Quartersnacks Top 10 — June 9, 2017

June 9th, 2017 | 4:52 am | Daily News | No Comments

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Any week with a new Sour video pretty much guarantees two or three of the top slots in the Top 10 and this week is no exception. Also, before you go out skating this weekend, Tommy May’s Out of Business part is perfect pre-session viewing. Gave it preferred placement on the countdown because, like, when’s the last time a flip trick on just a bank was the second-to-last trick in a part?

It’s colder where we’re at right now, but why does someone have a hoody on in every single picture from New York right now? It’s bumming me out. Have a good weekend?

Original Clips:


Intro via @codycormier_ on Instagram [link] 10) Willem van Dijk via “POP Clip #28” [link] 9) Ruben Spelta via IG [link] 8) Hermann Stene via “Known Associate” [link] 7) Charles Deschamps via “DC x Empire” part [link] 6) Jake Johnson via Instagram [link] 5) Dane Barker via “Lotties x Chat” part [link] 4) Tony Tujilo via “Spitfire x Anti-Hero” part [link] 3) Tommy May via Frank’s Out of Business video [link] 2) Albert Nyberg via Transworld: Cinematographer Project – World View [link] 1) Gustav Tonnesen via Transworld: Cinematographer Project – World View [link]


Previously: June 2, 2017

Five Favorite Parts With The Bunt

June 7th, 2017 | 5:30 am | Features & Interviews | 11 Comments

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In running this hyper-specific multi-thousand dollar skateboard media conglomerate, it’s easy to get isolated in a bubble of what comes through the QS news desk. The Bunt, perhaps more than any other skate media outlet, has expanded our horizons. By embracing the sports podcast format to near-parody levels (…those sponsor intros), they have created a safe space for themselves to nerd-out, and for pros to feel more comfortable letting loose than they would in say, a magazine interview. The Bunt has made me care about skaters whose parts I’ve never remembered or checked for, solely off the strength of them giving Céphas and Donovan a great interview.

To switch up only asking pros and videographers their favorite parts, Céphas and Donovan gave us two of their favorite parts of all time, along with one that they could both agree on for The Bunt’s personal canon.

Thanks For Watching Mark Gonzales for Supreme

June 5th, 2017 | 12:50 pm | Daily News | No Comments

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Mark Gonzales is known for a lot of things, but one of his more esoteric pursuits is an oft-updated YouTube page. The majority of the videos don’t crack past a three-digit view count because they’re pretty out there — drafts and unfiltered musings of someone whose even more celebrated talents often escape the limitations of words. (The footage of B.A. skating Times Square, and video evidence that we’d rather watch Jake Johnson bail than ******* made the rounds though.)

As an interlude from the Strobeck videos that have been Supreme’s hallmark for the past ~five years, they enlisted Gonz to put together a video in the format of record for skaters who are half Mark’s age, circa 2017: an iPhone buddy cam clip.

Features Supreme newcomer Rowan Zorilla, Sean Pablo, Tyshawn Jones, and even fellow iPhone video auteur, Foghornleghorn. Shot on the occasion of Supreme’s upcoming Thrasher collab.

Also, does it seem like Central Park footage is increasing in frequency as of late?

The 2017 Shirtless Kebab Tour

June 5th, 2017 | 8:28 am | Daily News | 2 Comments


C. Champion via W. Dada

“Every time you disprove the prejudices of a pedestrian, you win a small victory that reverses the erosion of our collective social capital.” As sarcastic as we may get about the tired “skaters see the world differently” trope, there’s always something reassuring in our ability to — on on some tiny level — leave the world better than it was before, provided we stop sitting around talking shit about pants for long enough. Caught in the Crossfire’s “Four Small Ways Skateboarding Can Change the World” is inspiring, intelligent and heartwarming writing for a tough world right now.

On that note, #respect x999999 to Young Will and everyone in Providence, Rhode Island. “If you have an idea, for pity’s sake run with it, for the good of us all.”

Half a million pounds of Love Park granite is being shipped to Malmö, Sweden. Shout out to all the cities and people doing cool shit to make humans’ time on earth better.

If you guys in the comments are calling Shanahan a “’99 Kalis deadringer,” you better brace yourselves for the ’99 Stevie version because its really really real.

Ugh, Jake ♥ Just wait on it

This might be an illegal link, but here’s Yaje’s Riddles in Mathematics part til it gets taken down. Non-sketchy link to buy the video here. Sorry TWS, it’s Yaje ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“One day’s lifted bar soon becomes the next day’s hurdle to be ollied, and later kickflipped, and eventually kilty mcbagpipped for an after-credits clip set to a whimsical indie-rock tune.” — Boil the Ocean explores ledge skating’s shrinking middle class, via the lens of Tiago’s switch back tail™. And yes, YouTube debaters, Antonio could’ve easily been #1 but Tiago got it for the trick’s status as a “culture-unifying moment.”

The most entertaining raw files clip in a really long time: A full 18 minutes from Na-Kel Smith’s X-Games “Real Street” part. Most elastic slams in the business too :)

ICYMI: Johnny made a clip of Cyrus and some Nike SB boys skating in Texas.

Skater types.” Facepalm emoji ya.

Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine is now available to stream on Hulu. (You may need to put in your card info for a free trial blah blah blah.) You can read and disagree with the QS review here.

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*Non-Skate Related Alert* The latest episode of 99% Invisible deals with abandoned buildings, squatters, riots, and everything else surrounding Tompkins Square Park in the 80s and 90s. “You got guns? We got piss buckets.” Shout to Mostly.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: How about this “Fuck Kobe” shirt found at a thrift shop in Turin?! Some Italian must really hate Kobe man.

Quote of the Week: “The price isn’t the problem. Pryce is the problem.” — Dallas Todd

I learned frontside flips via Pryce’s Seaport line A.K.A. have never fully *flipped* one in my life. They still count in S.K.A.T.E. though ;) Thanks Pryce.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — June 2, 2017

June 2nd, 2017 | 6:25 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Safe to say Tiago’s MACBA switch back tail is the ledge version of Kyle Walker’s S.O.T.Y. 5050 heard around the world. Saw it re-posted by three people in a row, skip one, and re-posted two more times sequentially on IG. Otherwise, it was another tough week to narrow down to just ten, but it’s nice having Rodrigo TX become a permanent fixture on the Top 10.

Happy June everyone ♥

Original Clips:


Intro via @crazyjamesofficial on IG [link] 10) Rodrigo TX via “Numbers / Edition 2” [link] 9) Kyron Davis via Grey x Nike SB’s “Again” video [link] 8) Marco Caruso via “LaDolceVita – Azzurro” [link] 7) John Shanahan via DC’s “Arrival” video [link] 6) Kevin Bradley via “Texas” [link] 5) Felipe Bartolomé via “Caramello” [link] 4) Rob Maatman via Frank’s Out of Business video [link] 3) Donovan Piscopo via “Texas” [link] 2) Antonio Durao via “Numbers / Edition 2” [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via IG [link]


Previously: May 26, 2017