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Title: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Tyler Carroll on December 07, 2011, 10:13:09 AM
Does anyone else feel that GT dicked so many other better candidates for SOTY out of the title? For me it was Nyjah, and not to suck him off like everyone does so much recently, but because his video part was ACTUALLY groundbreaking. GT put out a part that Chet Childress would have bested five years ago, didn't get near the same coverage, and all around didn't push skateboarding forward like Nyjah did. I wouldn't even mind someone like Torey Pudwill or Shane O'Neill receiving the award because again, they've actually done things within the skateboarding community...is there something I'm not understanding? GT is so sick but I legitimately don't feel like he deserved SOTY this year over so many others, call me a hater. I feel like I could be overlooking something...


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: killthegnar on December 07, 2011, 11:26:57 AM
gt kills... thats why. nyjah is the robot of the year.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Tyler Carroll on December 07, 2011, 11:31:24 AM
i was unaware that robots were now able to smith 24 stair rails....backside and frontside airs do not constitute "killing it"


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: John on December 07, 2011, 11:36:10 AM
Yeah you are missing something... The concept of what "doing something for skateboarding" actually means.

Nyjah didn't do shit for skateboarding, he just added 2 or 3 stairs length to the same rail tricks that have been getting done for years, and a few new ones. He also sucked some of the style that matters so much in skateboarding straight out. Why would Shane O'Neil possibly get Thrasher SOTY after talking shit about KOTR. Also, he didn't bring anything new to the table either, unless you count doing some difficult yet styleless and boring to watch ledge tricks doing something amazing for skating.

Pudwill I will agree had a good year, but not a SOTY year.

Grant had the part that just came out for SOTY (fast as shit, super stylish, skated everything, and in a very original manner... now THAT is doing something for skateboarding) along with all the skate rock stuff and other coverage he got, the interview in thrasher which had some damn amazing photos, and I'm sure they also had already seen his SB Chronicles part and factored that in.


PS: Chet would have bested that part? I love Chet but Chet would not have been doing the street shit Grant threw down...


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: John on December 07, 2011, 11:37:26 AM
i was unaware that robots were now able to smith 24 stair rails....backside and frontside airs do not constitute "killing it"

Backside and Frontside airs the height and style of GTs more than constitute killing it...


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Tyler Carroll on December 07, 2011, 11:46:33 AM
I guess what I don't get it how Nyjah doesn't have style...he's got tricks flawlessly and every trick in the book. He reminds me of Chris Cole in that sense. Granted Childress couldn't hit the street stuff GT does, nevertheless the only part GT put out this year in the same time frame as SOTY WAS his SOTY part...and THEN his Nike SB part. Torey Pudwill has worse style than O'Neill, and yes I did miss the part of Shane talking shit about KOTR, that's fucked up plain and simple. That said, Grant's entire part essentially was pool skating and transition. What are we stuck in the 1990's? I mean he rips it up, but doing gnarly 5050's even through kinks hardly compares with the other material put out this year and even years past. I should still emphasize I love Grant's skating, for example in Debacle and Mind Field, but that being said he should have won it last year not this year. I don't think his SOTY part compared to those parts at all.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Tyler Carroll on December 07, 2011, 11:49:50 AM
How can anything pool skating related possibly be original? And by the same token, GT's only increasing the height of airs is no different from adding stairs to a grind. No matter where you go a pool will be a pool and the obstacles can't stray at all away from the generic template...ladders, love seats, shallow ends, deep ends...I'm running out of options. I respect he's still repping a somewhat lost side of skateboarding,  but come at least step it up hard for your SOTY vid.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Teds Wild on December 07, 2011, 12:52:24 PM
No No No No No! What Grant Taylor does is different then how other people skate. Nyjah is better at doing hard trick on huge shit than anybody else right now, but there will soon be someone that will surpass him in that ability, and since he has not yet established anything unique in his skateboard style, he is less deserving of SOTY. Grant was my second to Busenitz. Either of them skate unlike all others.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: dtotherob on December 07, 2011, 04:12:47 PM
wow. WTF is wrong with kids these days.  OP is a fucking idiot.  go learn yourself some skate history. it goes back further than the '90's.  move this clown to solitary. 


