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June 30th, 2014 | 1:27 pm | Daily News | No Comments

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Weekend Viewing: The Chocolate Tour 2000

June 27th, 2014 | 5:21 am | Time Capsule | 9 Comments

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These Tennyson Corporation remixes are turning into the skateboard version of posthumous 2Pac albums — it’s perfectly reasonable for us to pretend Girl/Chocolate 1.0 never disappeared each time they come out. We’re thus unable to fully fall in love with Cory Kennedy, no matter how much he may deserve our admiration, or even begin coming to terms with Raven, Stevie and those other immensely talented individuals who just don’t tug at our heartstrings the same way a color-blocked and tan khakied Carroll switch flip does. And good God, the Carroll switch flips in this video…

The latest ode to the best pair of companies to exist at the peak of their powers comes in the form of a B-sides video from the team as it constituted in The Chocolate Tour days. As good as that video is, you sorta wish the proliferation of DVDs in the 2000s coincided with skitless versions of skit-heavy videos — from The Chocolate Tour right down to Parental Advisory. The Tennyson version of the former is completely devoid of them, and is the best 12-minutes you could spend watching skateboarding this weekend. As with all of these Girl/Choc remixes, you’re stuck there wondering how so much of this could have been considered “outtakes” at the time.

Is there any skateboarder born before 1990 whose favorite skater isn’t Mike Carroll? And has this Tennyson guy been paid millions of dollars for his work yet? The Chocolate Tour 2000 has legitimately gotten more burn these past 24 hours than the official Four Star “Anthology” edit, which wasn’t too bad itself.

Previously: Kenny Anderson Pretty Sweet “Snack Pack” remix, Rick Howard “Super International Tour Zone” remix, Mike Carroll “Dog” Remix

P.S. All July 4th tees have been shipped. Have a good weekend.

America: Birthplace of Skateboarding & Rap Music

June 25th, 2014 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 12 Comments

god bless america

UPDATE: Sold out. Thanks everyone. Check Labor, NJ, Exit or Seasons this week.

America is no doubt responsible for some terrible stuff: the KFC Double Down, two-hour brunch lines, Dick Cheney, Wale…the list could go on forever. In fact, some nerds decided to make a summer movie about what the world would look like if the United States never existed. It likely won’t touch on two of America’s less heralded contributions to the world / the two things that this website is dedicated to.

Could you imagine living in a world without Nate Jones’ Real to Reel part or no “Danny Glover” (both the song and the guy who sat on the bomb-laden toilet)? That’s what a world without America looks like.

This Fourth of July, Quartersnacks would like to honor this occasionally great country and two of its always great contributions to human life. The tees are $25 + shipping in the webstore and available in a limited run. They’ll be available at Labor, NJ Skateshop, Seasons and Exit later in the week. (It’s a small run, so other shops won’t have them, sorry.) If you want the tee by July 4th, you must place your order by the end of this weekend (6/29.) It should ship on Monday via First Class Mail, which pending any hang-ups with the post office, would typically make it anywhere in the continental U.S. by Thursday the 3rd. All other remaining tees are still on sale.

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Neatly Wrapped Sandwiches

June 23rd, 2014 | 10:13 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Alex Olson started a lil’ skate talk show called “Skate Wise” on Know Wave Radio. The first episode is on Soundcloud. It’s the talk show equivalent of a bunch of dudes sitting around on a couch ranting about skating after a session. No real format or try-hard radio personas, which is nice. “I love Ishod, Ishod is sick. Yeah, he drinks beer.”

2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y, Leo Gutman, has a new jazz-tinged mini part for Acapulco Gold.

Frozen in Carbonite on the custom, 1-of-1 Sal 23 Nike SB Dunk Low colorway. “I’m not sure if I’m going to skate them or just stunt around for the summer. In any event, as you can imagine, they pair well with Light-Ass Denim.™”

Jason Dill: Post-Mindfield and pre-“cherry” remix video.

Keelan Dadd? No disrespect to anyone listed, but the #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Epicly Later’d that “needs” to happen is Muska. #10 is Sheffey.

Video blog #211 from the Beef Patty guys, with some block-long Max Palmer lines.

Here’s the Richmond, VA-based Recordings of Boardings video, Off the Record. The RAW VIDEO was online all weekend, but got taken down and is now only available for preorder in hard copy form. Based on one viewing of that project, Boston seems to be one of the final east coast refuges for jean shorts. Could the Celtics be in the market for a Josh Harrellson acquisition?

After seeing one in Static 4, and another one in this Capita Skateboards clip, it might be time to officially place frontside 5050 backside 360 outs on 2014′s #trendwatch. Also could happily spend the remainder of human existence without hearing another Big L or Wu-Tang song in a skate video, but Redman might forever have a pass :)

The all-subway skating section from Tengu is now on YouTube. Shout out M.N.M.F.T.B.

They’re trying to make make the Santa Monica Courthouse a legal skate spot. Of course, it involves skateboarders being patient, not stupid, etc, so there’s an uphill climb ahead. America is utter garbage for skateboarding, btw #eurowithdrawl.

The security guards at that new pop over rail by the 7th Avenue banks are going to have a fun summer. P.S. They’re already reknobbing the ledges at Seaport 5.0.

QS Sports Desk: Melo’s opting out. Who cares.

Quote of the Week: “What the hell is the tristate area? Ain’t no tristate! Jersey and New York — that’s the tristate.” — Overheard Angry Guy on the Phone

Yes.”

Do You Have Any Drop Offs?

June 20th, 2014 | 10:57 am | Footage | 4 Comments

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“Does anyone know where this spot is?”

Contrary to popular belief, there *is* a quality threshold around here for footage that makes it into the obligatory Start of Summer or Christmas clip. The bar is pretty low, but there are certain things that just don’t go well with whatever Travis Porter song might be plugged into the FCP timeline at that moment in time.

Johnny Wilson’s raw footage video blogs and Nick vonWerssowetz’s “New York Times” series are among the most fun-to-watch web clips going these days, so we took their example and threw a bunch of raw footage together that otherwise would have never seen the light of day. Takes place from roughly midsummer 2013 to a few weeks ago. Unlike the two aforementioned web clip series, which drop every couple weeks, you can expect one of these every few years :)

No music included. You can throw any variant of “0 to 100″ over it though.

YouTube only, sorry. Have a good weekend.

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