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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2020, 11:13:30 AM »
@rothdigga i see you in here, hope you guys at the nb office will give our man a fat bonus <3

Pay cut...ha!  When we did a little office preview of the part I was like "10 minutes seems like a long part man" and then when it was over I couldn't believe the LACK of filler and B-roll, it went by so quick.  Usually people are just scratching to fill their parts but this had none of that at all.  Dare I say some of the marathon lines remind me a bit of Lavar where he keeps going but it's not just easy filler tricks but real, actual hard shit!  The intricacies of like the switch manny across the street or as mentioned the front board to fakie are just magical.  I also still can't believe the fakie tre switch manny to stair jump.  That one blew my mind.   

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2020, 11:20:41 AM »
unbelievable. that felt like falling in love for the very first time.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2020, 11:24:20 AM »
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unbelievable. that felt like falling in love for the very first time.
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2020, 11:29:01 AM »
this one like a skate porn for me

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2020, 11:30:35 AM »
Best part this year and it’s not even close. Using the word masterpiece to describe skating seems weird but in this case it warrants it

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2020, 11:34:33 AM »
I feel all warm and fuzzy after watching this. There is a lot to say about this part but I am not going to spoil the feeling with detail analysis. I’ll have to let this sink in.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2020, 11:55:12 AM »
each trick was like finding a new fry at the bottom of the bag
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2020, 11:59:08 AM »
nothing to say that hasn't already been said. that was just absolutely incredible.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2020, 12:00:01 PM »
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unbelievable. that felt like falling in love for the very first time.
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2020, 12:08:09 PM »
immaculate, felt like i didnt blink for 10 mins straight

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2020, 12:10:49 PM »
I shouted "no fucking way!" a lot in between laughing hysterically while watching this.

I don't even think SOTY is enough for this level of skating. It sounds like hyperbole to say.

But when Tony Hawk Pro Skater entered and technical skateboarding seemed videogame-esque to some, it took away something from that kind of skating.

This part with the crust factor and quick combo iterations breaks that barrier to me. Like, it would require some serious AI and computing power to replicate when tech hammer stuff in the past just took a few button presses and a finesse of a joystick. It captures how magical skateboarding can be and how singularly unique it really is.

If he does get SOTY, I don't think Mason or anyone else can be mad at losing to this.

Well done, Mr. Knox and Mr. Harris.
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2020, 12:22:43 PM »
No offense to the people saying SOTY but if Mark Suciu didn’t take it last year and Tiago hasn’t taken it yet, it’ll be a cold day in hell before Tom Knox takes 2020.

Edit, knew I’d be kooked for this, but I’m talking about thrasher magazine not Tom...
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2020, 12:33:21 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen such unanimous praise for a part on Slap.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #73 on: November 13, 2020, 12:40:26 PM »
But when Tony Hawk Pro Skater entered and technical skateboarding seemed videogame-esque to some, it took away something from that kind of skating.

This part with the crust factor and quick combo iterations breaks that barrier to me. Like, it would require some serious AI and computing power to replicate when tech hammer stuff in the past just took a few button presses and a finesse of a joystick. It captures how magical skateboarding can be and how singularly unique it really is.

Loving this perspective! Contrasting the part with video game aesthetics brings to light some of its essential qualities. My friend says that someday we will mention this part in the same breath as Dylan. and Hsu in Bag of Suck. I am inclined to agree.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #74 on: November 13, 2020, 12:44:18 PM »
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God damn. Don’t care about SOTY but Knox is the one in my eyes, without a doubt. Fastest feet in the game.

What’s the Day 1410 reference? Call back to a previous Drift episode I’m forgetting? My brain is mashed potatoes drenched in butter.
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Atlantic Drift premiered 1410 days ago exactly, and in the first episode it said "Day 1" on the same screen.

Also they the first song they used “Charlotte Pluie” is the second half of the song they used in the first episode “Charlotte Iris”

The little details like that are what makes Jake’s work so amazing.


