The Aquatic Skate Video Event of the End-of-Summer Season — ‘Beach Genius H2.0’

Some of you might remember Thom Musso A.K.A. The Man Who Films’ Beach Genius from 2019. It was a video that stretched everyone’s summer routine of kinda-skating Rockaway for an hour before hitting the beach into a full concept project filmed entirely on the Rockaway peninsula — a place not exactly known for its abundance of skate spots (outside of a famous square rail.) It was a QS office favorite that year.

In the four years since, the same crew pursued an expanded concept of focusing on not just Rockaway spots, but a myriad of spots that revolve around water, though not necessarily a plunge into Phil Zwijsen-level water sports. The spots in Beach Genius H2.0 are all either coastal towns, seawalls, boardwalks, broken piers, or abandoned boats — right through to playgrounds centralized by their spray fountain features. Definitely a fun watch as the sun begins to set on 2023’s beach season.

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The 2019 Quartersnacks Year in Review: 25-16

2019 was a year where the the past was rousted up to contend with the future — we listened to new Max B off a DatPiff stream while acknowledging that our existence rests at the mercy of rats plotting a takeover of mankind. Jeremy Lin became an NBA champion, the Knicks lost the lottery, and the gods just laughed and laughed.

Here are the developments that loosely defined the past 12 months in New York skateboarding.

Past Editions: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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