Postseason Links

April 22nd, 2013 | 5:23 am | Daily News | 16 Comments

Who wins: Mariah Woodson’s selfies or Mike Woodson’s expressions / lack thereof?

Update: J.R. Smith won Sixth Man of the Year.

Supreme New York has QS tees back in stock. This includes the Monk’s, Noseslides and both colors of Snackman tees. 274 Lafayette Street. They will be available at Exit Skateshop in Philadelphia this week as well. Our webstore should be online sometime closer to the summer with other new product. If you want a shirt now, send an e-mail to quartersnacks [at] gmail [dot] com and we could arrange an order if your size is still available. Quantities are limited for now. (Sorry we cannot accommodate international special orders at this time. Yes, Canada = international.)

Taji goes skating in lower Manhattan with Ryan Hickey (and Peter Huynh.) File under: Things nobody expected to happen in 2013.

A glimpse into what life is like when you sort of look like Eric Koston.

No clue what the concept behind these Skateboarder “Cruising” videos is supposed to be (a hastag-ized “Day in the Life” series?), but the new Eli Reed one is solid.

In the realm of skatepark lines by skaters with seemingly unhuman consistency, this is quite impressive, but there can only be one king.

Billy McFeely skates Tompkins obstacles from 2013, but in 1991 though.

Just so everyone knows: “The government made this dude so everyone else would stop skating.” — Billy McFeely. (P.S. That link might get deleted.)

Yet another interview with Palace Skateboards mastermind, Lev Tanju. Also, if you haven’t signed the petition to preserve Southbank, do it now. Multi-generational street spots are few and far between these days, and it’d be a real shame to see such an iconic piece of skate history destroyed in favor favour of retail space.

Is “The Redneck Skater Hall of Fame” a “thing?”

Spot Updates: This resurfacing may fix a noted good ledge / bad ground scenario.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Got to be Andre Miller’s game-winning drive. The awful news about David Lee (not to mention Faried, Gallo, etc. injuries) really puts a damper on one of the Sports Desk’s most anticipated playoff match-ups.

Quote of the Week: “Y’all can’t use this railing to play your stunts.” — A Security Guard Referring to a Ledge

How do you feel about the current darkslide phase of Jim Greco’s career arc?

Mondayyyyy Links (Feat. Future)

January 28th, 2013 | 7:50 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Stance Socks’ newest teamrider.

We will temporarily be closing up our webstore this week. There are mostly mediums left with a few white larges and XLs. Cruisers are almost gone too. It will be back in the spring with new gear. Thanks to anyone who supported and bought anything.

A Visual Sound sat down with Brad Rosado to talk about Parental Advisory’s all hip-hop music supervision. It was actually surprising that Stevie didn’t skate to Meek Mill, considering that even in the Roc-A-Fella era, Philly didn’t have a top-tier “relevant” rapper to lay claim to. (Always thought “Ready or Not” would go well with a skate part.) Also, “blue collar filming” is a great term.

“99% Invisible,” a public radio show about design, has a sixteen-minute episode about Love Park and skateboarding in public spaces. Solid listen, even if it’s tailored to a mass audience and telling much about what you already know. It reminds us of how this was one of the greatest moments in skateboard history.

Gino talks about the five favorite board graphics he’s had throughout his career.

Lewis Marnell’s Nike SB Chronicles part is online via an unauthorized upload. Skateboarder also has several sequences from when the part was being filmed.

Brian Clarke’s part from Outdated is online. The Bridgeport line is sick. And here’s another part from the NJ-based In Crust We Trust video.

Battylife is an 18-minute New York and New Jersey-based video by Sam Fickinger, with a soundtrack that’ll make people who don’t listen to Future happy.

Some kid backside 360ed El Toro.

Here’s a 2012 “Best of” clip from noted frontside crooked grinder, Petey Pablo fan, and homage-payer to the S.A.D. towel, Connor Champion.

Are Bronze-ish tech nostalgia effects destined to make the #trendwatch?

Taji got out of the cold to skate one of the few mini ramps left in New York with a small crew.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week:I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY!

Quote of the Week
Sweet Waste: “You need a warmer coat.”
Shawn Powers: “This Dior. This all I need b.”

If you’re into parties and rap and stuff, we’re at Westway with Baller’s Eve, Angelo Baque, Thando, etc. on Thursday night.

It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party…

July 18th, 2011 | 10:51 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

Willing to bet that she’s rolling all those beers over to Grove Street.

Ragers, Inc. is a Flip Cam video from the homies out in Vancouver. It has footage of our favorite Canadian skateboarder, Torey Goodall, and undoubtedly the best soundtrack to a skate video in 2011. Euro section gets the best song (at 3:16.) It’d be perfectly fine if a major pro skateboarder recycled this song for a blockbuster skate video part. (Mildly related: We still got that Quartersnacks Tiesto edit on ice for 2011.)

Guy Mariano talks about Mouse. Some of this has been touched upon in the commentary on the Mouse DVD, but he explains why the switch front shove crook down the handrail was relegated to the credits.

Taji interviewed Grandpa about Autumn’s ten-year-long history. Related: An interview with Dave Mims, Autumn’s owner. Here’s to another ten.

To compliment the Billy Lynch part included in last week’s Flipmode 3 anniversary post, here is his part in the Long Island based $20 Off No Tax video, which came out a few months after Flipmode 3 in 2006. Click here for the full video.

