Frozen in Carbonite Presents — Song of the Summer x Video Part of the Summer 2017: The Summer of Angst

September 27th, 2017 | 5:00 am | Features & Interviews | 7 Comments

Words by Frozen in Carbonite

I turned 40 this summer. Eschewing a crazy-ass party, trip or any other type of midlife crisis-type behavior, I kept it mellow and went out to my local™ bar. Street skating over forty is unknown territory, but if you manage to stay fit, there’s what I call the Reggie Miller Effect: one’s physique remains essentially static, but one’s capabilities — whether because of reflexes or vision deteriorating — decline exponentially. It’s all about managing expectations. 360 flips might flip slower than in the past, but maybe one adds backside nosegrind reverts on small ledges to the repertoire. Other summer activities function in a similar manner; one might not be able to make it to OVO Fest, but maybe one could chill at one of those tiny New York hotel pools with a bag of tequila taped to one’s thigh.

This #frame gives one hope heading into the fall A.K.A. skate season. Indeed, while this may be the first S.O.T.S. x V.P.O.T.S. post without a part from an according-to-Hoyle physical release, at press time, we were still digesting the 917 and Traffic vids, plus anticipating the release of Sabotage 5. So with an eye towards hoody season, let’s take a look back at the songs and video parts that fueled summer ’17.

March Madness

March 23rd, 2015 | 4:55 am | Daily News | 7 Comments

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Photo by Zach Malfa-Kowalski.

Cyrus is on Polar, Ben K is on 3D, and Steve Nash retired.

Found this podcast piece about “defensive architecture” with Ocean Howell really interesting (he’s an architecture professor now.) His points about developers positioning skateparks in rundown areas so they give way to gentrification seem to make sense. (Check where on the map the new Jersey City skatepark will be.) We might even be under homeless people on the persona non grata list though e.g. we been kicked out of FedEx while a homeless guy was firing up a crack pipe worry-free fifteen feet away from the security guard before…

An interview with Chad Bowers, former Alien Workshop team manager and principal figurehead behind Mother Collective about working for and starting a skateboarding company in…Ohio. “They forgot about the fourth coast.”

Nieratko interviewed Bill Strobeck on the occasion of cherry’s one-year anniversary.

#MPC: 1) HD video blog #9 from Johnny Wilson. 2) Max Palmer, Andrew Wilson, John Choi from Dime, et al. with one of the better clips from the now defunct Coda warehouse. 3) Some Paych second angles via Paul Young.

New Hi-8 clip (oxymoron?) with all the Bronze dudes.

Slam has a quick photo feature with the bro Rob Mathieson from his time in New York.

Hey, these guys like Virtual Reality Bump as much as we do!

There are some hot moves in this Evan Dittig part for Underground Skate Shop.

SMLTalk looks back the the first-ever skate re-edit contest. What up Jeremy.

Dunno what the deal with this blurry and dark Leo Gutman re-edit is (art?), but it was a good reminder to revisit The Brodies part that earned him Q.S.S.O.T.Y honors in 2013.

Even though he is quite obviously the entire QS office’s favorite skateboarder, it should be noted that Lucas’ slappy back smith IG vid was not the first known documentation of said maneuver on social media. This guy did it for the Vine back in January.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Nice to see J.R. Smith excelling in a city with minimal nightlife. Imagine him on the Thunder? He might become MVP.

Quote of the Week: “Tribeca is like the Equinox of skateparks.” — Connor Champion

Stick to Love

January 20th, 2014 | 12:19 pm | Daily News | 9 Comments

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Been slow around here for 2014, guys. Sorry :(

Any form of new Rick Howard coverage is skateboarding’s equivalent of an Andre 3000 guest verse. (Speaking of which…)

Alltimers tees now available at Supreme.

Chapman, New York’s longest standing skateboard producers, relaunched their website. It features an awesome archive of past boards, ranging from old Zoo decks, Supreme art boards, the short lived Illuminati Skateboards, and others.

SkateZines.com is a new project from the crew behind SkateAndAnnoy.com, which puts itself to the seemingly impossible task of cataloging all available skate zines of today and info on where to obtain them.

The New York rooftop montage from the opening of Tengu is now available online.

This Japanese guy has a really good kickflip.

Frozen in Carbonite on how P.J. Ladd is like skateboarding’s Bill Belichick — but actually, maybe how he is more like skating’s J.D. Salinger. Or some shit.

A brief, new interview with Bobby Puleo about spot preferences, neighborhoods, and never listening to O.C’s second album despite being a big fan of his first. (Jewelz is obviously nowhere near as good as Word Life but has some moments.)

Another quick interview: NY Skateboarding chats with Kevin Tierney.

New video log from Johnny Wilson and friends. Tricks on Houston Street construction are apparently still trending.

A detailed (!) interview with Rob Brink that might shed some light on what it’s like to work in the skateboard industry outside of sales, or you know, being pro.

New Bolts Hardware 4-5-6 clip with Chris Hart.

Non skate-related link alert! This GQ story about how Mexican cartels get drugs across the United States border these days is wild.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Well, Paul George did a 360 windmill dunk in-game, but…um, Ramon Sessions (yeah) somehow dunked on Lebron the next day…

Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “She looks way better in photos than in real life.”
T-Bird: “Well, she was the hottest girl at Westway on New Year’s Eve…when I showed up at 5 A.M.”

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Three Minutes of PJ Ladd Skating in New York

September 5th, 2012 | 9:45 am | Daily News | 13 Comments

P.J. Ladd has been living in New York for the past several months, and managed to put together a three-minute cruiser part for Brick Harbor in that time. Keep in mind that it’s a “cruiser” part featuring lines with switch tailslide 270 heelflips out, so it might’ve singlehandedly skewed expectations surrounding the word “cruise” in skate clips. It also contains probably the best tricks done at Seaport this side of the line from that Danny Brady clip released earlier in the year. So, people Europeans intent on filming better tricks there will now have to unknob it (~30% of it is still free!) first. (P.S. Quartersnacks is instating a “Free Beer For Every Knob Removed From Seaport” program. Please Instagram us evidence to redeem your beers.)

Let this clip be a lesson to all the kids that spent the past summer stuck in a skatepark — you’re supposed to leave at some point and do the tricks you learned at the park on an actual spot. We imagine that it was edited to raise awareness of this largely forgotten principle.

It’s funny how a mailorder site figured out how to put together pretty solid web content, yet there are still plenty of hard goods companies that completely suck at it.

Previously: P.J. Ladd Boston Cruiser Clip

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A Bunch of Stupid Links

August 25th, 2008 | 3:31 pm | Daily News | 36 Comments

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The Quarter Snacks video has been lowered a whopping two dollars. So at this point, I’m just trying to cover shipping charges, not even make my money back. If you still want it, it’s over here for four bucks.

Ted posted another 1990s skateboard story on his blog relating to a passionate love for Ricky Oyola, mid-90s Philadelphia, Love Park, robberies, the illuminati, and everyone else in the Sub Zero video. You could watch that video here if you want to fall in love too: Part 1, Part 2.

Alien Workshop has been sending a wave of erections through the Slap message board by posting really short clips of footage from the upcoming video, which apparently isn’t coming out until next year now.

Really random, but a sick brief PJ Ladd part from the original E.S.T. video, which also happened to be the best of the bunch.

John Roman and Jack Greer are having a photo show in the West Village on Friday, September 5th. Flyer here.

Michael Phelps’ eight gold medals are appearing in the next Young Jeezy video.

Quote of the Week:I have Porn Hub bookmarked under Quarter Snacks so my old lady doesn’t find it.” – Sweet Waste