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.

Slow News Week & Noted Redundancies

January 10th, 2014 | 1:42 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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The most Photosynthesis-esque b/s nosegrind since Photosynthesis, give or take a few pant sizes.

Unlike, say 2012 for example, the skateboard internet has been having a slow start to the year. Maybe Dennis Rodman should consider inviting Forrest Edwards on his next excursion to North Korea so we have something to talk about? ANYWAY: whereas Tennyson’s Kenny Anderson edit gave us something that didn’t exist (a full Pretty Sweet part), the Manolo’s Tapes DGK edit improved on a past version of something which was pretty good to begin with…

Prior to Monday, you’d have a tough time convincing someone that Tyga had any reason to ever be used in a skate video. (The only exception would have been if someone skated to “Rack City” in 2011, but since when are skaters timely with current rap music supervision decisions?) Based on past output, the idea of a Manolo Parental Advisory remix sounded like it would be a boom bap-ified DGK variant. Instead, the dude used a lot of current rap, resulting in a better Keelan Dadd part, and a way better Wade “Last Remaining 2nd Generation Hip-Hop White Guy” Desarmo part to a Tyga song that somehow works with his technical, “having to pick your oversized pants up every couple of pushes” cruiser vibe.

You can pick and choose which versions of each you like better between the original and the remix. Kalis and Stevie’s sections are interchangeable. He did remedy the aspect ratio issues from the original DVD though, if that sort of thing matters to you.

Oh, and can we please stop giving Rodrigo TX the “he’s a Brazilian” card? If some dude in SoCal dropped that Parental Advisory part, people would be losing their minds. Hard to think of a skater who’s as unforgivably forgotten about in any “Best dude out” discussion of the past, what? Ten years?

Hella Clips disabled embedding and the video is too new to rip a standalone version of the Wade part, so you can watch it on Vimeo. Part in question is at 33:10 and Rodrigo’s is right after. Someone already ripped a standalone version:

Lost Chips on Lakers, Gassed Off Dwight

July 8th, 2013 | 5:00 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Monday links for another hot — but not as hot — week.

Billy Rohan tests out the usability of Citibikes on New York’s most popular skate spots. Too bad no one rolled into the actual Courthouse Drop on one…

The only review of the new Jay-Z album you need to hear.

With some 58,000+ signatures and proper organization, skateboarders have, at the very least, delayed the reconstruction of the legendary South Bank spot in London. The group behind the the preservation has applied to grant the space “village green” status, which protects historic places for sports and pasttimes. Meanwhile, the Small Banks are a rotting carcass of bricks, dust and heroin needles.

Luis Tolentino confirms that his pop comes from eating bricks, and skates around New York’s biggest borough with Rodney Torres and the legendary Rob Campbell.

With Outdated behind us, Elijah Cole insisting that the Cathode video is coming out “next month” is the new Kevin Tierney insisting that J.P’s video is coming out “next month.” Anyway, new here’s a new promo for Cathode.

UXA has an upcoming video with Eli Reed, which co-stars Fat Johnny, the author of arguably the greatest “Quote of the Week” in QS history. Check the teaser here.

Gavin Nolan with a minute-long line in the new Jenkins Log clip.

Chrome Ball has been going out with a bang by posting a new interview each day. Marc Johnson’s is likely the best of the bunch, and confirms some of the speculation that went around why certain people weren’t as prevalent in Pretty Sweet as we had hoped. Good to hear his “lost” Tilt Mode goof-around part from the Bag of Suck-era has been found, considering the somewhat goofy Man Down part is his best.

A Mike Heikkila cruiser part filmed weeks after breaking both arms.

Stephen McClintock put together an artsy Super 8 video for DQM featuring a bunch of familiar faces. NY-based skate shops love Super 8.

I woke up in a new Bugatti.

Galen Dekemper offers some thoughts on the life and demise of 12th & A.

Reda and Zered hit up the Feast of St. Anthony.

Quote of the Week: “I feel like people who drive Smart Cars do, like, smart-ass shit.” — E.J. upon seeing a Smart Car weave between two construction cones

Last but not least: Nobody makes a tampon commercial quite like the Russians.

