A Review of the Noseslides in Vans’ Propeller Video

May 8th, 2015 | 5:00 am | Features & Interviews | 12 Comments

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Watching a big company skate video in 2015 is like watching a championship game between two teams you have no emotional attachment to. Everything built up to that moment, everyone’s been waiting a long time to see the result, the people involved are the best at what they do, but it’s impossible to go all in on. That’s why most verbal reviews of skate videos are prefaced with “The skating is obviously good…” At a certain age, there’s no point in re-watching any new video that doesn’t have your friends in it — or skaters that remind you of your friends.

…or at least people who clearly skate together.

With every big video, we find something to latch onto. Some watch them for the #fashion. Many watch them to catch sightings of the old guys without active Instagram accounts (these six seconds were the loudest the theater got on premiere night in New York.) Some do have friends that make it into company videos, so they watch it for the hometown heroes (e.g. it was probably loud as shit for the Richmond premiere.) Quartersnacks’ most common lens for discourse on this type of thing is the noseslide.

The Vans roster does not seem loaded with nosesliders — the video is largely devoid of ledges altogether, which are the noseslide’s most compatible partner — but Propeller does boast an ensemble of impressive nasal maneuvers.

No Top on the Wagon, Fisherman Gear

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Tony Trujillo at the original KCDC, when it was on N 10th Street. 2004. Photo by Jonathan Mehring, who recently unearthed a bunch of great New York photos from the 2000s.

As the fall begins, Quartersnacks welcomes the prospective NYU, New School, SVA, etc. classes of 2016 to New York. Please read this guide before going outside, so you are not quickly exiled from civilized New York skateboard society.

It is crazy that Peter Smolik’s body of work continues to be so underrated, even beyond contributions to technical skateboarding. This past weekend, Joe Budden, a perennial favorite of those who insist they only listen to “real hip-hop yo,” made headlines by switching his default Twitter avatar to a photo of his face buried in a vagina. Smolik was WAAAAAY ahead of the curve on that one, and continues to not receive any credit for it.

Eight-minute iPhone clip of a bunch of younger kids ripping around the city this past summer. A lot of parks, but some street clips as well.

Vans is currently having a “Jason Dill Week” over on their site. Yesterday’s feature was an archive of Dill’s old magazine interviews, and today’s is a look back at his old Workshop ads with commentary on each one. (In case you missed it, there’s a long interview with him and Van Engelen over on the Syndicate site that chronicles both of their skate careers in great detail.)

Apparently, The Financial Times now covers the skateboard industry.

Our good friend, Alex Dymond, designed a sick Woessner shoe for the Vans OTW collection. You should scoop it up if you’re going for a grown and sexy vibe this fall.

There are some more parts from the Westchester-based PFP2: See You Lazer video now up on YouTube.

Some throwaway clips from A Stone’s Throw, an upcoming video out of Buffalo, NY.

There are some throw-your-board-down round handrails at the new BMCC building on Greenwich Street. There’s no security in front now, but that probably won’t last. Also, they might suck, because nobody here knows anything about rails.

Quote of the Week:

Yeah dude, skating here sucks. The hipsters, thug wannabees and Supreme employees hurt everyone’s feelings non-stop. Good to see people took our advice from the beginning of the year to heart. “Its all about the image hear.”


Starting today, your party budget is going to take a serious hit.