Quartersnacks Top 10 — August 10, 2018

On second look, the two unknown Brazilian guys might be the same unknown Brazilian guy, but this is what happens in a post-titles in skate videos culture.

Gunes’ subterranean cruise and switch back tails at Burnside (more on that shortly…) gave us hype in an otherwise scattershot week in the skateboard universe.

Original Clips:

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Intro via IG [link] 10) Shogo Zama via “TIGHTBOOTH x KILLER-BONG = TBKB” [link] 9) Some Brazilian Guy via Blaze Supply’s “The BlazerS” video [link] 8) Jesse Alba via Frog’s “Frog Skateboards x Noah NY” video [link] 7) Brent Atchley via Portland Public Skating 2 [link] 6) Hermann Stene via Volcom’s “Road Rager” video [link] 5) Oscar Candon via “Futur” part [link] 4) Tanner Van Vark via Bump N Grind [link] 3) Another Brazilian Guy via Blaze Supply’s “The BlazerS” video [link] 2) Gunes Ozdogan via “For The City” part [link] 1) Mike Chin via Portland Public Skating 2 [link]

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Previously: August 3, 2018

Columbus Park Update

Alternate View #1, Alternate View #2

You can skate Columbus Park in full again!

The runway to the two block is good! (Well, about a third of the court got taken over by rubber, but you should still be good, more or less…)

The handicap rail is no longer with us. The runway for it has been covered in rubber to provide a surface for the exercise equipment that the Parks Department installed in place of one-third of the basketball court. Maybe you have a tiny bit of space to land if you’re going up it, but otherwise, it is rather useless.

Just another chapter in the most skated lower Manhattan spot of the 2010s. Whether or not it will lose some of its marketshare as downtown’s premier bust-free attraction post renovation remains to be seen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sometimes it only takes a small change to really screw with a spot’s feng shui.

Thanks Kyota for the intel.

Getting There, Getting There, Getting There…

This is perhaps the *SECOND* (!) time in this skateboard media enterprise’s modern history that there has been THREE :( Monday Links post to hold the five slots on the homepage. We’re working our way out of this slow news cycle + backend work and should be good to roll with more than two continuous updates to share with you by this time next week. (Hopefully! …but actually!) In the meantime, please enjoy the above image of Justin Henry and Dustin Henry. Photo by Zach Sheats.

O.J. has a cruiser clip with the actual best skater, Jawn Gardner.

Frog collaborated with Noah on a run of printables, and made this six-minute clip fetauring Jesse Alba, Chris Millic, office favorite Krazy Frankie, and Pat Gallaher, with spiritual guidance from self-help guru, Jason Byoun.

“Oh yeah, I remember what that comment said actually. It was like, ‘My 5 year old cousin could make this on Microsoft Paint.’ Do you actually use Microsoft Paint?” Noah also has an interview with Chris about the history of the always-triggering Frog factory.

The Canal crew has a new edit filmed exclusively at the Grand Street basketball courts (I guess we’ve all just been forced to come to terms with that spot to the point of it being an acceptable place to spend an entire day, huh?), and an interview about their brand over on the Office mag site.

…aanndd the latest round of Elkin raw tapes has footage from the spot before its colorful make-over, and good God did it look way more depressing five years ago.

Free has somewhat of an interview / feature about how they came to “get” Sean Pablo, plus The Shady One™ filmed a bit of a “Day in the Life” montage with him on the occasion of his Cons colorway. Shout out to meeting at T.F. West, skating over the Williamsburg Bridge, only to skate back to regular T.F.

Cleardata” is a twelve-minute video that offers a glimpse into what post-apocalyptic Philadelphia skateboarding looks like in 2018.

This one of a bunch of upstate N.Y. dudes doing some non-obvious Paris spots earned a couple rewatches. Always nice when a trip video feels like something more than just a mere footage dump.

E.J. told me Antwerp was his favorite city at one point in time. The #RC-enthusiast POP Trading boys made it a point to film their entire new fall launch montage there.

Under a minute of Alltimers good vibrations via Dana Ericson ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yeah, Chinatown Manny is definitely back in everyone’s rotation

Quote of the Week: “Scootering is a statement.” — Zach Baker

Never need an excuse to post this guy’s music, but Max always somehow sounds better when the weather is like this.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — August 3, 2018

Just when this was looking like an all-time slow week on the skateboard internet, we steered our sights towards the Gronze Sicily clip, which was rife with TDGAFAU alumni, featured probably one of the year’s best lines, and got us thinking Sicily looks every bit as good (better?) of a skate paradise as anyone over going to Barcelona for the fifth time has said.

Working out of the slump here, bear with us :) Will be back to more than 2x a week programming within the week hopefully.

Original Clips:

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Intro via IG [link] 10) Dustin Henry via IG [link] 9) Luy Pa Sin via “Gronze Island: Sicily” [link] 8) Didrik Galasso via “Gronze Island: Sicily” [link] 7) Oskar Rozenberg via IG [link] 6) Flo Mirtain via “Gronze Island: Sicily” [link] 5) Kevin Rodriguez via IG [link] 4) Flo Marfiang via “Gronze Island: Sicily” [link] 3) Yeelen Moens via “POP 4:3 – Antwerp” [link] 2) Cody Lockwood via Creature part [link] 1) Max Geronzi via “Gronze Island: Sicily” [link]

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Previously: July 27, 2018

Dog Day Afternoon

A late Monday Links post with a photo of Ri on vacation to accompany a prolonged content slump is practically a QS middle of summer tradition. In all honesty, we’ve been working on backend issues of this circa 2010 ass website for the past few months, and are finally closing in towards the end. After that’s all done, we’re back to bringing you all the hot takes on the Osiris D3 like the rest of the skateboard internet. We even started bringing the real camera out again!

“Don’t let the mainstream media fool you, walls are just vertical floors.” The official roster and challenge list for the 2018 Dime Glory Challenge has been released. See everyone there? (Related and related.)

“BLESSED”, the new full-length Supreme video, is on the way.

The Bunt’s new one is with young New Jersey legend, Jersey Dave’s first-born child, and underrated skate hair icon, Josh Wilson.

“It was pretty common to see kids charging through New York City together in big packs, sometimes 30-deep. The energy that creates is insane, and you can’t help but get swept up by it. Everybody’s feeding off it and pushing each other, which I honestly feel was a big contributing factor for all of us progressing so quickly.” Chromeball interview #119 is with Keith Hufnagel.

Vol. 26 of LurkNYC “N.Y. Times” b-sides is now playing over on TWS. Between all the beanies + winter clothes, and that whole hectic section on the Christie Street bike path, it gave the entire QS office crippling anxiety.

“Like so many of life’s conundrums, one inevitably is left pondering the fate of the switch hardflip.”

The Chinatown Manual Pad seems like it has been experiencing a recent resurgence in coverage, with the new D.O.A. promo being the the latest evidence.

Shout out to the Yardsale boys for carving out a #mood with their new full-length video while using the same DSL-R camera that we have been using for QS edits for the bulk of this decade. It is very much documented that some people hate that thing and the quality of footage it produces, but it occupies this loose space between iPhone and going full HPX that compliments homie videos like the YS one quite well.

Village Psychic has a rad interview with Patrik Wallner about skateboarding in North Korea, where he’s been four (!) times.

Kyota went to Boston alone, filmed himself, and eventually made Boston friends.

Quote of the Week: “How much do you think a helicopter from Korea to the Glory Challenge costs?” — John Choi