#QSTOP10 — January 22, 2021

“What gives with the slow updates? Wasn’t it supposed to pick up last week? Why’s it just Monday Links and Top 10s? Where’s the idiotic #longform commentary on skateboard minutiae? Where are the #in #depth articles? Can I just get a Five Favorite Parts?”

Ok, ok, ok. You’re heard loud and clear. Just because things aren’t bubbling on the front page of a multinational skateboard media conglomerate, doesn’t mean they aren’t bubbling at all. It’s just been a historically slow moment for content right now, but the schedule is loaded up from here on out xoxo ♥

Have a good one.

P.S. “Why isn’t a Bernie meme the headliner?!”

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#QSTOP10 — January 15, 2021

EDIT: #4 is Tony Gomez.

Apologies for the sluggish start to the year around here. Still winded from year-end content season.

The mill should resume normal operations next week.

Wouldn’t think we’d be beginning this year with a top-honored pressure flip, but hey, that was an impressive pressure flip ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The entire top five is nuts on this round.

Have a good weekend ♥

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#QSTOP10 — January 8, 2021

Back after a holiday hiatus — during which, a lot of incredible skateboarding dropped. Godspeed felt like more of an event video than anything else from 2020. It’s *the* video of 2020 (and it’s at 1.2 million views on YouTube!) Beyond that, there were incredible releases from Homies Network, Yardsale, DC, Wknd

The following encapsulates only the past week of #content. It was tough-enough narrowing just these past seven days down to ten clips.

If you’ve been caught in a doom-scroll spiral, Ian Ostrowski’s Genesis 2 cannot be recommended enough as a break. Smiled so many times watching it, and the second “Nameless” kicked in 1/4th of the way through the video, it just turned into a full party ♥ Shout out to everyone involved with that project, Genesis 2 rules.

The skating, yeah — it’s fucked. But the FILMING in “13:37” …sheesh. First immediate run-back after finishing the first viewing of 2021.

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4PLY Mag Presents – 2020 #QSTOP10 Analysis

Words by Pete Glover C/O 4Ply Magazine

Somewhere in the pocket-protected part of the intersection of skate nerd and regular nerd resides ragtag assembly of international spreadsheet jockeys that comprise the team of skate-data enthusiasts known as 4PLY Magazine. Between slappy sessions and carpal tunnel flare-ups, we spend our free time generating datasets from skate media, writing code to process that data, and then straining to convince ourselves this is all somehow important. The urge to take an already quantified ranking system like the weekly Quartersnacks Top Ten countdown and crunch the numbers into submission was just too compelling. And thus the complete study of the #QSTop10 materialized.

Having carefully inputted all 490 tricks that comprised every countdown slot into the trusty 4PLY supercomputer, we can now dig deep into 2020 and answer the really important questions: What tricks are trending? What skaters are happening? What percentage of clips come from Instagram? What was the longest line? How many skaters are named Alex?

Utilizing the power of percentages, we analyzed the countdown code on 4PLYmag.com.

In the meanwhile, tease your brain with a few choice countdown factoids:

– A skater who tied for most appearances in the countdown (with 6) wasn’t even on the Thrasher long list of 36 S.O.T.Y. contenders.
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#QSTOP10 — Top 10 of 2020

As observed in last year’s edition, “This is just a Vine compilation with a bunch of bangers tacked on to the end.”

Like usual, particular weight was placed on tricks that were heavy on the #repost circuit, discussed on group chats, and — gasp! — brought up in human conversation this past year. It leans heavy on huckery towards the end, but in a year that contained so much staring out into the abyss — when given the chance to look away and towards a lipslide into a cement wall, or a front 3 off an over head-high wall into another almost-wall — the huckers gave our hearts reason to beat ♥

Guessing #1 should be easy ;)

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