Sick Coachella Hat

April 14th, 2014 | 5:35 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Professional Skateboarding in 2014: Where everything you do is useless because some French dude is inevitably cooler and better than you.

The New York Knicks 2013-2014 season, in six seconds.

Another LurkNYC B-sides clip — “New York Times Volume Five.” Features the bail of this trick, which is completely nuts. Also, be on the lookout for a chill sideboob…and you know you about that rapping life when you walk around with a dictionary.

Chris Nieratko did a video interview with Tim O’Connor about life after semi-retirement.

Video blog #208 from the Beef Patty crew and Medalla Part 2 from Max Hull.

Standalone version of Derm’s part from Brick City Street Styles. Turn up.

Lottery Boiz is a largely New York-based video by some kids who really like rap. They might have a lower threshold of restraint for rap nerd indulgences in their videos than even this website, which is saying a lot.

Roctakon and Steve Kream (Olson’s partner in Bianca Chandon) went on the Tall Tales Podcast to talk about how Drake simultaneously exists on polar opposite ends of the female fantasy spectrum, how no dude has ever liked Lolita, and um, Bianca Chandon. Skate talk starts ~27:50. (R.I.P. to the 917-862-8250 T.F. barrier, BTW.)

For all the people out there pursuing MFAs, for whatever reason: the Deaf Lens interviewed Brian Lotti about transitioning from a skateboard career to an art one.

“But I never compromised my values, I was never changing the reason for the things I did just because there was bigger money behind it…”
“You advertised for McDonald’s…”
I ate McDonalds as a kid, they didn‘t change my beliefs or something.” #birdman
Shout out to the Delancey McDonald’s…only at 5 A.M. though…

There’s probably going to be some way to skate this thing.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: 1) Thank you Atlanta Hawks for restoring some semblance of balance in the world, though you should probably cede your playoff spot to the Suns or Grizzlies. 2) Andre Iguodala v.s. Quincy Miller’s ankles. 3) Mozgov’s 93-29 game. 4) Clippers-Warriors first round looks like it’s happening :)

Quote of the Week: “Gay Ledges is like Eggs, except nowhere near as good and you get kicked out in five minutes.” — Lurker Lou

How can I not… Future Honest album snippets.

We Made Beanies

December 12th, 2013 | 1:14 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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Fresh off the first snowfall of the winter, we made beanies to hold down all the cold ears and fashionable SBs out there. For now, they’re available in red, grey and black, but who knows, maybe extra fashionable neons become available soon. Pass them along to all your stylist friends. Support your local skate site over on the Quartersnacks web store. Best of 2013 clip online tomorrow.

(Euro shipping is still expensive. We’ll keep you posted if any European web stores put them online in the near future.)

ON ANOTHER NOTE: If this Mike Woodson thing doesn’t pan out, we all know who the next head coach of the New York Knicks should be…

“I used to skip CHURCH to come home on Sundays to watch these raggedy bastards play!”

“Shumpert, what are you mad about? ‘Everything.'”

#SKATEEVERYFEWDAYS

July 1st, 2013 | 5:20 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Very underrated hip-hop white guy icon.

Check out this clip of Tony Durao, undoubtedly one of the most talented young skaters out east right now, skating the Nike Go Skate Day barge from last weekend. Tony’s new web part will go live on QS next Monday, July 8. It’s insane.

Not as exciting (unlike the kids, we can only skate every few days, hence the #skateverydamnday hashtag’s appropriation for the socialite 21-and-over crowd), but here’s the forty seconds of footage we were able to procure in a few hours of skating on the barge. Mainly posting this because it includes Corey Rubin sightings and those are hard to come by outside of John Wilson-produced videos. There are rumors going around about the obstacles from that park getting donated somewhere, which would be nice considering it’s better than the Tribeca Park.

Wow, Chrome Ball is shutting down :(

In brighter news, Chrome Ball has a sick new post from the weekend dedicated to the art of curb skating, though people really need to relax with assuming everything young people do now is done for the sake of “hipster 80s throwback irony.”

Never saw this when it came out in 2012 — Sneeze magazine interviews Chad Muska about his first board graphic, providing some interesting details on how the skate industry works, specifically how a board gets made and printed.

An iPhone clip from the crew behind the \m/ video. There’s also discussion about art, influences and human nature in the comments for this non-iPhone clip from the same squad.

They started uploading more parts from Mama’s Boys on YouTube. Only sixty left.

