Illustration by Charles Rivard PhD.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — that week where we poll QS readers who spend an inordinate amount of time nerding out over skateboarding about what the best parts and videos of the year are.
This project is in its third year of individual ranking, and fourth year overall (the first-ever one surveyed people for the best from the entire past decade.) To anyone just joining, the goal is simple: to try and combat content fatigue by crowdsourcing a canon of the year’s best skateboarding.
We are extending 2022 eligibility to videos released after December 3, 2021, which includes Limosine’s Paymaster, Chocolate’s Bunny Hop, etc. because they came out after last year’s poll closed for voting. (This also applied to Godspeed, John’s Vid, etc. in the 2021 poll for the same reason.) No science is perfect, and skateboarding never sleeps — but nobody is trying to read about 2022 in 2023, let’s be honest.
Voting closes this Friday, December 9 @ 2 P.M. New York time. Results will be presented later this month.
EDIT: For anyone looking to jog their memory of what dropped this year, BetterSkateThanNever has a 2022 YouTube playlist that’s over 200 videos.
P.S. We only ask for your name and e-mail to weed out spam. We don’t sell your info or auto-subscribe you to our mailing list or anything like that.