It was a great year for skateboarding — especially in New York, but also beyond — despite being especially rough on humans otherwise. Let’s get this one rolling :)
Jeff Pang across from World Trade. Mid-90sish. Shout out to yellow trucks. Photo by @gunarsphoto.
♥ Remaining hats are still $15 in the webstore btw xoxo ♥
Chocolate is better than Girl in yet another enjoyable Bobshirt interview, this time with Scott Johnston. Includes Ty Evans’ full raw footage from S.J. trying the 180 switch crook on the J. Kwon gap-to-ledge from Carroll’s Modus part, A.K.A. The Greatest Trick Ever Done™, in addition to the story behind the sequence and clip.
Max Hull has a sick, new [mostly skatepark] edit featuring heavy doses of Max, Conor and John Choi footage. Who else heard rumors about the top secret John Choi part?
Even watching footage from that Roosevelt Island ledge-to-bank is stressful.
New nine-minute edit from Blue Couch. The ride-on grind of death at Chase is pretty wild. Has anyone transferred between the pillars at Cooper Union like that before?
#TRENDWATCH2017: Skating the top of the Tompkins bench.
Josh Stewart reflects on ten years of Theories of Atlantis, and the once highly-contentious comments of his website, where a seminal cellar doorist ran amuck.
Transworld has a new edit from John Valenti with a bunch of the Politic dudes skating Valencia, Spain’s third city for skateboarding (i.e. you probably assume most of its spots are in Barcelona and not 200 miles away.) Features basically a new Caddo part.
Paul Rodriguez v.s. the Bayside Ten, ten years ago. [#ABP, four years ago ya.]
Something special for all the people whose favorite skaters have names that sound like obscure post-WW2 existentialists: a compilation of J.B. Gillett footage in San Francisco. Threw this song on immediately after watching.
Someone put together an Instagram compilation of Adrian Del Campo, the most well-regarded flatground skater on the social media circuit, and architect of the nollie back heel stomp heard around the world.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Sure, this buzzer-beater broke Twitter, Devin Booker scored 70 (in a loss though…), but this man has the play of the week, maybe the year. (It’s not Russell Westbrook, btw.)
Quote of the Week: “When I was 20, all I wanted to do was impress girls. And now, I’m 30 and all I want to do is impress 20-year-old boys.” — Torey Goodall re: E.T.
MikeWill’s album is a rap industry friends montage.
Photo via Peter Sutherland
Start your day off right.
The 2003 magazine is now available. It includes a Quartersnacks feature with Zered Basset about the Vicious Cycle house, which was blocks from Ground Zero in the years after 9/11, and what it was like living/skating down there. We also released a hat with 2003, based on the QS Block Party tee from earlier this year. You can buy the two as a bundle, or individually ;) [Related: The skate feature from 1991.]
The Alltimers Jenkem mix by DJ Shrimp C is now live. Run your bands up.
“Yeet” is the new mini vid from Blue Couch. Features a pretty wide swath of spots around the city, a ton of night footage, and some #very #interesting line choreography at the Crackhead Park on 27th and 2nd Avenue. Also the back tail fakie on the fat flatrail on Water Street was really chill. Generic skate house song idk.
Are backside 360s where both feet kinda leave the board the #new #thing?
The Rios Crew went to Belgrade. I think I got anxiety watching it because of the song and the night footage where you can barely see anything else.
Andrew Wilson, Max Palmer, Mango and Aaron Herrington went on a Korea trip with Carhartt W.I.P., and reminded me to re-watch this old clip Conor Prunty made of Max Palmer’s first time in Korea [with John Choi] :)
Boil the Ocean on the Brian Anderson Vice Sports documentary and non-snitching sentiments being embedded within the skateboard industry. Actually had no idea Wes put Smolik on blast like that either, but shout out to 1998. What a cool year.
Everyone of a certain age holds a special place for Scott Kane in their hearts because of his Bootleg 3000 part. The “Free Lunch” series caught up with him to hear some stories from the Bootleg days :) “Man, you got that flick.”
Someone made a three-song/five-minute Kevin Bradley remix video.
2013 Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Leo Gutman crashes a quinceañera on a boat and skates Chelsea park with a disposable camera for Vice’s “First Person Shooter” series.
Aaron Herrington recreated Anthony Pappalardo’s needle-thread ollie at Blubba.
Josh Davis did a mini profile on Thrasher and Phelps for Hypebeast. I love Rihanna.
“Street Urchins 9” is a new iPhone clip from the summer full of streetside psychos.
Quote of the Week: “We were supposed to make way more money, but we spent it all on limousines.” — Phil Lavoie
Happy birthday Dre. (It was yesterday tho…)