Posted by admin | January 2nd, 2013
Some more of my favorites from the past year. Carroll frontside flips a can in China with classic form.
Olson getting it done in the neighborhood. We had to go back a few times for this one, the island is pretty big and the traffic is terrible. Everytime we were there we saw at least 5 people we knew driving by.
Fourstar in Miami. We rented a house for a few days, and one morning Eric Anthony says “There’s some guy at the door who says he used to live here and wants to look around, should I let him in?” People weren’t into it but Tony said “Who cares let him in I’ll show him around, what’s he going to do there’s like 15 of us here.” So Eric goes to open the door and in comes Iggy Pop, talking about what has been done to the place, “Do you guys always live like this?” we were tripping. I asked if we could get a photo with him and he said sure but I’m in a rush, so we snapped a few and said later still completely confused about how Iggy Pop ended up in our living room. Iggy Pop-In.
Vincent, Frontside Wallride somewhere in Hollywood. This one is inside the gate at an apartment complex, they weren’t too hyped on us, but we were psyched we found it.
Eldy frontside 50 on a long one. This is one of the few spots in China you can actually get kicked out of. Eldy had already filmed this one a week before I got to Guangzhou, but luckily he was down to give it another go for a photo. The rail is so tight against the wall he had to wax his toe to make it to the bottom.
Stevie backside Nosebluntside on a face high ledge. This was for his first Lakai ad.
Beebs makes any trip he’s on infinitely more entertaining. He kept saying he was going to pick up a cop while we were in China, and I was like “sure, sure…” he told me to get my camera ready and then talked this reluctant police officer into it. Constant comedy.
Guy Lipslide pop in in China. Guy took a major beating trying to roll into this wall. He’s one of the most persistent people I’ve ever met though. Any time Guy says he wants to do something I feel like it’s guaranteed he’s going to make it.
One of the absolute best things about skateboarding is the places it takes you. This is Cory filming Elijah on Orcas Island this summer. I highly recommend getting up there if you can, one of the coolest places I’ve been before. This was a great trip.
Federico filming Chico in China half way through an epic clip. This was one of those “wow” moments when we watched the footage on the camera.
Barcelona this summer. This was my last day in Spain. Usually we’d be at the spot trying to get one last clip, but this one ended hanging with part of the crew at the beach. Somehow after like 6 or 7 trips to Barcelona I had never made it to the beach before. Awesome ending to an awesome trip.
I hate animated gifs but this deserves an exception. I consider myself really lucky to get to witness some of the best skateboarding ever on a regular basis. This one was really special though. It’s pretty hard to leave Koston in awe, but when Guy landed this we were both legitimately speechless. Last day of filming for Pretty Sweet, final trick filmed and a fitting end to the video. 2012 is going to be a hard one to top.
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