John Gardner For Quartersnacks

August 8th, 2017 | 12:36 pm | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

Photo by Colin Sussingham

Good video parts will have inspired trick selections, unique eyes towards tired spots, or any number of buzzwords you’ve caught prefacing a embedded video on a skate website. Then there are guys who, simply put, remind you how fun riding a skateboard is — the guys with a free-flowing rhythm that fools you into believing they didn’t break a single sweat bead of frustration throughout the process. Though John’s Bruns 2 section probably made me yell at my computer screen 5+ times, it still felt like he smiled his way through filming for the entire thing.

With us clocking in at an average of one dedicated QS part a year, we’re honored to present John Gardner with the latest in our annual tradition.

Filmed by Dan Balducci, Austin Leleu, Andrew Petillo, Tony Choy, Kevin Winters, Chris Gregson, Josh Spooner, Ethan Rhoads. Edited by John Gardner.

Keep Skateboarding Romantic

July 20th, 2017 | 1:35 am | Video & Remixes | 6 Comments

“What does that even mean?”

Nothing. Or at least, something different for everybody.

Torey Goodall said it one time, and it always stuck with me. As you age, “romance” in skateboarding doesn’t get less abundant, but it does stubbornly confine itself to specific memories. It ties itself to finding the feeling of why you’re still doing it in the first place. Do it long enough and on some days, skateboarding feels like a routine — your past three attempts at having fun remind you of why you hate the spots that you hate. But it’s there. Somewhere. Though not necessarily at home.

Between 2014 and 2017, various incarnations of the Quartersnacks office have visited Copenhagen six times. No place is perfect, but Copenhagen is perfect. Is it perfect to people who have lived there for years? Of course not. They hate Copenhagen how we hate New York. Anytime we show up and ask them to take us to some spot that quite literally has no equivalent on our continent, what’s the response?

“Oh, I haven’t been there in over a year. That’s a tourist spot.”

Just as the monotony of taking a group of out-of-towners around New York’s Financial District is only quelled by vicariously living through someone having fun at a spot you haven’t enjoyed in half a decade, you find it in unexpected places. Our romantic notion of a marble ledge with good ground and no bust is someone else’s dream of slappying a curb that only exists in this hot, annoying, expensive city.

There’s some cheesy metaphor in there about junkies chasing their first high, but I think like six hundred other people have used it before.

We just want a straight [fucking] ledge, man.

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Contributing Filmer: Anton Juul

Quartersnacks for Street Machine will be available at Street Machine [online & in-store], Civilist, Arrow & Beast, Ben-G, Lockwood, Slam City Skates and Labor tomorrow. Available on the webstore at midnight.

Every Clip Around Me Turn To Fast Food: 25 Grand Remix

June 22nd, 2017 | 9:22 am | Video & Remixes | 1 Comment

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We realized that our focus has leaned towards a certain North Carolinian with the past two Grand clips — understandably for skating while holding a boom playing the otherwise forgettable Escoterrestrial mixtape (still waiting for an instrumental of the intro…), and for grinding through the Robert Indiana sculpture that would earn him a poster advertising the only bearing brand in the world.

…but the rest of the clips were really good! Spencer Hamilton with what’s tied for the best 360 flip near the East River in recent memory (see #7), Tierney skating stacks of shaky rubble, and of course, Wade fuckin’ D. skating New York just in general. We tossed that footage together for a Grand Collection remix featuring four faves ;)

Filmed by J.P. Blair and R.B. Umali.

Previously:Naomi,” “Cindy

Zered Bassett — All Time Remix

May 31st, 2017 | 6:00 am | Video & Remixes | No Comments

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Photo by Joe Brook

Figured now was as good of a time as any to throw together Zered’s last bits of footage since before his January Berrics part. The following was pulled from various Converse trip edits, a couple Thrasher montages, and his part from a Transworld video that’s obviously prone to the same footage oblivion as all other full-length videos these days ;) Filmed by Richard Quintero, Steve Marino and Ewan Bowman.

Previously: Zered QS remix from October 2012, although there’s no chance I’d ever an edit a video to a Pusha T song if I could take it back etc. etc.

*Airhorn* — Drop Offs Volume 8

May 18th, 2017 | 12:51 am | Video & Remixes | 1 Comment

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After nearly a year-long hiatus, the award-winning* Quartersnacks Drop Offs series of extras, Matt Perez and B-sides has made its return.

The footage circuit of the minute-long IG video era has rendered the seasonal montage obsolete around the QS office. We have yet again been forced to lay-off our montage-editing staff in the face of technological advancement. The sessions that would otherwise yield clips for Start of Summer, End of Summer and Christmas Clip anthologies now have their footage condensed into Instagram clips, and thrown up only to be viewed, chewed and forgotten.

Tossed the raw footy from those, along with some outtakes and highlights from Matthew’s IG takeover (the full video was too ignorant to keep on YouTube) into this.

*Matt dropping his bagel in 2014 earned him a Cannes award for best short film.

No background music as usual. Songs are no different than skate tricks in 2017’s fickle attention economy, but as far as the past week is concerned, this is the most perfect song currently floating around the Baseshare universe.

Previously: Volume 7, Volume 6, Volume 5, Volume 4, Volume 3, Volume 2, Volume 1

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