The thing with Tricks Heard Around the World™ is that they have a way of initiating a numbness to the respective genre of skateboarding within which they were performed. For example — and be honest! — what’s the last mega kinked 5050 grind you remember ever since Kyle Walker did The One™ that would earn him 2016’s S.O.T.Y? Is there a specific Tiago switch back tail that you sleep with under your pillow apart from The One™ he did at MACBA that literally every person who skateboards reposted on Instagram a year ago? Do you remember anything down the Le Dome hubba since Eniz front blunted it? (That one may be unfair since the spot spent nearly a year under construction.)
If our office were to begin polls for the Top 10 of the Year today, the frontrunners for 2018’s eminent skateboard maneuvers would include Milton Martinez’s lipslide of death, and then two tricks that are anomalies: different versions of a frontside 270 motion that equal something of a frontside 360 with a backside noseblunt in it.
This is probably the first-ever single post on here dedicated to a minute-long teaser with one skate trick in it, but if analytics are any guide, “BLESSED” is the most searched-for skate video Google referral we have gotten on here maybe ever. The teaser features all the familiar faces you’d expect + Rowan Zorilla and some French additions that weren’t in “cherry” since they had yet to make a Parisian expansion back in 2014. Seems like it’s all feel good vibes now that everyone grew out of the teen angst from four years ago ;) Only grievance is there wasn’t a Who Kid cameo.
Video due out via everyone’s least-favorite cryptic release date: “soon.”
***Yes, this got made before the Corey Glick wallride 270 heard around the world came out.
Pretty much lines of all varieties this week — save a kinky crooked grind and a not-neccesarily-QS-vibe #1 that is nevertheless impossible to deny. And don’t let the west coast skateboard industry complex fool you into believing that the actual heart and home of skateboarding didn’t move to Montreal years ago. Let’s skance.
Our webstore relaunches this Monday, October 15 at midnight A.K.A. technically Sunday night with new QS goods. We have a preview of this fall’s product here. Arriving at shops globally now. Available locally from Supreme Lafayette + Brooklyn, Labor, NJ Skateshop (which just moved to Jersey City), and Dover Street Market.
Intro via Alexis Lacroix on IG [link] 10) Pat Hoblin via “Paths” part [link] 9) Justin Henry via IG [link] 8) Heitor Da Silva via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 7) Shin Sanbongi via IG [link] 6) Günes Özdogan via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 5) Victor Campillo via “BMG” part [link] 4) Tyshawn Jones via “Jam” [link] 3) Lucas Puig via Adidas’ “Presenting /// Oh Là Là Paname” video [link] 2) Antonio Durao via IG [link] 1) Dakota Servold via “Souvenier” part [link]
Listen up, fuckers: Voter registration periods in most states end this week. In New York, the voter registration deadline is Friday, and lucky for you, New York offers online registration. (New Jersey’s deadline is October 16, but you’ll need to mail in your registration.) Just under 50% of eligible 18-29 year-olds voted in 2016, whereas nearly 75% of 65+ year-olds did. Literal senior citizens are steering the course of your future. And that whole “my vote doesn’t matter!” / “it’s all corrupt!” / “both candidates suck!” shit is exactly the sort of cowardly laziness that anybody working against your self interests is dependent on. So, if you are eligible A)take the time out of the day you’d otherwise waste filming shitty skate tricks and register if you are not already, and B) if you do not vote on November 6, I hope to every possible higher power there is that you roll the fuck out of your ankle first thing in the morning on November 7 — like I hope it’s an excruciating cantaloupe size roll that takes five hellish months to heal where you don’t get laid once, and I hope that on your first day back skating after those frustrating five months, you roll the life out of the other ankle and it takes even longer to heal.
Psssst…shops have began getting fall QSmerch in. Arriving in Europe & Japan this week. Check our stockists page to see which shops will have it in both in the States and globally. Our webstore will relaunch on Monday, October 15 at midnight E.S.T. (basically still Sunday night) with all of the new items.
The Canal video, Mode, is now online in full. Really fun video pretty much entirely filmed in New York, with the highest volume of midtown clips of any local vid in recent memory (always nostalgic for that.) It’s always heartwarming to see crews who grew up together keep skating and making full-lengths into adulthood ♥
Big week from the always-persistent smith grind kickflip (see also) — the semi-agreeable trick that keeps going, and going, and going. Long-gone are the days when it was a point of contention, as it is as common as a kickflip back tail these days. Preemptive apologies to the “eww, skatepark clips?!” crowd this week, but that #2 coulda/shoulda/maybe been #1.
Intro via @bronze56k on Instagram 10) Kevin Taylor via “Scumco & Sons S.F. Edit” [link] 9) Thierry Gormit via “Titi” [link] 8) Philly Santosuosso via “Scumco & Sons S.F. Edit” [link] 7) Marcello Campanello via Canal New York’s Mode video [link] 6) Drake Johnson via Venture x FTC’s “For the City” video [link] 5) Kyle Nicholson via “Scumco & Sons S.F. Edit” [link] 4) Ryan Townley via IG [link] 3) Franky Villani via “Always On My Mind” part [link] 2) Cory Juneau via IG [link] 1) Grant Taylor via “Bruised Peach” part [link]