Hey What’s Up Hello

February 23rd, 2015 | 6:08 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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(Relevant)

Pitcrew flooded and needs your help.

New gear on Alltimers.com, including limited edition DJ Thando tees.

“Harold and Muska are waiting for you to go skate.” Anthony Shetler has an hour-long interview with Zered Bassett on his podcast. It covers anything you would ever want to know about a pro who came up on the east coast: Osiris demos, 16 Skateboards, getting on Zoo, not moving west, etc. Ad libs by Mr. T.

Village Psychic interviewed practitioner of unlikely switch maneuvers, Ben Kadow.

Arto Saari interviewed Pontus Alv #scandinavians.

HD video blog #8 from Johnny Wilson.

Pretty sick time capsule from Jim Hodgson: an Asbury Park, NJ Vans Triple Crown Contest from 1998. Fred Gall still with a flip trick-heavy repertoire, Billy Rohan in a Horty shirt, and every dude skating in a backwards hat.

Peter Smolik low-key responsible for 68% of today’s technical skateboarding. All hail.

The Times has an article about the keyholder spot in Long Island City.

Would you rather watch Gino _____ than x modern pro do x trick? You’re in luck.

TWS has a chill “style” animation video for all the nerds.

Deathwish’s east coast tour video has a bit of New York footage.

Video remix contests really bring out the full music supervision spectrum. Aaron Herrington x Company Flow & Aaron Herrington x Jeezy the Snowman.

Speaking of music supervision, SMLTalk explores the history of non-English language song choices in skate videos. FWIW, even though he’s maybe the poster child for this sub-genre of video part, J.B’s best part was to an English-language song:

Shout out to the bros at Black Sheep in Charlotte. They got a video dropping this year.

ICYMI: Thrasher posted its interview with A.V.E. online. That Ted Nugent song from The DC Video was perfect; his psychotic worldviews can’t take that away.

In memory of an appropriately bleak brutalist British skate spot…#alliteration

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Javale McGee is only 100 miles away now.

Quote of the Week: “This white bird told me she wants to teach me how to surf. I can’t even swim. It’s gonna take her the rest of her life.” — Carl Williams

Look at it this way: In two weekends, it’ll start getting dark around 7 P.M. again. That means we’re almost out of it. Spring is near. (Hopefully.)

March Madness Bro

March 19th, 2014 | 3:38 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments

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March Madness starts tomorrow. If it wasn’t supposed to be 54 degrees, and we didn’t find college basketball incredibly hard to follow beyond a casual game here and there, we’d probably be watching. Always been in agreement with the NBA:Hollywood / NCAA:Student Film analogy, but can’t imagine any of tomorrow’s match-ups being worse than a 2014 Knicks or Lakers game, and both of those teams are on national TV tonight. ESPN and TNT really need to instate a flex schedule man…

In any case, Frozen in Carbonite got all Grantland on us, and formed a bracket about a topic dear to everyone: 1990s skateboarding. Voting for the first round ends tomorrow (March 20th), and this is what the results look like now. Good luck picking between Igei v.s. Pupecki and Lotti v.s. Drake Jones. (Currently “active” pros with boards out are omitted from the bracket.) Vote here.

Also in the spirit of the season, Nike SB is releasing two rival colorways on Saturday (one for Georgetown, the other for UNC), and we put together a little video for the UNC one with Connor Champion / Black Sheep Skateshop down in Charlotte. It’s nothing you’ve never seen before — a generic cruiser clip filmed at TF West, but it represents a QS milestone in that we found something relevant to edit to the SportsCenter theme. (FYI: Having seen “Top Ten Plays” more than one time on any given morning is the telltale sign of needing to leave the house for most QS employees. Or at least those with cable.)

And anyone who says “March Madness is the best event in American sports” on account of the kids “having nothing to lose” or whatever is just trying to be #controversial. Opening weekend of the NBA playoffs > everything. Maybe not in the east though…