Let You Have It Behind a Raiders Starter Jacket

Lil’ Boosie was found not guilty on Friday. He’s still serving a maximum sentence of eight years for unrelated charges. DGB says his people claim he’ll be out in 12-18 months. Thankfully, he’s one dude who we don’t have to worry about signing to some garbage rap conglomerate when he gets out.

It would be great if The New York Times never ever ever wrote about skateboarding again. (This article from 2004 was cool though.)

Frozen in Carbonite dwells on parallels between soldiers and skaters, whether or not Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk Empire would’ve skated in mid-’10s central Jersey, Heller’s Catch 22, the prospect of banging nurses on some Italian beach during WWII, an A-Team resurgence, Katy Perry, and other stuff.

The Feelin’ Friendly video premieres at House of Vans this Thursday, May 17th, at 9 P.M. Flyer here, trailer here, throwaway clip with a 2 Chainz verse here.

World renown partyboy skater, Torey Goodall, has some footage in this clip of a Huf Footwear trip to Montreal.

This ramp on Craigslist definitely looks like a steal for $100.

Here’s Dan Carreiro’s part from the KCDC video. More tranny-based than the others. Link to Pierce’s part here, and the rest of the parts here, so it’s all pretty much online.

Skateboarders love Big L so much, that he’s the only rapper whose radio freestyles they’ll use for video part songs.

Not only did they knob the Up Rails on the west side, but they found another effective skateboard deterrent for the spot by throwing horse shit in front of it. Horse Shit: Cheaper Than Installing Knobs & Twice As Effective.

Jeremy Lin is on a familiar downward slope of New York life, which may eventually spit him out as a bar-back at Dark Room or something.

Speaking of Starter jackets (and Asians and the Knicks), Ping from Seinfeld (the Chinese delivery guy) has an ill Knicks one.

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You ever did a little dirt and it came back a little worse?

Party Like It’s 1999…

Now would be a good time to post Allan Houston’s game 5 shot, but we did that last year.

1. HEY PHILLY FANS — What happened to the whole “Lou Williams is more of a factor in Philly than Melo is in New York and he comes off the bench!” and “We’re leading the Atlantic and we don’t even have a star player!” thing you were running with earlier in the season? Your team just openly admitted to being afraid of the Heat, and tanked in Detroit yesterday to ensure an 8th seed.

2. New Jersey Nets R.I.P. Not sure if they ever actually had fans (well, if the Charlotte Bobcats have fans, the Nets probably have a few, right?), but shout out to 1991-1995 New Jersey Net, Kenny Anderson. He has the same name as a prominent nose manualling skateboarder, and he’s from Lefrak City, Queens. Good luck with the whole Brooklyn thing. (How awful are those Brooklyn Nets logos? A basketball with a backwards hat? Are you kidding?)

3. As far as realistic expectations for the series go, the Quartersnacks Sports Desk regrettably falls in line with the most popular prediction going around now, which is Heat in five (Knicks take game 3 at MSG.) Hopefully, that’s completely wrong. Weirder things have happened…

“Damn…Jeff Van Gundy is on my leg.” — Alonzo Mourning

Saturday, April 28th, 3:30 P.M. on ABC

(Oh, and don’t call anyone assigned to the QS Sports Desk to skate this weekend.)

Easter Pink

How much did Melo’s game winning shot (and Rose and Deng’s missed free throws, for that matter) have to do with the legendary Frank Costanza sitting courtside yesterday? (Visible at 1:06 with his non-biological son.)

E.J. now has a dedicated website Tumblr for his photos at FuckYouEmilio.tumblr.com. A lot of Tompkins photos, some some cute lookbook shots, and this epic photo of Araabmuzik.

Phat Stylez came through with a mini retrospective on Aesthetics, easily one of the phattest skate brands of all time. Part 1, part 2. Watch Ryde of Die before you put on your bucket hat to go skateboarding today.

Late, but here’s the video for the New Orleans, Birmingham, and Atlanta portion of the Map Masquerade tour. New Orleans is easily one of the better-looking parts of America, and Suciu and Jake kill it. (Loosely Related: Here’s Jake backside noseblunting the rail-to-bank at St. Vincent’s.)

It’s good to see 12th & A / East Side Community High getting some good press about their involvement with skateboarding after the nonsense that caused 12th & A to get shut down late last year. (No, it’s still not open for public use.)

