Quartersnacks Top 10 — April 13, 2018

April 13th, 2018 | 12:22 am | Daily News | No Comments

After a couple strong weeks, we arrive at a pretty weird Top 10. A lot of circus tricks, a Pizza Skateboards video, some stock MACBA life, etc. It happens.

On the PLUS SIDE — after some slow starts, Swae Lee figured out that all he needed to do for a hit is to remake “Unforgettable.” Not mad. Too used to arctic weather to be remotely in S.O.T.S prediction mode, but definitely a song the office wouldn’t mind hearing another three thousand times at BBQs in 80-degree weather yaknow ;)

Original Clips:

Spoiler

Intro via @gronze on IG [link] 10) Thierry Gormit via IG [link] 9) Bret Gregory via Historia part [link] 8) Marek Zapranzny via IG [link] 7) Gustav Tonnesen via IG [link] 6) Andrew Brophy via Girl & Chocolate’s “Chickity China” video [link] 5) Adam Taylor via Pizza’s Thaw & Order video [link] 4) Oskar Rozenberg via IG [link] 3) Milton Martinez Via Indy commercial [link] 2) Michael Pulizzi via Pizza’s Thaw & Order video [link] 1) Pedro Delfino via “My War” [link]

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Previously: April 6, 2018

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Monday, Call the Girls, Get ‘Em Linked Up

April 9th, 2018 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 9 Comments

Photo by Jason Lecras

We have a capsule with Nike SB releasing this Saturday, April 14. It’s definitely our best one! More info soon ♥

Gonna throw in an early left field link, but the Pass~Port in Greece edit is the best (i.e. watched it more than once) trip edit that’s dropped during 2018’s Winter Getaway Footage Dump Season (yes, I know Australia is in the southern hemisphere.) It’s always nice to learn of some nice new songs in a skate edit too :)

“That’s what I keep telling myself, ‘maybe in ten more years.’ Those ten years go by and I’m still not ready. Actually, I’ve come to terms with it, this is it.” Skate Jawn interviews productivity legend, Dave Caddo.

“In a Warhol-esque version of a future skate industry where 1% of pros earn lavish salaries and the rest ball for position, will everyone have their own brand, with price-points scaling higher in accordance with gnarliness and footage releases?” Boil the Ocean on pros’ t-shirt ventures, and the cult of Jerry Hsu’s Sci-Fi Fantasy brand.

Even if it is in the Times + includes the phrases “daredevils” and “neoliberal training grounds,” Jeff Ihaza’s feature on how skateparks came to be understood, accepted, and built passes the litmus test of linkable traditional news outlet skate coverage.

Noah Johnson’s GQ profile of the GX1000 crew does as well. (Yes, Noah skates.) “It’s frustrating shit when you almost die.” Yeah, dying seems pretty wack.

While the Times may think we “won,” we also lost one of the best ledges in lower Manhattan this past week. The deknobbed ledge at Seaport that was more-or-less a go over the past year-plus is now knobbed not only for grinds, but for manuals too! Cheers to the Parks Department for fulfilling God’s plan. You guys are so sick.

Weckingball is the latest guest on The Bunt.

Normally don’t care about “oh, so-and-so already skated to that song”-isms — especially in this fickle footage economy — but “Blowing Up Fast” holds a special place in many hearts. This guy does a line at Three Up Three Down, hypes up P-Rod, and has never seen Baker Has a Deathwish, which is totally fine because it’s almost ten-years-old now goddamn.

And on that note! Village Psychic interviewed Josh Stewart about the unwritten rules of #musicsupervision and editing gimmicks in skate videos.

Our friends from 2nd Nature did the “winter trip to Barcelona” thing.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Everyone else is on the Sixers playoff bandwagon orrrr?

Quote of the Week
Rob Harris: “Yeah, Baker is having tricks in everyone’s part in the Alltimers video.”
Adam Zhu: “Oh, so he’s like the Gonz?”

Quartersnacks Top 10 — April 6, 2018

April 6th, 2018 | 12:23 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

February 65, 2018.

Just when office morale couldn’t get any lower, the wind returned.

Motivation is low. Supplies are dwindling. Mass layoffs are imminent.

The power it out. There’s no hot water. We’re booting up off Windows 98.

Next week should be fun though.

