“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

Not that much happened on the internet this past week. Everything related to skateboarding was eclipsed by Daewon Song and Brandon Westgate, while all other non-skate news was put aside once Gucci tatted an ice cream cone on his face with his trademark “Burrr” misspelled (notice the ‘U’ or lack thereof.) But either way, here are some things that surfaced, which you have probably seen.

If you’re active on Tumblr, please re-blog this initial post of the Quartersnacks cruiser board to help get the ball rolling on it. Depending on how FedEx pulls through, they should be at the door sooner than later.

A two-year-old, but seldom seen clip that reinforces this website’s opinion that the T.F. is one of New York’s finest cultural institutions, regardless of what ups and downs it has been through these past several years.

Although as of late, Taji has been focussed on his journalist / documentarian grind and thus on the board a bit less, you can still catch footage of him with the Acapulco Gold squad ripping at the House of Vans park.

KCDC Skateshop re-designed their website and draped it out with some new content.

The thirteenth installment of the T.C. mixtapes from out in Michigan is more than worth ten minutes of your time. Witnessing insane things being done on ledges is always more fun to watch when there’s some sketchiness involved, in that it adds a tangible and human feeling to the skating. None of us are ever coming close to landing anything Shane O’Neill manages to casually pull off, so it’s good to sometimes remind ourselves that imperfect rollaways exist in the terrestrial world. All-around solid video with a musical affinity for remixes as opposed to original versions, but whatever.

While on the topic of ledges, allow me to quote one of my associates: “When you talk about ‘style icons,’ we think about Rob Welsh.” His first line at Third and Army in Madness remains to be one of 2010’s brightest moments, but you already knew that.

The (big?) 360 flip debate. Where you stand invariably has to do with what decade you were born in. Dylan looks so wonderful doing it “the new school way,” so we’re kind of torn between a choice over here.

Quote of the Week:We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” If you’re in, about to go, or going back to college, read this one. It’s important, and for the attention span deficient, short.

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8 Comments

  1. You guys go out of your way to compliment the randomest shit….how exactly is Welsh’s line “the best thing in 2010”? Did you not watch any other videos in 2010??? There’s a million other better 3rd and Army lines, let alone better Rob Welsh lines there.

  2. stoops. if you have to ask you’ll never know. you use quotation marks and get the quotation wrong. read MLK’s address instead of filling the comment box with your ignorance. welsh’s line was pleasant as hell

  3. oh please, clearly you don’t understand the important subtleties of what makes someone like Welsh worthy of such a title. Just the fact that its Welsh makes the line better.

    his gangster cannot be tested

  4. i liked welsh’s line. i also like how jabari pendleton maneuvers his board at 3rd and army

  5. i swear to everything man this snow is gonna make me catch a body i can’t stand this shit anymore

  6. damn, you’re letting me down by saying that dylan’s yo flip looks good. his is even worse considering that it’s a choice — illustrated by the cut to that true blue american flatground 360 flip after the river bench impossible. 360 flips are caught with the back foot –or both feet for less finesse; never the front. ‘period’.

  7. There shouldn’t even be a debate about yo flips. They are an unfortunate, disturbing new trend that mustn’t be encouraged. Not even Dylan is exempt – no amount of dracula-pulling-at-his-cape arm action can hide that sand bagging back foot.


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