Hurricane Sandy Links

Rest in Peace Reggie Destin. Reggie’s friends are continuing their fundraiser to cover hospital costs and services. Sam McGuire and Joe Hammeke, two midwest-based photographers, are selling prints of skate photos for the same cause. (This shot of a back tail on the Sundial Ledges in Chicago is great.) Our friend Martin Davis is also printing a run of the original Push Skateshop tees to raise money.

Austyn Gillette and friends skating around New York in this last minute (and extremely saturated) entry to the “Summer in New York” clip cycle.

Skateboarder posted an interview with Chris Keefe about DQM’s collaboration with Cliché. It includes a bunch of photos by Jonathan Mehring.

Whoa, a Corey Rubin sighting AND a Loose Trucks Max sighting in the same clip?

Some young kids shredding cutty spots. Anyone born post-1990 and still skating the best material / worst ground State Building ledge gets extra points.

Blacking out on 4Loko (#trendwatch2009?), and Luis Tolentino and Rob Gonyon skating those two skateparks in Queens.

A lifestyley clip of skating in Harlem, unsurprisingly set to Big L. At first, it seemed appropriate to point skateboarders in the direction of this Rap & R&B section on the “People from Harlem” Wikipedia page, but it doesn’t include Charly Wingate (or G. Dep), so consider it useless.

The Skateboard Mag re-posted a New York article with the Stereo team from 2009.

Our friend Stephen McClintock’s photo show, “Happiness is Expensive,” is supposed to have its closing reception tonight from 6 to 10 P.M. Click here for the flyer. As you could imagine, it is weather-dependent. Todd Jordan interviewed him over on The Heavy Mental.

The NBA season starts back up tomorrow. James “I Disappeared from the 2012 Finals” Harden got traded to the Houston Rockets, thus ending any sort of QS Sports Desk pipe dream scenario where the Bulls amnesty Carlos Boozer and somehow end up with Harden, or Oklahoma extends Harden’s contract and trades Westbrook for a guard who actually passes to the best scorer in the NBA (ideally Rondo, but you know, these are mere fantasies.) Brace yourself for a sportswriter’s dream / New York fan’s nightmare of a Lakers-Heat Final. In other news, 50% of the Knicks roster is already hurt, and Jeremy Evans had the best play of the pre-season.

Quote of the Week: “It’s fun…as opposed to boring.” — Torey Goodall


Good luck with this Hurricane Sandy mess. Here’s our “Ten Hurricanes Better Than Hurricane Irene” post from last year, which could easily be re-applied to Sandy.

2011 ‘Real Street’ Parts AKA The New Zoo York Promo

During last Thursday’s NBA Draft, Quartersnacks, along with those who follow our Twitter account, took upon the task of drawing parallels between skateboarding and professional basketball, mostly by way of pointing out which skaters would be #1 overall picks in their respective draft years. We settled on a variety of conclusions: Guy Mariano in 1991, Eric Koston in 1992, Arto Saari in 1998, Paul Rodriguez in 2000, Mike Mo in 2007, Torey Pudwill in 2008, how skaters would be drafted out of skate shops, how Coliseum would’ve won the NCAA title in 2002, and finally realizing that most of the #1 overall picks somehow go to Girl (Cory Kennedy in 2010) and Chocolate (Raven Tershy in 2011) due to their highly astute front offices. Rick Howard wouldn’t be a bad GM for the Lakers. (That team can go to hell, though.)

If you don’t follow basketball, keep in mind that #1 overall pick does not necessarily equate to the “best” skater, as Larry Bird (#6), Michael Jordan (#3), and Kobe Bryant (#13) were not #1 picks. Manu Ginóbli was #57, and he went on to lead the Spurs to three championships. Then there are obvious draft busts, like Jereme Rogers going #1 in 2003, or Jovante Turner going #1 in 1989, only to have a short lived prime, a la Bernard King.

Someone insisted that Zoo York was overdue for a #1 pick, but sometimes, three top five picks in seven or eight years helps you build a better franchise than one #1 overall, and a bunch of picks above #15 in proceeding years. Look no further than this year’s batch of X-Games “Real Street” videos for evidence of that.

Zered Bassett: Apparently, the kink at the Courthouse Drop is just a regular ledge now. And it’s good to see that the rail they put up at that Washington Heights bump isn’t stopping some people. Zered should’ve won the whole thing last year.

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“At halftime, I said one thing to him: 05. 06.”

Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. Real psyched for Dirk, the 38-year-old Jason Kidd (THERE’S STILL HOPE STEVE NASH — ASK FOR A TRADE!), Jim Carrey, Jet, Matrix, Deshawn “Abraham Lincoln neck tat” Stevenson, TYSON CHANDLER, Miss Universe 2006’s boo, and Corey Brewer, WHO GOT WAIVED FROM THE KNICKS only to become an NBA champion three months later (legitimate contribution or not.) Mooney had a whole Texas kit last night, right down to the Pimp C shrimp cocktail homage. All in all, it was a great NBA season.

