Quartersnacks Top 10 — April 14, 2017

April 14th, 2017 | 1:33 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Two Jamals and a guy named Matlock walk into a bar…

Slow news week around here, but given what the weather’s been like, it’s unlikely anyone but our devout fanbase of office-based QS readers was really feeling the lag. Sorry to you guys. Should pick up next week though. Have a good one.

Original Clips:


Intro via @spacehose on IG [link] 10) Jamal Smith via Instagram [link] 9) Alex Olson via Instagram [link] 8) Juan Virues via “Tarte au Cirtron” [link] 7) Flo Marfaing via Instagram [link] 6) Christian Low via “Tales From the Front Line” [link] 5) Jamal Gibbs via Noise Two [link] 4) Matlock Bennett Jones via “Tarte au Cirtron” [link] 3) Tiago Lemos via “Boulevard Japan Tour” [link] 2) Yaje Popson via “Behind the CoveR” [link] 1) Taylor Kirby via Shep Dogs 5 [link]


Previously: April 7, 2017

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Some Random German Links

April 10th, 2017 | 12:44 pm | Daily News | 1 Comment


Travel Tip: An Airbnb for seven dudes with one bathroom in Mexico is a bad idea.

Contrary to Instagram reports over the past week-and-a-half, the Banks are not *technically* open. A full section of the fence was down, and the DOT security booths were gone, but that section has since been put back up. Cops are still kicking people out (no tickets…yet), and claiming the space will soon re-open (also remember it was only supposed to be closed off until 2014, so, you know…) TWS caught up with R.B. Umali for a full status report, and a bit of new footage.

A bunch of Euro links for this Monday Links post…

Who would have thought that one of QS’ highest affinities for a non-New York skate crew would be out in Italy? Five-minute montage from the Milano Centrale boys, including #musicsupervision via Strap from Travis Porter, experimental pants supervision, and minimal tricks on objects over two feet in height.

Village Psychic threw together a remix of the extra-prolific “Sour Files” series, which has dominated the QS Top 10 perhaps more than any other single skate team.

A quick new one from Hjalte and the Blobbys.

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Always get a lil’ smile out of “Summer Trip to New York” edits that put the effort into skating midtown and SoHo, which seem to be antiquated routes in the L.E.S. + outer-borough dominant mindset of the past several years. The New York section in “Double Egg & Cheese” (begins at the 7 minute mark) is a fun watch.

Abada with some words on the enduring inspiration that is Mike York. (Related.)

They’re building a new skatepark at Van Courtlandt Park on 240th and Broadway. Also, it looks like they’re starting construction on the skatepark at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, with a projected March 2018 completion date.

Behind the scenes of Yaje’s Columbus Park polejam 5050 TWS cover.

Tennyson put together another 411 comp, this time for S.J. and Sean Mullendore.

Pete Spooner uploaded the New York montage from Insano.

Mike Blabac has a three-part series over on Slam City Skates’ blog about some of his favorite photos and the stories behind them.

A bit of new Anthony Correa footage in what is apparently a “VX Mode” on one of those Panasonic cameras.

Our bud Gianluca’s podcast “Skate Muzik” has a new episode with Jeff Pang.

Paul Coots started uploading single parts from BSA’s Whole Bitch video.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Who the hell would want to get a get a drink alongside somebody whose favorite basketball player is James Harden? Russ for MVP. Uninterested in any other arguments. Bye.

Quote of the Week:



File Under: When sports fans start sounding like skaters.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — April 7, 2017

April 7th, 2017 | 9:53 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Reporting live from Mexican café wifi…

The full version of Tigerstaden had the largest presence this week. Still unsure if #8 is who it says it is though. We’d complain about the lack of proper titling in skate videos these days but we’re equally guilty of the infraction.

