Just Hold On, We’re Skating Home: The Best of 2013


FYI, dude actually fell / falls asleep like this.

Hopefully the world ends today because Santacon is tomorrow.

So, yeah, 2013. We wore chic skater turbans, had to retire yolo, saluted Mike York, paid homage to the Boot Camp Click, studied varial flips, paid more attention to Miley than we should have, didn’t care about the Nets, fed into the rumor mill, got annoyed by Daft Punk fans, helped out tourists, memorized the entire Migos mixtape, went to Philly more than once, interviewed our predecessor, rode RiRi boards, Citibiked, came to terms with Drake, went to Europe, got jealous of their spots, got shouted out on a rap mixtape, celebrated a half-decade since the Jeezy presidency, conducted studies, felt some type of way, fell off them skate boards hard as a motherf**ker man, got girls boyfriends, and honored the first black Skater of the Year.

Thanks to anyone who contributed footage this year.

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In the spirit of the holiday season: First person to Tweet us how many *landed* noseslides are in this clip gets a care package of QS gear. (Hint: Something that looks like a nollie tail is actually a half cab noseslide.) This offer is only open to U.S. residents due to shipping costs. Someone got it.

Previously: Best of 2012, Best of 2011, Best of 2010


  1. Im still convinced I’m missing the joke when it comes to the music selection on this NY skateboarding site. The only good Canadian Rapper is Snow. Save the Drake for your little brothers bar mitzvah. I lick you boom boom down.

  2. Thanks for the mike York link. Somehow I missed that one. Pure brilliance. And for the record, I will forever back him and SJ since skating with them in real life, neither of them is a joke and they roll with the heavy hitters for a reason. York, btw, was skating by himself in SF on this little curb just doing super clean switch front noseslides, and he was super nice. Realist dude ever

  3. This nigga really said Snow of “informer” fame is better than Drake. Get your old ass a new set of ears homie.

  4. Thando, I was expressing a form of sarcasm. By referencing Snow in the same discussion as your hero Drake, I am comparing Drake to an artist that I think is on his level (Snow). Sort of guilt by association.

    On a lot of levels, hip hop is like skating. There are elements of style and skill that need to evolve, yet respect and homage must be paid to the past. QS always pays respect to the forefathers (5 video parts being an example). And while NBDs are a part of the game, that does not make anything that is new necessarily good.

    And as far as my ears, Father Time will get all of us, so act accordingly.


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