100% of the Popular Vote: Dennis Busenitz

November 6th, 2012 | 8:00 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

Returning to a theory from a month-old post, renown dog-lover Dennis Busenitz is the leading candidate for unanimous approval from the otherwise polarized skateboard electorate. As the previous generation of skateboarders with a 100% favorable public opinion rating like Mike Carroll and Gino Iannucci enter their twilight years, Busenitz’s name is becoming the first one summoned when diminishing the accomplishments of sometimes inferior, but often younger skateboarders. For example, “I’d rather watch Busenitz skate a curb than this kid do flip-in-flip-out tricks.”

Busenitz already has a trademark top YouTube fan comment, which typically expresses sympathies for his filmer having to keep up with his speed. Only time will tell if he reaches the level of “I’d rather watch Busenitz go grocery shopping than ____,” something currently reserved only for Gino. This new Brick Harbor clip shows him approaching that direction as he pays homage to skateboarding’s most beloved grocery shopper by doing his nollie cab switch back tail Mouse maneuver some 400 miles north of USC.

Be sure to get out and vote today, especially all of you in swing states. “Don’t boo, vote.” We recommend silencing the music and cueing up the Snowman’s 2008 election-predicting anthem, conveniently embedded below.

Three Minutes of PJ Ladd Skating in New York

September 5th, 2012 | 9:45 am | Daily News | 13 Comments

P.J. Ladd has been living in New York for the past several months, and managed to put together a three-minute cruiser part for Brick Harbor in that time. Keep in mind that it’s a “cruiser” part featuring lines with switch tailslide 270 heelflips out, so it might’ve singlehandedly skewed expectations surrounding the word “cruise” in skate clips. It also contains probably the best tricks done at Seaport this side of the line from that Danny Brady clip released earlier in the year. So, people Europeans intent on filming better tricks there will now have to unknob it (~30% of it is still free!) first. (P.S. Quartersnacks is instating a “Free Beer For Every Knob Removed From Seaport” program. Please Instagram us evidence to redeem your beers.)

Let this clip be a lesson to all the kids that spent the past summer stuck in a skatepark — you’re supposed to leave at some point and do the tricks you learned at the park on an actual spot. We imagine that it was edited to raise awareness of this largely forgotten principle.

It’s funny how a mailorder site figured out how to put together pretty solid web content, yet there are still plenty of hard goods companies that completely suck at it.

Previously: P.J. Ladd Boston Cruiser Clip

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Based on a 25-Cent Story

August 13th, 2012 | 8:49 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

Four-word Review of Based on a T.R.U. Story: Pluto is way better.

While on the topic of 2 Chainz, there is another round of Death Video throwaways edited to his insistence of starting a riot.

The next thing you should watch today is Manolo’s “Best of” Jovontae Turner mixtape. It puts particular emphasis on the proper form of a 360 flip, and is edited to a RBL Posse song closely associated with one of the more infamous PWBC episodes.

Even when Alien Workshop riders are presented outside the context of an Alien Workshop clip, they are contractually obligated to have their skating surrounded by video “art.” A minute of new Jake Johnson footage for Brick Harbor, plus mandatory shots of lightbulbs, smoke, sparklers, etc. (Our editing department is currently re-editing all of Jake’s recent footage to 50 Cent as a sequel to this.)

The Chrome Ball Incident has a sick Zered Bassett post up.

There is an upcoming skate video named after the (better) Chief Keef song that doesn’t have an annoying Kanye remix. 3Hunna is a video by the Endless Grind crew out of North Carolina. Features a new Connor Champion part.

We missed this month-old early entry to the “Summer Trip to New York” clip cycle. The residents surrounding a certain park on 8th Avenue sure do have a lot of “real” issues to worry about. Apparently, you deserve to go to prison for skateboarding.

Some kids from Jersey threw together a pretty cool 19-minute mini video filmed in New York and outlying areas. Shout out to everyone who takes a NJ Transit train to skate Manhattan every day. NJ Transit suucckks.

Black Dave is opening up for Juicy J at an event in Brooklyn this Thursday.

2012 is weird, man. Dylan Rieder, ASAP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz and other people in the September issue of Vogue. Looks like Rieder settled for Alexander Wang as a fashion sponsor instead of joining Alex Olson on Chanel.

Is poetry the new VHS?

Well, now we know the answer to last November’s question about whether or not dollar burgers could steal some marketshare from New York’s dollar slice industry. A resounding “NO.” Hopefully, no one went in there to try it out.

Quote of the Week: “Slappying curbs is like talking to girls, you just have to press up on them a bit.” — Andre Page


Got a cruiser re-stock in. Tees this week. Both available online (in store?) soon.

You chose to download Doodle Jump instead of the new QS clip? That’s messed up.

May 21st, 2012 | 9:12 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

New York is the capital of wearing dumb tweed shit and trendy denim jackets while standing on a cobblestone street in hopes of ending up on a fashion blog. So, we all knew this was inevitable: A skate-themed Sartorialist spinoff blog called The Skartorialist. It goes without saying that Phat Stylez is way tighter.

Joe Cups, the man behind the Lurkers series, re-uploaded his mini-video She’s Lost Control / Ghost Dance to Vimeo. It’s a bit artsy, but there are a bunch of olden day Tompkins artifacts in it.

Hey, remember when Maxi Pads used skateboarding in an ad?

The crew from Familia Skate Shop in Minneapolis (who brought you Flow Trash) is dropping another video entitled Debris. Teaser here.

New spring clip from the After Midnight crew. Any line with a flip-in trick at those East River benches on 37th Street is impressive. Those have at least 10 things wrong with them. Features QS favorites, Akira Mowatt, Geo Moya, and Rob Campbell.

Some of you guys really need to stop smoking marijuana and reading the forewords to art theory books. Spotted here.

Spot Updates: 1) You can skate Penn Plaza again. They removed all the junk from in front of the manual pad. 2) Although it’s a minor spot, the three-stair then flat off Sutton had its runway blocked off with an outdoor seating area for the adjacent restaurant. It’s on the way to that downhill ledge against a fence, which also sucks. Spots that suck are mad popular right now.

INCREDIBLE YOUTUBE FIND: First off, thank you Skate.ly, for being the best skateboarding website on the internet. They uploaded an old War Effort commercial that features Andre Page doing a 180 up, switch frontside flip down over the Pulaski Park ledge over three gap, and a ramp-to-ramp 360 flip at the old Casino Skatepark.

New QS re-edit coming soon. Pretty good chance that it’s an Osiris Storm re-edit with 3x more paintball footage. (Not really.)

Fred Gall sits down with the crew at Brick Harbor and explains why he’s going sober. Seeing a transvestite beat up three dudes in Brooklyn central bookings is enough to sober anyone up. Freddy is also now on Twitter. Follow @DirtsWin. On that note…

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Shout out to Kevin Durant for officially ending the “Kobe era” of the NBA on Saturday night. All he needs to do now is keep the Spurs out of the Finals, so they’re actually fun to watch.