Quartersnacks Top 10 — November 24, 2017

November 24th, 2017 | 10:40 am | Daily News | No Comments

Have a good weekend ♥

Original Clips:

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Intro via @citibikeboyz on IG [link] 10) Ville Wester via “I Feel Love” [link] 9) Robert Pace via IG [link] 8) Korahn Gayle via “Grey x Skateboard Cafe – Paris” [link] 7) Michael Sommer via “Rådhuset” [link] 6) Niels Bennett via “Dit Is Berlin – Episode 02/03” [link] 5) Seimi Miyahara “Evisen Video – Trailer 2” [link] 4) Roar Kolnes via “Rådhuset” [link] 3) Riley Hawk via Shep Dogs 5 [link] 2) Zach Kovacs via “Pro For Pizza Part” [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via “Indy” part [link]

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Previously: November 17, 2017

Thankful For John

November 22nd, 2017 | 10:35 am | Video & Remixes | 3 Comments

Photo by Max Hull

Last year, on the eve of America’s day of thanks, we paid tribute to our dear friend Keith Denley. We realized that this day of gratefulness is not about what parts Keith didn’t film after years of claims, but about friends.

As the year comes to a close, it is important to celebrate those who keep us smiling with their skateboarding and their laughs. This year, we would like to commemorate John Choi, a man kept sane only by the boys and hucking.

Like most things in skateboarding, footage falls short of communicating John’s total brilliance. You have to be there to see him huck, fall in six different ways that would make any other human break their board and go home, land it perfectly, and then decide he might as well try a switch varial flip down a ten stair because he’s already rolling switch on the rollaway and it just so happens to be fifteen feet away.

A few winters ago, at a time of night focused on decadent beverages rather than skateboarding, John found himself with a dilemma: he needed to get home. Uninterested in a $25 Uber, disgusted with the thought of dealing with a late-night J train, and realizing Max Hull was headed the same way, only on a bike, John came up with a solution.

“I’ll just run with you over the bridge,” he told him. We laughed and forgot, knowing that no sane human was going to run to Bed-Stuy at 2 A.M. in the winter.

The next morning, a text arrived. “Did you watch Max Hull’s Insta story?”

On it, was John, diligently jogging uphill behind Max’s bike, under the icy red beams of a February Williamsburg Bridge.

Thanks John. We love you ♥

Edited by Jesse Alba. Filmed by Johnny Wilson, Aaron Chilen, Max Hull, Sean Dahlberg and Jesse Alba.

Previously: Thankful For Keith

America’s Next Top Triangle

November 21st, 2017 | 7:00 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

To everyone still @ing us on social media to let us know that The Triangle™ is back: no the fuck it’s not. The cement is shit, the pink bumps are shit, and nobody on the Frog team has responded to a “are you skating?”-text in a month :(

But we’re no less still hooked on triangles, desperate to restore the joy of E. 9th Street’s onetime premier destination for a 50% chance of getting hit by a car. Philly skaters forced Love Park into resurrection once City Hall was destroyed, and Muni became a natural alternative once Love met the same fate. However riddled with champagne problems New York skateboarding may be — we never had the luxury of being able to replace something as special as Love by walking across the street to a nearly-as-good spot.

Like an opioid epidemic, once the good designer shit runs scarce, the demand for shittier alternatives rises. And lately, people have been skating some shitty triangles.

End of the Year Fall Off List

November 20th, 2017 | 11:52 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

Been slow around here, as recent injuries have taken their toll on office morale, but December is always busy. QS holiday 2017 tees are now available at Supreme Soho and Brooklyn. Arriving at other shops this week and next. Online soonish?

Probably one of the most fried concepts for a recent skate video, but in the best way possible — Kyota Umeki filmed an entire skate video on a Nintendo 3DS with a fisheye taped to it. 90% of it is filmed within like, five blocks of the L.E.S. Park. I also have “Groove Is In The Heart” stuck in my head now, great.

The crew behind Newark’s Shorty’s spot (R.I.P.) was allotted a piece of land by the city, in which they have begun to build a bowl. They’re looking to raise money for supplies, concrete trucks, etc. to speed up the project. If you’ve been to Shorty’s even once, please donate whatever you can so they can continue forward with the Shorty’s spirit ♥

People are insane. They don’t wanna see you shining on a nollie crook in Tribeca.

Bobby Worrest has a comprehesive interview with “The Nine Club,” with a detailed discussion re: the lost art of skate spot politics and east coast aversion to wax. (His favorite Bobby Worrest part is also “Looks Ok To Me.”)

“The single biggest casualty of single parts is there’s no extra bullshit.” Abada has an interview with The Secret Tape, the guy who owns every hardcopy skate video besides the premiere copy of Photosynthesis.

Genny, Nik Stain, Andrew Wilson, Nolan, etc. with an iPhone clip from Portland.

Pat Buckley has been posting a bunch of Dobbin Block-era photos of Caddo, Frankhouse, Mraz et al. over on Tumblr.

A minute-and-a-half of 2017 Brian Wenning footage, who is apparently back on DC.

Harry Bergenfield has a six-minute, half-New York throwaway clip up now. A lot of clips have been starting off with fights lately, huh? Angst still running strong ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Kept forgetting to link this one: Miami’s Andrew skate shop crew on the west coast.

^Someone tell 2005 Erik Ellington that this thick shorty is looking for him, insofar as the pork pie hat guy doesn’t get to her first.

Well, this video is going to be pretty fucked

It gets better every time you watch it. Shout out Australia.

QS Sports Desk: Imagine if the Knicks did a subtler trust the process-esque strategy instead of doubling-down on iso-Melo and then trying to force the triangle onto the modern NBA for the past decade? Eh.

Quote of the Week:

— Charles Rivard

Happy birthday Future. No clue how we’d get through life on this planet without you ♥

Quartersnacks Top 10 — November 17, 2017

November 17th, 2017 | 10:03 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Slow week in the QS office, weird week in skateboarding, and a couple of nice backside flips. Have a good weekend ♥ We’ll be back with cooler stuff next week xoxo.

Original Clips:

Spoiler

Intro via @theworldofskateboarding on IG [link] 10) Hugo Bosserup via “Mwadlands” [link] 9) Ryuhei Kitazume via Tabi [link] 8) Korahn Gayle via Grey part [link] 7) Taylor Smith via Shep Dawgs [link] 6) Jereme Knibbs via Santa Cruz’s “AM Video” [link] 5) Marek Kocak via IG [link] 4) Tommy Flynn via “Push” Part [link] 3) Jackson Pilz via “PAnda Patrol” [link] 2) Jacopo Carozzi via IG [link] 1) Sean Greene via IG [link]

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Previously: November 10, 2017