Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Chris Keefe; one of the few short stocky men to be blessed with ill style. Keefe skated with unbelievable speed and that bouncy, no effort pop. This post is dedicated to my man Terry, who is resting up after a freak illness. The lifestyle is taking its toll on our posse. Terry maintains that the lipslide Keefe busts on midtown ledge in this montage is the best one ever, and I can't help but wholeheartedly agree. Check that pop-out! Listen to that east coast squeal! Get well soon buddy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
201st post dedicated to Bobby Puleo. This Slap interview from 2002 coupled with this part were such a breath of fresh air for me back then; skating seemed to be stuck in a rut of handrails, stairs, heelscraper noseslides and jump ramps to orange plastic barriers. The Puleo approach made much more sense then and still does now. To paraphrase Kenny Reed: "I like the fakie ollie by Bobby Puleo, because it is postmodern." I used to kind of laugh about that one but in retrospect it almost makes sense to me, and seems to have caught on to some extent. Not regression, but refinement. I don't dare say that Puleo came up with that notion, but his representation of such an approach has no doubt been very influential to the point where certain types of spots(cellar doors) and clothing(brown cords, white t-shirt, half-cabs) are almost always associated with him. Bobby's parts(with the possible exception of 5ive Flavors) are all classics, and his latest joint is no exception. I love Traffic, loved "Via", and can't wait to get my hands on a hard copy of the new one. If only the shop by me would order their boards. Anyway, big up to Bobby for still holding it down after all these years.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
These Zoo spreads from Big Brother were awesome. Pete Bici's Brooklyn banks wizardry and original cellar door assault captured in all of their glory. If all goes according to plan I should be in New York this upcoming weekend, so expect NY-themed posts until then.