This Skate & Annoy headline — “Dipshit Accidentally Kills Pedestrian, Sets Skateboarding Back 50 Years” — is reminiscent of that classic skit from The Chris Rock Show, where he chronicles all the events that have set black people back and ahead. Perhaps this winter, when there is less stuff to update with, Quartersnacks will chronicle all the ways that skateboarders have been set back and ahead throughout history. “AND THEN CAME THE SOURCE AWARDS…”

Someone does a sick front board off the rounded marble ledge at Exchange Place in this New York to San Francisco clip. First song is one of those few that should be off limits for recycling though.

Aaron Herrington (whose name keeps reading as Al Harrington…remember that dude?) skates a lot of quintessential Quartersnacks SoHo spots in his Boneyard part. Heavy alternation between SF and New York spots seems to be big in 2011 (Dela, Westgate, etc.)

Two weeks late, but Slappy Cove is a wrap.

Probably even more late, but the downhill bump-to-bump thing in Maspeth is temporarily blocked off due to construction. Save yourself the trip, since it’s one of those spots you need a car for.

Quote of the Week:
Sweet Waste: “What are you about to do?”
Jack Sabback: “I know this 19-year-old Hare Krishna girl that’s throwing a rooftop party.”

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“At halftime, I said one thing to him: 05. 06.”

June 13th, 2011 | 2:55 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. Real psyched for Dirk, the 38-year-old Jason Kidd (THERE’S STILL HOPE STEVE NASH — ASK FOR A TRADE!), Jim Carrey, Jet, Matrix, Deshawn “Abraham Lincoln neck tat” Stevenson, TYSON CHANDLER, Miss Universe 2006’s boo, and Corey Brewer, WHO GOT WAIVED FROM THE KNICKS only to become an NBA champion three months later (legitimate contribution or not.) Mooney had a whole Texas kit last night, right down to the Pimp C shrimp cocktail homage. All in all, it was a great NBA season.

In other big news, Leo Gutman is making a comeback. Taji put together a three-minute clip of him skating around downtown, wreaking havoc on skate spots, retail establishments, and unmarked police vehicles. That metal Leonard Street ledge is the high, 2011 version of 11th and Wythe (R.I.P.)

Brian Kelley has an interview with E.J. up on his site, tackling topics like art, the East Village, Tompkins, and a preposterous assertion that Two Boots has the best slice in the city. There’s a no discussion as to how he intends to compete with Chris Brown though.

E.J. also recently sent over this weird 12th & A clip with the colors inverted. If you’re looking for something with no color effects, his Vimeo page revealed an old montage from 2008. Frontside ollie over the 12-stair double rail in front of Chase was real sick.

Galen Dekemper may not be here throughout the summer, but he put together a sixteen-minute clip with stuff off his Flip cam to hold everyone over. Includes footage of what may be the brightest Waka Flocka concert ever conducted. “It was at 7 P.M. in a convention center.” Mooney also put together an iPhone clip a real random song selection. Which brings us to our next point…

If Apple leaves portrait recording mode ON iOS 5, THEY HAVE FAILED AS A COMPANY. Get that shit out of here. Portrait mode should be called “WorldStar Mode” at this point.

Skateboarding in Central Park: Circa 1965. Evidently, skating is a lot different now.

Rail of Death. Magazine cover or early retirement waiting to happen.

Quote of the Week:What is this ‘swag?’ Nobody says ‘wavy’ anymore?” — Guy at the bodega on Mulberry Street

Despite Quartersnacks’ status as “The Most Known Unknown” (more on why that is the case here), we’re 100 shy of 2,000 Facebook fans. We will probably remain “known unknowns” until we hit the 10,000 mark, so until then, hit up our Facebook page, or click the button at the bottom of the sidebar.

Follow us on Twitter while you’re at it. The NBA tweets have ceased until November / when the lockout ends / when the Knicks do something stupid.

Who da neighbors?

April 4th, 2011 | 2:24 pm | Daily News | 13 Comments

Photo by Jason Lecras

Last week was slow, but things should get rolling again these next few days. The Knicks are in the playoffs! All we need now is this Heat match-up and it’s gonna get wild.

Real’s Since Day One, which is probably the most anticipated video since Stay Gold, will be premiering in non-San Francisco regions throughout the coming week (New York & New Jersey premiere info here.) A handful of websites have already began putting together content based around the video. Skate Daily has a feature up that contains interviews with Jim Thiebaud, Dan Wolfe, and Davis Torgerson. The Chrome Ball Incident will also be spending the week with Real-centric content, with a Torgerson interview to kick the week off. Does anyone know if the video is going to be on sale April the 11th, or only premiering? Shops are allowed to sell the video as of April 11th as well.

Taji posted up a mini interview with Eli Reed over at the Converse blog.

The scaffolding is off the Terminator Rail on First Avenue, in case you were trying to get buck. Wear the Terminator shades if you do, those are what the rail is actually named after.

Again, this isn’t exactly a media outlet known for regurgitating nonsense from The Berrics, but Luis Tolentino is killing it out there. Probably the second best Berrics segment ever, after the Mike V one.

Crailtap posted up some outtakes from The Chocolate Tour (some of which appeared in random 411 issues throughout the years.) Carroll, Gino, etc. You should watch it if you already haven’t.

While Ziegfeld might not be the best spot for back tails anymore, it’s still a big location for paparazzi photos.

A (kinda old at this point) Todd Jordan interview discussing the earlier Zoo York days, skating with Harold Hunter, filming for Mixtape 1 & 2, and a variety of other topics.

The new issue of Skate Jawn is now online.

Quote of the Week:Y’all gotta put them cameras away and get out of here. I own a few of these [buildings]…I paid Trump for a few of these, and y’all can’t be doing that here.” — A gentleman kicking us out from a planter rail on a 138th Street sidewalk who pulled up playing “Dueces” on full volume with a baby in the backseat.

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