SremmLife

March 10th, 2015 | 5:30 am | Daily News | 17 Comments

bk landmark diner

Landmark. Photo by Brian Kelley.

In honor of Paris Fashion Week, our interns GIF-itized most of Flo Marfaing’s tricks down the hubba ledge at Le Dome / Palais de Tokyo — which, as you are well aware, is the site of many prominent #PFW shows. Been waiting for that ledge to have a bit of a resurgence a la how Clipper has come back into fashion these past ~two years. Watch some trend-setting skater switch back 5050 it (assuming it’s too high to no comply into?) in an artsy photo and the floodgates will open.

Luis is the best.

The future is NOW — #jkjhnsn is now @jkjhnsn.

Lenny Kirk was / is a psycho.

The bro Adam Zhu got a chill one-minute part at the 3:30 mark of this video.

Frozen in Carbonite examines Gold Goons through the lens of the latest Drake album, while Boil the Ocean uses it as a springboard to contemplate the 5-0 grind’s place in the modern skate trick canon.

This guy is a bit of a cult hero around here: Andy Bautista’s circa 1998-99 Thrasher Firing Squad outtakes via Jim Hodgson. The original part can be found here. There are a lot of really good nollie back heels in it.

Check Ciber Wave, the new vid from the crew at Humidity Skateshop in New Orleans.

Cutty shared part between Tom Penny and Javier Sarmiento can be found at the 13:20 mark of this Spanish video. It’s dimly lit and 90% in skateparks, but you know… Javi.

Skate Jawn has a clip of the Paych dudes’ trip to Puerto Rico and Colin Sussingham is selling a 48-page zine of photographs from the same excursion.

J.P. Blair uploaded a throwaway reel of some guys who skate in New York.

Someone who’s really good at bump-to-bars once observed that “after you do two or three, they all start to look the same.” Adidas isn’t into that line of thinking.

An interview with Dan Wolfe about the low-key classic I-Path promo.

Ollie up, early grab gap to 5050 on those two ledges under the High Line is intense.

Ever wonder what happened to Scott Kane? Here you go.

The ~30th attempt at a skateboard fashion blog: Kit Report.

Rich Homie Quan seems like a really nice guy.”

Rest in Peace Sam Simon. No piece of pop culture has made me laugh throughout my time on this earth like The Simpsons has. Thank you.

QS Sports Desk: Maintaining our position that Russell Westbrook is the greatest basketball player to ever live is really tough with Steph Curry doing things like this. Also, if you think James Harden should be MVP, please leave a comment so we have a record of your IP address and can ban you from visiting this website.

Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “Sometimes I see people wearing bootcut jeans with actual boots, and I think ‘Oh wow, that doesn’t look that bad.'”
Will R.S: “Bruv, you’re a fucking dimwit.”

It’s over:

spring

P.S. If you’re going to be one of those assholes complaining in June about how 85 degrees is “too hot,” you can live comfortable knowing you’re worse than the “James Harden for MVP” guys ;)

Brooklyn is Turning Into the Last 3 Days of Burning Man

February 18th, 2013 | 2:17 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

baton rouge bank

Via Chrome Ball’s Ray Barbee post from last Friday.

After earning the “Best Instagram Post by a Pro Skater” award for 2012, Mike Carroll is already the frontrunner for this year’s honors, too.

Off the Braxx is an upcoming project by the same crew behind 2010’s Film Me and Goin’ Ham videos. They uploaded a seven-minute throwaway reel featuring Stephan Martinez, Nate Rojas, Jamel Marshall and a few others. (Sidebar 1: Isn’t in counterintuitive to kick someone on a skateboard in midair, and then cite litigious reasons for why they cannot skate there? Sidebar 2: Is 8Ball and MJG’s debut album making the 2013 #trendwatch…twenty years after its release?)

Skateboarding is ridiculous.

The friends section from the NJ-based In Crust We Trust video is now online. Filmed in the cuttiest corners of Jersey and features a Lenox the Menace cameo.

While on the topic of cutty spots, Skate Jawn has a new Dylan James part.

Brian Kelley went to everybody’s favorite late-night dirty Chinese food restaurant and shot a cool lookbook for Huf with some familiar faces.

Despite several requests, is there really a point in re-editing raw Mark Suciu footage? Given his status as (what looks like) the most productive skater working today, it is realistic that he would have a new part out before any re-edits were completed.

Yet another case for the front of Union Square’s continued return to relevance!

