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Salute to any brave souls skating today. Supposed to hit almost 100.

Josh Stewart uploaded Quim Cardona’s Static IV part to YouTube this weekend.

“By the time the 1980s rolled around, neurotic Americans had a myriad of threats from which to choose, including annihilation via thermonuclear war with the Soviet Union, drugs, and lil’ old Satan—vis-à-vis metal. Interestingly, all three of these all-consuming fears produced timeless art, i.e. Red Dawn, Rocky IV, Straight Outta Compton, and the 101 Natas “Devil Worship” board. Frozen in Carbonite examines the relationship between satanic iconography and skateboarding.

“[Ricky Oyola] had no pop. He had some tricks but he was a jock, man. He was good but he wasn’t Fred Gall.” Chromeball interviewed Brooklyn native, Ryan Hickey.

Big week for opinions re: Oyola. Bobshirt interviewed Danny Garcia. And nobody sit here and talk like Chad Fernandez hasn’t altered the course of skateboard history.

The Shady One™ has a website up for his new brand: Iggy.nyc.

The new Sour promo gets our best Euro vid of 2016 [thus far] nod. Friday’s QS Top Ten had bits of it, but that full Gustav Tonneson part is awesome.

A video interview with Philly Santosuosso that breaks down the realities of running a skateshop. [Sidebar: Ok, we got a “Married to the Game” instrumental, but could we please get one of the Esco Terrestrial intro without all the talking over it?]

Midtown, 2010-2014 via Hit You Off Management to Bernard Herrman’s last film score.

Taji / Vice skated a bunch of Trump buildings with Leo, Billy, etc. — but somehow missed the one on 47th and 1st Avenue that Matt Daniels 5050ed the sign at in his Outdated part (fwiw, it probably has the best skate spot out of any Trump building, but those benches on 60th and Broadway were fire when we were like, 13.)

Chill summer iPhone video via Jesse Alba with some Paul Tucci sightings :)

The Seasons boys are premiering a new video on the 23rd.

Wallies on moving Citibikes and people starting to skate the Dumbo bump to hill / 2006 Spot of the Summer again Evan Dittig’s HYD part.

YO, what the hell is the deal with that Fat Kid Skatepark? It seems like it has looked like this for the past half year plus. This would be an ideal time of year for elsewhere to take some of the crowd that makes its way to L.E.S. by noon, or like, nice to have another skatepark with some shade. Who’s got the insider info? They may as well have let the manny pad, rail and benches run for the summer…

Quote of the Week: “People ask what the 25¢ on my shirt means and I tell them that’s what my checking account says.” — Dylgr

The shrimp is coming…

Slow News Week

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Photo via sloanisabuller on the Gram

As noted yesterday, the web store more or less took priority over content this week. If you ordered by Wednesday night, say around 8 P.M., your order has been shipped. You should have received a confirmation in the e-mail you used for your order. If you ordered after Wednesday night, it should be shipped by Monday or Tuesday. Only grey mediums in hoodys and a bunch of tees left. Thanks for the support.

If you need something to watch, here is a “lost” Reese Forbes part that just made its way online. From some Quiksilver promo, and edited to the (then-current) musical stylings of a Curtis Jackson. Might be his last significant batch of footage along with his section from Nothing But The Truth (warning: *horrible* compression), which had some hot moves in it (grind the hubba, then kickflip up the steps omg), regardless of how you may feel about the video in its entirety. Reese is basically the blueprint for every “power skater” you see today, particularly the handsome ones. We’re fortunate none of those guys opted to run his Murray Hill plaid shorts look though…

Be back next week with some cool stuff.

Also, Recordings of Boardings is premiering Seasons Skateshop’s East of Lark video for the weekend. Shout out to Albany. (They have QS gear available, by the way…) Have a good weekend.

