Blue Sofa

September 18th, 2017 | 1:27 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

Colin Sussingham has been posting a bunch of photographs from the 917 video over on The Local Weather. The Max photo above is stolen from there obvs.

Here is a YouTube link to the 917 video, for all those averse to fringe video players. Still overwhelmed by how contagiously good vibes that entire video is.

So sick of the being bad at skateboarding on purpose trend.

“What’s the hardest trick in skateboarding?” “Getting a job.” There’s been a relatively decent batch of content about skateboarding’s most difficult maneuver floating around this past week: Heath Kirchart ranks all the jobs he’s had since retiring from pro skateboarding + Brandon Westgate talks about lumber mills and cranberries.

Brian Panebianco made an eleven minute documentary that highlights one of the bonds that formed between a homeless Love Park local and the park’s skateboarders.

The new Gang Corp edit is sick.

“Unlike Alien Workshop, DC recognized a new generation preparing to don swishy pants and opened its East Coast flow spigots, and now spot-searching Droors-endorser John Shanahan helps DC find a path after long years of wandering.” Boil the Ocean dwells on how DC is re-routing its approach to the skate shoe landscape.

Bill Strobeck put together a VX best-of edit from roughly 2000-2004 for Thrasher.

Cafe Creme has an interview with #QSTOP10 fave, Magnus Bordewick.

Gotta respect a “D.C. to Boston” edit that completely skips New York. This place can be a real pain in the ass, but at least we got an hour at Big Screen Plaza yesterday.

Rob Campbell footage will never not get a link ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Skate Jawn made a Glory Challenge edit with a bit of street skating mixed in.

Spot Updates: The banks under the 125th Street 1 train station have been under construction for a year or two. The oft-skated ones on the south side of 125th have a massive curb at the start now, but you can skate one on the north side of the street — although someone’s going to need to throw some Bondo on that crack right before it.

Quote of the Week
Jason Byoun: “I’m depressed yo.”
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Why?”
Jason Byoun: “Summer’s over yo.”

Black Heath Kirchart

July 28th, 2011 | 6:43 pm | Quarter-Diary | No Comments

All white for the last day in Spain. Preferable to the proposed alternative, depicted below.

There isn’t going to be a Heath Kirchart B-sides edit…

June 28th, 2011 | 1:15 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

We already covered that one two years ago, and it would be tough to find something more absurd. Someone posted this edit on YouTube maybe a year ago and one of the comments was “What kind of sick and deranged person makes something like this?” They missed the point, but in a complimentary way. Embedded below in case you’re just tuning in.

Heath does three tricks in his B-sides segment. You could probably make a case for those tricks being the best three tricks in Stay Gold. “It’s just a glorified jump ramp” might be the biggest understatement in skateboarding history.

The real question is: When is Sheckler going to fakie flip the mega ramp?

A Formal Salute to Everyone Not Taking Skateboarding Too Seriously

October 5th, 2010 | 4:26 pm | Daily News | 11 Comments

A few people have already shot this link over, so in the event that this link has fed to some sort of redundancy in your day, you have everyone at Quartersnacks International Headquarters’ apologies.

Big Hubbas & Big Emotions Redux

While every arena of popular media has accompanying institutions to prevent the said company, celebrity, sport, etc. from taking itself too seriously through gentle, elbow-poke-to-the-side humor, whether it be SNL, Jon Stewart, or two Jews on the internet making fun of coke dealing, rapping kingpins, it seems that skateboarding has been so devoured by its own epicness that this sort of thing has come few and far between over the past half-decade. Understandably, months spent in crappy hotel rooms, a dominantly fast-food based diet, injuries for stupid tricks, deadlines, and grappling with color correction for hours upon end is (probably) an emotionally taxing experience (nobody involved with this site would know), but when all is said and done, we’re talking about a bunch dudes skateboarding…as in riding a four-wheeled piece of wood and hoping it lands in such and such of a position on a given object. Step back and realize — it’s not that serious. And you don’t have to run down the list of exceptions of people keeping skating infused with a much-needed laugh at itself, we know them all. In the event that a review of something isn’t met with “this guy’s part was sick, this guy’s part was sick, and this guy’s part was so sick!” you typically have to wade through comments of people telling you you’re a “faggot” with too much time on your hands, and reminders that you cannot frontside flip over a house. You have to be a fan of something to parody it well, or at least know it well enough to criticize it constructively throughout whatever means you choose to do so.

As you probably know, Roger Skateboards runs this Roger of the Month thing. Bill Pierce had one two years back. This month’s is a parody of a man whose video parts are not strangers to profound epicness (“Yeah dude, but he’s sooooo sick, fuck you!”), Heath Kirchart. The excruciating detail that Ted Schmitz puts into his remake of Heath’s retirement tribute from the Emerica video, given the obvious gap in skill that inevitably prevents carbon-copy duplication of the part, is absolutley amazing. Right down to the hand motions, facial expressions, outfits, and mildly downgraded versions of tricks.

P.S. There’s also a Dylan parody that could have been better than it was, but is still worth a watch. The tattoo zoom-in is pretty good though.

P.P.S. Anyone who uses Vimeo…They actually have an embed code now that iPhones support.

Mind Field: The Quarter Snacks Edit

March 12th, 2009 | 4:30 pm | Video & Remixes | 57 Comments

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After many rave reviews following the circulation of the video on DVD-Rs, it is finally on the internet by popular demand.

Download from Mega Upload You need to sit through about 45-seconds before the link for a regular download appears, but it should download just as quickly as the Sendspace link.

I cannot put it up on Youtube because the majority of the music on it is copyrighted by Warner Brothers, who essentially has Youtube and Google video in a chokehold and disables the audio on pretty much any remotely popular song. And since I am not going to use the old excuse of “rights are hard to get so I’m just going to edit the whole video to Animal Collective and singlehandedly the worst rap song ever since they are so down for the cause,” we opted for other, lesser known hosting sites. Once again, you are much better off simply downloading the Quicktime file of the video from the links above.

But if you insist, an embedded video is after the jump.