In other big news, Leo Gutman is making a comeback. Taji put together a three-minute clip of him skating around downtown, wreaking havoc on skate spots, retail establishments, and unmarked police vehicles. That metal Leonard Street ledge is the high, 2011 version of 11th and Wythe (R.I.P.)

Brian Kelley has an interview with E.J. up on his site, tackling topics like art, the East Village, Tompkins, and a preposterous assertion that Two Boots has the best slice in the city. There’s a no discussion as to how he intends to compete with Chris Brown though.

E.J. also recently sent over this weird 12th & A clip with the colors inverted. If you’re looking for something with no color effects, his Vimeo page revealed an old montage from 2008. Frontside ollie over the 12-stair double rail in front of Chase was real sick.

Galen Dekemper may not be here throughout the summer, but he put together a sixteen-minute clip with stuff off his Flip cam to hold everyone over. Includes footage of what may be the brightest Waka Flocka concert ever conducted. “It was at 7 P.M. in a convention center.” Mooney also put together an iPhone clip a real random song selection. Which brings us to our next point…

If Apple leaves portrait recording mode ON iOS 5, THEY HAVE FAILED AS A COMPANY. Get that shit out of here. Portrait mode should be called “WorldStar Mode” at this point.

Skateboarding in Central Park: Circa 1965. Evidently, skating is a lot different now.

Rail of Death. Magazine cover or early retirement waiting to happen.

Quote of the Week:What is this ‘swag?’ Nobody says ‘wavy’ anymore?” — Guy at the bodega on Mulberry Street

Despite Quartersnacks’ status as “The Most Known Unknown” (more on why that is the case here), we’re 100 shy of 2,000 Facebook fans. We will probably remain “known unknowns” until we hit the 10,000 mark, so until then, hit up our Facebook page, or click the button at the bottom of the sidebar.

Follow us on Twitter while you’re at it. The NBA tweets have ceased until November / when the lockout ends / when the Knicks do something stupid.

“They Hollywood as Hell”

“Notice the Osiris logo? I’m trying to make it the best selling drink of all time, like the D3. I put an éS logo in there for the skaters, too.” — Pryce Holmes, creator of the “The Pryce Holmes”

Some Norwegians from Matix Clothing flew out to New York, and posted up a well-done trip montage on Vimeo. The most impressive manuver in the video is a 360 flip down that awful double-set on 39th Street and Broadway. Does anyone want to buy Quartersnacks a T2i by any chance?

Seldom-seen footage of the switch big flip over the Fish Gap. Apparently, it was in some Focus video New York montage. If it’s not on the internet, it may as well have never happened. It’s online now, so everyone could strike it off the “heard about it, but never saw the footage” list. Most of that list actually has to do with big flips.

Anyone who grew up watching E.S.T. videos and Metrospective clips definitely looked up to Danny Falla (a back tail backside flip out over the Flushing grate was pretty massive in 2002…there weren’t legions of Europeans flying in to do misty flip crooked grinds over the grate gap back then), so it’s cool to see him getting more coverage these days.

There’s a new, stupid up rail in SoHo. Someone is probably going to get murdered on it. It’s 100 times more dangerous than New York’s original [knobbed] Up Rails, and those were dangerous.

Michael Gigliotti put together one last clip before he says goodbye to New York and skateboarding for quite some time. Features mostly skatepark footage, Little Alex, and probably the last footage of Giglotti until his Mariano in Fully Flared-level comeback part in 2018.

Speaking of Gigliotti, The Shady One, and the Homie Pro, they have the finest section in the 40-minute Diamond Days compilation. Brian Delatorre has the best music/skating combo, and E.J. appropriately has the curtains. ¡TOMA!

They Hollywood as hell,” says UNIS graduate Joakim Noah. UNIS should have taught him that the proper phrasing is “they are Hollywood as hell.” They probably couldn’t teach him much about being more effective on offense though.

Thanks to 1 Cigarette, Grey Skate Mag, Ethan Evans, Pyrex Vision, Recordings of Boardings, Network Skate, So Fucking Radical, 48 Blocks, Olson Stuff, NY Skateboarding, Kingpin (only ones who pointed out that Billy skates solely in Air Max 90s), Caught in the Crossfire, and Hella Clips for linking up out Memorial Day weekend montage.

Quote of the Week:The world can’t end at least until the Knicks win a championship again. So we got a long time to go.” — Mike Bloomberg. Not to co-sign Bloomberg or anything, but he’s right on this one.

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That Italian guy…Anthony Carmelo

42. 17. 6. 2. With the D-League on the wing. Imagine if TWO players on the Knicks had a good game at the same time?!?!?!

And someone please tell Mike D’Antoni to take off that damn Phoenix tie!!! Steve Nash ain’t here, b!

(While we’re talking about Steve Nash — he got a lapdance from Nicki Minaj, apparently. When’s that footage going to leak?)

I stand by my initial words. (Douglas actually had a pretty awful game, so throw him into the D-League category too.)

(Probably going to end up watching this more than any skate part in 2011.)

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