First Post of 2014

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Happy New Year to everyone. 50 degrees today, 11 degrees tomorrow. This place is hosting a Superbowl next month? That should be interesting. We missed quite a bit while taking the past week off, so here’s a bit of a catch-up…

If you’re in the Benelux zone, QS gear is now available at Frisco (Arhem), Ben-G (Amsterdam), Sevenply (Rotterdam), and Lockwood (Antwerp.) If you’re in Miami enjoying life, it’s also now available at MIA (the South Beach location.) Seasons and Exit have restocks, too. Complete list of retailers here. The web store is running low on quantities, so get on that if you want a tee or hat ;)

Absolutely shocked that this got snubbed on the “Drunkest Moments of 2013” list.

Chewy Cannon with the first great part of 2014. Adidas should seriously consider pairing him and Busenitz for some sort of odd couple part.

If you’ve been skating long enough, you may remember this Josh Kalis commercial running on MTV, Comedy Central, etc. Though not the highest distinction, it might be the best mass audience skateboarding commercial ever made, if only because of the two kickflips and 360 flip he does in it. Filmed around Water Street and midtown, with a rare trick on the haven’t-been-skateable-in-15-years handrails by Radio City (A.K.A. “Joey’s Sculpture” from THPS2.) There’s an alternate version a cop chasing him somewhere too, which they talk about in this old Transworld article.

Speaking of which, there’s a new Kalis interview on Jenkem.

The Brooklyn Banks circa 1995, in 16mm. Yo, De Blasio, if you really want to do something great, please restore the small banks. Nobody cares about the big banks except BMXers. It’s more important than universal Pre-K. Thanks.

The DVS team visits New York. Far from the “Daewon in New York” dream clip we’ve all been hoping for, but it’s alright. Luis is the best.

Ripped Laces counts down the best skate shoes of 2013: #s10-6 here and #s 5-1 here. Going to have to agree on the Gatos at #1. Beyond their functionality, that shoe is the most Gino-esque Nike shoe ever made. Yes, even moreso than the actual Gino tennis-inspired shoe they released in 2012. When you look down at your feet in them, it gets easy to trick yourself into thinking you look way cooler on a skateboard than you actually do, because those are the shoes Gino would skate in. There’s also a chill commercial with Connor Champion for the Lunar Gato out today.

Some dudes made the odd decision of going skating in midtown on New Years Eve.

“There is not a genius in skateboarding…in the manufacturing world.” Muckmouth interviews Steve Olson over lunch.

Been into plain old frontside 180 nosegrinds on regular height ledges lately, seen most notably in The National Skateboard Company’s trip to Warsaw clip.

The new Skate Jawn montage is cool.

Chris Nieratko talks to James Kelch about FTC in light of their new book.

Great news: Lil’ Boosie gets out of jail next month. “Imma be like George Clinton ’round this bitch singing at 45.”

Are you seven-feet-tall and interested in skateboarding? Nah, you should probably play basketball. Even if you lack the neccesary skills, there will always be a job in the NBA for you if only because of your height. See: Jared Jeffries.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Steph Curry everything ♥♥♥

Quote of the Week:

alex patagonia

How the hell did anyone listen to a new French Montana mixtape last week when Street Lottery 2 was so readily available?

‘Beef and Broccoli with No Broccoli’

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You should pre-order your copy of the FTC book now.

Someone put together a remix part with a lot of Dennis Busenitz’s post-Since Day One footage. Did anyone else miss that China Banks manual sequence? Not sure how that one slipped under the radar. Wow.

Okay, so maybe a “Paine’s Park for L.E.S. or Astoria” trade is still a debatable topic, but how many New York parks would you trade for this new plaza in Vienna?

Ageless ledge mastermind, Enrique Lorenzo, is a part of a new Spanish skateboard company called Louw and has a quick section of high-brow ledge dancing at the 3:10 mark of their intro video.

Weiger’s part in the last Nike video is way better than you probably remember. Watch the musicless version or put some fashion forward Future shit on for it. “I’m moving on, I’m moving on, ain’t no more Louis Vuitton.”

