Cyrus Bennett — Back Smith at Battery Park, as seen in Looney Bin. Photo via Colin Sussingham, who’s been posting a lot of awesome photos on his Tumblr as of late. It has been online since Thursday night, but Looney Bin is really solid. Best LurkNYC video yet. Every Cyrus part gets better, the homie Adam Zhu has chill tricks, and that dude Jason Byoun’s part is great. If you’re still not at terms with Drake, you could probably find solace in the music there too.
Someone compiled a more official Jordan-inspired skate shoe rundown than our rinky dink Jordan at 50 post from February.
A #listicle of the ten most iconic New York City skaters.
The Theories of Atlantis site has DVDs of The Brodies for sale. It’s $25, but includes the past three Elkin vids, fancy packaging and a photo book. The video has gotten more replay than pretty much anything else from the past few months (A.K.A. anything else since Beef Patty and Solo Jazz.) Good to see not-neccesarily-pro New York skaters in their thirties still killing it. Also, Ishod is one of the best but Leo Gutman won S.O.T.Y. on QS.
The dudes behind Film Me and Goin’ Ham have a new video called Off the Braxx premiering online tomorrow. You can check the new teaser here.
Conor Fay’s part in Seasons Skateshop’s Capital Distruct video is chill.
Lurkers 3 coming soon.
More cool stuff out of Pittsburgh: Cody Baker’s part in While Yinz Were Sleeping and part two of the mini doc about Scumco and Sons.
Old war footage motifs (?) and some not-oft-seen spots in this New Jersey edit.
A bro cam edit with a topical title: “The Knicks Suck.”
The Hahafuntime crew relaunched their website.
If you’re fortunate enough to live in a city where Santacon doesn’t happen, you’re missing out on stuff like this and observations like this one.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Is there a more fun-to-watch team than the Warriors right now? What the hell was Jose Calderon doing when Steph Curry hit this?
Quote of the Week
Skate Nerd in his 30s: “Ishod’s appeal doesn’t span to me.”
Skate Nerd in his 20s: “That’s because you don’t like any skaters under thirty.”
Skate Nerd in his 30s: “I like Lenny Rivas.”
Thanks to anyone who linked our Best of 2013 clip. Here’s a .GIF of the ender:
Cheer up, it’s supposed to be 50 degrees on Friday :)
Didn’t June start like four days ago? Hard to remember what even happened this past summer, short of the same conversation over and over about the new L.E.S Park (“There’s mad bikers,” “It’s good when it’s early,” “Nah, but it’s good at night,” “At least 12th & A is empty now,” etc.) There had to have been some other noteworthy summer developments, but we don’t remember them. Most of the songs that “defined” this summer sucked (2 Chainz had a good eight or ten month run, but it’s obviously over), so we went with two good ones from last summer.
Features Emilio Cuilan, Ty Lyons, Galen Dekemper, Tyler Tufty, Haffa, Alexander, Mosley, Sweet Waste, Conor Fay, Jahmal Williams, Jordan Trahan, Kadeem, Elijah Cole, Scott Schwartz (!!!), Brendan Carroll, Andre Page, Josh Velez and Ben Nazario. Contributing filmers: Andre Page, Emilio Cuilan, Goshi Goto, Josh Velez. Most of the filming is still horrendous, as usual.
Have a good holiday weekend.
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Past End of Summer Clips: 2011, 2010,
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Fresh off stealing mad bottles from the Rick Ross concert last night (here’s Ross without his trademark sunglasses), and combined with this morning’s crisp, early-fall temperature, it’s only right to present to you our End of Summer / Heat Wave video. It encompasses everything we were up to throughout the past three months: Barcelona, the Wave at Bowery Stadium, skating at night to beat the heat, and perhaps most impressively, somehow coming up with four or five minutes of New York footage entirely filmed in Manhattan (save one trick.) It’s also proof that our recent HD conversion had minimal effects on our attitudes towards production values.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to support Quartersnacks, and the crew at Bowery Stadium for putting together a great event. Thanks to everyone else that helped us make this video possible as well. Until next summer…
Clip features Daniel Lebron, Doug Brown, Tyler Tufty, Thomas Taylor, Michael Mackrodt, Josh Velez, Andy Henrie, Mike Cuneo, Marcel Veldman, Sven Aerts, Andre Page, Ty Lyons, Corey Rubin, Jahmal Williams, Zered Bassett, Phil Rodriguez, Bryce Golder, Conor Fay, Sean Kelling, Justin Brock, Dan Plunkett, Emilio Cuilan, Mark Nardelli, Ritchard Swain, Alexander Mosley, and Young Chris. Cameos by Mannie Fresh and DJ Roctakon.
Pad’s quote about his party footage outdoing his skate footage came true…
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Coda has a short new video out. Ten minute video, seven minute bonus/credits section. A bit lighter on the memorable New York location scouting than their last video was, but it’s still going to send a handful of spot sharks onto message boards with screenshots and requests for directions. (Actually, does anyone even use message boards anymore?) Only full parts are from Conor Fay and Jerry Mraz, but there are plenty of features, including Pat Smith and Loose Trucks Max. At least 50% of Jerry Mraz’s part looks like it was filmed in the middle of the projects. If you know of a bank spot in the middle of some buildings, it’s probably in here. He also does a middle of the street 360 shove, 360 flip immediately after combo that Carroll did in another middle of the street masterwork. It’s one of the best two trick flatground sequences that exists for line choreographers today.
Added bonus: No annoying soundtrack. Chuck Berry, Lynyrd Skynyrd. There’s no Nelly, but not exactly anything you can complain about. Be sure to stop by Coda Skateboards.com to check out what they have going on. Have a good weekend.