Five Favorite Parts With Jim Greco

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Photo by Seu Trinh

Watching Jim Greco go from what he was in Baker 2G to the darkslides and oddball trick selection in the Deathwish video has been really fun. The dude is one of the most interesting pros going today because he never fails to switch it up with each new part, in a completely unexpected way. You can tell he studies old videos for inspiration, and creates his own approach to tricks most stopped doing years ago. We figured he might be a good candidate for our favorites series. The commentary is quick, but he’s the first to choose a non-Video Days Gonz part, which is rad ;)

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Weekend Viewing: Greco’s Tricks in Illegal Civilization 2

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Given our contractual obligations to report all Migos-related skate media, and considering that Jim Greco’s third career arc is one of the funnest things to happen in pro skateboarding lately, this was a must-share.

Below is his thirty seconds of guest footage in Illegal Civilization 2, a new Odd Future-affiliated video being sold in sets of co-branded Spitfire wheels. He really seems to be pushing the Jeremy Klein homages to newfound levels of absurdity. Just look at the concoction he dreamt up at the site of The Greatest Trick Ever Done™. Between Greco skating the top ledge-that-isn’t-even-a-ledge and the “Enrique Lorenzo on Steroids” guy, that gap-to-ledge is undergoing quite the renaissance in 2014.

The 74-minute (it’s long) Illegal Civ 2 video should be available at shops now, for whatever price your shop charges for Spitfires is. It’s got a lot of teen angst and antics in it, but a lot of solid parts and GBE #musicsupervision decisions. Nakel, Louie Lopez and Kevin Bradley in particular have solid parts for a bro cam video. If skate companies are adamant about keeping hard copy media formats alive, they better get to work on shrink wrapping them alongside life’s necessities. A set of Spitfires is like a toothbrush or a stick of deodorant; there’s no way to waste money here :)

P.S. Quartersnacks turns nine today. If you see anyone who was in the first clip, buy them a drink.

Postseason Links

Who wins: Mariah Woodson’s selfies or Mike Woodson’s expressions / lack thereof?

Update: J.R. Smith won Sixth Man of the Year.

Supreme New York has QS tees back in stock. This includes the Monk’s, Noseslides and both colors of Snackman tees. 274 Lafayette Street. They will be available at Exit Skateshop in Philadelphia this week as well. Our webstore should be online sometime closer to the summer with other new product. If you want a shirt now, send an e-mail to quartersnacks [at] gmail [dot] com and we could arrange an order if your size is still available. Quantities are limited for now. (Sorry we cannot accommodate international special orders at this time. Yes, Canada = international.)

Taji goes skating in lower Manhattan with Ryan Hickey (and Peter Huynh.) File under: Things nobody expected to happen in 2013.

A glimpse into what life is like when you sort of look like Eric Koston.

No clue what the concept behind these Skateboarder “Cruising” videos is supposed to be (a hastag-ized “Day in the Life” series?), but the new Eli Reed one is solid.

In the realm of skatepark lines by skaters with seemingly unhuman consistency, this is quite impressive, but there can only be one king.

Billy McFeely skates Tompkins obstacles from 2013, but in 1991 though.

Just so everyone knows: “The government made this dude so everyone else would stop skating.” — Billy McFeely. (P.S. That link might get deleted.)

Yet another interview with Palace Skateboards mastermind, Lev Tanju. Also, if you haven’t signed the petition to preserve Southbank, do it now. Multi-generational street spots are few and far between these days, and it’d be a real shame to see such an iconic piece of skate history destroyed in favor favour of retail space.

Is “The Redneck Skater Hall of Fame” a “thing?”

Spot Updates: This resurfacing may fix a noted good ledge / bad ground scenario.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Got to be Andre Miller’s game-winning drive. The awful news about David Lee (not to mention Faried, Gallo, etc. injuries) really puts a damper on one of the Sports Desk’s most anticipated playoff match-ups.

Quote of the Week: “Y’all can’t use this railing to play your stunts.” — A Security Guard Referring to a Ledge

How do you feel about the current darkslide phase of Greco’s career arc? It’s pretty tight.