Belatedly, another ten good ones from last year:
Nik Stain – ‘Bruns Skate Jawn’
The half-cab flips could’ve come straight out of an early Prime video, in a good way.
Aaron Herrington – ‘Static 4’
Skating to song, probably the best possible pace-setter for the two Static videos to come.
Brandon Westgate – ‘Zoo England’
He doesn’t slow down
Eli Reed – Japan part
Eli Reed goes Magenta in Tokyo with some scarfs and socks. See if you can find the ‘Street Cinema’ spot.
Matt Miller – DC shoe part
Rob Welsh’s onetime water boy released one of the gnarlier parts all year, and got a shoe for his trouble, potentially eliminating the descriptor ‘unheralded’ from his career. Switch 360 flip noseblunt, switch backside 360 noseblunt, etc.
Youness Amrani – ‘Almost a Part’
Some late-period 411VM vibes from this one, in a good way. Downhill manual revert and late 180 on the heelflip varial are bananas.
Chewy Cannon – ‘Transmission’
Dead or alive, there are few better to watch skate
Matt Bennett – ‘True Blue’
It’s cool to see how far this dude has been able to take his sack of mainly unconventional tricks – the pop out of the handrail fakie backside tailslide (to regular) is of note.
Carlos Iqui – ‘Iqui Does It’
Stevie William’s ‘Reason’ opener-attempter, but on a hubba.
Jamal Williams – ‘Static 5’
Among the best put-together video parts this year, and possibly for all of history
Tags: 2014 again, Aaron Herrington, Beatrice, big year for former Zoo Yorkers, Brandon Westgate, Carlos Iqui, Chewy Cannon, Eli Reed, Ishod Wair in 'Paych' too, Jamal Williams, Matt Miller, Nik Stain, Statics 4 and 5, the ghost of Rob Welsh, Youness Amrani