A lil’ late on this year’s annual Christmas card of recycled footage and smushed iPhone clips edited to a grab bag of the past twelve months’ most inescapable songs. (There is post-Christmas precedent back in 2018 though…)
2022 was different than the past two years in that we were actually able to travel once again, which of course included Meatball’s first time on the European continent, aply recapped throughout the proceeding video.
Otherwise, it is your typical mix of noseslides, homie pros, party clips, and other malarky. Thanks for watching this year, and see everybody in 2023 ❤️ (No Q.S.S.O.T.Y. this year because Thrasher was right. Or Ben Chadourne reigns for another year.)
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)_/¯
Another year, another hundred thousand hours of skate footage. Congrats to everyone for …watching it. As in years past, we tried to lay out the clips that made us scream, laugh, cry, and propose to our significant others — because sometimes a skate trick is so beautiful that it will remind you life is short and time is fleeting. Scramble the order any way you like, and it’s correct.
The #QSTOP10 desk will be on vacation for the next two weeks. The countdown will return on Friday, January 6. Thanks for watching this year, and even bigger thanks to everyone for stacking ❤️
Skip to 4:45 if you want to bypass the compilation of all the intros.