If you’re born right into the middle of the hotbed of skateboard industry and history, I could forgive you if you turn away from it all. Instead, Culver City, Los Angeles County native Evan Wasser managed to live alongside it, receiving a skate education by osmosis that’s in his bones rather than his head. At only 23-years-old, he’s been skating as long as I have. He turned heads last year with his shared Frog part and has popped up in a bunch of in-the-moment New York edits, so we wanted to get him on the record.
It seems that the impossible has happened: we’ve tallied a QS Readers Poll, and there’s no Tom Knox in sight 😲😲😲
All jokes aside, beyond light output from Mr. Knox in 2022, this is perhaps the year that the multiple part approach wielded by S.O.T.Y. hopefuls began to adapt itself to people’s recollections of the past twelve months. Whereas in past years, when multiple releases tended to split the vote in clear favor of one over another, 50% of this year’s Top 20 parts are from the same five people.
Also worth noting that the point spread between slot #14 and slot #10 for single parts was four points. Maybe we introduce a runoff feature next year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The #1 video was a landslide.
If you are just joining us, this ranking was voted on by QS readers from December 5th to December 9th ✨