Thunder in Four ;)

April 17th, 2017 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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Look, we wouldn’t begin a Monday Links post with a link to a “Mask Off” challenge unless it was really worth it. Now enjoy the rest of your glorious day ♥

The internet is a fucking insane place, man.

“We went to Gay Ledges, then Washington Square, then we started skating a book near NYU.” Skating a book propped against a curb = the state of skate spots in New York, planet earth, the year two thousand seventeen.

An Easter-best Conor Prunty — who’s a week away from celebrating the one-year anniversary of “422” — astutely skating a parking block, via Max Hull.

Not sure if him and the Vert God ever made amends, but Taylor Nawrocki’s part from Politic’s First Division video is now online. The Columbus Circle line with the cruise against three lanes of traffic was rad, and in the nineties tradition of going out of your way to end a line off with a flatground trick.

“In New York everybody seems like they have shit that they have to be doing all the time. And when winter hits, you better have shit to do. Otherwise it’s too much to deal with.” Solo has an interview with prodigal Jersey boys, Josh Wilson and Dick Rizzo.

Mini Nik Stain part at the ~11 minute mark of YMPT3.

Though they typically make the best videos out, this one isn’t my favorite bit of recent Isle videography (it’s a bit too artsy, even for Isle, to fully get hyped off of). Their section from TWS’ Cinematographer Project: World View video is now online.

Feels like there hasn’t been footage from the Seagram Building ledge this decade.

Name literally anyone who currently rides for Theeve Trucks.”

Chops compiled all the one movie / one book / one album entires in his Instagram-only side series for Chromeball.

New part from Max Van Arnem, who Jake Johnson once said is his favorite skater.

Pat O’Dell’s feature-length documentary, Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine, will be screened as a part of Tribeca Film Festival later this month, but those outside of New York now have a Hulu release date in early June to look forward to.

2017 is full of surprises — even pleasant ones! Just when we were getting worried he stopped going in, perennial QS-office fave and composer of modern times’ finest love song, Rich Homie Quan, dropped a really, really good album last week. (Zillion dollar idea: Lock Quan and Thug in a room, force them to become friends again, give them all the instrumentals from Carti’s new album, boom, world peace.)

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Stoked to see John Wall out there leading and thriving more each postseason, galaxies removed from the McGee/Nick Young/Arenas era Wizards, who were admittedly the funniest basketball team of this generation.

Quote of the Week: “I really wish you punched someone on this trip.” — Charles Rivard to Zach Baker

Which estranged HUF store employee do you miss more?

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You Were Probably Watching Garfield

January 30th, 2017 | 10:19 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Watched Sorry last night. Photo via Vintage Sponsor.

You don’t need to go out drinking on a Monday, so please donate to the ACLU.

The longest I’ve stared at a .gif of a skate trick maybe ever, but I get it now.

“It is best to always assume the potential to be cursed is near at hand to maintain ultimate protection.” Boil the Ocean on curses and hexes, and how skateboarding interacts with the supernatural.

“Truth be told, the part in The Fab Five when Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and them talk about how much they hate Duke is the sports doc equivalent of the triple-screen intro from Virtual Reality.” Frozen in Carbonite reviews The L.A. Boys, Colin Kennedy’s documentary about the creation of Gabriel Rodriguez, Rudy Johnson, Guy Mariano, and Paulo Diaz’s part from Ban This.

Max Palmer presents: “2Twisted,” the surprise sequel to last year’s “Twisted Illusions.”

Quick montage from Harry Bergenfield and the boys from the fall’s Drama video.

“POP Recycled” is an early frontrunner for best Euro clip of 2k17 even though all the footage is from 2k16. You know damn well that little kid’s lines down all the threes are gonna be in this week’s Top 10.

Jesse Alba, Nik Stain, Andrew Wilson, and the Polar team in Puerto Rico.

Kinda feel like the Kalis + Balbac interviews flew under the radar a bit because they were on Ride, but each installment has been great. The third and final one deals with a purported Smolik beef over Hubba Hideout claimers, not holding grudges, and a follow up on all the family + therapy stuff from Kalis’ Epicly Later’d.

Village Psychic has an interesting piece on the convergence of skate-friendly architecture, public space in former Soviet countries, and our current political climate.

Are times tough? Did you get kicked off the flow team? Did your friend with a rep job get fired? A wear test of a $16 sneaker purchased from a deli in Philadelphia.

Even before So Far Gone dropped and Herschel ate Jansport, Canada always had a hidden hand in shaping American culture. As skate scholars know, one of the most influential-yet-underappreciated thinktanks of 2000s skateboarding was Green Apple out in Winnipeg. The Bunt’s latest is with Mike McDermott, who brings us up to speed on Winnipeg’s best-known institution as it stands in the Trudeau era.

Devoted is an upcoming doc on the labor of love that is print media in 2017.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Porzingis over Dwight, sure.

Quote of the Week: “I know people who know Sarah McLachlan.” — Dustin Henry

Damn, remember the mash-up era? ;)

(Yes, they knew to leave that other verse off.)

