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Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

 

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who's your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

It’s undeniable that in the world of skateboarding there is no higher accolade than the much coveted Thrasher Magazine SOTY trophy. Imbued with the literal blood of the much missed dude-with-the-glasses himself, since 1990 Thrasher have flexed their benign dictatorship and awarded one skateboarder above all others the title of SOTY in accordance with a recognition of their contributions to skateboarding during the 12 preceding months. Neither Jake Phelps nor Thrasher Magazine itself have ever made any secret of the fact that this is their award and that ultimately the winner is decided by them, regardless of what everyone else thinks. Equally, they’ve also always made it abundantly clear that one aspect of being in the running for SOTY is what each winner has done ‘for the mag’. Put another way, you could be hippy jumping over moving cars but if you’re not doing it for Thrasher then you’ve got no chance.

With the above in mind, hopefully you’ll forgive us for picking the three most worthy candidates from this year’s slightly confusing SOTY pick just to narrow the field down for you. I mean, democracy is all well and good in principle but there’s nothing like a focused choice…

 

 

 

 

First up, we have the man with hand grenades in his skate shoes (New Balance Numeric skate shoes as of last month to be precise) the one and only Tiago Lemos.
Initially dropped as a stand-alone single part on Thrasher for 24 hours, and then re-released as the curtains of Primitive Skateboarding‘s full-length Encore piece a few days later – Tiago brings the heat as always with 5 minutes of straight up skateboarding annihilation. You know a part is good when it follows a switch backside heelflip down Wallenberg and still manages to blow everything out of the water.
Put simply, this dude has the most explosive and mind bending POP in the history of skateboarding.
If you dig ledges, switch front feebles to switch heel out down handrails and the most legit switch mongo ever seen, then you need to vote for Tiago.
Extra points for all the nerds too by including a trick at the legendary Sadlands spot.

 

 

Up next is the twinkle-toed, high brow ledge poetry of Mr Mark Suciu – we’ve waxed lyrical about his Verso section previously so if you want more comment – check out this blog post.
If you’re more of a white wine and French poetry kind of skater then Mark’s probably your guy.
Here’s a reminder…

 

 

 

 

Last, but by no means least, if you prefer your skateboarding to err on the side of outright insanity and near-death-experiences then you have absolutely no option but to cast your vote for Creature Skateboards‘ own Argentine maniac Milton Martinez. If his “¡DEMOLICIÓN!”section doesn’t scare the shit out of you, then you need to lay off the Xanax. Pure, unbridled, skate and destroy ethos in human form.
An entire video section of enders without a hint of hyperbole. Fucking nutter!

 

 

 

 

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?


Mark Suciu’s Verso section

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Well, it’s nearly three months late, has generated 38 pages of Slap message board faux outrage, and holds the somewhat 2019-as-fuck honour of being the only online video section in history to have its own meta-narrative published months before it came out – but, Mark Suciu’s Verso section is finally here and fucking hell it’s amazing.
Initially premiered as a work-in-progress back in July at his long-time shop sponsor Atlas Skateboarding’s San Mateo store, since the first airing of Mark Suciu’s Verso part, expectation and anticipation levels for this have been higher than for pretty much any other online video release in recent history, (although by ‘recent’ remember that’s it’s 2019 so that basically means six months max).

 

Would this video mark a true return to the rapid foot mathematics and out-of-the-box thinking that first enamoured the entire skateboard universe to this mild mannered young man? Would Verso represent a complete return to form of one of modern skateboarding’s greatest thinkers, following the long recovery from a burst appendix back in 2014 that left him emaciated and facing the prospect of relearning to skate? Would it top his adidas Away Days part that, at least according to him, was filmed during his convalescence? Or had he Pat Duffy’d himself by dropping so much paradigm-shifting footage so early in his career that he’d be forever playing catch up with his earlier output? (See below for a reminder of a few of those).

