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

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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.

Getting In Is the Coolest Part

September 8th, 2014 | 1:51 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

nyfw

Illustration via @chuckmvp on the Gram

In honor of #NYFW, and given the free time available in their Boston-based, #FW-lacking headquarters, SMLTalk ran down the five most iconic Muska phases. The Muska’s sometimes bearded, #drk #fshn incarnation of today is not represented. Less sophisticated fashion editors may group this with the “Raver” phase, but we all know they are two different things entirely, albeit natural progressions from one another.

A full goof-around part on east coast-ish spots from Shane O’Neill would be fun, no?

Skating like a skaterrrrr

Village Psychic has a great mash-up video of Bobby Worrest’s three parts from 2014. However, RiRi > Bey x1000000000000000000000. Duh.

Part one of the Van Wastell doc is great.

2nd Nature’s latest video, The Gnarth, is now online in full.

Not exactly the worst use of skateboarding in a music video, though the bar is remarkably low. B.A. skating in any shape, form or fashion is unobjectionable. Also, where exactly is this basketball court in the middle of the projects where every player is blonde-haired and blue-eyed? Did Dirk buy Smith Houses for his nephews?

Connor Champion cruising around the westside to the greatest song ever recorded.

Guns don’t kill people, skateboards kill people. (Well, almost.)

Making videos sorta like Bronze is the new sorta rapping like Young Thug. This one definitely has some solid bits though.

The final, northernmost section of the High Line park is opening on September 21st. It’ll have spots, and you won’t be able to skate them for an excess of twelve seconds. Yeah, what else is new?

Teaser for volume two of the mostly-Chicago-but-also-some-New-York Deep Dish video is now live.

QS Sports Desk: “A few years ago I was a true fuck boy or: How I Learned to Stop Going to Sunday Brunch and Love Fantasy Football.” (No, we will not be covering football in any form this year. Chuck, Kenny, et al. are back in two months anyway.)

Quote of the Week: “This is great. Y’all look like a rock band. Like Kings of Leon or some shit.” — Home Depot employee to group of caucasian skaters purchasing dozens of bags of concrete

You guys already know why the past week has been slow ;)

Video Review: Not Another Transworld Video

June 8th, 2011 | 12:31 pm | Features & Interviews | 14 Comments

The past seven or eight years of Transworld DVDs seem like a blur, but specific memories of a Peter Smolik comeback, Dylan Reider’s first major impossible tailgrab, and Richie Jackson’s striped bell bottoms left lasting impressions. The videos have always been vehicles to hype up the latest to-be / just-recently-turned pro, with one or two classic parts that will continue on with a prolonged shelf life. Transworld got worried about any potential redundancies in their video formula, and self-referentially named their latest Not Another Transworld Video. Maybe it is not another Transworld video because it is filmed (mostly? all?) in HD (this website isn’t an expert on formats by any means), with the assistance of some footage that looks like it came from a GoPro.

Although Transworld is a year late for the Waka Flocka train, the recently-pro Theotis Beasley skates to “Hard in the Paint” for the video’s opener, and it works wonderfully. The part is a bit more lighthearted than your typical Transworld section, in a way that makes it feel like the best part you’ve seen in a homie video. They chop up the skating with candid shots of iPod diddy bop sessions, Facebook browsing, and best of all, him standing in a pool wearing a full suit and tie. The skating switches between tech manual and ledge tricks, large bigspin heelflips, flip-in tricks down hubba ledges, and the patented double backside flips, double back heels, and even double half-cab flips. After this part, it may round him out to be the most versatile dude on Baker. (Speaking of Baker, they need to put Forrest Edwards on already. Nevermind.)

Trying to be around like Boston Baked Beans…

June 6th, 2011 | 9:41 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Andre Page — Ollie at Paine Webber. Brian Kelley posted up a quick “look back” post on one of the world’s most enthusiastic skateboarders, Andre Page. We filmed a line with that bench ollie this past December in twenty-degree weather (notice the down jacket) at maybe 2 A.M., so B.K’s words about the whole night thing are on point. A small handful of people could ollie that bench…not that many are doing it when the temperature is below freezing. If you ever want to learn how to properly execute a flip trick, or how to ollie well, go to Tompkins, act real creepy, and watch Dre skate. Somehow beating him in S.K.A.T.E. (once) is still one of my finer achievements.

Perennial Quartersnacks favorite, the Black Ninja, dropped a new part. It’s all skatepark footage, and the lime laces remain, but it is still a must watch. The soundtrack takes a bit of a turn, switching between a rock version, and an ominous, slow piano loop rap song. “Nosestall, tailstall, front shove, hell naw! Rippin’ through the nosestall game like a bearclaw.”

Continuing along with those mentioned in our rap video skate part guide…watch the Darren Harper throwaway part. He switch flips the bench at Welfare Banks, and retweets Roctakon.

This isn’t real, but the kid nollie crooked a triple or quadruple kinked hubba in the new Transworld video, so it it really that far fetched?

Skateboarders are known for being a thrifty bunch, but you guys should probably stop taking those $5 Chinatown buses.

Have you heard about the great Kansas City parking block heist? It takes something like this to realize just how absurd skateboarding looks from the outside looking in. (Spotted via Skate & Annoy)

Here is an interview with Quartersnacks’ favorite Canadian skater, Torey Goodall, who is currently hiding out in Norway. Below, is a five-year-old B-roll edit from Baby Steps. He rips, skates to DJ Screw, and best of all, the edit was done by one of skateboarding’s finest auteurs, Rob Butterfield.

Quote of the Week:You know that Jadakiss line, ‘Gangsters don’t die, they get chubby, and move to Miami?’ Well, it’s ‘Hipsters don’t die, they get sober, and move to L.A.‘” — Alex Dymond

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Quartersnacks for Nike SB

August 20th, 2010 | 10:33 pm | Video & Remixes | 3 Comments

“Whole clique faded, we geeked up crazy!” – Photo by Zach Malfa-Kowalski

Here’s the final edit of what we managed to get accomplished in a week. Some of the stuff has been included in the dailies, but a handful of it was saved for this final montage. Features Ishod Wair, Theotis Beasley, Daniel Lebron, Paul Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill, and Youness Amrani. Thanks to everyone at Nike SB that made it happen, it was a real fun week, and a welcome change of pace for a website composed of individuals that typically do not skate or film at any time before 9 P.M. throughout the summer. Taking people who have never been to New York around to spots in this city is always a challenge, and a fun experience at the same time, particularly if you’re dealing with the added bonus of them all being extremely talented. Altogether, a lot of ground was covered in a week, especially taking into account the rain and heat. Everyone killed it, even when it seemed like the weather and spot factors added up against us, and hopefully everyone is psyched on what we came up with.

(We’re working on a traditional “End of Summer” clip with all of the usual suspects, featuring camo pants, three up three down footage, and maybe some cameos.)

Thanks to Zach Malfa-Kowalski for the excellent photographs throughout the week. And the biggest thanks of all goes to Radric Davis for shutting down the Bowery last night. Burr!

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