Today, Nike revealed the uniforms for what will be skateboarding’s first foray in the Olympics. It is with great sadness we inform you that they did not select Quartersnacks’ designs, instead opting for the Parra uniforms.
No longer bound by a non-disclosure agreement, we are able to share our rejected ideas with the world. In designing our proposed uniforms, we leaned heavily on skateboarding’s sartorial heritage — the outfits that adorned our most beloved “street athletes” as they were fighting for a place in the sporting world during the past 30-plus years. If you’ve been with us a long time, you may remember one of our Pulitzer Prize-winning piece on “The 30 Phattest Outfits in Skate Video History: 1992-2012.” This research naturally steered our inspiration.
We will be the first ones to admit that our My-First-Time-In-Photoshop renderings probably did us little favor with the International Olympic Committee, but we have long prided ourselves on storytelling, not our technical prowess.
Been a slow start to the year out there. Pretty excited for this heatwave though.
Steve Mastorelli (the guy who made The Meadowlands last year) has a sick new edit up, which screened before the video at the NJ Skateshop Stop Fakin’ 3 premiere. Features a bunch of familiar north Jersey faces and spots.
One of the standout ex-pat / visitor in New York vids in recent memory — “Dice of Life: Twenty Eighteen.” Huge array of spots (shout out to everyone venturing out to the still-good spots that weathered locals otherwise gave up on), really sick skating (the line at the Escape From New York cathedral on Amsterdam is fucked + the varial heel at Southbridge Towers is sick too), and one of the best No Limit songs to start it off, though they only used the worst verse on it :)
Coda has new montage for 2018, with some wild moves, especially in the first part, which seemed like it was about to be filmed exclusively under the J train.