Slow Season Innit

We found a loose box tucked away in the warehouse and were able to do some light restocks of a few popular items in the webstore. If you want free shipping, ✨ use promo code MONDAYLINKS at the shipping checkout window ✨ but it’ll expire at 11:59 P.M. tonight ❤️ Thanks as always for supporting what we do.

Young goat Kyota Umeki is the latest guest on the Angel & Z podcast. (Also happy bday.)

“Bunt” is a 7-minute edit out of the Rochester scene by Steve Custozzo, spotted via Skate Jawn, and of no relation to the podcast.

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Civic Center — A Profile of the L.E.S. Skatepark at Ten Years

Words by Ian Browning
Photos by Christian Kerr

“Tell me how someone shits on a wall?” Nestor, who works for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, says to me between bites of a ham-egg-and-cheese on a roll. The first Parks employee at Coleman Playground is supposed to unlock the bathrooms upon arrival, but the men’s room is out of service. Nestor is the second person from Parks to show up — a lawnmower driver is sitting in the bleachers by Market Street, waiting for a lawnmower to be dropped off — and there is a piece of paper that reads “Bathrooms OOS” taped to the door of the bathroom. Nestor dances around what’s actually wrong in there, but the situation is severe enough that a second Parks employee reiterates that it is closed before I can say a word to him.

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Cody Plus Six

Summer QS goods arriving at U.S. shops now. Internationally in the coming weeks. Our webstore will relaunch this Friday, June 24th at noon E.S.T. with summer QS items for sale ❤️ Photo via Seasons.

Flex Tape is an 18-minute New York video by Blaine Williams, pretty much all filmed in New York. Aidan Spencer’s closer part rules. Skating that perma-windy Queensboro Bridge ledge at the start of a snowstorm takes wild dedication. Ending your day there typically results in hating life.

Skate Jawn‘s “Ramps Out Back” video series tells the story of the bowl in Holyoke, Massachusetts and the role it plays in that scene’s perseverance through harsh winters + gets into some sociological stuff that these old mill towns face when new industries reshape them. Our friends at Theory in Holyoke carry QS gear, btw ;)

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Sun Came Out

Green Lady repping QS ♥ Spotted via @newyorknico on IG

ICYMI: A message from Tyshawn Jones

Christian Kerr is selling prints from a 2017 visit to Lebanon in order to fundraise for disaster relief in Beirut.

Our family at NJ Skateshop spent a lot of time at the Hebrew Hideout D.I.Y. spot, and they have a new “Freddy & Friends” edit of that time over on Thrasher.

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Forgot to Set the Clock Back…

lotties

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 ;)

Quote of the Week:

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