Let’s keep her going til the Hardbody holiday party ;) • Previously in 2017: 25-16
Photo via Buan
No Cyber Monday deals, but the majority of what we have left from spring is on sale in the webstore. Holiday QS goods arriving to U.S. shops this week. Available in Japan now. Arriving in Europe and Canada next week. Available online next Monday, December 4 at midnight. AND! on the occasion you need some hot garms at this exact moment, Alltimers just stocked their webstore with their holiday range.
The Krooked video is online. It all blends perfectly, if you let the liquor tell it ;)
Matt Velez’s sequel to Sable, entitled Calzone, is premiering in Brooklyn (off the Morgan L) on Thursday. Flyer here Village Psychic has an interview with him about it (should’ve figured those were Seinfeld refs..), and here are a few new IG teasers.
“Seeing a tiny skater on top of a sculpture on a Thrasher cover got me thinking that if the skater had been a performing artist addressing this art piece, it probably would have landed him on the Art Forum one. Unlike the art critic, the skater isn’t looking for the ‘unsaid’ in an art piece, its hidden meaning.” Raphael Zarka has a new project entitled Riding Modern Art, which chronicles 75 public sculptures and the skate photos shot on them over the years. Be sure to wallie the next Richard Serra you see because he deaded the homie on clearance ;)
Kevin Coakley scours every nook and cranny of the east coast and fakie crooks the Pace Ledge in his Look Left ender part, which is now online.
The Bunt’s latest sci-fi fantasy episode is with none other than Jerry Hsu.
Always enjoy these Marseilles edits from Unemployed, and they serve as a good reminder of our 2018 goal to visit somewhere in France besides Paris ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Their latest has Sean Pablo and Jake cameos.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Don’t see this every day…
Quote of the Week: “It feels like I have an Android again.” — Meatball’s iPhone X Review
“Did you hear the Mase and Ca—”
Photo by Sam Ashley
Yo, the fucking height on T.J’s fakie heelflip… Also how far away do you think we are from someone ollieing the 8-flat-8 at the Met? Rumor has it that Bald Head Ed tried it back in the day, but maybe someone should take Chris Pfanner to see some paintings next time he’s in New York?
“Together, Lara and Olson have achieved a small, apocalyptic miracle: they’ve bottled the dreamy spirit of the skate shop.” Kyle Beachy has some nice words for the feel-good film of the year, the 917 Video. Also Logan moved back to L.A. and we’re never gonna see him again.
“From start to finish Sabotage 5 is a gloriously losing war against capitulation to the inevitable. Like any decent funeral, this eulogy is delivered by the immediate family, rather than transient pros, with the locals turning in their last tapes skating Love Park as it was, and a grip of tricks as it is dismantled.” More great video reviews! That one was re: Sabotage 5 via Boil the Ocean.
Better Skate Than Never has been posting some fire Josh Velez .GIFs.
Here’s a short “Summer Trip to N.Y” clip with a pretty sick ender.
Josh Kalis and Brian Wenning skating Philly together. In 2017.
Grey has some pics from the making of the Palace video / the promo for their skatepark is amazing / shout out to Sidewalk for telling us all the Don’t Watch That PWBC news segments are actually still online.
Spot Updates: The rails at Crackhead Park got knobbed, and has anyone stolen the Delancey Curb bench back yet?
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Thank goodness the NBA is back. Gotta give this one to Wiggins, even though now the only thing the Sports Desk roots for is Russell Westbrook’s happiness and well-being (J.R. too.) Must’ve felt like a postseason-esque loss if you’re an OKC fan.
Quote of the Week: “T-Pain is the black Rob Dyrdek.” — Carl Williams
I love Future like one of my dearest friends, but would honestly trade Super Slimey for like, three new Quan and Thug songs.
Photo via The Shady One
Yo the new full-length Gang Corp video is incredible. Impossible to watch it and not get hyped. Made me wanna go to midtown and hit spots we haven’t tried skating in years.
Please donate what you can to the Harold Hunter Foundation, which is doing a rout of fundraising right now. “A donation big or small will help enable them to provide mentoring, life skills workshops and college/career readiness activities for young people who would otherwise have no access to these vital services.” The best skater from New York is a H.H.F. alumnus so they’re doing real good work over there ♥
The Dominican government DMed Luis Tolentino and asked him to represent D.R. in the Olympics. Idc what your position on the Olympics is…that’s pretty beast.
Boil the Ocean is tweaking its business model away from long-winded musings on the world of skateboarding to give us the Uber of skateboard filmers.
The latest episode of Skate Muzik has a detailed interview with Eli Gesner about the music supervision from the early Zoo York videos.
Jake, Zered, Eli + Mehring go to a place not known for having spots and look for spots.
Jesse and his dad went to Hawaii to film a video for Stussy.
The Tennyson Corp. put together a cameo-laden compilation of Jaime Reyes footage, the first girl I can remember seeing footage of in an east coast skate video. #respect.
Someone found a stash of photos of Pepe Martinez skating his driveway in 1988.
Brian Kelley has spent the past couple years searching for all sorts of ephemera from New York City’s transit system. His collection became this massive book that is essentially the unofficial history of MTA merch. Worth every penny for any sort of New York history nerd or graphic design geek.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Get your shoe, man.
Quote of the Week:
Pryce’s 30-Year-Old Friend: “Oh yeah, I’ve read about Finstas and Rinstas.”
Pryce’s 16-Year-Old Brother: “Where’d you read that, Parent Magazine?”
Gonna use this day before 10/17 to remind everyone about “I pull up in a Zonda same color lasagna.”
The Muska Epicly Later’d, in summary. After years spent pining for a Muska Epicly Later’d, and it finally existing, there’s now a vast emptiness. Who do we lobby for now? …wait, what if the answer is already in front of us? Standing in the right of the frame?
Although it’ll mainly resonate with audiophiles, Muska told the stories behind his ten favorite boom boxes as a supplement to the episode.
Can’t tell what happened with this and why it is only going online now — as it was supposed to come out, like, literally four or five years ago (maybe they just waited for angst to start trending again) — but Death Video is now online in full. Features much, much younger versions of Tyshawn, Kempsey, Troy, etc.
With the potential end of Muni looming in the future, this was fun to watch (although admittedly, it is nowhere near as good the Big Three of Philadelphia skate spots) — The guys from Municipal Skateboards filmed a montage exclusively at the Philadelphia Museum of Art a.k.a. the Rocky steps.
The B.Q.E. Lot is set to be renovated by the D.O.T. at the start of next year, and it’s going to look exactly like that shitty space around the Flatiron Building with sandpaper ground and random rocks everywhere. Can’t we just get a ledge?
Online for the first time? The subway skating section from Colin Read’s Tengu.
North Skate Mag has a chill interview with Mike Blabac.
“Does all this mean that New York is vanishing? Sure. But the deli wasn’t there forever, either. Vanishing is what New York does.” Roctakon’s brother wrote a rad thing about revisiting the Brooklyn delis that he had photographed back in 2008.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This is the most Melo has passed in his career.
Quote of the Week
Torey Goodall: “What do you got there?”
Hydrated Gentleman: “A water.”
Torey Goodall: “An N.A? Nice.”