Quartersnacks Top 10 — March 3, 2017

March 3rd, 2017 | 12:13 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Yo it’s March and the weather can’t make its mind up. Pretty sure none of us are skating this weekend though :/

A lot of heavy hitters this week, with maybe the heaviest amount of Name Brand Pros™ to ever make it into a QS Top 10. Even though this is obviously going to come off like some full nitpicky hater shit, that all-flatbar Torey Pudwill part would’ve been way for fun if they filmed it on an iPhone and edited it to rap. Crazy it has taken a full eight years for someone to hit the full handicap rail on 8th Street and 5th Avenue since Jake did in Mindfield though. (Crook bonks in S.T.T.N.Y. clips don’t count.)

Original Clips:

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10) Alex Raeymaekers via “POP Clip #27” [link] 9) Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 8) Ishod Wair via Instagram [link] 7) Guy Mariano via “Elite Squad” [link] 6) Fran Molina via “Bienvenido” [link] 5) Austyn Gillette via “~untitled~” [link] 4) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link] 3) Sean Malto via “Elite Squad” [link] 2) Shane O’Neill via Twitter [link] 1) Torey Pudwill via “Flatbar Frenzy” [link]

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Previously: February 24, 2017

They Destroyed Love a Year Ago

March 1st, 2017 | 11:24 am | Time Capsule | 1 Comment

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It has been just over a year since Philadelphia destroyed history’s most serendipitous intersection of skateboarding and public space — a place people risked losing appendages to skate one last time. We carried plenty of fresh wounds into 2017, so picking at Love Park’s irreversible end serves no purpose beyond masochism. With there still being a surplus of footage from the Sabotage dudes et al. (who were actually the main masochistic outlet for Love closure anniversary coverage), it’s easy to forget that it has already been a year.

Memory Screen coincidentally uploaded this collection of Kalis clips from Love today (though they left out my favorite five seconds of a skate video maybe ever.) Much like people in our age group only know Embarcadero from THPS and scholarly types pointing us in the direction of old Carroll footage, every generation from hereon-out will know Love through images and stories. There isn’t an abridged version of the spot to go back to and mentally fill in the blanks — like the Banks after the planters and benches were installed, or Southbank after it was cut in half. As the park dawns closer to its new reality as a grassy crack colony, its original form drifts further into clips like these. You’d think all associated images had been committed to firm memory by now, but I actually have no idea where the clip of the switch front blunt / switch backside flip line is from, nor do I think I have ever seen it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shout out Edmund Bacon. You deserve a bronze statue at a sick spot in a city that’s not as stubborn as Philadelphia.

Related: The Love Park Story, Teaser for Sabotage 5

Pacific Ocean in the Backyard Looking Sexy

February 27th, 2017 | 11:25 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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There are obviously an overwhelming amount of causes that need contributions right now, but even if it’s just a few bucks, please contribute to the construction of the Annapurna Skatepark, Nepal’s first international-standard concrete park.

Slapmagazine420 @ gmail shared this amazing Jim Greco flow chart. What’s ur fav?

Congrats to Yaje on his Transworld cover. 1) Is it safe to say the easiest way to land on the cover on a major magazine while skating a spot in New York is via the Columbus Park rail. 2) Why does the cover layout of TWS now look like TSM?

“I’d rather watch Kenny do a backside 180…” The same wonderful remixer who treated us to post-Pretty Sweet remixes of Jesus and Carroll went ahead and put together a feel-good George Benson x Kenny Anderson pairing.

Always nice to break free from the L.E.S. Park industrial content complex on Monday Links :) Bill$ is a new, 11-minute video from Angel Fonseca and The Bronx boys.

Choppy Omega was the first one to ollie the Love Gap, Vinny Ponte was the first to document it, and Reynolds is the first one to piss people off for flying in to just get one trick and bounce. Vern Laird and Jimmy Gorecki wax on about the days when not everything at Love Park was on film.

Even though it was only partially based in New York, Last of the Mohicans was a 2008 that further propelled the typical mode of skating this city into deep outer borough crust. Joe Perrin and OJ Wheels put together Relapse of the Mohicans, a 13-minute video with parts and cameos from the entire original cast.

The Bunt’s latest is with Bastien Salabanzi.

Boil the Ocean furthers expands on the concept of professional skateboarding as professional wrestling by weighing its potential future as a Pay-Per-View spectacle.

Spot Updates: 1) The building further knobbed everything at CBS, to the point where you can’t even skate it as a keyhole ledge anymore. 2) M2M closed down / is moving.

Anyone go into Think Coffee on Mercer and looking to make some extra money?

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Stop shaming night owls you squares. The case for going to bed at 2:30 A.M.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 6′ 3 180 pound Russell Westbrook over … 6′ 11, 270 pound Demarcus Cousins.

Quote of the Week: “To be honest, the fittest birds I saw in Sao Paolo were blokes.” — Will R.S.

They could’ve given an Oscar to Network because apparently it came out yesterday.

Quartersnacks Top 10 — February 24, 2017

February 24th, 2017 | 12:22 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Been a Spain-heavy week in the skateboard universe. Don’t know who #7 is, but when’s the last time you saw a six-trick no-push line? Frankly, this entire top ten could’ve been from the Sucubo video that got posted on Thrasher earlier this week, but we had to cap it at three inclusions. Also, is there anyone out there whose favorite skateboarder isn’t Tiago Lemos right now?

Enjoy the weather, enjoy the Hndrxx, enjoy the weekend ;)

Original Clips:

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10) Antwuan Dixon via Instagram [link] 9) Will Marshall via Instagram [link] 8) Ricky Twohill via “Search” [link] 7) ? via Sucubo [link] 6) Daniel Jenks via Instagram [link] 5) Carlos Ribiero via “Juice” [link] 4) Jvan Vires via Sucubo [link] 3) Fred Gall via “Relapse of the Mohicans” [link] 2) Adrian Del Campo via Sucubo [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link]

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Previously: February 17, 2017

Five Favorite Parts With GX1000

February 22nd, 2017 | 10:30 am | Features & Interviews | 8 Comments

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Photo by Richard Hart
Intro & Interview by Zach Baker

Ryan Garshell is committed to the craft of filming in as literal of a sense as imaginable — the only way he bails on a hill bomb is if a car literally forces him off his board. While some put their energy into production value, weird archival footage and editing, GX’s preoccupation is portraying skating’s rawness and lasting criminality. Garshell is skating’s largest proponent of the camera that Bill Strobeck threw in the trash a few years ago, and his filming is often as fucked as whatever is going on in front of the lens. As the skater, there must be some added incentive to land tricks when you know that your filmer will see the clip through no matter how steep the hill, how bummed the homeowner or how many cops are present.

GX1000 managed to create a style of video that is completely unique — an aesthetic that is so hard to imitate because it would require being as crazy as Garshell himself, whose five favorite video parts are listed immediately below this sentence.