Do skate companies watch footage of Mark Suciu and believe they are entitled to demand more from their riders than they already do — similar to how young professionals are “always clocked in” in the post-BlackBerry era?
Are less productive pros “mad?”
Have less productive pros offered him drugs in an effort to curb his productivity, thus leveling various playing fields and whatnot?
Does any Love Park 1.0 / “Eastern Exposure era” or Love Park 1.5 / “Photosynthesis era” skater (short of maybe Kalis) have a longer total running time of footage in their overall career than Mark Suciu’s 2012-2013 output?
What’s the expiration date on the “Love Park is back” narrative?
Does he “not count” because he’s from Cali?
Does Ishod “count” more because he’s not from Cali?
Can Philadelphia-area higher education facilities and their student loan affiliates please acknowledge the millions of dollars skateboarding has sent their way? A statue of Kalis and/or Stevie would be nice.
Do kids still bother trying to get sponsored?
Are Mark Suciu and Ishod bound to convince kids to give up and just skate for da fun of it, or are kids dumb and going to try and get sponsored anyway?
Do people (mostly YouTube commenters) realize that the “AM” distinction is arbitrary and in no way indicative of skill-level, but an alternate name for the waiting period in which companies figure out how to promote the said AM’s first board? (“Why isn’t he pro yet?!?” = “Why hasn’t his board sponsor devised a coverage strategy that would best promote a skateboard with his name on it?”)
Is the term “flow” bound to become equally meaningless as it correlates to skill-level, considering Forrest Edwards has yet to elevate above his cult hero status and into the mainstream?
Did The Skateboard Mag’s YBAm award actually exist prior to this year, and why did they choose an acronym that bears so much resemblance to YMCMB?
Dude, like, how slow is print — year’s best lists, in MARCH? That’s like saying “Happy New Year” in March. Get real! The internet is already talking about this year’s S.O.T.Y, guys.
Is arguing about S.O.T.Y. pointless when it so obviously favors those who partake in recent Thrasher-endorsed content?
Does Mark Suciu’s past willingness to partake in Thrasher-endorsed content + current AM status + inevitable turning pro culminate into a “Mark Suciu Gets S.O.T.Y. and Turns Pro”-part that Thrasher has already discussed with Habitat and earmarked in their editorial schedule?
Is skateboarding lucrative enough for betting sites to begin placing odds on S.O.T.Y?
Is the “Hopkins grind” the real name of that overturned front truck backside noseblunt thing, and if so, who is Hopkins?
Is Habitat getting rid of its pros that are easily distinguishable from one another or is Tim O’Connor retired from the game?
On first watch, did anyone think that he would grind all three of the bars at Puerto Rican park, and isn’t it scary how that isn’t very far fetched?
Does an over-circulated bill still lose its value / did Lil’ Wayne peak in 2006, or does inflation not apply to skateboarding?Tweet