Favorite Spot with Stu Kirst on the Grey Wall

🔑 Interview, Intro & Edit by Farran Golding
📹 Footage courtesy of Johnny Wilson
📷 Photography by Paul Coots

Water Street and its peripheries in New York’s financial district, offer a handful of conventionally “good” skateboarding destinations. Head towards Battery Park and you may see someone giving security the slip at C-Benches or a visiting pro on a pilgrimage at Pyramid Ledges. However, between 2015 to 2020, one might have have found Stu Kirst atop a skinny, eight-feet high platform, sizing up a route obliquely hidden in plain sight.

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Loophole Wheels Presents: Dustin Eggeling & Mark Humienik’s ‘2nd Visions’ Part

Zach Chamberlin and the urethane purveyors at Loophole Wheels recently premiered a new full-length video called 2nd Visions. They were kind enough to share Dustin Eggeling and Mark Humienik’s shared section in their latest — two easterners wading their way through Bay Area inclines and cutty patches of crust, with a few New York clips peppered through. Our noseslide awards have been spotty over the past couple of years, but that one inside the planter that Mark does is sure to be in contention if there’s budget for a Noseslider of the Year ceremony later in 2024…

In case you missed them, Grey shared Andréa Dupré & Guillaume Nozieres’ shared part last week (that tre flip nose manny should’ve probably been on Top 10…) and Free shared Hiroki Muroka’s part a couple months back.

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Enjoying the Ride — Hopps Skateboards’ “AUTO” Video

Today, we are proud to present “AUTO,” the latest release from Hopps Skateboards by Tristan Mershon.

It’s a check-in from the Hopps team that opens with the skateboard-equivalent of a $50,000 half court shot on behalf of QS-favorite Dustin Eggeling, and includes appearances from QS-favorite Mark Del Negro (who makes up for his lackluster outing against Jersey Dave in S.K.A.T.E.N.E.R.D. with actual …skating!), QS-favorite Kyler Garrison, ageless QS-favorite Joel Meinholz, and eternal QS-favorite who is also ageless, Jahmal Williams.

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Time After Time — ‘BUG OFF’ by Hamburg’s BUG Crew

Watching a crew evolve through the lens of a homie video is one of skateboarding’s greatest vicarious features. Whether it is witnessing the growth of the Budapest scene in the Rios Crew’s videos, watching Homies Network become some of the best skaters in New York, or Rat Ratz graduating from a scratched fisheye and 360p videos into YouTube platinum territory — there’s something great about watching progression unfold over a proper succession of videos, rather than a scattershot of social media posts.

We first ran a BUG video in September 2022, in a co-presentation with our friends from Place. GET BUG was infectiously fun, and helped fill a bit of a void, because like, wtf did we know about the Hamburg skate scene? And since first tuning in, it’s been so sick to see Willow Voges Fernandes hold down the opening part in a major shoe company’s marquee video on Thrasher, or watching Theophilus Löffler carry a part all on his own on Free.

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