Some B-roll from the great In Crust We Trust video. (Full video here.)

Boil the Ocean discusses the value of powerslides in 2013 and contends that Adidas web clips are the new Transworld videos.

Speaking of Adidas web clips, with their latest Madrid venture, Rodrigo TX joins some lofty company in the running for best fakie flip ever done, likely somewhere between Kalis at Newport (the undebatable #1 on this list) and Jerry Hsu at Three Up Three Down (the less-fashionable SF one.) Fakie flips are a big topic around here.

“Stop it, we give McDonalds hundreds every day.”

Someone made this.

Quote of the Week: “Coming back to New York is like getting out of jail.” — Billy Rohan. Right, because where else does this happen?

The Knicks are stupid, but what else is new?

#PrettyChill

October 22nd, 2012 | 11:25 am | Daily News | 9 Comments

Lessons in snacks. Coming to a classroom near you.

In case you haven’t heard, Zered now rides for Expedition One. Transworld has a quick interview with him over on their site. They also uploaded R.B. Umali’s section from The Cinematographer Project last week, which has footage of Z, Kevin Tierney, Black Dave and Eli Reed.

Chris Nieratko recently did a video interview with Stevie Williams about the DGK video, “ends of eras,” etc. The DGK video is supposed to have a “director” and be “an actual movie.” Yeah, because movie skate videos always turn out well…(Still looking forward to it, but what ever happened making *just* a skate video?)

Iron Claw Skates re-did their site and added a web store.

There’s a new nighttime, downtown Manhattan-based “Off the Grid” segment with Enjoi am, Ryan Lay. He lipslides the Columbus Park nine rail at night, and that spot has absolutely no light. Do you think he tried to get into Le Baron right after?

Kalis and 1997 and art: Part 1, part 2. Safe to say that the person who made these spends a lot of time on Tumblr.

The Skate Sauce crew posted the new Tom Penny part from their video. Let this be a reminder that: 1) Penny was never in the conversation for “Phattest Outfits” contention, like many commenters had assumed. There’s way more to being “phat” than wearing oversized clothing. 2) Cal Tjader, despite being an American who made Latin music, goes great with Barcelona-set footage.

The bi-national Open Skateboards (based out of New York and Japan) has a new promo out. Are unnecessarily late kickturns before tricks going to be a part of #trendwatch2013?

Laguna Beach, California is awful.

Someone on the Slap boards posted scans of a new Skateboard Mag interview with everyone born pre-1990’s favorite skater, Mike Carroll. He says that the interview is his entire Pretty Sweet part, which would be unfortunate because it’s only four tricks.

Our homies in Bayonne bought out The Bridge Skatepark (formerly “Below the Bridge Skatepark”) from the original owners. New hours, now 100% skater-owned management, etc. Check their Facebook page for more info. They’re having a Halloween event on October 27th.

Quote of the Week: “Come on, bro. Represent.” — A L*ngb**rder pushing up the Williamsburg Bridge to a skateboarder walking up the Williamsburg Bridge


A week-and-a-half before the start of the NBA season, Knicks starters are already out with injuries. Too early to say “called it?” At least Trap God is decent…

R.I.P. Linsanity A.K.A. “Those Two Weeks in February”

July 18th, 2012 | 1:15 pm | Daily News | 14 Comments

Well, those two weeks this past winter were fun, huh? Here’s something smart that someone wrote in light of this endlessly discussed issue:

“If you are a Knicks fan who hasn’t turned on your team already, you might as well wait until the third year of Jeremy Lin’s contract to find out if he is a star or an oft-injured salary cap albatross who never matched his first-year production. Linsanity could end up being a cultural reference that is on the same level as Crystal Pepsi, pogs, or the Bash Brothers. It’s not like Mike Woodson was really going to figure out the Knicks offense anyways. Knicks fans already have to face the fact that the Nuggets have a better record since the Carmelo trade, even though they are happy to forget as they watch him play hero ball during an exciting Sunday-afternoon game. The Brooklyn Nets are just as annoying as the Knicks when it comes to operating as a wannabe superstar destination that doesn’t have enough flexibility to build a complete team, so Knicks fans might as well stay put and hope Amar’e finally has the career-ending injury that fulfills his destiny as the Most Injury-Prone Man Alive and wipes his contract off the books.”

Want to read another smart paragraph that rationally dwells on the irrationality of this whole thing? By a WOMAN, nonetheless! Here: