Dog Day Afternoon

A late Monday Links post with a photo of Ri on vacation to accompany a prolonged content slump is practically a QS middle of summer tradition. In all honesty, we’ve been working on backend issues of this circa 2010 ass website for the past few months, and are finally closing in towards the end. After that’s all done, we’re back to bringing you all the hot takes on the Osiris D3 like the rest of the skateboard internet. We even started bringing the real camera out again!

“Don’t let the mainstream media fool you, walls are just vertical floors.” The official roster and challenge list for the 2018 Dime Glory Challenge has been released. See everyone there? (Related and related.)

“BLESSED”, the new full-length Supreme video, is on the way.

The Bunt’s new one is with young New Jersey legend, Jersey Dave’s first-born child, and underrated skate hair icon, Josh Wilson.

“It was pretty common to see kids charging through New York City together in big packs, sometimes 30-deep. The energy that creates is insane, and you can’t help but get swept up by it. Everybody’s feeding off it and pushing each other, which I honestly feel was a big contributing factor for all of us progressing so quickly.” Chromeball interview #119 is with Keith Hufnagel.

Vol. 26 of LurkNYC “N.Y. Times” b-sides is now playing over on TWS. Between all the beanies + winter clothes, and that whole hectic section on the Christie Street bike path, it gave the entire QS office crippling anxiety.

“Like so many of life’s conundrums, one inevitably is left pondering the fate of the switch hardflip.”

The Chinatown Manual Pad seems like it has been experiencing a recent resurgence in coverage, with the new D.O.A. promo being the the latest evidence.

Shout out to the Yardsale boys for carving out a #mood with their new full-length video while using the same DSL-R camera that we have been using for QS edits for the bulk of this decade. It is very much documented that some people hate that thing and the quality of footage it produces, but it occupies this loose space between iPhone and going full HPX that compliments homie videos like the YS one quite well.

Village Psychic has a rad interview with Patrik Wallner about skateboarding in North Korea, where he’s been four (!) times.

Kyota went to Boston alone, filmed himself, and eventually made Boston friends.

Quote of the Week: “How much do you think a helicopter from Korea to the Glory Challenge costs?” — John Choi

Maintenance Week

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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

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…

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

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:

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