‘NO ARM & HAMMER IN MY HANNAH MONTANA’

Everyone skateboards now! Miley Cyrus is into it! Rihanna skates! This girl skates! Everyone skates! What a fun way to get your cardio in! Sk8 or die, girls! Derek Zoolander |*ngb**rds! When is the male model game of S.K.A.T.E? My money’s on Ted.

12th & A lives. There was an East Village community board meeting this past Thursday to decide its fate, and skateboarding prevailed. It’s open 5-8 P.M. on weekdays, 12-8 P.M. on Saturdays, and unfortunately closed on Sundays. Better than nothing. Hopefully, it will open earlier during late-fall and winter weekdays, since it gets dark at 4:30. (Also, there’s a new ~15-foot-long round flatbar there, and they sawed the legs off the larger picnic table to make it “Cali size.”)

“Gyro” is a montage filmed in New York over the course of two weeks via the same crew that brought you the SF-based Chunder and VHS1K videos.

Some kid wallrid off that giant bottle sculpture near 57th Street on the Westside Highway, which is pretty gnarly. It would make a great photo. Photo here. That trick, and six minutes of other NY/NJ/Philly-based footage in this “Gravity Hammers” clip.

Death Video throwaway clips set to the soothing sounds of 2 Chainz.

The first summer edition “Diamond Days” video (#62) is now online. It utilizes the early frontrunner for “Song of the Summer 2012,” Cash Out’s “Cashing Out” A.K.A. “Yeah, it’s the ‘Racks’ of 2012, but it’s not as good as ‘Racks.'” Grown & Sexy S.O.T.S. early honorable mention: Usher “Climax,” which would’ve been in five skate videos by now if it was by some white girl who moved to Brooklyn from the midwest.

Nate Rojas’ part from Five on That is on YouTube. He 5050s the kinked handrail outside the Tribeca jail skatepark.

“Oh no, I’m completely fine. I do this all the time. Have a nice day.”

The Museum of Modern Art in Finland claims to currently have “the world’s first large scale skatable sculptural installation” on its premises. Stadium did that, like, last year, bro. Though to be fair, the Finnish one is a superior “skateable sculpture” for “normal” people and not Zered Bassett.

SPOT UPDATES: 1) The rail gap and keyhole ledge at CBS are now blocked off by scaffolding. 2) The gas station on 15th & 10th with the flat rails got torn down. Near the end of this clip, Gigliotti does a line there in a controversial hat. (Aren’t there ~six gas stations south of 96th Street? Why the hell are they tearing them down?) 3) Those awful marble windowsill ledges on 4th and Bowery got knobbed.

Quote of the Week:


Straight bling-bling, whip it with an antenna

“I Did It For the Love of Cash, Your Honor”

Capone-N-Noreaga-N-Tragedy’s The War Report A.K.A. one of the top three rap albums ever recorded, turned 15 yesterday. Just listen through the whole thing.

Vote for the next QS Since Day One remix. We all wish there was a hidden vault of unreleased Huf b-sides somewhere, but that probably isn’t the case…

Divison East in Montclair, NJ has closed up shop. However, they launched an online store carrying only local brands. Buy something and support New Jersey’s economy. (The 28th best state economy!)

Zered Bassett has a new commercial out to promote his guest board on UXA. The turnaround on someone skating to “Mercy” was pretty quick, huh? There’s a quick article about the release over on Red Bull site. P.S. QS x Zered video coming soon.

Five on That is a New York-based video that has been going online part-by-part over the past several weeks. You can check out the uploaded parts on this YouTube page. Teaser here. We’ll be disappointed if the ender section isn’t edited to Luniz.

The Flipmode Squad and a Flip cam. It might be an ad for Sunglass Hut.

Lil’ Wayne’s favorite skater is Nyjah Huston. Big surprise from a Packers and Heat fan. Way to take the hard way out, bro. Also, this is the only comment on the article.

New spot in Midtown. Two Flushing-height marble ledges without real ends on top of a three-stair platform. Same material as the new Grace ledges (!!!). The not-much-of-a-“spot” that it got built in place of wasn’t really a bust before, but it won’t be surprising if the new one is. New York = if the spot is good, it’s a bust.

For no reason, here’s a montage from the last Big Brother video edited to Daft Punk:

Any video part edited to Cam will most likely get posted here, even if it’s three weeks late.

It’s ridiculous how good this dude is at skateboarding. Fun Fact: A notable Spanish skateboarder once told me the ground at Para-lel “wasn’t great.”

Quote of the Week: “The place you go to get an EBT card is like the McDonald’s of bureaucracies.” — T-Bird


70 degrees today, 76 tomorrow, 90 on Wednesday, 93 on Thursday. Get your skating done over these next two days.