It’s Just Like Copenhagen, But Way Worse

September 26th, 2016 | 12:32 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Illustration by Charles Rivard. Stephanie, stop calling Chuck.

The greatest work of skateboarding fantasy sports is now live. Frozen in Carbonite’s “Song of the Summer” x “Video Part of the Summer” post is as great as it always is, despite a nowhere to be found Young Thug nod. Fwiw, QS S.O.T.S. vote is “Black Beatles.” [multiple Flex bombs; dons XXL Avirex jacket and quarter-inch-too-big fitted]

“Peels” is the new montage from QS-fave, Antosh Cimoszko.

We were talking about why The Bunt is the best, and figured it’s probably because it’s made by skateboarders who follow sports. Sports have been doing this shit for ages. Skaters, not so much. There’s a new one with Paul Rodriguez now live.

Jenkem did mini-interviews with Jahmal, Joel Meinholz and Steve Brandi, and has all their Static 4 sections live. Brb, making Jahmal’s part my homepage.

“We’re all beautiful wastemen.” Breaks has an in-depth interview with Hold Tight Henry, discussing every morsel that goes into making a skate video in 2k16.

unused shit from BG and BG2 BIRDGANG IS THE TRUTH.”

“Smoke Show” is a new 20-minute video out of Westchester from Matt Conner.

Here are a couple bro cam clips from the Adidas demo at Tompkins last week, and a bunch of photos via Transworld. #TFreport overload.

“Aging may be the great skate industry adventure of the ’10s, as grizzled pros test the tolerance of weathered ligaments and brittling bones in an ongoing quest to avoid that unholy wyrm, the Real World, and its most loathsome prison, the Day Job.” Boil the Ocean re: the constant dilemma of whether to quit while you are ahead, as pined from Jason Dill’s recent Playboy interview.

Reviews are generally a lost art in the fickle skateboard universe of today, where opinions have been condensed to “wack, “dope” or “mad wack.” Always nice to read an opinion composed out of full sentences. Speedway Mag reviewed Emerica’s Made 2 video (spoiler: Heath), and The Green Zine reviewed the Jenkem book.

Uh. “The shooter bolted from the scene on a skateboard, heading east on 141st St.”

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “How do you get used to skating with long hair but no hat?”
Daniel Kim: “You don’t, you just learn how to skate blind.”

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Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 23, 2016

September 23rd, 2016 | 12:16 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Busy week in the skate video universe between the Blobys, Sk8mafia x Sour, an always welcome appearance from Rick Howard, the 917 vid, and probably the largest barrage of NBDs to go down in a handrail-based part in who knows how long. Can’t really bring this institution down by putting a 16-stair handrail trick at number one though ;) We got a reputation to maintain. Any flip trick that brings Kalis to mind is a surefire #1 though :) Have a good first weekend of the fall xoxo.

Original Clips:

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10) Matlok Bennett-Jones via “Tulip” [link] 9) Roman Gonzales via “Faces” [link] 8) Jordan Gesko via Bruns 2 [link] 7) Dustin Henry via @alltimers on IG [link] 6) Cyrus Bennett via “Nike SB x Call Me 917: Country Club” [link] 5) Jordan Gesko via “Faces” [link] 4) Roman Lisivka via IG [link] 3) Rick Howard via Crailtap’s Clip of the Day [link] 2) Paul Hart via “In Hart We Trust” [link] 1) Gustav Tonnesen via “Burn the Borders” [link]

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Previously: September 16, 2016

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One Step Above Garbage

September 19th, 2016 | 9:58 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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They painted the curbs here yellow, and now it’s the second or third best spot in the city that you don’t get kicked out of. Paint more stuff yellow.

Can’t remember the last time a montage got me as psyched as “Faces,” the new one from Ben Chadourne, featuring the Blobys, Bobby Worrest, Hjalte, etc. These videos have a remarkable way of making Paris look like the funnest place in the world (which it probably is), even in the winter. The Rod Stewart is also perfect.

