Ain’t Enough Light in the Daytime…

December 29th, 2014 | 2:34 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Happy birthday Pimp Chad. Griptape art via ???

Skater Starterpacks are good for a chuckle.

Bill Cunningham could not be reached for comment as to whether or not Lockwood is the latest beacon of weekend street style, despite numerous requests.

Boil the Ocean is up to #4 on its annual top 10 parts of the year countdown.

Iron Claw Skates made a limited-edition (__ of 86) Darryl Strawberry cruiser board. It is an extension of Lou’s Card Boards series for all the nostalgic Mets fans. Here’s a quick cruiser clip of it, just a few steps away from the site of the 1986 World Series. Notable Phil Rodriguez sightings included.

181 Blocks From…” is the latest edit from the Washington Heights-based Mira Conyo crew. Also, check out their Tall Boys podcast for an alternative to the otherwise #caucasian skateboard-podcast landscape ;)

VX is dead volume 6 via Johnny Wilson & stone molly whiter than my socks.

Well-formed Trahanian kickflips and other maneuvers of interest in the latest GX1000 New York edit that you’ve probably already seen.

There’s still hope! Learning switch 360 flips at age 45.

Ryan Gallant commentates on his Wonderful Horrible Life part.

This lil’ Mike Carroll section doesn’t get brought up nearly enough during routine bouts of fawning over Carroll footage. It’s tight. Skating begins @ 2:00. Great #hypersexual music supervision that you wish you thought to use for your silly bro-cam clip.

Death video throwaways, volume #45,670. Televisions are still trending.

The 2014 All City Showdown video premieres tonight at Sunshine. 9 P.M. Flyer here.

R.I.P. to the bodega next to Lit. Bought many a 4 A.M. bottle of water there, a long, long time ago. It probably all started to go downhill after Gigliotti moved from fifty feet away. Shout out 237 E. 5th Street.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Reason #876,967 for why you shouldn’t be emotionally invested in the New York Knicks. Dan Favale’s article, “The Self-Made Plight of Carmelo Anthony,” should throw a bit of that into perspective as well. Melo’s just trying to build his #personabrand y’all, just like you and your Tumblr friends.

Quote of the Week: “I think people are confused by the high amount of updates on the website lately.” — Pad. That’s why Monday Links it getting posted eight hours later than usual. Had to put the suspense back in Quartersnacks updates ;)

Off to lunch! Later.

How About Now

October 20th, 2014 | 5:21 am | Daily News | 9 Comments

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Lil’ Lui, big ollie. Photo by Brian Kelley. Remember when you could actually skate that spot? :(

What?

Okay?

Sure? (Speaking as objectively as possible, is Daewon the most *talented* skateboarder ever in terms of impossibilities made realities on a skateboard? And why does he look like a club promoter in all his new footage?)

The Deaf Lens has a new interview with Rick Howard about 20 years of Girl/Choc.

Omg noooooooo. R.I.P. the Sony DCR-VX1000 1996-2014. Paych DVDs soon.

Some useless #listicles to click through: 1) 18 Skateable Sculptures in the United States. “We, like, see the world differently dude.” 2) The Ten Longest 5050s. 3) The “Best” (Only?) Skateboarder Cameos in Movies. Wasn’t Koston in Her?

The Skartorialist is back after a long hiatus.

Dipset-tinged music supervision is also apparently back, after a few years of falling out of fashion. Now, who’s gonna skate to “Catfish?”

Muckmouth constructed a a useful graph of skateboarding’s collective coming-to-terms with Ryan Sheckler. Fam turned up on them jump ramps though…

Newport, the Banks & Javitz Center, circa ~1999ish?

Some Death Video “lost tapes” footage. These kids are sick because they still skate midtown. Respect for putting up with the frustration. Many have given up on it :(

The new Transworld video, Outliers, will be premiering at Sunshine Cinemas (Houston and Forsyth) tomorrow (October 21.) There will be three showings: 7, 8:15 & 9 P.M. Haven’t been this excited for a TWS video in a very, very long time, but it’s mostly due to Zered and Cromer. You can grab tickets at most skate shops. More info here.

A restaurant adjacent to some recently concreted cobblestones pours kitchen grease all over the banks now. You’re going to get hurt if you try skating them.

Always wondered how Times Square peep shows are still open in 2014…

Stop going to college.

“I’m so happy Future broke up with Ciara so he could make music like this again.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Kobe might kill someone this season.

Quote of the Week: “Yo, I heard a plate at Mr. Chow is like $600. That shit better feed me for the rest of my life.” — Matt Perez

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November 5th > December 2nd.

Links Going Up On a Monday

August 4th, 2014 | 10:59 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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#confused :(

Berrics, but Reynolds. Plus they compiled every frontside flip he has done in a video.

Migos + Curbs = Sold. Video of the year.

Politic Skateboards welcomes renown crust aficionado, Eric “Derm” Dermond, to the team with a cool new part, which includes a team montage at the start.

A little over a year ago, Young Scooter and Gunplay inspired American skate teams to begin venturing to Colombia. Is Bolivia the next frontier?

In 100% agreement that the greatest non-S.J. in Modus trick ever done was both 1) in the rain and 2) never actually landed. Matt Schlager belongs on the Dime Ballers shirt.

