Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Photo via Stu

Here is a rad ten-minute documentary about the scene in Nairobi, Kenya. Shout out to skateboarding. No shout out to anything we have ever complained about on here.

The Vacation apparently condensed into Politic. They have a sick new montage up with new footy from Ross Norman and curtains from Dave Caddo #officefaves.

Skateboard graphics have always been low-key political, and this came out good: An oral history of presidential skate graphics. “Straight talker?” Whatever you say, Henry.

Two years after the historic “Vogue Skateboard Week,” Anna Wintour comes through with what actually amounts to pretty decent mainstream magazine coverage of skateboarding re: the progressively shifting tide against its gender bias.

“Luke Malaney or Keith Denley?” “Both in 2007.” Jersey Dave interviewed New Jersey sweetheart, Josh Wilson, for Skate Jawn.

Jersey Dave’s part from Stop Fakin’ 3 + cameos from Freddy, Quim etc. is online.

“I guess it’s kind of like, for example, a guy builds his dream house and then he goes off and has a cabin in the woods elsewhere. You know, a lake house. When you can have that, obviously that’s a privilege. You don’t always want to be at the one place, and it’s overrun with children and remote control cars and rules.” Village Psychic with a piece on the rules of contributing to and skating D.I.Y. spots.

Always a safe bet for some interesting noseslide variations — Mark Wetzel’s part from Traffic’s Look Left is now online, and includes guest tricks from Ricky and Rich Adler.

John Valenti uploaded a B-sides clip of Charlie Cassidy’s N.Y. Archive part, and Theories uploaded volume 11 of Elkin raw files. Rest in peace Saint Vincent’s Bank.

Whoa, wtf happened at House of Vans

We’d mark this as non-skate-related reading, but everyone knows it is just as skate as anything else on the list ;) NY Mag has the complete history on the rise of halal carts in New York. “Halal carts cross barriers. Cheap food triumphs over bad politics.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Jay Arrrrrrrr Smith!

Quote of the Week: “Y’all lives suck.” — Josh Velez to a group of schoolchildren

Thank you to post-7 P.M. sunsets & anybody who’s ever made a song about the sun ♥

The 2016 Quartersnacks Year in Review: 15-6

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Keeping it moving with the new 10-10-5 format :) Previously in 2016: 25-16

Past Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

15. Astor Renovation

Two years ago, we lost a zen-like intersection of flatground that intertwined with all vibrant walks of life — the greatest non-spot in this history of skateboarding. It was, however, replaced with actual skateable obstacles this year: decent-enough beveled benches, a gap that replicated BAM’s ledge-to-street gap, and a Flushing-width flatground gap that Jason Byoun switch Muska flipped. The spot’s original meditative qualities dissolved into cement fairy dust, but at least it’s something to skate for now, even if the overall aesthetic of the new Astor Place is “we ran out of money.”

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The Shit We Learned from Vogue’s Skate Week

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1. L*ngb**rding is “more amusing and it looks more stylish.” Dude, have you even like even seen a Josh Kasper part before? More amusing? Pfft..

2. Pharell put other celebrities on to skateboards.

3. Yo they deadass wrote “flip kicks.” Roctakon used to yell that out of car windows at kids skating down the street.

4. How has nobody tried the shirt half-on look in a part before?

5. Even if the god Rihanna herself showed up to a hot horny summer date wearing a dress and white high top DCs, it’d be cause to make up an excuse to go home and cry.

6. I feel like a fashion mag should know Nike apparel luggage with Huf shoes is a massive faux pas, but then again, fashion’s all about breaking rules n’ shit. Also, do humans actually wear Obey?

7. Leaving Reider out of the “greatest hair in skateboarding” conversation means you’re not having a “greatest hair in skateboarding” conversation. Should we talk about blondes from the sixties and be like who’s Brigette Bardot? (I’m a bit personally upset I didn’t at least get a nod, but that’s another story.)

8. “You can’t do a lot of drugs and be really good at [skateboarding] nowadays.” Fam have u even seen Baker 2G?

9. The point of decorating with skateboards *IS* to have your home look like your teenage bedroom bro. See: the thousands of arguments with wives or live-in girlfriends about the said subject.

10. Shout out to my man Sinner for continuing to be an inspiration everywhere.

11. Dude this guy is high for 24 hours or more.

12. Whoa we came up wit checkerboard?! It’s rebellious. Fuck Views, it’s all about #statements.

13. Ummm, duhhh? Don’t fucking talk to me like we didn’t spend the QS nine-year-anniversary dinner reading passages from Alexa Chung’s book.

14. I guess Lucas Puig got abducted by aliens.

15. We ♥ Frog but what about Humble?

16. The world’s coolest skatepark is actually on E. 9th Street and Avenue A.

17. No one gets the evolution of skate style quite like Ben Nordberg.

18. Thank God Slicky is in this. Only photo you need, really.

19. Quartersnacks Vogue Week will begin on Tuesday of next week.