Liv on Sundays, King of Diamonds Monday

October 26th, 2011 | 3:34 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

Quartersnacks is the only skateboard media institution that goes to King of Diamonds and gets haircuts at 4:30 in the morning. How could anyone be content with the boring stagnation otherwise running rampant throughout the industry?

Monday links on a Wednesday…

Quick fall clip featuring a lot of hills, Leo Gutman, some wallies, and two edits of the same footage: White people music edit and backpack rap edit.

A few months ago, Matthew Mooney abandoned his dreams of professional skateboarder superstardom and Googled who the oldest player to be drafted into the NBA was, quickly reignited his childhood passion for basketball, and changed his career path. Our good friend Joe Cups made a short documentary about Mooney’s streetball skills, called “Mooneyball.” Now if only the NBA actually still paid players…

Nollie bigger spins with lime green wheels in this throwaway clip from some 2nd Nature affiliates. These dudes have spots.

If you’re into being smart and stuff, Raphael Zarka, author of On a Day With No Waves: A Chronicle of Skateboarding will be giving a lecture in SoHo on November 10 called “The Geometry of Skateboarding” at 6 P.M. More information here, and it is free with a reservation.

Black Dave – Smokin’ Dat Green (Audio) BLACK DONALD TRUMP LEAK!! SMOKERS

(Late) Spot News: Grant’s Tomb is kind of a bust now, Morningside School is blocked off for construction, and that stupid NYU up-ledge has been de-knobbed for the 8th time.

Events This Week: 43 Magazine Launch party tomorrow (October 27) at 41 Grand Street from 6 to 11. KCDC is having a Halloween party on Saturday. 2nd Nature is having one on Saturday too.

If you’re running low on Halloween costume ideas, this one is sure to be a guaranteed hit with the ladies.

Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “Every time I have Swiss bearings, it seems like everyone else’s are better than mine.”
Isak Buan: “Yeah, it’s sort of like having a girlfriend.”

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Weekend Viewing: Live From Summer 2006

February 26th, 2011 | 12:46 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

Over the past four and a half years, Gigliotti has been worrying about a lost line he had filmed in the latter portion of summer 2006. It was a noseslide on a high ledge, followed by a bunch of flatground tricks in the middle of a stylish SoHo street. Despite whatever style points Michael had acquired for this late-night maneuver, he feared he may never see his line, for it was believed to be lost on a DV tape thrown in storage somewhere. The spot on which he filmed this trick was problematic, due to the fact that you had to wait until 3 or 4 A.M. for the restaurant / bar to close before you can skate it, so merely re-filming it was not the easiest of options. Michael kept devising plans to bribe Sam for access to his stored tapes, to little avail. He feared the cause may be lost. But then came today.

This is a clip filmed and edited by Sam Salganik, with most of the footage originating from late summer 2006 throughout the remainder of the year. Pretty much when everyone was a lot more productive on the skateboarding end of things, and Ben was frontside flipping the Wall Street Gap in two tries with like three feet of extra space after the gap. (Some of the footage appeared in this clip from January ’07.) Features Kevin Tierney when he was a few inches shorter and wearing his world renown Corn Pops tee shirt, Matthew Mooney, Pryce Holmes, Ty Lyons, Isak Buan, Taji Ameen, Leo Gutman, and of course, Michael Gigliotti.

There’s also a clean, good quality upload of Gnar Gnar up on Vimeo now as well.

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2010 | 3:12 am | Video & Remixes | 21 Comments

Here’s the annual jazzy mood piece. Filmed throughout the past three months. Twenty-percent of the total eleven minutes was filmed on one miraculous twenty-five degree night in Midtown, something that is otherwise unprecedented in all of our over-eighteen-years-of-age existences. Complete Christmas miracle if there ever was one. Thanks to everyone who supported, visited, and spread the word about Quartersnacks this past year. First person who points out the grape soda BGPs gets a free Quartersnacks tee shirt (when the second batch comes in, which should be relatively soon.) Somebody please buy Josh a set of white wheels for Christmas, the lime is really starting to offend everyone. He’s “dreaming of a white-wheeled Christmas.”

Features: Jason Lecras, Tyler Tufty, Connor Champion, Max Palmer, Dennis Feliciano, Josh Wilson, Jersey Dave, Shawn Powers, Matthew Mooney, Billy McFeely, Torey Goodall, Vladamir Kirilenko, Thando Beschta, DJ Roctakon, Ted Barrow, Ty Lyons, Emilio Cuilan, Gabe Tennen, Pad Dowd, Galen Dekemper, Miles Marquez, Alexander Mosley, Josh Velez, Andre Page, Kevin Tierney, Geo Moya, Isak Buan, some lil’ kids, Pryce Holmes.

Big thank you to the contributing filmers: Andre Page, Dennis Feliciano, Paul Young, Joe Bressler, Martin Wilson, Larry Bao, Paulgar.

What’s the song for the Christmas clip?
John Coltrane. Nothing too crazy.
That’s corny.
The last clip I made was to ‘Fly Like a G6,’ give me a break.

Here’s an external link to download the clip as an .M4V for iPhones and iPods. 147.8MB. YouTube version here.

Trying to Buy a Lamborghini This Summer

July 29th, 2010 | 12:05 pm | Video & Remixes | 8 Comments

How do you feel about Thando’s homage to you?
Is it a homage to me, or a homage to looking good?

Unlike previous summers, when we’d weave up and down the Northeast and the possibilities for new bad spots and whimsical adventures seemed endless, we’ve been stuck here for the past few months. Partially due to increased unemployment, but largely because of the overall expenses that coincide with the one sketchy place you’ve been renting cars from all these years catching on to the fact that every time they rent to you, they get the car back with an extra 800 miles on the odometer. How exactly the acquisition of a Lamborghini will go is anyone’s guess, but it would widely increase productivity in terms of skateboarding outside of this city, which as you know, is a hotbed of doing nothing in this July/August period of the year. Maybe a Paypal donate button on the side with a long dissertation as to why its a wise investment. Maybe rig a way to make it tax-deductable. Do you think making songs where you copiously repeat that you’re trying to purchase something actually yields an acquisition?

Below is a new clip that features Dennis Feliciano, Isak Buan, Matthew Mooney, Ty Lyons, Josh Velez, Watermelon Alex, Torey Goodall, Aaron Szott, Negative, Rich, Grandpa, Galen Dekemper.

Vimeo / YouTube / Lambo This Summer – Direct Download [70.3MB / 3:12]

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Swag when I surf.

February 4th, 2010 | 4:00 pm | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments

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Happy February. Doesn’t it feel like New Year’s was two days ago? Oh, did you see the seventy-percent chance of snow for the weekend forecast? Yeah man.

In light of our just slightly-below-freezing but enhanced by wind-chill temperature, along with the impending snow showers, what better way to celebrate than a Hawaiian themed skate clip that was filmed when it was at least eighty-degrees outside?

Put together by Justin White, featuring Scotty Moore, Taji Ameen, Brendan Grandstrand, Negative, Luke Malaney, Jersey Dave, Eby, Jeremy Scott, Mr. Wilson, Isak Buan anddddd.. Justin White.

Chain shining hard, it just gave my neck a tan. It has been over a year, and that song still hasn’t got old.