Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 16, 2018

March 16th, 2018 | 12:04 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Always lame when the only posts during a work week are a Monday Links one and a Top 10, but it was a hectic week on the backend of the office ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The fact that winter made its ugly return these past ~2 weeks hasn’t helped much either.

No surprise on the #1, as we probably have 2018’s first indisputable “Trick Heard Around the World” (a la the Tiago MACBA s/s b/s tail, f/s blunt down Le Dome, etc.)

Original Clips:


Intro via IG [link] 10) Mark Wetzel via Traffic’s Look Left video 9) Sasha Tushev via Footwork [link] 8) Frankie Decker via World Peath [link] 7) Blake Norris via World Peath [link] 6) Colin Provost via IG [link] 5) Tiago Lemos via IG [link] 4) Adrian Del Campo via Skate Mental’s “Aunt Tammy Volume 2” [link] 3) Grant Taylor via IG [link] 2) Giorgi Balkhamishvili via Skate Mental’s “Aunt Tammy Volume 2” [link] 1) Milton Martinez via The Creature Tour Video [link]


Previously: March 9, 2018

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine

March 12th, 2018 | 5:03 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

Photo via Stu

Here is a rad ten-minute documentary about the scene in Nairobi, Kenya. Shout out to skateboarding. No shout out to anything we have ever complained about on here.

The Vacation apparently condensed into Politic. They have a sick new montage up with new footy from Ross Norman and curtains from Dave Caddo #officefaves.

Skateboard graphics have always been low-key political, and this came out good: An oral history of presidential skate graphics. “Straight talker?” Whatever you say, Henry.

Two years after the historic “Vogue Skateboard Week,” Anna Wintour comes through with what actually amounts to pretty decent mainstream magazine coverage of skateboarding re: the progressively shifting tide against its gender bias.

“Luke Malaney or Keith Denley?” “Both in 2007.” Jersey Dave interviewed New Jersey sweetheart, Josh Wilson, for Skate Jawn.

Jersey Dave’s part from Stop Fakin’ 3 + cameos from Freddy, Quim etc. is online.

“I guess it’s kind of like, for example, a guy builds his dream house and then he goes off and has a cabin in the woods elsewhere. You know, a lake house. When you can have that, obviously that’s a privilege. You don’t always want to be at the one place, and it’s overrun with children and remote control cars and rules.” Village Psychic with a piece on the rules of contributing to and skating D.I.Y. spots.

Always a safe bet for some interesting noseslide variations — Mark Wetzel’s part from Traffic’s Look Left is now online, and includes guest tricks from Ricky and Rich Adler.

John Valenti uploaded a B-sides clip of Charlie Cassidy’s N.Y. Archive part, and Theories uploaded volume 11 of Elkin raw files. Rest in peace Saint Vincent’s Bank.

Whoa, wtf happened at House of Vans

We’d mark this as non-skate-related reading, but everyone knows it is just as skate as anything else on the list ;) NY Mag has the complete history on the rise of halal carts in New York. “Halal carts cross barriers. Cheap food triumphs over bad politics.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Jay Arrrrrrrr Smith!

Quote of the Week: “Y’all lives suck.” — Josh Velez to a group of schoolchildren

Thank you to post-7 P.M. sunsets & anybody who’s ever made a song about the sun ♥

Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 9, 2018

March 9th, 2018 | 12:37 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Ok, enough controversy for one week! Back to some good, old fashioned, hot skateboard moves!

The biggest and most pleasant surprise of the past week was J.B. Gillet coming through with a four-minute part every bit as good as you’d expect a J.B. Gillet part to be…like even ten years ago. If we were to base a consensus on his sparse appearances in the few final Cliché projects, this was completely unexpected. (Related: Our J.B. loosies remix from spring 2016.)

The most unpleasant surprise was some actual devil editing like fifteen seconds of “Devil’s Pie” into the start of this part, only to cut it off. I get that J.B. and French rap are synonymous in skateboarding, but that was stupid.

