Don’t Care If That Drop-Off Got Some Mileage Mileage

June 18th, 2018 | 12:57 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

It’s one of those “more words than videos” weeks :)

“But skateboarding’s worldview can often become so totalizing that commitment to it far into adulthood, past the age when it’s socially acceptable to ride around in a school bus smoking weed and listening to Slayer, can look like protracted adolescence. This is why skateboarding, for a large chunk of the country, will never fully outgrow its degenerate associations. And that’s fine.” It is notoriously difficult to produce a genuinely great piece of writing about skateboarding, but Noah Gallagher Shannon’s profile of Grant Taylor ticks all the boxes. Send it to your mom.

The cutest skate interview you’ll ever read: Skate Jawn spoke with Alexis LaCroix about life with his Instagram-famous cat, Rita.

Supreme has a quick Hi-8 Insta clip with Gonz, T.J, Rowan et al. for their upcoming collaboration with Spitfire.

“Love gave you this feeling, and I can’t explain it. Muni does not. At least for me it doesn’t.” Brian Panebianco checks in on a Love-less Philadelphia skate scene.

Sidewalk interviewed the mind behind Science Versus Life, and touched on the connections between New York and London skate history a bit. Your photo incentive check is in the mail btw ;)

With Ripped Laces effectively dormant in 2018 (no shade), The Hundreds blog has oddly been publishing some dece coverage related to the world of skate shoes: “Retracing the Strange History of Shoe Design” + a #listicle of five non-skate shoes that still became tied to skateboarding.

Stefani Nurding has an op-ed piece about how “Girls Nights” have bolstered the acceptance of femininity in skateboarding. I know this place unfortunately oftentimes reads like a boys club, but the coolest fucking thing in the world is a cop, security guard, or annoying concerned citizen pulling up to a place to vibe us out — only to see young girls, old men, black kids, brown kids, white kids, purple kids all enjoying a singular thing. How do you not feel like an idiot saying “no” to that?

An interview with one of everyone’s favorites, Justin Henry, where he reveals that Lebron James does, in fact, have more J.R. Smith in him than he cares to admit hehe.

This goes a good deal more in depth than his Epicly Later’d, though he isn’t as amorous with nature in it: Jamie Thomas talks to Chad Muska for an hour.

A decent bit of New York footage in feel-good Rob Hall part.

Spot Updates — 1) As you probably caught on already, Skate Jawn built a box to go over the cobblestones at Blue Park. 2) Columbus Park will probably be fine. Fingers crossed. 3) The building moved the planters back in front of the ledge at CBS.

QS Sports Desk: More excited for the off-season, than we were for like, the entire second half of the postseason. And if you think Lebron is coming to the Knicks you need to move to Mars.

Quote of the Week: “Hell no I don’t watch soccer. A bunch of buddies kicking balls? I’m good.” — Meatball

QS is perpetually giving 90% of skate video editors a hard time for their uninspired marriage to Big L + and this idea that basically all rap still needs to sound like nineties rap (how boring does that sound tbh?), but we’ll throw you guys a bone here because there’s a substantial chance you haven’t heard this one before, and it’s really fun:

Quartersnacks Top 10 — June 15, 2018

June 15th, 2018 | 10:26 am | Daily News | 4 Comments

The #1 isn’t from the Primitive video because someone fakie flipped a picnic table.

Every skate video editor’s weekend homework is to listen to five rap artists who aren’t Big L ;) Have a good one.

Original Clips:


Intro via IG [link] 10) Austyn Gillette via IG [link] 9) Daewon Song via Adidas’ “Hawaiian Holiday” video [link 8) Wade Desarmo via Primitive’s Never video [link] 7) Franky Villani via Primitive’s Never video [link] 6) Trent McClung via Primitive’s Never video [link] 5) Robert Neal via Primitive’s Never video [link] 4) Zion Wright via “Real” part [link] 3) Gustav Tonnesen via IG [link] 2) Paul Rodriguez via Primitive’s Never video [link] 1) Christian Maaloof via WKND Pro Part [link]


Previously: June 8, 2018

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In Good Hands — The Bot Video 2

June 14th, 2018 | 4:06 pm | Daily News | 1 Comment

You know how there’s that annoying yet massive subgenre of modern punditry that whines about how young people are entitled, lazy, don’t want to work, and all that stuff? Older skaters, often being the annoying bunch that they are, are guilty of similar infractions: “Kids only skate skateparks!” “Their footage all ends up on Instagram, it’s not special!” “Clothes!!!”

Bot Video 2 is Ewan Creed’s latest full-length video that invalidates all those convenient (and false!) tropes about New York skaters still too young to worry about paying back student loans. Filmed on the late 90s’ camcorder of record and peppered with Spirit Quest-lite camera tricks — while skating at actual spots (ok, they go to the Maloof Park once, but that place is so trash it’s not not a street spot) — the video is heartwarming evidence that simple street skating in this city is in good hands, regardless of what the old guys who skate Borough Hall for fifteen minutes once a month might insist while buying a beer at 3 P.M. ;)

And as an exchange for putting me onto the fact that there’s somehow a better version of The Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around” out there, here’s a hat tip towards the fact that there’s an even better version of that Jonell and Method Man song in existence ♥

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Five Favorite Parts With Ben Chadourne

June 12th, 2018 | 5:30 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

Photo via Louie Lopez

The latest installment comes from the architect behind Converse’s Purple video, the people’s favorite masterpiece Looks OK To Me, and the two montages that get at least one or two replays in the QS office as inspiration anytime we have to edit something ♥

Related: An Interview With Ben Chadourne (November…err..2016..)

Belated Obituary: R.I.P. Terminator Rail

June 12th, 2018 | 4:33 am | Daily News | No Comments

Based on DM intel, this occurred at some point over the last few weeks, but when one of the city’s three handrail spots goes missing, it’s worth making a public note on here — particularly as we approach high season for Summer Trip to New York clips, and arrivals from more rail-thirsty July-August ex-pats.

For the record, the spot got its name because its first-ever coverage (this is ~2002-2003) was a photo of Kerel Roach doing a frontside lipslide down the rail wearing sunglasses identical to the ones made popular by the former governor of California, in his seminal 1984 film, The Terminator.

Shout out to Yaje Popson for switch back smithing the thing in his last part with the weird editing, which is presumably one of the last times anyone ever clipped up on it ♥

Shout out to @yajecado for getting one of the last clips on the Terminator Rail, bc it’s gone now (photo via @mikeheikkila)

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