Why You Bring a Money Machine to T.F. For?

October 3rd, 2016 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 3 Comments


Photo via Peter Sutherland

Start your day off right.

The 2003 magazine is now available. It includes a Quartersnacks feature with Zered Basset about the Vicious Cycle house, which was blocks from Ground Zero in the years after 9/11, and what it was like living/skating down there. We also released a hat with 2003, based on the QS Block Party tee from earlier this year. You can buy the two as a bundle, or individually ;) [Related: The skate feature from 1991.]

The Alltimers Jenkem mix by DJ Shrimp C is now live. Run your bands up.

“Yeet” is the new mini vid from Blue Couch. Features a pretty wide swath of spots around the city, a ton of night footage, and some #very #interesting line choreography at the Crackhead Park on 27th and 2nd Avenue. Also the back tail fakie on the fat flatrail on Water Street was really chill. Generic skate house song idk.

Are backside 360s where both feet kinda leave the board the #new #thing?

The Rios Crew went to Belgrade. I think I got anxiety watching it because of the song and the night footage where you can barely see anything else.

The Bunt has a new pod with Canadian legend, Russ Milligan. This part is still perfect.

Well, this plaza certainly looks fucking insane.

Andrew Wilson, Max Palmer, Mango and Aaron Herrington went on a Korea trip with Carhartt W.I.P., and reminded me to re-watch this old clip Conor Prunty made of Max Palmer’s first time in Korea [with John Choi] :)

Boil the Ocean on the Brian Anderson Vice Sports documentary and non-snitching sentiments being embedded within the skateboard industry. Actually had no idea Wes put Smolik on blast like that either, but shout out to 1998. What a cool year.

Everyone of a certain age holds a special place for Scott Kane in their hearts because of his Bootleg 3000 part. The “Free Lunch” series caught up with him to hear some stories from the Bootleg days :) “Man, you got that flick.”

Someone made a three-song/five-minute Kevin Bradley remix video.

2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Leo Gutman crashes a quinceañera on a boat and skates Chelsea park with a disposable camera for Vice’s “First Person Shooter” series.

Aaron Herrington recreated Anthony Pappalardo’s needle-thread ollie at Blubba.

Josh Davis did a mini profile on Thrasher and Phelps for Hypebeast. I love Rihanna.

“Street Urchins 9” is a new iPhone clip from the summer full of streetside psychos.

Quote of the Week: “We were supposed to make way more money, but we spent it all on limousines.” — Phil Lavoie

Happy birthday Dre. (It was yesterday tho…)

Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 30, 2016

September 30th, 2016 | 12:06 am | Daily News | 3 Comments


Pretty slow past week for lines, and with that, we arrive at the shortest #QSTOP10 in the series’ also short history. With only one true [two trick] line this week, it was more about aquaman impressions, obscure Europeans, and of course, the lifestyle hammer that dominated all skateboard conversation since Tuesday. Stay dry out there this weekend. Have a good one.


10) @mobblo_sings via @tettygram on IG [link 9) Will Marshall via @dimemtl on IG [link] 8) Josh Anderson via Killing Floor Pro Part [link] 7) Some Russian guy via the Paccbet promo [link] 6) Jan Henrik Kongstein via Nike SB’s “Karsten & Janno” video [link] 5) Matt Militano via his Deep Fried America part [link] 4) Benjamin Garcia via DC Shoes – Special Delivery: France [link] 3) Karsten Kleppan via Nike SB’s “Karsten & Janno” video [link] 2) Frankie Spears via his “Bigly” Part [link] 1) Brian Anderson via Vice Sports [link]


Previously: September 23, 2016

#TRENDWATCH2016: Heritage Spots

September 29th, 2016 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 6 Comments


In 2016’s edition of the always wonderful “Song of the Summer x Part of the Summer” series, Frozen in Carbonite stumbled on a name for a #trend that has appeared in a good bit of this year’s footage: the notion of “heritage spots.”

