Favorite Spot With Cyrus Bennett on The Sombrero

Photo by Colin Sussingham 📷

“If you’re not doing shit and you strike out a couple of times, you can just go there and punish yourself.”

After a long hiatus for the “Favorite Spot” series, Farran has brought it back with the second most-requested episode after the Max one. (Which now, makes it the most-requested episode?)

In a city as dense with spots as this one, it’s really something for a spot to feel isolated from the rest of skateboarding, and this one certainly fits the bill — as anyone who has been stuck here watching a friend try a trick can attest. Cyrus Bennett was kind enough to share his history with this innocuous corner of Maspeth on the side of a highway, between two cemeteries.

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A Stateside Debut — Victor Campillo’s ‘SanVico’ Part

Regular QS readers know our frequent appreciation of videos coming out of the Marseille scene — with Victor Campillo often a centerpiece of each one.

So we were honored when videographer Macéo Moreau, Quotamine, and the crew at Cons hit us up to debut Victor’s first U.S. part, filmed entirely in San Francisco during a winter trip. Anyone who has watched those Marseille edits knows that the French city is also quite hilly itself, making S.F. the perfect American canvas for Victor’s #longform lines — and frankly, providing just as much of a showcase for Macéo’s filming abilities as he charges alongside Victor down the street, weaving an S, and never missing a beat.

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Swedish Skate Mafia — Poetic Collective’s Svampen Mix

The Quartersnacks One-Spot Part Map is two months away from its first birthday. What began as a list of 46 parts and videos filmed exclusively at one spot — a pursuit that obviously boomed in popularity on account of the pandemic and travel restrictions — has nearly doubled to being 20 entries shy of 100 in less than a year.

We first became #internetfriends with the Poetic Collective crew after labeling Simon Källkvist as “some Swedish guy” in an old QS Top 10 and having to rectify the shade. Sadly, we haven’t been able to become #realfriends with any of them on account of the reasons outlined in the paragraph above — but we do share an affinity for what is essentially the equivalent of Malmö’s T.F.

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Quartersnacks Thaw Out Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out last Friday ❤️

Hoping that this will lead to being able to do a larger, more open-to-the-public thing later this year. Thanks to Vans and Jersey Dave for having us.

🔊 Shout out to LQQK Studio for DJing.

🍔 Thanks to Pop’s Eat Rite for cooking.

📹 Video edited and filmed by Greg Navarro.

📸 Photos shot by Greg Navarro and Pat Buckley.

🏀 Some photos of some friends below.

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‘DUPLEX 3’ — A Case Study In Pandemic-Era Productivity

Photo by Scott Brothers

It is no secret that the past two years have bolstered local skate videography, with crews and sometimes entire scenes hitting unprecedented strides in productivity. The Duplex boys began last year by dropping Duplex 2 — after which — they retired their VX, and released the HD “Sk8 Wing” and “Five-Six-One” in what felt like rapid-fire succession. It turns out that the best was yet to come with Duplex 3. Even in our fast times, this crew down in West Palm Beach (just a lil’ over an hour north of Miami) is operating on another level.

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