“As tennis’ stars age, will aping skateboarding provide an elixir of youthful advertising audiences or will tennis’ wealthy overlords catch onto the notion that a sizable bulk of pro shoes and contract dollars are tied up in veteran pros whose salad grinding days of filming feature length video parts may lie years in the past?” — Boil the Ocean re: skateboarding’s current infatuation with tennis. Frozen in Carbonite also tackled this subject four years ago following Gino’s Mcenroe commercial et al.

Kingpin interviewed Nick Von Werssowetz about his new company, Hotel Blue and the evolution of LurkNYC. Part 3 of Lurk’s “Mean Streets” series is also now live.

The Bunt has a tell-all interview with Darren Harper. Daniel Kim is my fave skater too.

Whoa is this the first wear test video to feature the Le Bain hot tub? Is that even the Le Bain hot tub? Ripped Laces x Canal Wheels give the Brad Cromer Huf pro model a try.

Given that 2016 marks the twenty-year anniversary of everything from Welcome to Hell, to E.E. 3 to Mouse, SMLTalk has a retrospective of all the seminal 1996 videos in two parts. Also kinda hard to disagree that Tincan Folklore was a precursor to a lot of the shit going on in videos today, even moreso than its exalted predecessor.

After the demise of Love, the Sabotage boys took a southern trip hitting a string of the few remaining plazas left in the U.S: Pulaski, Raleigh Courthouse, Legislative (safe to say this is probably the best spot in the country at this point?), Blackbox, etc.

The 917 team dropped a midwest tour video in anticipation of their Nike collab.

“Pure Moods” is a new half New York / half S.F. montage from Waylon Bone.

NY Skateboarding posted part three of their Huf interview, which discusses the rebirth of Metropolitan Wheels, the Marc Johnson v.s. Choc beef, etc.

Um, Ghetto Child Wheels is making a comeback, with almost the same team. And the god Peter Smolik already left the rebooted Menace before the reboot even got to booting in order pursue his own skateboard business venture. Godspeed to the god.

Quote of the Week
Pryce Holmes: “I probably spend $30,000 a year on booze.”
Ben Blundell: “I’ve never made over ten.”

Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 16, 2016

September 16th, 2016 | 12:03 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Generally a slow news week in the skateboard world and around the QS office. Over half of the clips from from the same two places: one being the reason behind the largest film school grad congregation to ever congregate in the QS comments, and the other from the surprise “trip clip” hit of fall fashion week…via New Balance? Also includes the highest concentration of Menik Mati alumni ever to be in a #QSTOP10!

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10) Dustin Dollin via @suberbeskate on IG [link] 9) Anthony Schultz via New Balance Numeric’s “Tinto de Verano” video [link] 8) Bobby De Keyzer via @habitatskateboards on IG [link] 7) E.T. via @guillaume on IG [link] 6) Yaje Popson via Brixton [link] 5) Grant Taylor via “King Puppy [link] 4) Arto Saari via New Balance Numeric’s “Tinto de Verano” video [link] 3) Eric Koston via “King Puppy [link] 2) Vincent Touzery via “King Puppy [link] 1) Marquise Henry via New Balance Numeric’s “Tinto de Verano” video [link]

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Previously: September 9, 2016

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New One From Supreme, Bill Strobeck and Grant Taylor

September 14th, 2016 | 6:57 am | Daily News | 12 Comments

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“King Puppy” is the latest from Bill Strobeck, the Supreme boys and Grant Taylor, released in anticipation of the new GT Blazer they have dropping tomorrow. Highlights include a brief unofficial sequel to the Bronx bank-to-ledge session from “cherry,” switch street grabs, and Vincent Touzery displaying the finest bit of same-but-different line choreography (this website’s favorite brand of lines, tbh) since Danny Brady’s back 180 5-0 180 / back 180 5-0 shuv line at Republiqué.

BUT, the best part is Grant’s hypnotic section on the Supreme L.A. bowl. Making a three-minute section on a shop ramp look interesting isn’t the easiest thing in the world. More often than not, anybody who doesn’t know the people in front of the lens never makes it halfway through your average shop mini ramp clip. Grant annihilates every crevice, ending every line (is “line” accurate transition terminology?) by implanting thoughts of “…wait, what the fuck did he just do, why did it look so simple, and how did that light not break into a zillion pieces?” in your brain.

Previously: Pussy Gangster, Swoosh, The Red Devil, Joyride