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Consider the Zered

Mike Burrill

Yep, that's a big one. Zered Bassett, kickflip. Converse Burnt Ice and Bum Glaze, 2013.

Yep, that's a big one. Zered Bassett, kickflip. Converse Burnt Ice and Bum Glaze, 2013.

It's a shame that we don't get to see 'year in review' considerations for more skaters than the select few up for Thrasher Magazine's Skater of the Year. 

Zered Bassett, for instance, had quite the 2013. He gained a new shoe sponsor, was featured on a Transworld cover, did a few tricks switch that would be incredibly gnarly if done regular, and managed to defy gravity on two separate occasions (see photos below). Not a bad year for a guy who didn't even put out a full video part.  Add to this that many of these tricks were executed on crusty spots along the Eastern seaboard and it becomes clear that 2013 was a good year indeed for the man known as Dr. Z.

Visual proof below:

 

This is switch. Switch hurricane, Transworld Skateboarding, December 2013.  

This is switch. Switch hurricane, Transworld Skateboarding, December 2013.

 

This is also switch. Switch crooked grind. Spitfire ad, 2013.

This is also switch. Switch crooked grind. Spitfire ad, 2013.

I love this photo because it looks like he's too high to be flying out of the brick quarterpipe. Why are those things shaped like quarterpipes, anyway? Transworld Skateboarding, 2013.  

I love this photo because it looks like he's too high to be flying out of the brick quarterpipe. Why are those things shaped like quarterpipes, anyway? Transworld Skateboarding, 2013.

 

This is a quarterpipe I often skate like it's a quarterpipe. You know, stalls & grinds. Zered got 5 feet of air off it. Not sure where this photo is from originally.  

This is a quarterpipe I often skate like it's a quarterpipe. You know, stalls & grinds. Zered got 5 feet of air off it. Not sure where this photo is from originally.

 

This was in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and was gnarly as fuck. From the Expedition One Instagram. 2013.

This was in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and was gnarly as fuck. From the Expedition One Instagram. 2013.

This is from a barely watchable Red Bull edit that surfaced around May. This would be talked about more if it were in an Expedition edit and not in an energy drink commercial. Red Bull Perspective, 2013.

This is from a barely watchable Red Bull edit that surfaced around May. This would be talked about more if it were in an Expedition edit and not in an energy drink commercial. Red Bull Perspective, 2013.

While others put out some very respectable footage this past year, Zered has spent 2013 doing some seriously game changing skateboarding. Hats off to a Zered for a stellar performance in 2013, and with the recent announcement of part in the upcoming Transworld video it looks like 2014 will be a good one as well for Mr. Bassett. 

Author | Mike Burrill

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