#TBT on a Friday: Jahmal Williams 411 Commercial

April 11th, 2014 | 4:21 am | Time Capsule | 4 Comments

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Or is #FBF Flashback Friday still a #thing?

With “cherry” out, Static IV might be the last major video left to look forward to this year. (*Insert blurb about full-length videos not being what they used to be*) We all want to see a new Tierney or Aaron Herrington part, but Jahmal and Quim having sections is probably the most awaited aspect of the project, at least for the born pre-1990 skate nerd contingent. Anticipation for both has a bit of an east coast Pretty Sweet cloud around it, in that there’s an understanding this will likely be the last time we see a substantial batch of footage from these guys.

After watching Quim’s Overground Broadcasting part for the 100th time, a subsequent YouTube binge revealed his seldom-seen Adidas commercial that ran in 411 back in 1998. Everyone would rather forget what most major shoe companies’ first jab at a skate program in the nineties looked like, but Adidas kinda killed it with these commercials. They were shot on film and covered a pretty eclectic team (Paulo Diaz, Quim, Jahmal, Matt Beach.) Jahmal’s version somehow isn’t online, and we have a FQ one left over from last year’s “Lost Tapes” re-edit, so here it is below, uncut.

Though probably to a lesser extent than how Gino is “the Wu-Tang guy,” between this and his Eastern Exposure 3 part, Jahmal is sorta the Gil Scott-Heron guy. That’s why we subconsciously ended up using the most Gil Scott-Heron-sounding song not by Gil Scott-Heron in the aforementioned remix video.

Have a good weekend everyone. (70 degrees tomorrow!!!)

Previously: 5 Favorite Parts With Jahmal, Jahmal Williams: The Lost Tapes

Unrelated but important: New all-China Lucas Puig part on the TWS site. He does a nollie crook nollie varial flip out in it and it somehow looks awesome.

Reps Who Rip

April 9th, 2014 | 11:14 am | Footage | 8 Comments

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Before product hits the shelves of your local shop, it needs to go through a maze of Excel sheets at the hands of a #skateboard #industry #sales #representative. Below is a tribute to all the sales reps out there worried about their fall 2014 numbers. Or better yet, it’s a tribute to the ones who aren’t worried about their fall 2014 numbers, so they can go out and film chill tricks ‘n stuff ♥♥♥

Features Sweet Waste A.K.A. Black Boy White Boy, with guest tricks from fellow competitor sales reps, Tyler Tufty and Jack Sabback. Filmed sometime after spring 2014 numbers had already been taken care of.

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Past QS Individual Parts (they’re few and far between…) — Josh Velez, Torey Goodall

Welcome to the Bricks

April 8th, 2014 | 5:35 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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This post might be sponsored by Boost Mobile, btw.

Fresh off the inaugural “Skaters in Cars Looking At Spots” segment, which claimed Governor Gall has the locations on all his photos mislabeled, this video might help narrow down the vicinity of some New Jersey crust.

Brick City Street Styles is the new video from the crew that brought you 2013′s awesome In Crust We Trust video. They skated Newark every weekend for over a year, and this is what they came back with. There’s not a whole lot of overt Newark coverage on behalf of the skate media, short of the occasional Peaches line or maybe that one Ride Channel segment, so this one-city video is pretty refreshing.

We’d also like to present whoever edited the video with our first-ever “Successfully Avoiding the Obvious” Award, which commends those who resist the temptation of excessively on-the-nose #musicsupervision decisions (e.g. Koston in Yeah Right*, New York clips edited to Nas or our L.A. clip.) They could’ve used a Redman song, and most people editing an all-Newark video would have, but they didn’t!

*Completely Unrelated: Does anyone have a link to the alternate edit of Koston’s Yeah Right part to Prince’s “Let’s Get Crazy?” It definitely exists, maybe on the non-Rhino DVD, but the fact that it is so impossible to find online would lead one to believe that it’s just some Easter egg myth. Might have something to do with Prince’s litigious attitude towards the internet though…

Quartersnacks Is For Lovers

April 7th, 2014 | 11:37 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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There’s officially a Quartersnacks-themed vanity plate on the streets of Los Angeles. We got Virginia down (#QSisforlovers), now we need the other 49 states. Maybe not Florida though…

Jerry, George and Kramer watch a sponsor me tape.

Dime rounded up a minute of the best flatground tricks ever done in the Dime Flatground Open: Masters Series, though oddly no Kalis or J.B. to be found. The tricks over the Love can and Newport fakie flip go without saying, but always been a fan of Kalis’ turnaround then 360 flip in Stevie’s Reason part (3:18).

You’re going to be seeing a lot of interviews with Bill Strobeck about “cherry” these next few months: Transworld has one and Live Skateboard Media has another one. (ICYMI: Here’s the one we did, though it came out before the video and had to avoid talking about certain things in detail, given our #spoileralert-sensitive culture.) There’s also some speculation on post-“cherry” developments over on Boil the Ocean.

Another LurkNYC “New York Times” throwaway reel.

This could be a cool series: “Skaters in Cars Looking at Spots.” The first edition is with Mike Anderson. The world desperately needs a Fred Gall one.

Kingpin put together a #listicle of ten great “no push” lines. Torey has two really good ones and Jason Spivey deserves some recognition for filming a “no push” part.

Leo Heinert’s intro part for Torro Skateboards is solid. He’s gotten way good over the years, and the kickflip into the knobbed bank at Fort Greene Park is one of the gnarliest things done at a New York spot in recent memory.

Route One Mag has an interview with one of the few Manhattan-born pro skaters.

In honor of its rebirth, the Green Diamond released a 20-minute B-sides reel.

Best #musicsupervision of any “New Yorkers in Puerto Rico” clip thus far.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: J.R. Smith was put on this earth to break the NBA’s “most threes attempted in a game” record, with 22. (He made 10 of them, by the way.) Also very happy the Knicks aren’t making the playoffs, so we can avoid all the 1999 playoff “8th seed, but we have a CHANCE!” montages. This team doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs, and if you’re rooting for them to make it, you are rooting against the concept of America as a whole, plain and simple.

Quote of the Week: “Yo, you have chest hair, you’re too old to be in a product toss. It’s quiet for you.” — T-Bird

Because man, you deserve it.

Been saying this song would go great for an NBA postseason commercial ever since Pluto came out. Or at least a hell of a lot better than Will.i.am or whatever else they have been using.

Five* Favorite Parts With Karl Watson

April 4th, 2014 | 8:41 am | Features & Interviews | 10 Comments

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During the interviews for these segments, people will usually rattle off more than five parts, but won’t have much to say about exactly why some of them are favorites. It becomes easy for us to narrow it down to five from there. In Karl’s case, he was as enthusiastic about his first inclusion as his last, and we didn’t have the heart to cut any of them out (hence the asterisk.) Someone also finally went with Guy in Video Days over Mouse, so we’re scouring potential candidates that might controversially go with Gonz in Non-Fiction over Video Days, in case you know anyone ;) This edition probably has the largest range out of all the ones we have done, enjoy.

Unrelated but important (again): Henry Sanchez (51%) v.s. Kareem Campbell (49%). Vote here. Rain should clear up by tomorrow. Have a good weekend.