It might seem like street loops are everywhere these days, but that Copenhagen one has been around since 2016. And in the city that is home to the largest skateboard contest in Europe — literally thousands of skaters have looked at it, and passed. (It’s also in the city that is adjacent to where Oski lives, so…) Shout out to Simon Bannerot for pulling that one off. I think we’re good on loops for the rest of 2019 now ;)
Would also like to issue a correction for not accounting for Jordan Trahan’s kickflip in last week’s countdown. Everyone makes mistakes, but that was a massive failure in reporting on our part, and we won’t allow it to happen again.
One of those “got to narrow down 17 whiteboard inclusions to ten” weeks. Apologies if something that really ~touched~ you got excluded.
Other notable developments since we last spoke…
Save Me obviously just came out, but are you aware that two albums worth of Jeff loosies leaked just now? Rip your favorites in case they start scrubbing them from existence little by little.
Does anyone pass Borough Hall on their morning commute? This shot is from yesterday morning, and doesn’t look like the most promising outlook the spot. Anyone care to provide an update before we can check again for ourselves? Hoping for the best.
Been trying to catch that FedEx dude from the intro riding his handtruck through Soho for years now, and never got the phone out in time. Nice to see him getting his shine — but definitely have seen him do crazier shit, e.g. somehow watched him powerslide on that thing before. Shout out to everyone out there having fun on the job :)
Caught this one after the round-up got turned in, but you already know what’s in early contention for #1 next week ;)
Honestly, not much. Our content department has been pathetic this May — every worker bee was sent out to the warehouse to wrap early Christmas gifts from the drop. But that’s all over now. They’re back in the office after this weekend, typing, editing, something. Business as usual at QS Inc. Pinky swear :)
Otherwise, a lot of bad ground in the countdown this week. We’ll be back on Tuesday, May 28 with regular scheduled programming a.k.a. more than a Monday Links + a Top 10 update in the week.
Didn’t think some new company called April would take up half of a countdown, but some weeks are weird. Also felt the Shane O’Neill trick that flashed in front of the screen for 1.7 seconds more than a lot of the more sensationalized shit in that part. Shout out to boardslide fakies in ledge lines too.
And apologies for the slow content mill around here these past several weeks. All the worker bees from the writing and video departments got sent to the warehouse to fill orders for the webstore, and it paid off — we’re on the record as having lightning fast shipping. If you ordered something this week and haven’t received a confirmation, feel free to get in touch with us. Thank you everyone for your support, and we will resume with our regularly scheduled programing next week.
Rest in Peace Ben Raemers ♥ Skateboarding has had a rough 2019, and it’s not even half over yet.
Intro via @hartpullman on IG [link] 10) Gustav Tonnesen via IG [link] 9) Nassim Lachhab via IG [link] 8) Harry Lintell via Real’s “From Here To There” video [link] 7) Shane O’Neill via “Introducing April Skateboards” [link] 6) Robbie Brockell via Real’s “From Here To There” video [link] 5) Chima Ferguson via Real’s “From Here To There” video [link] 4) Ish Cepeda via “Introducing April Skateboards” [link] 3) Yuto Horigome via “Introducing April Skateboards” [link] 2) Ronnie Kessner via “Introducing April Skateboards” [link] 1) Ben Raemers via Enjoi’s Oververt video [link]