Late start today :(
Longtime QS-affiliate and the only person to ever hardflip a double-set in a Quartersnacks video, Michael Gigliotti, opened up a skate shop in West Hollywood called Lottie’s Skateshop. 144 S. Flores Street Los Angeles, CA 90048. Follow them on IG via @lottiesskateshop. Only shop in L.A. that carries Palace innit ;)
The #tfreport heard around the world: The day Tompkins had a Cali table, in summary.
I love how Bobshirt interviews do away with any temptation to prod at controversy or shittalking. The new 20-minute one with Wenning, where he reveals leaving Habitat to be one of the biggest mistakes of his life, is as earnest of an interview as you could ever get with a pro from that era. He also volunteers some um, interesting information about the governor of New Jersey and his vices of choice.
“This is true no matter how much the skateplaza resembles a real plaza – it’s the community that makes a park important, not the design” — Christian Kerr has a rad essay on the present and future of skateboarding in public spaces over on Jenkem, which includes some good quotes from Ocean Howell. ANYWAY, who has a trip planned to Denmark this summer?
Europe’s Most Productive Crew™ — “Whimsical Seasons” from Hungary’s Rios Crew.
SMLTalk with an abbreviated history of camera beams.
In the spirit of this shitshow of an election year, Boil the Ocean offers both liberal and conservative readings of the knife-wielding intro from Strobeck’s latest.
Quick B-roll (“B” for based) montage with the Bronze dudes from Connor Peterson.
An interview with Lucas Puig about his D.I.Y. spot, Dalavas.
Hjalte & bros with a pre Polar premiere session at the Nike Garage.
Stresscase, a VHS-tinged LurkNYC San Francisco video.
Best mob flip, 2k16.
A California-heavy Diamond Days #87.
Updated the spots page for the first time in maybe half-a-decade. Not much by way of new locations (e.g. if you wanted to know where that curb from all the iPhone videos is, now you know…), and nothing will be a surprise to anyone who lives here. Mostly cleaned up some dead locations, updated photos (some pics were over ten years old), and added a Google Maps guide along with the text links that includes parks and shops. If you’re from Europe and planning a trip here this summer, you’re welcome — you now owe anyone you see in a QS shirt a beer. If you run some shitty spotfinder app, don’t steal everything like you bums usually do.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: This is what Knicks fans have left to cling to ;)
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