Missed the chance to run a “Five Faves” in September, but 8-for-10 so far on the promise of doing one a month in 2021 isn’t so bad ;) The latest comes from a young man bound to be in consistent S.O.T.Y. contention for the foreseeable future. We are also now two-in-a-row on people born after the release of Video Days citing Guy’s part as a major influence.
Having left New Jersey to go tomb raiding with Dick Rizzo in this series’ sister production, we return with Josh Wilson for an installment of “Five Favorite Parts” underpinned by the QS-backed tenet of “your friends are your favorite skaters” – whether they’re childhood acquaintances or personal heroes turned teammates.
Fluid dancer, chess grandmaster and newly pro Maité didn’t sit on a fence when choosing this list of parts. The word “thematic” comes to mind, and so does “Huh, really?” Like the Antwerpian’s trick selection, expect the unexpected.
All roads lead back to Love Park in the latest installment of Five Favorite Parts (plus a stopover in London), with a reminder that skateboarders and their tricks are often at their most magic when they work to tell a vivid story of a specific place, in a specific moment in time ♥
For a format so straightforward, it’s interesting how many approaches to “Five Favorite Parts” have developed over the course of the series. However, the exercise is perhaps at its purest when (aside from a couple of clearly informed tricks) it conjures up a seemingly disparate list of skaters of which the interviewee is the only through-line – which is where we landed with Credits’ opening act and affable cannonball-er, Una Farrar.