There are a multitude ways to be nostalgic. Some fondly tell yarns of the past, remembering the wild days of to-go margaritas being consumed in public, and bust-free, straight [fucking] ledges existing in lower Manhattan. Others spend their precious years on earth leaving comments about how Lil’ Wayne ruined hip-hop on YouTube videos. More and more skaters are winking at the past via fashion; outlets like Vintage Sponsor have made a name for themselves by trafficking in garms from skateboarding’s sartorial lineage. Our more talented colleagues time travel through tricks nobody is supposed to do anymore, via the darkslide, pressure flip or street grab’s increasing presence in modern videography.

A new form of loving past eras has recently began to take form. In the past nine months, the following events have occurred in New York:

1. Pyramid Ledges has been unknobbed for the first time since 2010, ending the longest drought the spot has experienced since the building first began skateblocking it in the early 2000s.

It’s Just Like Copenhagen, But Way Worse

September 26th, 2016 | 12:32 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments


Illustration by Charles Rivard. Stephanie, stop calling Chuck.

The greatest work of skateboarding fantasy sports is now live. Frozen in Carbonite’s “Song of the Summer” x “Video Part of the Summer” post is as great as it always is, despite a nowhere to be found Young Thug nod. Fwiw, QS S.O.T.S. vote is “Black Beatles.” [multiple Flex bombs; dons XXL Avirex jacket and quarter-inch-too-big fitted]

“Peels” is the new montage from QS-fave, Antosh Cimoszko.

We were talking about why The Bunt is the best, and figured it’s probably because it’s made by skateboarders who follow sports. Sports have been doing this shit for ages. Skaters, not so much. There’s a new one with Paul Rodriguez now live.

Jenkem did mini-interviews with Jahmal, Joel Meinholz and Steve Brandi, and has all their Static 4 sections live. Brb, making Jahmal’s part my homepage.

“We’re all beautiful wastemen.” Breaks has an in-depth interview with Hold Tight Henry, discussing every morsel that goes into making a skate video in 2k16.

unused shit from BG and BG2 BIRDGANG IS THE TRUTH.”

“Smoke Show” is a new 20-minute video out of Westchester from Matt Conner.

Here are a couple bro cam clips from the Adidas demo at Tompkins last week, and a bunch of photos via Transworld. #TFreport overload.

“Aging may be the great skate industry adventure of the ’10s, as grizzled pros test the tolerance of weathered ligaments and brittling bones in an ongoing quest to avoid that unholy wyrm, the Real World, and its most loathsome prison, the Day Job.” Boil the Ocean re: the constant dilemma of whether to quit while you are ahead, as pined from Jason Dill’s recent Playboy interview.

Reviews are generally a lost art in the fickle skateboard universe of today, where opinions have been condensed to “wack, “dope” or “mad wack.” Always nice to read an opinion composed out of full sentences. Speedway Mag reviewed Emerica’s Made 2 video (spoiler: Heath), and The Green Zine reviewed the Jenkem book.

Uh. “The shooter bolted from the scene on a skateboard, heading east on 141st St.”

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “How do you get used to skating with long hair but no hat?”
Daniel Kim: “You don’t, you just learn how to skate blind.”

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Quartersnacks Top 10 — September 23, 2016

September 23rd, 2016 | 12:16 am | Daily News | 4 Comments


Busy week in the skate video universe between the Blobys, Sk8mafia x Sour, an always welcome appearance from Rick Howard, the 917 vid, and probably the largest barrage of NBDs to go down in a handrail-based part in who knows how long. Can’t really bring this institution down by putting a 16-stair handrail trick at number one though ;) We got a reputation to maintain. Any flip trick that brings Kalis to mind is a surefire #1 though :) Have a good first weekend of the fall xoxo.

Original Clips:


10) Matlok Bennett-Jones via “Tulip” [link] 9) Roman Gonzales via “Faces” [link] 8) Jordan Gesko via Bruns 2 [link] 7) Dustin Henry via @alltimers on IG [link] 6) Cyrus Bennett via “Nike SB x Call Me 917: Country Club” [link] 5) Jordan Gesko via “Faces” [link] 4) Roman Lisivka via IG [link] 3) Rick Howard via Crailtap’s Clip of the Day [link] 2) Paul Hart via “In Hart We Trust” [link] 1) Gustav Tonnesen via “Burn the Borders” [link]


Previously: September 16, 2016