Pic via @rinyahata_ on IG
Threw the remaining bits of our fall 2019 release on sale in the webstore. Truthfully, it’s mostly beanies and smalls, but there are a few loose other sizes left in there. Figured now was a good time to clear this out as everyone adjusts to the slower pace of life while we wait for this shit to calm down — yes, skate shops are affected. We’ll be good though, just gotta ride it out and be smart. It’s not like we have another choice, yaknow? ♥ Everyone be clean, be safe, be nice and be patient. QS content resumes as usual, because you already know that fashion never sleeps :)
Skate videos used to be so cute and innocent.
All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip-Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) is coming soon. Think about that Slam interview with Eli Gesner from last week, but wider in scope, and in documentary form. (Timely name, too!)
Bronze also put together a quick Joseph Delgado part.
The Sabotage dudes did another plaza pilgrimage…this time to Milan. Looks like they ended up skating the non-obvious portion of Centrale a lot, which was rad to see some new line choreography at. Shout out to our Milan fam as well.
Boil the Ocean offers a longwinded version of the thought that occurred to every skateboarder once it became obvious that cities would clear out. Can speak from the experience of skating midtown this past weekend that you still get kicked out of the spots you always get kicked out of, and time at the ones you always get time at. Just less crowds to contend with.
“There’s all this wild technical shit that can be done but everybody’s favourite stuff seems to be a dude going really fast or a big ollie.” Preach. Farran interviewed Ben Colen about the Gino switch flip photo that was responsible for selling millions of Nike FCs to skateboarders born in the eighties.
Jenkem checked out a foreclosed lodge two hours outside the city that they spotted searching for spots on Google Earth.
Habitat alumn Danny Garcia is the latest guest on The Bunt.
The Canal boys have another #vlog from their San Juan trip, and Chocolate has a #GoPro version of their recent “T.O.N.Y.” edit that was on Thrasher. The ender is Rick Howard skating Jersey City, so that should be something to smile about in this crazy world :)
Spot Update: Those benches across from the street from the Banks (the ones Antonio did the marathon line at in the Christmas clip) got knobbed. No, we have no idea what’s going on with the actual Banks.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: It’s a true honor to have perhaps the final QS Play of the Week of the NBA season be a game-winning shot from a skateboarder. Yes, Schroeder skated as a youth. His flick is still good as an adult, too.
Quote of the Week: “Pandemics are a natural aphrodisiac.” — Pad Dowd
Uzi is the only one having a good 2020 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