Original Clips:

Spoiler

Intro via @ooohhhyyyeeeaaahhh on IG [link] 10) Kader Sylla via “Weak Sauce” part [link] 9) Harry Lintell via Converse’s “Pastell” video [link] 8) Josh Pall via Pass~Port’s “Greeced Up” video [link] 7) Rowan Zorilla via Vans’ Spinning Away video [link] 6) Bobby DeKeyzer via Converse’s “Pastell” video [link] 5) Felipe Bartolome via Converse’s “Pastell” video [link] 4) Tyson Peterson via Vans’ Spinning Away video [link] 3) Diego Najera via Adidas’ “3ST” video [link] 2) Sidd Hallford via IG [link] 1) Chima Ferguson via Vans’ Spinning Away video [link]

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Monday Links Are In Retrograde

April 2nd, 2018 | 4:56 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

If you need affirmation of how incredibly difficult it has been to do these posts over the past two weeks, look no further than the fact that Thrasher is posting astrology content, this girl is still looking for which one of you who spilled coffee on yourself at Herald Square, and apparently, EVERYTHING is “going right” in skateboarding right now…Spring can’t come soon enough.

“I used to be more of a character back in the day and just dive into the river, swimming for the board and making people laugh. I remember Jaime Reyes gagging because I was in there doing backstrokes. They say swimming in that shit helps your immune system.” Village Psychic spoke to Brian Wenning about some of the spots that were instrumental to his skating.

Caddo and Lou gave up on skateparks in 2016. It looks like it has been working out.

…aanndd John Valenti uploaded five minutes worth of B-sides featuring Lou, Caddo and Taylor Nawrocki from his N.Y. Archive video.

TWS uploaded all the raw footage from the Villains dudes’ trip to New York.

Theories resumed Elkin Raw files, which are always heavy on Leo and Aaron footy.

(Three raw clip links in a row, see what I mean? Springtime hellooo where r u…)

PFP5, the latest installment of Michael Sassano’s now long-running Westchester skate video series, will be premiering up in Peekskill on Saturday the 14th. Teaser here.

The crooked rail at Columbus Park is maybe the last place anyone expected to see a slappy front nose 270 A.K.A. the Explore Page, but there it was in Matthew Martin’s Hombre Hardware part.

“Cyclist stabs skateboarder during street spat.” Ok, the “It’s a fucking bike lane, asshole!”-guys are getting a bit out of hand.

Though Hurricane Maria obviously derailed the recent tradition of every skate crew spending January and February in Puerto Rico, the Scumco guys still made it down there for a fun trip video. Tons of Philly Santosuosso footage ♥

The Bunt’s newest episode is with Austyn Gillette.

Oh and, we have a new project with Nike SB coming out. April 14. More info soon :)

Since skate content is running low, here’s a link to a new Peewee Longway video that is four minutes of him reenacting the quaalude scene from Wolf of Wall Street.

And with militant veganism being so fashionable with New York skateboarders right now, here’s an informative article about eating right that isn’t Alex Olson yelling at you for eating a cheeseburger. Jk hi Alex ♥

QS Sports Fuck the NCAA, Respect to the Players-Desk Play of the Week: Gonna be so sick when J.R. Smith is the 2018 Finals MVP this year.

Quote of the Week: “Lowkey if I ever get rich, I’m gonna buy Brick 9.” — John Choi

This clip got posted on April 8, 2007 (Marcus Garvey rails were a new spot then…), and dubbed “The Neverending Winter.” Same mood eleven years later (a lot of these spots are still around), though I wish the quality of the upload wasn’t full trash.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 30, 2018

March 30th, 2018 | 12:13 am | Daily News | No Comments

Heavy on the Huf and Spitfire vids this week. Have a good one ♥

Original Clips:

Spoiler

Intro via @marcinhoziqueira on IG [link] 10) Clive Dixon via “El Toro Relapse” [link] 9) Louie Lopez via IG [link] 8) Austyn Gillette via “HUF 001” [link] 7) Frank Gerwer via Spitfire’s “Ecuador Hellride” video [link] 6) Lucas Puig via IG [link] 5) Brad Cromer via “HUF 001” [link] 4) Ale Cesario via IG [link] 3) Grant Taylor via Spitfire’s “Ecuador Hellride” video [link] 2) Jake Anderson via “HUF 001” [link] 1) Justin Drysen via “HUF 001” [link]

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Previously: March 23, 2018

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