Connor Champion: Y Upgrade…NC to NYC Part

April 8th, 2015 | 5:17 am | Footage | 10 Comments

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Photo by Zach Baker

Connor filmed the majority of this part throughout 2014, with a few clips from the tolerable days of this past winter. Half New York / half North Carolina, cut up to a late bloomer (at least in New York…) of a “Song of the Spring” candidate, and the greatest punctuation anthem of all time. Enjoy.

Contributing filmers: Chris Hall, Gray Mclamrock, Dan Murphy, Ben Gazda, Gree O’Donnell, R.B. Umali and Johnny Wilson. Shout out to the springtime :)

Guest tricks from Bob Reynolds and Tyler Tufty.

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The Winter That Was / Still Is

March 26th, 2015 | 3:33 am | Footage | 4 Comments

winter 2015

Haven’t done a “winter” clip since 2011, but maybe the coldest January-February-March of our lifetime deserves a revival of this non-tradition. (FYI: It’s going back down to thirty-degree temperatures on Saturday.)

Below are the few days that were spent skating in this cold bitch of a season. It is obvs edited to a song off the album that kept the Quartersnacks office from joining hands and jumping out of our thirty-eighth floor window after reviewing any given ten-day forecast from this past winter. StremmLife is a happy rap classic — and we just trying to have fun yo. (Free idea: Since it’s break-up season and all…if your girl breaks up with you right before all your hot new footage drops, you should def retweak the part to “This Could Be Us” A.K.A. the Rae Sremmurd Blackalicious song.)

Filmed by Andre Page and John Diaz ♥♥♥

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Winter in Spain

February 27th, 2015 | 3:05 am | Footage | 2 Comments

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[Three weeks ago]
I got a ticket to Barcelona for just under $800. I’m going for 10 days. You wanna roll?
Nah man, I got a bunch of work to do, I should probably chill.

In hindsight, I’m an idiot.

There’s this misguided idea in skateboarding that “Barcelona is blown out.” Fran Molina eradicated any relevance there was to be found in filming at MACBA, Para-lel is gone, and GX skated the short side of Universitat. The end.

In skimming through the SD cards that came back from the trip I turned down, I realized that the perception of Barcelona as a place with nothing to skate beyond what you saw in the DC Video ten years ago is, uh, rather moronic. These guys went to two of the spots that we went to in our two weeks out there in 2011. There are endless bank spots, half of which you’ve never seen in a proper skate video before, i.e. Barcelona’s version of the shitty ledge spot in deep Brooklyn that all the locals avoid venturing out to is some insane, out-of-the-way marble bank. Plus, all those spots are empty at this time of year (notice the lack of any humans in the background of all these clips.) Who really goes to Barcelona in mid-February, you know?

Features Zeb Weisman and Jonah Miller. Filmed by Andre Page while you were walking to the bar in zero-degree weather listening to “Trap Queen” on your phone.

Shout out to Bolts Premium and Inkwell Commons.

Previously: Skate Spot Porn – Barcelona, 2011 Barcelona Update #1, 2011 Barcelona Update #2, 2011 Barcelona Montage

Did You Skate During the Blizzard?

January 30th, 2015 | 3:26 pm | Footage | 3 Comments

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“No, but I know someone who did.”

We’ve been really good at wasting full set-ups lately

Not much here besides video evidence of the fact that Andre Page went skateboarding during Monday night’s blizzard (which, for people who don’t live around here, was projected to dump two feet of snow on the city.) And there’s no doubt in my mind that there would be more footage if the city didn’t threaten to possibly arrest people for being on the roads after 11 P.M.

Features Andre Page, Matt Perez and John Diaz. Filmed by John Diaz.

Have a good weekend. It’s supposed to be ten below zero with windchill ;)

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Paych C-Roll

January 23rd, 2015 | 1:26 pm | Footage | 3 Comments

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IDFWU

We recently informed our two-man VX1000 department that their position would be cut in early 2015. After some tough analysis of current media trends in the skateboard industry, we came to the sad realization that employing people specifically for the execution of all VX1000-related tasks was not economically sound.

It’s tough to see our VX1000 department go, but that’s business :(

We didn’t have the heart to tell them they’re being laid off around the holidays, so their final day ended up being today. Before we sent them off with a sizable severance package and the accompaniment of two buxomly young ladies shaking their derrieres to Rae Sremmmmurururud’s “Throw Some Mo,” we figured we’d give our VX guys one last assignment, for old times sake.

Who but Johnny Wilson, of Paych and Horny fame, hates the VX1000 more, but would still have a surplus of un-used VX1000 clips? Given Video Blogs’ metamorphosis into HD, these leftovers from Paych went to our now-defunct VX1000 department, who included an unfortunate subliminal message in the music supervision.

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Previously: Paych Preview