Five Favorite Parts With Casper Brooker

Headline Photo by Alex Pires
Intro + Interview by Farran Golding

Even before jumping on the “Five Favorite Parts” call, it’s tempting to draw connections between an interviewee’s list of inspirations and their most recent body of work.

Such was the case here, in (possibly) our most contemporary part-forward installment. However, from the straightforward aggression, mining of a certain locale for new routes, to the preference for monochromatic fits, there’s a little bit of all of these favorites found in Casper Brooker’s latest video part.

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Five Favorite Parts With John Gardner

The best skaters are often the ones whose skateboarding defies the rigid linguistics of trick names.

Like, are you going to say John Gardner backside 5-0’d a Philly step into a rail and then tucked into a keyhole to get out — or did a back smith on the CBS ledge, immediately changed direction so he could ollie up one short ledge, over another, onto a platform and down a surprise police barricade? Or maybe it is easier to point at the spot and say he “did some John Gardner shit.”

(“Some Max Palmer shit,” and of course, “some Daewon shit” are other common ones at the QS office.)

John is one of those skaters doing what cannot easily be explained, and him being a Bob Burnquist fan makes perfect sense.

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The Art of the Intro — Five Favorite Parts* With Bobshirt

Intro, Video & Interview by Farran Golding

Given the timestamp on Tim Anderson’s Bobshirt interviews, you might expect to find a somewhat definitive “Five Favorite Parts” of the 1990s here. However, the Five Faves selection process isn’t easy and that filter proved too tough even for one of the decade’s most reliable scholars. Tim’s enthusiasm for skate videos also extends beyond that perceived “golden era.” (Although, Tim confirmed that Gino Iannucci in Trilogy and Dick Rizzo in Mother would have ranked.)

Quartersnacks has, on occasion, turned to our fellow media nodes for “Five Favorite Parts.” It’s a fun spin on the format, but this installment comes further out of left field, honing in on Tim’s favorite introductory sections from skate videos.

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Five Favorite Parts With Brandon Turner

Intro + Interview by Adam Abada
Portrait by by Mike Blabac

There’s a tendency for skaters from a certain era to have favorite parts from a certain era. Brandon Turner isn’t really an exception to this rule, but instead of piling praise onto the heap of what can be considered modern street skateboarding’s founding documents, he can specifically recall how they related to him in the timeframe he’s remembering. They’re inspirational pieces fueling skaters’ second — and sometimes — third career acts. Brandon Turner still skates today like these are his favorite parts.

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Five Favorite Parts With Shari White

Portrait by Norma Ibarra
Interview by Farran Golding

Was almost about to lose out on the “one of these a month” goal we try to pull off every year (to no avail), but here’s the March edition just in the nick of time. Three for three, baby!

The latest moodboard comes from videographer, Mess Skate Mag editor, and obviously incredible skateboarder herself, Shari White.

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