24 For a Clean Shirt

April 21st, 2014 | 9:55 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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New tees and a hoody restock now available in the QS webstore. Also available at Supreme New York / Los Angeles, Exit, Humidity, NJ Skateshop, One-Up, Commissary and Seasons this week. Available internationally soon. Support your local skate site.

“Well, if you’ve lived in Brooklyn for fifty years, you just know shit sometimes.” Volume 6 of Lurk NYC’s “New York Times” raw footage logs. Whoever tried the rail at 2:47 definitely didn’t live in Brooklyn for fifty years.

The remix of Grecco’s best part since Baker 2G is really good, as is Mike Anderson’s “surprise full part” at the end of Yellow Van Chronicles.

Kingpin interviewed one of this website’s heroes, Dani Lebron. (Relevant.)

Someone rounded up all of Robbie Gangemi’s footage for a dedicated remix video.

Hypebeast has another interview with Bill Strobeck, in which he reveals the story behind the guy smoking drugs at the Water Street Veteran’s Memorial alongside Anthony Pappalardo’s commentary, among other things.

Muckmouth is starting a multi-part series about what happens to talented, aspiring skaters when they realize a career as a professional skater just isn’t going to happen as a long-term thing. In the first installment, they caught up with Andy Stone, Brian Hoard (!), Malcolm Watson, and a not-talkative Lavar McBride.

A nice tribute to an incredibly underrated skater: 10 Tricks Danny Montoya Did First.

TWS put the spreads from their April 2014 “New Balance in New York” feature online.

The “cherry” crew at House of Vans & NJ Skateshop at House of Vans.

Paul Hintz’s part from the Westchester-based PFP3 video. Are pajamas the final frontier of pant decisions in skateboarding? Is there anything left?

A small blow to the upper tier of many broke skateboarders’ lifestyle: Chipotle will begin raising prices 3-5% this week. Not as big of a deal as when dollar menus became “value menus,” but still an unpleasant development for the underemployed.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Despite an awful shooting slump in Game 1, this is somehow the shot that Jamal Crawford hits.

Quote of the Week: “I heard they got a Wet Willy’s in AC. I gotta check that out…I might do that tomorrow.” — Carl Williams

Honest is really good, BTW. Big Boi or Big Gipp on a “Benz Friendz” remix or something would be cool ;)

The Week in Noseslides (GIF Edition)

April 18th, 2014 | 1:59 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Appreciating noseslides is 50% of the reason that this website exists. Though it may be the “building block of modern skateboarding,” this does not mean that the trick could solely be built upon by scholars of The Storm (see 360 flip noseslide nollie heelflip out on heavily waxed ledge or Luan’s ender in Cronicles 2.) The current level of skateboarding may lead you to believe that a flip in and out need to be performed to justify use of a noseslide, but this is a total misconception.

From Chad Muska’s top ten noseslide contender (first try!) to routine Quartersnacks clip appearances, two consecutive noseslides is nothing out of the ordinary for us. However, if noseslides are 50% of the reason for this site’s existence, unnecessary turnarounds that would make Ricky Oyola cringe make up at least 7-10% of our coverage radar. Please consult Koichiro Uehara’s Lenz II part to see these two things converging together wonderfully:

The skater above does not look Asian, therefore it seems safe to assume it is not Koichiro Uehara, but one of his Magenta affiliates. We cannot determine which one though, as they are all quick-footed and wear Adidas. Any assistance in properly commending this young man for bringing the consecutive noseslide line together with the unnecessary turnaround would be appreciated. It’s Leo Valls.

IN OTHER NEWS: the transition from full-length videos to the instant gratification of daily web clips has been widely spoken of. BUT DID YOU KNOW…that this narrative is already out of date?

Sick Coachella Hat

April 14th, 2014 | 5:35 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Professional Skateboarding in 2014: Where everything you do is useless because some French dude is inevitably cooler and better than you.

The New York Knicks 2013-2014 season, in six seconds.

Another LurkNYC B-sides clip — “New York Times Volume Five.” Features the bail of this trick, which is completely nuts. Also, be on the lookout for a chill sideboob…and you know you about that rapping life when you walk around with a dictionary.

Chris Nieratko did a video interview with Tim O’Connor about life after semi-retirement.

Video blog #208 from the Beef Patty crew and Medalla Part 2 from Max Hull.

Standalone version of Derm’s part from Brick City Street Styles. Turn up.

Lottery Boiz is a largely New York-based video by some kids who really like rap. They might have a lower threshold of restraint for rap nerd indulgences in their videos than even this website, which is saying a lot.

Roctakon and Steve Kream (Olson’s partner in Bianca Chandon) went on the Tall Tales Podcast to talk about how Drake simultaneously exists on polar opposite ends of the female fantasy spectrum, how no dude has ever liked Lolita, and um, Bianca Chandon. Skate talk starts ~27:50. (R.I.P. to the 917-862-8250 T.F. barrier, BTW.)

