Salomon Cardenas, Etienne Gagne + Jason Byoun share a part in the Frog video, Killer Skaters 2.
The first one-spot part of the decade: Sergio Rodas and Brian Douglas share a section entirely filmed at Scudder Plaza A.K.A. the Princeton University spot. It’s crazy how no matter what talk there is about the decline of plaza spots in the U.S., post-Love skateboarding on the east coast has coincided with a surge in footage from here, Empire State Plaza, Everson, etc. — all of which went largely under-covered in the two decades prior.
This video really tugs at the heartstrings of a certain era of spots… the marble platform at Beer Bar, the ledges on 31st and 3rd, the bad banks and manny pad on Tonnelle Avenue, etc. all appear in WOW, a new full-length video from the Travel Skateshop family out in New Jersey.
Our homie Haffa went out to L.A. for a week and came back with this three-minute part.
Not a ton of info on it, but E.C. II is a video out of Atlanta, with a bunch of New York footage and cameos from all the Homies Network dudes.
Skate Jawn has a feature on Stalin Plaza, which is apparently “saved,” but still in danger. Laughed at the part about how capitalistic interests are encroaching on a place where people celebrate life on the ashes of communism ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ idk.
Village Psychic released its annual iPhone video, and it’s more globe-trotting than usual, and and and… Tiago is in it.
“Well Evan, I don’t like to fall so I would just do tricks that I could land.” Time travel back to the 1990s via this new Drake Jones interview — but not in like, a Jonah Hill way. (P.S. Flipped through the FTC book for the first time in a while and wow, need to sit down with that again.)
Slap (the magazine, not the message board) staffers started an Instagram to digitize some of the publication’s archives.
Feds did a sweep :/ Due to copyright, SoundCloud did a purge, and disabled both of the mixes on the QS page for listeners in the United States. (If you’re abroad, they’ll still work.) We started a Mixcloud with both for anyone looking to revisit them in the States, and because we have something coming out in 2020 :) …it probably just has to get a bit warmer before it makes sense.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Well, that’s certainly one way to begin a basketball game.
Quote of the Week
Observant Gentleman: “I’m not sure how private that link is, it already has 158 views.”
Kyota: “It went viral…in private.”
Probably the fifth year in a row embedding this mix on this day. Still perfect! ♥