Forrest Green in the Warmest Color

November 25th, 2013 | 1:25 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments

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None of those leaves are on the trees anymore :( Photo by Emilio Cuilan.

Pls buy a shirt 2 show us u care thx.

A brief, McFeely-heavy montage of Solo Jazz leftovers.

Some psychos and parts from Cyrus Bennett, Jacob Gottlieb, Genesis Evans, Adrian Vega and Jason Byoun in Looney Bin, the new LurkNYC project due out next month.

Skaters Atlas makes the case for Stuttgart, Germany being one of the more underrated European skate destinations in their latest installment. Stripper empowerment anthems seem like an odd choice or European skate montages though. (P.S. Rich Homie Quan beat Juicy J in his own game by composing the best mildly feminist strip club song of 2013.) You can’t judge herrrrrrrrrr.

Reda reveals who threw the mystery water in Chomp On This. How did we all forget to include Reda’s part (see #4) in the “Best Parts of 2000s” discussion from a week ago?

Someone made an edit of only the Dylan Reider footage from Huf’s Euro tour video.

Teenagers ripping around New York in Clipstack, a new 30-minute video with a bunch of people you’ll recognize from Tompkins.

Congrats to Zered on his new Transworld cover and to Tyshawn Jones for his first coverage in a skate mag.

An interview with the guys behind RAW, one of the east’s better small brands.

Wade Fyfe has a few New York clips in his new promo for Studio Skateboards.

Shout out to anyone who has seen the Watermelon videos. Lil’ Chris grew up. 2nd Nature and the Watermelon man are also throwing a best trick contest at the 2nd Nature park on Saturday. Flyer here. Lil’ Chris is probably going to win.

This news might affect .00001% of the people who check this website (i.e. those who are better at skating than a Peruvian five-year-old), but the 58th Street white hubba is now knobbed.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Jared Dudley’s Harlem Globetrotter assist was chill. Also, despite growing up hating the Bulls, one can’t help but think the basketball gods’ newfound cruelty towards Chicago is getting ridiculous.

Quote of the Week:
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #1: “It’s insane. It’s just insane”
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #2: “I’m not gonna lie, it’s insane.”
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #3: “I know, it’s so insane.”

Thanks to anyone who bought some gear. Your package should arrive this week.

Tape a Cheetah to Her Back

March 4th, 2013 | 7:03 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Day after Christmas, 1975. Spotted via Skate and Annoy.

As we begin to search for the next generation of baggy-clothed, tech Euro skaters of the Javier/Lebron/Jesus/Flo/Enrique mold, the Czech Republic might be a good place to start. These dudes are not nearly as tech as the aforementioned five, but they’re maaaadddd hip-hop. There’s no doubt that a country containing possibly the best ledge spot on earth is bound to produce an eventual heir to Europe’s technical throne.

If there’s one company on the “I wish they put out more content”-list, it’s Hopps. Joel Meinholz skates through Grand Central in their new commercial.

Even if you’re going to condense the history of skateboarding into 120 seconds, your video should still include Mariano’s Mouse ender. It’s at least as important as the 900.

Music video portraits of urban teen angst are real hot right now. E.J. offers a Super-8 glimpse of dunion life in his visual for Slicky Boy’s latest rapz.

Your favorite rapper’s favorite stripper’s favorite shoe brand gets down with skateboarding for a weird result. #redbottoms

Old(er) skaters spend money to get away from the kids and scooters.

Some history on Southbank, the legendary London skate spot. The article includes the word “salubrious,” which seems like a great Jackie Chiles word.

A 16-minute raw footage B-roll from the recently released Schleyer Video (the video with the latest T.J. part.)

Wikipedia is not without its flaws, but it’s nice to know at least one of its editors considers QS an authoritative source on low impact street skating.

Spot Updates: 1) Chase is still closed off, but the steps have been resurfaced back to normal. 2) They’re putting even more ledges at Seaport, except this time, they’re pre-knobbed! 3) The five-second-bust ledge / manny pad over five on Sixth Avenue near the Holland Tunnel has been remodeled. It’s cool to look at…

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Some middle schooler from New Rochelle hit an insane buzzer beater this past weekend. It’s the middle school equivalent of Sheed’s deflection to mid-court desperation heave from 2004.

Quote of the Week: “What’s that girl with the cool tramp stamp’s name again?” — Anonymous. (Be on the lookout for our first feature film, The Girl With the Cool Tramp Stamp, starring Rooney Mara.)

Go to college, kids! It’s totally worth it!

Obama For Mankind, We Ready For Damn Change, So Let the Man Shine

November 5th, 2012 | 11:04 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Can we get this stupid election over with? And preferably not elect a psycho? Put on for your country.

