In SoHo with Pryce & Marty…

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Photo via Pad Dowd

Gear still available in the webstore. Also available from Lost Art if you are in the U.K. and from Frisco in the Netherlands if you need that European shipping. Should be available from Boneyard Supply for anyone in Australia soon. Our new stuff probably won’t debut during fall fashion week, but it’ll be out sometime in the fall.

Monday links got moved to Tuesday because yesterday was Bronze day.

OMG, a Jersey Dave mini part for NJ Skateshop. He went to Europe!

Boil the Ocean defends Mikey Taylor’s often-maligned tenure on Alien Workshop.

Not far from the Prudential Center in Newark, where this past Sunday’s Street League finals were taking place, the governor of New Jersey, Fred Gall, was hosting the second annual Scum League. (Here’s last year’s installment.)

Scum League participant, Justin Strubing, skates around New York with Kenny Anderson, Zered, etc. and talks about how moving here was a “great” career move.

Another raw footage log from John Wilson and the Beef Patty crew. And here’s “Veggie Patty,” a new montage from the Skate Jawn crew.

We frequently use the term “bum on wheels” to refer to ourselves/other skateboarders, so this #listicle of pro skateboarders that you would assume are homeless is kinda relevant but also kinda stupid. FYI: Billy Waldman is not homeless and lives with his family in Brazil, as per a reliable source who has stayed with him.

It seems like #listicles really began picking up steam on the skateboard-internet, because Mountain Dew launched an entire site devoted to them. Here’s one about the recent flood of new companies.

Does Connor Champion’s North Carolina heritage mean that he is permanently stuck skating to Petey Pablo’s “Raise Up” in every new video part he puts out? Why do Dan Murphy and Justin Brock not suffer from the same problem?

A new 2013 skate video from 1993 featuring many Bronze affiliates.

Did you really think Florida was going to take the rest of 2013 off from being the worst state in the country? Think again.

Quote of the Week: “Yo, I left my chopped cheese in your car. Can you bring it to work with you tomorrow?” — Andre Page

Congratulations to Pryce and Martin for being the first QS associates to get shouted out on a rap mixtape.

Obama For Mankind, We Ready For Damn Change, So Let the Man Shine

Can we get this stupid election over with? And preferably not elect a psycho? Put on for your country.

This is the best skate-related thing to go online in 2012: “Here’s to Feeling Good All the Time.” John McGuire does a wonderful Kramer homage in tune with the hair, outfits and mannerisms. While a lesser fan would have just looped the theme song, the geniuses behind this clip dug deep for the background music that was used in the scene where Kramer and Newman make their own sausages. Be on the look out for David Puddy’s 8ball jacket and a quick Death Blow teaser. “All signs point to yes!”

The most anticipated avant-Galen film event of the year: “Free Buzz.”

Another Loose Trucks Max sighting in this new teaser for Mama’s Boys, a video that Galen has been patiently waiting for.

Black Dave’s new video for “On Da Map.” Sick Power Rangers pillowcase. Chicken!?!

Should we place 540 tricks on the list for #trendwatch2013?

Another round of Death Video throwaways. Shame about that manual pad on 92nd.

More Spaniards being better at skating ledges and having better-looking flat tricks than any other country’s skater population. Back when ampersand tees had their “moment” in the mid-2000s, did anyone ever make a Jesus & Javier & Lebron shirt?

Two parts from Lawrence Ekin’s Washington DC-based video, Here and There that have a good bit of New York footage: Zach Moore and Michael Bruch.

E.J. was the token minority on a trip to China with a bunch of white guys this past spring and put together an outtakes clip.

Slap is returning to print for a special ad-free edition to commemorate its 20th anniversary. How is everyone supposed to complain about skate-related minutiae on a bunch of stapled-together pieces of paper though?

Spot Updates: 1) The building mounted chairs in the landing space for the frontside for regular three-stair ledge at “the grey ledge spot.” Going to be tough to skate now. 2) The rail is back on the backside for regular side of the FedEx six-stair ledge.

Quote Tweet From a Random Black Girl of the Week:

The QS Sports Desk’s Play of the Week: Rasheed Wallace AKA “The Walking Onion Headline” AKA the Black Scalabrine’s first basket as a Knick.


Don’t forget, NJ Skateshop is holding a clothing drive for those in New Jersey whose homes were displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Help if you can.

Turn On The Lights

Power has been back since Friday night. (Some places in outer boroughs still don’t have lights.) Hope everyone is doing alright. This is only the beginning of the recovery from this storm; can’t imagine the longterm economic impacts of this, especially for people who own small businesses, etc. that were affected by it.

On a skateboarding end, everything is still a bust. Everyone got out there thinking security would be mellower, but it most certainly was not. We (tried) skating downtown on Friday and midtown yesterday, and got kicked out of things we normally don’t get kicked out of, sometimes by police who under normal circumstances would not say anything. After two days of research, we can conclusively say that Manhattan (below Central Park) is more of a bust post-Sandy. Not that skateboarding has any priority at a time like this, but this is a skate site.

