The thing with Tricks Heard Around the World™ is that they have a way of initiating a numbness to the respective genre of skateboarding within which they were performed. For example — and be honest! — what’s the last mega kinked 5050 grind you remember ever since Kyle Walker did The One™ that would earn him 2016’s S.O.T.Y? Is there a specific Tiago switch back tail that you sleep with under your pillow apart from The One™ he did at MACBA that literally every person who skateboards reposted on Instagram a year ago? Do you remember anything down the Le Dome hubba since Eniz front blunted it? (That one may be unfair since the spot spent nearly a year under construction.)
If our office were to begin polls for the Top 10 of the Year today, the frontrunners for 2018’s eminent skateboard maneuvers would include Milton Martinez’s lipslide of death, and then two tricks that are anomalies: different versions of a frontside 270 motion that equal something of a frontside 360 with a backside noseblunt in it.
.GIF via Mostly
Much has been said about the uphill climb of piercing through the noise of the modern skateboard media machine, and these two young men have figured it out. Though it stands to reason that all future performers of this maneuver will not be able to land with such a resounding chorus of “this better be #1 on the fucking top 10!” like these two. And to anybody not reading: This week’s Top 10 was made before the Glick part came out. He is still eligible for #1 next week unless Eniz does this trick down the Le Dome hubba.
We have reason to suspect that the biases against park footage among our readership will sway this poll, butttt — if you were on the floor dying from a bullet wound while looking at Instagram and only had the energy to leave one heart eyes Emoji on a video, who is getting your vote?
what the fuck
Vote Glick b/c of the Paulo Diaz-level steez
Oski did his in a skatepark on a QP. Glick did his in dem streets. Glick wins.
Oski went wayyyy big and glicks was cute but in the streets…
^^^Wish I had thought of the Paulo Diaz likeness. So true.
Glick all the way. He did it in the streets AND he made a spot that would’ve been sessioned pretty hard in 1993 into something worthy of a 2018 banger.
1. ” Oski did his in a skatepark on a QP” – Hellen Keller, apparently
2. “Vote Glick b/c of the Paulo Diaz-level steez” – the only thing these two people share is a 5-letter first name.
Like Dres says, the choice is yours-but there’s only one choice.
Oski could have done this in the streets on any number of bank spots, but where can you find a bank spot as gnarly and enormous as the thing he did it on.. I think the argument could be made that one of these skaters could potentially do each of the tricks above, and the other definitely could not. The former is who is getting my vote.
As if Corey Glick reminded you of Paulo Diaz for one second pfffffffffft
u know. I never saw or heard of corey glick before i watched the part. I read something or heard something that said it was gonna be good, so i decided i’d see for myself. I didn’t like most of it. I thought he was going to be really original and mind-expanding, but all i saw was a variation on the same California criteria fillers that we are all familiar with. I kept idly watching, disappointed but indifferent, then the last trick came along. It looked like he did it around the back of the spot, after failing to get his desired “banger” or something. It reminded me of experiences i’ve had skating, as a regular, unsponsored waif, except he displayed a CALIbur of skill and finesse I could only dream of as a regular, unsponsored waif. Only wish he had more concrete to roll away on, maybe then he could have done another trick? Maybe a kickflip?
Oskar is from Europe – we all know that. Therefore he is immediately cooler and more respectable. His 270 bsnbs is as dangerous as it is magnificent. As a physical and mental achievement in the grand scope of skateboarding trcik history it is probably more significant than Corey’s. However, consider how much footage we’ve seen of Oskar at this particular skatepark, and even on this particular wall and you’ll realise the boy know’s its surface well. The trick was a premeditated goal for him, undoubtedly. Now consider the free public healthcare system of Sweden. Does this help Oskar overcome fears of injury in his defeat? Hm. Neither of these tricks would have been possible without the aid of taxpayer money, but to what degree?
Oski’s excellence is undenible, but Glick gets my vote today. Whether it’s fact or not, he has told the story of the wondering, improvising, savant with his trick on the battered steps of that school, where dreams are made and broken, and bullying takes place every day. Sprinkle your seed down the ledge and onto the lawn, young Glick, but maybe a kickflip next time? Maybe… a trick… after the fact.
yeah i feel the oski 270 is gnarlier , but the glick one contained a wallie, therefore, somewhat a different trick, i never put these two together until i seen it here on this page..
Damn Scott, you want a job?
After reading that comment I am convinced that Scott Parker is Boil the Ocean.
To be honest, I really don’t feel that these two tricks are comparable. Skating a quarterpipe/bank is completely different than skating a ledge/hubba. Both of these variations of a FS 270 noseblunt are unfathomable and just because they are technically the same trick (besides Glick doing a wallie 270 into said trick), doesn’t make them subject to juxtaposition.
Glick’s skate-casual outfit exposes his trick for what it truly is, part of his job. Corey’s 270 nosebluntslide capitalizes on hype to ensure its’ imprint in skate history. Prior to Glick’s part, Justin Henry debuted the forerunner for best wallie nosebluntslide of 2018. The trick was celebrated and fresh on everybody’s mind, creating a pathway for Glick’s trick to become the next Trick Heard Around the World™.
Oski’s white 1’s are but a shining foundation in his expressive outfit, from the contrast stitching on his jeans to the macho horizontal red-striped polo, his drip is too hard for the alleyoop nosebluntslide to not be wet. Style is timeless, and Oski’s 270 NBS is just that.
I really love y’all. Thanks for the insight. Happy Friday.
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