“The only survivor of this whole mess of skateboard media is Thrasher. And why? Because they’re still owned by a skateboard family…If I ever were to start another magazine, that’s how I would do it.” Hanson O’Haver wrote wrote an awesome oral history of Transworld, which closely parallels the greater story of skateboard media in the last thirty years.
“I didn’t want to be that kid asking for stuff. I’d rather just buy it.” Josh Davis wrote a rad profile of T.J. for Hypebeast’s magazine. They just put up online.
“So how does it feel to be a woman in skating?” “Well, I have a vagina, and if I do a kickflip, it’s still there.”
A lot of solid ledge skating in Giovani Ricardo and Gabriel Jr’s part in Ciao. (Damn, the “Summer Skate Trip To New York” industry will be reeling from the demise of the ledges on 110th and Central Park West for many years to come…)
Jenkem has a video chronicling the history of the Jerome Avenue Banks, probably the second most prone-to-getting-stuck-all-day spot in The Bronx, after the bank to hubba of course ;)
Genuinely flattered that we have readers all the way in Cork, Ireland (city of 120k people) who send videos via the old-fashioned medium of “e-mail” (rather than DM…which is way less convenient) for us to check out. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but this Ross Doyle part was a fun watch. Shout out to the boys doing their thing in Cork.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Bay Area sports.
Quote of the Week
Zach Baker: “You don’t want to end up like Woody Harrelson in White Men Can’t Jump.”
Inquisitive Gentleman: “What happens at the end of White Men Can’t Jump again?”
Zach Baker: “…she leaves him because he wants to play street ball.”