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Tompkins Mega Ramp via @kyotaumeki

Thanks to everyone who grabbed something from the webstore. We spent all holiday weekend catching up on orders, and if you ordered something, and have not received it a shipping notification yet, you should expect a confirmation e-mail within the next 24-48 hours. Thanks again for the support ♥ Available now at your local shop in case you missed out on something as well.

Keith been moving calm, don’t start no trouble with Keith

Here’s a belated “spring break” clip from the Kyota and the Frog Skateboards Jr. team. (#TRENDWATCH2018: LNDN DRGS? Didn’t see that one coming…)

Some inspiration for the 30+ crowd — a Patrick Bös part, entitled “Visiting Friends,” of which a ~third is filmed in New York.

New five-minute montage from the guys who everyone spent the past decade ripping off: “Gang Green” via Winnepeg’s Green Apple Skateshop. It’s somewhere between Ty Evans’ Genesis video from 1997, and Sinner in Theatrix.

TWS uploaded a remastered edition of 411VM #3. Philly Metrospective is gold.

Boil the Ocean weighs in on Jason Jessee.

It’s helmet season! Cooper Winterson has a three-minute clip from Riverside Skatepark, which contrary to a fall 2017 QS tee, was not taken by aliens, and has not been demolished for its approved redesign.

“No one knew what kind of permit he needed to operate a ski lift in a snowless area.” Huck usually posts awful stuff pertaining to skateboarding, but they have an interesting-enough article about a dude who retired from winemaking in the late-80s, and tried to essentially make a ski hill but for skateboards outside of Montpellier, France. The video kinda paints a better picture than the photos though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Nothing to do with skateboarding but everything to do with skateboarding: the design podcast, 99% Invisible, tells the story of how curb cuts were invented in America.

Spot Updates1) For whatever fortuitous reason, the Parks Department removed the knobs from the runway of the Battery Park City ledge-to-flatbar. Haven’t been here all spring, so not sure how recent it is, but yeah, it’s a go. 2) The scaffolding is off from the Chase steps.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: We’re potentially in for a 4-0 Finals, so here’s Joel Embiid making a funny on a Philadelphia streetball court.

Quote of the Week: “Bro, you should just move to Kips Bay.” — Brengar

This is the best song he’s made since HNDRXX came out. Beast Mode 2 orrrrr…?

Wait, what?

This post is dedicated to everyone who took time out of their day to debate the top 10 partyboy skaters, as curated by Matt Mooney. Please take into account Mooney’s insistence of a similarity between our favorite late Marbury-era Knicks refugee (shout out to Jamal Crawford and Al Harrington) and our favorite Jake Johnson collaborator, and consider the cognitive process of the person arriving at these conclusions. Then go debate them some more.

In the meantime, if you have any other (hopefully less insane) ideas of lookalikes between the worlds of professional basketball and skateboarding, we’d love to hear them. Also, Oklahoma in four? Cool.

The Jake Johnson Files – Part 2

This clip is essentially a remastered version of our November 2007 montage (with a bit of December 2008 sprinkled in), which up until recently, was the most downloaded clip in the history of this website. That is probably because the internet did not have a lot of Jake Johnson footage at that point in time. Unfortunately, we did not begin archiving montages in full quality until like 2010, so a lot of the current uploads of old clips on YouTube and Vimeo are low quality and dark (especially the one in question.) About 75% of the people who go on Quartersnacks now, didn’t go on it in November 2007, so if you’re in the minority, pardon the uninspired-ness of the presentation, vibe, same exact song choice, etc. Once you edit someone’s skating to “Put On,” it’s hard to get more inspiration afterwards. So, it’s the clip from four years ago, but in 720p, with some bonuses attached.

All in New York, all filmed by Brengar, who probably has ten more minutes of unseen footage like this that will never witness the light of day. Maybe we could borrow his uncaptured DV tapes in exchange for eighteen cartons of duty-free cigarettes. A lot of this stuff was supposed to go towards an Autumn video in 2008. It’s about to be 2012, so you can guess how that turned out…

Interview next week. Have a good weekend.

The Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2010: 20-16

Continuing on with the weekly installment of the list. Numbers 25 through 21 can be found here.

20. Autumn / Tylenol Bowl gets destroyed

The longstanding (by New York indoor skate fixture standards) Autumn Bowl saw its demise via bulldozer late this year, after a much-publicized effort to be sold to an enthusiastic enterprise with $20,000 on its hands and airlift transportation capabilities. For a significant portion of the decade, the Autumn Bowl served the city’s seemingly high concentration of transition skaters, or those who were sick and tired of looking for metal scraps in Brooklyn to channel their artistic tendencies with a skateboard. It was also responsible for many frostbite cases within New York, as it victimized all those who chose not to follow the plywood-suggested navigational moat that ran alongside the frozen swamp at the entrance.

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