Ghosts of Christmas Clips Past

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This past year, nobody else incited as many smiles and reminders of the glorious escapism that skateboarding provides. Thank you Jamal Smith, 2017’s Q.S.S.O.T.Y., for inspiring us to enjoy the world on a skateboard. Sadly, we can’t fly you to Canary Islands like Thrasher can (…not yet), but just wanted to say thanks :)

Iron Claw’s new 11-min video, Not Not a Video, is now online. Shout out Colombia.

Even as an institution that often gets chastised for Rihanna songs in skate clips and bad filming, we gotta chime in here: wtf is with the choppy frame-rate, wtf is up with the darkass clips, and wtf is up with that Morrissey song in Antonio’s new Berrics part? The skating though…is absolutely F U C K E D.

Oddly enjoyed this way more than expected, probably because they skate a bunch of weird shit that nobody bothers with, e.g. they got two clips at the Gristedes on 96th Street — a Weed Maps “Summer Trip to New York” clip with Jaws, Tommy Sandoval and Boo Johnson. I think we ran into Jaws at a rave when he was filming this.

Rolling Stone has a great mini-doc with Josh Stewart about making independent skate videos in 2017, via the lens of Traffic’s Look Left.

Jenkem has a “Day in the Life”-ish feature with The BX’s Public Housing Skate Team.

Style god Jimmy Chung is featured in the new teaser for Chris Mulhern’s upcoming Love Park documentary, 15th & JFK. Anyone know a release date?

“Mean Streets” volume 10 from LurkNYC with more weirdness at Chase.

Boil the Ocean is on entry #6 of its annual “Top 10 Parts of the Year” wrap-up, and Slam City’s blog has some words on the year’s best videos.

…aaannndddd Village Psychic made a “Best of 2017” mix of the year’s ACTUAL S.O.T.Y., regardless of what the yellow t-shirts may have told you.

“Belgrade is the best city I’ve ever been to in my life.” The Rios Crew continues to inspire skateboard travel dreams far outside the conventional Euro destinations with each new clip. “Dunja,” their latest, hits Serbia’s capital, Montenegro and Croatia.

“Platano” is the new montage from our friends down at Andrew Skate Shop in Miami.

Jason Lee’s Video Days part was a starting point for a $3.6 billion crossroad.

Vol. 4 of Elkin raw files. You think Thrasher is gonna give us a Louie “West End” one?

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: It’ll never not be funny that Kyrie was just like “nah, I don’t wanna play with this dude anymore.” He lost yesterday, but this was sick.

Quote of the Week: “You should just make Q.S.S.O.T.Y. ‘The Max Palmer Award.'” — John Choi

Official 2017 end credits song ♥

Shirtless Kebab

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Everyone who saw this IG post and thought “Ja$onwear” was correct.

“Cliché may be gone, but the elan, the esprit de corps, and that certain je ne sais quoi that made the brand so fuckin’ dope live on in the various manifestations of EuroTech that permeate the continent. Indeed, the upside to living in a dystopian futureworld is the ability to—via the ‘gram, natch—to view the quotidien of Stalin, Macba, HDV, République, and Jarmers in real time.” Frozen in Carbonite gives us the most comprehensive and heartfelt eulogy for Cliché yet, by focusing on the brand of skateboarding that it helped bring to the world stage: Eurotech™.

Unsolicited links to Cliché-related QS remix videos: Lucas Puig, J.B. Gillet.

T.J. does a pretty wild kickflip over at Pyramid Ledges, and has an entry for the “Run and Gun” contest over on the Berrics.

Bobby will be the titleholder at the spot for years to come, but Trent McClung came through heavy at Three Up Three Down for his new Venture part.

Two solid clips from the LurkNYC crew: “Mean Streets Volume 7,” and “Playground Casino” for Hotel Blue. Kinda been wondering when someone was going to hit the rail and do the quick wallie in front of NYU on W. 3rd…

The Passport boys with one of 2016’s best “Summer Trip to New York” clips.

