Summer League

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Hmmm…whose “board” is that?

Tell your friends you love them.

The State V.S. Radric Davis & Lucas Puig. Literally the greatest.

“What do you want to hear about: money, guns or drugs?” Chromeball has been killing it with the nineties New Yorker interviews lately. The one with Vinny Ponte from today is incredible and is really going to make you want to party, and the Steven Cales one from last week is as comprehensive of a story on him as you’re gonna get. Hear there’s another one in line with a personal hero of the QS office…

Did you know that Dustin Hoffman’s “I’m walking here!” bit from Midnight Cowboy was completely improvised? “Mean Streets” is a new LurkNYC montage series for the Transworld website. Great looking 360 flip in there.

Surprisingly enjoyed the hell out of this. A 25-minute interview with Josh Kasper. Yes, he does talk about ollieing the DJ. Osiris really was the best man. It was the definitive creative force between skateboarding’s closest counterpart to rap’s shiny suit era. My lifegoals are to produce a documentary on Osiris and own a Paine Webber bench.

Sometimes it’s just great to watch a feel-good “Summer Trip to NY” clip, yaknow?

Bill Strobeck uploaded four minutes worth of extras from the Supreme Paris video.

A new video blog from Johnny Wilson and friends + a new iPhone clip from Johnny Wilson and friends + a new Cafe Creme interview with Johnny Wilson where he talks about his friends. Shout out to Conor’s back noseblunt. Logan have you filmed anything for your part yet?

Boil the Ocean kicked off its annual “Summer Mixtape” series with one of my five favorite parts of all-time. Best #musicsupervision ever pretty much :)

Could this news be more shocking than Kevin Durant’s switch to the Golden State Warriors? Peter Smolik has parted ways with the Sk8Mafia in exchange for a spot on the rebooted Menace team. Yeah, they rebooted Menace.

The rideaway at the Wall Street gap is fucked now.

QS Sports Desk: What a weekend! Although it was a day before the world got turned upside down with the KD news + Tim Duncan retirement, this has been my favorite bit of free agency coverage. And remember, The Mavs won the title the first year of the Miami Big 3 ;) Enough with all this “this makes the league boring!” shit. Also, this GQ eulogy for the KD+Russ era is quite great.

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Our good friend Roctakon recently dropped this mix of current day hits + dancehall classics + other stuff with Formerly Erock. Just in time for summer and BBQ season :) Pretty sure it’s his first time doing a mix since the QS-fave, NPBS mix.

Thanks to everyone who came out to China Chalet on Saturday. The smoke took a good seven days off all of our lives. DANY DVDs later this summer.

You chose to download Doodle Jump instead of the new QS clip? That’s messed up.

New York is the capital of wearing dumb tweed shit and trendy denim jackets while standing on a cobblestone street in hopes of ending up on a fashion blog. So, we all knew this was inevitable: A skate-themed Sartorialist spinoff blog called The Skartorialist. It goes without saying that Phat Stylez is way tighter.

Joe Cups, the man behind the Lurkers series, re-uploaded his mini-video She’s Lost Control / Ghost Dance to Vimeo. It’s a bit artsy, but there are a bunch of olden day Tompkins artifacts in it.

Hey, remember when Maxi Pads used skateboarding in an ad?

The crew from Familia Skate Shop in Minneapolis (who brought you Flow Trash) is dropping another video entitled Debris. Teaser here.

New spring clip from the After Midnight crew. Any line with a flip-in trick at those East River benches on 37th Street is impressive. Those have at least 10 things wrong with them. Features QS favorites, Akira Mowatt, Geo Moya, and Rob Campbell.

Some of you guys really need to stop smoking marijuana and reading the forewords to art theory books. Spotted here.

Spot Updates: 1) You can skate Penn Plaza again. They removed all the junk from in front of the manual pad. 2) Although it’s a minor spot, the three-stair then flat off Sutton had its runway blocked off with an outdoor seating area for the adjacent restaurant. It’s on the way to that downhill ledge against a fence, which also sucks. Spots that suck are mad popular right now.

INCREDIBLE YOUTUBE FIND: First off, thank you, for being the best skateboarding website on the internet. They uploaded an old War Effort commercial that features Andre Page doing a 180 up, switch frontside flip down over the Pulaski Park ledge over three gap, and a ramp-to-ramp 360 flip at the old Casino Skatepark.

New QS re-edit coming soon. Pretty good chance that it’s an Osiris Storm re-edit with 3x more paintball footage. (Not really.)

Fred Gall sits down with the crew at Brick Harbor and explains why he’s going sober. Seeing a transvestite beat up three dudes in Brooklyn central bookings is enough to sober anyone up. Freddy is also now on Twitter. Follow @DirtsWin. On that note…

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Shout out to Kevin Durant for officially ending the “Kobe era” of the NBA on Saturday night. All he needs to do now is keep the Spurs out of the Finals, so they’re actually fun to watch.