“The Mitch interview felt like a nice insight into a hardened man. Pause.” — Max Hull

Original Clips:


Intro via @caleb_mcneely [link] 10) J.B. Gillet via Instagram [link] 9) Tyshawn Jones via Instagram [link] 8) Eirik Ballo via Tigerstaden [link] 7) Anthony Van Englen via “Devil on Horseback” [link] 6) Dom Henry via Supervisual [link] 5) Fartien Bjorge via Tigerstaden [link] 4) Aaron Goure via Dr. Scarecrow [link] 3) Javier Sarmiento via Instagram [link] 2) Gustav Tonnesen via Tigerstaden [link] 1) Eniz Fazilov via Where We Come From [link]


Previously: March 31, 2017

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30 Skaters No Wax

April 3rd, 2017 | 12:17 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Photo via Graver

Anyone too stubborn to accept the cyclical nature of human history should be aware of the fact that the Banks is maybe the most popular spot in the city again, and twenty of us drove out to Staten Island to skate the ABC Ledges last week.

Time warp innit ~ June 22, 2010 QS post from the day the Banks first got fenced off.

See also: Children skating the three block set-up at Columbia University, and placing trash cans after it in the latest installment of LurkNYC’s “New York Times” series. Shout out to Ja$onwear, Yellow Rail, Dan’s Skate Page and the Metrospective forum.

There’s not enough John Choi footage in it, but Cyrus threw together a twelve minute iPhone edit full of B-sides from New York and L.A.

Jahmal Williams footage and probably the last clips you’ll ever see of the CBS keyhole ledge in “Initiation,” a two-minute clip from Theories to kick off the spring.

Village Psychic follows up on the Stefan Janoski episode of The Bunt to consider the “Hovercraft” / a over tailslide (?) / booger tailslide (?), a trick that would be best left to the spirit of Darrell Stanton.

A bunch of classic NJ spots in Rob Snyder and Jeff Starch’s new part for Municipal.

Cafe Creme rounded up a handful of Keith Hufnagel cameos and mini parts from montages and 411s in the nineties, and put them into one convenient clip.

“Freed of past eras’ smallmindedness that shackled hive-minded bros to goofy-boy kits in the early 1990s or carcass hucking in the early 2000s, a supposed ‘anything goes’ renaissance over the past decade has freed pros and bros alike to pursue moves from retroactivated no-complies to multisyllabic ledge combos and horse pools, wearing fits that run from short shorts to graphical sweatpant products to Tuscan leather. Just as long as you did it on a board that was at least eight inches wide.”

Damn, T.F. North is the dubstep capital of New York skateboarding. Respect.

Drake wearing a TWS tee was an inside job (of the Adobe variety.)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Jamal Crawford will probably be in the NBA in 2109 when the earth is completely submerged in water. P.S. Mask on, fuck it, mask off.

Quote of the Week: “This place is like the south.” — Kevin Tierney re: Staten Island

Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 31, 2017

March 31st, 2017 | 7:44 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Rainy end to this schizophrenic-ass month, which we’re all more than happy to close the door on ;) And although the order of the top four is fairly interchangeable this week, what ended up being #1 is probably the most DMed / @ed / texted clip as a Top 10 suggestion in the history of this series, so it was only right to give it the honors.

“It’s like The Da Vinci Code of skateboarding.” — Sweet Waste re: #1

Have a good one ♥

Original Clips:


Intro via @DimeMTL on IG [link] 10) Max Van Arnem via “Valencia Report” [link] 9) Austyn Gillette via “Huf City Japan Tour” [link] 8) Max Palmer via “La Fruta Bomba” [link] 7) Kentaro Powell via “Washed” [link] 6) Josef Scott Jata via Sour’s “Hella Dramatic” video [link] 5) Dom Henry via “Valencia Report” [link] 4) Daan Van Der Linden via “The Good Homies” [link] 3) Martin Sandberg via Sour’s “Hella Dramatic” video [link] 2) Ishod Wair via “The Good Homies” [link] 1) Pedro Biago via Instagram [link]


Previously: March 24, 2017

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