Do You Have Any Drop Offs?

June 20th, 2014 | 10:57 am | Footage | 4 Comments

drop offs

“Does anyone know where this spot is?”

Contrary to popular belief, there *is* a quality threshold around here for footage that makes it into the obligatory Start of Summer or Christmas clip. The bar is pretty low, but there are certain things that just don’t go well with whatever Travis Porter song might be plugged into the FCP timeline at that moment in time.

Johnny Wilson’s raw footage video blogs and Nick vonWerssowetz’s “New York Times” series are among the most fun-to-watch web clips going these days, so we took their example and threw a bunch of raw footage together that otherwise would have never seen the light of day. Takes place from roughly midsummer 2013 to a few weeks ago. Unlike the two aforementioned web clip series, which drop every couple weeks, you can expect one of these every few years :)

No music included. You can throw any variant of “0 to 100″ over it though.

YouTube only, sorry. Have a good weekend.

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Start of Summer / Memorial Day Weekend 2014 Montage

May 23rd, 2014 | 3:25 am | Footage | 12 Comments

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All white season is upon us.

We’re up to nine Christmas clips and nine Start of Summer clips…

Features Josh Velez, Rob Gonyon, Keith Denley, Matthew Perez, Connor Champion, Troy Stillwell, Kadeem Walters, Lurker Lou, Emilio Cuilan, Elijah Cole, Lui Elliot, Andre Page, Eli Reed, Brendan Carroll, Jack Sabback, Zach Baker, Sweet Waste, Will Robson-Scott, Pad Dowd, Kevin Tierney and Tyler Tufty.

This Memorial Day Weekend also commemorates four years since QS relaunched as a modern, somewhat frequently updated enterprise. Prior to that (2005-2010), it was a depository of inside jokes that got updated bi-weekly. It has sometimes been a struggle to keep this thing current during those four years, but it’s been fun. Four years is a long time — when the site relaunched, Waka was the most #relevant rapper out, our intro post had Jersey Shore references, Amare Stoudemire played for the Suns and they were in the Western Conference Finals, and Monday Links happened on Saturdays — so we’d like to pat ourselves on the back a bit. We’d also like to thank you for visiting, talking shit in the comments, and any kind words or referrals throughout the years.

Hard to even remember what life was like before Future.

Anyway, if you want 25% off anything that’s left in the webstore, enter MEMORIALDAY at checkout. We on dat J. Crew shit fam. Discount does not apply to shipping and expires on Monday night ♥♥♥ xoxo ;) Enjoy the long weekend.

Alternate YouTube link

Past Start of Summer Clips: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Un Verano en Nueva York

May 14th, 2014 | 5:06 am | Footage | No Comments

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QS has been down with Watermelonism since day zero and Watermelonism has been down with QS since day zero. Who else has the distinction of skating to the most important piece of music in this website’s history for his Can’t Ban the Snackman 1 part? It’s only right that it was the guy with perhaps skateboarding’s longest standing allegiance to skating in Jordans (both the mall kind and the Black Friday riot-inducing kind), and who says things like “I want to go to sleep, but I also want to skate this bump-to-bar” (note: he did in fact forgo an hour of sleep to try said bump-to-bar at 3 A.M.) In order to commemorate the launch of his website, the Watermelon Man remixed a handful of his QS footage from the past few years.

Support what Alex is doing and buy a board or tee over on his website after you’re done with the clip: Watermelonism.com. He’s learning his social media bit by bit, so follow him on those, too. (Alternate YouTube link here btw.)

P.S. “Day Zero” = the days when skating in the back of Union Square was #relevant ;)

P.P.S. Also sorta crazy that with the exception of the San Juan section at the end, this entire part was filmed in Manhattan.

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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.

Alternate YouTube Link

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.)