Pull Up On A Spot

November 16th, 2015 | 11:49 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

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Photo via Andre Page

Size runs are thinning out over in our webstore.

Boys of Summer is online in full. Logan Lara QS part drops 1/1/2018.

I do all this… on my iPhone 6New bro cam edits:Instagram Direct #13” from Johnny Wilson, “Hit” via Genesis Evans, “Linger” via Jesse Alba, and “Funza Summer 2015” via Mike Heikkila. NY Ramp Co. is #trending super hard in every phone edit these days :) ♫ You must have an Android ‘cuz you ain’t got Emojis

The Warschauer Benches are on the shortlist of the funnest spots I’ve ever skated, and they’re nothing more than a better version of the Newport blocks from ~15 years ago. Kingpin has a full feature on their creation and history. Amazing how the formula for a perfect skate spot is no more sophisticated than decent ground + wooden benches + metal, and how often that goes ignored.

Isle’s Vase video is premiering on Thursday, November 19 at 8 P.M. and Paul Young’s Bleach video is premiering on Wednesday, November 25 at 8 P.M. Guess what theater? If you guessed the Imax on 68th Street, then you guessed wrong.

Did you know Fully Flared premiered eight years ago to the day? Village Psychic looked back on Anthony Pappalardo’s seminal yet at-the-time misunderstood section, which inspired legions of twenty-somethings to scour Bushwick for unchartered crust, caused a 5% spike in applications to Pratt’s sculpture program, and skyrocketed the demand for brown chino fabric among the world’s textile mills.

“I miss having Skinner as a friend, but I miss him even more as an enemy.” Boil the Ocean on the current state of the skater / security guard relationship.

Footage of the 5050 + quick set-up barhop in front of Wavy’s is in the Local Express friends section, although no footage could really do justice to how crazy that is.

Monster Children interviewed Pat O’Dell in light of Epicly Later’d much-needed return.

Gino talks about all his major sponsor changes throughout the years.

Some bits of New York footage in the extras from the Florida-based Exhibit video.

Thought this “spot” was a joke. It wasn’t.

Dude you’re probably gonna be really bummed — but…the Hooters Rail is gone. What a fun spot! Shout out to Rodney Torres for being the first one to skate it, and to Connor Champion for switch nosesliding it just before the plaza got leveled.

Dreams do come true. Tha Tour 2 is on the way. Rich.. gang..

QS Sports Desk [Non] Play of the Week: This made me laugh a bit…”When you wanna be the Warriors but you ain’t the Warriors.”

Quote of the Week
Kuz: “Just give me the word, I’ll quit my job and break up with my girlfriend.”
Inquisitive Gentleman: “You have a girlfriend?”
Kuz: “No, but if I did, I’d break up with her.”

Much love and prayers to all our friends out in Paris.

Just Did an Ollie ‘Bout a Week Ago

September 29th, 2014 | 5:02 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Eli skating a rock. Photo by Black Dave.

Still a bunch of gear in the webstore. #supportyourlocalskatesite ;)

“Skating through midtown Manhattan that night, I remembered that I used to think skateboarding would never get too big because it hurt too much. Because you can’t take the pain out of skateboarding. Because putting yourself deliberately in harm’s way is a quick, easy, and reliable route to the truth.” This is a solid read.

TWS’ “Skate Nerd” segment with Kalis and Smolik, two icons of hip-hop white guy skateboarding, is more entertaining than any link you may find below. “Kelly Slater?”

Worth repeating that Wes Kremer is the best?

Our good friend Alexander Mosley A.K.A. the Watermelon Man is having an art show at 2nd Nature in Bushwick this Saturday, October 4th. 7-11 P.M. Flyer here.

Finally: Frozen in Carbonite’s annual “Song of the Summer” x “Video Part of the Summer” mash-up segment. It tackles Static 4‘s equivalence to a prog-rock epic, Chris Brown and Bronze’s penchant for controversy, the truth that VX just looks blurry now, Bobby Shmura videos having a similar gender breakdown to skate videos, and Sinner’s post-modern, post-genre take on a video part. Incredible.

Monster has a new interview with Jake Johnson. Some heavy reading on the current situation at Alien Workshop, relationships in skateboarding, life after skating, etc.

GX1000 also posted this incredible IG clip of Jake bails. Last one is nuts.

Quick clip of Danny Supa cruising around Washington Heights.

Antwuan Dixon back on it.

