Summer Slump

July 31st, 2017 | 12:51 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

QS office in the middle of the summer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Buried somewhere in the backlash, Bobby put together a really great part for Riddles.

Congrats to fuckin’ Drewwww for becoming Hjalte’s teammate via subtle announcement. Here is his Paych part even tho Johnny peaked with Space Heater.

New one from Antosh and the Vancouver boys.

Tennyson Corporation put together a Mike and Quim Cardona 411 remix video to tug at your heartstrings (that nollie shove, varial flip line…) Our NY Revisited remix of Quim’s clips still gets brought up as many people’s favorite piece of QS #content, and remains one of this website’s proudest moments — probably because there are few skaters as infectiously inspiring in their footage as Quim. Thanks man ♥

“He’s not a bum, it’s crazy.” Paul Young posted Bronze’s raw footage from those couple weeks when the entire city of New York was coincidentally in Barcelona together. Just as a context for how utterly insane Barcelona is for skateboarding, Clearout (#QSTOP10 extra tweaked back smith clip), a two-week old video entirely filmed in the city, avoids almost every single spot from the Bronze clip.

TWS has a rad piece on the invention of the nollie flip, circa 1990.

A couple new Puleo clips in this commercial for German Nieves’ company, Paterson.

“What if you’d been told, on the occasion of Fully Flared‘s premiere nigh ten years ago, that Anthony Pappalardo’s part would provide a primary guiding light for the shoe supplier’s next full-length video — would you have believed it?” Boil the Ocean reviews Lakai’s latest video.

“Is this like a Seinfeld thing, where there’s no story?” Trick link: Anthony Pappalardo interviews Gino Iannucci. Gino is also now on Instagram. Everyone caves. Except Max Palmer and Stuart Hammond.

Respect for sticking the 360 flip in the security guard’s face, but so confused as to why there is an Australian video called Deadass.

Best nollie heel noseslide gets a free board.

Correction: Colin Provost’s impossible should have been in last week’s QS Top 10.

Spot Updates — 1) Not sure how recent this is, but the Philly step(s) under the Williamsburg Bridge on the way to Alligator Ledge are no more. The school installed rails running down the middle of them. 2) Here are a couple photos of the skatepark being built on 114th and 1st Avenue via neighborhood correspondent, Tron Jenkins. It is set to officially open in March of next year.

Quote of the Week: “If Pontus ever has a heart attack, I’m definitely sending my sponsor me tape to Frog.” — Hjalte Halberg

Most adorable intro to a part and top 5 most steez switch back tail ever. Thanks for all the drinks James :)

All White Everything

December 27th, 2010 | 10:15 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

Thunder, lighting and snow, that’s a first for this lifetime. There’s even snow inside the train stations right now. If you happen to be blessed enough to not have work today, don’t go outside. Sit home and listen to the Can’t Ban the Snowman tape or something. Here are some links to pass the time for this Monday morning.

With board graphics getting all of the retrospectives, and printed-word love these days, wheel graphics are pretty much universally neglected. Here’s a quick guide as to when skate wheel art began, and ceased to, matter.

The Quartersnacks Varsity Jacket via Bowery Stadium.

Someone asked Ian Reid if he could name “25 skateboarders who are actually from New York” on his Tumblr some time back. He returned with a very comprehensive answer.

Anthony Claravall offers some anecdotal nostalgia about the Cardona brothers, and what it was like filming their 411 “Wheels of Fortune” segment sixteen years ago.

You know things are slow down in Yahoo News International Headquarters when they can write five hundred words about the city installing fences and “No Skateboarding” signs at the Chinatown Banks. They quote Two Hawks Young though, which is sick. For those who don’t know, he was a crucial part to the greatest conceptual skateboard video of all time.

Anthony Beckner threw together the first batch of footage from the Below the Bridge Skatepark with the Classic Skate Shop crew. Conveniently enough, the park opens today, but even driving to Bayonne might be a bit too ambitious of an endeavor right now. The park looks slightly smaller than expected, and unfortunately doesn’t have the two different sections of street courses like Drop-In does (real estate, I know), but it would still be a good call for an off-hours winter session. Just maybe wait for the kids to get back to school.

