One of those weeks where the sheer amount of @’s and DMs decided the top billing. A lot of crazy shit in that part though. The x4 big spins line was a stand-out ♥
…and still had to Google Jack Curtin’s stance in 2019.
Have a good one.
It has been brought to the office’s attention that any Matlock Bennett-Jones inclusion of the Top 10 involves some variation of switch 180 and a backside 360 immediately after. That’s what he gets for having a cool first name and a good back 3 I guess.
For centuries of skateboard history, the picnic table had been our pop measure of record. Doing a trick over a picnic table meant dominance of a trick on flat. Meticulous records were kept of what tricks had, and had not been done over them.
Then suddenly, picnic tables fell by the wayside as our go-to measuring stick. A September 2018 Pew Research poll commissioned by the Schoolyard Equipment Association of America (admittedly panicked by the under-reportage of Christian Maalouf’s fakie flip NBD) revealed that Torey Pudwill’s two-punch ender at the end of his 2011 “Big Bang” part was the last time 56% of the general public had jotted down a trick over a table in their NBD notebooks. 2011!
(Picnic table lines were excluded from this study, and are a different genre entirely.)
Not many things in skateboarding that are going to override a picture-perfect kickflip around here.
Otherwise, a lot of stuff from the ‘gram. See you next week :)