Liv on Sundays, King of Diamonds Monday

October 26th, 2011 | 3:34 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

Quartersnacks is the only skateboard media institution that goes to King of Diamonds and gets haircuts at 4:30 in the morning. How could anyone be content with the boring stagnation otherwise running rampant throughout the industry?

Monday links on a Wednesday…

Quick fall clip featuring a lot of hills, Leo Gutman, some wallies, and two edits of the same footage: White people music edit and backpack rap edit.

A few months ago, Matthew Mooney abandoned his dreams of professional skateboarder superstardom and Googled who the oldest player to be drafted into the NBA was, quickly reignited his childhood passion for basketball, and changed his career path. Our good friend Joe Cups made a short documentary about Mooney’s streetball skills, called “Mooneyball.” Now if only the NBA actually still paid players…

Nollie bigger spins with lime green wheels in this throwaway clip from some 2nd Nature affiliates. These dudes have spots.

If you’re into being smart and stuff, Raphael Zarka, author of On a Day With No Waves: A Chronicle of Skateboarding will be giving a lecture in SoHo on November 10 called “The Geometry of Skateboarding” at 6 P.M. More information here, and it is free with a reservation.

Black Dave – Smokin’ Dat Green (Audio) BLACK DONALD TRUMP LEAK!! SMOKERS

(Late) Spot News: Grant’s Tomb is kind of a bust now, Morningside School is blocked off for construction, and that stupid NYU up-ledge has been de-knobbed for the 8th time.

Events This Week: 43 Magazine Launch party tomorrow (October 27) at 41 Grand Street from 6 to 11. KCDC is having a Halloween party on Saturday. 2nd Nature is having one on Saturday too.

If you’re running low on Halloween costume ideas, this one is sure to be a guaranteed hit with the ladies.

Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “Every time I have Swiss bearings, it seems like everyone else’s are better than mine.”
Isak Buan: “Yeah, it’s sort of like having a girlfriend.”

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One Month Left…

August 22nd, 2011 | 9:15 am | Daily News | No Comments

Summer technically ends when school starts, but if you don’t go to school, science says it starts on the 23rd of September. Enjoy the next month…

E.J. has a photo gallery up on his site / portfolio that features shots of many modern day Tompkins legends, covering everyone from Slickie Boy to Jason Dill. On a related note, we are beginning preliminary research on our Tompkins Wiki / historical database, and are looking for volunteers or interns willing to be compensated in Westway drink tickets.

The homie Connor Champion from North Carolina has a sick new Mag Minute. One of the finest frontside crooked grinders in skateboarding today. He’s also good at choosing songs to skate to, hence the use of Petey Pablo and “Pourin’ Up.”

Frontside nosegrind down Black Hubba. Wait, what?

A Day in the Life of Eli Reed. There actually are a lot of ways to go wrong with dollar slices. Features BGPs from Matthew “I guess I’m the worst dude these days” Mooney.

This thing may be useless as a ledge, but someone should still haul across Third Avenue and blast a kickflip off the top.

Columbia seems like a good time, despite looking rough as hell to skate.

There’s a week left for donations to Allen Ying’s upstart magazine, 43, and only ~$2,500 left to go until the $20,000 goal. Donate now.

Haven’t been uptown in a minute, but Dane sent over a tip saying that the Morningside School on 122nd Street (three block / manual pad) isn’t skateable anymore due to renovations: “Everything is fenced of and boarded up (except the rocks that you can ride on.)”

Columbus Park has also been fenced off for construction. So far, it only looks like they are tearing up the ground, meaning that there may be a chance that the kinked ledge and whatever else would remain.

Between Amare and P. Rod “talking switch hardflips,” Wilson Chandler’s newfound interest in skateboarding (yeah, the “Kick Push” reference ruins it…a lot), and Landry Fields claiming he would have pursued pro skateboarding if not basketball, the 2010-2011 pre-Melo trade Knicks should contact Quartersnacks to do some consulting on a skate/basketball league if this lockout eats up too much of the season. Maybe we could even sign Steve Nash to veteran’s minimum…

Quote of the Week:When you go into bookings, you got to take mad sandwiches and put them under your hip so you have a cushion to sleep on the floor with.” — The Dread

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