Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

Keith Denley by Josh Stewart

Dustin Henry and his brother Tristan are asking for skaters’ aid in fundraising for Nations Skate Youth, which helps build indigenous communities, provides skate lessons, and advocates for skatepark construction. Any donation helps.

Max Palmer and Ryan Mettz curated a group art show with some friends to fundraise for SNaP Co. and Emergency Release Fund. You can buy a raffle ticket for any piece of your liking via a $20 Venmo, and all proceeds go to a good cause.

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Today In Rainy Quarantine Entertainment — Andrew Wilson’s ‘Scrap Video’

Extended time spent on our screens has lead to a collective reckoning with the footage we have compiled throughout the years. (Yesterday, I woke up to an iPhone notification informing me that I’d save an excess of 25 GB in storage by just deleting years-old conversations, which means any footage clear-out on this end has been postponed by months.)

Andrew Wilson, however, scrubbed his phone of video highlights for “Scrap Video,” which dates as far back as the 2016 Canada trip we took for the second QS Nike shoe + a brief period of time when you could openly suggest “Let’s go to Fat Kid Park” and not be laughed out of the room. In in the video, you’ll find specks of both 917 projects, Johnny’s “Skate Clip,” and even Dahlberg’s Cuba edit that made Nolan become a vegetarian.

You probably remember it from the 917 video, but the best part is when Nik does the double set ollie, and Johnny still has the push to catch to up with him even going downhill on soft wheels. Either that, or the cut that goes from Max Palmer to Lil’ Wayne.

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Stuck On Earth

TWS interviewed a handful of pros and industry people about the effects of corona virus on the skate industry, as did Parade — except with a focus on small, independent skate brands (like QS!) The common theme between all of them is the resilience of skaters. Yes, shit is crazy right now, but skateboarding isn’t going anywhere once this is all over. The fact that Seattle is experiencing a slowdown in new cases (it was the first part of the country to get hit) is a tiny pinch of an indicator that social restrictions are working. Be safe, be patient, be supportive ♥ And while we know people go on QS to forget the noise of the outside world, if you want to read something COVID-19 related that’s responsibly reported and level-headed, this is the one.

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A Video For The Social Distancing Era: Carhartt WIP Social Remix

We all agree that conversations about Instagram are an egregious insult to our short time on earth. Yet, we cannot help ourselves. How do we crack the algorithm? How do we attain #maximum #exposure? How do we make a million dollars doing not that much, or at least get a follow-back from @emrata to give us a reason for getting up in the morning?

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Welcome To The Party

The classic “We’ve been stuck at Columbus Park all day but at least there’s a pretty sunset”-photo. Any skaters ever from these buildings?

2020 Unity

“Are you getting the Travis Scott SBs?”
“Yeah, we’re getting them. We’re doing a raffle over the phone — you just have to sing a Travis Scott song right now. Just tell us which one, and we’ll drop the beat.”

Area Code is a new full-length video out of The Bronx by Edgar Padilla. Features an opener from Angel Fonseca, and an ender part from Olu Stanley. And like any video out of The Bronx, it feels refreshingly different than the Tompkins-Mural Ledge-Pyramids Ledges-whatever circuit we find ourselves in on a typical #content hunt.

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