Maintenance Week

November 15th, 2013 | 11:58 am | Daily News | 20 Comments

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Not quite an out of office reply, as the past week has been spent moving offices and shipping stuff. The content department just took the week off.

HELP SOLVE A BAR DEBATE!

You know how there’s the typical “If this part came out today, it would still be as good” thing that gets left on YouTube pages of video parts? It’s probably hyperbolic in 90% of cases. But in reality, given Jerry Hsu’s reunion with Marc Johnson on the Chocolate roster, isn’t Jerry’s Bag of Suck part truly one of those “If this came out today…” parts where the distinction isn’t exaggerated? It’d probably be on the shortlist with P.J, Zered, etc. for top five of the 2000s. The stubborn end of the debate took a “what have you done for me lately”-angle, but he’s been injured a bit, the guy’s Emerica part was pretty damn good, and as the kids would say, “That Enjoi part tho…”

Hsu is also down with the Noseslides, so we’re riding with #teamjerry on this one.

Enjoy the nice weather this weekend.

Out Of Office Reply

February 25th, 2012 | 11:26 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

Been out of the country for the past week. Going to be gone for a few more days. Apparently, there’s this place called “China” that America owes a lot of money to. This country is weird, it has a lot of good skate spots that you somehow don’t get kicked out of. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and occasionally Gmail are all blocked out here. Worldstar works, but Quartersnacks barely loads, largely due to the Facebook share buttons under every post. The government hasn’t deaded Instagram yet, so what limited multimedia is currently emerging from this trip has been confined to iPhones. Follow @quartersnacks if you’re on da gram.

Regular updates resume sometime (late) next week. This would be an opportune time to post Project Pat’s “Don’t Call Me No More & Don’t Text Me No More” video, but it’s unlikely that the Chinese YouTube-equivalent has that available. E-mail is a bit backed up for now as well. And for the record, there have been zero Jeremy Lin jersey sightings here. China only has British ESPN, which suucckks. They mainly cover soccer, snowmobiling, and gymnastics.

P.S. Gonyon’s backside flip down the Flushing six is pretty chill.

The Countdown Begins…

December 1st, 2011 | 10:19 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

It seems like our New Year’s post went up, like, last week. But it’s that time of the year again when every internet media outlet exhausts its recollections of the past year to compile lists of the best albums, songs, movies, books, and everything else released in the last twelve months. Over here, we’re more concerned with the events that shaped the culture of the T.F., 12th & A’s continuing struggle to stay afloat, who had the best video parts, who staged comebacks, who laid down hammers, who skated the spot that looked least like a spot, who quit skating to start rapping, who quit skating to smoke weed, and the many other other seemingly trivial occurrences that have defined 2011 as it pertains to riding a skateboard in the great city of New York.

Should start tomorrow. Might not though. How the hell is it already December? Feel free to browse the archive so you could remember past instances of greatness.

The 25 Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2010: #25-21, #20-16, #15-11, #10-6, #5-1

Quartersnacks Celebrates the Decade – The 100 Most Important Events in New York City Skateboarding from 2000 to 2009: #100-91, #90-81, #80-71, #70-61, #60-51, #50-41, #40-31, #30-21, #20-11, #10-2, #1

Google Maps and Panoramic [Cell Phone] Photography

June 3rd, 2011 | 5:53 pm | Daily News | 17 Comments

Regardless of the fact that there is barely anything to skate in New York, Quartersnacks finally got around to joining the modern internet, circa 2011, where everything location-based is fully integrated with Google Maps. Each of the six pages in the spots portion of the website are topped with a full Google graphic, and now include listings for shops, and places designated for skateboarding. (You know, “skateparks.” Those just have mere one-sentence descriptions though.) If you’re not into the whole modernity thing, the generic list is still below the map, and still organized by neighborhood/region. Nothing new by way of actual spot additions.

And thanks to the magic of the “AutoStitch” app for the iPhone, a few specific listings have panoramic overview photos to give a better overview of the respective spot’s space. Or you can just stare at them for a few hours while you’re doing nothing at work. Some came out better than others, see below:

Slow News Week

November 28th, 2010 | 11:48 am | Daily News | No Comments

Were there really twenty-five? Probably not, but we are going to be generous. In light of the great critical reception we received on last year’s decade countdown list, and the fact that the internet really likes countdown lists, we’re going to give it a fair shot for the year, even though it seems like not that much has happened.

Other than that, the week has been slow due to holiday celebrations (The Dipset Reunion more so than Thanksgiving.) Either way, there are some clips on the way, another interview on the way (no, it’s not going to be as “explosive” as the Kalis one, considering there are morons Googling “Josh Kalis Grant Taylor beef” before they wind up here, which basically means skateboarders have the worst reading comprehension level imaginable), effort being put into skating for the Christmas clip, and some other things that will make December a good month, as it usually is around here.

Here’s a clip that was posted on QS around this time of year, three years ago. Probably one of the finer clips to ever be on the website, mostly due to the ending two-minute tour dé force of a certain skateboarder we have not seen enough of in recent months.