In our face-paced age of information, it is easy to forget that un-used skate footage is a commodity with an expiration date. Any number of factors — tees featuring logos of sponsors from yesteryear, spots that haven’t been with us for some time, new tats, hair — risk pulling the viewer out of the simulation that the person onscreen didn’t toil for months and years over the product at hand.
Young legend Tor Ström put together a surprise Ville Wester part and dropped it on his YouTube channel this morning. Some of it feels like it was culled from the Polar days before the switch to Palace, likely from the sessions that produced their last video, which Ville obvs had the ender in. Seeing as how “What Now?” feels every bit as — to quote a recent Thrasher caption, “fully formed” — as the part that ended up closing The Polar Video With Endless Name Variations, Ville def had an extra opus worth of footage on ice.
One of the best doing it today.
Zach in Newark by George Douglas Peterson
Added Dusty Familia’s “101 Fulton” edit of the Veteran’s Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan + Maceo Moreau’s “La Plaine Brute” edit from La Plaine in Marseilles to the QS One-Spot Part Map.
Paul Young uploaded the full raw files to the “Museum of Sex” edit.
“I lovvvveee your outfitttttt. Mwah.” Cee-Lo Champs’ new video, Demon Time, is now live.
In a shocking turn of events, there is currently a New York City Council Proposal to expedite a restoration of the Small Banks and the adjacent basketball courts into an active public space. Leave a comment to show your support.
An eight-minute Jahmir Brown Instagram loosies comp.
A four-minute Carl Aikens IG loosies comp (pretty much all city footy.)
Polar videographer Tor Ström has an incredible new edit out entitled, “Until Then.” Filmed in Malmö, Copenhagen and Portland, Oregon (funny how those places half-a-world apart feel so spiritually connected by terrain, D.I.Ys and weather.) Features much of the Polar extended family.
“Where the hell is Jelly Land?”
Hjalte was kinda enough to provide a map of an answer — no one is going to mistake Americans for being geographically astute.
We’re not in the habit of posting surf footage, but there’s a first time for everything! City schools get out in the coming week, real summer is almost here, and everyone ends up scheming on how to bum a ride to Rockaway. In honor of that, we threw together a greatest hits remix from the past ~year of footage from prolific back noseblunter, #top10 staple, and also the QS office’s unanimous favorite surfer, Shin Sanbongi.
Footage is pulled from Shin’s Instagram + Tao’s awesome Marseilles vid for Carhartt WIP, which is worth a rewatch since it feels like it flew a bit under the radar + a couple loose Adidas clip / Polar video bits.