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: fuckyougoskate on December 07, 2011, 09:46:15 PM
Tyler, You seem like a smart(ish) kid.
I say kid because you put a full name as your alias.

To help clarify for everyone,
How old are you?
and how long have you been skating?


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: killthegnar on December 10, 2011, 06:37:56 AM
yeah, hes smith grinding ten thousand set handrails, but that doesnt mean hes not a fucking robot. hes a robot due to his lack of style, it doesnt look like hes ever had fun on a skateboard (just watch his face), and im gonna say for the most part anyone whos a street league skater is a robot... theres a few exceptions of course... coles nosegrind to ollie north to both feet in the middle? fantastic. would nyjahbot do that? does not compute


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: WiteNite on December 10, 2011, 05:54:27 PM
Hahaha! I think it's funny that I read half of the first sentence and correctly predicted three of the names that were going to appear in your post; Nyjah, Shane, and Pudwill. I WAS surprised not to see mike mo or cory kennedy in your list. But, yeah what everyone else already said. if you stick with it long enough you'll realize what style is, if not than it wouldn't surprise me.


PS grant kills it, but im still waiting for the busenitz year...


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: bailgun on December 10, 2011, 08:16:49 PM
How can anything pool skating related possibly be original? And by the same token, GT's only increasing the height of airs is no different from adding stairs to a grind. No matter where you go a pool will be a pool and the obstacles can't stray at all away from the generic template...ladders, love seats, shallow ends, deep ends...I'm running out of options. I respect he's still repping a somewhat lost side of skateboarding,  but come at least step it up hard for your SOTY vid.
that right there speaks volumes about how much you don't know about skateboarding.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: JiggsUp on December 11, 2011, 01:17:14 PM
Grant killed it all year! This thread is ridiculous, there shouldn't even be a need to argue that. Grant was my favorite for SOTY along with Busenitz and Westgate. To say Grant's skating is unoriginal shows that your opinion is invalid.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: bucky fellini on December 11, 2011, 06:42:55 PM
Does anyone else feel that GT dicked so many other better candidates for SOTY out of the title? For me it was Nyjah, and not to suck him off like everyone does so much recently, but because his video part was ACTUALLY groundbreaking. GT put out a part that Chet Childress would have bested five years ago, didn't get near the same coverage, and all around didn't push skateboarding forward like Nyjah did. I wouldn't even mind someone like Torey Pudwill or Shane O'Neill receiving the award because again, they've actually done things within the skateboarding community...is there something I'm not understanding? GT is so sick but I legitimately don't feel like he deserved SOTY this year over so many others, call me a hater. I feel like I could be overlooking something...

Totally missing the point, dude. You're looking at this like you built a goddamn excel spreadsheet and did the math on the simple statistics of Nyjah's tricks this year (COLUMN A MY ASS). Grant Taylor is pure fucking ripping. He's fucking possessed. Look at what he does when he skates. Destroys. Fucking. Everything. You are overlooking something. SOTY is given to a skater that made a mark and embodies what Thrasher is all about. Cards. Would you deny Cardiel's SOTY trophy or constant accolades? You don't think someone accomplished more technical street skating the year Cards won SOTY? Do you understand why Cards won SOTY? This isn't baseball. If you can't see this side of things you are in the wrong "sport", sport. 


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: gorsch on January 05, 2012, 11:54:40 AM
lol..... you guys forget we live in a "SKATE 3" era now where your skill is measured by how many switch Laser Flips you can get in a row.  Speed and style and doing your own thing is no longer important (hopefully you all picked up on the sarcasm)     

I got into this same discussion with a 12 year old the skate park the other day.  He was 12..... enough said.

And why did I even bother to bump this?


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: bailgun on January 06, 2012, 08:07:17 PM
Does anyone else feel that GT dicked so many other better candidates for SOTY out of the title? For me it was Nyjah, and not to suck him off like everyone does so much recently, but because his video part was ACTUALLY groundbreaking. GT put out a part that Chet Childress would have bested five years ago, didn't get near the same coverage, and all around didn't push skateboarding forward like Nyjah did. I wouldn't even mind someone like Torey Pudwill or Shane O'Neill receiving the award because again, they've actually done things within the skateboarding community...is there something I'm not understanding? GT is so sick but I legitimately don't feel like he deserved SOTY this year over so many others, call me a hater. I feel like I could be overlooking something...

