Stupid Groundhog

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Sick of this snow, man.

NJ Skateshop has a restock of QS beanies. Not many left in the web store, btw.

Muckmouth on the increasingly unfashionable dilemma of switch mongo. Is this a dilemma for people born before 1990? Or is the fact that Kalis, Stevie, Koston, Welsh, Gino and Carroll all push switch mongo enough to make us not think about it?

There’s a sick montage from Pittsburgh’s One Up Skateshop Crew up over on the Thrasher site. Features a mini section from Austin Kanfoush at the end.

Platinum Seagulls examines the frequent use of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous for #musicsupervision in early issues of 411. (Oh, speaking of 411…coming soon.)

Gabriel Rodriguez talks about his five favorite board graphics with Memory Screened, which lets you in on some of the inner-workings behind 101 and Chocolate.

Some Russians uploaded Underworld Element’s Skypager video in full to YouTube.

Eight-minute New York and S.F. log file and some throwaway footage from PFP3.

A seldom seen, artsy shared part from Quim Cardona and Paulo Diaz that appeared in S-One’s 4 Cities video. Insole companies apparently made videos ~15 years ago.

Freddy!!!

Stan Karbine’s part in $14 the Hard Way is awesome.

Kalis talks J. Kwon, Love comparisons, etc. with King Shit. Honestly, that place looks like utter hell to skate on a Sunday.

Non skate-related link alert! You may remember the only episode of MTV Cribs that mattered from 2001…Well, MTV paid a visit back to Redman’s Staten Island castle in 2014 to see if his cousin is still sleeping on the floor, and to check on the status of his dollar box. Also, he has a Dynex…

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Despite what he may say, Lance Stephenson looks sorta pissed he didn’t make the All-Star team.

Quote of the Week: “I’m thinking of going to sleep but I also want to skate this bump-to-bar.” — Alexander Mosley

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Weekend Viewing: Scumco & Sons – Road to the Riches

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Dudes from Pittsburgh have a remarkable ability to skate the roughest spots possible, and somehow mislead everyone by making it look easy. So it’s not a surprise that the new promo from Scumco & Sons is 90% filmed on cobblestones, sandpaper ground and rickety sidewalk. It features much of the One Up Skateshop crew. Interesting that they forgive the Jungle Brothers for neglecting to shout out Pittsburgh at the end of “I Got It Like That,” by editing the ender part to it.

With the United States outsourcing just about everything these days, including the new trio of skate nerds’ darling indie brands, it’s nice to have a sick domestic upstart around. It never hurts to buy American, guys. They have some new gear up on their site, all of which is produced in Pennsylvania. Labor also stocks some of their stuff.

Enjoy this day of mild February weather. Have a good weekend.

New Austin Kanfoush Part in the One Up Promo

This past Friday, way out in Pittsburgh, One Up Skateshop premiered their 2012 promo. It’s intended to be a teaser for their full-length video, which is coming out in February 2013 for the shop’s ten-year anniversary. Similar to how Rich Forever is a teaser for God Forgives, I Don’t, except Pittsburgh skateboarding is way sicker than Rick Ross. Most of us don’t live in Pittsburgh, so the crew at One Up was down to share Austin Kanfoush’s part with everyone. Oddly, there are less football jerseys this time around. Includes guest tricks from Kyle Nicholson, Ryan Harris, Jake Johnson, and David Cole.

You can purchase the full promo video on DVD over at OneUpPGH.com for $10 + shipping. The DVD also includes Fuck Yinz Volume 1, Volume 2, and Yinz M.I.A. (Fuck Yinz 2 video review here.) Pittsburgh legitimately has some of the best skaters out right now, regardless of whether or not the internet at large, magazines, etc. choose to acknowledge that. The DVD is definitely worth your $10. Austin’s part embedded below.

Follow FuckYinz.tumblr.com for updates leading up to the full-length.

Live on Monday

Austin Kanfoush part from the new One Up Skateshop promo goes live on QS Monday morning, February 20th. If you’re out in Pittsburgh, they’re holding a premiere for it on Friday.

Oh, it includes guest tricks from this dude, too:

Getting There…

59 today, 58 tomorrow, can’t really complain…yet.

The Pittsburgh homies from One-Up did a cross country trip this past summer, and have started to upload doc-style clips from it in small pieces. The first installment is for Minneapolis. It’s not too heavy on actual skate footage, but serves as a good reminder that it’s never too early to start planning a summer road trip, even at the onset of winter.

There’s a new Krispy Du-Rag clip out. All Maloof Park and House of Vans footage, but Luis Tolentino does some pretty sick stuff in there. Manny Santiago also dropped a new, quick clip of some Luis footage.

Two new teasers for the Poisonous Products video. The Rob Campbell cameo and abundance of Leo Gutman appearances make this video look real promising. It’s available on DVD for $7.99 over at the Color site, but “Allow 4 weeks for shipping” sounds a bit crazy in this day and age. That’s longer than the iPhone 4S waitlist.

There’s an art installation on 46th Street and Eighth Avenue right now, described as “a massive sculpture that represents suburban over-development and its effect on our natural landscapes.” Given that people skate on cars, in abandoned water parks (that Grant Taylor part in the SB video is insane), and other absurd obstacles nowadays, it wouldn’t be surprising if someone broke in to get a clip on it. (Or arrested.) Overhead view here.

Quartersnacks shot/edited Black Dave’s newest music video for his song “One Take.” He’s in skateboarder form, rather than his Black Donald Trump alter-ego, but B.D.T. is set to make a comeback sooner than later.

If you don’t personally know the G Man, and have only been able to gather a composite of his character based on his skating and endless Quote of the Week appearances, watching his latest Flip Cam clip is the best way to get to know him without actually having a conversation. A lot of ditch footage, piglets, flowers, llamas getting shaved, strippers, and a Future/Travis Porter/French Montana soundtrack that encompasses 90% of the music that matters in 2011.

Eye-Roll of the Week: Some French people are seriously making a skateboard video called Breathless. Wowwwwwwwww. (If you don’t “get it,” be grateful.)

Quote of the Week: “She looked so bomb because she caught an ill mosquito disease and it thinned her out.” — The G Man


YouTube redesigned its channel pages and made them slightly less cluttered. So, subscribe to Quartersnacks on YouTube if you have yet to do so, and browse through some of the oldies.

This is going to get deleted, and we already told you to buy the Shake Junt video, but here’s Dollin’s ender part in glorious 240p. Buy the video, you’re going to watch it a lot this winter.