Connor C & Wade D

July 23rd, 2016 | 10:54 am | Daily News | No Comments

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We waited nearly two decades to find out who paged Kareem Campbell (“it was just a homie“) in what was apparently the only *two* pager checks in skateboard video history. However, videos were sparse then. There was a finite amount of skateboard material released in a given month that obsessing over minutiae like who was paging Kareem seemed like an adequate use of brainpower.

Who are we kidding man. Nothing changed. We’re still over here thinking about the saammee duummbb shhiitt — the only difference now is that you can text Connor Champion to find out he was playing to the Future and Young Thug song off Esco Terrestrial rather than waiting twenty years for an Australian skateboard website to ask him about what was coming from the speaker he was holding mid nollie nose manual nollie flip.

Wade D New York footage is always ♥♥♥

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Features Connor Champion, Wade Desarmo, Kevin Tierney and Adam Zhu.

‘Plug’ — The New Bronze Promo

April 11th, 2016 | 7:34 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Three hours late may not have been much in 2010, but on the 2016 internet, we might as well be posting the new Bronze promo in the 2010 archives. We blew it.

“Plug” is a departure from the past few rounds of Bronze projects not because it is in HD — not their first video to ditch the VX — but because it’s far more conservative with the nostalgic non sequiturs that made it one of the western world’s most ripped-off skate video franchises. At the same time, it’s a return to the late-2010s, post-Flipmode / pre-merch availability era that made us fall in love with the Bronze age. There’s a revived Phil Rodriguez not seen since the 2011 Q.S.S.O.T.Y Caviar days, an ender part from the venerable Trife alumnus William McFeely, and a loving tribute to the God K.T. in which he appears for one clip like Danny Way in Photosynthesis credits except way tighter — making “Plug” a two-sided love letter to new and old Bronze fans alike. Also shout out to Nick Ferro for consistently making all of us underweight skateboarders proud, part after part :)

Previously: Trust, Enron, Solo Jazz, 56k, Caviar, Sognar

Filet Mignon With a Flip Phone

January 11th, 2016 | 9:28 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Good friend of the website, longtime QS music supervisor, coin-er of the term “skate video house,” and writer of the last part in the QS book, recently published his first novel, None of the Bad Ones. It’s about partying, #badrelationships, skating at Tompkins and meeting up with girls you texted off a Blackberry ~five or six years ago. It’s a fun and nostalgic read. Use promo code “snackmancometh” on his website, ESFBooks.com, to get 30% off. QS interview about the book here.

Ahh the old “Zoo York Media Group” logo… New Kevin Tierney Zoo part is now online, with some fashion-forward griptape, white rappers, and chill cut-ins from E.S.T.. Been wondering who those wallride marks on Grand and Crosby were from ;)

To remedy the fact that there hasn’t been a full Brian Anderson part in long time, Village Psychic put together a rad three-minute remix of his past four or five years worth of video appearances. Shout out to Billy McFeely circa 2009.

This isn’t actually a new Conor Prunty part, but a new Conor Prunty part is dropping on QS this April two thousand and sixteen. Buy stock while you can :)

QS’ New Output-based #skatevideohouse Desk: Vice’s electronic music site took to task skating’s recent infatuation with house music. Dudes just wanna dance bro.

Canadians were unmentioned in the article entirely, which is unfortunate considering their apt handling of such music supervision decisions in the past. Here’s a new one from Antosh and all the dudes from the “Heat” video this past fall.

Drones in Westchester. New one featuring Caddo, Watermelons et al via Armand.

Everything in this twenty-five minute Byrdgang video — from the spots, to the tricks, to the picture quality, to the fact that it’s named after sub-sect of lower tier peak-era Dipset affiliates — reminded me of early-to-mid-2000s, post-Metrospective skateboard website montages in the best way possible. Smiles the whole way through :)

A minute of Ishod footage at the new indoor Nike park in Brooklyn.

Related: The [far different] state of skateparks on the east coast, circa 1998-2000.

As if filming a video exclusively in London wasn’t hard enough, they decided to do it with a ten-pound camera from three decades ago. Mike O’Meally with some photos and words on the upcoming Palace video.

Relevant Today: Skateboarding’s Beloved Soundtracks — David Bowie.

New Cell Jawn clip featuring purportedly some of Love Park’s last days.

Thanks to NY Skateboarding for the full flip-through of the QS book in 15 seconds.

If you watch only one skate video today… Stereo uploaded a clean, full version of A Visual Sound online. One of the most #influential vids to ever exist, especially with regard to a lot of what’s going on in skating today.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Damian Lillard got on the same juice cleanse as Steph I guess. Seventeen points in three minutes.

