Quartersnacks - Best Parts and Videos, 2010-2019

Can’t remember more than about 3 decent parts and definitely not the name of any full lengths apart from the Supreme ones. I ended up voting for ‘.’ about 3 times. Now if the period was 96 to 2005 I’d have a bunch. I’m deffo now old and out of touch.

What about pre-meltdown MJ Pretty Sweet

So many parts to think about over the last 10 years my brain hurts

Full Videos
Stay Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49AMNmr1yu0
Cover Version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWU7BtFmmf0
Cherry (No links available)
Pyramid Country Exeter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTz-rvYWlmI
A Golden Egg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BkCa4VtUMQ

Single parts
Verso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlcxbZbHTj8
MJ Pretty Sweet https://vimeo.com/65348259
Reynolds Stay Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6mLWyen-w
Reider Cherry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrnHYgi9wxg
Hjalte Hjalberg Video Part https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waPLFjHG1js

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Golden Egg!! can’t believe I forgot about that, I bought the full collection of DVDs off Avi.

Best parts in no order
Genesis Evan’s - life is goodie
Bob LaSalle the dime video
Ben Kadow - hockey II
Alien section transworld videographer
Grant Taylor

Best full lengths in no order
Slap OiaM 2010
Spirit Quest
In search of the miraculous
Destination unknown
Gx1000 - self titled

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You’re not keen on three of the best examples of ‘less is more’ skateboarding is recent memory but rank Nyjah in his Kanye West cosplay, while edited like a Michael Bay film, as the best video part of the last decade?

Jesus wept.

Cheers for ‘dramatic push club’ though. I’m a card carrying member.

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Just seen this, and I think there’s a fair bit of regency-bias in my picks because there’s just too much to choose from as everyone else has said.

Parts:

Full videos:

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I wasn’t judging on outfits or editing I was just going on parts that show the progress of skateboarding through the decade.

So I guess MJ Pretty Sweet is my main omission.

Sadly you may be right - dramatic push/roll-up face might be what this decade is remembered for.

Eleventh hour
Skate sauce
Now that’s what I call skateboarding
Hill Street blues
City of rats
Mfwtcb
Feeder
The important nothing
Conexiones
Square one
Spirit quest
Albion
Minuit
Grey nights
Superdead promo
MIA
A golden egg
This Time Tomorrow
Video nasty
Mandalay express
Cover version
Ordinary madness

Top 5, you need to trim off 17

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Ok video parts:
Tiago Lemos- welcome to primitive (or any other part he’s done)
Tom penny- DC embassy
Javier Sarmiento- Sk8mafia video
Tom Asta- Es colourway part
Mark Suciu- Origin

Alright, take away the ‘outfits and editing’ and you’ve got…

Dylan: simple yet powerful tricks taken, literally, to new heights (NY bench impossible, all the picnic table stuff in ‘cherry’) and helped instigate a general cultural sway towards how things are done rather than what is being done.

Austyn: fast, loose, early pioneer of ‘wrong way in/wrong way out’ grinds. The guy was popping and properly sliding frontside noseslide 270s a good few years before everyone was slappying into them.

Crockett: ridiculous pop, raw, balances tech-gnar and has had an ‘A-List’ (for lack of a better way to put it) career from the comfort of his quaint little home town - which is certainly relative to skateboarding’s progression as a no longer California-centric culture over the last decade.

So unless you boil ‘progression’ purely down to ‘bigger = better’ Nyjah hasn’t really offered that much more than the next handrail goon.

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I’m not the biggest Nyjah fan but his fade to black part was ridiculous, it was far above what people were doing on handrails (multiple kinks, flip in/out of big rails etc) and I think it defo had a part in the progression of handrail skating to come.
You obviously have a hatred of the guy but to say that it didn’t offer much more than ‘the next handrail goon’ is plain wrong.