Six years after it flew under the radar as 2008’s S.O.T.S. sleeper hit (“A Milli” and “Whatever You Like” won in a landslide), these guys made an iPhone edit to “Let the Beat Build.” Still one of the best summer songs in recent memory. Also, did those slabs of metal on Hester take Seaport 5.0’s slot for 2014’s “Spot of the Summer?”

The Washington Heights park has lights now!

Alex Olson likes backside lipsliding down Black Hubba.

Some desaturated Dutch skateboarding.

Can’t tell if the “Death Video” is actually a video in the making, or just a confusingly titled series of B-roll clips, but volume nine is now live. The pad-to-pad ollie at Manhattan and Scholes is awesome.

Live Skateboard Media has a new interview with Eli Reed.

“Only That Real,” except the Easy Mo Bee version. Sort of. It’s cool.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Damien Lillard’s almost full court buzzer beater. And if you post that Paul George injury on Vine or Instagram, you’re an asshole. Get well soon PG. The ECF winner is pretty easy to call now, huh?

Quote of the Week: “My favorite skater is Louie Lopez and my second favorite skater is Louie Lopez when he gets older.” — Guy Riza

P.S. Once you go to this spot, you’ll never complain about skating in New York again.

Drunk in Links

February 10th, 2014 | 5:23 am | Daily News | 13 Comments

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Uncle Edson.

Wondering what the sequel to the RiRi cruiser is going to be? An Oscar winner!

Dime runs down the five greatest tricks that never happened. Still amazed that a human dumb enough to try a thirteen-flat-whatever in the rain exists (unless he was on PCP or something, then that would explain everything.)

Expedition One has a sick Zered mini clip on their Instagram. Apparently, he’s having a part in the next Transworld video too.

You know mother nature has a sense of humor when there’s not much snow on the ground and warm enough to go street skating in Alaska right now.

Making customers do kickflips to purchase Tiffany Dunks seems a bit extra (they skate good though…), but did any of those shops put together a compilation of botched attempts? There has to be some comedy in there. BTW, Ian Reid still holds the title for most controversial video in the sneaker collector community.

Standalone standouts from The Brodies: Leo Gutman and Aaron Herrington.

ICYMI: New NJ Scum montage. Wow wow wow fakie hardflip.

Best part in Rich Mahogany title-holder, Luke Malaney’s part in Nevermind.

This really pushes the idea of a “skate house” to a new level. “Skate colony” maybe?

Tony Miorana x Tony Montana re-edit via the homie Canadian Connor.

Round 548974979 of Death Video throwaway footage. Is that wooden spot in Long Island City completely knobbed yet? Or just the two block ledges?

New bro cam video out of New Jersey by Connor Peterson.

So this is what happens in the Ivy League?

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Clippers-Sixers turned into an And1 mixtape. The Sixers might suck right now, but how sad is it that between Michael Carter-Williams, draft picks and cap space, they have a much brighter next couple of seasons than the Knicks do? Also, God bless Inside the NBA.

Quote of the Week
Store Runner: “You want anything from the store?”
Kadeem: “Yeah, can you get me an O.J?”
Store Runner: “Sure, what brand?”
Kadeem: “You know, orange juice.”

Lil’ Boosie gets out on Thursday. Obviously he has kids and stuff, but is it unreasonable to expect a Writing on the Wall-esque fresh-out-of-jail opus from him?

Drake is in Retrograde

November 11th, 2013 | 1:22 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Photo via Brian Kelley on Instagram

Frozen in Carbonite puts young Americans’ declining interest in automobiles into consideration while making the case for the Honda Civic being the archetypical skate car. “The mountains of cash that pros collected during the late 90s shoe/board sale boom sounded the death knell for the Civic, as dudes could now afford luxury automobiles. The Muskalade in Feedback was the tipping point here, followed by Kalis’ infamous BMW. This trend culminated in Jereme Rogers’ Aston Martin, the repossession of which symbolized the current industry contraction.” R.I.P. Skate cars.

You guys can all stop posting Instagram videos now, because there will never be anything this good on the skateboard-themed corner of the the ‘Gram ever again. O.T.T. posts way more on Vine anyway. R.I.P. Instagram Video.

Zombie movie-themed New York skateboarding from the mid-90s. R.I.P. BAM.

Here are volumes 200 and 201 of the Beef Patty crew’s video blog series, here’s volume eight of throwaways from the Death Video crew, and here is volume six of Billy Rohan’s “Illumignarly” craze cam series.

Waters and Army found a new teamrider from E-Block, who does one of the more impressive J. Kwon lines ever (that’s saying a lot…), and then stops by New York for a few more impressive maneuvers.

“Dweeb,” the new mini video from the time travelers that brought you “Twomanji,” lets us know that Billy McFeely’s Solo Jazz part was actually filmed in 1994, and later re-filmed in 2013.

As the season for “Summer Trip to New York” clips begins to wind down, some Australians come through with a clip of their northeast corridor-spanning vacation, which contains a few good nollie back heels and frontside flips.

Does this have anything to do with the fact that skateboarders typically don’t learn how to skateboard in the middle of a major city street?

There’s something reassuring in knowing that George Clooney uses the word “dude.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This happening in Miami and not at an away game made it so much sweeter.

Quote of the Week: “You’re the first person to ever walk out of this building holding a book.” — Pookie to T-Bird regarding 21 Spring Street. Also, FYI 4 da ladies.

Enter the 36 Chambers turned twenty this past weekend. Now would be a good time to stop making Wu-Tang “parody” logos and editing skate clips to songs off it.