Do You Believe in Life After Bruns? — The Nik Stain Skate Jawn Mix

October 18th, 2016 | 4:33 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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Following yesterday’s infallible proclamation re: this decade’s finest video part (said proclamation has nothing to do with the circumstances within which it was proclaimed, i.e. it was still the best video part of the 2010s last week, last month, and last year), an office discussion about distant second and third places to get our minds wandering ensued. In the heavily biased corridors of the QS office, the answer rests somewhere between Max Palmer in Sure and Nik Stain in Bruns. We threw Tom Knox’s Vase part along with Nick Jensen’s Eleventh Hour Kate Bush tribute in there for good English measure, but it’s totally fine if your vote is, like, *normal* e.g. Reynolds in Stay Gold or Mark Suciu’s Cross Continental part or something.

Unlike the aforementioned names, Nik Stain has been rather elusive since dropping his opus for said convo. There was a brief appearance in BrunsJawn Gardner-starring sequel, but otherwise, the work of the finest back smith performance artist since Correa got on Nicotine Wheels has only appeared bit-by-bit in montages. And so, an enterprising scholar of Russian skateboarding with a minor in manual pad studies put together this skate noise-less mix of Nik Stain B-sides. Culled from Cell Jawn videos, Bruns 2 and Johnny’s video blogs, this is the best we’re getting until the QS office’s next door neighbor Login Lava makes the 917 video.

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Quartersnacks for Nike SB

October 12th, 2016 | 8:39 pm | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

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Photo by Zach Malfa-Kowalski

Our capsule for Nike SB will is available today. It includes a limited colorway of the Bruin Hyperfeel in chill sandy suede, a longsleeve pocket crewneck with the classic Quartersnacks arch embroidery, and a Lambo wool coach jacket that your girlfriend is probably going to steal from you once she realizes you’re shining harder in ~pink~ than she is.

You can check out there digital lookbook at quartersnacks.com/nikesb. Photography by Zach Malfa-Kowalski and Will Robson-Scott. Creative direction by Alex Dymond.

For the collection, we returned to some of the increasingly seldom-seen spots responsible for this site’s very existence: FedEx, Italian Ledges, C.I.A. Ledge, and cutty corners of midtown only skateable at night. (Yeah, we still got stuck at T.F. West trying to film for this thing once duh.) For the second half, we turned northward, to the bastion of cultural export that has defined American life for the past six years, best known as Canada. Who knows, there might be a wall between us and our Canadian friends within the next four years too, so we had to get it in while we still could.

Thanks to everyone for their love and support on this project ♥

Video filmed by: Johnny Wilson. Contributing filmers: Pad Dowd & Rob Harris.

Features Daniel Kim, Adam Zhu, Connor Champion, Vincent Touzery, Cyrus Bennett, Andrew Wilson, Max Palmer, Josh Wilson & Nik Stain.

Alternate YouTube Link. Yes, Connor still skates with a boom in his hand.

ANTI Links

February 1st, 2016 | 9:55 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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All those years of covering high fashion on QS have finally paid off! We did a small run of #colorful items that would match Young Dro’s automobile paint jobs for Dover Street Market. Available instore and online via the New York location now. Available via Ginza and London later this week. Regular webstore leftovers are now on sale btw.

Drew Connors’ Bailar vid is the first great local project of the year. Street-heavy Shredmaster Keith part, tons of seldom-chartered spots all around the city, and a good deal of WTFs in the ender section. Fuel for the upcoming week of fifty-degree days.

Nearly a decade-and-a-half later, we learn that Ali really did ollie the 25 before Jaws.

Since the premiere of this past All City Showdown, some of the crews have been putting extended edits online: 1 – “Last Place” where nobody leaves #TheLower via Matthew Velez (the mind behind last year’s thoroughly awesome and underrated Sable video.) 2 — “Director’s Cut” via Westchester’s PFP squad.

Half cab kickflip backside 5050 :)

Olson, Cyrus, Loose Trucks, and newest Call Me 917 addition, Nik Stain, at the Nike SB Garage in Brooklyn. Here’s a *mandatory link* to Nik Stain’s Bruns part also.

Dude y r beautiful women objectifying our #rebellious #youth #culture just so they could look all cute on the way to the gym or whatever man. Jk ;)

Genesis in L.A. and Jason Byoun in the snow.

Enjoyed this hour-and-a-half interview with Beagle Oneism. Tons of insight on the inception of Baker, what being a SoCal-based skate filmer is actually like, etc.

If $1K is too much to spend on the complete Big Brother collection, Jenkem is reporting that the mag is releasing a coffee table book this spring that compiles its best / worst moments. Also wow @ Carnie’s Boob book for $250 on Amazon.

Dont hear too much about skating in Macau A.K.A. Hong Kong’s Vegas. Rad lil’ edit.

File UnderLedges To Keep An Eye On.

Top Five Two-Trick Line Forever Ever Ever Ever:

Now sure what the bigger facepalm is… Nas making a “March Madness” remix, or Meek Mill dropping a Drake diss on January Thirtieth Two Thousand and Sixteen.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Casual video of Curry shaking Kawai

Quote of the Week: “One of my favorite drunk pastimes is watching Gun N’ Roses videos.” — Torey Goodall

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It’s no Late Nights I guess…