As the year comes to a close, we are instating a special TUESDAY edition of the Top 10 to look back on the tricks that got people talking in 2017. This is our first time doing this, and we based it off one metric: impact. These are the tricks that managed to pierce through our oft-derided 2017 attention spans, and caused people to initiate in old-fashioned discourse about skateboarding — be it the ancient art of speaking to another human, or merely #RP-ing the trick on social media with the wide-eye emoji.
As a bonus, we included all the intros from this year’s countdowns. Putting it together kinda reminded us of the skateboard Vine tribute we posted last fall on the occasion of the app’s demise, which will probably always be one of the most important archival works in this website’s history.
10) Antonio Durao via “Numbers Edition 2” [link] 9) Pasha Tretyakov via IG [link] 8) Tyshawn Jones via IG [link] 7) Louie Lopez via “West End” part [link] 6) Daan Van Der Linden via Spitfire’s “Arson Department” video [link] 5) Max Palmer via The 917 Video [link] 4) Jamie Foy via Shake Junt’s “Flavor Country” video [link] 3) Eniz Fazliov via IG [link] 2) Diego Najera via Primitive Skateboards’ “Opal” Video [link] 1) Tiago Lemos via IG [link]
Year-end countdown continues tomorrow. “Best of” montage next ♥