Ah good shout with Mike Arnold! He’s an absurdist.
Amongst other things, the boardslide at Lloyds here (2.35) looks like he’s got cheatcodes on.
Max Palmer has tonnes of impossible moments. For example, 2.27 here:
also, at 2.37 he does some sort of nosebonk trick. I definitely hear a “bonk”, but what part of the board is bonking what part of the pipe??
Plus, at the start of his “Sure” part he seems to do a backtail on a plant pot, but on closer inspection is floating just above it in a mad shifty ollie kinda way.
As an aside, Jacob Harris has been ace at framing this kind of stuff in his new edits to highlight how uncanny their skating is.
More magic shout-outs:
- Jamie Bolland’s kickflip over the rail into the wavy bank from In Motion
- Paulo Diaz’s HUGE nollie over the blue block in his Las Nueve Vidas de Paco part, complete with shamanic soundtrack.
- all of Colin Read’s editing on “Spirit Quest”
- Levi Brown’s kickflips and 360flips, which carry on floating upwards once caught
- Wenning’s nosegrinds
- Puleo’s ollies and nosegrinds
- That nollie 360 Penny sequence
- Jason Dill riding along sitting on his board at the start of his Mosaic section which, for a split second, seems like he’s skating backwards. Fries my head each time I see it.