Run, Skate, Chill, Run, Skate, Chill

June 4th, 2014 | 9:12 am | Video Re-Edits | 6 Comments

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“I think it’s kinda fun when the cops come.”

For two dudes who probably don’t get a chance to skate with each other like they used to, Kalis and Stevie remain inseparable in mind. While filming Parental Advisory, Kalis was probably at J. Kwon or in Chicago while Stevie was in Barcelona or Shenzhen, but seeing one on a skateboard is still synonymous with the other. It might be due to a childhood spent burning a hole through their respective sections in The Sixth Sense, The Reason, and Anthology after 1,000 viewings. Try finding someone that doesn’t know the “big ledges, little ledges” bit by heart. It’s the highlight from dozens of cheesy Transworld voiceovers — well, that and “Some handrails? Oh shit.

Though they don’t skate a single spot together here, we mashed them together with some inspiration drawn from the aforementioned classic videos. No telling when either of them is going to have another section out, but a small, shared part in whatever the next DGK project is would be nice ;)

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Slow News Week & Noted Redundancies

January 10th, 2014 | 1:42 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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The most Photosynthesis-esque b/s nosegrind since Photosynthesis, give or take a few pant sizes.

Unlike, say 2012 for example, the skateboard internet has been having a slow start to the year. Maybe Dennis Rodman should consider inviting Forrest Edwards on his next excursion to North Korea so we have something to talk about? ANYWAY: whereas Tennyson’s Kenny Anderson edit gave us something that didn’t exist (a full Pretty Sweet part), the Manolo’s Tapes DGK edit improved on a past version of something which was pretty good to begin with…

Prior to Monday, you’d have a tough time convincing someone that Tyga had any reason to ever be used in a skate video. (The only exception would have been if someone skated to “Rack City” in 2011, but since when are skaters timely with current rap music supervision decisions?) Based on past output, the idea of a Manolo Parental Advisory remix sounded like it would be a boom bap-ified DGK variant. Instead, the dude used a lot of current rap, resulting in a better Keelan Dadd part, and a way better Wade “Last Remaining 2nd Generation Hip-Hop White Guy” Desarmo part to a Tyga song that somehow works with his technical, “having to pick your oversized pants up every couple of pushes” cruiser vibe.

You can pick and choose which versions of each you like better between the original and the remix. Kalis and Stevie’s sections are interchangeable. He did remedy the aspect ratio issues from the original DVD though, if that sort of thing matters to you.

Oh, and can we please stop giving Rodrigo TX the “he’s a Brazilian” card? If some dude in SoCal dropped that Parental Advisory part, people would be losing their minds. Hard to think of a skater who’s as unforgivably forgotten about in any “Best dude out” discussion of the past, what? Ten years?

Hella Clips disabled embedding and the video is too new to rip a standalone version of the Wade part, so you can watch it on Vimeo. Part in question is at 33:10 and Rodrigo’s is right after. Someone already ripped a standalone version:

Mondayyyyy Links (Feat. Future)

January 28th, 2013 | 7:50 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Stance Socks’ newest teamrider.

We will temporarily be closing up our webstore this week. There are mostly mediums left with a few white larges and XLs. Cruisers are almost gone too. It will be back in the spring with new gear. Thanks to anyone who supported and bought anything.

A Visual Sound sat down with Brad Rosado to talk about Parental Advisory’s all hip-hop music supervision. It was actually surprising that Stevie didn’t skate to Meek Mill, considering that even in the Roc-A-Fella era, Philly didn’t have a top-tier “relevant” rapper to lay claim to. (Always thought “Ready or Not” would go well with a skate part.) Also, “blue collar filming” is a great term.

“99% Invisible,” a public radio show about design, has a sixteen-minute episode about Love Park and skateboarding in public spaces. Solid listen, even if it’s tailored to a mass audience and telling much about what you already know. It reminds us of how this was one of the greatest moments in skateboard history.

Gino talks about the five favorite board graphics he’s had throughout his career.

Lewis Marnell’s Nike SB Chronicles part is online via an unauthorized upload. Skateboarder also has several sequences from when the part was being filmed.

Brian Clarke’s part from Outdated is online. The Bridgeport line is sick. And here’s another part from the NJ-based In Crust We Trust video.

