4PLY Presents: The 2022 #QSTOP10 Analysis

Words + Data By Pete Glover and Harrison Lisewski C/O 4Ply Magazine

You’ve seen the clips, now revel in a mountain of obscure statistical observations as provided by the numbers-obsessed nerds over at 4PLY Magazine in their full analysis of the 2022 #QSTOP10.

Just like they did for the 2021 countdowns (and the year before that), 4PLY has logged every skater, flip, grind, slam, line, replay, obstacle, spot, and source video into a giant dataset that was then analyzed from every conceivable angle.

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Bounce With Manners

Love the trees in this one 🌳🌴 Coles Bailey by Stafhon Boca

Cyrus talks the road his pro career has taken through Polar, 917 and Limo + injury recovery in the latest installment of Thrasher‘s “Out There” series by Waylon Bone.

From New Jersey to Hong Kong and back again: Simple Magic got their Patrick Radden Keefe on and tried to track down the origins of the mysterious bootleg Bobby Puleo boards that have been popping up all over the world for two decades.

Great skate cities alert 🚨 —CAN’T HAVE SHIT” is an 11-minute Detroit edit from Cooper Vosburg, and Baltimore Pleasure is a 20-minute Baltimore scene video by Ryan Schroeder with a fire Spencer Brown part at the end. Always great seeing footage from both of these places.

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Weekend Viewing — Sexhippies’ “HI” Video Starring Eddie Vargas Jr. + Jojo Vargas

Sexhippies just dropped “HI,” their inaugural video offering filmed largely throughout Massachusetts and bordering lands. It kicks off with a few cameos from Jasper Dohrs, Carlos Kanter and Andrew Wilson, but the real stars of the show are Eddie and Jojo Vargas from Gardner, Massachusetts — who you might remember from “Pittsinatti,” the midwest trip video that Orchard dropped last summer. This one has their first proper full parts, full of timeless skateboarding (really partial to Eddie’s switch and nollie hardflip form) that’s as much of the present as its in the era of the pre-VX1000 camcorder that the video is filmed on.

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Message From Home

📷 Photo by Zach Baker

Though a bit lagging on concrete specifics, The New York Times had a feature last week about the pending restoration of the Brooklyn Banks, which apparently has the mayor’s support? (2023 is actually what they said when they pulled all the bricks out three years ago.)

Cutty spots and familiar faces in Nick Kassebaum’s Sinkhole video, which is almost entirely filmed in New York.

Does this spot have an agreed upon name yet, or is everyone going to do the whole civil war over naming rights? Neema Joorabchi posted up a two-minute edit from the new, blue and yellow recycled plastic ledges on Essex Street.

“I’m in the midst of a battle right now, I’ve gone back down to riding a 7.75” board.” The Slam City Skates blog interviewed Danny Brady for their “First & Last” series.

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