Here’s To Feeling Good All the Time

Our two friends, Adam Abada and Zach Baker, are taking upon themselves the intensive task of skateboarding from Boston to New York (on non-cruiser wheels) starting later this week. Read more about the project on their website, BackStreetAtlas.com, and follow the trip on Twitter/Instagram via @backstreetatlas.

Here’s a Cincinnati crew’s clip of a trip to New York. Features various Dobbin Block personalities. It seems that someone editing a skate clip to a song off the new Nas album happened quicker than everyone forgetting about it altogether. (“Oh Nas has a new album out? Is it in the ‘Best Nas album since It Was Written‘ category or the ‘Best Nas album since Stillmatic‘ category?”) Though to be fair, the clip is edited to one of Life is Good‘s better moments. The album’s highlight is him actually admitting he makes music for people stuck in the 90s.

Another early entry in the annual cycle of “Summer Trip to New York” clips, which usually lasts from late-July to mid-October. There’s a sick homage to Loki’s signature Astor Place move at 0:51.

Skateboarding over flood damage via The Weather Channel. *Insert skateboard documentary cliché about how “Skaters, like, totally see the world differently, dude.”*

Dedleg has a post up compiling the world’s greatest abominations of skatepark obstacles. Speaking of which, who’s the genius that built a concrete ramp up to a curb at the Fat Kid Spot?

New updates over at Phatstylez. A G-Man tribute, a Droors resurgence, No Limit gear and some other things.

In our weekly “Trip to Boston” link, Lurker Lou, Tyler, Kennedy Cantrell and the rest of the Iron Claw crew went up there to skate planets and eggs.

Brian Wenning has a new board company. If you were forced to make a decision, who would you rather skate for, Lockdown or Selfish? Jenkem Mag also has a new interview with Wenning about the company.

Watch Connor Champion’s part from the 2010 North Carolina-based YOUGOTTAGETTHAT video because A) He skates to Petey Pablo and B) He does a flatground kickflip in a line. Flatground kickflips in lines need to make a comeback.

Spot Updates: 1) The city removed the fat flat rails that were across the street from the Citibank building in Long Island City. 2) They knobbed another ledge at the Seaport. 3) Not sure how recent this is, but another mythological food establishment in downtown Manhattan skateboard lore has closed down. R.I.P. Wendy’s on Water Street. It now joins the ranks of the Fulton Street Burger King and the Water Street Burritoville.

Quote of the Week: “She’s hot, but she works at Alexander Wang, which is like working in a female trash compactor.” — Baptiste


Oh yeah. I’ve been known to drink a beer or two. But then again, I’ve been known to do a lot of things.”

Skate Wax – What Else Can They Do?

We assume that skate wax, much like toilet paper, is an invention that cannot be further developed. Both subjects fit into the “George Costanza Book of Game,” in which he expounds on their un-improvability, and eventually scores a car make-out. George reluctantly learns that toilet paper has been improved throughout his lifetime — softer, more sheets per roll, and it comes in a wide variety of colors. Had he chosen to discuss skate wax, a similar realization of neglected improvements would have occurred. For example, Chocolate scented their wax with the food item after which their company was named, Shake Junt somehow managed to make ignorant wax, and now Iron Claw Skates has concealed wax inside a children’s glue stick.

To celebrate this unprecedented improvement to the skate wax industry, Iron Claw has released a summer montage. Features Lurker Lou, Tyler Mate, Kennedy Cantrell, and your favorite skater’s favorite skater, Phil Rodriguez.

Related: An Interview With Lurker Lou

Your Favorite Skater’s Favorite Skater

Your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.”

Your favorite trapper’s favorite trapper.”

“Your favorite skater’s favorite skater.”

Rockaway, Queens’ finest for Iron Claw Skates.

You already know.

P.S. Phil’s part from Caviar got deleted off of YouTube a month or two ago. Re-uploaded here (only 360p.) Does anyone have the HQ file of Caviar? It was on Mega Upload, so that means the government has it. A re-upload of the whole thing in the 1GB file would be nice.

Top Back ‘Til the Summer’s Done Links

Shout out to Wavy Mike & the rest of the crew for making our summer video possible.

Trailer for Black Dave’s upcoming music video, “Black Donald Trump.” B.D. > Every other skateboard rapper.

You’ve probably seen this kid Tyshawn Jones at 12th Street before. He’s Twelve-years-old and rips. Best of all, his entire “throwaway part” is filmed on the streets of Manhattan, with no skateparks in sight, which is amazing considering some kids don’t know the difference between filming in plazas/parks v.s. street spots these days. Someone tell Theotis to send him a box. Wait, that might be kinda hard…

Here’s a brief introductory promo video for Lurker Lou and Tyler Mate’s new board company, Iron Claw Skates.

Thanks to Lowcard Mag for coming out and covering the Quartersnacks anniversary party this past Thursday. They posted up some photos here. The seven-year anniversary will be at the Boom Boom Room and nobody’s getting in.

You’ve probably seen it already, but here’s a video of the Pittsburgh homies and some other people shredding around New York and the rest of the northeast.

Bill Pierce with a few lines on some cutty terrain in this new Nature Hardware commercial.

QS commentator “stoops” recently stated that he prefers Shawn Powers’ brand of nighttime street ripping to that of Anthony Pappalardo (which offended Pappalardo’s legion of legacy defenders.) Not sure why the internet is so fond of comparing everything, but we’re on Shawn’s side.

Check out the latest issue of Already Been Done if you have yet to do so. They have a great interview up with Allen Ying regarding his upstart magazine project, 43. While on the topic of online magazines, the digital version of the Philly-based Skate Jawn ‘zine is now online as well.

Oh, by the way, you guys were just celebrating the fall, right?:

Quote of the Week:
Doorman at the Zoo Office: “Where you been E.J.? Haven’t seen you for a while.”
E.J: “I was traveling all over, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin…”
Doorman at the Zoo Office: “Damn, you know where I really wanna go? Los Angeles.”

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