Don’t Look Like That: End of Summer 2013

September 20th, 2013 | 5:46 am | Footage | 3 Comments

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We’re three weeks past our Labor Day deadline for End of Summer clips, Dre is back to wearing colors besides white, and we’ve been experiencing some 50-degree mornings, so this is more like a Start of Fall clip.

The past summer was weird. Our research of recent visitor trends revealed a massive increase of Brooklyn readers, so we were advised to up the wallie and wallride count in this video by a whopping 80%. In fact, Josh Velez took it upon himself to enter the wallie arc of his career some seven years earlier than he initially anticipated to remedy this disconnect between the site’s content and its readers/viewers. Also, there are an inordinate amount of Jersey Shore spots in this clip to add to the weirdness.

Features Zered Bassett, Atlanta Shane, Haffa, Galen Dekemper, John Diaz, Ron Deily, Josh Velez, Pryce Holmes, Elijah Cole, Lui Elliot, Kadeem Walters, Ritch Homie Swain, Torey Goodall, Shawn Powers, Andre Page, Matthew Perez, Lurker Lou, Brendan Carroll, Tyler Tufty, Quim Cardona, Gavin Nolan, Paul Tucci, and Alexander Mosley.

Have a good weekend.

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Previous “End of Summer” Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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.

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

Kevin DuFlockaRant V.S. Lebron Flocka James

June 11th, 2012 | 12:54 pm | Daily News | 1 Comment

We’re on the cusp of possibly living in a world where Eddy Curry has an NBA championship ring. No justice. Anyway, DuFlockaRant is a way better mixtape than any of the Lebron Flocka James tapes, so you know who we’re going for…

“I found a bucket and I put it on my head because stuff was falling all over the place,” Gall continues, “and I’m screaming, ‘Where’s the women and children?’ But there are no women and children because it’s a monk monastery. I was just in hero mode — just trying to save lives, dude.” A story about Fred Gall saving a bunch of Cambodian monks from a fire. Jaws wouldn’t do that, he’d just ollie off the building. Vote Freddy.

Here’s a glimpse of a fairly underexposed skate scene: Capetown, South Africa (there might be some U.K. footage in there though.) A lack of a Tompkins Square Park withstanding, their spots don’t look much different from the ones in the northeastern United States.

While we’re on the topic of Africa, these dudes are way gnarlier than any skater on the planet (except maybe Fred Gall.)

G-Shock did a commercial segment with QS-homie Rafael “Haffa” Pereira. The “How do you dress?” question was first answered with “Man, I don’t fucking know,” before resorting to a more diplomatic (and hilarious) answer of “The way I dress is urban.”

Jonathan Mehring with some recent photos of Kevin Tierney, Luis Tolentino, Jake Johnson, and others over on the Skateboarder site.

A “Day in the Life” video of sorts with Zered Bassett and Kevin Tierney skating around downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Doc Holiday’s being “the best place in the world” is highly debatable.

Be careful if you take that trip down to Philly this summer.

That thin concrete ledge a few blocks south of the Tribeca Skatepark got sandblasted. Free meal at the neighboring Shake Shack for the first person to re-wax it.

Quote of the Week
Pad: “Yeah, I don’t do really do brunch anymore, but went to this spot in the West Village today. It wasn’t that good and way too expensive.”
Roctakon: “Sounds like the West Village. Also sounds like brunch.”


After you’re done revisiting DuFlockaRant (MILLIONAIRE EATING RAMEN NOODLES), check out this Mecca & the Soul Brother tribute mix, done in honor of the album turning 20 this past weekend.

QS Clips: Now With 50% More Noseslides!

May 25th, 2012 | 12:53 pm | Footage | 3 Comments

PEEP THE ILL ANGLES FAM. In skateboarding, the dolly shot is “the Ty Evans shot.” Above, is the Quartersnacks shot. We have officially contributed to skateboarding’s cinematographic lifeblood. Or something.

Threw a bunch of shit from the past three weeks on a Final Cut timeline over one of Lil’ Boosie’s more triumphant songs. Us having not used a Boosie song for a clip since “Wipe Me Down” was out in the summer of 2007 (isn’t it great how clip posts used to go up at 2 A.M?) is more embarrassing than having used only one circa 2009 Gucci Mane song. Features John Rulez, Josh Velez, Tyler Tufty, Zered Bassett, Sketch Sketch, Matthew Mooney, Haffa, and a Mexican guy with a cart full of cans.

Have a good and safe weekend. Go to a BBQ and learn some tricks. To no one’s surprise, J.R. Smith already got arrested in Miami today, 2 Chainz is hosting King of Diamonds on Sunday, and Gucci’s new (likely disappointing) mixtape dropped today. Do betting sites have over-unders on arrests in Miami Beach during Memorial Day weekend?

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If you want to watch something actually “good” in the traditional sense, there’s a new Nike SB Taiwan trip montage with footage of Daniel Lebron and Youness Amrani in it.

Check the Stats, Check the Racks

April 20th, 2012 | 12:56 pm | Footage | 7 Comments

Photo by Emilio Cuilan

Normally, at this time of year, all we would have to show for the past three-and-a-half months is a few trips to Below the Bridge, one trip to Drop-In, several nights of pretending to skate at House of Vans, an elaborate Geo Moya blooper reel, and a clinched playoff spot at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Given 2012′s generosity in climate (the party ends for a bit tomorrow, by the way), we actually had a few nights in midtown, several trips to Flushing (one resulting in an E.J. anxiety attack due to being too far from the T.F.), mad footage of the Tompkins cones, and a wasted bottle of champagne. The bottom-half playoff seeding is still the same.

Contributing filmers: Andre Page & Richard Quintero.

Features: Josh Velez, Ritch Swain, Tyler Tufty, Sweet Waste, Andre Page, Billy McFeely, Pad Dowd, Vladimir Kirilenko, Emilio Cuilan, Negative, Brandon Bramhall, Ty Lyons, Brian Kelley, Rodney Sterling, Rob Gonyon, Jack Sabback, Roctakon, Galen DeKemper, Haffa, Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith.

Mooney was locked up while this clip was being filmed, hence his lack of footage.

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if you need something to do tonight — Black Donald Trump live / Palace crew DJing / The Wavy Baby asking you to buy him a drink @ Santos. More info here.