“I didn’t have a pager, I was just a skater.” Jenkem hung out with Quim Cardona at the new Astor Place :( aanndd part three of the “Right Coast” tour with Quim and Freddy stopping over in Boston is also up on Vimeo.

“Putting on a fedora to go skate is like bringing a guitar to a session; it’s clear that you had other plans for the day that didn’t include skating.” Ripped Laces looks back on skateboarding’s regrettable fedora era

“Ciberwave 2” is the new video from Humidity Skateshop. It’s supposed to bubble :)

Boil the Ocean re: Guy Marino and Eric Koston’s new company.

Chill iPhone clip from the crew behind the Heaven’s Gate video.

Adult Rappers is a good hour-long watch about dreams and what happens to them when you grow up. Not hard to imagine a lot over overlap with skateboarding here. Shout out to Dave Dowd for the recommendation ♥

QS Sports Russell Westbrook Desk: This must’ve been, uh, disorienting. #MVP.

Quote of the Week: “Instead of ‘Skater of the Year,’ there should also be an award that’s just ‘Best Skater,’ where it’s been Ishod for the past five years.” — Leroy Holmes

Good place to start every morning from for the rest of the week ;)

Links Going Up On a Monday

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Berrics, but Reynolds. Plus they compiled every frontside flip he has done in a video.

Migos + Curbs = Sold. Video of the year.

Politic Skateboards welcomes renown crust aficionado, Eric “Derm” Dermond, to the team with a cool new part, which includes a team montage at the start.

A little over a year ago, Young Scooter and Gunplay inspired American skate teams to begin venturing to Colombia. Is Bolivia the next frontier?

In 100% agreement that the greatest non-S.J. in Modus trick ever done was both 1) in the rain and 2) never actually landed. Matt Schlager belongs on the Dime Ballers shirt.

Six years after it flew under the radar as 2008’s S.O.T.S. sleeper hit (“A Milli” and “Whatever You Like” won in a landslide), these guys made an iPhone edit to “Let the Beat Build.” Still one of the best summer songs in recent memory. Also, did those slabs of metal on Hester take Seaport 5.0’s slot for 2014’s “Spot of the Summer?”

The Washington Heights park has lights now!

Alex Olson likes backside lipsliding down Black Hubba.

Some desaturated Dutch skateboarding.

Can’t tell if the “Death Video” is actually a video in the making, or just a confusingly titled series of B-roll clips, but volume nine is now live. The pad-to-pad ollie at Manhattan and Scholes is awesome.

Live Skateboard Media has a new interview with Eli Reed.

“Only That Real,” except the Easy Mo Bee version. Sort of. It’s cool.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Damien Lillard’s almost full court buzzer beater. And if you post that Paul George injury on Vine or Instagram, you’re an asshole. Get well soon PG. The ECF winner is pretty easy to call now, huh?

Quote of the Week: “My favorite skater is Louie Lopez and my second favorite skater is Louie Lopez when he gets older.” — Guy Riza

P.S. Once you go to this spot, you’ll never complain about skating in New York again.

So Cold as Siberiaaaaa-a-a

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The #1 and #2 most relevant wall boards of all-time. Photo by Pad Dowd.

“What’s the whitest trick in skateboarding?” “Snowboarding.”

Domestics Clothing is now being distributed in the U.K. by the crew at Wayward Gallery. They have a new promo out featuring Torey Goodall, Fred Gall, Quim Cardona and others. T has a sick 180 switch crook ender in some Light Ass Denim™, so you know he’s getting money. (See also: Ishod in Chronicles 2.)

Billy Rohan on Harold Hunter’s Mixtape part. “At least I went pro, you only went flow.”

It seems like the next generation of skate videos is going to be pretty Tumblr, huh?

Speaking of Tumblr: some (photographic) highlights from Olson’s Thrasher interview.

Another five-minute round of leftovers from the Spam video.

No complys are officially trending in New Jersey.

Honestly, the the image of Three Up Three Down and the idea of girls jogging past it in 70-degree weather is the only thing keeping the Quartersnacks office going right now. Until then, here’s video blog #205 from Johnny Wilson and friends.

