#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 — December 18, 2020

Perhaps the first time that a guest trick in someone else’s part has made top honors. If you’ve seen the part, you already know ;) Whole thing is very sick though.

Also, this will be the last Top 10 for the year. Next Friday is Christmas day, and the Friday after that is New Years Day. That period between the two is typically a deadzone for #content, but then again, Reverb dropped that week last year, so who knows. You can navigate your own skate clips that week ♥

(Best of 2020 edition on the way though.)

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#QSTOP10 — December 11, 2020

John’s Vid and other things. Anyone pointing out the re-shuffled nature of their Readers Poll picks right now is absolutely correct — however, the internet gods decided that all “Year in Review” content has to be published in before Christmas long before QS was ever publishing “Year in Review” content. We don’t make the rules baby!

Karsten Kleppan For A.S.O.T.Y. (Amphibious Skater of the Year.)

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