While you complain on the internet, Roctakon is a humanitarian who supports Dominican skateboarders.

Rob Harris’ “Aussie Pressure” clip. The ending is brilliant.

Blueprint Skateboards’ “Summer in New York” digi-cam clip. Aside from the ground, this spot is the worst.

Thanks to everyone who linked up the Christmas clip: 48 Blocks, NY Skateboarding, Mound City, Paulgar, Second Nature, Blogge Materiale, Senes 23, Olson Stuff, Ian Coughlan, Krook Life, Skate the Streets, Tim Nolan, High Five Skateshop, Strictly Skateboarding, Max White, Delta Co. You guys are the best.

Quote of the Week:I’m going to buy a bottle of Jack and drink it until I no longer care that I suck at skating.” — Miles Marquez

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Light Chance of Flurries

December 6th, 2010 | 12:22 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

Is there any way to start conjuring up royalty money from trivia questions? Do Jeopardy subjects get hit off with a modest check to reward them for providing content for the show through their existence? Probably not, but it is the second mention this year for us in a trivia atmosphere, so it’s kind of cool. (First one was here.)

Having this set-up in your back yard is a sure-fire way to guarantee that you will never have another dull moment for the remainder of your existence on this planet, and realistically speaking, it’s not even that elaborate compared to what people have in skateparks these days.

Do you make electro music for white kids that finally gave up on listening to Nas? You should commission Alex Olson for a video. Features the Gonz and Gigliotti. May cause the purchase of electric blue slim jeans and loss in hard-drive space from copious electro remix downloads.

Barely news, but there is quite literally nothing to skate at Hoboken Ledges anymore. Not that it actually matters, but this is being posted for nostalgia reasons more than anything. Or if you had some bizarre plan to go all the way to Hoboken in order to skate the fountain gap, which has been fenced off for some time, but now looks like it is fully to-be torn from the ground.

Did you know that “Kick Push” is the sixth-greatest Chicago rap song of all time?

Spotted a link to this Swedish montage on the incoming links to Quartersnacks. Even though the skating and spots are pretty cool (and Quartersnacks supports the majority of things related to Scandinavia), it deserves mention mostly because by watching it, you will learn that there are dudes out in Sweden making “Hard in the Paint” remixes. Not like the aforementioned electro remixes either, we’re talking Swedish rap here. Over Lex Luger beats… Yeah…

As the iPad and all that shit is (supposedly) changing print media, old-fashioned zines seem to be less on paper, and more digitized. Skate Jawn is an online skate zine that is laid out slideshow style, just as if it were to be paper. It features a bunch of content from people still keeping Philadelphia skateboarding alive, a Mike Maldonado appearance, and some solid photography.

That rail looks pretty mellow… Not like it might as well be vertical or anything…

Saving the best for last, and knowing that going a few months without some Quim Cardona content is never a good thing, you should check out the recently unearthed Quim and Mike Cardona 411 “Wheels of Fortune” segment. This guy is one of the most endlessly entertaining skateboarders ever, crazy style and all. It’s great to see he’s still killing it to this day. I’m sure that Manolo dude gets all sort of requests, but the world definitely needs a Quim mixtape from him. Both the above photo, and the clip were spotted at the Domestics blog, which maintained by the one and only, Jersey Dave. “Down with the hip-hop.”

Quote of the Week:She’s got a gut, no butt, sweats on, and a kid — all things that you don’t want in a girl.” – Alexander Mosley

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Mike Cardona Rest in Peace

October 5th, 2006 | 4:05 am | Time Capsule | No Comments

Mike Cardona, one of the too many New York and New Jersey born skateboarders to see an early end to his time in this world, died on October 5th, eight years ago. Rest in peace. Here are several bits of coverage taken from Transworld issues.


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