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For a more curated best of 2022 run-down than our crowd-sourced one, Boil the Ocean is in the midst of its annual top ten list of the year’s finest video parts. Jahmir ✅, Elijah ✅ and Diego ✅.
Simple Magic ran down a list of the year’s best skateboard writing. Shout out for the nod on Frozen in Carbonite’s griptape piece from June, and Ian Browning’s L.E.S. Park profile from August.
The Skate Muzik podcast also dropped its year-in-review podcast running through notable #musicsupervision selections from the past 12 months of skate videos. Shout out to the Louke Man song from the Limosine edit.
Being a fan of skateboarding is not without its emotional volatility. Skaters show promise and disappear. People get injured and are never the same again. Some coast on good-will from a bygone era while fans plead for anything, even a quick crumb on the ‘Gram.
With all this uncertainty, it’s nice never having to worry about Brandon Westgate. Even after 15+ years of him doing Brandon Westgate shit — he still finds the time to log parts full of new and improved Brandon Westgate shit. This time around, the difference is that he is allowing his longstanding superpowers to supercharge on a younger generation of New Englanders. Just wait for the ender.
Tim Savage — whose Boston scene video, Grace, stands as one of last summer’s best — has a new one out that is effectively a big shared part between Brian Reid, Will Mazzari, and yes, Brandon Westgate. Rather than sticking to the Boston staples like Eggs and Financial District, the video casts a wide net throughout New England that is sure to inspire a few road trips this summer.