Thursday Vidiot


Justin Figueroa switch backside tailslides a hubba ledge mid-line.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! After you gorge yourself on some bird, or in my case Tofurky, sit back and relax and enjoy some of the best skateboarding the Internet had to offer this week. Then avoid those holiday shopping crowds on Black Friday by going skateboarding instead. You won't be sorry. We kick things off this week with Jeff Grosso who gives us more "Loveletters to Skateboarding," kicking things off with a love letter to skate photos.

Clint Peterson, Austyn Gilette, Don Nguyen, Vincent Alvarez, Raymond Molinar and more shred the Belvedere park in Los Angeles in this "Straight to the Internet" clip from Skateboarder magazine.

Justin "Figgy" Figueroa has been a lot of people's underdog pick for Skater of the Year. While he may not get the award in 2011, this clip of him ripping certainly shows you why he's been getting mentioned on some people's short lists. Pay attention to the super casual switch back tail.

Tom Asta gets his first signature shoe and shows you why he deserves it with one ill trick in this clip from Fallen footwear.

The Element crew including Mark Appleyard, Julian Davidson, Nyjah Huston, Levi Brown, Nick Garcia, Boo Johnson and Evan Smith took a tour across Canada a short while back and just released this clip from their travels.

Magenta skateboards rider Leo Valls has a create little part floating around the internet right now. Valls' skating is spontaneous and the filming in this part is quick and uique. Check it out here.

Y'all seen this Mickey Papa kid from Canada yet? Sheesh, kid is ridiculously good on the technical side of things. Check out his wizardry at the Vancouver skate plaza here.

Finally, Japanese rider for Traffic skateboards, Deshi recently took a trip to Okinawa and it looks like it was productive one. Deshi's got a sick bag of tricks and a keen eye for unique skate spots. Dig through this interview and be sure to watch the video at the end.

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