Neatly Wrapped Sandwiches

June 23rd, 2014 | 10:13 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Alex Olson started a lil’ skate talk show called “Skate Wise” on Know Wave Radio. The first episode is on Soundcloud. It’s the talk show equivalent of a bunch of dudes sitting around on a couch ranting about skating after a session. No real format or try-hard radio personas, which is nice. “I love Ishod, Ishod is sick. Yeah, he drinks beer.”

2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y, Leo Gutman, has a new jazz-tinged mini part for Acapulco Gold.

Frozen in Carbonite on the custom, 1-of-1 Sal 23 Nike SB Dunk Low colorway. “I’m not sure if I’m going to skate them or just stunt around for the summer. In any event, as you can imagine, they pair well with Light-Ass Denim.™”

Jason Dill: Post-Mindfield and pre-“cherry” remix video.

Keelan Dadd? No disrespect to anyone listed, but the #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Epicly Later’d that “needs” to happen is Muska. #10 is Sheffey.

Video blog #211 from the Beef Patty guys, with some block-long Max Palmer lines.

Here’s the Richmond, VA-based Recordings of Boardings video, Off the Record. The RAW VIDEO was online all weekend, but got taken down and is now only available for preorder in hard copy form. Based on one viewing of that project, Boston seems to be one of the final east coast refuges for jean shorts. Could the Celtics be in the market for a Josh Harrellson acquisition?

After seeing one in Static 4, and another one in this Capita Skateboards clip, it might be time to officially place frontside 5050 backside 360 outs on 2014′s #trendwatch. Also could happily spend the remainder of human existence without hearing another Big L or Wu-Tang song in a skate video, but Redman might forever have a pass :)

The all-subway skating section from Tengu is now on YouTube. Shout out M.N.M.F.T.B.

They’re trying to make make the Santa Monica Courthouse a legal skate spot. Of course, it involves skateboarders being patient, not stupid, etc, so there’s an uphill climb ahead. America is utter garbage for skateboarding, btw #eurowithdrawl.

The security guards at that new pop over rail by the 7th Avenue banks are going to have a fun summer. P.S. They’re already reknobbing the ledges at Seaport 5.0.

QS Sports Desk: Melo’s opting out. Who cares.

Quote of the Week: “What the hell is the tristate area? Ain’t no tristate! Jersey and New York — that’s the tristate.” — Overheard Angry Guy on the Phone

Yes.”

Music, Money, Monday Links (on a Tuesday)

June 17th, 2014 | 12:57 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Shawn Powers — Soho heelflip. Photo by Mike O’Meally

Back in town. Heard of two new spots already! Some of these links are old obvs.

Lucas Puig and friends at MACBA. That little kid rips.

After causing quite a few cringes and “Ooohhh” reactions at the Static 4 premiere, Orchard put the painful teaser for their new video, Stone Soup, online.

“Based on his Bay Area legacy and the fact that my personal affinity for Marcus in my youth had gone as far as the habitual wearing of a Starter T-shirt inspired by the Trilogy VHS that was effectively super glued in my VCR, I was nervous just to be around him.” FYI: This should be mandatory weekly viewing.

Yoooooooooo Huf’s in-and-out Banks wall line

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Here’s a brief mini doc on that very subject from the crew at Chapman Skateboards.

Jason Dill talks about pants and his Photosynthesis part. “That’s a bad frontside noseslide.” (Why didn’t they discuss the recording of this call though?)

NY Skateboarding filmed the entire Q & A with Chris Carter and Duane Pitre from the Memory Screen event that happened in Brooklyn last week.

Jenkem has an interview with Kevin Tierney and Transworld has an interview and mini clip with Rob Gonyon. Always found it weird when people (and there are A LOT of them, not just Rob) lose interest in the NBA when the Knicks aren’t involved, thus depriving themselves of viewing actually *good* basketball. It’s like listening to Wu-Tang and turning the song off after U-God’s verse ends. Anyway, new Bronze video!

Cooper Winterson has a cool new mini video with all the young guns. Citibike wallies!

Happy rap music! (“There seems to be an inordinate amount of exclamation points.”)

Hopps has a quick “Welcome to the Team” Insta vid for Cyrus Bennett and a mini clip with Brian Clarke from the Battery Park L Ledges.

The Canadian Vans team goes to Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

Raekwon and Ghostface Lieberman.

QS Sports Desk: Hyped that the Sports Desk’s new favorite non-German player over 6′ 3 won the Finals MVP. Lebron must really hate the state of Texas.

