Adam Zhu’s part from Emilio Cuilan’s DANY video is the next to go live. (Genesis Evans’ section went live two weeks ago.) Filmed and edited by E.J throughout the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2016 :) The DANY video is still available over on the DANY store. Support local businesses yaknow.
Aside from change, the only other constant is how much fun riding a skateboard is ♥ …and despite talking shit about how Mustard’s sound probably wasn’t sustainable long-term back when he ruled 2014, the guy managed to make it into three QS “Best Of” clips, three years in a row — an otherwise unprecedented feat.
2016 was a fun time provided you forget about all the terrible shit that happened around the world for a few minutes. Thanks to everyone who was along for the ride, thanks to anyone who reposted/retweeted/told a friend about anything we had going on, thanks to anyone who bought QS garms from their shop or the webstore, thanks to everyone who put us up while we were abroad, and thanks to everyone for just visiting and reading :) Love you all, stay warm out there, and have a great weekend.
“I didn’t know I was beast until I varial flipped a trash can.” — Genesis Evans
E.J. started to post bits and pieces of the DANY video over on his Vimeo page. You could still purchase hard copies of the video over at The Dany Store as well. Or if you want to get weird, we also saw it for sale at a barber shop in Japan, so…
Genny’s part is the first to go live, and it’s every bit as beast as sports analysts thought it would be when he was rolling away from the aforementioned varial flip. This video was what ushered in the wave of people skating the bad ledge at Houston Park again (also the inspiration for this post from March), so its chill to see this generation still keeping up with Anthony Correa’s business practices from Mixtape by placing a mid-line can on the pathway.
What could be said about a sweet boy, who on the night of the Static 4 premiere — in a video full of east coast legends — received the largest cheers of the evening for a mere appearance in a montage? Or of a young man who is repeatedly the subject of anonymous “Ask Me Anything” Tumblr questions eager to know the answer to life’s eternal question: “What’s good with that Keith Denley part?”
We’ve been here for a long time, just trying to summon Keith from the demands of his sales job and the magnetic pull of known drinking establishments to give the world what it needs. Yes, that Keith Denley part.
Following the release of Sweet Waste’s “Reps Who Rip” part in the spring of 2014, Keith was emboldened. The budding skater who had backside 360ed the Banks 9 when he was 18 and spent his early 20s grappling with injuries never had a full part before. Needless to say, he — also a representative of sales for a major footwear brand — was not impressed with the inaugural “Reps Who Rip” outing.
“I could film a better part by the end of the summer,” he told us.
Some people just want to see Gino push. We just want to see Keith succeed.
Except he did not take the remainder of the summer to film a better part — or any part, for that matter. Nor did he take the remainder of the year, or the following year, or the year we are currently in to film a finer part that Waste’s exquisite take on switch crooked grinds and camouflage tinted skating.
And so, as 2016 nears to a close, the world does not have that elusive Keith Denley part. But it now has this: a best-of compilation of Keith’s finest moments from the past several years, edited by Justin White, and filmed by Joe Bressler, Johnny Wilson, Rob Harris and…Justin White. Keith may never have that monumental part he was so convinced he could film, but that doesn’t make us any less thankful for what he means to our lives, each and every day.
This holiday season, give thanks for Keith. #thankfulforkeith.
Had some leftover footage from the past couple trips + a few things that might’ve potentially ended up in the now [probably?] defunct QS Drop Offs series. Threw this # feel good # clip together :) It’s a spring-themed fall video, and though it has summer footage from foreign counties, we limited it to places where the summer feels like it does in the city right now (66 today!) Heard a new skatepark that took thirty years to complete just opened up, maybe see you guys over there later ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Features: Johnny Wilson, Josh Wilson, E.T, Tyler Warren, Vincent Touzery, Max Palmer, Matt Perez, Tyler Tufty, Charles Rivard, John Franco, Pad Dowd, Adam Zhu, Tico, Hjalte Halberg, Louie Lopez, Jack Greer, Andrew Wilson, Daniel Kim.