Lost Chips on Lakers, Gassed Off Dwight

July 8th, 2013 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Monday links for another hot — but not as hot — week.

Billy Rohan tests out the usability of Citibikes on New York’s most popular skate spots. Too bad no one rolled into the actual Courthouse Drop on one…

The only review of the new Jay-Z album you need to hear.

With some 58,000+ signatures and proper organization, skateboarders have, at the very least, delayed the reconstruction of the legendary South Bank spot in London. The group behind the the preservation has applied to grant the space “village green” status, which protects historic places for sports and pasttimes. Meanwhile, the Small Banks are a rotting carcass of bricks, dust and heroin needles.

Luis Tolentino confirms that his pop comes from eating bricks, and skates around New York’s biggest borough with Rodney Torres and the legendary Rob Campbell.

With Outdated behind us, Elijah Cole insisting that the Cathode video is coming out “next month” is the new Kevin Tierney insisting that J.P’s video is coming out “next month.” Anyway, new here’s a new promo for Cathode.

UXA has an upcoming video with Eli Reed, which co-stars Fat Johnny, the author of arguably the greatest “Quote of the Week” in QS history. Check the teaser here.

Gavin Nolan with a minute-long line in the new Jenkins Log clip.

Chrome Ball has been going out with a bang by posting a new interview each day. Marc Johnson’s is likely the best of the bunch, and confirms some of the speculation that went around why certain people weren’t as prevalent in Pretty Sweet as we had hoped. Good to hear his “lost” Tilt Mode goof-around part from the Bag of Suck-era has been found, considering the somewhat goofy Man Down part is his best.

A Mike Heikkila cruiser part filmed weeks after breaking both arms.

Stephen McClintock put together an artsy Super 8 video for DQM featuring a bunch of familiar faces. NY-based skate shops love Super 8.

I woke up in a new Bugatti.

Galen Dekemper offers some thoughts on the life and demise of 12th & A.

Reda and Zered hit up the Feast of St. Anthony.

Quote of the Week: “I feel like people who drive Smart Cars do, like, smart-ass shit.” — E.J. upon seeing a Smart Car weave between two construction cones

Last but not least: Nobody makes a tampon commercial quite like the Russians.

One Month Left…

August 22nd, 2011 | 9:15 am | Daily News | No Comments

Summer technically ends when school starts, but if you don’t go to school, science says it starts on the 23rd of September. Enjoy the next month…

E.J. has a photo gallery up on his site / portfolio that features shots of many modern day Tompkins legends, covering everyone from Slickie Boy to Jason Dill. On a related note, we are beginning preliminary research on our Tompkins Wiki / historical database, and are looking for volunteers or interns willing to be compensated in Westway drink tickets.

The homie Connor Champion from North Carolina has a sick new Mag Minute. One of the finest frontside crooked grinders in skateboarding today. He’s also good at choosing songs to skate to, hence the use of Petey Pablo and “Pourin’ Up.”

Frontside nosegrind down Black Hubba. Wait, what?

A Day in the Life of Eli Reed. There actually are a lot of ways to go wrong with dollar slices. Features BGPs from Matthew “I guess I’m the worst dude these days” Mooney.

This thing may be useless as a ledge, but someone should still haul across Third Avenue and blast a kickflip off the top.

Columbia seems like a good time, despite looking rough as hell to skate.

There’s a week left for donations to Allen Ying’s upstart magazine, 43, and only ~$2,500 left to go until the $20,000 goal. Donate now.

Haven’t been uptown in a minute, but Dane sent over a tip saying that the Morningside School on 122nd Street (three block / manual pad) isn’t skateable anymore due to renovations: “Everything is fenced of and boarded up (except the rocks that you can ride on.)”

Columbus Park has also been fenced off for construction. So far, it only looks like they are tearing up the ground, meaning that there may be a chance that the kinked ledge and whatever else would remain.

Between Amare and P. Rod “talking switch hardflips,” Wilson Chandler’s newfound interest in skateboarding (yeah, the “Kick Push” reference ruins it…a lot), and Landry Fields claiming he would have pursued pro skateboarding if not basketball, the 2010-2011 pre-Melo trade Knicks should contact Quartersnacks to do some consulting on a skate/basketball league if this lockout eats up too much of the season. Maybe we could even sign Steve Nash to veteran’s minimum…

Quote of the Week:When you go into bookings, you got to take mad sandwiches and put them under your hip so you have a cushion to sleep on the floor with.” — The Dread

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“At halftime, I said one thing to him: 05. 06.”

