For a spot that has been around for so long, Columbus Park didn’t become the main only place people go if they leave L.E.S. Park until recently. There was Puleo’s INFMS line, A.V.E’s ollie over 5050, and the seminal 2002 “Ja$onwear Day” clip that may have been the second time the kinked ledge ever got waxed — but besides routine 2000s video appearances of the ledge, the spot was never a bustling nexus until now. In 2015, it clocked two major video enders, one magazine cover, a newly established A.B.D. docket of tricks done up the two block, and is the place you are most likely to see a group of semi-motivated skateboarders pointing iPhones at each other.
Before we get into this, it should be noted that all year-end content now has an asterisk next to it. With that Tom Knox part now being available to the Thrasher-visiting public, it shifts around whatever arbitrary rankings we may have created up until that point. Dude, it’s like, really good.
We did this for the first time last year as an effort to promote transparency for year-end accolades. Enough with the conspiracies, back-door deals, and brown paper bags of money exchanged in dimly lit parking lots. No stuffing ballot boxes and no payola influence our awards. Here it is, plain and simple: a chance to choose the finest in ollies, noseslides and Columbus Park rail tricks of the past year.
Voting closes before the last post of the year on December 31st.