Josh Velez: Summer Madness Part For Inkwell Commons

October 20th, 2017 | 11:57 am | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

Collect anything — records, skateboards, sneakers — long enough past early adulthood, and eventually, you reach a point where you have a big, dusty mass of matter in your apartment. Upon realizing he was a decade into stacking shoeboxes of Jordans in his house, Josh had dilemma. But he was the latest entry on Forbes magazine’s “Youngest Billionaires” list — he wasn’t about to sell his sneakers to a bunch of nerds on the internet. Who has the time for that shit?

And so, he began skating through his collection for this part. (The 5s are apparently the best ones.) Happy 29th Josh ♥

Filmed by Andre Page and J.P. Blair. Edited by Cruzctrl a.k.a. Eric Cruz.

Previously: Wavey Wings, Djosh Unchained

‘Wavy Wings’ — New Josh Velez & Inkwell Commons Part

August 24th, 2016 | 11:14 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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“Wavy Wings” is the new one from Andre Page’s Inkwell Commons imprint. Features Josh Velez further exploring the [switch] slappy and wallie arc of his skateboard career, which leaving quick footed ledge-ry to those two wooden benches in the financial district that are somehow the only subsequent ledges in lower Manhattan that you get time at. However, the spot’s most transcendent moment may be the switch slappy nosegrind pop-out that combines all of the aforementioned ingredients :)

Guest tricks from Nick Nunez, Kadeem Walters, John Diaz, Connor Champion, Tyshawn Jones and Troy Stilwell with reportedly the best clip he ever got in his life.

Filmed by Andre Page. Edit by CRUZXCTRL.

Previously: Josh Velez for Inkwell Commons (2015), Djosh Unchained (2013)

R.I.P. 69 Long Live Noodletown

February 29th, 2016 | 2:07 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Thanks for the late night memories, 69 Bayard. Photo by Brian Kelley.

Out in Guatemla with a quarter million dollars…That nollie crook really came out of nowhere, and thumbs up all around on #simple C.I.A. Ledge lines.

Sometimes hats just don’t stay on your head, yaknow?

Jim Hodgson still somehow has yet another round of 90s outtakes. Shants-era Dill footage and some Lackawanna appearances pin at your nostalgic lobes in this one.

Just as many Americans are still recovering from 2008’s financial meltdown, skateboarding is apparently still reeling from the collapse of Alien Workshop 1.0, as evidenced in Yaje Popson’s latest interview with Transworld, and Jake Johnson’s [extended] one with Thrasher. Also note to anyone about to log off and head to D7: “I think I really messed my body up jumping down stuff when I was younger and my body was still growing. If I could give advice I’d say don’t jump down stuff until you’re older.”

Following the first 60-degree Sunday of 2016, noseslide 270 shuv outs have not gained any momentum at a projected resurgence. However, Ron Deily makes a good case for lowbrow frontside 270 out of noseslide tech in the new Zoo in S.F. clip.

Dude did a rad gap-to-lipslide down the L.E.S Park double-set.

Speaking of the L.E.S. Park double-set…Antonio Durao switch tre Love Gap attempts.

Sex Hippies & Sean Pablo in L.A. for a week. “What, is aguy that used to host Jane on Thursdays four years ago skating in L.A. not New York enough?” ;)

Always knew this spot would have a resurrection somehow. Looks dangerous.

The skatepark being built in place of the Fat Kid Spot looks pretty low to the ground :)

Thrasher recently entered the arena of YouTube comps with a five-minute compilation of the greatest handrail tricks, but shouldn’t Gonz’s boardslide down the Banks 9 + his 5050 and front board down the [defunct] 8th & Greene Street rail from the (1986?) Vision video be the first thing? Weren’t those supposedly the first handrail tricks? Is the idea of handrail skating being born in New York akin to pointing out that Christopher Columbus didn’t actually discover America?!

Just realized this QS feature from a year-old issue of Acclaim mag is online. Was kinda the blueprint / draft for the intro of the actual Quartersnacks book.

Atiba’s favorite Atiba photos.

Only “Damn Daniel” content that matters. Also “Damn Daniel” = 2k16 “I Didn’t Do It” :)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: What else? Hand him the MVP trophy now.

Quote of the Week:

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Uploaded Josh’s Inkwell promo part as a standalone thing just because:

Josh Velez For Inkwell Commons

September 11th, 2015 | 4:35 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

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After much delay, Andre Page — friend to all fortunate enough to have met him and honorary father to ~seventy-percent of the people affiliated with QS — finally has a website live for his company, Inkwell Commons. On it, you will find an intro part for Josh Velez, star of the Oscar-nominated short film, “Djosh Unchained.”

Also features Inkwell associates Chandy Khon, Haffa Pereira, Matt Perez, Jon Diaz, Troy Stilwell, Kadeem Walters and Andre Page. Filmed by Steve Gatti, Tom Gorelik, Andre Page and Jon Diaz.

Stay tuned to InkwellCommons.com for updates.

Have a good weekend.

Winter in Spain

February 27th, 2015 | 3:05 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

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[Three weeks ago]
I got a ticket to Barcelona for just under $800. I’m going for 10 days. You wanna roll?
Nah man, I got a bunch of work to do, I should probably chill.

In hindsight, I’m an idiot.

There’s this misguided idea in skateboarding that “Barcelona is blown out.” Fran Molina eradicated any relevance there was to be found in filming at MACBA, Para-lel is gone, and GX skated the short side of Universitat. The end.

In skimming through the SD cards that came back from the trip I turned down, I realized that the perception of Barcelona as a place with nothing to skate beyond what you saw in the DC Video ten years ago is, uh, rather moronic. These guys went to two of the spots that we went to in our two weeks out there in 2011. There are endless bank spots, half of which you’ve never seen in a proper skate video before, i.e. Barcelona’s version of the shitty ledge spot in deep Brooklyn that all the locals avoid venturing out to is some insane, out-of-the-way marble bank. Plus, all those spots are empty at this time of year (notice the lack of any humans in the background of all these clips.) Who really goes to Barcelona in mid-February, you know?

Features Zeb Weisman and Jonah Miller. Filmed by Andre Page while you were walking to the bar in zero-degree weather listening to “Trap Queen” on your phone.

Shout out to Bolts Premium and Inkwell Commons.

Previously: Skate Spot Porn – Barcelona, 2011 Barcelona Update #1, 2011 Barcelona Update #2, 2011 Barcelona Montage