Pull Up On A Spot

November 16th, 2015 | 11:49 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Photo via Andre Page

Size runs are thinning out over in our webstore.

Boys of Summer is online in full. Logan Lara QS part drops 1/1/2018.

I do all this… on my iPhone 6New bro cam edits:Instagram Direct #13” from Johnny Wilson, “Hit” via Genesis Evans, “Linger” via Jesse Alba, and “Funza Summer 2015” via Mike Heikkila. NY Ramp Co. is #trending super hard in every phone edit these days :) ♫ You must have an Android ‘cuz you ain’t got Emojis

The Warschauer Benches are on the shortlist of the funnest spots I’ve ever skated, and they’re nothing more than a better version of the Newport blocks from ~15 years ago. Kingpin has a full feature on their creation and history. Amazing how the formula for a perfect skate spot is no more sophisticated than decent ground + wooden benches + metal, and how often that goes ignored.

Isle’s Vase video is premiering on Thursday, November 19 at 8 P.M. and Paul Young’s Bleach video is premiering on Wednesday, November 25 at 8 P.M. Guess what theater? If you guessed the Imax on 68th Street, then you guessed wrong.

Did you know Fully Flared premiered eight years ago to the day? Village Psychic looked back on Anthony Pappalardo’s seminal yet at-the-time misunderstood section, which inspired legions of twenty-somethings to scour Bushwick for unchartered crust, caused a 5% spike in applications to Pratt’s sculpture program, and skyrocketed the demand for brown chino fabric among the world’s textile mills.

“I miss having Skinner as a friend, but I miss him even more as an enemy.” Boil the Ocean on the current state of the skater / security guard relationship.

Footage of the 5050 + quick set-up barhop in front of Wavy’s is in the Local Express friends section, although no footage could really do justice to how crazy that is.

Monster Children interviewed Pat O’Dell in light of Epicly Later’d much-needed return.

Gino talks about all his major sponsor changes throughout the years.

Some bits of New York footage in the extras from the Florida-based Exhibit video.

Thought this “spot” was a joke. It wasn’t.

Dude you’re probably gonna be really bummed — but…the Hooters Rail is gone. What a fun spot! Shout out to Rodney Torres for being the first one to skate it, and to Connor Champion for switch nosesliding it just before the plaza got leveled.

Dreams do come true. Tha Tour 2 is on the way. Rich.. gang..

QS Sports Desk [Non] Play of the Week: This made me laugh a bit…”When you wanna be the Warriors but you ain’t the Warriors.”

Quote of the Week
Kuz: “Just give me the word, I’ll quit my job and break up with my girlfriend.”
Inquisitive Gentleman: “You have a girlfriend?”
Kuz: “No, but if I did, I’d break up with her.”

Much love and prayers to all our friends out in Paris.

End of the Month / Seasonal Depression Links

January 31st, 2011 | 4:14 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

This forecast is absolute murder. The ghost of winter 2010-2011 is definitely going to leave many reminders in our springtime recovery efforts, as well.

Japanese MTV ran a New York sightseeing bit on Supreme back in 1996. It’s a time warp into what skating seems to have looked like fifteen years ago: World Industries boards still up on the wall, a copy of Mouse in the video display, bulky-ass skate shoes, Triple Five Soul being down Lafayette Street (That actually lasted much longer than 1996, but unless you were trying to keep swooshy cargo pants or army green bucket hats with stash pockets alive, that probably had little bearing on your existence), and Nas in his Raekwon-envying, confused, chipped tooth era.

Assuming you’re like most people who skateboard and check Crailtap regularly, you have already seen this. In case you missed it, the latest Mini DV Drawer features the B-roll version of Mike Carroll’s masterwork of a downtown Los Angeles line from Fully Flared. I wonder what the original fakie flip inclusive rendition was, before it got switched to the switch frontside 180 / backside flip combo.

Although this website has never really been on some naïve message board nonsense by dwelling too hard (or at all) on skateboarding’s duo of most visible representatives (aside from occasionally complimenting Ryan on his New York based skate tricks)… Sheckler and Dyrdek are really fucking these kids up by endorsing something called “Bill My Parents.”

Some late-90s New Jersey footage from Robert Brink over at Already Been Done. It’s an over four-year-old upload, but it’s new to me. Features some raw Tim O’Connor and Pancho Moler footage, plus shots of the beloved Hoboken Ledges.

The Chrome Ball Crack Rock Incident presents the Hubba Hideout photo collective.

A token Norwegian has done his best in channeling one of the more difficult endeavors in Southern California schoolyard bank skating, by skating the parallel six-stair rails at the brick section of Columbia from the actual incline. Well done.

