Brooklyn is Turning Into the Last 3 Days of Burning Man

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Via Chrome Ball’s Ray Barbee post from last Friday.

After earning the “Best Instagram Post by a Pro Skater” award for 2012, Mike Carroll is already the frontrunner for this year’s honors, too.

Off the Braxx is an upcoming project by the same crew behind 2010’s Film Me and Goin’ Ham videos. They uploaded a seven-minute throwaway reel featuring Stephan Martinez, Nate Rojas, Jamel Marshall and a few others. (Sidebar 1: Isn’t in counterintuitive to kick someone on a skateboard in midair, and then cite litigious reasons for why they cannot skate there? Sidebar 2: Is 8Ball and MJG’s debut album making the 2013 #trendwatch…twenty years after its release?)

Skateboarding is ridiculous.

The friends section from the NJ-based In Crust We Trust video is now online. Filmed in the cuttiest corners of Jersey and features a Lenox the Menace cameo.

While on the topic of cutty spots, Skate Jawn has a new Dylan James part.

Brian Kelley went to everybody’s favorite late-night dirty Chinese food restaurant and shot a cool lookbook for Huf with some familiar faces.

Despite several requests, is there really a point in re-editing raw Mark Suciu footage? Given his status as (what looks like) the most productive skater working today, it is realistic that he would have a new part out before any re-edits were completed.

Yet another case for the front of Union Square’s continued return to relevance!

Barmuda Triangle News: Minor Barmuda Triangle pinpoint / “The Fish is too crowded and I want to drink because I’m sad”-destination, Motor City, will be closing up this spring. Also, there are rumblings of everybody’s childhood favorite Ludlow establishment facing a similar fate in the near future.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Kyrie Irving’s crossover on Brandon Knight in the rookie sophomore game. Between Kyrie (from West Orange) and Kenneth Faried (from Newark), New Jersey’s future in the NBA looks bright.

Quote of the Week: “Kendrick Lamar reminds me of a rapper from late era 411.” — Jack Sabback

Don’t you guys miss when Brooklyn was like the first three days of Burning Man?

Nightlife Beef

Monday / “Nobody goes on this website during the weekend” links…

#nightlifebeef. Please use the hashtag for all future social media pursuits involving this emerging sub-genre within the content production side of skateboard media. Seemingly, #knowhomo has also began to catch on, so it is only a matter of time.

While on the subject of #nightlifebeef, rumors have began circulating regarding how this ties into Bill Strobeck’s long-awaited, potentially non-existant “video” of outtakes from the past ten years — basically an extended version of all his black and white web clips. It seems that the video will actually not have much skating in it, but be a handsome skateboarder themed documentary on this newly prominent issue of much interest, edited in the style of the Beef DVD series. Once again, these are only rumors. But with the viability and potential shelf life of skateboard videos eroding at an increasingly faster rate, a quick jolt of controversy may be the trick to give the full-length video world a much needed energy shot.

Everyone should start visiting TheSkateRack.com. It’s a regular aggregated content based blog of montages, video parts, and promos for homie videos, like Mostly Skateboarding, etc., but explicitly focused on the New York and New Jersey area. There are already a ton of videos that flew under the radar over there, like this Dylan James part, which is one of the finer local parts to be released in recent history, and full of commendable, difficult spot choices, like that dog park in Chelsea that nobody skates, those at-a-horrible-angle ledges on Flatbush right across the Manhattan Bridge that were once heralded as “Bam 2,” and the awful Philly step in Sunset Park that refuses to grind.

On there, you will also find this hardflip down the Indoor Ten with 125,000+ YouTube views.

Tino Razo Interview for the Vans Syndicate Blog, and Rodney Torres interview for the Full Bleed blog. Both spotted via NY Skateboarding.

Adam Abada’s clip from New Orleans. Typically, people act like the only spot there is the stair gaps under the bridge, but apparently, this clip dispels that myth.

Dave Morales minute-long video part of scary 5050s, high bar-to-bank ollies in the Bronx, and satanic mumblings. That brick manual pad spot he kickflip nosemanuals on 92nd Street is gone, by the way.

