TWS interviewed a handful of pros and industry people about the effects of corona virus on the skate industry, as did Parade — except with a focus on small, independent skate brands (like QS!) The common theme between all of them is the resilience of skaters. Yes, shit is crazy right now, but skateboarding isn’t going anywhere once this is all over. The fact that Seattle is experiencing a slowdown in new cases (it was the first part of the country to get hit) is a tiny pinch of an indicator that social restrictions are working. Be safe, be patient, be supportive ♥ And while we know people go on QS to forget the noise of the outside world, if you want to read something COVID-19 related that’s responsibly reported and level-headed, this is the one.
The predictions were true. The quarantine has everyone inside making #content — this was one of the most extensive link lists for a Monday update in a while. How sustainable it is? Who knows. Boil the Ocean is already speculating on what will happen if we enter a COVID-19 induced footage drought, e.g. will Thrasher be forced to only post “Classics” videos like how ESPN plays old games during off-seasons.
Boil the Ocean offers up some reflections on Knowing Mixtape Volume 2, as does Canada’s King
Shit magazine. Agree that “every single clip is extraordinary in some way.” Three-and-a-half years of filming for a 17-minute video has a way of doing that — even the bails they put in there stand out in a very particular way that other videos can’t pull off. Also! Tiago for S.O.T.Y. every year until they give it to him.
This upload is from August, but only catching it now: “Fasuad” is a fun homie video by Marc Pascua. It’s all filmed around the city with some cameos from Mark Suciu, Frankie Spears, et al., and edited to a song that they would play at the healing crystal and plants store by T.F.
Jordan was already in 2025 in 2005.
“But after you’ve finished a project the best sign is if people come and actually use the space, often in ways you hadn’t envisioned in the design process. Skaters are particularly good at this.” If this were a tired and wired meme, the former would be Malmo, and the latter Tartu, Estonia ;) Jk, but you should read this interview with the woman reshaping the northeast European country’s approach to multi-faceted public space.
Marcus Pulvermacher has a fun new winter edit featuring Genesis, Caleb, Max Palmer, et al.
Already a big 2019 for Baltimore crust: A big crew put together a montage entirely filmed at that spot from The Wire. (See also: Weekend Viewing — Yardsale’s East Coast Video.)
Solo has an awesome interview with ledge GOAT Javier Sarmiento about the early history of skating in Barcelona, his Powell days, growing up in a situation where terror attacks are normal, Catalonia’s political situation, and a bunch of other stuff.
Pete Spooner uploaded Jeremy Murray’s half-New York part from Skating Is Easy.
Hotel Blue has a new montage with a mini Juan Virues part at the end. Even after a decade of unrepentant “Summer Trip to New York” coverage at every possible spot in the Financial District, that “lump to pole” by Rector Street has to have one of the slimmest trick lists in all of Lower Manhattan. Front big spin was sick.
The researchers at Krak compiled one of those “spot history” things for the Baker / Deathwish team’s favorite New York skate spot.
Skate Jawn posted up a timely photo feature from the Dime Glory Challenge.
YouWillSoon (!) made a Vimeo remix of the new bro cam Fred Gall footage that surfaced online a few weeks ago.
Jenkem tried to extract as many possible answers as they could regarding the Transworld acquisition, and the future of the magazine.
News 12 New York did a segment with Tyshawn and his mom re: Taste So Good.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Maybe the second time a college basketball highlight has made Play of the Week, but yeah, what else. And for a Duke player, of all things! (Idk shit about college ball, just know that we’re supposed to not like Duke because everyone I know from North Carolina is a UNC fan.)
Quote of the Week: “I’m O.D. good at nunchucks.” — Andre Page
Maybe the most slept on 411 section ever.
The latest offering from Andre “Actually Everybody’s Father” Page’s Inkwell Commons imprint is a part from Rafael “Haffa” Pereira. I can’t exactly remember how many times I’ve heard Dre scold Haffa for his Grizzly grip, but I guess you have to be pretty stubborn to insist on going to skate fourteen stairs to begin with ♥
Filmed half in/around Boston, half in New York by Andre Page and Gatti.
Edited by Cruzctrl a.k.a. Eric Cruz.
He finally has the Inkwell site/shop up and running after 80 years. Pay her a visit.
Loosely related, but Dre has posting a ton of gems from old QS clips, etc. over on his personal Instagram as of late.
Previously: Josh Velez for Inkwell Commons