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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.)
“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.
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.