Probably Up In Follies With Jeezy & Cam Newton

May 13th, 2013 | 5:05 am | Daily News | 24 Comments

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Shine bright like a Fudge Round

We’ve been fans of Christian Willis’ skating for a while now. After what seems like a bit of a hiatus, he’s back taller and with a sick new video part. Why a legitimate company hasn’t given this kid a chance is absurd. Him and Forrest Edwards should be getting checks for skating.

As you may already know, London’s Southbank is facing an uncertain future. There’s a new six-minute montage paying tribute to the spot, featuring every London-based skater you can think of. Huck wrote a somewhat level-headed appraisal of the situation, which doesn’t seem likely to favor preservation of the spot as it stands. But it’s a bit stupid to say “The British skate media is secretly tired of Southbank’s status as the UK’s EMB,” considering skate spots with multi-decade spanning histories are becoming increasingly rare with each passing year.

The inaugural entry to 2013′s “Summer Trip to New York” cycle?! Part 1, Part 2.

AM New York has a new clip with Ariel Perl shredding around Boston and New York.

Ripped Laces contends that Austyn Gillette will inevitably skate for Converse.

Zered Bassett already rides for Converse and has some photos with a new interview about a recent Cons Hawaii trip over on the Transworld site.

The new LurkNYC video, CCTV, is premiering at 44 Troutman Street in Brooklyn this Saturday, May 18. J train to Myrtle-Broadway. 10 P.M. Flyer here, teaser here.

Still mad street.

There’s another part from Mama’s Boys on YouTube now.

An interview with the Mira Conyo crew about skateboarding in Washington Heights.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Either Iman Thug’s Game 2 putback or Nate Robinson’s block on Lebron.

Quote of the Week:

rogers quote of the week

Didn’t Mark Suciu film more parts last year than Rogers did in his entire career?

Cam rapped over the Golden Girls theme and the new Waka mixtape is pretty good because it doesn’t sound like every other tape he released in the past three years.

It’s Warm Again

April 8th, 2013 | 6:41 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

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Chrome Ball came through with a sick compliation of Four Star ads from the late-nineties and early-2000s. Keenan’s switch pop shove in Australia is super chill.

After hours with Black Dave by Taji Ameen. He 5050s the top of the metal bench at Grace. The guard looked mad though…

Want more mad security guards? Quim Cardona and Billy Rohan shred around Times Square and midtown for their Berrics “Off the Grid” segment. Light wash denim is definitely making the #trendwatch.

Speaking of which, what new spot is going to #trend for this summer’s wave of pro skater visitations, now that the green ledge in Harlem is gone? Or is the stockpile of footage on it enough to keep its memory going?

Guy Mariano offers some wise advice that should be common sense, but unfortunately isn’t for a lot of people: Don’t spend your time in skateboarding bitter and resentful, especially at a young age. That “bitter at 23″ shit is the worst. Also, all due respect to Guy, but it’s tough to take his observation about “Skateboarders getting smarter” seriously after skimming through the comments of the Jenkem Mag “New Alien Workshop Rider” April Fool’s video. Then again, YouTube Hella Clips comments are one of modern society’s low-points.

Parts from the Mama’s Boys video are getting uploaded one by one each week. Kevin Maillet’s is the first to go live. Cyrus Bennett and Loose Trucks Max eventually?

For whatever reason, it’s easy to forget about Organika sometimes, but their new promo is great. They literally skate trees in it.

Spot Updates: 1) That new building at Astor is going to have stuff to skate. You can also count on it being knobbed or a six-second bust. 2) With the St. Vincent’s triangle slated for demolition, the actual bank has seen better days. 3) There’s a new box at T.F. It’s high and short. The green wallie thing is almost a wrap, too.

Did we travel back to 2006? Papoose’s album seriously just came out. Though the infamous “WorstPapoose” Tumblr got deleted, you can find the archive here. The stakes is high like the top shelf in the meat market.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Easy. J.R. Smith off Felton’s fumble with two seconds left. Is it too early to start getting scared about some team offering J.R. a better contract next season and him passing on his $2.8M option with the Knicks?

Quote of the Week: “Who hangs out with a girl on a Saturday afternoon? Girls are for rainy days and nighttime.” — Sweet Waste

Thanks to everyone who linked the Eli edit. Enjoy this wonderful week.