Give this man soty. Nobody will be mad

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2020, 12:54:00 PM »
make joey guevara rich

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2020, 12:55:01 PM »
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God damn. Don’t care about SOTY but Knox is the one in my eyes, without a doubt. Fastest feet in the game.

What’s the Day 1410 reference? Call back to a previous Drift episode I’m forgetting? My brain is mashed potatoes drenched in butter.
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Atlantic Drift premiered 1410 days ago exactly, and in the first episode it said "Day 1" on the same screen.
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Also they the first song they used “Charlotte Pluie” is the second half of the song they used in the first episode “Charlotte Iris”

The little details like that are what makes Jake’s work so amazing.


Give this man soty. Nobody will be mad
only the illiterate 14 year olds and manchildren in the Thrasher IG comment section lol
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2020, 01:12:49 PM »
Tom Knox is easily one of the best back lipsliders ever. Him, Crockett, Heath, Duffy.


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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2020, 01:16:00 PM »
wow. great part and edit. 

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2020, 01:18:40 PM »
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2020, 01:41:37 PM »
man you can *really* hear all those spots

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2020, 02:02:04 PM »
I've honestly watched this so many times already. This is the perfect part. Tom Knox can do no wrong. Jacob Harris can do no wrong.

Real stand out of the part is his brother's clip of the duck under then fs 5050 that massive rail in shorts, Hawaiian shirt and man bun (I believe Chris Jones did this BS in a more recent clip). Just the juxtaposition of the two of them was sick to me. Like this video is of gritty street skateboarding in dreary London, then the cool breeze that is Tom Knox's brother surfs up and the sun briefly rises on the English empire as he does a chill floater on a beefy rail. There's even a hugging celebration clip, which seems a bit rare in English footage. Then it goes back to the part, almost like it was a fever dream of good vibrations. In a part full of surprises, it's an additional twist.


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As far as Tom's footage, what more can be said? The lines were excellent and well thought out. There's a flat ground heelflip that may be my favorite heelflip of all time. A+ Can't imagine it being any better than this.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2020, 02:27:02 PM »
Can we also take a second to realize, especially in the current times when so many skaters are dropping solo thrasher parts, the humility of putting the atlantic drift name with this, emphasizing the team effort of a truly amazing part.
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2020, 02:27:50 PM »
Float like a jellyfish, flick like a ???

Not to sound like a wanker, but the part was like some kind of exquisite unending tasting menu, with a series of surprises to keep you refreshed, including a spot selection not a million miles from Destroying America

If this is how he produces after having three kids, please go ahead and have more

Also, can’t wait for the NB AD TN jellyfish anorak

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2020, 02:49:16 PM »
I also still can't believe the fakie tre switch manny to stair jump.  That one blew my mind.   

rewound that one a couple of times to see if it was a manual. Thought it was not. If it was, that was a really bad angle for that trick.

Nice part

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2020, 02:51:00 PM »
He won't win, but he has my vote for SOTY.

Sadly I feel the same. Although I wouldn’t be the least bit bummed if Mason took home SOTY. That being said, it’s been a long time since a video has made me so excited.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2020, 02:53:04 PM »
I clapped multiple times on the first viewing, I'm pretty sure I have never done that at home alone before
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2020, 02:58:14 PM »
incredible skating.  reminded me of classic cliche vids...if he got SOTY no complaints from me

that being said some of that needed to be ZOOMED THE FUCK OUT

can we leave the over zoom behind us in 2021
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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2020, 03:06:57 PM »
Even though secondary to Tom’s marvelous skateboarding and Jacob Harris’s videography, this part also showcases how much more of skateboarding’s drama is conveyed through VX 4:3 than HD 16:9. And the sound! So raw and direct, emphasized by being mixed very loudly. Try watching Fourth Quarter after this, it lacks all the intensity. To be fair, the rough ground heavily contributes to this.

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Re: Tom Knox - Atlantic Drift
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2020, 03:27:18 PM »
I can't really add anything to this except go buy an Isle board!


I clapped multiple times on the first viewing, I'm pretty sure I have never done that at home alone before

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unbelievable. that felt like falling in love for the very first time.
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