A Reminder To Keep Social Distance @ Skateparks If You’re At One That’s Still Open

Photo via @todd__fisher on IG

Unlike playgrounds and basketball courts, skateparks are not yet officially under closure by Governor Cuomo’s orders. However, we have seen mixed reports on social re: police showing up at skateparks and having everyone leave because of the group numbers.

Obviously the safest thing to do is stay home, but the fact that city parks — with the aforementioned exception of playgrounds and basketball courts — remain open, means that it is not against social distancing protocols to go for a solitary skate, or with a roommate you’re hypothetically quarantined with (for now.)

The Parks Department reached out to the skate community asking to help get the word out about maintaining social distancing measures at skateparks, or they will be forced to close them. That means you shouldn’t be huddled in groups at skateparks, dapping your homie up after he switch hardflips the hip, sharing smokes (Jesus…), etc. Better yet: wear gloves, wear a mask, carry a bottle of price-gauged hand sanitizer, and stay six feet apart if you feel inclined to visit a city park at this incredibly shitty time.

Or you know, you can stay home.

All of this, like the entire COVID-19 situation, changes hour-to-hour, so this information could be outdated by the evening. We were asked to help get the word out, and now you know ♥ take care.

Five Favorite Parts With Bobby Worrest

Photo by Richard Hart of Push Periodical

It is hard to think of someone who has produced as many proper video parts in the past decade as Bobby. The people voted in two of them onto our attempt at a master list of the 2010s, and he was even kind enough to make one for QS back in 2014. After talking to him about his biggest influences, you get the feeling that it’s because he spends his time simply skating, rather than paying mind to what’s going on out there. Well, except for that one obvious exception at the end there ♥

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Ruben Spelta’s ‘Astratto’ Part + Milano Centrale Bonus Cuts

Ever since he all but deactivated his Instagram and grew his hair out, Ruben put out two parts in the span of a half year (“Astratto” originally premiered in December), plus had a good bit of stuff in that “Storia Italiana” Magenta edit. (Actually, between him and Shogo Zama, Magenta now has two of the best flowy skaters out there, look at that.)

This latest one went live on Free yesterday, and is by Hadrien Buhannic, the guy who has been quietly at the helm of the Bloby edits that shaped up to be some of the most influential skateboarding of the past half decade. It’s about a third Milano Centrale stuff, with the rest in Paris, and like the last part, it is music-supervised by someone who did fire movie scores in the seventies.

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Sorry For The Delayed Response — The Three Up Three Down Section From ‘Ether’

In the winter, we do not go to Three Up Three Down. It is a frigid endeavor; the wind blowing off the Hudson pretty much makes you want to die. Suggesting that you go there on a tolerable day in January is doublespeak for “We’ll be drinking at The Ear by 4.”

In the spring, though — we goooooo to Three Up Three Down. The inaugural above-60 session is a QS office tradition. The spot holds a special place in our hearts because it facilitates for all: the average guy looking to brush up on a few stock flip tricks, your friend who put on a few pounds over the winter and might need some words of encouragement after he clips ollieing up a two-and-a-half stair, or, um, the Primitive team.

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