We have our first one-spot video of 2024! Kurt Havens filmed a video entirely at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Prospect Park to show the world how much joy and creativity could be extracted from an innocuous patch of smooth stone in the middle of a big, green park. It has been added to the QS One-Spot Part Map 📍🐢
“The ConEd Banks sit quietly near the entrance to a mysterious 300-acre parcel of land that has been a site of energy, pollution, and controversy for over 100 years.” Village Psychic wrote the history of the ConEd Banks, which has a strong crossover with the New York hardcore scene of the 1980s. (Before anyone asks, yes we have looked into doing a “Favorite Spot” with Zered about it, but the consensus seemed to be that the footy was too scattered.)
Paris De Noche is the new video from Naquan Rollings filmed in New York, Philly and Paris, with standout clips from Jahmir Brown and Carl Aikens.
Crazy how a scone, a banana bread, and a cappuccino wasn’t the entire $100. Salomon Cardenas heads up to The Cloisters to be the latest subject of the best “lifestyle” series in skateboarding, Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill.”
“Chicago Hates You” is a ten-minute Chicago scene video by Harald Reynolds and his crew.
Jenkem spoke to a bunch of Static alumni about their experiences working on the series. (People seem to be talking about one of the responses more than the others…) Jenkem also has a premiere of Christian Maalouf’s part from Static VI. That fakie frontside flip at Brooklyn Museum is unreal.
“In Front Row Jake Baldini and Matt Andersen hoard a trove of banks to ledges, of nearly every color and flavor imaginable — there are banks of diamond plate, square tile and brick to ledges; cellar doors to ledges in multiple sizes and configurations; cellar doors to window sills; bridge support pillars; a bank to ledge to gap to bank, asphalt lumps leading to cinder blocks.” Boil the Ocean reviews Front Row, the most bank-to-ledge skate video ever made.
Coda uploaded some un-used clips from Tony Farmer’s part in their EP video.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week 🏀 — Good hustle from Zion Williamson.
Quote of the Week 🗣
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Do you want to go on a trip?”
Phil Lavoie: “I’m a waste of marketing budget.”