Throwaway Laptops NBD

October 24th, 2016 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Hey man, thanks for the glowing review. Quartersnacks for Nike SB available now :) Oh, also regs line of new QS merch should be available very, very soon ♥

Better than a ginger shot!* A quick jolt of Jake Johnson from the GX video to get your day going. (*Disclaimer: probably not better than a ginger shot health-wise, fyi.)

Shout out to The New York Times for using “Fat Kid Spot,” the spot’s proper name, in their article about the park’s reconstruction. Also shout out to the DOT for getting rid of that pesky bridge above the park. Set to open late fall.

Hard to tell exactly where upstate this video is based out of, but spotted a good bit of Rochester spots. “Friction” is a chill eleven-minute video filmed somewhere around that big ol’ state that sits above our small center-of-the-universe city.

It feels like this is the first year in a long time when the frontrunner(s) for SOTY weren’t completely obvious a month out from the award. Boil the Ocean weighs in on the contenders, although gonna have to disagree that the Snoop Dogg song from Away Days ever needed to be skated to. Nor does it alleviate the fact that Busenitz skates in German jk ;) The QS list is Tiago, Max and Daniel Kim duh.

Sometimes you just want to skate in front of Fanelli’s during the lunch rush yaknow? “Mean Streets” volume 4 via the LurkNYC camp is now live.

“You never know: You might say the word faggot walking down the street one day and some big old lesbian’s going to hear you, turn around, and punch you right in the face.” Awesome new interview with Brian Anderson that encompasses his entire career, conducted on the occasion of him joining the Anti-Hero roster.

Major pet peeve is websites who don’t post dates with their content, so not entirely sure how old this is, but Boardrap has an interview with the two minds behind The Bunt, both the QS News Desk and the QS Sports Desk’s favorite podcast. (Yo shout out to Grant Patterson for pervading usage of the term “nollie half cab” and F all of U who have a problem with it. Sincerely, everyone who skates at T.F.) The Bunt’s new episode with Kevin Lowry is also now live, btw.

Bobby DeKeyzer x Tumblr remix, or something?

A teaser for Sabotage 5, the last Love Park video ever.

Stuff You’ve Seen: 1) Johnny’s new one, “Sup World,” which signals a bowing out of #skatevideohouse and a sonic foray into the renewed #interest in hardcore shirts? I dunno. 2) “Sage & Sean,” via my neighbor Logan Lara. 3) Lakai AM nearly levels Chelsea jogger. Last week was probably the heaviest “What about so-and-so?”-week for #QSTOP10. Can’t win ’em all and apologies if your faves got left out.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Lol, Javale McGee is going to the Finals this year.

Quote of the Week: “If skateboarding ends today, you still have at least ten years worth of content about the good old days.” — Pryce Holmes

Shout out to ♥ Josh Velez and Torey Goodall ♥, two of my favorite skateboarders on this earth who celebrated birthdays in the past week. Love you guys xoxo.

A QS Skatepark Post: #BowlUpdate

October 4th, 2016 | 2:09 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Photo via The Local Weather

After tweeting an apparently controversial statement re: the superiority of ledges to bowls, we hired a P.R. firm to do some damage control as to not alienate our transition-leaning audience. Our strategy became to boost the QS office’s annual concessions of skatepark coverage. The sentiment of those offended by the said tweet was “you’ll understand when you’re older,” so maybe its time for us to include more news items about transition obstacles four feet and under.

Illicit social media posts lead us to believe that the skatepark being built in place of the Fat Kid Spot is nearing completion. Some instructed to never stop hopping fences via Xenu have been doing so, giving us the first glimpse of a relatively #lowimpact park. It contains some otherwise scarce “straight [fucking] ledges” (a plus, considering they tore down some bust-free straight [fucking] ledges to create this place), and a bowl small enough to entice ledge skaters entering their twilight years. Remember, rock fakies on transition are the sole exception to the rule of the forbidden fourteen

[Prob important: Cops are giving trespassing tickets to anyone hopping the fence.]

This all comes after a year-plus delay of D.O.T. red tape. (I think some kids who started skating after they fenced off the Banks for bridge construction are pro already.) They built the new McCarren park in five hours, but put a skatepark under a bridge and it turns into Sagrada Familia. Shout out to the D.O.T. for having a sick logo though.

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Rained Out in Brooklyn

August 13th, 2010 | 11:56 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

Nugget under the BQE – Photos by Zach Malfa-Kowalski

Yesterday morning’s rain helped cool the city down a much needed fifteen degrees, but unfortunately lingered around intermittently for the remainder of the day. By the time the ground dried up, and the coffee drinkers were two or three cups deep into the routine, it was already late-afternoon.

The initial plan was to hit the Fish Gap, the Fort Greene monument, and an ensemble of cutty little nooks and crannies you could find cruising around Dumbo with a discerning eye, but the weather didn’t really look upon this plan with an equal sense of enthusiasm, making the Fish Gap live up to its name as the drizzle helped coat every needed surface for skateboarding with a glossy layer of fish guts and water. That pizza place across the street is pretty much the only good part about ever having to go there with someone, and a much-needed reward if you have to sit there and endure the smell for an excess of five minutes. So the mission got tweaked a bit to focus on food.

Below is a clip of our refuge at the Fat Kid Spot / The Dill Spot under the BQE, just off Tillary. It was the only real skating that managed to get done, given that whenever the ground looked close to seventy-five percent dry, the rain would start back up again. Luckily it wasn’t heavy enough to drench the spot, and the place still remains to be the only good place to skate in New York amidst a rain shower, neglecting the fact that with the recent demise of the Chinatown Ledges and the Brooklyn Banks, it can safely lay claim to the title of being the dirtiest spot in the city.

There’s a new crew of nine-year-old derelicts from the projects over there that will claim you’re “on their territory” too. Their crew’s name is Crazy Rocks. Or something like that.