Barmuda Triangle News: Minor Barmuda Triangle pinpoint / “The Fish is too crowded and I want to drink because I’m sad”-destination, Motor City, will be closing up this spring. Also, there are rumblings of everybody’s childhood favorite Ludlow establishment facing a similar fate in the near future.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Kyrie Irving’s crossover on Brandon Knight in the rookie sophomore game. Between Kyrie (from West Orange) and Kenneth Faried (from Newark), New Jersey’s future in the NBA looks bright.

Quote of the Week: “Kendrick Lamar reminds me of a rapper from late era 411.” — Jack Sabback

Don’t you guys miss when Brooklyn was like the first three days of Burning Man?

Check the Stats, Check the Racks

April 20th, 2012 | 12:56 pm | Video & Remixes | 7 Comments

Photo by Emilio Cuilan

Normally, at this time of year, all we would have to show for the past three-and-a-half months is a few trips to Below the Bridge, one trip to Drop-In, several nights of pretending to skate at House of Vans, an elaborate Geo Moya blooper reel, and a clinched playoff spot at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Given 2012’s generosity in climate (the party ends for a bit tomorrow, by the way), we actually had a few nights in midtown, several trips to Flushing (one resulting in an E.J. anxiety attack due to being too far from the T.F.), mad footage of the Tompkins cones, and a wasted bottle of champagne. The bottom-half playoff seeding is still the same.

Contributing filmers: Andre Page & Richard Quintero.

Features: Josh Velez, Ritch Swain, Tyler Tufty, Sweet Waste, Andre Page, Billy McFeely, Pad Dowd, Vladimir Kirilenko, Emilio Cuilan, Negative, Brandon Bramhall, Ty Lyons, Brian Kelley, Rodney Sterling, Rob Gonyon, Jack Sabback, Roctakon, Galen DeKemper, Haffa, Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith.

Mooney was locked up while this clip was being filmed, hence his lack of footage.

Alternate YouTube Link

if you need something to do tonight — Black Donald Trump live / Palace crew DJing / The Wavy Baby asking you to buy him a drink @ Santos. More info here.

File Under: Spots Sketchier Than Footage/Photos Indicate

December 27th, 2011 | 12:51 pm | Quarter-Diary | 1 Comment

Danny Falla at Columbia University.

Photo by Brian Kelley.

Filed Under: Quarter-Diary | Tags: ,

Why keep it 100, when you can keep it 103?

December 27th, 2011 | 8:40 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

Kevin Tierney – “I Live In a TV” – Photo by Brian Kelley – Click Image To Enlarge

We finally made it onto Instagram. Follow @ Quartersnacks. It’s late because somebody registered “quartersnacks” before we had the chance to, and we decided to avoid it altogether out of stubbornness. Turns out that dude is a total bro, and was down to give up the username. Thanks to the homie Aidan for being a good sport about it. Never knew how many people were actually on Instacraze either, it’s wild. (Funny how everyone has the same cell phone now.)

Green Diamond 2011 leftovers video. Features Nick Boserio killing it, Malfa utilizing the newly-reinvogorated slappy crook, and Brian Anderson footage.

Frozen in Carbonite on parallels between Oscar Wilde and the new Sk8Mafia video. “I think Oscar Wilde might possibly have skated, but not extensively. He would have morphed into the kid who sits at the spot, getting up occasionally to try a few soft-footed nollie b/s bigspins, commenting on everyone’s style ‘n shit.”

There’s a nice feature with Steven Lora (“Lil’ Steven”) on Slap right now. A lot of people linked the video for it, but neglected to mention it was a full-on article. Good to see the young kids who rip at 12th Street every day getting some coverage. The catch frame on the back lip flip-out sequence is solid.

Billy McFeely is a sick actor.

In all honesty, the Skavenger BMX video is better than most of the skate videos to come out this year. If you make skate videos, you could learn a thing or ten from these dudes.

If you didn’t get a new du-rag in your stocking this Christmas, at least you can watch the latest “Krispy Du-Rag” clip with your dusty one on. Switch front 5050s up hubbas, Rob Gonyon skating to Future, etc.

Josh Stewart’s site has Poisonous Products DVDs for sale. $10, and you don’t need to wait for it to arrive from Canada.

Who would have thought that three years after it was in the background of Handycam Snacks, and two years after someone thought it would be a good idea to edit ledge dancing to it, that MGMT “Electric Feel” Hippest-Song-of-2008 title-holder would suddenly become awesome thanks to French and Waka? And let’s agree that “I love when my girls gay(e), you can call me Marvin” is the best-worst rap line of 2011.

Quote of the Week Year:


…and if you haven’t downloaded Black Dave’s Black Santa mixtape yet, you’re blowing it.