Merry Christmas…kinda

December 25th, 2016 | 12:02 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

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Merry Christmas to whoever woke up with the stolen Beamer logo off Dre’s car under their tree.

Hate to pile on to 2016’s seemingly infinite supply of bad news, but this is the first year that we’re not coming through with a full Christmas clip. Although the past two have admittedly lost the steam of say 2007’s tour de force, 2010’s G.O.A.T. or 2012’s shockingly productive fall — 2016 is the year when adult life caught up, and skateboarding in November/December outside of Tompkins or a skatepark just didn’t go down like it used to. Below are a few ~moody~ bits from the summer (!!!) to fill the place of a would-be Christmas clip.

Eleven years in a row of by-far the longest running annual web clip series ain’t so bad. Shout out to the O.G. Bryan Chin from who we ripped the idea off in the first place back in the early 2000s. Hope to make it back for the next one.

Features Daniel Kim, Connor Champion, Josh Velez, Andre Page, John Franco, Akira Mowatt, Matthew Perez, Lurker Lou, Keith Denley, Alexander Mosley, Thom Musso, Pryce Holmes. Filmed by Andre Page and Pad Dowd.

BUT, keep in mind that none of that may matter at all, since Dustin Henry’s Antisocial Video part is still around to warm your heart this holiday season. Congrats again to Dustin for winning our first annual Skater You Would Be Most OK With Your Daughter Dating Award! #perfectboy

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Merry Christmas everyone. We’ll be back on Tuesday, December 27th.

Thankful for Keith

November 23rd, 2016 | 1:12 am | Video & Remixes | 2 Comments

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Photo by Justin White

What could be said about a sweet boy, who on the night of the Static 4 premiere — in a video full of east coast legends — received the largest cheers of the evening for a mere appearance in a montage? Or of a young man who is repeatedly the subject of anonymous “Ask Me Anything” Tumblr questions eager to know the answer to life’s eternal question: “What’s good with that Keith Denley part?”

We’ve been here for a long time, just trying to summon Keith from the demands of his sales job and the magnetic pull of known drinking establishments to give the world what it needs. Yes, that Keith Denley part.

Following the release of Sweet Waste’s “Reps Who Rip” part in the spring of 2014, Keith was emboldened. The budding skater who had backside 360ed the Banks 9 when he was 18 and spent his early 20s grappling with injuries never had a full part before. Needless to say, he — also a representative of sales for a major footwear brand — was not impressed with the inaugural “Reps Who Rip” outing.

“I could film a better part by the end of the summer,” he told us.

Some people just want to see Gino push. We just want to see Keith succeed.

Except he did not take the remainder of the summer to film a better part — or any part, for that matter. Nor did he take the remainder of the year, or the following year, or the year we are currently in to film a finer part that Waste’s exquisite take on switch crooked grinds and camouflage tinted skating.

And so, as 2016 nears to a close, the world does not have that elusive Keith Denley part. But it now has this: a best-of compilation of Keith’s finest moments from the past several years, edited by Justin White, and filmed by Joe Bressler, Johnny Wilson, Rob Harris and…Justin White. Keith may never have that monumental part he was so convinced he could film, but that doesn’t make us any less thankful for what he means to our lives, each and every day.

This holiday season, give thanks for Keith. #thankfulforkeith.

Spots From the Internet

April 11th, 2016 | 11:04 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Via Philly

Creature dropped an official “Welcome to the Team” part for Jon Gardner, which features a whole bunch of his best moments from Bruns 2 — or at least a handful of the most shout-at-the-screen inducing ones. You should still buy Bruns 2 though. Shout out to that phase Marquez went through in 2008 when he tried to film a Creature sponsor-me tape and would drive out to Sayerville 4x a week :)

Hopps put their “Saturday” commercial from the Polar premiere online. Features footage from Keith “Loudest Cheer at Any Premiere” Denley, and Brian Clarke skating the always cool-looking Museum of Natural History benches.

QS crowd fave Derm takes a step back from the crust and does some lines at L.E.S.

New iPhone video via Genesis featuring the N.Y. Ramp Co. quarterpipe, double-curb rainbow concoction at 12th & A, Keith Denley’s first clip of 2016, and other notable developments to occur in lower Manhattan skateboarding this past month.

