Quartersnacks Top 10 — August 4, 2017

August 4th, 2017 | 11:10 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

We have yet another Noseslide of the Year contender, Spencer Hamilton has the best posture in skateboarding, and 360 flips are regaining on marketshare over the backside bigspin as the trick most likely to get casually thrown in at the end of a line. Oh, and #4 would be #1 had Lucas not earned a Trick Heard Around the World™ trophy with the one he did at MACBA ~two years ago. Have a good one :)

Original Clips:


Intro via @rongerguy_official2 [link] 10) Casey Foley via “4 Free” [link] 9) Cooper Winterson via IG [link] 8) Ruben Spelta via IG [link] 7) Ishod Wair via Nike SB’s “Camp Pain” video [link] 6) Bobby Worrest via Riddles in Mathematics [link] 5) Corey Kennedy via Nike SB’s “Camp Pain” video [link] 4) Jacopo Carozzi via IG [Link] 3) Miek Arnold via “Lloyd’s” [link] 2) Spencer Hamilton via IG [link] 1) Quirin Staudt via “Oh Snap!” [link]


Previously: July 28, 2017

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Summer Slump

July 31st, 2017 | 12:51 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

QS office in the middle of the summer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Buried somewhere in the backlash, Bobby put together a really great part for Riddles.

Congrats to fuckin’ Drewwww for becoming Hjalte’s teammate via subtle announcement. Here is his Paych part even tho Johnny peaked with Space Heater.

New one from Antosh and the Vancouver boys.

Tennyson Corporation put together a Mike and Quim Cardona 411 remix video to tug at your heartstrings (that nollie shove, varial flip line…) Our NY Revisited remix of Quim’s clips still gets brought up as many people’s favorite piece of QS #content, and remains one of this website’s proudest moments — probably because there are few skaters as infectiously inspiring in their footage as Quim. Thanks man ♥

“He’s not a bum, it’s crazy.” Paul Young posted Bronze’s raw footage from those couple weeks when the entire city of New York was coincidentally in Barcelona together. Just as a context for how utterly insane Barcelona is for skateboarding, Clearout (#QSTOP10 extra tweaked back smith clip), a two-week old video entirely filmed in the city, avoids almost every single spot from the Bronze clip.

TWS has a rad piece on the invention of the nollie flip, circa 1990.

A couple new Puleo clips in this commercial for German Nieves’ company, Paterson.

“What if you’d been told, on the occasion of Fully Flared‘s premiere nigh ten years ago, that Anthony Pappalardo’s part would provide a primary guiding light for the shoe supplier’s next full-length video — would you have believed it?” Boil the Ocean reviews Lakai’s latest video.

“Is this like a Seinfeld thing, where there’s no story?” Trick link: Anthony Pappalardo interviews Gino Iannucci. Gino is also now on Instagram. Everyone caves. Except Max Palmer and Stuart Hammond.

Respect for sticking the 360 flip in the security guard’s face, but so confused as to why there is an Australian video called Deadass.

Best nollie heel noseslide gets a free board.

Correction: Colin Provost’s impossible should have been in last week’s QS Top 10.

Spot Updates — 1) Not sure how recent this is, but the Philly step(s) under the Williamsburg Bridge on the way to Alligator Ledge are no more. The school installed rails running down the middle of them. 2) Here are a couple photos of the skatepark being built on 114th and 1st Avenue via neighborhood correspondent, Tron Jenkins. It is set to officially open in March of next year.

Quote of the Week: “If Pontus ever has a heart attack, I’m definitely sending my sponsor me tape to Frog.” — Hjalte Halberg

Most adorable intro to a part and top 5 most steez switch back tail ever. Thanks for all the drinks James :)

Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 28, 2017

July 28th, 2017 | 1:15 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

Hey, we’d be lying if we told you the QS office didn’t fall into a bit of a productivity slump at this point of every summer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Slow past week, but got some cool stuff in the works (probably.) A couple of OGs this week in the Top 10 — including a ‘Twuan clip — and a lot of slo-mo Instagram replays. Basically, the entire skateboard universe is still hungover from Copenhagen, whether you were there or not. Have a good one. See you next week ♥

Original Clips:


