Gonna have to start breaking the habit of all these late starts to the post day ;) Got a lot of requests for the original intro clip from last week’s Top 10, so going to get into the habit of linking those under the original clips tab from hereon out.
Intro — Via @mikey.glover [link] 10) Andrew Allen via Sk8 Locos Part [link] 9) Adrian Del Campo via Instagram [link8) Pete Eldridge via Instagram [link] 7) Pedro Biago via Instagram [link] 6) Ty Beal via Venue’s Gospel video [link] 5) Danny Cerezini via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link] 4) Kevin Shealy via Noise 2 [link] 3) Tiago Lemos via Andalé Bearings’ “Brasilia Crew” video [link]2 Davis McDonald via Colton Elrod’s Seasons video [link] 1) Louie Lopez via Instagram [link]
ALSO: While beginning preliminary research on our second book, Fuck It For Satan: A Complete History of New York Tail Drops & Roll-Ins (due out February 2018 on Columbia University Press)*, we remembered Franco’s seminal avant-garde part from last year’s BSA / Guys Who Skate McCarren video, which has been uploaded as a standalone clip below.
Last week’s installment of the QS Top 10 turned out to be #highly #controversial. We were denounced for turning “too mainstream” and rebranded as “The Berriqs” after ending the countdown with a Sean Malto, Shane O’Neill & Torey Pudwill trifecta. It is important to realize that the content of a given week’s Top 10 is wholly dependent on the universe it derives from. Perhaps your hometown heroes and cult legends took the week off to plan their outfits for spring Instagram season, whereas Torey Pudwill could just throw on a Redbull beanie and back smith up a handicap rail.
Those who deemed the previous Top 10 as #problematic will be delighted to learn that the past week’s finest achievements in skateboarding have fallen back into a lower tax bracket. Whether or not it remains there is not for us to decide — in the holy words of a Barbadian princess, “ain’t none of this shit promised.”
Ain’t none of us perfect, I hope it was worth it ;)
10) Marquise Henry via “Sankhara” [link] 9) Eric Dasaro via Lost & Found [link] 8) Charles Giron via “Giddy #02” [link] 7) Mike Arnold via “Atlantic Drift 2” [link] 6) Ville Wester via “HD Ville & Friends” [link] 5) Kristian Krasimorov via Instagram [link] 4) Raven Tershy via Instagram [link] 3) Sean Greene via Instagram [link] 2) Tom Knox via “Atlantic Drift 2” [link] 1) Dakota Hunt via Instagram [link]
Yo it’s March and the weather can’t make its mind up. Pretty sure none of us are skating this weekend though :/
A lot of heavy hitters this week, with maybe the heaviest amount of Name Brand Pros™ to ever make it into a QS Top 10. Even though this is obviously going to come off like some full nitpicky hater shit, that all-flatbar Torey Pudwill part would’ve been way for fun if they filmed it on an iPhone and edited it to rap. Crazy it has taken a full eight years for someone to hit the full handicap rail on 8th Street and 5th Avenue since Jake did in Mindfield though. (Crook bonks in S.T.T.N.Y. clips don’t count.)
10) Alex Raeymaekers via “POP Clip #27” [link] 9) Kristian Krasimirov via Instagram [link] 8) Ishod Wair via Instagram [link] 7) Guy Mariano via “Elite Squad” [link] 6) Fran Molina via “Bienvenido” [link] 5) Austyn Gillette via “~untitled~” [link] 4) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link] 3) Sean Malto via “Elite Squad” [link] 2) Shane O’Neill via Twitter [link] 1) Torey Pudwill via “Flatbar Frenzy” [link]
Been a Spain-heavy week in the skateboard universe. Don’t know who #7 is, but when’s the last time you saw a six-trick no-push line? Frankly, this entire top ten could’ve been from the Sucubo video that got posted on Thrasher earlier this week, but we had to cap it at three inclusions. Also, is there anyone out there whose favorite skateboarder isn’t Tiago Lemos right now?
Enjoy the weather, enjoy the Hndrxx, enjoy the weekend ;)
10) Antwuan Dixon via Instagram [link] 9) Will Marshall via Instagram [link] 8) Ricky Twohill via “Search” [link] 7) ? via Sucubo [link] 6) Daniel Jenks via Instagram [link] 5) Carlos Ribiero via “Juice” [link] 4) Jvan Vires via Sucubo [link] 3) Fred Gall via “Relapse of the Mohicans” [link] 2) Adrian Del Campo via Sucubo [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via Instagram [link]
The Future album dropped today, it’s sixty degrees in three days, daylight saving time starts in three weeks, and the summer is in three months :) Getting there…
ANYWAY, eventful week in the skateboard universe, with Gino pushing, an exclamation point to the recent barrage of picnic table clips coming from out west to cap it off, et al. Also, how fucked is it that the “bump” to bar that Yaje popped off in DANY is a full on spot now? Have a good weekend ♥
10) Gino Iannucci via Instagram [link] 9) Zach Moore via Insano [link] 8) Jordan Trahan via Bronze’s 56,000 video [link] 7) Eli Reed via Instagram [link] 6) Akira Mowatt “Welcome to Ultracorp” Part [link] 5) Spencer Semien via Instagram [link] 4) Sage Elsesser via “One Star Pro CC” Video [link] 3) Corey Glick via Oddity [link] 2) Gilbert Crockett via Venue’s Gospel video [link] 1) Quel Haddox via Instagram [link]