An interview with Tony Choy-Sutton, the guy behind the lens of Heaven’s Gate, 2016’s frontrunner for spot selection and best avoidance of noted #traps.

Green Zine interviewed Nick V. from LurkNYC. Shout out to Non Fiction.

Boil the Ocean sorta reviews the Polar video, sorta ties it back to Henry Sanchez’s recent “I’m still skating” revelations, and dwells on the big-ification of small companies.

Filed under: “Skaters who seem strangely even more relevant to what’s going on today than when they were actually putting out parts.” Whatever happened to Jake Rupp?

New one from Canadian #skatevideohouse thinktank, CLUBGEAR.

Photojournalistic piece on the skate scene in Iran via Vice.

An artsy and subdued remix video of 2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Leo Gutman’s last part.

The GX1000 video premieres in New York on next Tuesday, April 19th. No info on venue yet, but *assuming* it will be where every skate video premiere in New York is :) Teaser here, and GX photo feature here.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Seventy two, and bumped Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game to ESPN2 in favor of a prospective seventy three.

Quote of the Week: “I heard having heavy ankle weights is actually really bad for you. You’re supposed to work your way up.” — Daniel Kim

#TBT when street skaters had vert sections in the middle of their parts.

No Daydrinking til Memorial Day

March 23rd, 2016 | 1:30 am | Video & Remixes | 3 Comments

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We’ve been leading the game with aimless lines where it’s obvious nobody knows their second or third trick since 2009 — at the very least. Here’s a few meandering warm-ups from Tompkins, the one time we brought a camera to either the Nike Garage or H.O.V. this winter, and Blue Park. Features the reigning Best Dressed Skateboarder in a controversial vest. Filmed by Pad Dowd.

Mainly just putting this out so everyone knows Keith is on an average of three clips a year, hence the mythologized “Keith Denley Part” won’t be complete until 2043 at the earliest. Heard he has clips in the DANY video though :)

Enjoy the day.

Previously: Drop Offs Volume 6

Just Know It’ll Be January In No Time

September 28th, 2015 | 5:15 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Told you that trash was #trending.

“Would the take-aways from your story be: find your passion, go to school if it interests you, travel, meet new people, get out of your comfort zone, don’t be scared to move somewhere new, be good to people, and work really hard?”
“I’d say focus on the first and the last two things you just mentioned and everything else will fall into place.” Skateboard Story has an interview with Torey Goodall, one of the five or seven greatest living skateboarders, about turning #good #drunk times into a career at a fashion-forward British skateboard enterprise.

New vid from Jesse Alba and that kid who doesn’t fuck with Trukfit.

This dude switch 5050ed the Hooters rail in the new Waylon Bone edit. Sorta surprised that spot hasn’t been getting more burn in the “Summer Trip to New York” footage cycle considering the actual Hooters has been out of commission for a minute.

Volume 12 of LurkNYC’s “New York York Times” throwaway series went live this past weekend. Some people really really hate skateboarding yaknow?

We’re still adamantly anti-good skateboarders at Three Up Three Down but still sorta excited to see what Lucas came back with. Him and Hjalte get the pass.

Carroll’s quick Questionable, Virtual Reality, Goldfish and Finally run is the skate version of Nayvadius’ Monster, Beastmode, 56 Nights and DS2 run.

Jönnek” is the new one from the finest former Soviet bloc country-based skate crew working today. They’re basically the MPC™ of eastern Europe.

Hey he got a new phone.

…and that Gramercy T.F. is the new hot spot for phone edits.

Free Skate Mag caught up with Luy Pa Sin, an icon of mid-2000s European ledge skating and varial flips. Includes a retrospective edit too :)

Officially (?) the first skate clip to utilize WATTBA #musicsupervision.

“No profession is as closely identified with food as police work is with doughnuts.”

Quote of the Week: “That kid scoots like a Polar skater.” — Keith Denley

This week marks one year since the release of Tha Tour, which is still on whole-way-through-at-least-3x-a-week-status over at the QS office. Birdman can go to hell for ruining what was momentarily the greatest thing to happen to rap groups since who even knows? Since We Got It For Cheap 2 dropped? Guys pls work out your differences and bring back “the best duo since Outkast“© thx.