25 & Boomin’

October 15th, 2013 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 16 Comments

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Max Palmer A.K.A. Loose Trucks Max — Bar Ollie via The Local Weather

The no comply into slide game is getting mad real, huh?

Chief Keith, one of the QS office’s favorite skateboarders, now rides for Hopps.

Quim Cardona reveals that he was originally supposed to play Telly in Kids, and then skates around Brooklyn and Manhattan in this “Asphalt NYC” clip.

Gino, Kenny, Koston, Stefan and Zered doing skateboard tricks in New York for fifty-four seconds. Gino even pushes in it!

The Alex Olson picnic table .GIF round-up.

Two of these things are skateable. Get on it, IBM.

Take a trip back to New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2005-2008, and realize just how long Brian Wenning’s impact on fashion in the region hung around for.

Some of the sickest-looking skateboarding continues to come out of Pittsburgh.

Is house music in bro cam clips featuring mostly skaters who are 25+ going to turn into a “thing?” and the new Diamond Days clip might technically be more #street than the one that was supposed to be their return to the streets, provided we are still treating Fat Kid Spot as a #street spot.

Snack Skateboards (no affiliation obvs) comes through with one of the better “Summer Trip to NYC” web clips to come out this year.

Boil the Ocean makes the case for the frontside noseslide being the most “picture-esque” of slide tricks, via a recent example by Brian Clarke. Though not a slide, we’re partial to the frontside noseslide’s cousin, the backside 180 nosegrind.

Kukunochi Corp. has some scans of a Swedish magazine article about Polar’s 2012 trip to New York. Lots of cool photos, though no English translation.

Sigh: Part Two.

QS Sports Desk Headline of the Week: Iman Thug shaved his flattop off. End of an era. (Does anyone else have a horrible feeling that Dolan is going to force some moronic trade that involves Iman this season?)

[Anonymous] Quote of the Week:
“Yo ____, can I borrow $5?”
“I’m an illegal immigrant with no job. I’m the last person in this car you should be asking for money.”

Thanks to everyone who linked up the Brad Cromer remix. Have a good week.

Start of Summer / Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Montage

May 24th, 2013 | 10:59 am | Footage | 6 Comments

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Not much of a “first weekend of summer,” but oh well…

After temporarily maxing out on ignorance with the Forrest Edwards re-edit, we took an example from the recent direction of Baker Boys music supervision. Filmed from January through maybe one day ago, hence substantial greenery increases between varying Columbus Circle clips. Be back on Tuesday. Have a good weekend.

Features Keith Denley AKA Chief Keith, Andre Page, Luis Tolentino, Ben Nazario, Galen Dekemper, Dave Cado, Matthew Perez, Kadeem Walters, Ryan Chin, Lui Elliot, Ritch Swain, Elijah Cole, Jonathan, Josh Velez, Brendan Carroll, Brian Clarke, Sweet Waste, Connor Champion, Tyler Tufty, and Thando Beschta.

Oh, last but not least: Free Amanda Bynes! She got arrested for throwing a bong out of a 36th story window in midtown. To think all of this could have been avoided if Drake simply complied and murdered her vagina.

Alternate YouTube link (won’t play on mobile.)

Past “Start of Summer” Clips: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2012 | 2:57 am | Footage | 17 Comments

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Merry Christmas everybody. Here’s our annual mostly midtown / Christmas light footage / non-rap clip. Comes complete with two backpack lines and more tricks on three/four stair handrails than ever before. “I done seen everything today!”

In case you guys didn’t know, during annual Christmas music research for this clip, the fact that the Ying Yang Twins have a Christmas album came to light. Needless to say, it’s incredible. At least for the first minute or so. (Here’s another good one.)

Features: Alexander Mosley, Black Dave A.K.A. Black Santa, Tyshawn Jones, TJ’s homie (sorry for not getting your name), Gavin Nolan, Eli Reed, Josh Velez, Ritch Swain, Roctakon, Pad Dowd, Ty Lyons, Tyler Tufty, Dustin Eggeling, Keith Denley, Sweet Waste, Pryce Holmes, Pat Edge, Torey Goodall, Brendan Carroll, Matthew Mooney, Jack Sabback, Kevin Tierney, Brian Clarke, and Andre Page.

Contributing filmers: Joe Bressler, Jeff Ricker, Andre Page, Josh Velez. Thank you.

Alternate YouTube Link. Just an FYI for mobile users: YouTube will *not* play the video on iPhones, etc. because of third party content (i.e. uncleared music.) It should, however, work on Vimeo. YouTube poorly words their disable notice by making it seem like the uploader is preventing it for mobile playback as opposed to the company who owns the music.

