Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2013 | 4:22 am | Footage | 8 Comments

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With each passing year, it gets tougher to not acknowledge that Gucci Mane has three Christmas songs on the low, especially after straining cheesy Christmas music for the past nine clips. (Yeah, this is somehow the ninth one.) But even if the #musicsupervision department is backlogged due to not having utilized “Used 2″ and “Paranoid” yet, maybe one clip a year that isn’t partial to drum machines is okay…

This somehow ended up being the most daylight-heavy Christmas clip of the nine, due to November and December being unseasonably brick. To make up for it, there was one miracle day when we didn’t get kicked out of World Trade, as evidenced by maybe a fifth of this clip being filmed there. Win some, lose some. Merry Christmas.

Features Brendan Carroll, Keith Denley, Lurker Lou, Tyler Tufty, Zered Bassett, Dave Caddo, Sweet Waste, Elijah Cole, Tony Durao, Calen Knauf, Josh Velez, Andre Page, Alexander Mosley and Connor Champion.

Thanks to Joe Cups, Andre Page and Rob Harris for contributing footage.

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Past Christmas clips: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Other Christmas Gifts: It’s mostly at skateparks, but there’s 50 seconds of new Gino footage out and an awesome mini doc about the governor of New Jersey, Fred Gall.

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

From the Cell Block to the Skate Spot

September 16th, 2013 | 5:57 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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Shawn Powers for Dior Homme S/S ’14. Photo by Peter Sutherland.

We cut a few prices on some remaining QS gear in anticipation of fall items.

Much like Riff Raff is the undisputed king of Vine (sooo spring 2013, right?), Lucas Puig is perhaps the only Instagram user making good use of the app’s video function. He put together a brief “Best Of” video of his straight-to-Instagram tricks. Also, why exactly didn’t he skate to “I Can’t Wait” in Bon Voyage?

There’s a new minimal, manual-friendly skate park in Bushwick, similar to the one that popped up in Park Slope two years back. More of these please.

Though they are less “minimal,” Templeton from Mostly Skateboarding put together a cool #listicle of the most innovative skateparks on earth for Complex.

Yaje Popson came back from Brazil and is still really good at skateboarding.

One of Yaje’s friends, Luke Clerkin, has a fun midtown night session clip online, too. It can easily get frustrating, but its still tough to think of a spot more fun than a good night in midtown. (P.S. The ground is fixed at that wallride on 65th Street.)

Billy McFeely has a quick interview and a few tricks over on the Transworld site.

Added Lurker Lou giving a tour of “The Tree” at Con Ed Banks and his Williamsburg Monument spot check from Faux One One to each respective spot page.

Deep Dish is a new video out of Chicago with a New York section as its opener.

Some stuff that has been online for a bit (i.e. content that is ~five days old): Jake Johnson came back to the city and destroyed everything in thirty seconds, Alex Olson skated New York for a bit and then went to Iceland to exfoliate, Huf put out the obligatory “Summer Trip to NY” clip with some lesser seen spots (fakie boardslide down Black Hubba is nuts), and Chris Nieratko ran down the history of New York’s first skateboard company for ESPN.

The New York Times had some skate-related content in the past week: an article on preserving the first skatepark ever built in New York (and still the only public vert ramp in the city, right?), and a site feature on some of Allen Ying’s photos.

“Free Gucci Mane” shirts never go out of style.

Quote of the Week: “Sick, now there are babies crying. This is like eating in a hospital.” — Josh Velez on eating in Golden Krust

Boil the Ocean claims Quartersnacks is the skate industry’s Traps N Trunks. And here we were thinking we were its Purple Diary :(

The Obligatory Summer iPhone Edit

July 24th, 2013 | 4:18 am | Footage | 3 Comments

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The clip below features an #emergingblackcelebrity. Photo via Chase Doerflinger on Instagram.

On Monday, once-relevant East Village skateboard blog, The Green Diamond (also once generously referred to by Guy Riza, Quartersnacks.com’s European of the Year – 2012, as “the number two skate blog”), posted up the latest entry to its “Diamond Days” series. The clip sought to recapture the hearts of the Green Diamond’s old fanbase, which initially fell in love with the magic of Yaje’s shorter days, Brett Land’s wallie abilities, and Kyle Iles’ lost hip-hop tapes — a magic that still burns for the Green Diamond only when Malfa skates. Despite promises of a general return to form and being more “street,” the nine-minute video is fraught with convenient exceptions to its own rule of being solely #street. It is not street in the slightest. It is sarcastic and offensive to longtime fans.

And so, to show what’s really hot in the streets, we have revived our dormant iPhone video series, Velez’s Corner, for an actual #street oriented affair. It is, as a person qualified to speak on the matter would put it, “so street like asphalt.” The only “exception” to the rule we let slide is a possibly goth kid doing a darkslide at the L.E.S. Park, so it’s not really even an exception. Filmed by Josh Velez.

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Djosh Unchained

June 7th, 2013 | 4:03 am | Footage | 12 Comments

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The disclaimer in the Memorial Day Weekend clip wasn’t a joke…

Here’s a @wavey_dada A.K.A. Josh Velez part filmed throughout the past winter and spring. He’s skating a bit faster, in slightly more fitted clothing, and with less flip-in-shove-it-out tricks since his $20 Off No Tax part, but he’s still a total cutie nonetheless. Watch below as he dispels all purported myths about the impossibility of working downtown New York retail and still skating productively on days off. If you’re into the part, follow him on Instagram — it’ll mean mean the world to him. Have a good weekend. Don’t go over there!

Contributing filmer: Andre Page. Guest tricks from Ritch Swain and Elijah Cole.

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