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Quote of the Week: “All ADHD means is that you’re psyched on doing things.” — Francesco Pini, C.E.O. of QS International’s Italian and Scandinavian Branches

Bruh.

#RAPWATCH2014: Bieber, PSC, Tompkins & Buyouts

June 11th, 2014 | 7:58 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Five Favorite Parts Justin Bieber — 1) Jahmal Williams in Continuum 2) Jahmal Williams in Eastern Exposure 3) Jahmal Williams in Static IV…obviously he already has the advance copy 4) Joel Meinholz in Welcome to M.I.A. 5) Jerry Fowler’s 411 Profile

After nearly three years of sustained attempts at a slight interest in skateboarding, rappers are starting to give it up. The past five months have seen near 60% drops in celebrities Instagraming themselves on skateboards compared to 2011-2013. Even marquee #celeb #skaters like Lil’ Wayne, who (maybe unknowingly) spent years fighting for us to have to admit that he’s better at skating transition than 40% of the QS office, seems to have little time for his board these days. He just released his best-rapped single since maybe The Carter 3, so perhaps he’s back to focusing on his raps, and not his ollies.

The #EVERYBODYSKATES movement is certainly past its heyday. Bieber is running things, Ron Artest is telling us we are taking over and that we should follow this kid who’s good at skating flatbars but not necessarily better than the average “good” kid at L.E.S., and Chief Keef is riding his surfboard.

“Don’t sleep on the Biebs.” — Andre Page, 2013

Could Bieber be the “realest” #skater #celeb?

Out of Office Reply

June 9th, 2014 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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No Monday Links this week. Sorry :(

As you might have devised from various social media presences, we are in France. Need a break from the computer, and QS has always been a desktop and iPhone-based enterprise. No laptops on this side.

Btw Republique is every bit as chill as everyone says it is. Like, if all you demand from a skate spot is good ground, a low ledge, girls walking around, and maybe a sewer cap in the ground to do tricks over, it’s better than anything in Barcelona or Shenzhen.

Be back in a week. Stuff originating from this Parisian excursion should surface online later in the summer, depending on how productivity goes. If you placed an order on the webstore in the past week-and-a-half, it won’t ship for another few days. Basically, if you don’t have a shipping confirmation in the e-mail that you used at checkout, your order has not shipped yet. Sorry for the delays. You should know we run a janky operation anyway. Everything remaining in the webstore is on sale, too. Support your local skate site.

We were going to post some #relevant French skate clips…but if you visit this site enough, you’ve heard us wax on about Lucas Puig self-releasing the best skateboard media in existence. Click around the Helas YouTube channel if you’re bored.

Or stare at this Wes Kremer switch back 3 from Palais de Tokyo instead:

Once you’ve exhausted that, stare at this Jason Byoun GIF for a few minutes:

Have a good week. Check for updates in a day or two, we got stuff scheduled ;)

135th & Riverside

June 3rd, 2014 | 2:50 pm | Daily News | 9 Comments

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Click to enlarge. Original post here.

We don’t often run posts of a single photo, but in a year with a lot of remarkable New York-set photographs already (Mehring’s shot of Olson on Water Street, Atiba’s Dylan Reider cover shot, and Keith Morrison’s stolen shot of Austyn Gillette all come to mind), John Shanahan’s diptych of James Juckett stands out in particular.

Located at 135th and Riverside, this stoned-lined pathway leads you to 12th Avenue under the Riverside Drive Viaduct. There isn’t much to skate here, but for such a photogenic location, it’s surprising it hasn’t popped up in even a lifestyle-y skate photo until now. Your Tumblr dashboard won’t tell you two things about the spot: 1) Both the runway to the first set and the space after it are downhill. The guy had half a second before he hit the wallride. 2) The brownish spot on the ground between the two sets has to be one of the most urinated-on pieces of public space in New York City — we’re talking decades of piss that probably couldn’t be cleansed if you threw a bucket of bleach on it. The dude literally risked a staph infection for this awesome pair of photos.

On some full movie nerd shit: This stairway’s scenic qualities have been put to use for quite a while now. It appeared at the end of the 1948 film Force of Evil, which was one of the first movies to have a sizable chunk of its photography done on the actual street in New York, as opposed to a set. Martin Scorsese has been geeking out over it for pretty much the duration of his career.

Great work from skater James Juckett and photographer John Shanahan.