For such a high-profile world city, Paris has been rather underrated for skating ever since the Lordz video era. Last week’s nine-minute “Scene” edit from Kingpin really puts how great it is into perspective. Spent a good two weeks there this past summer, and never saw at least 75% of the spots they skate. Features some solid Rich Homie Juan tricks. Also, if you slept on Vincent Touzery’s part in the Cafe Clope video (14:40 mark) earlier this year, you’re dumb.

Yeah, uh, about that unreleased Lakai Koston 1… (Part was sick though.)

Wow @ ollie over the Gino manual pad (not Roslyn) and probably the first trick down that kinked 57th Street rail in this Frankie Spears “Video Check Out.”

New northeast-encompassing video from the Mood NYC crew.

#weird skaters v.s. the 181st Street park.

“Don’t try to impress the old people. Be yourself. I think it’s the duty of all young artists — no disrespect — to say ‘Man, fuck y’all’ to the people before them. That keeps the music going.” — Andre 3000. Why couldn’t this interview be an hour longer? (“Nah nah nah yo real hip-hop yo NYC yo.”)

Quote of the Week:
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New Thug and Quan in a few hours, btw.

“Honestly, I can’t stand when women tell stories, it makes my balls itch.”

November 9th, 2010 | 10:17 am | Daily News | 19 Comments

“It’s just a bunch of words, with no plot, no middle, no end, and they’re always angry.”

Monday links on a Tuesday. The lack of hail outside is much appreciated.

If you are from, or have friends from Queens, you’ve known this for some time, but the Globe is officially skateable again. The fences are gone, and everything’s just like it always was. The ledges were sandblasted, but that is a small price to pay. The strip before the main extension, the extension itself, and the grate gap are the only things that have been re-waxed and broken in again. Hit the dollar store, buy a few candles, and take the trip out here before the cold gets too intense.

Want to see something crazy? Here’s a picture of Billy and the King of the Trill.

Speaking of Queens, and the word “trill,” the Flipmode franchise affiliated Tumblr, Hella Trill is back in full swing with regular updates. Skateboarding clips with some damn Wes Montgomery on the soundtrack, that’s something you can’t knock. (P.S. Wes Montgomery was as trill as someone could ever get.)

All of the people involved with this website collectively see Danny Weiss on a skateboard maybe twice a year. We have even taken steps to disown him, and prevent him from sucking up any more of the roster’s precious cap space. Lets put it like this: Take everyone you know who skateboards, think of every excuse they have ever given to you for not wanting to go skateboarding, combine them, and you will STILL not even be near the amount of excuses Danny Weiss has given all of us for bitching out of a session. Yet, somehow, someway, he decides to leave his house, and go skating with some European dudes, while avoiding all of those who have put up with all of his nonsense these past ten years. The guy is the true definition of a bum. I miss the Weiss that was set on telling the world that 50 Cent was the future.

While the tricks on the block of ice have received the most publicity after the release of Lakai’s new Nick Jensen commercial, that backside powerslide, no push thing between the two street gaps is the skateboard line nuance of the year.

Here’s a quick homie video via the Jaundice crew of some footage from this past summer and fall. Set to Cameron’s re-working of G. Dep’s classic title track anthem.

Open Skateboards’ Union Update Video – Volume 1.

Both of the the past two video links feature footage of the community pool park on Houston and Pitt Street, which has always been an insane bust anytime you set in there with a skateboard. And that amounts to visual evidence that people have been known to get lucky with some time there.

This has been on every other website, but check out this Keenan Milton video part mash-up if you already haven’t. Whoever edited it most likely went through some painstaking hours of finding applicable skate trick sounds to fill in for the stripped soundtracks.

Recently, while Googling “quartersnacks” in order to find something from several years ago, I stumbled on an old Skate Perception thread denouncing the audacity of this site for re-editing Mind Field last year. While there were very few advocates of the re-edit there, there were two responses that are absolutely brilliant and heartwarming.

Quote of the Week:I’m on the back cover, but it’s a Japanese magazine, and in Japan they read things from right to left, so it’s basically like I’m on the front cover.” – Marquez

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Ok Maybe the Lakai Video Isn’t the Worst Video Ever

December 6th, 2007 | 1:54 am | Features & Interviews | 28 Comments

Live Update #1: Only because Lucas Puig, JJ Rousseau and JB Gillet skate to this song am I willing to pardon many instances of very obnoxious slow motion and the annoying intro sequence.

Live Update #2: Carroll and Three 6 Mafia.

Live Update #3: Biebel and Jeezy.

Live Update #4: It’s over, this is the best video ever (thats not Mouse, because you know, Mouse had the decency to not play every single trick in Mariano’s part at fucking 2% slow motion).