I remember sitting at the bar in a Soho restaurant a few years ago, when a nearby young woman heard something about skateboarding. She used the opportunity to announce to anyone within earshot about how much she hates skateboarders, because she is cursed with living across the street from the [now oft-chained] cellar door on Grand and Centre — and why the hell do they always have to skate in front of her house and make all that noise and don’t they have anything better to do and why can’t the just go to the skatepark and —
…it’s safe to say that Chrome Zone won’t be the video to change her outlook on things, where the cellar door in question plays a sizable supporting role. (Full disclosure: yeah, who wants to live at a famous skate spot? But also …that corner’s a fucking vortex of car horns.)
Words: Ronnie P
Photos: Mike Chinner
Video: Tristan Mershon
Squad: Kevin Taylor, Josh Narvaez, Ty Beall, Jake Baldini, Brian Downey, Justin Grzechowiak, Tristan Mershon, Mike Chinner
Special Guests: Matt Anderson, Giorgio Villone
Last to bed, first awake; cleaning and frying eggs: Josh
Glutathione Goo: Downey
50 pushups a day: Chinner’s whip
Beers and no A/C: Giorgio’s whip
Verdict: Sweaty n Ready
Us members of somehow still-functioning society are no strangers to pendulum swings: anything that veers too far to one side is due for a correction. Safe, digestible art gets confronted by messy experimental art. An army of skaters in slim highwaters eventually gets run over by a parade of Big Boys and their imitators.
Except is boring art ever more than a reappraisal away from being a “return to form?” Can your pants really be out of date and not simultaneously years ahead of their time?
Hopps x Quartersnacks items will be available on the QS webstore this Wednesday, October 6 at 11 A.M. E.S.T. Available at your local shop now ♥ Might be another something special dropping this week too ;)
It’s unreal how much footage John Shanahan gets. He’s got a new part out for Pangea Jeans. Heavy on the night footy, heavy on the midtown marble. Ender is nuts.
Love this new feature: Skate Jawn gives somebody a hundred-dollar bill and follows them around to see how they spend it. The first episode is with Ty Beall.