EDIT: #5 is Charlie Munro, not Dougie George. Our apologies to Mr. George. Part was great.
An ender as a #1 always feels like an anti-climactic way to go, but there was really only one thing it could be.
#latepass on #2, which is an absolutely nuts thing to just throw on the ‘gram, but wow.
Otherwise, a light-footed front nose dismount, a heavy-footed switch tre stomp, and the wrong way on Three Up Three Down.
Have a great weekend.
Exemplary fakie front crook form, third-eye-open wallrides, a line that would make Valdez proud, and one of the year’s finest noseslides. There was some contentious chatter in the lunchroom about whether or not that fade-away after the backside flip was iffy or not, but ultimately, it feels like a make.
Have a fantastic weekend 🐬
What a time to do a brolic nollie flip out of a nose manny (see also: the July 21st countdown.)
That frontside 5050 could’ve been ten other tricks in the last few minutes of that part. Sheesh. Has anyone ever asked Mr. Baekkel about what his fears are in an interview?
Have a good one ❤️
P.S. Vans and Hockey are doing a skate jam at Tompkins at 5 today, presumably with new obstacles debuting? Flyer here.
This week’s countdown was tough.
At our morning meeting, a simple question was asked: “How do we approach the Huf video?”
Some in the office felt an all-Forever countdown was in order, like had been done in the past for releases from Bronze, Polar, Limo, Sour, et al. Others were vehemently opposed to another all-one-video countdown. Variety is the Ice Spice of life, they said.
Words that cannot be taken back were exchanged. Honors of skaters who were not included were defended as if they were people’s spouses. Coffee cups were thrown. Recycling bins were hurled across the room. Boards left at the front door were focused on the way out.
It’s not like there weren’t fifty other clips in the Huf video that made us feel something — and what about the other releases from the week?! But even after a countdown was settled on, a fight between two QS teammembers erupted at the ensuing happy hour. (“HOW THE FUCK IS CYRUS’ ENDER NOT #1?!” “BECAUSE THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST FRONTSIDE FLIPS EVER DONE YOU FUCKWIT!”) They’re both currently suspended from duties, with revoked access to the complimentary roll of grip in our breakroom.
It’s only skateboarding — condensed within a silly web countdown, at that — but it’s safe to say that we could all use a break from skate videos until Monday.
It’s September. Wow. Summer was three weeks long.
After the content onslaught of August, it was nice to have a slight break from major releases and highlight a lot of fun shit that makes you want to skate spotted via IG (+ the obvious marquee part from the past week.) But the HUF video comes out on Thrasher today, so we’re back in blockbuster mode after this brief reprieve.
QS will be off on Monday, and return on Tuesday, September 5th. Have a good one ❤️