via Glen House [link] 2) Federico Gonzalez via IG link] 1) Chris Jones via “365 Days on Planet Earth” [link]

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Previously: January 12, 2018

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Only Love Can Do That

January 15th, 2018 | 12:49 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

Front door of Andre Page’s old office ♥

“You Americans are too serious about the pro board shit, in Europe you just turn the homie pro. Fuck it! It’s not about being ‘pro’ at skating. If you are a sick character, you should be pro!” Chris Milic and Jesse Alba interview Hjalte Halberg for Solo mag, with a resulting transcript that you can read in everyone’s voice inside your head.

Wise words: “Bro, you just skate and put it on the internet.” — Genesis Evans, who practices what he preaches considering he uploaded a a clip of his L.A. trip to the new Sahbabii song within like…24 hours of it being released.

Thrasher has Nick Ferro and Mark Humienik’s Calzone part, YouTube has Mark Wetzel’s Calzone part, and Big Cartel has Calzone DVDs.

One of the most astute eyes for spots out there. Chris Jones’ new part for Free is obviously great. And P.S. Casper Brooker went pro this past weekend. Congrats G.

Mostly park footage, but still heavy on the smiles: Louie Lopez IG remix to some Sade.

If you want to get bummed out, Vice did an article on how the city of Seattle is suing 35th North (the city’s longest standing skate shop) over a D.I.Y. bowl they built in the middle of the woods. Never not saying shout out to Europe in situations like these.

New Jerry Mraz footage in the promo for a new board company called Adult Inc. Guessing there’s ledges at the top of that L.I.E. hill from the old Bronze videos now?

Strobeck has an over two-hour interview with The Nine Club.

Chapter six of Elkin raw tapes is now live.

Dude I don’t even know how many years ago 2017 was, but apparently the Theories guys still want to talk about the best videos from that weird ass year. It’s dope that one of their fave videos was “Theories in Chicago” ;) ♥ My fave was Josh’s Inkwell part.

North interviewed skate photo collage god and frequent Quartersnacks contributor, Requiem For A Screen, in their latest issue, and just published the piece online.

That Sixth Sense era raw footage clip that everyone was re-posting last week actually got uploaded in 2011, but gave us a good excuse to fix a typo in an old post!

The cultural institution known as the Delancey McDonald’s finally reopens today!

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Anthony Davis what the shit.

Quote of the Week: “The only jobs in London are working for i-D or Dazed.” — Sean Kinney

Quartersnacks Top 10 — January 12, 2018

January 12th, 2018 | 9:50 am | Daily News | No Comments

Still slow around the office for 2018. Bunch of double angles this week ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Original Clips:

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Intro via @transworldskate on Instagram [link] 10) Louie Lopez via IG [link] 9) Willie Wilson via “Dice of Life, Twenty Eighteen” [link] 8) Zion Wright via IG [link] 7) Grady Smith via “Dice of Life, Twenty Eighteen” [link] 6) Tristan Funkhowser via “No Hotels: Paper Trails” [link] 5) Tommy May via “Free Part” [link] 4) Mike Arnold via “Atlantic Drift: San Francisco” [link] 3) Nick Michel via IG [link + link] 2) Evan Smith via IG [link] 1) Tom Knox via “Atlantic Drift: San Francisco” [link]

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Previously: January 5, 2018

Enjoy the April showers today ^_^

(The video is essential.)

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Farewell Sunshine, Skate Premiere Institution

January 10th, 2018 | 12:46 pm | Daily News | No Comments

Though they announced that the building had been sold in 2017, yesterday, Sunshine Cinemas confirmed that it will shut down for good on Sunday, January 21.

In its time, Sunshine probably screened as many skate videos as the living room TV in your average Brooklyn skate house. Initially pioneered by Josh Stewart in the late 2000s (I think…), skate videographers from all walks of life — huge corporate companies, right down to the guy going broke repairing his VX1000 every month — flocked to Sunshine to premiere their videos. While plenty of other smaller downtown theaters dubbed skateboarders personae non gratae unless you had a backer to fork over a giant security deposit, Sunshine’s modest fees made it a go-to for anyone with a video to play.

Sunshine was a steady thread in New York skateboarding’s extracurricular life. Like China Chalet, or the belated KTV, it was a place where we all went to be, for lack of a better term, bad. And they let us live: often looking the other way on letting people sit in the aisles when it got too crowded, sneaking in beverages as long as it was not painfully obvious, and sometimes leaving a cloud behind once the premiere was over and people were done screaming at the screen.

Like the rest of the theaters that no longer wanted to put up with our shit, in 2016, we became unwelcome thanks to people taking this too far and deciding it was ok to get up inside the theater. Until that point, it was an unlikely and indirect supporter of a culture that often lives on the fringes of employment, yet still holds value in the community that comes together for a good video premiere in an actual movie theater.

Thank you Sunshine. You will be missed, probably more and more each time someone wonders where to premiere a video not-in-a-bar, or in, …Brooklyn ;)

BUT FEAR NOT, where there is an end, there is also a new beginning, and another equally important Lower East Side institution will return next week. You can add a second floor and digital kiosks, but you can’t take the Delancey out of Delancey McDonald’s. One of the city’s most iconic Golden Arch locations will reopen BIGGER and BETTER on January 15.