Illustration by Cosme Studio
Ballot Count by 4Ply Magazine
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 ✨
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.