boil the ocean - top 10 of 11

i have no idea who writes Boil the Ocean, but I imagine him to wear hoodies and glasses, teach middle school history, and do slappy grinds on the way home from work.  in any case, it's one of the best skate sites online, with great writing and on-point statements.  it just put up its choices for the top 10 parts of 2011.  to quote:

10. Zach Funk (Fuck Yinz Vol. 2)





"Macrobrew flavoring for a limited distribution release, Zach Funk in this vid brings what you’d maybe call a skater’s skater something or other, starting with the first backside flip on flat. Which is to say there’s not a lot of flash to this part in terms of tricks, or spots or production value and for its purpose on this list that’s maybe a lot of the point. The woozy lean on the front blunt kickflip out stands over a million cleaner versions at better-lit spots filmed in HD and the floaty frontside pop-shove it reminded me of an old World Industries video though I couldn’t put a finger on which one or why exactly. Wrist cast, step-up rings, baggy hooded sweatshirt, he grasps the gangster powers of a frontside flip nosegrind and this dude also can do a good backside tailslide. Not knowing a lot about this vid I’m hoping it really did come out in calendar 2011 or else this year’s edition of the list will be off to a particularly rough start."




read the whole list at Boil the Ocean.