A Complete List of the Skateboarders Allowed to Skate With Headphones

July 10th, 2014 | 3:38 pm | Daily News | 18 Comments

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A few weeks ago, the Thrasher Instagram posted the message above, receiving many #regrams and head nods before scrolling to the next pic of some rich girl on her first of five summer vacations. Skating around headphoned individuals, especially at a skatepark, is annoying, sure, but beyond being able to tell someone they’re in the way, is it really that bad? The “with other human beings” implies that there is some social component lost when you’re sharing the L.E.S Park with fifty tweens in headphones, aggressively rushing past you to try a crook flip out. The truth is, most of their brains have been rotted beyond repair ever since the release of Chief Keef’s first mixtape (see #16.) Headphones or not, they’re still going to be skating around with a thousand-yard stare mumbling “We Dem Boyz” under their breath.

Even so, there are always exceptions. Though the editors of Thrasher may consider themselves the end-all of skate etiquette and culture, it is insulting that they would assume their rule be applied to 100% of the skateboarders on planet earth. In turn, we compiled a comprehensive list of the skaters allowed to skate and film in headphones. (Note that Shorty’s era Muska does not apply. That was a nostalgic moment in history and The Muska has existed in many different, headphone-less incarnations since.)

Count Music

July 7th, 2014 | 4:46 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Thanks mom, thanks dad… ♬

If this guy seriously 5050ed up the Rockaway Rail

Not sure the Cellski song from Stevie’s world renown “Nut Grab” commercial is in any way appropriate music supervision for Dylan Reider, but that’s what the dudes at Muckmouth chose for the “non embarrassing” edit of his new Calvin Klein Huf commercial. It’s just all the skate tricks from the part, which is cool.

Imagine if they reedited it to “Latch” though? #lol #jk #jokez #notno. Anyway, Diamond Days #74. Yaje still rips. (“There was a long silence, then that one dude, the one with the beard, was like ‘Do you even have one single traditional flash tattoo?’”)

Illegal incentives at the Federal Reserve, etc. in Video Blog #212 from Johnny Wilson.

The “Summer Trip to New York” clips are finally starting to roll in! Some French guys skate around the city and one of them darkslides Black Hubba.

Someone compiled all of the footage Brian Wenning and Anthony Pappalardo have stacked since fading out of skateboarding’s focal spotlight in the 2010s. It’s weird. Never a bad time to reminisce over this one though.

Chris Nieratko interviews Stevie Williams about Love Park at Love Park.

A new clip from the Beerics crew, which features a solid batch of Governor Gall footage from Shorty’s. P.S. Here’s his turtorial on how to sorta Bondo cracks.

The Baker/Deathwish team v.s. D7. Anyone who has taken visiting skaters around to spots in New York can attest to the fact that many talented / seasoned pros have stepped away from D7 after seeing how rugged it was up close. These guys killed it.

Black Dave and Elijah Cole daily warm-ups in Harlem.

Whether or not there is space in modern skateboarding for a resurrected éS Accel remains to be seen (i.e. fond childhood memories of summers spent in Lakai Staples will immediately be tainted once you see the bulkiness that shoe in person today), but until then, SMLTalk list-iscized the 10 best moments in Accel history.

#TRENDWATCH2017 = Natas spin kickflip outs. Wow.

Stuff that never gets old: Watching Javier Sarmiento skate MACBA.

Ice cream trucks? That’s what y’all are upset about now?

Quote of the Week:

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Count music, built my own lane of hip-hop…”

Flying Cars

July 1st, 2014 | 1:28 pm | Daily News | 12 Comments

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Monday links on a Tuesday (again.) Photo via Gnarcotics on Instagram

“If everything is bigger in Texas, then every t-shirt is longer in Canada.” There goes our merchandise department’s plan for releasing front print Snackman shirts in tall tee sizes to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Thug Motivation 101 next summer. (Might do it anyway, don’t worry. Fashion goes in cycles. Let’s get it…)

Whatever happened to the rasta skater? How has no one followed in Matt Field, Tosh, and Adelmo’s footsteps? New skate nerdery website, SMLTalk, speculates that the industry just got too fast-paced for that relic of the mid-2000′s stoned out #vibez.

Bronze affiliate, Dick Rizzo, has a cool “Mag Minute” over on the Skateboard Mag site, edited to one of only three classic summer songs by a New York rap artist released post-2003 A.K.A. when New York rap ceased being relevant/good.

Cue up two dozen kids with pomaded hair, highwaters and tucked in shirts trying double kickflips over the trash can at Tompkins this upcoming weekend.

Striking a pose after landing a hot move on a skateboard didn’t begin with Dylan Reider. In fact, it’s not even partial to sleek silloutted, fashion-forward skaters — hip-hop white guys might be the greatest practitioners of “afterbangs.” Kingpin rounded up twelve of the most notable after-trick poses in skate video history.

Boil the Ocean is creating a mixtape, in blog form of occasionally under-appreciated, breezy summertime video parts. Are we on the cusp of skateboarding as a whole rediscovering Second Hand Smoke? Akin to how the past few years seem like they’ve been influenced by people rewatching the old Stereo videos again?

Thanks Supra, always nice to sit through 1:20 of “lifestyle” for one Stevie trick and then another thirty seconds of links to your other videos.

“Do you regret doing the movie Grind?” “I could write a book on this question alone.” Always happy to see that C. Fro is doing well. Never forget caveman crook down Bricktown. Surprised “weird” skaters haven’t been quicker to adopt that one.

Wait, Habitat made shoes?

“What the fuck is that doing there? Who puts a garbage can on a rail?”

Quote of the Week: “Black people drinking Blue Moon just looks weird.” — Ty Lyons

Maybe not a “petition” per se, but we’re launching a Twitter campaign to try and convince O’Dell to get to work on a Muska Epicly Later’d. If you’re on Twitter, shoot him a message. Probably be nice about it though ;)

Out of Office Reply

June 30th, 2014 | 1:27 pm | Daily News | No Comments

Updates resume tomorrow ;)

America: Birthplace of Skateboarding & Rap Music

June 25th, 2014 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 12 Comments

god bless america

UPDATE: Sold out. Thanks everyone. Check Labor, NJ, Exit or Seasons this week.

America is no doubt responsible for some terrible stuff: the KFC Double Down, two-hour brunch lines, Dick Cheney, Wale…the list could go on forever. In fact, some nerds decided to make a summer movie about what the world would look like if the United States never existed. It likely won’t touch on two of America’s less heralded contributions to the world / the two things that this website is dedicated to.

Could you imagine living in a world without Nate Jones’ Real to Reel part or no “Danny Glover” (both the song and the guy who sat on the bomb-laden toilet)? That’s what a world without America looks like.

This Fourth of July, Quartersnacks would like to honor this occasionally great country and two of its always great contributions to human life. The tees are $25 + shipping in the webstore and available in a limited run. They’ll be available at Labor, NJ Skateshop, Seasons and Exit later in the week. (It’s a small run, so other shops won’t have them, sorry.) If you want the tee by July 4th, you must place your order by the end of this weekend (6/29.) It should ship on Monday via First Class Mail, which pending any hang-ups with the post office, would typically make it anywhere in the continental U.S. by Thursday the 3rd. All other remaining tees are still on sale.

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