Pacific Ocean in the Backyard Looking Sexy

February 27th, 2017 | 11:25 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

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There are obviously an overwhelming amount of causes that need contributions right now, but even if it’s just a few bucks, please contribute to the construction of the Annapurna Skatepark, Nepal’s first international-standard concrete park.

Slapmagazine420 @ gmail shared this amazing Jim Greco flow chart. What’s ur fav?

Congrats to Yaje on his Transworld cover. 1) Is it safe to say the easiest way to land on the cover on a major magazine while skating a spot in New York is via the Columbus Park rail. 2) Why does the cover layout of TWS now look like TSM?

“I’d rather watch Kenny do a backside 180…” The same wonderful remixer who treated us to post-Pretty Sweet remixes of Jesus and Carroll went ahead and put together a feel-good George Benson x Kenny Anderson pairing.

Always nice to break free from the L.E.S. Park industrial content complex on Monday Links :) Bill$ is a new, 11-minute video from Angel Fonseca and The Bronx boys.

Choppy Omega was the first one to ollie the Love Gap, Vinny Ponte was the first to document it, and Reynolds is the first one to piss people off for flying in to just get one trick and bounce. Vern Laird and Jimmy Gorecki wax on about the days when not everything at Love Park was on film.

Even though it was only partially based in New York, Last of the Mohicans was a 2008 that further propelled the typical mode of skating this city into deep outer borough crust. Joe Perrin and OJ Wheels put together Relapse of the Mohicans, a 13-minute video with parts and cameos from the entire original cast.

The Bunt’s latest is with Bastien Salabanzi.

Boil the Ocean furthers expands on the concept of professional skateboarding as professional wrestling by weighing its potential future as a Pay-Per-View spectacle.

Spot Updates: 1) The building further knobbed everything at CBS, to the point where you can’t even skate it as a keyhole ledge anymore. 2) M2M closed down / is moving.

Anyone go into Think Coffee on Mercer and looking to make some extra money?

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Stop shaming night owls you squares. The case for going to bed at 2:30 A.M.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 6′ 3 180 pound Russell Westbrook over … 6′ 11, 270 pound Demarcus Cousins.

Quote of the Week: “To be honest, the fittest birds I saw in Sao Paolo were blokes.” — Will R.S.

They could’ve given an Oscar to Network because apparently it came out yesterday.

135th & Riverside

June 3rd, 2014 | 2:50 pm | Daily News | 9 Comments

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Click to enlarge. Original post here.

We don’t often run posts of a single photo, but in a year with a lot of remarkable New York-set photographs already (Mehring’s shot of Olson on Water Street, Atiba’s Dylan Reider cover shot, and Keith Morrison’s stolen shot of Austyn Gillette all come to mind), John Shanahan’s diptych of James Juckett stands out in particular.

Located at 135th and Riverside, this stoned-lined pathway leads you to 12th Avenue under the Riverside Drive Viaduct. There isn’t much to skate here, but for such a photogenic location, it’s surprising it hasn’t popped up in even a lifestyle-y skate photo until now. Your Tumblr dashboard won’t tell you two things about the spot: 1) Both the runway to the first set and the space after it are downhill. The guy had half a second before he hit the wallride. 2) The brownish spot on the ground between the two sets has to be one of the most urinated-on pieces of public space in New York City — we’re talking decades of piss that probably couldn’t be cleansed if you threw a bucket of bleach on it. The dude literally risked a staph infection for this awesome pair of photos.

On some full movie nerd shit: This stairway’s scenic qualities have been put to use for quite a while now. It appeared at the end of the 1948 film Force of Evil, which was one of the first movies to have a sizable chunk of its photography done on the actual street in New York, as opposed to a set. Martin Scorsese has been geeking out over it for pretty much the duration of his career.

Great work from skater James Juckett and photographer John Shanahan.