This is the best skate-related thing to go online in 2012: “Here’s to Feeling Good All the Time.” John McGuire does a wonderful Kramer homage in tune with the hair, outfits and mannerisms. While a lesser fan would have just looped the theme song, the geniuses behind this clip dug deep for the background music that was used in the scene where Kramer and Newman make their own sausages. Be on the look out for David Puddy’s 8ball jacket and a quick Death Blow teaser. “All signs point to yes!”

The most anticipated avant-Galen film event of the year: “Free Buzz.”

Another Loose Trucks Max sighting in this new teaser for Mama’s Boys, a video that Galen has been patiently waiting for.

Black Dave’s new video for “On Da Map.” Sick Power Rangers pillowcase. Chicken!?!

Should we place 540 tricks on the list for #trendwatch2013?

Another round of Death Video throwaways. Shame about that manual pad on 92nd.

More Spaniards being better at skating ledges and having better-looking flat tricks than any other country’s skater population. Back when ampersand tees had their “moment” in the mid-2000s, did anyone ever make a Jesus & Javier & Lebron shirt?

Two parts from Lawrence Ekin’s Washington DC-based video, Here and There that have a good bit of New York footage: Zach Moore and Michael Bruch.

E.J. was the token minority on a trip to China with a bunch of white guys this past spring and put together an outtakes clip.

Slap is returning to print for a special ad-free edition to commemorate its 20th anniversary. How is everyone supposed to complain about skate-related minutiae on a bunch of stapled-together pieces of paper though?

Spot Updates: 1) The building mounted chairs in the landing space for the frontside for regular three-stair ledge at “the grey ledge spot.” Going to be tough to skate now. 2) The rail is back on the backside for regular side of the FedEx six-stair ledge.

Quote Tweet From a Random Black Girl of the Week:

The QS Sports Desk’s Play of the Week: Rasheed Wallace AKA “The Walking Onion Headline” AKA the Black Scalabrine’s first basket as a Knick.


Don’t forget, NJ Skateshop is holding a clothing drive for those in New Jersey whose homes were displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Help if you can.

Ain’t No Way Around It: End of Summer / Labor Day Weekend 2012 Video

August 31st, 2012 | 8:10 am | Footage | 7 Comments

Didn’t June start like four days ago? Hard to remember what even happened this past summer, short of the same conversation over and over about the new L.E.S Park (“There’s mad bikers,” “It’s good when it’s early,” “Nah, but it’s good at night,” “At least 12th & A is empty now,” etc.) There had to have been some other noteworthy summer developments, but we don’t remember them. Most of the songs that “defined” this summer sucked (2 Chainz had a good eight or ten month run, but it’s obviously over), so we went with two good ones from last summer.

Features Emilio Cuilan, Ty Lyons, Galen Dekemper, Tyler Tufty, Haffa, Alexander, Mosley, Sweet Waste, Conor Fay, Jahmal Williams, Jordan Trahan, Kadeem, Elijah Cole, Scott Schwartz (!!!), Brendan Carroll, Andre Page, Josh Velez and Ben Nazario. Contributing filmers: Andre Page, Emilio Cuilan, Goshi Goto, Josh Velez. Most of the filming is still horrendous, as usual.

Have a good holiday weekend.

Alternate YouTube Link

Past End of Summer Clips: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

You Know They Love the Snowman in the White House

April 30th, 2012 | 8:21 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

Ty only skates transition now. Photo by Emilio Cuilan.

The first column on the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center goes up today, which for the second time in history, makes it the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the Empire State Building by 21 feet.

E.J. made a lifestyle-y Super 8 clip for all the video art students. Part one of four.

10 Questions with the Black Ninja. If we’re trying to convince kids that the skateboard industry is abundant with jobs, what sort of example are we setting if the Black Ninja doesn’t have a six-figure salary and a head marketing position at a major skateboard conglomerate? The guy writes rap songs just to sell t-shirts.

Zered Bassett video interview on Fred Gall heating up a frozen pizza with a clothing iron, getting held at gunpoint by undercovers for riding mini bikes with Vinnie Ponte, and a variety of other subjects.

Lost Kevin Tierney Flushing footage that was found on a laserdisc and ripped to YouTube. Noseslides, lipslides, etc.

The Hells Angels have beef with Rob Dyrdek. Tell him to stay off East 3rd Street.

Rob Gonyon doing noseblunts in camo pants (a Josh Kalis classic), and Bill Pierce doing melon grabs in this Skateboarder magazine Photo File.

Some guy took a $2,700 set of skateboards and made fancy ultra post-modern shelves out of them.

Happy 10th birthday to Nelly’s “Hot in Here.”

Shawn Powers is the only American you put on your skateboard company, and Torey Goodall is the only Canadian? Sounds good.

Quote of the Week:

Skateboarding websites, Olympic swimmers, ESPN commentators, and the Commander-in-Chief are just a few who have been inspired by the Snowman’s brilliant body of work.


Don’t mention anything about sports if you see me.