“What’s the history behind Palace?” “Took a gap decade after getting das boot from school, hit 27, had a mid-life (crisis) and decided to start a good skateboard company out of the UK.” The last Palace x Umbro link.

Our good friend, Adam Abada, made a homie-cam / iPhone clip chronicling this past mellow winter. It has no wallies in it.

Speaking of iPhones, some kid in China sold a kidney so he could buy one. A life with one kidney is better than a life without Instagram.

Have custom cut cruiser shapes gone too far? Jason Jesse made an AK-47 shaped cruiser. Unfortunately, it’s shaped like the gun, and not a skateboard silhouette of Russian forward for the Utah Jazz, Andrei Kirilenko, who wears #47.

While researching last week’s post about bulky skate shoes, this Donger Puma commercial came up. Here’s a play by play: He skates up to a set of stairs, opens a laptop, some chick pulls up in a convertible, she walks past him, he stares at her ass in leopard print pants, she turns around, they make long eye contact, she walks away, and he then decides he’s better off doing an ollie over her car. Oh, and Korn is playing in the background the entire time. Imagine that pitch meeting…

Quote of the Week: “What’s D7? The chicken wing spot?” — Tufty


Have a good week everyone.

The T.F. Report

Photo by Brian Kelley

LINSANITY made us wonder how a roster depleted of its two stars could go on an unprecedented win-streak at the helm of a previously undermined player. It turns out that the Knicks were not the only New York institution to prosper during a time that many assumed would coincide with struggle. We all left Tompkins for dead when the final post-Autumn box was stolen, believing that its influence would wane to a point where only those living within a three-block radius knew it still existed.

We were all wrong.

The Knicks had Jeremy Lin. The T.F. has two orange cones. Two equally unlikely heroes. The T.F. had not lost a step amidst this period of missing obstacles, but the issue of eventually re-introducing rails and boxes has come up for discussion. Fans of the T.F. are worried about how this could affect the current harmony happening at Tompkins Square Park. See the diagram below.

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Catching Up

East 2nd Street & Avenue A, across from the original Autumn location. Thanks to Kyle for the photo. The Astronaut Status birds are a nice touch.

Here are a few things that surfaced in the past two weeks. China didn’t have YouTube or Vimeo, and 90% of the skate-related portion of the internet involves those two sites. Sorry if you’re seeing week-old content, bro.

Sweet Paradise, a once crucial corner of the constantly-declining Barmuda Triangle, is slated to close for good in the near-future. Grab a drink in it’s current dilapidated state, and share stories with some friends. Thanks for the memories, and all the free drinks. Thanks for hosting Galen and Danny’s birthday three years in a row. Thanks for hosting the Danny Weiss Dis-Own-A-Thon. One less place for girls to get a skater boyfriend.

Darren Harper on being “The Obama of Skateboarding,” friends borrowing bullets, partying with Paris Hilton, and the Manny Mania incident.

A weekend in New York edit sent in by a reader. Includes a soundtrack by French Montana (who’s destined to get mauled by a bear for karma reasons), and Jeremy Lin inspired titles.

A 14-second Mighty Healthy commercial featuring Gino Iaanucci, and a 60-second Venture commercial featuring Danny Falla and Silvester Eduardo.

Turns out that the so-bad-it’s-good “masterpiece” ABC Skateshop video from 2000, Remedy, has been online for the past year. Though it’s awful in a variety of ways (what other video dedicates a part to harassing NYU students?), it is still a nice glimpse into what New York skating looked and felt like twelve years ago. Fun watch if you’re bored, feeling nostalgic, and at least six beers deep.

Everyone has seen these Bill Eppridge photos of New York skateboarding in the 1960s for Life magazine, but not enough attention has been given to this particular photo. Proof that time travel exists, or merely Shawn Powers’ extra futuristicly swagged out great uncle?

A story came out yesterday stating that Max B’s appeal was denied, meaning he would remain in jail until at least 2042. Mr. Montana placed a called to Mr. Wingate to confirm that this is all false, and insisted that a court date was imminent.

“Brief thoughts on the 2012 XXL Freshman list — Fuck that shit, doggie — we ova here takin’ screen grabs of that bird in the floral frock wot looked like a sarcastic Brandy from the ‘Feel So Good’ video tonight instead.”

Quote of the Week: “I just realized how sick it is that Brian Anderson skated to a Muska Beatz song in Modus.” — Alex Olson


Back in the U.S. China was tight. Updates resume as normal.