NJ Skateshop is working with the skate industry on a clothing drive for skaters in New Jersey whose homes were badly hit by the storm.

Sandy created some skate spots and Rodney Torres did a 360 flip on one.

Dre skated a blown-off water tower roof on Lafayette after the hurricane and it wound up on Gawker.

Magenta Skateboards (who we, like, have mad beef with) is having a video premiere at Labor Skateshop tonight. They will be taking clothing donations for hurricane victims as well. Mangenta diss track dropping later this week.

It’s global warming, stupid.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour today, even though skaters don’t have / know how to read clocks.

Left Pocket Cheesecake, Right Pocket Sloppy

Photo by Uncle Leo

Here’s a trailer for J.P. Blair’s video, Outdated, which premiered at House of Vans this past Thursday. If you missed that premiere, NJ Skateshop in Hoboken is holding another one this Saturday (March 24th) at 8 P.M. Since it’s unlikely that this video will ever make it to DVD (Jersey Dave insists otherwise…we’ll see), did anyone happen to bootleg it?

Biebel: The new Steinbeck? Frozen in Carbonite digs deep into Brandon Biebel’s past, present, and inevitable future as a life coach. “If one sits down at a bar stool in Anywhere, USA, one needs to be able to discuss the Steelers running back situation and/or the latest 2 Chainz mixtape and/or the various implications of the NBA trade deadline.”

Stay scheming, fun with plywood, and abrupt endings — the new Krispy Du-Rag clip.

Contrary to some misinformation that we had a crucial role in spreading, Billy Lynch was never “missing,” but merely skating an underground bunker somewhere in Long Island and touching up on backside noseblunts.

Black Dave reminds you that he’s gonna shine, and that you should grind hard 100% on anything you do in this life. “Who filmed that video?” “I made my girl film that shit.” God bless him.

Sweet Paradise officially R.I.P. Thanks for the memories. (If anyone has the picture of Galen passed out in the back on his 24th birthday that wound up on the Arab Parrot, I’ll buy you a beer if you e-mail it to me.)

We went to Flushing this past Saturday to get as far away from the white people Source Awards A.K.A. St. Patrick’s Day as possible. Others went to Polish sections of Brooklyn to avoid the hell. Given their affiliations with “green,” the Green Diamond released an honorary clip of that dreadful day. Nothing like a classic by Pitbull to help you forget about the existence of St. Patrick’s Day.

Rihanna in skate clips = forever chill.

…and hopefully, this will brighten up your Monday. Tompkins and Slicky Boy .gifs will be a content priority for the remainder of 2012.

Quote of the Week: “Yo, I don’t understand something…how do these skateboard niggas dress mad bummy, but stay pulling bitches?” — Overheard Niketown Employee


Has any scientific research been done to verify that it’s not actually May outside?

Where were you during the poncho craze of ’84?

Nothing happens in August. There are even guides on how to look busy at work in August. The same applies for skate media. You’ll have to pardon some of the inclusions if they are not of the “breaking news” variety…

…and if you need something to do, please consult this MegaUpload link. It’s a 650MB .mpg file containing the first three FTC videos. Completely forgot that “Best Rap Song Ever” shortlist contender, “I Am I Be” has been used in a skate part before. (Quick links to relevant FTC New York sections: “Live From New York,” “Family Affair,” some guy named Keith Hufnagel.)

Vote for NJ Skateshop in Vans and Spitfire’s D.I.Y. spot/shop video contest. They’re the only east coast shop up there. And it’s the first skate video to channel narrative motifs from The Sopranos.

NYU: 0, Skateboarding: 1. Now a few more of those need to come off… (Related: Stop applying to NYU, and stop supporting hate crimes.)

Sick video of some Green Diamond affiliates doing noteworthy slappy crooked grinds and performing under-used maneuvers like frontside noseslides to fakie. “This is mad white…but also sick.” — Roctakon.

Eli Reed looking for a manual pad in New York in hopes of retaining his Manny Mania title. Best thing to be on The Berrics since the Mike Vallely Battle Commander.

Web comment of the Year, via the Hella Clips page for the official DQM/Girl/Lakai demo video.

Nolan Lee skating a sketchy-looking handicap ramp rail.

R.I.P. éS Footwear. Though not as heavily romanticized as the Koston 1s and 2s, the 3s were big in New York back in 2001-2002. In further influence, Menik Mati was pretty much the Jaws of skate videos, in that it provided the blueprint for blockbuster skate video productions for over ten years, a format that is only now beginning to wane. Here is Boil the Ocean on that same subject (#25.)

Quote of the Week:
45-Year-Old Man Wearing a Du-Rag: “Aren’t you too old to be skateboarding?
22-Year-Old Josh Velez: “Aren’t you too old to be wearing shants? There are pants and there are shorts. Pick one.

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