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“In 2021, Joey O’Brien won by 28 points. In 2020, Tom Knox won by a whopping 534 points. The inverse is true with full lengths. In 2020, Cons’ Seize the Seconds video won by just 18 points over FA’s Dancing On Thin Ice. In 2021, The Reuben won by a sizable 174 points.” 4Ply Mag, the official statisticians behind the QS Readers Poll, wrote a deep-dive on the methodology and breakdown of how the votes got tallied 📊
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Ballot Count by 4Ply Magazine
The votes are in, the ballots are tallied, the blurbs by writer friends from the internet are written, and our annual exercise of trying to combat content fatigue and fried attention spans is live.
For anybody uninitiated: back in 2019, we asked QS visitors for the five parts and videos from the 2010s that they would bury in a capsule under the earth for future inhabitants to reference once all other evidence of skateboarding had been erased. In 2020, we adapted this concept to encapsulate one year. And here we are in 2021, with the results of the same excerise.
No commentary for the full-lengths or 20-11 ranked parts. Special thank you to all the writers that took the time to share some words about their favorites. (Lol that the order for the 4-1 writers is the same this year as last. Total coincidence.) Major shout out to Pete at 4Ply Magazine for compiling all the data.
If you are just joining us, this ranking was voted on by QS readers from November 29th to December 3rd.
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Seasons greetings 🎄 It is that time of the year again — the recap tornado known as End of the Year content season!
…and as we did last year, we ask you to reach back in your memory (hopefully deeper than the past week), to write out a top five list of what you consider to be the best parts and the best videos of 2021. The conversations about there being *so much* out there are inescapable, and this exercise allows us to crowdsource a canon of what left the most-lasting imprint on our minds, and present it to you alongside some writing later in December.
These things are always prone to an inherent recency bias, so everyone feel free to drop suggestions that are a bit less obvious than a new F.A. video in the comments. We accept entries for videos released in December 2020, e.g. Godspeed, John’s Vid, etc. because they came out after polling for last year’s edition had already closed.
Voting closes this Friday, December 3 @ 1 P.M. New York time. Results will be presented in December.
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.