Off Brand: A Quartersnacks D.I.Y. Spot Montage

November 7th, 2014 | 3:16 am | Footage | 4 Comments

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Beyond the unwritten rules and manual labor behind Shorty’s, at the end of the day, it’s simply just one of the best places to skate in the area. Quartersnacks has always been partial to skateboarding administered on low ledges and flatground, but we stepped out of our comfort zone and enlisted some independent contractors for the this edit. Between helping out with the build (which, by the way, already has a new extension on it and a clam shell forming in the corner), this is what we pulled through with. We tried to use to Luther Vandross Brick City Street Styles montage as a reference for this one, except it’s impossible to make something as good.

Thanks to Levi’s Skateboarding for their support in helping us leave something permanent behind at the spot :)

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Contributing filmers: Rob Harris & Johnny Wilson.

Back to the T.F!

Previously: Off Brand: A Quartersnacks D.I.Y. Build, Weekend at Shorty’s

P.S. If you’re wondering why Corey isn’t featured…here you go :(

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Off Brand: A Quartersnacks D.I.Y. Build

October 31st, 2014 | 3:20 am | Footage | 12 Comments

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Ultra Premium Concrete Mix

There is nothing as not-on-brand for QS as a D.I.Y build. Pouring concrete is #manly, but it is not #fashionable. Those guys are core to the bone and have nothing but heart; we’re a bunch of bums trying to drink ice coffee and maybe skate flat. When Levi’s Skateboarding approached us with the opportunity to sponsor a D.I.Y. build, we were completely lost. What do we do, and how do we stay #onbrand?

Thanks to some connections through mutual friends, we linked with the crew at Shorty’s. The solution was to turn the build into one big party. Shorty’s is now perhaps the only spot in the world where ramps are built not only with blood, sweat and tears, but also with champagne. Cabana rap, Ultra Premium Vodka, and buxomly proportions naturally followed suit.

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If anything, this experience heightened already-high levels of respect for dudes who go the distance of building places like Shorty’s. Having never been around for the construction of anything more than a ledge, as an outsider, its easy to neglect all the small steps behind these sort of spaces (e.g. the fact that they have to cut into the ground with an electric saw, and chip the floor out to make the transitions flush with the ground.) Also, a truck full of eighty-pound concrete bags goes way less of a ways than we ever imagined. It’s barely enough for half of a mid-sized quarterpipe. No wonder Home Depot loves these guys so much.

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Pad Dowd. Photo by Collin Sussingham.

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Ain’t Drunk Yet: Summer 2014 Extras

September 19th, 2014 | 9:34 am | Footage | 6 Comments

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## No Flex Zone ##

These are becoming really fun to make. Everything that didn’t fit into 2014’s “End of Summer” video and other pertinent content ended up here. Sometimes, it’s hard to edit Matt Perez’s brilliance into a clip with background music and actual cuts. It’s better left alone. And yes, this is 70% a Matt Perez highlight reel. There is also nightime T.F. extras, Euro B-sides (Rich Homie Juan with a marathon line), #seaportgirlz, the extended version of Chris Haslam’s girlfriend, and much more.

Watch it with this playing in the background. “What’s good mami?”

ALSO, if you have yet to figure it out from the barrage of Instagram posts, ♥♥ the god Marisa Tomei ♥♥ brought her Alltimers cruiser on the Conan O’Brien show. Aside from her turning 50 in two months and still being hotter than any 20-something-year-old you can find, her appearance makes two rookie mistakes. 1) Supreme did not make the board. They sold the board, but Alltimers made the board. (Yes, they are sold out from Supreme. You’re an idiot for waiting for late night TV to remind you to buy a Marisa Tomei cruiser.) And 2) Whoever set that board up…wow. How does that make any logical sense at all? Whatever, that’s Conan’s intern’s fault, and not ♥♥ the god Marisa Tomei’s ♥♥. She is without fault i.e. perfect.

Have a good weekend. Save your pennies because the webstore opens up on Monday with fall gear :) $$$

Previously: Drop Offs – Volume 1

End of the Summer / Labor Day Weekend 2014 Clip

August 29th, 2014 | 1:40 am | Footage | 17 Comments

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When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store…but like actually.

It’s that time of year again. This one is a little different because it includes a quick Euro interlude from our time in Paris and Copenhagen this summer. Thanks to everyone who looked out while we were out there: Rich Homie Juan, Frey Dogg, Hjalte (I lost your line for some unknown reason, sorry, I’m an idiot), etc. Enjoy your long weekend and start planning those outfits for NYFW14!

Features Alexander Mosley, Connor Champion, Kadeem Walters, Ty Lyons, Tyler Tufty, Josh Velez, Michael Gigliotti, Matthew Perez, Jon Diaz, Haffa, Jack Sabback, Antonio Durao, Pryce Holmes, Torey Goodall, Danny Brady, Frey Dogg, Pad Dowd, Andre Page, Emilio Cuilan, Rich Homie Juan, Rory Milanes, Kevin Tierney, Uptown Eddie, Chris Haslam’s ex-girlfriend.

Contributing filmers: Andre Page, Richard Quintero, Josh Velez.

We *would* include an alternate YouTube link, but apparently they started disabling audio on account of music rights again? Sick! Glad you record labels are keeping your business models current!

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, this entire clip would be edited to “You the World” if only it had come out a week before. Unfortunately, it came out on Wednesday, and the clip was already halfway done at that point :(

Previous End of Summer Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Bobby Worrest For Quartersnacks

August 23rd, 2014 | 3:48 am | Footage | 25 Comments

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With two solid parts already under his belt this year (including the frontrunner for the best part of the year altogether), we linked up with Bobby Worrest for a third on the occasion of his recent move to New York. This dude’s productivity level after over a decade in the game is really something to behold. Still one of the greatest classically-trained plaza skaters working today.

Guest tricks from Lurker Lou, Antonio Durao, Connor Champion, Daniel Kim, and Bob Reynolds. Filmed by Richard Quintero, John Valenti, Aaron Chilen, R.B. Umali and Steve Marino. Thanks to everyone who helped out. It was a fun one to work on.

The Quartersnacks Nike Dunk Low is in skate shops today. We will be having a pop-up store at 40 Ludlow Street (between Hester and Grand) today from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. The Dunks will be for sale, in addition to new tees, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, and cruisers. Support your local skate site. Flyer here.

Alternate YouTube Link. Have a good weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to the party last night ;)