Intro via @andrewbrophy on IG [link] 10) Raul Escalante via IG [link] 9) Wade Desarmo via IG [link] 8) Sage Elsesser via IG [link] 7) Spencer Hamilton via IG [link] 6) Matt Gotwig via Spitfire’s “Avenues & Alleyways” video [link] 5) Antwuan Dixon via “Dangerous Freedom” [link] 4) Ruben Spelta via IG [link] 3) Daan Van Der Linden via “Antihero’s Christchurch Demo” [link] 2) Austin Kanfoush via Spitfire’s “Avenues & Alleyways” video [link] 1) Sean Greene via Spitfire’s “Avenues & Alleyways” video [link]


Previously: July 21, 2017

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My Favorite Skater Got A 5S With The Screen Cracked

July 24th, 2017 | 1:55 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

R.I.P. Shorty’s, a place that showed the world the positive power of skateboarders adopting a forgotten corner of the world, and being left the hell alone in it. QS is hardly a transition skating-based enterprise, but there was something magical about each and every visit we took out there, even if it barely involved skateboarding on some days. Grateful to have been a part of it in some tiny way. Thanks to Andrew and all of the boys, and best of luck on the next chapter.

The Orchard boys have some nice items on eBay to support the Roll For Rob fundraiser.

It has been a slow news week out there. Links to Instagram clips: 1) The front noseslide on a foot-and-a-half high ledge heard around the world. 2) The double heelflip in Spiridons currently reverberating around the world. 3) Jake.

“You wanted a skate shoe that you and Sheffey could go to the club in.” “That’s the goal, yeah.” A lot of guys who started brands give interviews about starting brands, but Sal Barbier is a guy who you should listen to if you want to hear a guy give insight on starting brands. Thanks for the shout out man ♥

I’ve heard friends who don’t skate anymore and barely follow skateboarding say Jamie Foy is their favorite skater. Can’t knock that one. He’s got a couple New York clips in this Jenkem video of a recent Diamond trip.

“Does US sports apparel manufacturer New Balance and its ‘Tricolor’ executive production team deserve credit and reciprocal shoe-purchasing decisions for coaxing forth the most complete PJ Ladd video section since the Iraq war’s onset?” — Boil the Ocean re: the rumored-to-be PJ Ladd part in the upcoming New Balance video.

We let Crazy T take over the QS IG story last Thursday, and couldn’t let the fun fade into oblivion after 24 hours. Still watch the Eminem video five times a day.

Hockey has a 30-second commercial to commemorate Ben Kadow turning pro.

So glad to see friends from Vine shredding New York on other video sharing platforms.

Thanks to everyone who supported the QS For Street Machine project. Some stuff still left on the webstore. Anyone who ordered over the weekend should be getting a shipping confirmation in the next 24-48 hours :)

Quote of the Week: “Lil’ Uzi is rap Blink 182.” — Pryce Holmes

Slllllloooooowwwwwww week out there guys ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Quartersnacks Top 10 — July 21, 2017

July 21st, 2017 | 11:20 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

There are a lot of handrails this week. A lot. Like, more than there have ever been in a single installment of the QS Top 10. We’re not going to comb the internet reaching for highbrow switch front crooked grinds or something just to pretend like the past week hasn’t singlehandedly elevated what it takes to be paid for skating handrails in 2017. Ishod did a cool back noseblunt too :)

Quartersnacks for Street Machine is now available in the webstore. Also available in Europe from Street Machine, Civilist, Slam City Skates, Arrow & Beast, Ben-G and Lockwood. Available from Labor domestically, though in very limited quantities. Have a good one, and thanks everyone for the support on this project.

Original Clips:


Intro via @clubgeartv on IG [link] 10) Thaynan Costa via Funbox [link] 9) Oscar Da G via IG [link] 8) Ishod Wair via IG [link] 7) Victor Aceves via VXtinct [link] 6) Chris Khan via IG [link] 5) Fred Polcque-Santos via Clearout’s Fandango video [link] 4) Magnus Bordewick via Adidas’ “Mid-City Merge” video [link] 3) Tyson Peterson via “AM Scramble” [link] 2) Ducky Kovacs via “AM Scramble” [link] 1) Mason Silva via “Red Balloon” [link]


Previously: July 14, 2017

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