June 13th, 2011 | 2:55 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. Real psyched for Dirk, the 38-year-old Jason Kidd (THERE’S STILL HOPE STEVE NASH — ASK FOR A TRADE!), Jim Carrey, Jet, Matrix, Deshawn “Abraham Lincoln neck tat” Stevenson, TYSON CHANDLER, Miss Universe 2006’s boo, and Corey Brewer, WHO GOT WAIVED FROM THE KNICKS only to become an NBA champion three months later (legitimate contribution or not.) Mooney had a whole Texas kit last night, right down to the Pimp C shrimp cocktail homage. All in all, it was a great NBA season.

In other big news, Leo Gutman is making a comeback. Taji put together a three-minute clip of him skating around downtown, wreaking havoc on skate spots, retail establishments, and unmarked police vehicles. That metal Leonard Street ledge is the high, 2011 version of 11th and Wythe (R.I.P.)

Brian Kelley has an interview with E.J. up on his site, tackling topics like art, the East Village, Tompkins, and a preposterous assertion that Two Boots has the best slice in the city. There’s a no discussion as to how he intends to compete with Chris Brown though.

E.J. also recently sent over this weird 12th & A clip with the colors inverted. If you’re looking for something with no color effects, his Vimeo page revealed an old montage from 2008. Frontside ollie over the 12-stair double rail in front of Chase was real sick.

Galen Dekemper may not be here throughout the summer, but he put together a sixteen-minute clip with stuff off his Flip cam to hold everyone over. Includes footage of what may be the brightest Waka Flocka concert ever conducted. “It was at 7 P.M. in a convention center.” Mooney also put together an iPhone clip a real random song selection. Which brings us to our next point…

If Apple leaves portrait recording mode ON iOS 5, THEY HAVE FAILED AS A COMPANY. Get that shit out of here. Portrait mode should be called “WorldStar Mode” at this point.

Skateboarding in Central Park: Circa 1965. Evidently, skating is a lot different now.

Rail of Death. Magazine cover or early retirement waiting to happen.

Quote of the Week:What is this ‘swag?’ Nobody says ‘wavy’ anymore?” — Guy at the bodega on Mulberry Street

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Thrasher: Blood & Guts

June 3rd, 2011 | 6:14 pm | Quarter-Diary | 3 Comments

The sole problem with the Trasher “Blood & Guts” thirty year anniversary show is that Emilio was not featured in any of the photos. No Hawaiian shirts either.

Reporting Live From the Tompkins Bench

April 27th, 2011 | 3:55 pm | Daily News | 14 Comments

Who knew E.J. and Jason Dill were in a band together?

While Quartersnacks company policy dictates Flip/iPhone cam clips to be relegated to our weekly “Monday Links” installment (unless they are produced in-house), our editors decided to make an exception to the rule after a two-hour meeting. Not because the respective clip has behind-the-scenes footage of the secret Pappalardo and Gino part currently being filmed on a Seaport replica located on a man-made island just off the coast of Long Island, but for more journalistic and informative reasons.

The latest installment of the “Diamond Days” series serves as a news report on what major events have occured in New York skateboarding throughout the first month of spring. Any absentees would be well-advised to watch it, so they could be brought up to speed. It covers everything from:

– The opening of the season on three-up-three-down, the westside super-spot that is vastly superior to the entire Tribeca Park.

– Slicky Boy’s loss to the T.F. box after a grueling battle with a heelflip tailslide, and thus his inability to claim the proposed $38 reward.

– The rapid growth in marketshare of Dylan Reider’s shoe within the New York region, well beyond Paulgar. (Remember that prediction about shoe companies making more scene-friendly shoes in 2011? Surprise, surprise.)

– The new, *permanent* steel quarterpipe and ledge over cobblestones at 12th & A. (Thanks to California Skateparks for providing the concrete.)

– E.J’s new hair color.

– Billy’s transformation of “Wu-Tang!” into an adlib, used with a tourettes-like frequency, not unlike how Lil’ B and Odd Future devotees blurt out “Swag!” every three seconds.

The one fault of this throwaway-clip-turned-news-report is the lack of music in E.J’s section. While many prominent sections receive their own soundtrack, he was left with mere skate noises. Perhaps a hit song from his (and possibly Jason Dill’s) former band, No Doubt?