The Best Skate Videos & Parts of 2023 — QS Readers Poll Results

🎨 Illustration by Cosme Studio
📊 Ballot Count by 4Ply Magazine

The results are in: a time-capsule of 2023 skateboarding, as voted by QS readers. Some old favorites have returned to the rankings, and some new ones have emerged.

And yes, it should be stated, perhaps louder than in other years, that year-end rankings are an imperfect artform. Miles Silvas’ “City To City” part that would eventually land him Thrasher‘s S.O.T.Y. trophy premiered a few hours before voting for the QS Readers Poll closed (that didn’t stop him from getting some votes in those final moments though.) Yuto dropped his April part three days after voting closed. But we are committed to the belief that nobody wants to talk about 2023 after Christmas. And for a year when it felt like Skateboard Oscars Season™ began in August, we had to make the call. All those parts that missed the cutoff will be eligible for next year’s voting, same as years past.

If you are just joining us, this ranking was voted on by QS readers from December 4th to December 8th. If you’re interested in the methodology, 4PLY broke down how we tally the votes

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Yuto Horigome Stars in Supreme’s “she loves me, she loves me not.”

Mr. Horigome seems to be on a Monday victory lap after defying both the frustrating difficulty of skating in Tokyo, and the Olympic bureaucracy’s cockamamie idea that you could keep a young man off the streets in his all-Tokyo part late last week.

Today he’s the star of the show in Nike and Supreme’s Parisian promo piece for their upcoming Dunk, filmed by William Strobeck and Augustin Giovannoni. If you weren’t holding onto a firm thread for S.O.T.Y. speculation just yet, he seems like a pretty safe bet from where we sit three months out ;)

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