#TeamSweatpants

August 12th, 2013 | 12:20 pm | Daily News | 8 Comments

Germany doing cool things with skateboarding is becoming a common theme on QS.

The FTC Book blog has been posting snippets / mini-interviews with various people in the lead up to the book’s release this fall. Huf on his song in Penal Code 100A, Aaron Meza on filming for Finally…

A clip of the Palace and Polar jam in Leeds this past weekend, featuring Danny Brady, Pontus Alv, Benny Fairfax, and…Shawn Powers.

An interview with Manolo, the guy who painstakingly re-dubs sounds and researches the depths of skate video history for all those “Best of” tribute mixtape clips.

Iron Claw Skates with a disco-tuned Daniel Stone in New York mini-part and a trip to Baltimore. The fact that people are editing 4:3 iPhone fisheye footage alongside VX1 clips furthers the equivalency theory. Also, VX1000s are just stupid.

In anticipation of his first work of erotic skate fiction, Roctakon started a Tumblr for his musings. RT if you want to read so the publishers know…

Elijah Cole’s standalone part in Cathode, in which he does a 10/10 hardflip on flat.

Some historic reading for your afternoon: The story of Nimbus skates, the New York company that existed between Shut and Zoo York, and Zoo co-founder, Eli Gesner on skateboarding in New York in the eighties and nineties for Dazed Digital’s 1993 series. (Though this is the far better Gesner-written article on the same subject.)

This was uploaded in 2010, but has been re-making the rounds on Tumblr for the past week: Skateboarding in Brooklyn, circa 1989.

The second teaser for Colin Read’s video, Tengu, which will be premiering later this month.

Spot Updates: 1) The final remodeled version of Bubble Banks = Two two-up-two-down manual pads, and some wooden benches that are going to get knobbed, but that you could still ollie over. 2) One of the few spots in lower Manhattan that you had a chance of not getting kicked out of is, in the best case scenario, not going to be skateable for a long time.

Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “How are you doing?”
Torey Goodall: “Good. Pretty bad.”

Weird, 2:16 P.M. is also the best time to show up at the T.F.

Proper Pissed Links

August 6th, 2013 | 12:19 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Monday links on an unseasonably cool Tuesday. After happily spending two weeks away from a computer, some of this might be “old” by today’s internet standards. Bear with us as we get up to date.

Back from Europe. Congratulations to Torey and Ellie. We didn’t skate much out there, but this happened, which is better than any skateboard trick.

All outstanding webstore orders will be shipped in the next 24 hours. Shipping is back to normal. Buy some stuff, so the QS travel budget could begin to recoup.

Apparently, in our absence, a body got found in Tompkins, a new TF box got built, and some bar that people seemed to really like closed.

A large part of the reason we are contractually obligated to report Corey Rubin sightings is because he’s the only person we know who could murder a bowl in a QS shirt, thus fulfilling the website’s transition skating quota.

Frozen in Carbonite on the underrated Green Apple videos and “the Canadian Gino.”

Here’s Cathode in its entirety. Parts from Elijah Cole, Mike Powley, Bill Pierce and others. (Also, any info on when Solo Jazz goes online / for sale? Missed the premiere due to a wedding where the bride came out to Future “Turn on the Lights.”)

12th & A resurrected in bare bones form, the first pair of jeans that are possibly more bleached than Kalis and Wenning’s in The DC Video, and an insane boardslide down the Sunset Park 5-flat-9 rail (in the rain) in this Mango Milic and friends “Summer Trip to New York” clip.

One day, there will probably be a 5,000-word post on what “the new VX1000” really is, but an iPhone with a 4:3 fisheye seems to be the leading candidate, minus the bi-monthly $500 repairs, obvs.

Some unearthed footage of Andre Page skating New Jersey in the nineties.

Red Bull Music Academy has a cool article about the making of Zoo York’s Mixtape. Though it’s a lot of standard “the nineties were the golden era” fare, there are some good interviews and tidbits in there.

Joe Cups found these skate photos from the eighties in the trash at RISD in 1997. One man’s trash is another man’s blog post.

Not sure how old this is, but Galen pointed out a cool skate theory article about spatial appropriation ‘n stuff 4 da nerdz who are into that sort of thing.

Contrary to a hasty, Instagram-sourced initial report, the BQE spot is not completely done. Here’s an updated video report.

Quote of the Week: “The weed fucked up his generics.” — Shawn Powers on Slicky Boy


P.S. WhitePeopleNamedRickRoss.tumblr.com

Solo Jazz & Cathode Premiere Info

July 30th, 2013 | 6:00 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Two new videos are premiering this week, one of which is by a Top 5 living filmmaker. The other narrowly escaped Outdated status in terms of “Yo, next month”-proclamations. Won’t be able to make either of them due to the fact that they are currently an ocean away, but everyone is advised to attend. The Cathode premiere is 21+, Bronze is all ages. Kudos to all parties involved for going the length in organizing Manhattan-based premieres. Get Peter’s autograph if you see him.

