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Year in Review: These 10 Videos Defined 2021



Last year’s footy was hard to beat, but 2021 made a real go of it. We’ve been fortunate to be gifted with a bounty of full-length films chock full of impressive and creative approaches. Whatever this year’s been, it’s brought out some phenomenal skating. We’ve focused on full-length vids this year, but special consideration must be made for Mark Suciu’s avalanche of worthy parts in the fall, and Jack O’Grady’s outrageous pro debut for Pass~Port. These are some of our favorite videos put out in the last 365 days.

10: Gangreen

We’ve only had a few days to watch (and re-watch) this one, but Creature’s brutal film still has our bones shaking. Love it or hate it, that’s gotta count for something.

09: Mind Goblin

Bill Strobeck was more Bill Strobeck than ever in this one. This highly-anticipated video delivered in such a way that both skaters and film buffs went home happy.

08: Beyond the Third Wave

Palace brought us an instant classic courtesy of Kyle Wilson. Danny Brady and Charlie Birch got another nod. Must appreciate the dopeness throughout.

07: Hit Video

Max Palmer brought the good vibes, hit great spots, had a chill soundtrack, and brought smiles to all our faces. Mm hmm.

06: Vaccine

Dashawn Jordan’s pro debut capped with the ender of all enders. Between that and Toy Machine’s signature style, this was the one vaxx we could all agree on.


The crew was on point from start to finish, but it was Trung Ngyuen who killed by putting a fresh and fun spin on it.

04: Grand Prairie

We knew this one would be one for the books. Quasi’s refreshing full-length broken down into 20 minutes of polished footage and 30 of b-sides was well worth the watch.

03: Bunny Hop

Crailtap had a lot of fun with this one, no doubt. Hugely talented riding and great skits paired with Carl Aikens’s Chocolate pro debut made this one a treat.

02: Constant

Nike SB brought the summer hit nobody could forget. Goat-level skating, smooth editing, refreshing boundary-pushing bangers from some of the most legendary names – you knew this list wouldn’t be complete without it.

01: Nice to See You


And finally, the Vans global collab that made headlines. A lot of them. From Nick Michel’s unorthodox yet undeniable opening, to the Chima Ferguson ender that nobody could stop talking about, “Nice to See You” was the most 2021 vid to come down the wire.

Check out our previous Years in Review for more time capsules.

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Super Skate Posse Gives Back to Kids in LA



Super Skate Posse teamed up with Punk Rock & Paintbrushes and gave away Powell Peralta skateboards, Converse Cons shoes, and ProTec helmets to 25 children from Alexandria House, a transitional home for women and children in Los Angeles, California.

Skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi graced the event and taught the kids to skate.

Founded in 2020, Super Skate Posse is a nonprofit that aims to remove the cost barrier to skateboarding for children in underserved communities nationwide.

The organization tours nationwide and partners with local communities to give away skateboards and gear to kids at events hosted by pro skaters.

The partner in this event, Punk Rock & Paintbrushes is an art management company and art show production brand.

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Eric Koston and Steve Berra Take Back Control of The Berrics



The Berrics founders Eric Koston and Steve Berra are now 100% back in control of their company.

Established in 2007, The Berrics was a portmanteau of the founders’ names — Berra and Eric.

Back in 2018, Hypebeast acquired the majority stake in The Berrics. Hypebeast is a Hongkong listed company founded by Kevin Ma in 2005. It started out as a sneaker blog and became an online magazine covering fashion, culture, and other topics and also ventured into retail among other businesses.

But after five years, it appears that the partnership didn’t go that well. In their statement, Berra and Koston said they had little control over their company.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s been almost 5 years since we’ve effectively had any influence over what we created, how it was run, what we made and what it stood for. Five years forced to the sidelines, largely silent, being told what we can and cannot do… or else suffer the consequences. Suffice to say, it was painful watching and experiencing some of the things that transpired.

The two also mentioned that The Berrics website, social, content, and e-commerce will all undergo changes. They also thanked everyone who supported the company through the years.

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First Annual Abloh Skateboarding Invitational Held in Miami



The first Abloh Skateboarding Invitational was held in Miami’s Lot 11 Skate Park last December 4 in honor of Virgil Abloh.

Abloh was a skater turned architect and fashion designer. He was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and also collaborated with Nike.

The event was organized by Architecture, Abloh’s Nike-housed creative studio. It featured cash for trick contest, food trucks, live DJ, and a professional skateboarder demonstration from the dozens of professional skateboarders in attendance.

Zion Wright, Ishod Wair, Dashawn Jordan, and Sal Barbier were among the attendees of the said invitational.

Abloh died in November 2021 after his battle with cancer.

Before his death, he was involved in the building of Ghana’s first ever skatepark which opened in December last year. Abloh is of Ghanian descent.

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