In addition to raving about skateboarding videos on this site (and the SLAP Message Boards), I also have written and collaborated on other esoteric skateboarding articles.
Run It Back Turbo: 4PLY Analyzes the Quartersnacks Top Ten
4ply Magazine – January 2021
What does it take to get your clip noticed by the exalted sentinels of skateboarding? Let’s find out.
Words, coding, and data viz by me
Also, a post for Quartersnacks about the article.
“This is dumb posing as smart. Approximately 11% of tricks were filmed in New York – whoa!!! What’re we to do with this precious info? Take this shit back to reddit, nerd.” – Haaan
The Best Skate Videos & Parts of 2020 — QS Readers Poll Results
Quartersnacks – December 2020
Write up for the #4 voted part of 2020, Alexis Sablone in Cons’ Seize the Seconds.
“And then, about a minute into Seize The Seconds, when Alexis’ body hits the road for the second time after stomping a kickflip down a ten-stair-plus-sidewalk set, we realize — this is no victory lap.”
I also did the data entry, cleaning, and processing for this survey.
Mike Daher in
Stereo’s A Visual Sound
4ply Magazine – November 2020
A game changing skate part known for its aesthetic sensibility and emphasis on style… reduced to a couple of graphs and a pile of numbers.
Living Legend: Fred Gall
4ply Magazine – August 2020
An in-depth statistical analysis and data visualization of the video part career of Fred Gall. Over 30 video and nearly 700 tricks were logged and analyzed. What is the percentage increase in crust as we move forward in time? Now you can find out.
Coding and Data-Viz by Jared Wilber
“I don’t know how wise an expenditure of your free time it is, but I sure enough enjoy the end results.” – Lou Strux
The Worst Skaters to Be Stuck In Quarantine With
Jenkem Magazine – May 2020
As hospitals strain and financial markets crumble, as skateparks close and street spots sit unmolested, as unemployment soars and uncertainty looms, it could be worse, you could be stuck in quarantine with one of these guys…
Illustrations by Michael Giurato
The Worst Skaters to Be Trapped In An Elevator With
Jenkem Magazine – October 2016
But then, suddenly, disaster strikes. And it’s much worse than it first seems, cause you are now trapped in the confined space of an broken elevator for an indefinite, but assuredly lengthy, time with…
Illustrations by Walker Miller
“This is just total garbage. This easily could have been hilarious too. How is it even possible to write something so completely irredeemable.” – Discerning Donna