Snow Day Viewing: Off the Braxx

December 17th, 2013 | 8:30 pm | Daily News | 13 Comments

snow day viewing

This video premiered yesterday (why does it seem like there has been a video premiere every three days for the past three months?) and is online today to keep your mind off the weather.

After putting out two videos in one year, the Film Me and Goin’ Ham crew took a few years to come back with Off the Braxx. Its vibe is similar to the past two projects, except all these kids are way better at skating now, and the short kid who was really good is now taller and even more good. Some of the rails they skate, specifically in Nate Rojas and Dylan Witkins’ part, are probably NBDs on a skateboard. The one that leads to the underground mall at the start of Water Street is nuts. Parts from Dylan Witkin, Nate Rojas, Stephan Martinez, Andre Beverly, Jamel Marshall and others.

Off the Braxx likely has the highest volume of DJ Drama drops in a skate video to date, and even though we spent the latter portion of 2011 assuming that someone would skate to a song from Drive, is Nate Rojas actually the first one to do it?

Gah Y’all Some Broke Boys

December 17th, 2012 | 11:47 am | Daily News | 15 Comments

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Gino Iannucci – Backside Noseblunt. Photo stolen from the DQM Tumblr page. Long Islanders in black and white headline “Monday Links” posts two weeks in a row.

The QS web store is re-stocked with black and white Snackman tees in all sizes.

Boil the Ocean on DGK’s Parental Advisory video “picking up where the Menace video that would never come left off in Trilogy.”

Adidas just won the “Summer Trip to New York” web clip game with their August 2012 venture. It includes Busenitz, Lucas Puig, Jake Donnelly (with the best crusty ledge back smith since Anthony Correa), and Pete Eldridge giving tobacco companies their best advertising in years with an awesome late-night Sixth Avenue line. In an unexpected turn of events, Mark Suciu even figured out a new way to skate the Courthouse. It would be nice to see a full-length video from this roster.

Matt Mooney owns a computer again and he put together a Tompkins / Autumn / 12th & A clip, largely filmed while seated at the comfort of the T.F. bench.

Tompkins Square Park: Circa 1991.

Harry Corrigan, the creator of Film Me and Goin’ Ham’ has a new video due out early 2013. Belief Skate Shop out in Astoria also has a video due in January.

Are televisions as skate spots (see here or here) officially on #trendwatch2013? Now spotted in this Alex Duke Brooklyn cruiser clip.

Zered Bassett and friends escape from New York to skate L.A. Nice “shut the studio down” reference, Joey Brezinski.

Japanese “Summer Trip to New York” clip with a Roctakon cameo.

“Tom Penny, when he loses his mind, he starts talking about Wu-Tang. Billy Rohan, when he loses his mind, he starts talking about Wu-Tang.” ESPN has a article about how skateboarders love Wu-Tang that perhaps unintentionally hints at how many have cocooned themselves away from rap music released since Liquid Swords. Skateboarding/Wu-Tang is an interesting subject that could be explored in greater depth than “skaters like raw shit!” i.e. Wu-Tang was actually once a skate company or Gino (in general.) And for the record, pretty sure a bunch of us yelled at someone for cutting off Dreamchasers at House of Vans last year so they could hear 36 Chambers for the billionth time. (Forever > 36 Chambers. Frat boys ruined 36.)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Ricky Rubio back!

Quote of the Week: “I’m the Turkish Darren Harper.” — Guy Riza

So what’s better: Parental Advisory or Pretty Sweet? Rodrigo TX might have the best part between the two videos…