Here’s To Feeling Good All the Time

Our two friends, Adam Abada and Zach Baker, are taking upon themselves the intensive task of skateboarding from Boston to New York (on non-cruiser wheels) starting later this week. Read more about the project on their website, BackStreetAtlas.com, and follow the trip on Twitter/Instagram via @backstreetatlas.

Here’s a Cincinnati crew’s clip of a trip to New York. Features various Dobbin Block personalities. It seems that someone editing a skate clip to a song off the new Nas album happened quicker than everyone forgetting about it altogether. (“Oh Nas has a new album out? Is it in the ‘Best Nas album since It Was Written‘ category or the ‘Best Nas album since Stillmatic‘ category?”) Though to be fair, the clip is edited to one of Life is Good‘s better moments. The album’s highlight is him actually admitting he makes music for people stuck in the 90s.

Another early entry in the annual cycle of “Summer Trip to New York” clips, which usually lasts from late-July to mid-October. There’s a sick homage to Loki’s signature Astor Place move at 0:51.

Skateboarding over flood damage via The Weather Channel. *Insert skateboard documentary cliché about how “Skaters, like, totally see the world differently, dude.”*

Dedleg has a post up compiling the world’s greatest abominations of skatepark obstacles. Speaking of which, who’s the genius that built a concrete ramp up to a curb at the Fat Kid Spot?

New updates over at Phatstylez. A G-Man tribute, a Droors resurgence, No Limit gear and some other things.

In our weekly “Trip to Boston” link, Lurker Lou, Tyler, Kennedy Cantrell and the rest of the Iron Claw crew went up there to skate planets and eggs.

Brian Wenning has a new board company. If you were forced to make a decision, who would you rather skate for, Lockdown or Selfish? Jenkem Mag also has a new interview with Wenning about the company.

Watch Connor Champion’s part from the 2010 North Carolina-based YOUGOTTAGETTHAT video because A) He skates to Petey Pablo and B) He does a flatground kickflip in a line. Flatground kickflips in lines need to make a comeback.

Spot Updates: 1) The city removed the fat flat rails that were across the street from the Citibank building in Long Island City. 2) They knobbed another ledge at the Seaport. 3) Not sure how recent this is, but another mythological food establishment in downtown Manhattan skateboard lore has closed down. R.I.P. Wendy’s on Water Street. It now joins the ranks of the Fulton Street Burger King and the Water Street Burritoville.

Quote of the Week: “She’s hot, but she works at Alexander Wang, which is like working in a female trash compactor.” — Baptiste


Oh yeah. I’ve been known to drink a beer or two. But then again, I’ve been known to do a lot of things.”

#PHATSTYLEZ #OFFICIAL

“What the hell is this Phat Stylez thing about?” has been a common question on Instagram these past several weeks.

One of our key editorial departments, the QS Fashion Desk, recently moved out of our main office and took it to the streets. Teaming up with a team of passionate fashion bloggers led by Sweet Waste and Jack Sabback, they have been covering the world of sweatpants, camo, vintage skate gear (with a particular emphasis on skate brands that catered to white dudes who like rap and big asses), anything Galen has ever worn, 1990s rap record label merchandise, and everything that wouldn’t file under your generic Nike/Polo/Supreme Tumblr* ran by some 19-year-old with 3K posts on the Hypebeast forum. PHATSTYLEZ is not concerned with any of that — think of it as a Sartorialist for skateboarders who listen to too much Young Jeezy, but with no tweed, cobblestone streets, or any of that garbage.

*Though we have been adamant about Tumblr being pure shit for quite some time, The Fashion Desk was never the most web-saavy department at Quartersnacks (only the most fashionable.) Therefore, it was necessary to employ the most remedial content management system known to mankind.

It’s still in an infancy stage (“The movement is picking up steam…it’s getting streetwear followers”), but pretty soon, it will be an endless stream of the phattest stylez imaginable. So without further ado, skateboarding’s first (probably, right?) fashion blog — PHATSTYLEZ.NET.

4 Young Jeezy Albums > 4 Years of College

It’s chill that Jeezy chose to cash out at the best slice spot in Manhattan, out of all places.

Given the tremendous momentum of the #phatstylez movement, the QS Fashion Desk will slowly be streamlined into a dedicated Phat Stylez website. Until that happens, you can browse recent happenings in the world of Phat Stylez through the movement’s Instagram tag.

A bunch of Swedes took a trip to New York in 1998, and uploaded the 15-year-old video of their journey online. Features a backside flip over the Trump Tower six rail from the illustrious Geo Moya, mad Rhythm cargo pants (#phatstylez?), and too many reasons to tear up over long-gone spots. Shout to the Broadway Bump.

Skateboarders are essential for our cities — From a lecture by Iain Borden, the director of architectural history and theory, delivered at University College London.”

“Kelly Green Wave Rider” is an iPhone clip featuring Zered Bassett, Joey Pepper, Sweet Waste, Gangsta Boo, and a modern rendition of Mark Morrison’s 1996 masterpiece.

With a few more Jordan-inspired skate shoes coming out these days, which skate shoe company is going to be the first to re-imagine the Ewing 33 Hi?

The Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City seems pretty trife these days. This same thing probably happened 10 times over this past weekend after that awful St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Tyga Held At Gunpoint In Canada & Forced To Dance To ‘Rack City?’” Already the news headline of the year. But it kept getting better: “It was funny to see Tyga dancing with his doggie bag under his arm. While Tyga was dancing he said ‘Oh my god, what’s going on.'”

Four years ago, Dobbin Block, New York’s most notorious skate house, uploaded a trailer for their upcoming video project. Many assumed its production had been marred by alcohol and other familiar trappings of New York. We feared it would never be released. Well, several inside sources revealed that the finished product is upon us, and set for release this month. Revisit the original Useless Times trailer below.

Future’s “Gone To The Moon” = Nina Simone cover? Sick.

Previously: Dobbin Block 2011 Flip Cam, “New footage” edit from 2006, Dobbin does Flushing, Dobbin 2010 4th of July.

Quote of the Week:


It’s going to be 60 on Wednesday, and 65 on Thursday. Quit your job, cut school, etc.