First Day Out

May 31st, 2016 | 1:02 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Late start to the week bc of the holidays :)

Attn: Hot new trendy country Canada — Blue Tile and Antisocial have new QS gear in.

The I-Beam is the hottest T.F. obstacle since the Tombstone.

Like every facet of American life, skateboarding was hit hard by the 2008 recession. Lurker Lou has an oddly insightful glimpse into the industry of the pre-recession, pre-iPhone era by giving a 2007 Thrasher a last look. “Respect the Machnau.”

Here’s post-Love Park life in Philadelphia, with a Grandpa cameo in Cell Jawn #26.

Yo for like a casual, pre-premiere session around the Lower East Side and Chinatown, this clip of the Volcom team before the Holy Stokes screening has some jams in it. Nobody’s ollied those two double bump-to-bars on Madison before, right?

Fakiehillbomb went skating with QS-favorites, the Hungarian Rios Crew in Budapest for two weeks, and came back with this bit of low-def photojournalism.

I mean, for a varial flip on a l*ngb**rd, it’s perfect.

What you know about skateboarding in Nicaragua bro?

The Green Zine interviewed John Shanahan about #fits and the resurgence of shove-it reverts, and Venture remixed a good bit of his LurkNYC footage.

Even if you skate zero transition, there are certain skate landmarks you gotta pay a visit to just because (think Burnside, the Christiana bowl, etc.) The La Perla pool in San Juan, Puerto Rico is on that list. Monster Children did a quick story on the spot’s history, and how it slowly revitalized one of the slummiest parts of San Juan.

As per the note re: everyone still wanting to see Todd Jordan skate in Lou’s segment, here’s his gem of a “Wheels of Fortune” section, checking off every box of late-90s/early-2000s New York skate nostalgia:

The Canal Wheels section from Transplants is now online.

Cafe Creme has an interview with multiple People’s SOTY winner, Dennis Busenitz.

Dane Vaughn skates some New York rooftops.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Gotta be Steph’s 4-on-1 off glass lay-up to close out the first half last night? What’s everyone thinking, Warriors in six? Durant leaves?

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Have you ever seen a shark out in the water?”
Dave Dowd: “I don’t believe in sharks.”

Yo It Might Could Be Summer?

May 27th, 2016 | 1:25 am | Video & Remixes | 3 Comments

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Summer Bod Goals

Though we never released the official transcripts, there was a QS Board meeting this past winter than rendered the era of the five-to-six minute web montage completely, like, ~over~. With Instagram videos reaching one-minute durations now, we’ve come full circle in that dudes can basically break through with about as much footage as they would have needed for a 411 “Wheels of Fortune” in 1998. Hoarding clips from February until Memorial Day for a mega montage seems like something that made more sense in 2010 yaknow? Quick “logs” make more sense, and here’s some stuff that didn’t make a lot of those aforelinked #logs yo. Jk, the “End of Summer” clip will probably be fifteen minutes long ;)

Enjoy your long weekend. How great is actual summer :)

Features Matt Perez, Genesis Evans, Haffa, Josh Velez, Troy Stillwell, Keith Denley, Pad Dowd, Connor Champion, Gavin Nolan, Kadeem Walters. Filmed by Andre Page and Pad Dowd.

Previously: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Bronx Rainbows – QS Pop-Up Spots

May 25th, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Video & Remixes | 1 Comment

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Photo Via Colin Sussingham

Oddly enough, the idea of this one also came by way of another sorta bad Syracuse spot. Except rather than a cement rainbow inched away from a brick wall, it was reinterpreted on the “Oh I been there once while so-and-so tried to wallride the fence” Tiffany / Huf Banks. The spot already underwent some low-key Jerry Duty via a ledge-to-bank years before, so it was rife for what could best be described as a rainbowy Venice curb propped over on a 45-degree angle midbank.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Levi’s Skateboarding for the support in these lil’ projects. Filmed by Max Hull.

Previously: Volume 1

Dude It’s Almost Summer

May 23rd, 2016 | 11:26 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Dude it’s gonna hit 80 this week. Correa via Koolmoeleo obvs.

The new Boulevard video is solid. Chill part from Enrique Lorenzo on steroids A.K.A. Tiago Lemos that has a ton of New York footage, and a full part from noted flamenco guitarist and flip-trick god, Daniel Lebron. Yo the hardflip that starts the S.F. Armory line is maybe the best hardflip ever.

Skateboard Story has an interview with our bud Rick from NY Skateboarding.

How to Fix the Marc Johnson / Lakai Mess in Ten Easy Steps.

John Shanahan has a “Video Check Out” feature over on the Transworld site. Between this and the new Matt Velez clip, fitting a police barrier between the three-stair and the manual pad at the Hunt’s Point spot is a hot look for summer 16.

Whole Bitch is the new, full-length video from the B.S.A. / Couch squad.

Jenkem has a “Locals” feature with Kevin from N.Y. Ramp Co, the guy who pretty much singlehandedly revitalized the actual skating that takes place at T.F.

This. Is. Sportscenter. Daewon Song career top 10 plays.

Thrasher interviewed Lucas Puig, and then Free interviewed Lucas Puig.

“Skaters now lookin’ a little emo, but it’s all good.” Village Psychic interviewed German Nieves about skateboarding and tennis correlations, #da90s, and his brand, Paterson.

Brad Cromer made a quick trip to New York iPhone edit.

It’s insane how even after all these years, an all Barcelona edit will still have a handful of spots that you’ve literally never seen in any other Barcelona clips. This Zoo trip clip with Gav, BD, Ron, etc. is a good time. Sants is on version like 5.5.

Good bit of Philly Santosuosso footage in this Bruin Hyperfeel video from Minneapolis.

Completely arbitrary fourteen-minute mash-up of nineties New York skateboarding that has 63 YouTube views. You’ve seen most of it :)

Trick Tip: How to Make Trendy Instagram Videos.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Even though Russell Westbrook is the greatest basketball player in the history of sports, still see it going to the Warriors in a close 7. Anyway, here’s an angry one-handed rebound.

Quote of the Week: “Kent Jones is like the new Shaggy.” — Stuart Hammond

#classic.

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May 20th, 2016 | 2:22 am | Video & Remixes | 1 Comment

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After Gino, there’s a contested debate about who has been as unflinching in their career-long dedication to never putting out a single piece of #badfootage. Our vote goes to French style-god, J.B. Gillet. Since overlooking the weird French rap in Rodney V.S. Daewon II to observe the brilliance of his futuristic trick selection, to the dude easily earning a top three distinction of favored parts among the QS office in the mid 00s, and all the way down to a late period that trumps any of his SoCal contemporaries (we already tackled Europeans’ ability to crap on all similarly-aged Americans re: the “people just want to see you skate”-maxim three years ago), J.B. has held a special place in our hearts.

Here’s a quick remix of his best footage from Bon Voyage and onward — based on a concept expanded from a two-month old Vine. Thanks for everything man.

If J.B’s Freedom Fries part doesn’t convince you to maybe not film your boy doing a crooked grind nollie flip at L.E.S, probably nothing will :(