In case you haven’t heard: the Tompkins construction that was set to begin in September, will now begin ~mid-November. The colder the weather, the less of a chance the asphalt will cure soft, or something like that? Any QS Readers work for a paving company?
“Going Once, Going Twice” is a fun Philly-based video by Fionn McLaughlin that’s light on the Muni and heavy on the crust. (Feel like there was another recent-ish homie video that ended with “Dirty Work” as well? Perfect homie video song.)
Mark Humienik, Nico Marti, Alan Bell, Zak Anders + more in Chase Walker’s Minneapolis trip edit from an Asics wear test.
“Every day is Friday when you’re Tyshawn Jones.” Late on this — and it’s not a skate pod obvs — but Tyshawn was on the Throwing Fits podcast a week-and-a-half ago. (That link opens in Spotify, btw. But it’s on Apple Podcasts, too.)
It’s September. Wow. Summer was three weeks long.
After the content onslaught of August, it was nice to have a slight break from major releases and highlight a lot of fun shit that makes you want to skate spotted via IG (+ the obvious marquee part from the past week.) But the HUF video comes out on Thrasher today, so we’re back in blockbuster mode after this brief reprieve.
QS will be off on Monday, and return on Tuesday, September 5th. Have a good one ❤️
Mr. Horigome seems to be on a Monday victory lap after defying both the frustrating difficulty of skating in Tokyo, and the Olympic bureaucracy’s cockamamie idea that you could keep a young man off the streets in his all-Tokyo part late last week.
Today he’s the star of the show in Nike and Supreme’s Parisian promo piece for their upcoming Dunk, filmed by William Strobeck and Augustin Giovannoni. If you weren’t holding onto a firm thread for S.O.T.Y. speculation just yet, he seems like a pretty safe bet from where we sit three months out ;)
Love when videos from younger crews go in on midtown spots. “Cockeyed” by Jack Held is a new video mainly filmed in New York with a Miami clip here and there. Back tail down the U.N. hubba and back lip down the tall-ass World Trade rail were crazy.
The YouTuber formerly known as Juicy Elbowz (but currently known as Jesse Alba) dropped a watermarked masterpiece of iPhone footage featuring himself and other Frogian acolytes.
“Before I ever started skateboarding, I played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. I remember doing wallrides on the game and thinking it was just impossible like it was something only possible in the game.” Heckride interviewed Akwasí Owusu. (Usually when someone has an interview with QS scheduled and it’s timed so close to another one the person just had come out, we fall back. Shout out to Heckride for mentioning the Village Psychic one upfront, and using it to begin the interview altogether. The two came out nothing alike, so shout out to them for that, too ❤️)
One of the weeks where Thrasher had most of the good shit + Tyler Surrey doing a line that feels like it could’ve been straight out of Menikmati or some shit + a hall of fame heelflip from Mr. Elsesser.
Have a good one ❤️