Words + Data By Pete Glover and Harrison Lisewski C/O 4Ply Magazine
You’ve seen the clips, now revel in a mountain of obscure statistical observations as provided by the numbers-obsessed nerds over at 4PLY Magazine in their full analysis of the 2022 #QSTOP10.
Just like they did for the 2021 countdowns (and the year before that), 4PLY has logged every skater, flip, grind, slam, line, replay, obstacle, spot, and source video into a giant dataset that was then analyzed from every conceivable angle.
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 ✨
The Honorable Max Palmer with a cab-art ride seen in “Mettz Quest” • Photo via Paul Coots • Max also has a couple of clips in the Nike SB edit for the Faust Dunk release.
Summer’s over, school’s back, and it’s fashion week, baby! 👠 To celebrate, we’re doing a big sale on the webstore to help us clear out in anticipation for the fall. Use the discount code ENDOFSUMMER at checkout for 40% off. Expires E.O.D. on Friday, September 9. Tell a friend, to tell a friend, to tell a friend 💆🏼♀️ (Doesn’t apply to wax or sticker packs you sicko.)
“This skateboard rivalry is getting downright gnarly.” Pretty sure everybody agreed to move on from the A.V.E. bench’s relocation from New York to Philly after a string of memes last week, but then… the New York Post decided it was newsworthy, right down to quotes from A.V.E. and Harry Bergenfield. Didn’t have that one on the 2022 bingo board, that’s for sure…
“There are only so many synonyms for ‘gnarly’ and ‘smooth’ available.” 4Ply Mag created a statistical analysis of 2022 Thrasher captions, in addition to a Thrasher caption generator.
Words by Pete Glover C/O 4Ply Magazine
Wax up you trackpad and tighten your ethernet cable, because the team at 4PLY Magazine has diligently recorded all 9000+ points of data created by the Quartersnacks Top Ten countdowns of the year 2021.
We utilized the awesome power of high school level statistics to make a bunch of comparative charts and other observations — and then we took it even further by cross-querying those numbers against the 2020 #QSTOP10 dataset to see which directions skateboarding is trending.
It’s just like Moneyball, except absolutely nothing is at stake.
Action Shot by Zach Baker
It’s a [belated] Christmas Miracle! 🎄 Will spare you another disclaimer about supply chain delays, but “Fall / Holiday” QS merch is arriving at shops in the U.S. now! Travel got it! Labor got it! Everyone’s getting it! Europe soon! Japan soon! U.K. now! Webstore January 7! If you want 35% off on anything that’s left in there, use promo code lastcall at checkout. Thanks for supporting your local skate site! ❤️
“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 📊