December is a Sketchy Month™

A. Vega by M. Heikkila at B. Nine

“tis the season…for skating Seagram because the security window’s view of the ledges is obstructed by giant Christmas trees :)

Someone ollied that Vespa bump-to-bar that T.J. did in “BLESSED”the other way.

“People always ask me about that day, but honestly, it was truly terrifying…Like, what better thing to do than go skate around? Sure, it’s kind of a frivolous thing to do under those circumstances, but at the same time, that’s the point.” Chromeball talks Mike O’Meally about skating in New York on September 12, 2001 + gets the stories on a bunch of his photos, many of which were shot while living in the city.

New York magazine’s food site, Grub Street, did a feature on Tyshawn’s restaurant in the Bronx. #TJSOTY.

Watermelonism has a fun edit up from an old QS trip to Medellin, an immensely underrated skate destination. Alex is also offering 25% off all the stuff in the Watermelonism webstore for QS readers if you use the promo code “Quartersnacks” in the next 24 hours ♥

“As designer and architect, everyone always asked if I wanted to design skateparks, but I was always kinda annoyed by that question. I love skating skateparks, they’re fun, but I never thought about that.” Solo has a sick interview with ant colony aficionado, Alexis Sablone. Fully wanna try the walnut thing next time I see some ants…

Filed under “videos you wish were longer than the minute-long Instagram limit” — Bronze posted some extras from It’s Time, and 917 posted a quick edit of assorted loosies on IG as well.

“Some seen, some unseen.” Five minutes from NJ Scum’s DV tape archive.

Boil the Ocean offers up a review of “BLESSED” + some thoughts on “a new gilded age for skate videos.”

Yonnie Cruz and Vincent Alvarez share a cruisey half New York / half L.A. part for Theories’ collaboration with Lakai.

Marc Suciu, Franky Spears + Silas Baxter Neal have a new road trip edit, which starts in New York at the maybe now haunted Citi Field Benches

Maybe the best part uploaded from the Buffalo-based Jeb video so far: Justin Grzechowiak’s section is a nice reminder that upstate New York should probably be on par with Boston, D.C., et al. as a get-out-of-the-city destination for us all, but I’m sure upstaters would prefer it staying the way it is hehe.

Here is Philly and New York-heavy friends section from the Clusterfuck video.

Skate Jawn built a short-lived box over the stones at Blue Park back at the start of the summer, and just now got around to posting some of the footage from the contest they threw on it.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: James Harden, Defensive Player of the Year. Who woulda thought ;)

Quote of the Week: “Mark Suciu shouldn’t be in S.O.T.Y. contention until he reads more women authors.” — Shrimp C

I’m sure there’s like a twenty-page Slap thread about it, but Matt Rodriguez was really on one in preceding a lot of the shit that would become popular practice in 2014-2018, especially for a lot of office favorites. (Maybe the same could be said about that entire 2005 I-Path video in general.)

QS Top 10 — November 30, 2018

Apologies for a few duds of news weeks over here over this past month. (I think a certain nollie flip overtook pretty much all else in the skateboard news cycle.) Things should ramp back up as we approach end of the year content season + have a few other developments left for 2018, and obvs a chunk of nice fun things percolating for 2019.

Have a good one. Low sixties on Sunday :)

Original Clips:

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Intro via @kodeeen on IG [link] 10) Anthony Ferrari via “Nonsense” [link] 9) Diego Todd via Hockey’s “Daytona Tijuana Dayton” video [link] 8) Nick Michel via “Krazy Frankie” [link] 7) Marcus Shaw via “Teater Plaza” part [link] 6) Jonathan Ettman via “Politic Transmission 2” part [link] 5) Frankie Decker via “Krazy Frankie” part [link] 4) Marek Kocak via “Sports Class” [link] 3) Zered Bassett via IG [link] 2) Kyron Davis via “Numbers Edition #5” part [link] 1) Tyshawn Jones via “KILLER” part [link]

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Previously: November 23, 2018

Last Tango In Tompkins

Anyone got the story or any info on this photo? Just a random Tumblr find.

It was a SLOW Monday morning of skateboard link data collection (there has yet to be any coherent #longform reflection on “BLESSED” to peruse), but then T.J. nollie flipped — actually, maybe just watch the part…”KILLER” is a full Tyshawn part filmed exclusively at T.F. West.

Office favorite, Krazy Frankie, has a new part out for Frog today, with guest tricks from the rest of the team and one of the best half cab flips in the biz ;)

Someone went and put together a remix video of French steez lord, Stephane Larance. It’s reassuring that we’re not the only mega nerds spending precious hours on earth making remix videos of skaters mostly known from early-2000s European wheel company videos.

It has been a truly remarkable year for Upstate New York videos. “Nonsense” is a new one from Taryn Ward, with some of the same guys that you’ll recognize from April’s “Steel” video.

Old man yells at cloud the Instagram “Explore” page (jk, jk…kind of) — Village Psychic interviewed Marc Johnson about what constitutes as a circus trick today.

New Brad Cromer Instagram compilation, with a good bit of New York clips.

Here’s Tyler Stier’s part from the Buffalo, N.Y-based Jeb video, which looks like it’s filmed in every place on the eastern seaboard between Buffalo and Miami.

On the slim chance that you missed it, T-Funk became the second person to successfully make it down the T.J. / “cherry” rail at One Police Plaza, and we’re here for any and all participants in a Yorkian backside 180 nosegrind resurgence.

After shading him on Friday, I happened to stumble upon this clip of this elusive “Clay Kreiner” and it’s actually pretty beast.

NJ Skateshop is throwing a contest at the Jersey City rink spot this Sunday, December 2.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Young talent Jamal Crawford has a bright future ahead of him in the NBA.

Quote of the Week
E.J: “Damn, you know who’s back?”
Inquisitive Gentleman: “Who?”
E.J:Sierra Fellers.”

Happy birthday Pryce Holmes! ♥

QS Top 10 — November 23, 2018

Late one today, as we were knocking over grandmas at Best Buy to save $40 on a TV all morning. Kind of a half “HUF 002” edition, plus T-Funk being the second one to successfully hit the T.J. rail, and a couple inclusions from last week’s sleeper hit, Stephen’s “Ether” video.

And yeah, while the T-Pud back tail kinda defaulted itself into “Trick Heard Around the World” category, just like lloonngg kinked rails are numbing these days, lloonngg slides don’t do much for our emotions around the office these days. Enjoy your weekend of discussing “BLESSED” with everyone. T.J. 4 S.O.T.Y. Shout out to the brodie Clay Kreiner though. Iconic year from the bro.

Original Clips:

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Intro via @1shyd on Instagram [link] 10) Dan Plunkett via “HUF 002” [link] 9) Stephen Ostrowski via “Ether” [link] 8) Cooper Winterson via “Ether” [link] 7) Daewon Song via “Thank You Skateboards Promo” [link] 6) Salomon Cardenas via “HUF 002” [link] 5) Austyn Gilette via “HUF 002” [link] 4) Torey Pudwill via “Thank You Skateboards Promo” [link] 3) Michael Juras via Neverwhere part [link] 2) Tristan Funkhowser via “T-Funk & Zach Allen Baker Part” [link] 1) Justin Drysen via “HUF 002” [link]

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Previously: November 16, 2018