2014 New York Skateboarding Year in Review: 10-6

December 24th, 2014 | 4:44 am | Features & Interviews | 3 Comments

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Line around the corner.

Moving on… 25-21 here, 20-16 here, and 15-11 here.

10. The Dollar Slice Hints at an Eventual Extinction, Mass Starvation to Follow

Any New York-based news outlet spends at least eighty-percent of its content discussing how expensive it is to live here. We are no better, even if we have checking accounts to brave through higher prices for shitty pizza.

Since the dollar slice boom of 2010, this bare-bones food option has become an emblem for #poor skateboarders. It has been steadfast in its immunity to inflation, unlike every other pizza place that has raised its per-slice cost by 25 cents every year or two. That is, until 2014, when we began to see the unthinkable: dollar slice outlets charging TAX on a once tax-inclusive product, and promotions like a “Supreme Dollar Slice,” for $1.50. This hints at a future not unlike Interstellar, where [underemployed] skateboarders run out of available food and have to pack up and move to…Philly? :(

Make a Lil’ Money, Leave a Lil’ on the Dresser

September 22nd, 2014 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 5 Comments

The Quartersnacks webstore is now open with fall gear. Support your local skate site. Also Available from Supreme New York & LA, Labor, Seasons, Exit, Black Sheep and NJ Skateshop. Available from Commissary and Humidity later this week. Available from Lost Art later this week for Euro web orders. Available from Argument Skateshop for Japanese web orders. More shops soon.

Kevin is the best.

Slicky Boy featuring Black Dave – “Within the L.E.S.” He loves where he’s from. “If it was ’97, Slicky Boy would probably have records on the indie wall at Fat Beats.”

An *official*, Theories-sanctioned upload of one of 2014’s best parts: Aaron Herrington is Static IV. Buy the video on DVD if you have yet to do so here.

Ride Channel’s best series is back: Skate London with Nick Jensen.

Speaking of London, Southbank has been saved. The space is being preserved for use of skateboarders and “urban arts.” Between this and legalization at the Santa Monica Courthouse, 2014 saw big steps towards rational solutions for keeping skateboarders in the public spaces they spend more time in than any other occupants. Attn cities: The “Skateboarders = skateparks” way of thinking isn’t cutting it anymore.

Cons’ Lockwood bench in Williamsburg is bound to be the most #trending spot on the fall i.e. you’ve already seen it 500x too many on the ‘Gram.

There’s a new, ten-minute video from the Beerics crew. (Spam was their last one.)

It might be the worst basketball court in the world, but it looks like a fun skate spot.

Don’t you see the ‘No Skateboarding’ sign?”

The Top Five Crailtap Top Fives. Also, What did Chief Keef ever do to the SMLTalk staff? He wrote the most important song of our time, guys.

Between all the now-indistinguishable tail-flip combos to go down on the 111th and 7th ledge, a hurricane grind was a nice change of pace for the spot.

If the Endless Bummer video left you needing another PWBC dose, they dropped this bro cam clip last week.

The HUF team needs a bit more ethnic diversity for their recent #musicsupervision choices to be taken seriously by all those living the multicultural skate life.

Norway seems like a good time.

Condolences to all poverty-line skateboarders. PBR is getting sold to the Russians.

Quote of the Week: “I hope all of us get laid tonight, deadass.” — The Homie Patrick A.K.A. Sketch Sketch

Don’t tell ’em.

No Blondes in Brooklyn

May 19th, 2014 | 4:19 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Bill Strobeck throws his VX in the trash, Solomon finds it, Alien goes under..? Hmmmmm…

Still the best Alien Workshop video.

Considering Alien Workshop is responsible for tens of thousands of skateboarders enrolling into art / video / film school over the past two decades, some of you may get a kick out of this lost 8mm footage from the Photosynthesis era. If there was any justice in the world, SVA would owe AWS millions of dollars. With no Alien around, just watch the amount of skaters going to art school plummet. SVA is going under next.

Licking windows at 12th & A. So happy it’s back! :)

Muckmouth tracked down Justin Case, one of the forgotten names from the P-Rod City Stars era, and a guy who was pretty susceptible to rumors after Street Cinema. Glad to know he’s doing well. Dude was actually on Alien flow when his Logic 6 part dropped, which was a personal favorite. He was a 14-year-old with Kalis outfits and Pappalardo/Wenning nosegrinds, but a Cali backdrop A.K.A. your hero if you were in middle school at that time. He also has the most pun-prone name in skating.

Ollie one bar to superman the next may be trick of the year via the new LurkNYC clip.

The Belief Skateshop crew filmed a team clip at the new(ish) wooden spot in Long Island City. It’s mad photogenic b. Looks like the chunks that the Parks Department hacked out of all the ledges did a lot of good…

Once people get sick of doing no complys and slappies into grinds down hubbas, and some fashion forward skater decides to take a pass at making early grabs into grinds cool, you can thank some guys in Rotterdam for jogging his memory.

There are some REALLY big Dylan Reider fans out there, huh?

Kingpin with another Josh Stewart interview about Static 4. Word is that the DVDs should be available mid-June.

Quick Aiden Mackey mini-part with some second angles of his “cherry” tricks.

Guy Riza sighting @ 8:13.

Five tapes in five days from the Haha Funtime crew.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 1) Since when is Steve Kerr the new Gregg Popovich? 2) Coaching doesn’t matter; the Knicks are garbage for the foreseeable future forever. 3) If you use “Kevin Love” and “New York” in the same sentence, you are a moron. 4) Despite looking idiotic for months, the Sports Desk’s Pacers-Spurs Finals prediction is looking slightly less stupid after Game 1. Like, what?

Quote of the Week: “Having ‘Most Dunks’ be your defining stat is like being the skateboarder with the most handrails in your part.” — Pryce Holmes on the Los Angeles Clippers

When is the new Travis Porter dropping? Need some Memorial Day Weekend music.

Stativ IV Actually Exists!

April 24th, 2014 | 2:02 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

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The past week has been dedicated to the webstore, but we’ll interrupt the content dry-spell to inform you that Static IV actually exists.

The video is premiering at Sunshine Theater (Houston & Forsyth A.K.A. where 80% of skate premieres are in New York) on Thursday, May 1st at 10 P.M. There are 300 seats; 200 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and they are selling $5 tickets to guarantee seating for the other 100. People who miss out on those last 200 could probably catch part two of Nymphomaniac or something.

No info on premieres in other cities or DVD availability yet. Here’s Aaron Herrington’s mini section from The Brodies below. If you want to watch the teaser, go here.

Unrelated:Cops hunt man who threw Molotov cocktail into Brooklyn store” — what year is this?

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