Late one today, but late-day posts during #nyfw are kinda like a QS tradition ;)
2015’s version of skateboard literature’s longest running summer wrap-up is here: Dubai or Not Dubai – Frozen in Carbonite’s S.O.T.S. x P.O.T.S. post. “Indeed, using the most powerful communication medium of our time—Instagram—as a yardstick, following the most popular thirst trap accounts down an Instagram wormhole leads to a dark place where every comment is either in a foreign alphabet or ‘Come to Dubai.'” (P.S. Who the HELL is responsible for deleting that Tiago Lemos We Are Blood remix from FB? Someone please re-upload it. P.P.S. “Stick Talk” > “I Serve the Base” for Tiago maybe. P.P.P.S. Can confirm Future cuts the music off and puts his thumb in the air after the “I ain’t got no manners…”-part when performing “Stick Talk.”)
Malfa uploaded a lot of great photos from the “CORE” upstate New York trip.
Tim O’Connor interviewed Bill Strobeck for an hour-and-a-half.
Jim Hodgson uploaded a five-minute 1996 edit of QS cult-favorite, Andy Bautisa, largely filmed at QS cult-favorite skate spot, Lackawanna Ledges. (Relevant.)
Free Skate Mag has an article and some photos from a Palace trip to Paris that ended up producing a lot of the footage from Paramount.
Ten years prior to Canada’s current #moment, it had a smaller, more skate-centric #moment when videos like North were dropping. Village Psychic revisited the 2004 Anti-Social video from that era. (Anti-Social has a new one dropping next spring, btw.)
Youness is without question one of the top-three most impressive IRL skateboarders I have ever witnessed. Someone made an Instagram remix of his footage, and I’m sure he did it all in under five tries probably joking around.
Most of my friends rocked the Staples way heavier as far as Lakais went, but there was definitely a later cult around the Manchesters. SMLTalk has a requiem for maybe the last Lakai shoe to make an imprint in the skate footwear landscape.
The new Bust Crew video is basically a Mother / Quasi bro-cam montage, and that Gilbert back lip on the Kent Ave. step is super cool :)
Gonz kinda sorta tells the story of the original ollie over the eventual “Gonz Gap.”
Quote of the Week: “I don’t fuck with that ‘bros over hoes’ code. That’s some skater bullshit.” — C. Williams