The loop has left the vert skating world! Now that a street-variant of the loop exists, the countdown for the first person to do it begins. So, if Jake Johnson did it — it’d be surprising — but it wouldn’t be that surprising, right?

Did Forrest Edwards teach Jamie Thomas to enjoy life again?”

Empty bottle of Jack under the bench BGPs n’ stuff.

Jersey Dave takes photos now.

One week after condemning post-2013 usage of songs from Enter the 36 Chambers for skate clips, we’re going to go ahead and link this ten-minute video DC put together about…36 Chambers and skateboarding. It’s basically the video version of this (“skaters like raw shit!”) and turns into a bit of a DC puff piece towards the end, but they do manage to interview Gino, Kareem, Jeff Pang, etc. Are skate media outlets already planning content around the twenty-year anniversary of Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous A.K.A. “The Most Edited-To Rap Album of All-Time” in two years?

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Can we get Sheed in the 2014 dunk contest?

Quote of the Week:

short boarding bro

Via Pat O’Dell’s Instagram

There are a lot of the question marks in this post. We’re just curious.

“I remember when dinner depended on my fishing rod.”

Did Halloween happen yesterday or is it happening today?

Chris Christie is not the Governor of New Jersey. Fred Gall is. Largely because he is the only one willing to go into illicit portions of the state where the economy is sustained by PCP smoke and crack sales. The last spot in this welcome clip of him and Steve Durante for Orchard skate shop (out in Allston, Massachusetts) and Seasons skate shop (up in Albany) is one one of the more terrifying locations to skateboard at in the entire state. The nineties never ended there. Actually, they probably never even began.

Knives and Beer” is Pryce Holmes’ short video depiction of a camping trip that was filled with a lot of knives and many cans of beer.

Abada made this two-minute profile of Alex Duke many years ago. You can check out of some of his design work for Consolidated and other companies over here.

You know them dudes stylin’ in Osiris shoes.” #skateboardrap. (QS has already stated that it is a Nolan Lee-supporting enterprise.)

Someone mentioned this Andy Bautista Logic 6 part in last week’s EST post. And truly, it was a crucial video part to anyone who grew up skating around New Jersey. Even though a lot of it was filmed in Los Angeles, it is done so in the most east coast way imaginable. This is the era that still felt the effects of Osiris’ profoundly damaging Storm project (maybe the 5050 varial heelflip out on Pyramid Ledges was a form of Osiris-isms peeking out from the New-York-est trick ever: the frontside 5050 front shove out), and this dude is filming a crooked grind, kickflip on flat, and frontside 180 nosegrind line out in L.A. and still managing to make it look great. Very few short dudes have great style in skateboarding, but this guy definitely pulls it off. I might still have some poached footage of him doing nosegrind reverts at Hoboken Ledges on a DV tape buried in a shoebox somewhere. Features a German Nieves cameo, and quite literally, one of the most underrated nineties rap songs ever on the soundtrack. As someone who always complains about rap music, Spike Lee managed to have a handful of great rap songs in his movies.

You can see a quick slideshow from Halloween Hellraiser over here if you’re into that sort of thing. I bumped into Billy last night for a second, dressed up like he was in the Nation of Islam, and he goes, “Tyrone Biggums was there.” “What? there’s a kid who looks like Tyrone Biggums?” “No, the dude from Chapelle’s Show.” “Who, Dave Chapelle?” “No, Tyrone Biggums, the character.” I still don’t know what that means.

Oh, and Billy is on Twitter.

Around the time of last Halloween and the proceeding weeks, every individual involved with QS had this song on rotation for at least one-fifth of their day. It’s a shame these dudes suck now and one of them is off making songs about scarves with Kanye West. The song itself has not gotten any less relevant, or pertinent as go-to motivational music for any sort of emotionally taxing task.

Quote of the Week:If you see a hot girl in Barcelona, she’ll turn around and have dreads down her neck and a Star Trek tattoo on her face.” – Pryce Holmes

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