Run, Skate, Chill, Run, Skate, Chill

June 4th, 2014 | 9:12 am | Video Re-Edits | 6 Comments

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“I think it’s kinda fun when the cops come.”

For two dudes who probably don’t get a chance to skate with each other like they used to, Kalis and Stevie remain inseparable in mind. While filming Parental Advisory, Kalis was probably at J. Kwon or in Chicago while Stevie was in Barcelona or Shenzhen, but seeing one on a skateboard is still synonymous with the other. It might be due to a childhood spent burning a hole through their respective sections in The Sixth Sense, The Reason, and Anthology after 1,000 viewings. Try finding someone that doesn’t know the “big ledges, little ledges” bit by heart. It’s the highlight from dozens of cheesy Transworld voiceovers — well, that and “Some handrails? Oh shit.

Though they don’t skate a single spot together here, we mashed them together with some inspiration drawn from the aforementioned classic videos. No telling when either of them is going to have another section out, but a small, shared part in whatever the next DGK project is would be nice ;)

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K.T.B.D.K.O.N.Y. Remix

April 15th, 2014 | 11:43 am | Video Re-Edits | 3 Comments

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Photo by Sean Cronan

Though both had separate remix videos in the past year, here is a dual part of Kevin Tierney and Black Dave sourced from their King of New York footage. These dudes have come a long way since Trife*, the yellow Osiris hoody (never going to let that one go, it’s too iconic, sorry) and Globe flow days. Great to see them traveling about and still killing harder each and every year.

All footage is filmed in New York City limits by R.B. Umali.

#TBT (the second T is for Tuesday though…) Quote of the Day
Charles Lamb: “I heard you were getting flowed shoes from Globe, that’s cool.”
16-Year-Old Black Dave: “Yeah…Flobe.”

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*Somewhat Related — Fellow Trife alumn, Billy McFeely, had a welcome part for Passport Skateboards go live today.

PreviouslyKevin Tierney: The Mad Bodied Edit, Black Dave: Banned From B.E.T

The Brandon Westgate New York Remix

March 28th, 2014 | 11:17 am | Video Re-Edits | 5 Comments

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Photo by Sean Cronan

The added bonus of watching Westgate barge through the second most populated city in North America versus, say, some desolate residential San Francisco street, is that you can literally see people rushing to get out of his way. Hard to think of a dude (besides Z obvs) who has ripped New York spots as much as Westgate has for the past half-decade, so here is a remix of all his semi-recent New York-set footage. Footage pulled from State of Mind (you video nerds should already know we couldn’t care less about stretching VX footage), his Real Street part, True East, and King of New York. Filmed by R.B. Umali.

We already went the full nonsensical #musicsupervision route by editing his Stay Gold part to 2011’s Song of the Year, so this edition opted for more conservative rap roots. But yeah, it was tough to not just scrap everything and start editing to “Peek A Boo” or something…They investigating like the Blues Clues, btw.

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Also, every person who ever visits New York for skateboard-related reasons should be required to stop by this spot and observe how utterly insane this is:

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Have a good weekend. It’ll be rainy, but at least it’s warm. R.I.P. Pichilin.

Antonio Durao: Best of 2013 Joeface Remix

March 7th, 2014 | 5:02 am | Video Re-Edits | 2 Comments

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Photo by Joe Monteleone

As if anyone needed more convincing of how good this kid is, Joeface put together an Antonio Durao “best of” clip with all the footage from his rookie of the year season. This includes clips from the Waters & Army intro part, the Transworld video check out, and the All City Showdown footage, which has yet to surface online.

Going to leave it at that. Young Damien Lillard.

Contributing filmers: James Buchmann, Richard Quintero, Evan Walsh, Jason Kinzel and Ricki Twohill. Edit: Joeface.

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Related: Load up that Whopper with all them toppings ’til it burst

‘Do you want to go on tour with Lil’ Wayne and skate on stage?’ — An Interview with Connor Champion

November 8th, 2013 | 2:57 am | Features & Interviews, Video Re-Edits | 17 Comments

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A bit of a preface: After a long, detailed chronicle of Lil’ Wayne’s skateboarding pursuits throughout 2012, we vowed to ease off coverage at the start of this year. We never took the protective, “OMG this is what’s wrong with skateboarding!”-outlook like many other sources for skateboard commentary. We merely observed just how insane it was that a thirty-year-old, dreadlocked, heavily-tattooed guy who happens to be one of the biggest pop stars on earth, decided to take up skateboarding and got better at skating transition than a good 40% of the Quartersnacks Office. If the guy wants to skate, let him skate — it’s not like he’s pushing past the security window at some midtown spot with fifteen kids and getting everyone else kicked out. He wasn’t bothering us. We eventually lost interest, as is the case with most 30-year-old, heavily-tattooed rappers doing odd things long enough for their novelty to wear off.

Anyone who has spent time reading QS knows it’s really a rap site. New rap, old rap, underground rap, radio rap, country rap tunes, shiny suit rap, strip club rap — we love it all. Not an editorial decision goes on here without rap somehow being figured into the equation. “What would Jeezy do?”

After a summer of seeing Connor Champion’s Instagram posts, which landed him in a different city every two days, we learned that he, Kyle Berard and a few others, were on tour with Lil’ Wayne, skating on stage amidst the most seizure-inducing lighting technology imaginable. We finally had an inside source that could discuss what being on a rap tour with one of the most recognizable rappers alive was like, and he just so happened to skateboard on it.

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How did you get hit up to go on a Lil’ Wayne tour?

I’ve known Ryan Clements since I was a kid. He used to work for Skatepark of Tampa, and Lil’ Wayne’s people hired him to staff the skating part of his tour. Ryan knew I was a big Wayne fan, so he called and asked, “Do you want to go on tour with Lil’ Wayne for two months and skate on stage?” Before he said anything else, I just went “Yeah.” They didn’t tell Ryan any specific details, so I didn’t know what to expect.

Who else was on the tour?

It was me, Kyle Berard, Jeremy Knibbs, this kid Yo-Yo who rides for TrukFit, and Wayne’s little cousin, Dante. I’ve known Kyle since I was young, and all the other dudes were sick. I couldn’t ask for a better mix.

What was the first day like?

I flew from Atlanta to Birmingham, Alabama the day after they called me. We just showed up to soundcheck on the first day and saw two small quarter pipes, one large quarter pipe, and two small handrails. They were just like, “See what you can do.” At first, there was a routine where we would all go after each other. But when Wayne got on stage, he stopped the music once he saw what was going on and said, “Fuck that routine shit, just skate.” It turned more into a jam session for each show.





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