Exit Skateshop in Philadelphia (825 N 2nd Street) has a restock of QS gear. No, they do not have RiRi cruisers. Also, we will be going out of the country for a bit, so all orders placed after 5 P.M. E.S.T. on Tuesday, July 23, will not be shipped until August 7th. Please place any orders for QS merchandise in the next day or so if you don’t want to wait two weeks for delivery. (P.S. There are not many larges left.)
John Shanahan’s part in the Homebase Skateshop (Bethlehem, PA) video, Lemmegetdatfooty is awesome. Cool spots and good style. Check out all the Homebase videos, including this one in full, on the shop’s discography page.
You thought spring rumors were bad? Ripped Laces rounds up the recent cluster of skate gossip and sponsor changes, though they failed to mention Alex Olson’s reported destination(s) or the formation of a new Bones Brigade.
Some dudes from Puerto Rico opted out of the traditional April-October trip to New York season, and came here in the winter to film a cool ten-minute montage with a Watermelon Alex appearance.
The Tennskate crew keeps the 2002 dream alive by skating the last remaining Up-Rail in their new summer trip to New York clip.
In case you missed it, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock talked about the virtues of skateboarding in the latest episode of Seinfeld’s web show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The whole episode is great, but skip to the 11:35 mark for the part in question, or check the soundbyte that 5,000 people Instagrammed last week.
Spot Updates: 1) FYI for anybody going to skate a certain bank spot in Coney Island… 2) A mellow bank-to-curb is the latest addition to the BQE spot.
Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Gentleman: “What’s up, where you headed?”
Tyshawn Jones: “Lovely Day.”
The Kellz and Birdman song is super chill.