Kingpin magazine has given in to the #listicle-ized / ad dollar maximizing direction of the internet, and offered a list that is relevant to the interests of this website: The Top Ten Euro Tech Parts. Though we’re partial to Enrique Lorenzo’s L.A. County part as his best offering (#musicsupervision, among other things), the list notably points us in the direction of his under-appreciated Logic part.

Another new Bolts 4-5-6 clip with Chris Lingat.

The Berrics spent last week putting out New York-related content, which will all be of varying interest to you.

How appropriate is it that Brian Wenning’s Lockdown Skateboards is the only enterprise still releasing footage from Staten Island’s ABC ledges? Also, did they get sandblasted or something? They look newer than they did in 2003.

The PFP3 video is premiering at the 2nd Nature Skatepark on Saturday. Promo here.

Non skate-related link alert! If you’re one of those people that complains about rap and uses annoying phrases like “the state of hip-hop,” NPR (yeah, seriously…) recently released two interviews — one with Bun B and the other with Starlito and Don Trip — that are more interesting than any conception of an “interview with a rapper” has the right to be (i.e. they go far beyond typical rapper interview “get this money”-isms.) Listen to them and shut up. Thanks.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Carmelo’s 62. Please, everybody, don’t let this fool you into thinking this team is elevating anywhere beyond a first-round playoff out (with a losing record) this year, or any other year as long as Dolan owns them.

Quote of the Week (cannot remember who this interaction was between, sorry.)
“I met your ex’s new man the other night.”
“Yeah, he has a great backside tailslide.”

Having a tough time figuring out what stance Bieber is

Started From the T.F. Now We (Still) Here

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QS shirts have been spotted in some odd locations: “Holi Thirteen” by Brandon Kuzma. (P.S. If you’re still trying to get an early order in, e-mail quartersnacks [at] gmail, though quantities remain limited. Otherwise, our webstore will re-open in June with new product. Supreme New York and Exit Skateshop in Philadelphia also have them in stock.)

Don’t you guys miss when the Green Diamond was more #street? :(

These guys are still mad street.

The French blog, Café Créme, has a new interview with Quim Cardona. His 2011 Chrome Ball interview goes deeper on some of the topics they discuss though.

The Wall Street Velvet Rope Bail. Worth watching two or ten times.

NY Skateboarding rounded up New York-related bits from recent magazines, which include the photo side of Adidas’ New York barge last year and Walker Ryan’s insane trick at the Courthouse.

Black Dave has a “First Try Fridays” segment with Eric Koston over on the Berrics.

The new Cliché video, Bon Voyage, is out on iTunes today, and most shops have the DVD in stock. The video is what you expect (though a bit less European given some recent roster additions), including a solid part from every grown-up’s favorite skateboarder, Lucas Puig. The line he does at Pulaski Park is likely the best line you’ll see all year (seeing pros just do a simple, not-Torey-Pudwills-long backside tailslide on a ledge is awesome, especially in 2013.) Also, “Best Line of 2012” title holder, Pete Eldridge, continues to skate with cigarettes and has a solid shared part with J.B. Gillet. If anyone at Cliché is interested in producing an American rap re-edit of Puig’s part, we’re all ears.

#Art Updates: 1) Jeremy Elkin put together a video of Jahmal Williams’ recent Hopps installation at Labor Skateshop. 2) “Eastern Suns,” an art thing which features Jahmal, Dan Drehobl, Bosco, 30 Pack Pat, and others will have an opening reception at Da Fish on Sunday, May 5th at 7 P.M. Flyer here.

Trife Moronic Look of the Week: They actually knobbed this “sculpture” on Houston and Broadway.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Nate Robinson (yes, Nate Robinson) came one point shy of Michael Jordan’s record for post points in a playoff quarter in a triple overtime win over the Nets on Saturday. Is Nets gear 80% off everywhere yet?

Quote of the Week: “We went to Tompkins but they had that dumb sport going on.” — Kadeem, referring to street hockey

How insane is it that the President of the United States walked out to DJ Khaled as intro music?