Anybody selling hard goods can attest to the “skateboard boom” that began in the lockdown months. People who had not picked up a board in years because life got in the way were buying new completes because, like, wtf else was there to do?
But what about those who never let life entirely get in the way of skating? For them, this past spring was a tidal wave of free time that no gainfully employed adult skateboarder thought they would experience until they were retired with bad knees. It was a pass to be 17 again, at least for a bit.
As outlined in 2019’s outing, Josh has been on a half-decade streak of filming parts mostly on his two days off from work a week. For a sizable chunk of 2020, there was no work, so this year’s is an extended edition — complete with cameos from some extended QS family members who haven’t popped up in an edit for deep.
Edited by Eric Cruz. Appearances from Connor Champion, Kevin Tierney, Troy Stilwell, Zach Baker, Kadeem Walters, Ty Lyons, Meatball, Ryan Santiago, Cyrus Bennett, Haffa, Antonio Durao, Ron Parker.
The only constant is change or some shit like that ;)
So much nineties New York footage on the #repost circuit is us re-mining R.B. Umali’s amazing archive over and over that it’s a shock to see something from then that you haven’t seen before. Alex Corporan started going through all his old tapes, and put together a montage as a preview for a Revisted-esque project he’s working on.
Perhaps the first Top 10 to have a clip in a beret. #respect.
J.R. Smith clocking in next-to-nothing minutes in the NBA Finals and earning his second ring was the real #1 this week, so you know more than ever that the order here is arbitrary — like everything else in this crazy world :)
“Making edits for no apparent reason” is perpetually on the list of QS office initiatives in need of a reboot. (There are probably people who began skating after “Start of Summer” edits ceased circulation who are already pro.) With so many who came of age staring at Instagram being familiar with QS because of Top 10, we must remind them that poorly filmed, sometimes-good-but-often-just-okay skate clips have been the bread and butter of this media enterprise since the days when waxing a ledge in front of your elders earned you a slap upside the fucking head with an insistence that you “just go faster.”
Anyway, here are some bits and pieces from the summer that weren’t due to go anywhere else. Short and sweet. Gonna *try* and make these a habit.
Features Antonio Durao, Connor Champion, Emilio Cuilan, S.P, K.T, E.T :)
QS is by no means a Laker enterprise — just trying to be supportive of any and all events that lead to joy in the life of shirtless icon, J.R. Smith. Also L O L L L L L L at him having as many titles as the entire New York Kn*cks franchise.
Theories caught up with a bunch of New York skaters to ask about their spot hunting stories from the initial COVID shutdown in the city. Those days when Natural History, CBS and Big Screen were all a go at once were magic amongst the shit ♥