Our webstore has relaunched with new spring and summer merchandise ♥
We’re so lucky to share this planet with dogs.
Palomino has QS goods for those in the U.K. or Europe who were unable to snag stuff from the webstore. Includes a handful of items we ourselves are sold out on.
Chris Milic’s Dr. Scarecrow part is incredible. Good bit of New York footage and a barrage of the the most unlikely manuals ever.
Damn, who’s your favorite Bloby? After this new ten-minute mega mix of all their Instagram footage, it has gotten harder to answer that question than ever.
“Kinky Love” is the new VX + steez cam clip from Jesse Alba, which features footage of the legendary Tompkins bank to ledge. R.I.P.
Johnny Wilson and the boys hit up a bunch of concrete parks in Connecticut, and then John Choi skates a large set of stairs on the Trinity campus.
“I’m not sure if it is the fact that they are Nordic, but more the idea that they are more socialist and less capitalist. The UK has monetised the idea of public space, especially in the centres of cities, but the Nordic countries are less like this.” …the story of how a breed of skateable architecture initially began and London, and has since been all but phased out only to have Scandinavian countries carry the torch :(
Eli Reed has a new barrier-heavy part over on Jenkem.
Hold up, get too choked up when I think of old stuff.
Dwindle’s official statement on the demise of Cliché. Just as Blueprint introduced a generation of Americans to British skateboarding, Cliché was just as pivotal — along with probably the Flip videos — in bringing greater European skateboarding at large to our side of the Atlantic. Thanks for everything guys.
Haus of Altr: Mint Green is a fun, low-def ten-minute video via the youth. Columbus Park manual made me #lol :)
The state of little kid spots in New York City circa 2005 was really something to behold ♥♥♥ You never truly appreciate anything until it’s gone.
CORRECTION: Despite remarking that the end of days are near due to a rap song appearing in the latest Zero video, we completely spaced on the fact that Chris Cole and Tom Asta skated to Jeezy in Strange World. Sorry Chris, sorry Tom, sorry Jeezy.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: National treasure Nick Young steals a pass from his. own. teammate and hits the game winner. God bless him.
Quote of the Week: “There’s a hospital really close, but it only has two stars on Yelp.” — Dom Travis
2016 has been a rough year on humanity, but at least we found the 2014 Rich Homie Quan buried in Skooly from Rich Kids’ new solo tape, Gucci got his first #1 record, and we have Future’s personal assistant fan fiction. Shout the fuck out to Do or Die.
The QS webstore is now stocked with spring merch. Available in U.S. shops now. Japan, Europe & Canada this week. Please give us this week to catch up on the intial rush of orders e.g. don’t send a “where’s my stuff?” e-mail on Tuesday morning. Thank you everyone for your support in helping us continue to do what we do ♥
The new Helas mixtape makes me want to sell everything I own and move to Europe. Also kinda reminds me of the #fun days of catching Euro vids like TDGAFAU and issues of Puzzle stateside and fantasizing about a perfect world of marble living an ocean away. Not a ton of Lucas footage, minus a few lines and um…THIS.
New iPhone clip from Genny featuring “Don’t Mind” and a repaved Allen Street.
“Low-key we’re already rappers.” An interview with Na-kel Smith and Tyshawn Jones.
Bobshirt has a new 20-minute video interview with Gino, where he nerds out on gear, old videos, midtown Manhattan spots (Breezy Ledges was his favorite?!), etc.
This “New Rules” montage out of Baltimore that got posted on Thrasher this weekend has been getting a lot of talk lately. A lot of its more insane tricks are in D.C. (full yell-at-screen mode at the nose manual nollie flip and knobbed Gold Rail tricks), but it’s great to see an underrated scene like Baltimore get some burn.
Cell Jawn #25 via Mitch from Philly (yo everyone please watch your friends’ backs when skating the triangle on 9th Street…) + Philly trip clip via Max Hull that feels post-Love even though its pre-post-Love n shit.
Early edit of Derm’s “Welcome to Politic” part from last year #jersey #jersey #jersey
Here’s a Guardian article about Palace, where you learn that many of the beloved product descriptions on their webstore are Food Network inspired.
Quick feature from skateboarder turned New York firefighter, Mike Hernandez, who you might remember from old issues of Strength, Slap, etc. [Warning: bikes.]
Shout out to everyone who contributed to the Addias Ababa skatepark fund that was linked on here a few months ago. They were able to build the first skatepark in Ethiopia with the $35k that was raised.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: The Drakes would eventually lose this game, but Kyle Lowry’s timing with this Hail Mary was unbelievable. Despite having zero emotional stake in either, sorta praying for a Heat-Cavs E.C.F. for the theater.
