Faced with the brutal difficulty of skateboarding in the United States and all its sue-happy rules, we wound up back in Europe for the second time in one month. Between the ~four weeks spent here this summer, we’ve still only been kicked out of one spot, and that was via a knife-weilding hash dealer in Copenhagen. It’s become a recurring theme on the site, but America sucks for skateboarding.
August will inevitably be a stacked month around here for a variety reasons, so we’re taking summer “holiday” now. If you ordered anything that remains in the webstore over the past week-and-a-half, it should ship early next week at the absolute latest. Maybe expect to see a content update squeezed in before the week is out?
On the slim chance that you missed it (came out a few hours after Monday Links went live), Eli has an awesome new welcome part out for Organika, with a Quim cameo at the start (as promised!) His lavish fashion sense from his first part is a lot to live up to though :) Labor also has a quick new video with its three shop riders, one of whom is reigning QSSOTY, Leo Gutman.
Back on Monday for good. Or Friday for temp.
Also, anyone asking for a Sinner re-edit (there are a lot of you) — think for a second — how would the weed-bandana guy who does switch drop-ins into double-kinked ditches NOT skate to three dubstep songs? The part is absolutely perfect as it is.
As noted yesterday, the web store more or less took priority over content this week. If you ordered by Wednesday night, say around 8 P.M., your order has been shipped. You should have received a confirmation in the e-mail you used for your order. If you ordered after Wednesday night, it should be shipped by Monday or Tuesday. Only grey mediums in hoodys and a bunch of tees left. Thanks for the support.
If you need something to watch, here is a “lost” Reese Forbes part that just made its way online. From some Quiksilver promo, and edited to the (then-current) musical stylings of a Curtis Jackson. Might be his last significant batch of footage along with his section from Nothing But The Truth (warning: *horrible* compression), which had some hot moves in it (grind the hubba, then kickflip up the steps omg), regardless of how you may feel about the video in its entirety. Reese is basically the blueprint for every “power skater” you see today, particularly the handsome ones. We’re fortunate none of those guys opted to run his Murray Hill plaid shorts look though…
Be back next week with some cool stuff.
Also, Recordings of Boardings is premiering Seasons Skateshop’s East of Lark video for the weekend. Shout out to Albany. (They have QS gear available, by the way…) Have a good weekend.
2014 hasn’t been friendly to content. Part of it is due to seasonal depression, but nature also has a way of calming down any newscycle pertinent to northeastern skateboarding. Like, the Berrics put out the highest volume of New York-related content so far in 2014, so apologies for yet another unforeseen maintenance week. (Or foreseen fashion week, whichever you prefer.)
Was 2011 this bad? No, right? Or did nobody notice because NPBS was out? After looking though the winter 2011archives for ideas on what sort of things to rehash, we still came up short. There was a lot of talk about camo, Gucci Mane’s ice cream tattoo and the Knicks, i.e. things that are not particularly #relevant for 2014 content. We also explored the possibility of another “Winter That Was” clip, until realizing every (particularly bad) winter spent here looks exactly the same. The 2011 one will suffice, and a 2014 one doesn’t need to happen. Just imagine the Below the Bridge footage being at House of Vans now. Oh, and here’s Zered doing a switch hardflip wallride, which would’ve been the best trick in a hypothetical “2014 Winter That Was” clip anyway. New stuff soon. Pinky swear :)
P.S. In case you want to get advice on girls n’ stuff from the only L.A-native to ever be tenured by Quartersnacks, Mike G. took over the reigns of the “Ask” feature on Alex Olson’s Tumblr.
“YO WHY DIDN’T THE SITE GET UPDATED FOR LIKE A WEEK BRO? I GOT TIRED OF LOOKING AT AN OVERHEAD SHOT OF PARK AVENUE.”
It was a combination of backend administrative nonsense and because it was 70 degrees out for a straight week. Last night, we listened to 2 Chainz for four hours and logged all of the footage since Christmas (mad Tompkins cone sessions), so there’s that. Also coming soon — an interview with the internet’s PUBLIC ENEMY #1, Lurker Lou, which touches on Iron Claw, Phil Rodriguez, the already-forgotten mess of a One in a Million series, and other notable topics. Just need to transcribe that one. All the other junk you expect to see here will continue as well.
It’s cooling down today (low for tomorrow night = 28 degrees), so the dream is over. In the meantime, here’s a reminder of what last winter looked like (remember, March was still winter last year.)
So, we have an extensive interview with Jake Johnson, conducted in early-to-mid October, sitting on the back burner right now. He’s steadily been resurfacing on the radar after a leg injury, is doing switch back noseblunts and skating rocks, and had a lot of interesting things to say. However, the audio for it is about eighty minutes long. As you could imagine, that takes quite a bit of time to transcribe and edit. While we begin that process, we’re going to post some footage from the days when Jake regularly appeared in Quartersnacks clips.
The clip below was filmed by Rob Harris in 2007 and 2008. Some of it appeared here, some of it was in the Rich Mahogany video, and a few of the tricks didn’t appear anywhere. All in New York, raw, uncut, with a Mike Gigliotti cameo. There’ll probably be one more video. It’ll be longer, and actually edited. As far as the interview, expect it in the next week or so.
P.S. Who took that back tail photo? Not trying to let the photographer go uncredited, but a name didn’t come up with it. Credit goes to Mike O’Meally.