Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 14, 2016

October 14th, 2016 | 2:30 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments


Late start to the last day of the week over here. Been on a bender since the ~party~ obvs, but we good now xoxo. Thanks to everyone who came out, really means a lot. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now.

Special tribute edition of the top 10 below. Also FYI, McCrank’s Firing Line should be in this thing, but it’s just too long and would make this clip like three minutes long :) Have a good weekend. Rest in peace Dylan Rieder. Tell your friends you love them.

Original Clips:


10. Jaws via “THF Foundation Secret Session” video [link] 9. Blake Johnson via Instagram [link] 8. Zach Panebianco via “Shoot All Skaters Export: Chris Mulhern” [link] 7. Adrian Del Campo via @weigerv on Instagram [link] 6. Mike Carroll via Girl’s Washington State video [link] 5. Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 4. Kyle Walker via “Surveillance 02” [link] 3. Oscar Navarro via “Magnified” [link] 2. Milton Martinez via Instagram [link] 1. Dylan. [link]


Previously: October 7, 2016

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Eleven* Summers, No Fumbles

October 10th, 2016 | 5:03 am | Daily News | 8 Comments


Photo by Will Robson-Scott.

Our new capsule with Nike SB releases on Thursday, October 13 in skate shops worldwide. It includes a special, #lowkey colorway of the Bruin Hyperfeel, a heavyweight longsleeve pocket tee, and a Lamborghini of a wool coach jacket that exudes grown and sexy confidence. Thanks Ripped Laces for the love

Skateboarding in 2016 is a strange place, and this early 2000s nostalgia is really hitting critical mass man. Whatever incarnation of Osiris still exists re-added Tyrone Olson and Peter Smolik to their team, a year after Smolik aired out the company for denying him a snow camo Navigator and pushing Slimer-colored footwear. “The Storm already passed homie, let’s get the hurricane on and the tornado.” I don’t know dude.

Jesse Alba put together an eight-minute montage that has some cool Max footage.

HD video blog #23 via Johnny Wilson and the L.E.S. Park.

Got a good laugh out of the 5050 on the table attempt at Wall Street Gap. The new edition of Lurk NYC’s “New York Times” outtake reel is now live.

The Bunt’s new one is with Eggs mayor, Brian Delaney.

Mitch Swongo and Associates” is the new one from the Western Mass boys, sure to get you feeling romantic about skating a high curb in a suburban bank parking lot. Includes Ben Bartle footage

They saved Black Blocks. Shout out Atlanta, fuck John Street and Mike Nutter.

On that note, this video is legitimately a bit heartbreaking to watch at points. Chris Mulhern put together a recent montage of Philly skating, which includes footage of people skating the rubble left behind during the Love Park demolition.

Memory Screened did an incredible remix vid of varial flip god, Tim O’Connor. (Leaving him off our 2013 varial flip study is one of the greatest oversights in QS history.)

“Danny Brady got NO swag. He’s also the team manager, so I’m probably gonna get kicked off for saying that.” Jenkem interviewed the perpetually viral Jamal Smith.

Here’s a chill “Summer Trip to New York” vid from Brixton’s BMT squad.

Kingpin has some photos of that Spanish plaza from last week, in addition to a full #listicle of the best skatepark in Europe that’s good for killing five minutes.

Yesterday, we were talking about how much American currency it would take for us to attempt a caveman boardslide on the rail that goes down from the middle stage at House of Vans. This guy crooked grinded it.

Is it weird this is my fav Gucci verse since he got out? It’s ~playful~ n ~silly~. Also, this came on shuffle the other day and its still sick. “No sneakers, I’m wearing creatures.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Basketball is back! Who throws a shoe?

Quote of the Week:


This part is way less ledge dance-y than I remember it. It’s more bump-to-cans and bump-to-fences than anything, and surprisingly #current in that regard. The song is still the worst rap song in a skate video ever unless someone skated to Wale.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — October 7, 2016

October 7th, 2016 | 12:56 am | Daily News | No Comments


Back over the two minute mark this week. Did MACBA replace Republiqué as the most oft-seen skate spot on the Instagram explore page this year? Seems like the place is having a bit of a social media-led resurgence via locals after falling out of favor for a lot of teams taking trips to Barcelona the past few years. Also a huge week for the all-feet-off backside 360. Already made a .gif of the #1, don’t worry ;) Have a good one.

