When we are entrenched in a moment — a space where the skateboard media machine feels entirely focused on one full-length, one seminal part, one finicky faux pas — it feels like Nyjah Huston is just frozen in time, midway down a quadruple kink rail, just waiting for our conversation about Gustav’s foot placement to quiet down before he can resume grinding down the remaining nine kinks.
We are long past the days of skateboarding’s progression standing still until the next VHS tape comes out. Time waits for no man — and a bunch of Swedes holed up in Barcelona listening to MF Doom are no exception.
We explored the possibility of trying to stuff this eventful week into ten slots, but no — way too much shit went on. If it were any other week, this noseslide would be a clear #1 (yeah, we watch Globe parts in the office…)
Had to pay respect to Sour for creating 2019’s first video that felt like a “moment.” Anybody who skates has had at least half-a-dozen conversations about it in the past week, both online and in real life. We tried to focus on some of the less obvious and re-posted tricks for this, but had to make #1 the video ender because, like, how many fucking street loops are out there? And who’s gonna collab with NY Ramp Co. on one for Tompkins?
10) Barney Page 9) Martin Sandberg 8) Nisse Ingemarson 7) Filly 6) Albert Nyberg 5) Josef Scott Jatta 4) Gustav Tonnesen 3) Vincent Huhta 2) Oscar Candon 1) Simon Isaksson — All via Sour Skateboards’ Sour Solution II video [link]