There are some new ledges in Boston, they look beveled, but the good ground would probably make up for that. Hopefully the snow covering the northeast right now thaws out by July.

Howard Glover has uploaded the Brooklyn section of his Pre-2K video onto Vimeo. Half of the four minutes is set at the best spot to ever reside on Kings County soil. Billy Rohan insists that the Parks Department stores all of the marble they remove from renovations in some warehouse, i.e. it never simply gets thrown out. We should write up a letter telling them to keep their skate parks, and just install a few skate friendly plazas throughout the city with already-skated-on marble.

They have security guards watching that stupid wall on Bowery & Houston now. Art game is intense, bro.

Quote of the Week:Tanqueray is like drinking a Christmas.” — Ben Nazario

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Links From the Road

December 13th, 2010 | 10:40 am | Daily News | 19 Comments

R.I.P. OTB

Although hinted at in a post this past summer, you have one last chance to skate the black marble banks on Park Avenue before they re-do the northern end of the building with the new, unskateable high marble ledges. One side has a grate, the other has a barricade that you can move in two seconds.

Throwback clip of the week: The Nollie Flips & Jump Shots Promo. For a video that unsurprisingly never happened, and was destined to be the defining document of Miles Marquez’s confused hick phase in 2006, which was coupled with a chronic case of ADD where he would invite you out to skate and then decide to go play basketball mid-session whenever he passed a court.

What the future holds for the Fish, if and when it re-opens in another location. In the event that The Fish opens in a non-Ludlow Street address, many of the nicknames for the region — The Flood, Floodlow, Thuglow, The Bar-muda Triangle — will no longer be valid.

Below is a Flip cam clip from Matthew Mooney, who no longer leaves his Spring Street apartment. Features Benjamin Nazario, Galen Dekemper, a Jason Dill cameo, and Alexander Mosley, so it is more than worth your time.

Last week’s unforgiving block of February-like weather reminded me that three years ago, under similar conditions, everyone who has ever said the word “skateboard” was watching Fully Flared. It didn’t matter if you were from the east coast, west coast, or Europe, every single person loved at least some part of this video. It has held up surprisingly well, and despite initial skepticism, the intro is actually pretty cool in hindsight. Out of the two comebacks, it is a shame that Rick’s part wasn’t as prevalent among discussion (both then and now), because it has aged better than Mariano’s. A lot of that probably has to do with the overdone slow motion (out of the more prominent skate video guys, Ty Evans is probably near the top of the QS list in terms of the most re-watchable productions, this is an exception to that lofty distinction), but people kind of zoned that out because it had a grand redemption narrative or something. It’s strange enough to think that Yeah Right! is some twenty-three-year-olds’ first video, the fact that Fully Flared is a first video for a whole generation of kids is even more bizarre.

Some hits from the street via Mike Maroza.

Quote of the Week: “Your lips look like Bubble Banks. They’re full of cracks and ashy.” — Tron Jenkins

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Ok Maybe the Lakai Video Isn’t the Worst Video Ever

December 6th, 2007 | 1:54 am | Features & Interviews | 28 Comments

Live Update #1: Only because Lucas Puig, JJ Rousseau and JB Gillet skate to this song am I willing to pardon many instances of very obnoxious slow motion and the annoying intro sequence.

Live Update #2: Carroll and Three 6 Mafia.

Live Update #3: Biebel and Jeezy.

Live Update #4: It’s over, this is the best video ever (thats not Mouse, because you know, Mouse had the decency to not play every single trick in Mariano’s part at fucking 2% slow motion).

Probably the Worst Video Ever..

December 3rd, 2007 | 11:21 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

Lakai video premiering at China 1 (www.china1nyc.com) this Thursday, December 6th, at around 9PM. China 1 is located on Avenue B between 4th and 3rd streets on the Lower East Side. Free drinks and shit. 21+. Save yourself the trip if you’re under 21, thinking you’ll be able to sneak past the door. The doorman at this place is a complete cornball who takes his job way too seriously, and has the worst hat and jacket selection on the face of the earth. I got kicked out myself twice in one night in the midst of routine ID (re)checks, so don’t bother if you’re under 21.

The street date for the DVD is the following day: Friday, December 7th.

…and I actually attempted to throw together a clip of random throwaways for the week, but unfortunatley, my iMac from 2003 with 512mb speeds (conveniently the only computer I have with Final Cut Pro on it) got the best of me, because I almost punched a hole through the screen due to tediousness. So I’ll put up a clip next time I feel like waiting three hours for Final Cut Pro to load.