Reps Who Rip

April 9th, 2014 | 11:14 am | Footage | 8 Comments

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Before product hits the shelves of your local shop, it needs to go through a maze of Excel sheets at the hands of a #skateboard #industry #sales #representative. Below is a tribute to all the sales reps out there worried about their fall 2014 numbers. Or better yet, it’s a tribute to the ones who aren’t worried about their fall 2014 numbers, so they can go out and film chill tricks ‘n stuff ♥♥♥

Features Sweet Waste A.K.A. Black Boy White Boy, with guest tricks from fellow competitor sales reps, Tyler Tufty and Jack Sabback. Filmed sometime after spring 2014 numbers had already been taken care of.

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Past QS Individual Parts (they’re few and far between…) — Josh Velez, Torey Goodall

72 Hours in San Juan

January 24th, 2014 | 5:00 am | Features & Interviews, Footage | 2 Comments

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“There are three lanes for driving in Puerto Rico: Slow, stoned and drunk.”

Going to San Juan for skateboard-related reasons isn’t exactly new. Mainland skateboard companies have been going there for years. However, it does seem that Puerto Rico trips have been occurring with greater frequency for northeasterners recently. Miami, the go-to northeastern getaway for someone uninterested in a L.A. trip, has been getting more blown out and tougher to skate. Unless you’re packing ten dudes in a van and driving 1,200 miles, travel to P.R. is not much different: an extra 45 minutes on a plane and roughly the same ticket price. As a result, you get to be on an island with warmer water, newer spots, fewer distractions, and best of all, you’re not in Florida.

Alexander Mosley & friends. Guest tricks from Billy Rohan, Ferni & Alberto. Alternate YouTube link.

San Juan is not very foreign. Everyone speaks English, your phone is going to work without any add-ons, there are Wal-Marts everywhere, and they use American currency. “Miami but tighter” became a common description throughout the trip. (That’s only pertinent to the skateboard-concerning side of things. Miami is far better for a variety of other extracurricular endeavors.)

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2013 | 4:22 am | Footage | 8 Comments

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With each passing year, it gets tougher to not acknowledge that Gucci Mane has three Christmas songs on the low, especially after straining cheesy Christmas music for the past nine clips. (Yeah, this is somehow the ninth one.) But even if the #musicsupervision department is backlogged due to not having utilized “Used 2″ and “Paranoid” yet, maybe one clip a year that isn’t partial to drum machines is okay…

This somehow ended up being the most daylight-heavy Christmas clip of the nine, due to November and December being unseasonably brick. To make up for it, there was one miracle day when we didn’t get kicked out of World Trade, as evidenced by maybe a fifth of this clip being filmed there. Win some, lose some. Merry Christmas.

Features Brendan Carroll, Keith Denley, Lurker Lou, Tyler Tufty, Zered Bassett, Dave Caddo, Sweet Waste, Elijah Cole, Tony Durao, Calen Knauf, Josh Velez, Andre Page, Alexander Mosley and Connor Champion.

Thanks to Joe Cups, Andre Page and Rob Harris for contributing footage.

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Past Christmas clips: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Other Christmas Gifts: It’s mostly at skateparks, but there’s 50 seconds of new Gino footage out and an awesome mini doc about the governor of New Jersey, Fred Gall.

Just Hold On, We’re Skating Home: The Best of 2013

December 13th, 2013 | 3:47 am | Footage | 13 Comments

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FYI, dude actually fell / falls asleep like this.

Hopefully the world ends today because Santacon is tomorrow.

So, yeah, 2013. We wore chic skater turbans, had to retire yolo, saluted Mike York, paid homage to the Boot Camp Click, stopped watching Girls by the third episode, studied varial flips, paid more attention to Miley than we should have, didn’t care about the Nets, fed into the rumor mill, got annoyed by Daft Punk fans, helped out tourists, memorized the entire Migos mixtape, went to Philly more than once, interviewed our predecessor, rode RiRi boards, Citibiked, came to terms with Drake, went to Europe, got jealous of their spots, got shouted out on a rap mixtape, celebrated a half-decade since the Jeezy presidency, conducted studies, felt some type of way, fell off them skate boards hard as a motherf**ker man, got girls boyfriends, and honored the first black Skater of the Year.

Thanks to anyone who contributed footage this year.

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In the spirit of the holiday season: First person to Tweet us how many *landed* noseslides are in this clip gets a care package of QS gear. (Hint: Something that looks like a nollie tail is actually a half cab noseslide.) This offer is only open to U.S. residents due to shipping costs. Someone got it.

Previously: Best of 2012, Best of 2011, Best of 2010

Don’t Look Like That: End of Summer 2013

September 20th, 2013 | 5:46 am | Footage | 3 Comments

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We’re three weeks past our Labor Day deadline for End of Summer clips, Dre is back to wearing colors besides white, and we’ve been experiencing some 50-degree mornings, so this is more like a Start of Fall clip.

The past summer was weird. Our research of recent visitor trends revealed a massive increase of Brooklyn readers, so we were advised to up the wallie and wallride count in this video by a whopping 80%. In fact, Josh Velez took it upon himself to enter the wallie arc of his career some seven years earlier than he initially anticipated to remedy this disconnect between the site’s content and its readers/viewers. Also, there are an inordinate amount of Jersey Shore spots in this clip to add to the weirdness.

Features Zered Bassett, Atlanta Shane, Haffa, Galen Dekemper, John Diaz, Ron Deily, Josh Velez, Pryce Holmes, Elijah Cole, Lui Elliot, Kadeem Walters, Ritch Homie Swain, Torey Goodall, Shawn Powers, Andre Page, Matthew Perez, Lurker Lou, Brendan Carroll, Tyler Tufty, Quim Cardona, Gavin Nolan, Paul Tucci, and Alexander Mosley.

Have a good weekend.

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Previous “End of Summer” Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006