Quartersnacks Reader Survey — Best of the 2010s

In less than three months, it will be 2020. Though you can argue about the arbitrary nature of bookending slices of culture by decades, there is no denying that over the course of our recurring “Five Favorite Parts” series, certain samplings of skateboarding have “defined” decades. In the 1990s, it was Gonz in Video Days, Sheffey in Soldier’s Story, and Guy in Mouse. In the 2000s, it was P.J. in Wonderful Horrible Life, Zered in Vicious Cycle, and Jake in Mind Field — correct, Mind Field DID NOT come out in the 2010s ;)

We are looking to crowdsource an answer from our readers about the best skateboarding of the past ten years. When you look back at the decade — where the skateboard content machine kicked into hyperdrive — what sticks out as definitive? We’re inviting you to put your journalistic glasses on: sure, your homie’s part in the local video with 1k YouTube views might have meant a lot to your friends, but it probably didn’t reach that far beyond your immediate sphere of influence.

If you were to bury five video parts and five full-lengths released between January 1, 2010 and today under your house for future generations to reference when they discover skateboarding, what would they be?

(Helpful Tip: You can reference SkateVideoSite’s searchable database if you are unsure of the year something came out.)

Voting ends on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:59 P.M. New York time. We will present the result to you sometime in November.

Please note that we do not store your name or e-mail addresses for data collection or marketing purposes. We merely ask for it to weed out spam.


  1. Kind of inclined to say we’d probably nix votes for Insta clips — that’s like a snippet of a song counting as a whole song if this were for music.

  2. Arg! I think that was an error with the cookies. I *think* it’s fixed.

    Refresh and/or clear your cache and you should be good to go!

  3. I couldn’t focus on anything else for the first 3 hours of work because of this.

    I didn’t attend a meeting I was supposed to be in because of this.

    I will probably have regrets once submitted.

    Nice work.

  4. lmk if you need help analyzing, work in DS/natural language processing. Nothing fancy but may save time with fuzzy matching n shit

  5. I put Baker 4 in my list of best videos. Just a guess, but I feel pretty confident in that choice.

  6. The best video to come out this decade happened at the very beginning – Emerica – Stay Gold. Sorry to everyone else that was wrong.

  7. i scoured skatevideosite for every year from 2010-present and i still regret my choices and i STILL feel like i’m forgetting something that i’m going to kick myself for in about 5 minutes

  8. would a video such as adredaline junkie fall under a full edit or a video part?

  9. Filled it out as honestly as I could but I need to throw a comment and clarify that I believe Ishod is skater of the decade- a single part or video can’t do justice.

  10. Roll up is not video of the decade, but The GX Video on the other hand, perfect video. Al D heal up soon.

  11. This was hard. Also Left Roll Up out but it was tough not to put it on there. Left this one out too but honestly enjoyed that new Deep Fried Undercooked video more than any of the GX vids

  12. Just filled it out and now I thought of like 20 more, some many parts they blur together, as long as Bronze – Trust makes the cut I’ll be happy.

  13. So this is covering years 18-27 for me, with reading QS for just over 10 years. How does one navigate the emotional rollercoaster that a decade worth of videos from my last months of high school, to the college years, first loves, heartbreaks, running my hometown skate shop to career jobs? Where’s the signature QS tissue box cover when you need it…

  14. @Martin – who the fuck is Drew. Drew is not a pro skater name. No one named Drew will ever be pro.
    Drew is the name of a guy who currently attends NYU, dates your former GF whose name is Penelope, and he is FRIENDS with someone who MIGHT get on flow. Drew is the name of one of the dudes you see in the background of a clip in some try-hard outfit, chilling by the van.

  15. Drew sounds like a chill dude who prob already forgot about ur ex (lame!) and will probably never need to worry about being sponsored cause skateboards are $60 which is pretty cheap for an NYU grad w a job #implicitbiastraining

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