Reason #46,395 To Stop Trying To Go Pro

February 20th, 2015 | 4:10 am | Remixes | 12 Comments

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…a 40-year-old’s IG clips represent a zenith of what is possible on a skateboard.

We’ve all fawned over Lucas Puig’s Instagram videos quite a bit, so let’s shift to a perhaps less fashion-forward side of a similar spectrum. For twenty-plus years now, Daewon has been the barometer by which we judged the degree of intricacy to which a human person could cause a skateboard to move with his set of [presumably?] human feet. Following dude’s Instagram in the IG video age just furthered my understanding of how candidly psychotic his skateboarding is. He more-or-less looks like he’s messing around the entire time — something that doesn’t translate as much among his tech-heavy descendants, who end up looking like they, uh, actually had to try really hard for those tricks in their footage.

Triple kickflips aren’t often the genre of skating nerded-out over on this website, but what’s more fun than watching all your expectations of what can be done on a skateboard get torn to shreds? Here are all of Daewon’s IG clips (save a few #tbt posts featuring footage from old parts) in one convenient video.

Wish there was a way to fundraise American currency to get him to film an all-New York part. Those cameos in DVS trip clips aren’t nearly enough :(

Stay warm out there :(

Previously: A Routine Reminder That Daewon is the Best

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Law & Order: Skateboard Victims Unit

January 28th, 2015 | 7:11 am | Remixes | 21 Comments

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Original photo via Jordan Zuppa

After snow plows and salt trucks, a good seven hours of Law & Order is the third most crucial element in New York’s snow recovery. Instead of spending yesterday’s snow day with Benson and Stabler, our researchers opted to combine their iconic theme song with footage from the New York skate spot seen in every episode of Law & Order. It might also be the most commonly filmed-at marquee gap spot in New York skateboard history, at least until it got put out of commission via a maze of barricades at its landing some two summers back. (Hasn’t stopped some people from trying.)

In the New York skateboard system, the Courthouse Drop is represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the skateboarders, who do the tricks, and the filmers, who film them. These are their stories…

Related: In Absentia – The Newport Remix

Via the East’s Most Advanced Ledge Skating Thinktank…

December 23rd, 2014 | 11:25 am | Remixes | 5 Comments

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Photo by Sean Cronan

Between PJ Ladd’s Wonderful Horrible Life, and this month’s unsolved mystery of a missing Plan B part, many Suffolk County-based skateboarders have learned to skate “some type of way.” The Coliseum video set off the previous decade (which actually ended after the release of Aesthetics’ Ryde of Ride video in 2001, not on December 31, 1999 at 11:59:59 P.M.), and the best relatively low-bust ledge spot on the eastern seaboard progressed it, allowing Boston to breed the closest northeastern counterpart to EuroTech™ (EggTech™ maybe, or something to that effect?)

Gavin sat on Plan B flow for years while sustaining on Clif bars and mini tangerines, until ultimately getting hooked up 4real by Zoo earlier this fall. Anyone who has been around for the past few summers in New York knows he’s one of the nicest, most consistent and simply down-to-skate-with-everyone dudes around, so it’s great to see him get some shine. There were quite a bit of extras from his lil welcome part, so we combined the two to a less boom bap-ified variant, along with the original footage.

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Filmed by R.B. Umali, Joeface Monteleone, Richard Quintero, Spanish Mike, Harry Corrigan, Elliott Vecchia & James Messina.

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Skater of the Decade (Thus Far)

December 11th, 2014 | 5:51 am | Remixes | 9 Comments

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Let this be a lesson to all aspiring owners of multinational media conglomerates: When you’re sitting on some #hot #content, don’t let it lay around waiting for a slow news day, because some Brits who are in love with the coco can sneak up and coincidentally throw a similar piece online before you. Needless to say, an audible “fuck!” was heard from the re-edit cubicle at the Quartersnacks office yesterday, when Kingpin dropped a Lucas Puig Instagram compilation video.

This isn’t an IG compilation. There are a few clips off the ‘Gram, but most of the footage stems from various Helas web edits from the past two years, the Bon Voyage part, and the Something Sinister part. Music supervision is via one of the best Helas clips ever, and follows up on an idea from a year-old QS post.

People hate on China footage, hate on D.I.Y. footage, and say skateparks are boring, but really, all that shit depends on the skater. This guy is pretty much every adult person I know’s favorite for the past few years and running.

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^^^Via Chocolat-Chocolat (It’s true)

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In Absentia: The Newport Remix

October 10th, 2014 | 1:58 am | Remixes, Time Capsule | 9 Comments

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After yesterday’s #controversial post, it felt necessary to quell the tension and focus on the waterfront utopia that existed on the opposite side of Manhattan island, some fifteen years ago.

Jim Hodgson was generous enough to lend us all the Newport footage from his In Absentia series for this QS remix. Out of all the romanticism that surrounds east coast skateboarding, the Love Park / City Hall / Photosynthesis era carries the most weight. These wooden blocks on the East River waterfront were New York’s concurrent answer to what was going on 100 miles south on I-95 at that time. The baggy carpenter jeans, bulky shoes (be on the lookout for D3s), steadyshot turned off, and above all, the first-ever sight of advanced technical skateboarding within New York City limits remain points of nostalgia for all late-nineties / early-2000s skate nerds. Consider it the video companion to July’s “History of Skateable Seaport” post.

Also, let this stand as a prime example of how easy-to-solve the issue of skateable space in New York is: A few wooden blocks with metal affixed to them, and we’re still talking about it a decade-and-a-half later. It’s not that hard. You don’t need California Skateparks to figure that one out.

Features Bobby Puleo, Albie, Mike Wright, German Nieves, Andy Bautista, Rodney Torres, Brian Wenning, Anthony Pappalardo. Filming by Jim Hodgson.

P.S. While on the topic of 90s-themed QS remixes: This past summer, a prominent Danish skateboarder told me that his “favorite video part” was the Quim Cardona QS remix. He was probably just trying to be nice, because, like, why wouldn’t the Non Fiction part be your favorite if you’re going that route? — but in any event, I always felt bad about the aspect ratio being f’ed up in that clip, so we fixed for 4:3 viewing over on Vimeo. For that guy, and all others. Have a good weekend.