Scanner File: Big Brother’s “Yellow Issue” (August 1998)

February 8th, 2013 | 7:04 am | Time Capsule | 5 Comments

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After the internet’s collective failure in digitizing the much revered Big Brother “Black Issue,” we are checking off our annual scanner-based post requirement. Sunday is Chinese New Year (we’re also in the midst of Linsanity’s one-year anniversary), and what better way to celebrate than by remembering notable skaters of Asian descent, circa 1998. (A note to commenters who are particularly sensitive to race issues on QS: We are aware that all Asian races do not celebrate Chinese New Year.)

“The Yellow Issue” was over forty pages of interviews and photos with “yellow skaters” — many of whom were New Yorkers (Jeff Pang, Danny Supa, Paul Leung, Sean Kelling, Ray Wong, etc.) The interviews were administered in a typically absurd Big Brother fashion, in that they focussed on questions regarding penis size, being good at math, being bad at driving, turning red while drinking alcohol, and Bruce Lee v.s. Jackie Chan. Below is the bulk of the issue, sans ads and some sections interviewing vert skaters. Even scanners have a vert button.

Happy Year of the Snake to all the Chinese skaters out there and best of luck with this blizzard to everyone else.

You Cannot Be Serious: Gino Pushing

August 22nd, 2012 | 9:53 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Click to Enlarge. Times Square doesn’t look that cool anymore, does it?

There is a great new Nike commercial that features “Gino pushing.” Ending a skateboarding commercial off in Times Square, or even acknowledging Times Square in anything skate-related comes off corny and touristy 99.9% of the time. Times Square has a lot to do with New York, but absolutely nothing to do with New York skateboarding — even your typical “Summer Trip to NY!” montage knows to avoid it.

BUT, if you want to have Gino Iannucci fit into a lineage of James Dean circa 1955 (the photo was taken several months before he died), and a 1980s John McEnroe Nike ad campaign referencing the original Dean photograph, that would apply to the .1% space available for exceptions. It’s like the skateboard-equivalent of the final scene in Boogie Nights where Mark Wahlberg is doing an impression of Robert De Niro doing an impression of Marlon Brando. Or something.

The *Real* KONY

March 12th, 2012 | 1:00 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

What’s with this sudden spike of interest in King of New York? Does the guy responsible for the Total Recall remake with Colin Farrell have a vendetta against all great movies from 1990, and is he considering a King of New York remake next, with Jake Gyllen Halal in Christopher Walken’s role, and Terry Kennedy in his big-screen debut instead of Laurence Fishburne? What does this have to do with anything? Linsanity is over (clearly), so we’re running on empty…

Jake Johnson followed through on his idea of a small town, “grassroots” skateboard tour. Though you’d only know about Map Masquerade if you check the Slap forum (hence us being three weeks late on it), him and several others have driven from San Francisco to Vegas to Albuquerque to Austin, and are currently in New Orleans, not doing demos or signings, but simply “skating with a group of [local] skaters in the way they skate.” They’ve been hiding product in every city on the list, and you can follow the tour on A Sense of Direction.org (it also has a list of Instagram accounts associated with it, which give clues as to where product is hidden.)

The first three web edits from the Map Masquerade tour: San Francisco (“When I think San Francisco skateboarding, I think KRS-One”), Las Vegas, Albuquerque.

Two-minute Stephan Martinez raw footage tape. Some of it was in Goin’ Ham, some of it is new. “That boy good.”

Slappy noseslides are totally chill. Noseslide shove-its should take their place on any “Tricks You Should Never Do” list.

Jake Johnson and Shaun Gregorie session the famed Gold Rail in Washington, D.C.

False alarm, guys. Lil’ Wayne is still very much concerned with skateboarding in 2012, as he can be seen hugging his skateboard, and claiming “Baby, I’m a thrasher” throughout his feature in the new Mystikal video. Whew!

This is what ledges look like before they get put in front of office buildings and we wax them up. (Spoiler: They look like rocks.)

Quote of the Week
Pad: “We should do a Costa Rica trip.”
Roctakon: “You’ve been watching too many Green Diamond videos.”

Speaking of which, there’s a new Green Diamond Costa Rica clip.


Science might say otherwise, but it is officially spring now.