The Return of Pryce “The Skater” Holmes In Classic Griptape’s Salmon of the Year Video

Like the ancient French Canadian proverb goes, “Impossible is only a skate trick.” Chuck and Classic Grip’s team of scientists did the impossible and actually managed to make the waning days of 2021 — when everyone else was spiraling from their March 2020 PTSD — look like a good time.

This one is a lil’ late New Year edit from Classic Griptape, featuring a grip to Stafhon Boca and Will Marshall appearances, plus …honestly cannot believe I’m about to type this… the return of Pryce Holmes footage to the QS front page. Starting to cry of joy now. Have a good one 🥲

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Brandon Stepanow’s ‘Open Container’ Video

Just in time for today’s preview of spring weather, we are premiering Brandon Stepanow‘s Open Container video, which IRL premiered in Brooklyn late last month.

Filmed mostly in New York and New Jersey, Open Container features Eric Swick’s abilities to make manual pads appear out of nowhere, a shared part from Noah Singleton + Jasper Stieve (with his third part in three months?), Richie Blackshaw charging through factory alley crust, the most “what in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?”-section imaginable from Will “This Guy.” Nieves, a well-rounded + much-deserved ender from Neil Herrick, and a slate of Fred Gall cameos peppered throughout.

For the hard copy purists, you can buy Open Container on DVD here.

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‘Vacation’ By the Star Team

It was hard not to pine for the “before time” while watching this — when the QS office was blessed with opportunities to do regular Japan trips…

‘Vacation’ by the Star Team is a showcase of all that the Star Team and Kyota Umeki have been up to since filming an entire video on an iPod this past past fall. Crew trips to L.A. are practically a rite of passage for any tight-knit crew entering adulthood, and this one includes a handful of the Homies Network dudes making their way out west to skate New Yorkers’ favorite L.A. spot: the Sand Gaps. You also get to vicariously experience visiting Japan via Kyota’s Japanese passport (us regular U.S. passport holders are still barred from entry), alongside the crew from Prov Skateshop — which has a supernatural ability to have new east coast skate brands in stock before most east coast shops even do.

Kyota also has a bunch of new Star Team merch up on his website

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Cooper Winterson Part For Mess Skate Mag

Photo by Bobby Murphy for Mess Skate Mag

We have partnered with Mess Skate Mag to release a few videos tied back to their inaugural issue, which you can now find for free in many shops throughout the U.S.

Over the years, Cooper has had a wide-ranging slate of appearances in front of the camera: from the prescient \m/ video in 2013, to Daniel Dent’s World Peath, to Pete Spooner’s Skating Is Easy, to the Ether video that Stephen Ostrowski ran off of Cooper’s YouTube.

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Noah Singleton’s Part in ‘Til It’s Gone’ By Neema Joorabchi

There are spots that everyone always skates by and throws hypotheticals on: “one day, someone will ollie this gap,” “one day, someone will 5050 this rail.”

For years, people would throw out eventualities about the kinked rail beside the 53rd Street side of the Seagram Building, which is, of course, a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed landmark, a onetime home of The Famous Expensive Restaurant™, and the site of the green step-up ledges that the building’s security guards have grown an increasing affinity for throwing water on.

As ride-on grinds expanded in popularity, that fantasy got adapted for the modern age: “imagine if someone grinded that.”

“That” being the ledge that ran beside the eight-flat-nine double set.

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