I don’t hate Nyjah, I just thought it was silly to say that Till Death part is the best of the past decade. And if we’re gonna talk handrail skaters, I’d argue Kyle Walker and Jamie Foy are on par with progressing that type of skating and those two are way more interesting to watch.

I’ll admit Fade to Black was more watchable than Till Death - if only for how amusing the Metallica song made it.

Same. No Nyjah fan but that part was utterly mad.

I was just trying to think of progressive skate parts that represented levelling up. It’s hard enough even with such strict criteria. If you open the criteria to outfits, style, music, editing, etc… it gets even harder and more subjective.

The craziest thing to contemplate is which parts were the most influential of the 2010s…that opens up a truly awful can of worms. Bear in mind Braille have more than twice the subscribers that Thrasher has on Youtube.

I haven’t paid much attention to skate videos since fully flared.

The only people of the top of my head that have blown my mind recently are trivago lemons, nigel, shane O’Neill and marc suits-you and this tiny Japanese kids that skates bowls. Does lots of blunt flips and 540s with kid style but it’s so tech you can’t help but be amazed.

Whatever they’ve done. All them big parts.

You’ve got to remember that all this is subjective and someone could think that till death is one of the best parts of the past decade, it might not be to you but its not got to have ‘progressed’ anything to make it one of the best to someone.
I wouldn’t say that Austyn Gillete has necessarily progressed anything, hes good but I don’t he’s really brought anything new to the table/pushed a certain type of skating (I also can’t look at him without thinking of his weird Kermit the frog singing voice anymore).
ultimateLAD makes a good point about using such criteria and that Braille/Revive/some other youtube stuff have really carved their own path in skateboarding but I couldn’t name a single part that any of those people have put out, if they even have.

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Watchability wasn’t in my mind at all when I was thinking about it. If it was I’d have chosen parts by Tom Asta, Tiago Lemos, Busenitz, or whatever. None have parts that represent the 2010s in my mind though…nice as they are. Maybe Tiago but which part?

Anyway yeah this is kind of what I meant when I said I would be interested to hear how people could argue that Luan, Shane O’Neill and Nyjah hadn’t put out the best footage of the 2010s.

Something that popped into my mind as I was writing this was how sick that Bastien half cab flip in cab flip out was in his Jart part. Watched it again and his last three tricks are insane. So you have parts like that which are totally overlooked, you have Miles Silvas, Diego Najera, Louie Lopez, Evan Smith, so many insane skaters who are pushing boundaries and yet you argue that Dylan Rieder in Cherry is progressive? It makes no sense to me and nor do your justifications because none of the things you mention are actually progressive in the slightest -

Dylan Rieder ‘helped instigate a general cultural sway towards how things are done rather than what is being done’ What? Tom Penny.

Austyn ‘was popping and properly sliding frontside noseslide 270s a good few years before everyone was slappying into them’. What? Karl Watson.

Crocket ‘is certainly relative to skateboarding’s progression as a no longer California-centric culture over the last decade’. What? Just a straight What? on this one.

Anyway, I suspect the Quartersnacks audience will vote for an educated skater’s choice of best parts and videos not Nyjah or Braille…but I just thought it was interesting to note the distinction between what we might passionately feel is best and what is objectively best.

‘It was barely watchable but it’s the best thing ever’ … I wouldn’t watch a film on your recommendation then. I think you’re mistaking someone being able to prove whats possible on a board with pushing/influencing skating. You have taken it down to a purely sports level, points scoring system. Forgetting that style and tricks matter. You might be the best guitar player ever, it doesn’t mean anyones going to buy your album, because the songs might suck still.
Your rating in a poll about video parts. That means, the song, the edit, the tricks, the skaters style. It has to be based on watchability ffs! A video part you’d re-watch again and again!
Are skaters that have done the biggest and the hardest tricks been the most influential skaters in it’s history? Sure they’ll always get a name check when talking about certain things but is that what the kids are out doing in the streets, buying, wearing their shit and trying to be them? That is a skater with real influence on skateboarding.

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