Signed to the T.F.

October 21st, 2013 | 12:20 pm | Daily News | 13 Comments

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Yaje Popson surfing at Battery Park — Photo by Andrew James Peters

Ishod Wair continues to makes amends with skateboard fans everywhere for not filming more lines in his Real part. His new Four Star part is practically all Philly lines for four straight minutes. And to think he still has another part due out this year.

Washington Heights is about to be home to the largest skatepark in New York. If you have an Instagram account, you’ve likely seen photos of it via friends who have snuck in. Oh, and the Daily News article about it is without question worse than the most cringe-inducing thing the Times has written about skateboarding over the years. “The park, which will be ready by the fall…to give local sk8terboys something to do beyond annoying their neighbors.” Fuck off. (Yes, a hundred-year-old newspaper printed the word “sk8terboys.”)

Derm (who is responsible for one of the better NY/NJ parts of the year) spent the summer in Portland and came back with this mini part for Politic.

The Fancy Lad crew just shattered the record for most insane spot selection in a “Summer Trip to New York” montage with their latest clip. Even Daewon might turn down the opportunity to skate a bunch of cardboard boxes wrapped in twine…

Want more summertime montage entertainment? The French Converse team takes a trip to New York.

Forrest Edwards furthers his role as a skateboarding’s greatest troll by spewing comedic gold in the latest Weekend Buzz episode. Part 1, part 2.

Billy Rohan’s fifth installment of bro cam insanity is now live. Video nerds everywhere will be pleased to know that the next volume will be available both in HD *and* SD.

More fast skateboarding at cool-looking spots by way of Pittsburgh.

Though it’s tough to imagine it ever making beyond the internet speculation mill, Ripped Laces imagines just exactly what a Jordan Brand line of skates shoes would look like. Watermelons been on that wave.

Only had a chance to skim through the Banquet mini video, but it has fourteen minutes of New York skating, Ron Artest does the intro, and someone skates to the outro from what is secretly the best Jay-Z album.

A New York/Washington D.C. montage borrowed the namesake from one of Gucci’s first mixtapes and even incorporated one of its songs.

Florida: Still crap.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: One of inevitably many Derrick Rose plays.

Quote of the Week: “If you’re from San Diego and not on Sk8Mafia, you’re an asshole.” — Riza

Guys, any remnants of summer are totally fleeting.

25 & Boomin’

October 15th, 2013 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 16 Comments

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Max Palmer A.K.A. Loose Trucks Max — Bar Ollie via The Local Weather

The no comply into slide game is getting mad real, huh?

Chief Keith, one of the QS office’s favorite skateboarders, now rides for Hopps.

Quim Cardona reveals that he was originally supposed to play Telly in Kids, and then skates around Brooklyn and Manhattan in this “Asphalt NYC” clip.

Gino, Kenny, Koston, Stefan and Zered doing skateboard tricks in New York for fifty-four seconds. Gino even pushes in it!

The Alex Olson picnic table .GIF round-up.

Two of these things are skateable. Get on it, IBM.

Take a trip back to New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2005-2008, and realize just how long Brian Wenning’s impact on fashion in the region hung around for.

Some of the sickest-looking skateboarding continues to come out of Pittsburgh.

Is house music in bro cam clips featuring mostly skaters who are 25+ going to turn into a “thing?” and the new Diamond Days clip might technically be more #street than the one that was supposed to be their return to the streets, provided we are still treating Fat Kid Spot as a #street spot.

Snack Skateboards (no affiliation obvs) comes through with one of the better “Summer Trip to NYC” web clips to come out this year.

Boil the Ocean makes the case for the frontside noseslide being the most “picture-esque” of slide tricks, via a recent example by Brian Clarke. Though not a slide, we’re partial to the frontside noseslide’s cousin, the backside 180 nosegrind.

Kukunochi Corp. has some scans of a Swedish magazine article about Polar’s 2012 trip to New York. Lots of cool photos, though no English translation.

Sigh: Part Two.

QS Sports Desk Headline of the Week: Iman Thug shaved his flattop off. End of an era. (Does anyone else have a horrible feeling that Dolan is going to force some moronic trade that involves Iman this season?)

[Anonymous] Quote of the Week:
“Yo ____, can I borrow $5?”
“I’m an illegal immigrant with no job. I’m the last person in this car you should be asking for money.”

Thanks to everyone who linked up the Brad Cromer remix. Have a good week.

Weekend Viewing: Scumco & Sons – Road to the Riches

February 15th, 2013 | 6:14 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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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

February 20th, 2012 | 9:00 am | Daily News | 9 Comments

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.

Weekend Viewing: Austin Kanfoush in Fuck Yinz Vol. 2

January 6th, 2012 | 10:03 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

NFL playoffs begin tomorrow, and the weather was nice enough to warm up just in time for the weekend. In honor of those two facts, here is Austin Kanfoush’s part from Fuck Yinz Volume 2, which the homies over at One Up Skateshop were kind enough to let us throw online to share with everyone. It definitely has more football Steelers jerseys than any other part in the history of skateboarding, so it should get you psyched for either hitting the streets this weekend to enjoy the tolerable weather, or getting drunk by 5 P.M. while watching football. The part is also edited to what eighty-percent of the Quartersnacks office would consider their favorite song of all time. All those Juicy J solo mixtapes and duets with Wiz Khalifa are cute and all, but they don’t take away from us having gone over six years without a legitimate Three 6 Mafia album (Last 2 Walk was garbage, obviously.)

With that being said, Quartersnacks is still a one-sport, basketball-only sort of place, and we probably won’t mention the NFL for another few years, unless Roctakon starts a column or something. Good luck to your team if you’re into it. Football is cool because L.A. doesn’t have a team though.

There’s more footage, photos, etc. from the One Up crew over at FuckYinz.Tumblr.com.