With all due respect to the editorial staff at Thrasher Magazine, no one picks up the skateboard periodical for the articles. It’s all about the photos, showcasing the raddest skaters undertaking the gnarliest tricks. The magazine runs more than 10,000 images in print and online each year, and the crew from Thrasher recently got together with Wired.com to hand select the 10 most jaw-dropping photos published by Thrasher in 2011. It should be noted that these aren’t necessarily the best photos — criteria such as lighting, focus and composition aren’t relevant. “It’s really more about the stunt being documented,” asserts Thrasher creative director Kevin Convertito. “Sort of like shooting photos of car crashes.” An apt analogy, insofar as the following images depict skateboarding feats impressive enough to stop traffic. Check them out after the click.