Went up to Canada for the holiday weekend, hence Monday Links are, um, “going up” on a Tuesday :( As you may tell from the photo above, it did not go great.
Josh Stewart remixed Kevin Tierney’s Static IV part with some alternate angles, different tricks, and a new song. Try and find a recent New York-based part where someone skates an old spot in a new way as many times as Kev does. One of the best and most original parts of the year, for sure.
“We’ll start this off with the big question: Is Gino Iannucci now on Fucking Awesome?”
“The transaction resembled Tumblr acquiring AOL, or perhaps Bronze Hardwares absorbing Prodigy [the rapper and / or the web portal.]” Also, BTO late pass: Why Ryan Gallant’s Transworld cover is a victory for everyone.
Obviously this piece was meant to highlight more sophisticated maneuvers, but how exactly could one “appreciate” the Chinese ollie without mentioning Ben Sanchez?
A Javier Sarmiento part filmed in maybe two days with bad editing and filming worse than what’s expected of a Quartersnacks clip is still better than pretty much anything. Dude’s going to be 50 one day, still looking cooler than anyone on a skateboard.
Ripped Laces put together a #listicle of the best pedestrian v.s. skateboarder interactions from skate videos. “That’s why you should skate in the street: to meet weirdos.” That rationale has also been used to justify riding MTA trains, but the frustrations might outweigh the entertainment.
Well, now we know that Bobby Shmurda’s rise to stardom will coincide with a plethora of applicable #musicsupervision choices for Bobby Worrest re-edits. Also, here’s some B-side clips of Bobby from the 2000s, several of which look unfamiliar.
The Chocolate team stops by Astor Place and the L.E.S. park on their “20 Years” tour. FYI: The Astor Place construction that has been “imminent” for more than five years is starting to look like a reality.
Here’s Joseph Delgado’s part from OD WAVY and Brandon Girona’s part from PFP3.
Throwaway reel from John Valenti with some chill Brendan Carroll footage.
Jim Hodgson remixed his In Absentia Newport footage if you weren’t into our version.
QS Sports Desk Preseason Play of the Week: Oh Nate, it’s great to have you back. JaVale on the bench is another welcome sight.
Quote of the Week: “Being loud and obnoxious doesn’t get you ahead in life. Most of the time, it sets you back. Actually, all of the time.” — Andre Page
“I thought Columbus was the hero of America?”