Nearly 20 years to the day that Koston 360 flip noseblunted the rail that would cap off Girl’s Yeah Right! video (yes, Yeah Right! turns 20 this month), Antonio did it switch on the famous Houston, TX rail. Swipe to the second slide.
We’re on sale baby! 🛍 All leftover QS goods are on sale in the webstore. Thanks for your support, as always.
Brandon Johnson A.K.A. @nolimitbrod on IG has a new part out full of tech surprises, entirely filmed in New York.
“I’m scared of stray hairs and rats.” New York Mag‘s Cut publication did a quick Q & A with Alexis Sablone on the occasion of the Candy Courts Park obstacles opening up in Montclair, NJ. (QS #spotcheck here, ICYMI.)
The Quartersnacks One-Spot Part Map is two months away from its first birthday. What began as a list of 46 parts and videos filmed exclusively at one spot — a pursuit that obviously boomed in popularity on account of the pandemic and travel restrictions — has nearly doubled to being 20 entries shy of 100 in less than a year.
We first became #internetfriends with the Poetic Collective crew after labeling Simon Källkvist as “some Swedish guy” in an old QS Top 10 and having to rectify the shade. Sadly, we haven’t been able to become #realfriends with any of them on account of the reasons outlined in the paragraph above — but we do share an affinity for what is essentially the equivalent of Malmö’s T.F.
Didn’t do a Q.S.S.O.T.Y. thing last year, but obvs it would’ve been Brandon Turner — hard to think of a more inspirational moment in skateboarding from 2020 than him rolling away from Wallenburg. Jenkem has a 15-minute mini doc about Brandon’s journey back to full health and sobriety. Watching him return to that bridge is nuts.
Here’s a YouTube comp of T.J. footage off the Thrasher Instagram from the summer, which is just him cruising around midtown and Soho. Those middle of Broome Street lines are so sick.
A couple New York clips in Thomas Dritsas’ new part for Thunder. The bench to Big Belly trashcan on Wall and Water Street has fully turned into a full-fledged marquee spot this past year, huh? Shout out to the contractor who installed the mailboxes at the ender. Looks sturdy.
Photo by Jacob Hansson
There’s no denying a spiritual connection between skaters in the northeastern United States and in western Europe. The seasons, the surfaces and the layouts of the cities put a lot in the middle of our Venn diagram.
And the rise of cheap, transatlantic airlines that began flying out of JFK in the 2010s only tightened our ties. Now, anyone capable of saving $500 could find themselves in Copenhagen, Malmo or Paris for not much longer of an investment (both in terms of time and money) than a flight to California would have been.
When you travel to skate, you make friends. You stay up on their edits, and having experienced a scene, you appreciate its people more. The random guy on the Nike SB German team or the kid who just started getting flowed Polar boards can suddenly become a favorite after you skate with them. They’re no longer names you don’t recognize in an avalanche of daily skate footage filmed on another continent.
We found a box of tees in the warehouse, so have a restock on some of the Snackman and Tompkins tees in a full size run over on the webstore. Free shipping with the promo code mondaylinks until midnight New York time ;) Thank you to everyone for your support.
Skateboard Story spoke to Aaron Wiggs A.K.A. Uncle Leroy about the bi-weekly BLM sidewalk sales he has been organizing at McGolrick Park throughout the summer, which have raised $140,000 (!!!) for charity over the course of five sales ♥