Happily, it’s absolutely indisputable that with Thrasher Magazine’s drop of this latest piece of Suciu wizardry, his status as one of skateboarding’s most forward-thinking pros is more than assured.
We don’t intend to give any spoilers here as this banger needs careful digestion in its own time but, suffice to say, if you thought he would struggle to top his Sabotage 4 or Cross Continental parts then you, like the rest of the Internet, were tripping.

 

When the second trick in your latest section is a switch backside nosebluntslide fakie flip out back to switch (or fakie – fuck me this is confusing) – then you’re basically chilling as far as your status within skateboarding’s highest strata of next level innovation is concerned.

 

We’re not going to list any other stand outs – just go watch it, although it does bear saying that Mark Suciu’s Verso section begins with a lovely tribute to Ben Raemers, which is even more reason to love this dude.
Whilst the moniker of ‘skateboarding’s premier intellectual‘ that’s been foisted upon him purely due to the guy not being an idiot can be a little wearisome at times, Mark’s skateboarding really does speak of his passionate desire not to repeat himself, nor to limit his selection of spots to the obvious, and most importantly, to push the boundaries of the possible whilst remaining 100% true to a very specific and personal skateboard aesthetic. In short – if 2019’s relentless tirade of meaningless Instagram enabled cock measuring has led you to begin to question whether or not modern skateboarding is actually bollocks, this will convince you otherwise. Bravo big lad.

 

Now, with that said – we recommend that you check out The Bunt Live’s Mark Suciu interview here for more stories and a less self-consciously high brow representation of the man in question, then check out his 15 stair switch 5050 at the recent Dime event in Montreal here.

When you’ve done that – why not head over to our webstore and pick yourself up a pair of his adidas ADVII bangers as well, seeing as we just so happen to have them on sale right now?
Mark Suciu's Verso section - well worth the wait

Whilst you’re navigating your way around our extensive adidas Skateboarding range, it would be silly not to remind yourself of some Mr Suciu’s past bangers too, so please find below a couple of fast footed classics from the last decade. Enjoy.

2016’s adidas Away Days

2015’s Sabotage 4

2012’s Cross Continental

If you need more, and realistically, who doesn’t? Get over the excellent Skatevideosite.com for the full Mark Suciu playlist.


Adidas Skateboarding – Suciu ADV II

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

 

Adidas Skateboarding – Suciu ADV II

 

If you didn’t already know Mark Suciu is a straight up wizard! His technical abilities are beyond this world and no doubt can’t be computed anywhere in this far fetched galaxy.

 

With that said you’ll be itching to see his latest ridiculous edit for adidas skateboarding playing below but just remember half the stuff you’ll witness is basically not possible. The edit comes with the much anticipated release of the Adidas Skateboarding Suciu ADV II. After the initial success and much sort after first edition, adidas and Suciu have seen fit to re-up along with redefine with his latest silhouette. Basically slimmed down along with a new reinforced toe piece and a triple stitched premium suede this is sure to be a future classic.

 

So with all the info now firmly in your cranium, get your view on below and watch some skateboarding that probably belongs to a future era that most of us will never be apart of. Mark Suciu knows skateboarding and here at the Black Sheep Store we can hand on heart say we’re BIG fans of his work!

 

 

 

Shop adidas skateboarding Suciu ADV II – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/adidas-skate-shoes.html

 

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Atlantic Drift – Episode 4

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

 

If you have seen anything else by Jacob Harris or any of the previous Atlantic Drift episodes you probably already know whats in store. The finest visual treat is the latest in the Atlantic Drift series, episode 4 this time filmed in New York. This one surpasses what has come before in what was already a high level of brilliance in the series’ earlier outings. Once again released in conjunction with Thrasher Magazine, featuring the combined abilities of Mike Arnold, Casper Brooker, Tom Knox, Mark Suciu, Kevin Coakley and more, alongside the standard high definition filming, there isn’t really any edits that can compare. The final installment of this really enjoyable web series is nothing short of amazing, Harris has the eye for the perfect shot, and this does not disappoint.

 

 

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