Totally missing the point, dude. You're looking at this like you built a goddamn excel spreadsheet and did the math on the simple statistics of Nyjah's tricks this year (COLUMN A MY ASS). Grant Taylor is pure fucking ripping. He's fucking possessed. Look at what he does when he skates. Destroys. Fucking. Everything. You are overlooking something. SOTY is given to a skater that made a mark and embodies what Thrasher is all about. Cards. Would you deny Cardiel's SOTY trophy or constant accolades? You don't think someone accomplished more technical street skating the year Cards won SOTY? Do you understand why Cards won SOTY? This isn't baseball. If you can't see this side of things you are in the wrong "sport", sport. 
too many words.... let me fix that for you.

you are in the wrong "sport", sport. 
much better.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: m477 on January 07, 2012, 11:47:44 AM
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Totally missing the point, dude. You're looking at this like you built a goddamn excel spreadsheet and did the math on the simple statistics of Nyjah's tricks this year (COLUMN A MY ASS). Grant Taylor is pure fucking ripping. He's fucking possessed. Look at what he does when he skates. Destroys. Fucking. Everything. You are overlooking something. SOTY is given to a skater that made a mark and embodies what Thrasher is all about. Cards. Would you deny Cardiel's SOTY trophy or constant accolades? You don't think someone accomplished more technical street skating the year Cards won SOTY? Do you understand why Cards won SOTY? This isn't baseball. If you can't see this side of things you are in the wrong "sport", sport.
Nailed it. As much as I thought Busenitz earned it the past couple years, GT embodies the SOTY far more than Nyjah, Tpuds or Shane. SOTY is about fire, soul... attacking and destroying shit. Style. Don't get me wrong, those street leaguers have jaw dropping next level skill and i love watching them...but skill alone won't get you SOTY.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Tyler Carroll on January 17, 2012, 08:24:59 PM
First and foremost Id like to say I've been skating for about 14 years to whatever asshole thinks that because we disagree I don't know shit about skating. To the other asshole who hides behind his alias, at least I got the balls to stand by what I think to the extent of putting my name on it. To everyone, I understand, dont agree at all but that's why skatings not in the olympics (OR ONLINE). You know it's actually an outdoor sport? Some of y'all might not know, just saying. But GTs Nike part was something like what I hoped to see, gnar. But, nyjah still one ups him on the DC rediscover shit nosegrind in through kinks while grants over here fiftying em. Just sayin do the math for soty but both kill it and I don't really care enough about this argument enough to get back on again and argue more. Skate and destroy.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on January 17, 2012, 08:55:25 PM
Skate and destroy.

Exactly, Grant skated everything and destroyed everything. Nyjah skated everything in a lame, robotic style and didn't do shit for the mag.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: susej on January 18, 2012, 01:37:47 AM
I don't know about you, but I've seen plenty of skateboarding online  ???


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: bailgun on January 19, 2012, 01:19:25 PM
First and foremost Id like to say I've been skating for about 14 years to whatever asshole thinks that because we disagree I don't know shit about skating. To the other asshole who hides behind his alias, at least I got the balls to stand by what I think to the extent of putting my name on it. To everyone, I understand, dont agree at all but that's why skatings not in the olympics (OR ONLINE). You know it's actually an outdoor sport? Some of y'all might not know, just saying. But GTs Nike part was something like what I hoped to see, gnar. But, nyjah still one ups him on the DC rediscover shit nosegrind in through kinks while grants over here fiftying em. Just sayin do the math for soty but both kill it and I don't really care enough about this argument enough to get back on again and argue more. Skate and destroy.
you think it's a sport. you don't know shit.

and you don't wanna come on and argue, yet here you are....


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: Geoff on January 31, 2012, 12:21:12 PM
No. Grant rips with staying power... probably won't be his last SOTY.


Title: Re: Grant Taylor SOTY? Really?
Post by: fuckyougoskate on March 13, 2012, 05:19:58 PM
You're an ingoramius and made this topic before his Nike Sb part came out. Obviously the Thrasher video was another 5 minutes of just leftovers.