Original Clips:


Intro via IG [link] 10) Levon Conkin via Comb [link] 9) Dana Ericson via IG [link] 8) Ruben Spelta via “188, Villains” [link] 7) Gustav Tonnensen via IG [link] 6) Martino Cattaneo via “BITTE FOLGEN” [link] 5) Zach Panebianco via “188, Villains” [link] 4) Gary Almeida via YouTube [link] 3) Jackson Pilz via IG [link] 2) Spencer Hamilton via IG [link] 1) J.B. Gillet via “Nike-O-Mok” part [link]


Original Clips: March 2, 2018

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Still Waiting For Justice: M.N.M.F.T.B.

March 7th, 2018 | 4:51 am | Daily News | 27 Comments

Yesterday, TWS uploaded a longform “Summer Trip to N.Y.” clip from Spain’s Villians Conspiracy brand. It features Ruben Spelta, Juan Virues, and an even more charged up Zach Panebianco than the one who recently appeared in Sabotage 5, skating around New York and Philly with an #aesthetic that is reminiscent of the seminal early offering from The Triangle™, “Gangbanging At Ground Zero.”

In it, Panebianco (right?) ollies a familiar looking gap at the 145th Street A train station.

This got the [admittedly small] Skate Twitter community talking…

The Shape of Tompkins

March 5th, 2018 | 4:33 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

This is so cute. Shout out to any pro that’s ever sent a handwritten letter.

Rockstar pull up no guitar.

Contagiously good-vibed human and skater, Jawn Gardner, has a new part over on Thrasher, in addition to a part in the newly uploaded Creature video at the 18:10 mark.

Gino Iannucci asks “Who’s going around skating in a $400 sweater?” in his Monster Children feature about restarting Poets as a brand. I gotta introduce him to Troy, though I think his shit is a good bit over $400 ;)

Real re-issued some old Huf boards and has a bit of a feature on him over on their site + clean versions of all his parts. Slam City Skates also interviewed him about Ari Marcopolis’ iconic Metropolitan ad photography. (We talked to Huf about some of his favorite snaps back in 2015 in the event you need even more Huf content hehe.)

“I kind of wonder how I had so much nerve to do some of those graphics.” This is nine months old, but shout to Palomino for just linking it — an hour-long interview with Mark McKee that gives insight into the wild west era of skateboard graphics.

Genny hits Club Liv and a bunch of triangle manny pads in his latest iPhone edit.

Only like 10 people are gonna know what this means, but this feels like a 2018 SuchAGood clip.

Solo interviewed perennial #QSTOP10 fave and Milano Centrale MVP, Ruben Spelta on the occasion of their “THREEE” videos. Thanks for the shout out bro ♥

Huck has posted some iffy articles about skateboarding in the past, but this one about a Bristol D.I.Y. spot and the general rise of skater-made spaces is an a-ok quick read.

Interesting time capsule: a “lost” Alex Olson interview from 2012.

Boil the Ocean on “a mile-long backside tailslide and, perhaps in tribute to Dan Pageau’s freshly funded legacy, a switchstance trip down the fearsome El Toro.”

A lot of smiles in this jazzy nu-age Miami edit from the Andrew Skateshop crew.

Spot Updates1) The Banks are *officially* a no-go again. 2) Not sure how recent this is, but to nobody’s surprise, BAM 3 got knobbed.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Lebron James what the fuck omg.

Quote of the Week: “Remember when you showed up to Johnny Wilson’s house and forced him to watch a Pat Laflamme part?” — Zach Baker to ET

Rest in peace Bankroll Fresh, get well soon Ricky Ross, everybody else please take good care of yourselves, and skateboard and laugh with your friends as much as you possibly can yaknow ♥

“I remember when dinner depended on my fishing rod” is one of the greatest things a rapper has ever said.