Quote of the Week:
Max Palmer by Max Hull
New QS spring merch is now available at Supreme & Labor. Available at other U.S. stores this week. Japan also this week. Europe and Canada next week. Available online next Monday, May 9th at midnight. It’s cool.
Torey Goodall’s impact on the world of skateboard fashion continues to emerge. Ripped Laces interviewed Vintage Sponsor, the stylist behind John Shanhan’s DGK part and archiver of nineties Polo gear and old skate tees alike.
Always down for any tribute to the pre-YouTube wild west days of the skateboard internet. Village Psychic did a post about the post-Yeah Right! Quicktime tour videos that would run on Crailtap in the early 2000s.
This line is peak early 2000s Lordz nostalgia :) #NHNScomeback
Out of all the interviews I’ve done for this website or elsewhere — and this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his reputation for being the happiest human alive — Karl Watson is on the shortlist for most enjoyable to talk to. (I accidentally deleted the audio before transcribing and he was even down to do it again.) His hour-plus episode on the Shetler Podcast was a joy to listen to.
There’s a new Kalis part to wrap up his “Life on Video” series. Happy 40th KLS-1.
The first five 411s, compressed into nine minutes.
“Are Eric Koston’s indigo-tinted industry maneuvers helping to usher in a post-board sponsor era in which deck makers become loose, image-oriented collectives for pros and various bros to shack up for a time, under some ‘gest’ or similar rubric, before drifting apart?” — Boil the Ocean on Prince’s legacy in skateboarding, and the prospect of increased fluidity in board sponsor changes.
Rhythm is a dancer and here’s a compilation of board-snap rollaways.
Cooper Park may soon have a 10 P.M. curfew. Was it even lit up to begin with?
New video from the crew behind Tengu is on the way. Daniel Kim’s new hair is great.
An interview with Big Brother‘s Rick Kosick & Menace’s Fabian Alomar. (~35:00 mark.)
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: They just won’t let Jeremy Lin alone…Everyone please cross your fingers for a Heat-Cavs Eastern Conference Finals :)
Quote of the Week: “Would any of you be interested in buying a l*ngb**rd?” — Our Montreal Airbnb Host
^^^The only Prince homage in rap that really matters.
Unless you’re Ronnie Creager, you probably have had zero use for a beanie this past week, but that winter wind could be arriving at any moment…We have some new beanies and a very *light* re-stock of some fall goods live in the webstore right now (once they’re gone, they’re gone…or you can check your local shop.) In honor of that 68-degree mid-December weekend, type in promo code summerindecember when you’re checking out for 25% off your order. Good until midnight ;)
“One of the best kept secrets about [skateboarding] is that most falls don’t hurt.” Short one in The New York Times about the virtues of falling.
These dudes really were the coolest ever. An always welcome Tennyson Corporation remix of the extras from Las Nueve Vidas de Paco. “I’d rather watch Carroll…”
Good to see things percolating at the Trinity spot in Providence :)
Can you believe it has been three-and-a-half years since Pluto came out? Mark Humienik cruiser night lines + a pre break-up Nayvadius Wilburn.
Quick clip filmed exclusively at one of the ten worst ledges in New York City.
On that same note, “the only skatepark so bad that it’s basically a street spot” — Max Hull found John Choi (!) and cult hero, Paul Tucci at the McCarren Skatepark.
Some low res scans of Mehring’s “Summer in New York” feature in the new Monster Children. Features Cyrus, Sage, Ben K, etc.
30 seconds of new Wade D. footage > no seconds of new Wade D. footage.
Some interviews with #makers: 1) Skateboard Story interviewed Tombo about the road to 5BNY (Jordan’s part omg is omg #omg fyi) and he made a 2001-2011 retrospective clip to go along with it. 2) Village Psychic intevriewed Zach Moore about his new video, Transplants. 3) SMLTalk interviewed…Village Psychic. 4) Keen Distribution interviewed Josh Stewart about post-partum, post-Static life.
Free has a remix vid of top three most influential New Jerseyian of the 2000s.
QS Sports Desk: Did you hear that every time the Milwaukee Bucks snap a twelve-or-more game win streak, that team goes on to win the title? #lol
Quote of the Week: “I dress like a more refined version of myself as a seventeen-year-old pot dealer.” — Dylgr
Grab a copy of TF @ 1: Ten Years of Quartersnacks for the lurker in your life this holiday season :) ♥♥♥