Battylife is an 18-minute New York and New Jersey-based video by Sam Fickinger, with a soundtrack that’ll make people who don’t listen to Future happy.

Some kid backside 360ed El Toro.

Here’s a 2012 “Best of” clip from noted frontside crooked grinder, Petey Pablo fan, and homage-payer to the S.A.D. towel, Connor Champion.

Are Bronze-ish tech nostalgia effects destined to make the #trendwatch?

Taji got out of the cold to skate one of the few mini ramps left in New York with a small crew.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week:I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY!

Quote of the Week
Sweet Waste: “You need a warmer coat.”
Shawn Powers: “This Dior. This all I need b.”

If you’re into parties and rap and stuff, we’re at Westway with Baller’s Eve, Angelo Baque, Thando, etc. on Thursday night.

Gah Y’all Some Broke Boys

December 17th, 2012 | 11:47 am | Daily News | 15 Comments

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Gino Iannucci – Backside Noseblunt. Photo stolen from the DQM Tumblr page. Long Islanders in black and white headline “Monday Links” posts two weeks in a row.

The QS web store is re-stocked with black and white Snackman tees in all sizes.

Boil the Ocean on DGK’s Parental Advisory video “picking up where the Menace video that would never come left off in Trilogy.”

Adidas just won the “Summer Trip to New York” web clip game with their August 2012 venture. It includes Busenitz, Lucas Puig, Jake Donnelly (with the best crusty ledge back smith since Anthony Correa), and Pete Eldridge giving tobacco companies their best advertising in years with an awesome late-night Sixth Avenue line. In an unexpected turn of events, Mark Suciu even figured out a new way to skate the Courthouse. It would be nice to see a full-length video from this roster.

Matt Mooney owns a computer again and he put together a Tompkins / Autumn / 12th & A clip, largely filmed while seated at the comfort of the T.F. bench.

Tompkins Square Park: Circa 1991.

Harry Corrigan, the creator of Film Me and Goin’ Ham’ has a new video due out early 2013. Belief Skate Shop out in Astoria also has a video due in January.

Are televisions as skate spots (see here or here) officially on #trendwatch2013? Now spotted in this Alex Duke Brooklyn cruiser clip.

Zered Bassett and friends escape from New York to skate L.A. Nice “shut the studio down” reference, Joey Brezinski.

Japanese “Summer Trip to New York” clip with a Roctakon cameo.

“Tom Penny, when he loses his mind, he starts talking about Wu-Tang. Billy Rohan, when he loses his mind, he starts talking about Wu-Tang.” ESPN has a article about how skateboarders love Wu-Tang that perhaps unintentionally hints at how many have cocooned themselves away from rap music released since Liquid Swords. Skateboarding/Wu-Tang is an interesting subject that could be explored in greater depth than “skaters like raw shit!” i.e. Wu-Tang was actually once a skate company or Gino (in general.) And for the record, pretty sure a bunch of us yelled at someone for cutting off Dreamchasers at House of Vans last year so they could hear 36 Chambers for the billionth time. (Forever > 36 Chambers. Frat boys ruined 36.)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Ricky Rubio back!

Quote of the Week: “I’m the Turkish Darren Harper.” — Guy Riza

So what’s better: Parental Advisory or Pretty Sweet? Rodrigo TX might have the best part between the two videos…

When skate industry events get it right…

January 3rd, 2012 | 4:28 pm | Daily News | 9 Comments

Not that we ever expect to return to Los Angeles ever again, especially for a skate industry event, but this looks like a game changer…

DMX at a DGK party? Every person should see “Get At Me Dog” live at least once in their lifetime right?

P.S. We won’t actually be in L.A. for this. Given a knowledge of DMX’s past history, there’s a 70% chance he will get arrested or impersonate an FBI agent on the way there and not make it to the concert. But if you’re part of the 0.05% Quartersnacks readership situated in southern California, we highly recommend you attend. It probably won’t be anything like seeing DMX perform in the late-nineties, but should be memorable either way. Provided that he shows up.

P.P.S. Someone is going to say “Long Beach isn’t L.A., you dumbass,” but you should be well aware that this is how California looks to people from the New York metropolitan area:

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