“Wavy Wings” is the new one from Andre Page’s Inkwell Commons imprint. Features Josh Velez further exploring the [switch] slappy and wallie arc of his skateboard career, which leaving quick footed ledge-ry to those two wooden benches in the financial district that are somehow the only subsequent ledges in lower Manhattan that you get time at. However, the spot’s most transcendent moment may be the switch slappy nosegrind pop-out that combines all of the aforementioned ingredients :)
Guest tricks from Nick Nunez, Kadeem Walters, John Diaz, Connor Champion, Tyshawn Jones and Troy Stilwell with reportedly the best clip he ever got in his life.
Wait, is switch 360 flips not looking good like a known consensus? Switch backside flips, maybe…tough for those to not roll on the ground, but can think of many good-to-great switch tres. For instance: Antonio and Zeb are both incredible switch tre-ers.
The Warschauer Benches are on the shortlist of the funnest spots I’ve ever skated, and they’re nothing more than a better version of the Newport blocks from ~15 years ago. Kingpin has a full feature on their creation and history. Amazing how the formula for a perfect skate spot is no more sophisticated than decent ground + wooden benches + metal, and how often that goes ignored.
You don’t make it to ten years as an internationally respected skateboard fashion house / media enterprise without a strong team. Actually, “strong” might be underselling it — the hands-down best team that exists. As we celebrate a decade, we will begin to celebrate the ones who have spent decades being great humans altogether, who just so happened to become essential pieces of the QS thinktank.
Hard to think of someone as crucial to the longterm existence of Quartersnacks as Andre Page — honorary father to a solid seventy-percent of our office, owner of the best grown and sexy ollie in the business, the best 360 flip in New York city limits, and possibly the finest practitioner of the front shove on earth. Today is his birthday, and there is no finer individual to bestow with an inaugural “QS Legends Series” part.
Thank you for everything Dre.
Have a good weekend. Step your front shove game up.
We made it! Just one day shy of October — when it becomes truly embarrassing to post an “End of Summer” edit. Not that we haven’t been late on the Labor Day deadline or entirely missed an End of Summer clip before (obviously in 2009, the year multiple viewers of the ten-year clip pointed out as the turning point for when the party became a crucial part of QS office culture), but it’d be too sad to enter autumn without bidding da summa farewell.
Features Matt Perez [finally] graduating high school, Antonio Durao, Johnny Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Hjalte Halberg, Andre Page, Chandy Khon, Cyrus Bennett, Alexander Mosley, Jesse Alba, Daniel Kim, Will Robson-Scott, Jack Sabback, Brendan Carroll, Mike Gigliotti, C.J, Genesis Evans, Troy Stilwell, Tober, and a mini Connor Champion part. Contributing filmers: Andre Page & John Diaz.