This is the eighth one. In case you haven’t been keeping up, here are some relevant links to past Christmas clips: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

She’s Garbage, Bud

September 24th, 2012 | 12:52 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

“I like to keep my skateboarding romantic.” Photo by Rob Harris.

Torey Goodall does a four-trick line with no push in this Slam City Skates “Rat Signal” montage. He also has tricks in a Montreal-based “lost tapes” clip that went up last week. Check out his Quartersnacks / Quiksilver part from earlier this year in case you missed it. Da boy all ova da map. #NPBS

Skateboarders might be lightyears behind rappers in the chain game, but Spencer Fujimoto’s piece of an aerial view of the Love Park fountain is a step in the right direction for skater forays into high-concept jewelry. Where does one commission a diamond-encrusted Paine Webber bench piece?

The Richmond, VA-based Venue Skateboards adds a montage to the 2012 “Summer in New York clip” canon. You didn’t go to New York if you didn’t skate a cellar door. (They did.)

Brian Clarke with an Enid’s diss track at 12th & A, but not really.

Here’s a finalized photo of what Polar Skateboards’ cement gift to New York looks like. Think of it as a huge upgrade from the Graham and Grand bank-to-bank that got blocked off last year. How long it lasts is anyone’s guess.

The Hopps team spent a day in Detroit a while back, and shared some photos from the trip over at Vice. Doesn’t it seem like way more skateboarders are visiting Detroit nowadays?

Well, the employees of a certain Starbucks in the Financial District are certainly going to have a fun time dealing with skateboarders these next couple of weeks.

The Steady Lurking video is now on YouTube in seperate parts.

A Geo Moya cameo would’ve been nice, but you can’t have it all…Luis Tolentino skates around the streets of Flushing, Queens.

Black Dave has added financial advising to his repertoire. Watch him break down the latest developments in Dutch Masters, weave and ashiness commodity markets. There’s also a new interview with him over at the Berrics.

And speaking of the Berrics…Quote of the Week:

Just wait until 56k wins an Oscar.


There are some real psychos hanging by the Tribeca Park / westside waterfront area.

Timberland hoody with the Lucky Charms on the back

March 28th, 2011 | 10:03 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

Brian Clarke – Backside Noseblunt in Battery Park. Photo by Joe Monteleone.

Holmes & Co., Jersey City’s finest skateboard and vintage menswear shop, will be hosting a one-year anniversary event on Friday, April 1st. This will coincide with a screening of A Year of Holmes, a short skate video by video-maker extraordinaire, Justin White. 8PM-10PM. Complimentary beer and Yoo-Hoo will be served. 203 Brunswick Street, between 7th and 8th Streets. Take the Path train to Grove Street, head west on Newark Avenue for about six or seven blocks until you hit Brunswick Street, and make a right. Jersey Dave is reportedly showing up in drag after losing a bet. Flyer here.

This has apparently been the case for a minute, but the Parks Department installed a fence around the back perimeter of the basketball courts at Vernon-Jackson. You can still skate most of the spot, except the ledges from the side path that drop down into the court.

Skateboarding in Philly never “died.” Skateboarding in Center City died (with a few exceptions.) Even though it has made several rounds on the internet this week, this Stop Fakin’ 2 promo is proof of that. There’s still a ton of stuff out there if you have the right people to take you around, or you don’t mind skating over planters.

Solid New Jersey and outlying area clip from Kevin Winters. Skaters love timelapses like Mexicans love Morrissey.

File under “Dude, I like, saw this already” — Joey Pepper: The Video Part That Should Have Been. Features all of the footage from Expedition’s Madness promo, a lot of extras, and a lot of high fives. Skaters love high fives like white people love Wu-Tang.

Vu Skateshop mini-ramp clip, with a lot of Daewon-channeling maneuvers. Noseblunt stall nollie front foot flip out?

If you’re into Jason Dill’s non-skateboarding related endeavors, here’s a preview of his collaboration with the Fuck This Life ‘zine.

You really have to give it up to this old video of Dipset at the Source Awards for its uncompromising artistic pursuit at bodega set design. (This is what the block actually looks like.) The absolute pinnacle of Dipset’s existence. Cam still kills it, but it makes you wish the rest of them stuck to the musical sensibilities that coincide with 5XL sweatpants.

Quote of the Week:I think it’s okay to make fun of the brown pants skaters…you have to bust their balls a little bit.” — Roctakon

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