Let’s keep her going til the Hardbody holiday party ;) • Previously in 2017: 25-16
Still late. Oh you thought the slump was over? New #content dropping tomorrow though :)
Manchild has some New York clips in his raw B-sides video from The Flare (check the 5:18 mark), Bobby De Keyzer has some New York clips in his now-online Riddles part, and Paul Young has a quick compilation video from the Bronx Courthouse ledge-to-bank, one of the few New York spots to appear in a 411 opener.
With one-spot parts trending hard these past several years, Politic’s sister brand, The Vacation, put together a remix video of Ross Norman (a.k.a. the guy Hjalte stole all his tricks from) at Legislative Plaza, one of the few remaining plaza™ spots in the U.S.
“That is what skating does: it fills the cracks in society…”
An undercover cop wearing DC once asked us what DC stood for. We told him it stood for “Danny and Colin.” I guess we lied. Anyway, Droors Clothing is making a comeback. Alphanumeric up next?
Fucked up T.F. obstacle hall of fame, first ballot
“There’s no hierarchy there. No one tries to out cool each other. And I love that the place is a real public place in the sense that you meet other people there and you get to see real city life. It’s warm, it’s tough – it’s diverse.” Village Psychic with some more knowledge from the skateboard utopia that exists in Denmark’s capital city.
And on that note, Max Hull has a video recap of the drunkest skateboard contest on earth. It’s the only bit of CPH Open coverage I’ve managed to watch in full.
The Northern Co. boys skate the Willy B Momument, Delancey curbs + the Banks.
And like that, the trinity of 6th Ave. spots that defined our adolescent years is gone. Though it has been 70% skateblocked since 2011, Ziegfeld is now closed off for renovations. You might be able to skate the barrier off the ledge though ;)
“I learned a word the other day. Refurbish.” C’mon you know that’s a five.
Quote of the Week: “Two years from now, we’ll all be living in Maspeth.” — Max Palmer re: increasing rent costs in New York City
2 Bros. has a new logo.
5. The State of the T.F. Report [Sponsored by Soundcloud]
Those around for the post-9/11 flatbar years would find the modern T.F. virtually unrecognizable. Anyone with a functioning brain opts to meet at a skatepark rather than a place where they are forced to have an interaction with a paralegal holding a permit. This year, we were shocked to learn that while we may have a dedicated place to willingly cage ourselves into under the Manhattan Bridge, Soundcloud rappers are still looking for a home. In 2016, they found a nest at our onetime East Village meeting place, and have kept the (sometimes literal) fire of Tompkins debauchery lit in an era when we demand that our day consist of something more than skating a piece of plywood or a discarded Christmas tree.
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.
Late start today :(
Longtime QS-affiliate and the only person to ever hardflip a double-set in a Quartersnacks video, Michael Gigliotti, opened up a skate shop in West Hollywood called Lottie’s Skateshop. 144 S. Flores Street Los Angeles, CA 90048. Follow them on IG via @lottiesskateshop. Only shop in L.A. that carries Palace innit ;)
The #tfreport heard around the world: The day Tompkins had a Cali table, in summary.
I love how Bobshirt interviews do away with any temptation to prod at controversy or shittalking. The new 20-minute one with Wenning, where he reveals leaving Habitat to be one of the biggest mistakes of his life, is as earnest of an interview as you could ever get with a pro from that era. He also volunteers some um, interesting information about the governor of New Jersey and his vices of choice.
“This is true no matter how much the skateplaza resembles a real plaza – it’s the community that makes a park important, not the design” — Christian Kerr has a rad essay on the present and future of skateboarding in public spaces over on Jenkem, which includes some good quotes from Ocean Howell. ANYWAY, who has a trip planned to Denmark this summer?
Quick B-roll (“B” for based) montage with the Bronze dudes from Connor Peterson.
Hjalte & bros with a pre Polar premiere session at the Nike Garage.
Stresscase, a VHS-tinged LurkNYC San Francisco video.
A California-heavy Diamond Days #87.
Updated the spots page for the first time in maybe half-a-decade. Not much by way of new locations (e.g. if you wanted to know where that curb from all the iPhone videos is, now you know…), and nothing will be a surprise to anyone who lives here. Mostly cleaned up some dead locations, updated photos (some pics were over ten years old), and added a Google Maps guide along with the text links that includes parks and shops. If you’re from Europe and planning a trip here this summer, you’re welcome — you now owe anyone you see in a QS shirt a beer. If you run some shitty spotfinder app, don’t steal everything like you bums usually do.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This is what Knicks fans have left to cling to ;)
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