#QSTOP10 — November 15, 2019

Hey what’s up hello — it was a slow week around here on the front-end of things, but definitely not slow in the wide wide world of skateboarding. We got the Readers Survey numbers tallied, and will be pretty busy around here until the year / decade is out with #content.

This could’ve been a Top 20. Sorry if your faves got snubbed.

See you next week. We’ll have a lot of stuff going on then. Enjoy the break in the weather today ♥

EDIT: #9 is actually Adrien Coillard. Sorry for the error.

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Still devastated after finding out that his Yeah Right! part was fake back in September. Never thought Takeshi 6ix9ine would be the one to ruin all of our childhoods…

Crawled under a rock Friday morning? Dime’s Knowing Mixtape Volume 2 is live.

Safe to say that Marcello won the Pyramid Ledges best trick contest that Jenkem has going on. Wow.

Rashad Murray’s part in the D.C-based Bottleneck video rips.

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#QSTOP10 — November 8, 2019

Can’t say we have a stake in the “do tricks MEAN less when they are in a sanctioned contest setting at a street spot?!”-debate that has been reverberating this past week (on account of the Alex Midler kickflip back lip.) It’s probably a bit like being a graffiti dude and painting on a legal wall, right? You’re not going to get stories like the one of Pops stealing the switch ollie down the Love Gap from right under the cops’ noses if there’s a contest going on. And also that’s fine.

But a lot of that probably has to do with how much skateboarding is out there right now, and that the rampage of tricks a street contest produces only piles on to the insurmountable mountain of #content already out there.

Vinny Ponte did that (first?) ollie down the Love Gap in a contest, and I’m sure none of the twelve people who skated back in 1891 were debating whether it was “legit” or not.

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Five Favorite Parts With Dom Henry

Intro by Farran Golding
Still from Cottonopolis by Sean Lomax

My introduction to Dom Henry’s skating was through a Live Skateboard Media part in 2015, but to the uninitiated, his parts in Cottonopolis, Afterbang and NEXT are all good places to start.

Dom’s technicality stems from a youth spent learning to skate in Reading, England, where there were car parks and not much else. After moving to Manchester later in life, Dom’s ledge abilities thrived on the black marble of Urbis plaza (Northern England’s answer to Love Park.) He possesses the ability to make intricate skateboarding exude a “less is more” quality due to his unmistakable shapes and flick. Graceful, stretched out and sharp — it’s one of those nuances to which description won’t do justice. Here are five sections that inspired him along the way.

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Fashion Is Only Data — Dime Comp Volume 6

Much has changed since we last compiled the best moments from skateboarding’s leading thinktank. Hugo is pro, Bryan is so busy that he doesn’t have a single appearance in Volume 6, and only time will tell how the people who were put off by the idea an overseas skate trip for the sole purpose of filming for Instagram Stories will feel about Dime’s TikTok page.

While we all wait for the wide release of their full-length video that premiered back in late September, these fifteen minutes from the past year-plus of Dime (and Dime-affiliated) Insta videos should hold you over.

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