Original Clips:


10) Cyrus Bennett via HD Video Blog #23 [link] 9) Walker Ryan via DVS Welcome Part [link 8) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link] 7) Kevin Taylor via “Kevin Taylor x Love” [link] 6) Nick Boserio via @polarskateco on Instagram [link] 5) @miguelsdprieto via Instagram [link] 4) Spanky via “Magnified” [link] 3) Fran Molina via Instagram [link] 2) Daan Van Der Linden via “Spitfire Commercial” [link] 1) Junior Nyame via @manolostapes on IG [link]


Previously: September 30, 2016

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A QS Skatepark Post: #BowlUpdate

October 4th, 2016 | 2:09 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments


Photo via The Local Weather

After tweeting an apparently controversial statement re: the superiority of ledges to bowls, we hired a P.R. firm to do some damage control as to not alienate our transition-leaning audience. Our strategy became to boost the QS office’s annual concessions of skatepark coverage. The sentiment of those offended by the said tweet was “you’ll understand when you’re older,” so maybe its time for us to include more news items about transition obstacles four feet and under.

Illicit social media posts lead us to believe that the skatepark being built in place of the Fat Kid Spot is nearing completion. Some instructed to never stop hopping fences via Xenu have been doing so, giving us the first glimpse of a relatively #lowimpact park. It contains some otherwise scarce “straight [fucking] ledges” (a plus, considering they tore down some bust-free straight [fucking] ledges to create this place), and a bowl small enough to entice ledge skaters entering their twilight years. Remember, rock fakies on transition are the sole exception to the rule of the forbidden fourteen

[Prob important: Cops are giving trespassing tickets to anyone hopping the fence.]

This all comes after a year-plus delay of D.O.T. red tape. (I think some kids who started skating after they fenced off the Banks for bridge construction are pro already.) They built the new McCarren park in five hours, but put a skatepark under a bridge and it turns into Sagrada Familia. Shout out to the D.O.T. for having a sick logo though.


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Why You Bring a Money Machine to T.F. For?

October 3rd, 2016 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 3 Comments


Photo via Peter Sutherland

Start your day off right.

The 2003 magazine is now available. It includes a Quartersnacks feature with Zered Basset about the Vicious Cycle house, which was blocks from Ground Zero in the years after 9/11, and what it was like living/skating down there. We also released a hat with 2003, based on the QS Block Party tee from earlier this year. You can buy the two as a bundle, or individually ;) [Related: The skate feature from 1991.]

The Alltimers Jenkem mix by DJ Shrimp C is now live. Run your bands up.

“Yeet” is the new mini vid from Blue Couch. Features a pretty wide swath of spots around the city, a ton of night footage, and some #very #interesting line choreography at the Crackhead Park on 27th and 2nd Avenue. Also the back tail fakie on the fat flatrail on Water Street was really chill. Generic skate house song idk.

Are backside 360s where both feet kinda leave the board the #new #thing?

The Rios Crew went to Belgrade. I think I got anxiety watching it because of the song and the night footage where you can barely see anything else.

The Bunt has a new pod with Canadian legend, Russ Milligan. This part is still perfect.

Well, this plaza certainly looks fucking insane.

Andrew Wilson, Max Palmer, Mango and Aaron Herrington went on a Korea trip with Carhartt W.I.P., and reminded me to re-watch this old clip Conor Prunty made of Max Palmer’s first time in Korea [with John Choi] :)

Boil the Ocean on the Brian Anderson Vice Sports documentary and non-snitching sentiments being embedded within the skateboard industry. Actually had no idea Wes put Smolik on blast like that either, but shout out to 1998. What a cool year.

Everyone of a certain age holds a special place for Scott Kane in their hearts because of his Bootleg 3000 part. The “Free Lunch” series caught up with him to hear some stories from the Bootleg days :) “Man, you got that flick.”

Someone made a three-song/five-minute Kevin Bradley remix video.

2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Leo Gutman crashes a quinceañera on a boat and skates Chelsea park with a disposable camera for Vice’s “First Person Shooter” series.

Aaron Herrington recreated Anthony Pappalardo’s needle-thread ollie at Blubba.

Josh Davis did a mini profile on Thrasher and Phelps for Hypebeast. I love Rihanna.

“Street Urchins 9” is a new iPhone clip from the summer full of streetside psychos.

Quote of the Week: “We were supposed to make way more money, but we spent it all on limousines.” — Phil Lavoie

Happy birthday Dre. (It was yesterday tho…)