For all the people out there pursuing MFAs, for whatever reason: the Deaf Lens interviewed Brian Lotti about transitioning from a skateboard career to an art one.

“But I never compromised my values, I was never changing the reason for the things I did just because there was bigger money behind it…”
“You advertised for McDonald’s…”
I ate McDonalds as a kid, they didn‘t change my beliefs or something.” #birdman
Shout out to the Delancey McDonald’s…only at 5 A.M. though…

There’s probably going to be some way to skate this thing.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 1) Thank you Atlanta Hawks for restoring some semblance of balance in the world, though you should probably cede your playoff spot to the Suns or Grizzlies. 2) Andre Iguodala v.s. Quincy Miller’s ankles. 3) Mozgov’s 93-29 game. 4) Clippers-Warriors first round looks like it’s happening :)

Quote of the Week: “Gay Ledges is like Eggs, except nowhere near as good and you get kicked out in five minutes.” — Lurker Lou

How can I not… Future Honest album snippets.

Welcome to the Bricks

April 8th, 2014 | 5:35 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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This post might be sponsored by Boost Mobile, btw.

Fresh off the inaugural “Skaters in Cars Looking At Spots” segment, which claimed Governor Gall has the locations on all his photos mislabeled, this video might help narrow down the vicinity of some New Jersey crust.

Brick City Street Styles is the new video from the crew that brought you 2013′s awesome In Crust We Trust video. They skated Newark every weekend for over a year, and this is what they came back with. There’s not a whole lot of overt Newark coverage on behalf of the skate media, short of the occasional Peaches line or maybe that one Ride Channel segment, so this one-city video is pretty refreshing.

We’d also like to present whoever edited the video with our first-ever “Successfully Avoiding the Obvious” Award, which commends those who resist the temptation of excessively on-the-nose #musicsupervision decisions (e.g. Koston in Yeah Right*, New York clips edited to Nas or our L.A. clip.) They could’ve used a Redman song, and most people editing an all-Newark video would have, but they didn’t!

*Completely Unrelated: Does anyone have a link to the alternate edit of Koston’s Yeah Right part to Prince’s “Let’s Get Crazy?” It definitely exists, maybe on the non-Rhino DVD, but the fact that it is so impossible to find online would lead one to believe that it’s just some Easter egg myth. Might have something to do with Prince’s litigious attitude towards the internet though…

Quartersnacks Is For Lovers

April 7th, 2014 | 11:37 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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There’s officially a Quartersnacks-themed vanity plate on the streets of Los Angeles. We got Virginia down (#QSisforlovers), now we need the other 49 states. Maybe not Florida though…

Jerry, George and Kramer watch a sponsor me tape.

Dime rounded up a minute of the best flatground tricks ever done in the Dime Flatground Open: Masters Series, though oddly no Kalis or J.B. to be found. The tricks over the Love can and Newport fakie flip go without saying, but always been a fan of Kalis’ turnaround then 360 flip in Stevie’s Reason part (3:18).

You’re going to be seeing a lot of interviews with Bill Strobeck about “cherry” these next few months: Transworld has one and Live Skateboard Media has another one. (ICYMI: Here’s the one we did, though it came out before the video and had to avoid talking about certain things in detail, given our #spoileralert-sensitive culture.) There’s also some speculation on post-“cherry” developments over on Boil the Ocean.

Another LurkNYC “New York Times” throwaway reel.

This could be a cool series: “Skaters in Cars Looking at Spots.” The first edition is with Mike Anderson. The world desperately needs a Fred Gall one.

Kingpin put together a #listicle of ten great “no push” lines. Torey has two really good ones and Jason Spivey deserves some recognition for filming a “no push” part.

Leo Heinert’s intro part for Torro Skateboards is solid. He’s gotten way good over the years, and the kickflip into the knobbed bank at Fort Greene Park is one of the gnarliest things done at a New York spot in recent memory.

Route One Mag has an interview with one of the few Manhattan-born pro skaters.

In honor of its rebirth, the Green Diamond released a 20-minute B-sides reel.

Best #musicsupervision of any “New Yorkers in Puerto Rico” clip thus far.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: J.R. Smith was put on this earth to break the NBA’s “most threes attempted in a game” record, with 22. (He made 10 of them, by the way.) Also very happy the Knicks aren’t making the playoffs, so we can avoid all the 1999 playoff “8th seed, but we have a CHANCE!” montages. This team doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs, and if you’re rooting for them to make it, you are rooting against the concept of America as a whole, plain and simple.

Quote of the Week: “Yo, you have chest hair, you’re too old to be in a product toss. It’s quiet for you.” — T-Bird

Because man, you deserve it.

Been saying this song would go great for an NBA postseason commercial ever since Pluto came out. Or at least a hell of a lot better than Will.i.am or whatever else they have been using.