The thing with Tricks Heard Around the World™ is that they have a way of initiating a numbness to the respective genre of skateboarding within which they were performed. For example — and be honest! — what’s the last mega kinked 5050 grind you remember ever since Kyle Walker did The One™ that would earn him 2016’s S.O.T.Y? Is there a specific Tiago switch back tail that you sleep with under your pillow apart from The One™ he did at MACBA that literally every person who skateboards reposted on Instagram a year ago? Do you remember anything down the Le Dome hubba since Eniz front blunted it? (That one may be unfair since the spot spent nearly a year under construction.)
If our office were to begin polls for the Top 10 of the Year today, the frontrunners for 2018’s eminent skateboard maneuvers would include Milton Martinez’s lipslide of death, and then two tricks that are anomalies: different versions of a frontside 270 motion that equal something of a frontside 360 with a backside noseblunt in it.