Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. Real psyched for Dirk, the 38-year-old Jason Kidd (THERE’S STILL HOPE STEVE NASH — ASK FOR A TRADE!), Jim Carrey, Jet, Matrix, Deshawn “Abraham Lincoln neck tat” Stevenson, TYSON CHANDLER, Miss Universe 2006’s boo, and Corey Brewer, WHO GOT WAIVED FROM THE KNICKS only to become an NBA champion three months later (legitimate contribution or not.) Mooney had a whole Texas kit last night, right down to the Pimp C shrimp cocktail homage. All in all, it was a great NBA season.
In other big news, Leo Gutman is making a comeback. Taji put together a three-minute clip of him skating around downtown, wreaking havoc on skate spots, retail establishments, and unmarked police vehicles. That metal Leonard Street ledge is the high, 2011 version of 11th and Wythe (R.I.P.)
Brian Kelley has an interview with E.J. up on his site, tackling topics like art, the East Village, Tompkins, and a preposterous assertion that Two Boots has the best slice in the city. There’s a no discussion as to how he intends to compete with Chris Brown though.
E.J. also recently sent over this weird 12th & A clip with the colors inverted. If you’re looking for something with no color effects, his Vimeo page revealed an old montage from 2008. Frontside ollie over the 12-stair double rail in front of Chase was real sick.
Galen Dekemper may not be here throughout the summer, but he put together a sixteen-minute clip with stuff off his Flip cam to hold everyone over. Includes footage of what may be the brightest Waka Flocka concert ever conducted. “It was at 7 P.M. in a convention center.” Mooney also put together an iPhone clip a real random song selection. Which brings us to our next point…
If Apple leaves portrait recording mode ON iOS 5, THEY HAVE FAILED AS A COMPANY. Get that shit out of here. Portrait mode should be called “WorldStar Mode” at this point.
Skateboarding in Central Park: Circa 1965. Evidently, skating is a lot different now.
Rail of Death. Magazine cover or early retirement waiting to happen.
Quote of the Week: “What is this ‘swag?’ Nobody says ‘wavy’ anymore?” — Guy at the bodega on Mulberry Street
Despite Quartersnacks’ status as “The Most Known Unknown” (more on why that is the case here), we’re 100 shy of 2,000 Facebook fans. We will probably remain “known unknowns” until we hit the 10,000 mark, so until then, hit up our Facebook page, or click the button at the bottom of the sidebar.
Follow us on Twitter while you’re at it. The NBA tweets have ceased until November / when the lockout ends / when the Knicks do something stupid.
Please let this be the case. 3-2 going back to Miami is no guarantee by any means. Ask the 2010 Celtics about the whole 3-2 thing…
“Notice the Osiris logo? I’m trying to make it the best selling drink of all time, like the D3. I put an éS logo in there for the skaters, too.” — Pryce Holmes, creator of the “The Pryce Holmes”
Some Norwegians from Matix Clothing flew out to New York, and posted up a well-done trip montage on Vimeo. The most impressive manuver in the video is a 360 flip down that awful double-set on 39th Street and Broadway. Does anyone want to buy Quartersnacks a T2i by any chance?
Seldom-seen footage of the switch big flip over the Fish Gap. Apparently, it was in some Focus video New York montage. If it’s not on the internet, it may as well have never happened. It’s online now, so everyone could strike it off the “heard about it, but never saw the footage” list. Most of that list actually has to do with big flips.
Anyone who grew up watching E.S.T. videos and Metrospective clips definitely looked up to Danny Falla (a back tail backside flip out over the Flushing grate was pretty massive in 2002…there weren’t legions of Europeans flying in to do misty flip crooked grinds over the grate gap back then), so it’s cool to see him getting more coverage these days.
Michael Gigliotti put together one last clip before he says goodbye to New York and skateboarding for quite some time. Features mostly skatepark footage, Little Alex, and probably the last footage of Giglotti until his Mariano in Fully Flared-level comeback part in 2018.
Speaking of Gigliotti, The Shady One, and the Homie Pro, they have the finest section in the 40-minute Diamond Days compilation. Brian Delatorre has the best music/skating combo, and E.J. appropriately has the curtains. ¡TOMA!
“They Hollywood as hell,” says UNIS graduate Joakim Noah. UNIS should have taught him that the proper phrasing is “they are Hollywood as hell.” They probably couldn’t teach him much about being more effective on offense though.
Thanks to 1 Cigarette, Grey Skate Mag, Ethan Evans, Pyrex Vision, Recordings of Boardings, Network Skate, So Fucking Radical, 48 Blocks, Olson Stuff, NY Skateboarding, Kingpin (only ones who pointed out that Billy skates solely in Air Max 90s), Caught in the Crossfire, and Hella Clips for linking up out Memorial Day weekend montage.
Quote of the Week: “The world can’t end at least until the Knicks win a championship again. So we got a long time to go.” — Mike Bloomberg. Not to co-sign Bloomberg or anything, but he’s right on this one.