Brian Wenning still skates on occasion.

We once received tickets for skating at Lenox on Christmas Eve after it had snowed four days prior, by some cop who had nothing better to do. A few months later, the judge read us the cop’s description of what happened: “For jumping and riding on the snow with skateboards.” The judge asks, “How exactly do you ride on the snow if you have a skateboard, don’t those need a hard surface?” We all shrugged. He issued us a fine. Five dollars. You can expect a lot more stupid fines like that in the future, because the Mayor said ticket quotas are essential for the city. It’s always fun waking up at 6:45 and wasting a morning so you can give the city five dollars.

And people are getting shot on 19th and Broadway now? Crazy.

Quote of the Week:
Two nine-year-old kids who just finished watching the Emerica video: “Do you guys know where any spots are?
Observant Gentleman: “[Pointing in the direction of CIA Ledge] There’s this smooth ledge that gradually gets higher down the hill and to the left.
Two nine-year-old kids who just finished watching the Emerica video: “Oh… Uhh…do you know where any really big stairs are?

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Midnight Links

Photo by The Sweiss. (Sway + The Weiss = The Sweiss.)

The Cooper Union bank spot is a wrap.

“Tied Together” montage featuring Ty Lyons, Kevin Tierney, Black Dave, and a few others. Most importantly, it contains hood legend Geo Moya, so its worth going through all the footage of people talking and running through London with matching tee shirts. Next time you rip a pair of laces mid-session, drop the extra $4 and spend it on a good cause.

What happens when you breed an iPhone 4 with a VX1000 via RB Umali.

Danny Weiss AKA Sweiss once said that “The Philosopher is literally one of my favorite people in New York City.” After watching this clip, it’s unlikely anyone could disagree.

Here’s some more circa-2008 footage of Loose Trucks Max. If you missed the initial post, you can catch up over here.

Dylan James is sick. Jersey Dave is backing him.

Everyone’s seen it, but the Billy-Rohan-goes-to-Iraq story is the skateboard headliner of the summer. “Take the hottest day in New York and put a blow dryer to your face – that’s how it feels in Iraq.”

Even though it’s out of our jurisdiction, everyone should check out Grey Skate Mag over in the UK. I’ve never really been up on Euro skate mags, and the only European skate institutions we tend to be closely familiar with on this side of the pond are PWBC and Cliché, but these dudes have some great photos, especially the black and white ones in the Jensen interview, so they’re well on their way to joining the ranks.

If you didn’t grow up listening to Hot 97 in the late-90s / early-2000s, you need to get over to Cipha Sounds’ list of the top 75 Greatest Tunnel Bangers. Pretty much the best rap music in existence, aside from maybe UGK and Raekwon’s first album.

Quote of the Week: – Young Geographically Astute New York Female: “Where do you live, anyway?
– T-Bird: “145th and Eighth.
– Young Geographically Astute New York Female: “Really? I thought Manhattan, like, ended at 125th.

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Merry Christmas

Here’s the 2006 Christmas clip. Thanks to everyone who submitted footage for it, threw down tricks, and helped out with the site throughout the year. The clip features, Matt Mooney, Ty Lyons, Leo Gutman, Ben E.T., Pryce Holmes, Brad Shepherd, Shaun Webber, Miles Marquez, Thando, Moose, Adrian, Jason Gordon, Jahmal Williams, Dean, Isak Buan, Billy Lynch, some whiteboy, Rob Butterfield, Dylan James, Mike Gigliotti and a spectacular Rob Campbell cameo appearance. It’s rather big by Quarter Snacks standards (35MB), but I’ll re-compress it when I wake up tomorrow because it’s late right now and I need sleep.

This clip is dedicated in loving memory to The Godfather of Soul himself. It’s pretty odd given the song choice because I made it before hearing the news. Its pretty disturbing knowing that he died while I was making it. Rest in peace. Never thought I’d realize, that I’m posting this clip with water in my eyes.

Here are some random bits of Christmas entertainment.

Happy holidays from the whole Quarter Snacks family.

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