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Lost Chips on Lakers, Gassed Off Dwight

July 8th, 2013 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Monday links for another hot — but not as hot — week.

Billy Rohan tests out the usability of Citibikes on New York’s most popular skate spots. Too bad no one rolled into the actual Courthouse Drop on one…

The only review of the new Jay-Z album you need to hear.

With some 58,000+ signatures and proper organization, skateboarders have, at the very least, delayed the reconstruction of the legendary South Bank spot in London. The group behind the the preservation has applied to grant the space “village green” status, which protects historic places for sports and pasttimes. Meanwhile, the Small Banks are a rotting carcass of bricks, dust and heroin needles.

Luis Tolentino confirms that his pop comes from eating bricks, and skates around New York’s biggest borough with Rodney Torres and the legendary Rob Campbell.

With Outdated behind us, Elijah Cole insisting that the Cathode video is coming out “next month” is the new Kevin Tierney insisting that J.P’s video is coming out “next month.” Anyway, new here’s a new promo for Cathode.

UXA has an upcoming video with Eli Reed, which co-stars Fat Johnny, the author of arguably the greatest “Quote of the Week” in QS history. Check the teaser here.

Gavin Nolan with a minute-long line in the new Jenkins Log clip.

Chrome Ball has been going out with a bang by posting a new interview each day. Marc Johnson’s is likely the best of the bunch, and confirms some of the speculation that went around why certain people weren’t as prevalent in Pretty Sweet as we had hoped. Good to hear his “lost” Tilt Mode goof-around part from the Bag of Suck-era has been found, considering the somewhat goofy Man Down part is his best.

A Mike Heikkila cruiser part filmed weeks after breaking both arms.

Stephen McClintock put together an artsy Super 8 video for DQM featuring a bunch of familiar faces. NY-based skate shops love Super 8.

I woke up in a new Bugatti.

Galen Dekemper offers some thoughts on the life and demise of 12th & A.

Reda and Zered hit up the Feast of St. Anthony.

Quote of the Week: “I feel like people who drive Smart Cars do, like, smart-ass shit.” — E.J. upon seeing a Smart Car weave between two construction cones

Last but not least: Nobody makes a tampon commercial quite like the Russians.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business

December 10th, 2012 | 9:02 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

Anthony Pappalardo — 5050 in the rain. Stolen from the Skateboarder Daily Film Blog.

The new DGK video, Parental Advisory, will be premiering this Thursday, December 13, at Sunshine Cinemas on Houston and Forsyth (same place as the Pretty Sweet premiere.) Click here for the flyer and more info. There will be a 7 P.M. and a 9 P.M. showing. Be sure to RSVP via the address in the flyer.

This line is in the extras when you buy the Pretty Sweet DVD. Noseslides!

Sex.com takes a break from pornography and weighs in on the controversial 2012 Thrasher Skater of the Year selection. Funny how people are in such an uproar over something that obviously favors those involved with Thrasher-created content.

Long Island’s most beloved child star, Billy Lynch, has been blessed with a tribute remix to the sounds of Shyne’s first album. All of the footage is 2006-ish.

While on the topic of the Island, here is Steve Plati’s part from Island Music, a new video filmed entirely in Long Island.

Some outtake footage from the crew behind Outddated and Twomanji, and some outtake footage from the crew behind the Space Heater video.

A bunch of promos for upcoming videos went online recently, so let’s group them together. “Schleyer Video” features Tyshawn Jones, James “King of the Grate” Reres and others. Battylife is a video by Sam Fickinger that will be premiering at the end of the month. Cathode is a video featuring Elijah Cole, Bill Pierce and others.

Chanel griptape is real. Very real.

Spot Updates: 1) The FedEx stairs are under scaffolding…again. 2) Aficionados of bad spots might enjoy these recently liberated bank things across from the pedestrian entrance on the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge.

There’s some shit video of Jason Lee cruising around New York on one of those vinyl cruisers online now. This is one of the comments on it: “Lol for some reason, the soles of my feet hurt everytime I get off a cruiser, possibly due to them being constantly arched to stay on the board?” …wow. Anyway, go watch A Visual Sound.

Rihanna: Forever our favorite garbage Tumblr girl in the body of a pop star. It ain’t nobody’s business! #SUPREMEbitch

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: How have MSG commentators not began calling J.R. Smith and Steve Novak “Money Train” yet? Anyway, J.R’s game winner against the Bobcats was chill.

Quote of the Week: “What are all these white people doing here? This ain’t the line for the Blink 182 concert.” — Overheard at the 2 Chainz show on Saturday


The YouTube re-design sucks. Have a good week.