We've put out hundreds and hundreds of videos this year, from 15-second Firing Lines to full-length films. Here's a countdown of the Top 20 Most Viewed vids of 2012. Kick back and enjoy.
Posted: December 25, 2012
20. Classics: Mike Carroll at Pier 7
Here's some rare footage of Mike at SF's Pier 7. Even when he's just dorking around, MC's skating is always a blast to watch.
19. Skate Rock China Pt. 1
This is one of the wildest trips we've been on. Phelps, Figgy, Dustin, Nuge, TNT, and too many other dudes to name.
18. Double Rock: Trunk Boyz
After extinguishing a fire that could've burned Double Rock down, Cory, Elijah, and Raven set the park ablaze with a different kind of heat.
17. Firing Line: Raven Tershy
If anything will inspire you to go ride some big walls, this would be it. Raven makes it look like a breeze, but this line is no joke.
16. Thrash and Burn: Yardsale
When you're on the road for three weeks with the Spitfire team, a lot shit happens—and it all adds up to one great yardsale.
15. Detroit Rock City
Build, skate, drink. The sweltering heat was on in Detroit, and the crew came through with a sick-ass spot. Mo, Harry, D, Albino, Kanfoush, Snowman, Lauren, and McLain all killed it.
14. Fergolfson - Since Day One Remix
Some people just look right on a skateboard, and Chima is one of them. This remix might be even better than the original.
13. Bring It Don't Sing It
After hearing talk of an SF Opera House rail attack, Greco flew up to see if DJ Gaudin could back his claims. All we can really say is: HOLY SHIT.
12. Thrasher Death Match 2012 - SXSW
Live music, mini-ramp madness, movie stars, and many a woman made Thrasher's SXSW Death Match the place to be. If you didn't make it out, here's a taste of what you missed. Start planning for next year...
11. Toy Machine Subhumans
Here's 15-minutes of Toy coming at you from their Southwest trip with the Burndog, featured in our May 2011 issue.
10. Huf in Florida
The skating, intro, and production on this one are all so rad. The guys put a lot of work in, and it shows—here's Brad Cromer, Josh Matthews, Dan Plunkett, and Ryan Lay, as seen in the October mag.
9. 5Boro Join, or Die.
In an era dominated by one-trick schoolyard stunts, raw street skating has become that much more special. 5Boro's new video takes you on an epic journey through the concrete jungles of NYC and beyond. Join, or Die...
8. Darkstar "Forward Slash"
So sick! Two or three views are required to comprehend this ultra-gnarly, no-filler video. Lutzka, PLG, Dyet, Bowerbank, Chet, psycho ams, and an absolutely jaw-dropping ender part from Ryan Decenzo.
7. Bake And Destroy
We proudly present Bake and Destroy. Watch it all here, or download the whole enchilada on your computer for all eternity.
6. Nyjah Huston's Last Call
Hate him or love him, Nyjah is GNARLY. This footy came together in a couple weeks. Chew on that.
5. Think Skateboards: Business As Usual
Don't call it a comeback, but Think skateboards is looking better than ever. If San Francisco street skating is worth its weight in gold, feast your eyes upon a fortune. Enjoy.
4. Forrest Edwards: Unhinged
The next 3 minutes is gonna be pretty heavy. Have a seat and enjoy the ride.
3. Austyn Unlimited
This is more than a video part—it's an epic journey showcasing the talents of one of the best skateboarders on the planet. Take the trip...
2. Mark Suciu: Cross Continental
There's not much to write about here. Mark is a one-of-a-kind talent. Watch this and then go blow off school or work. Skateboarding is the greatest thing to happen on planet earth.
1. David Gonzalez: Possessed to Skate
It's tough to write a caption for skating like this. We'll try to keep it simple: David sought out the gnarliest street spots in existence and annihilated them. Mix that in with his timeless transition skills and you have one of the best parts we've ever seen.
In This Issue The cover of Thrasher is never soft, but December's front is hard enough to break your face in half. Dane Burman grinds through the kink to a second-story drop to let you know that the Zero crew is not taking it easy with their Cold War campaign. Speaking of which, full-video analysis lies inside, including: feature-length interviews with Tommy Sandoval and The Chief himself, a complete Zero videography and all of the balls-to-the-walls gnar you've come to expect from the skull crew. The fine folks at Huf get their Euro Stoops on with eighteen pages of across-the-pond insanity, New Balance hyperlinks through Vancouver, Paul Hart proves himself to be Lunatic Fringe-worthy and Theotis battles a heelflip crooks for Antwuan. And just in case you're hungry for some history, Lance Mountain discusses the opening of the NHS Museum. We will never stop. Score This Mag For Free