Quote of the Week: “Whoa. Somebody made our beds.” — Max Palmer re: hotels

Londoners: Slam is throwing a party for the DGK + QS stuff on Thursday :)

Tryna Skate Some Flat and Eat Caviar

July 13th, 2015 | 4:35 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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It’s that time of the year again when Khaled goes skateboarding.

Before you read anything in this post, please donate whatever you can (even $5 helps) to Kevin Tierney’s new knee fund. We’ll consider it a personal favor.

Guess the word is out on this one. Proud to say QS will be releasing a ten-year anniversary book on Powerhouse this fall, entitled TF at 1. It’s a fun look back at the past decade give-or-take of the extended family that surrounds this website. More details later this year. Keep an eye out for snippets on Instagram.

Jamal Smith tests out Stevie Williams’ DC pro model from ~2001. Possibly the best skate clip of the year. “Stevie, don’t fuck me up when you see this.”

The new Sabotage 4 trailer is great. Includes a full Dylan Sourbeer part.

The list of people who look as good as peak-era Rob Welsh on a skateboard is in the single digits. Also, since skateboarders love rappers from the nineties so much that we’re still editing to songs off The Sun Rises in the East fifteen years after Static 1 came out, you guys might be interested to learn that a lot of those rappers are still making music in 2015!

The Iron Claw crew opened up a new shop in Bushwick called Rollgate Skates, which buys, sells and trades skate gear. 867 Broadway in Bushwick, by Broadway-Myrtle J.

Bust Crew has been posting some chill IG clips of their trip to New York. Just when you thought there were no new ways to skate the Chinatown manual pad

Dave Mayhew still rips. “The whiteboys be like totally.”

The 2014 Thrasher Skater of the Year on not having an Instagram.

“In terms of visibility and reach, the Thrasher part gives the skater the prime-time spot, and to have one of these nowadays is almost like being a contestant on America’s Got Talent that made it to the next round. Everyone gets to see your part for that day, but next week there’s a whole other round of contestants to replace you.” SMLTalk with a funny one about the most awfully titled Thrasher parts. “The Raybourn Identity” is insane, though we called something “Djosh Unchained” before, so…

Sidewalk has a pretty in-depth and candid interview with Austyn Gillette about life since suffering a double knee injury a year ago.

New Jersey handrail skating circa 1999 oh yeah.

R.I.P. to the Pigeon Shit Double-Set on 40th and Broadway. It lead a terrible life.

Here are the TWO winners of the Jason Byoun remix contest. Considering both of them incited equal amounts of laughter, it wasn’t fair to just let one win. Check your emails. Make sure to watch the first one through the end :)

Quote of the Week: “Fetty Wap is like Willie Nelson.” — Corey Rubin

New Future drops on Friday.

Morning Report

June 30th, 2015 | 5:53 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Both of these missed Monday links yesterday*, and both deserve special attention.

Bronze just dropped a video for their now-available Huf collaboration, chopped up to the plethora of newscasts about footwear-related violence. It’s basically a real good mini Josh Wilson part, which contains a First Annual Regular Stance Heelflip of the Year Candidate. The second GS9 part has Tierney exploring even more griptape colors, and Dick Rizzo furthering the ongoing resuscitation of the Verizon Banks. Dude, why does everyone hate the VX so much these days? ;)

The other day, we were having an office discussion about how Last of the Mohicans is low-key one of the more influential New York videos of the past decade or so. Even though ~75% of the footage was from Florida etc, the New York bits rewired how visitors and recent ex-pats went about filming in the city. It was one of the first vids to entirely ignore skating below triple-digit Manhattan streets. Before Mohicans and those early Dobbin Block montages, few people gave a shit about trekking out to East New York or Morris Heights to skate some rugged brick bank spot you could get stabbed at. Nowadays, that’s some people’s entire M.O. That was one of the first videos to really prioritize sticking its nose in outer borough crust.

ANYWAY, Caddo was a big part of that whole era, and he dropped a wallride-heavy L.A. trip part for Politic yesterday. No music, just urethane screeching against walls. The Politic guys even went the distance of calling it a “casual” part — not like footage has ever done justice to how insane this dude’s skating is anyway :)

ICYMI: There’s a great noseslide in the video that Politic dropped last month, and here’s a .GIF 4 da Tumblr of the Caddo kickflip at the biggest bust in New York.

*Unrelated to this, but related to yesterday’s Monday Links post title: This is still the best Meek Mill song of 2015.