ENTRY #940, 2:43pm
1/28/11


Skate and Annoy comes through with more great content;





ENTRY #939, 9:35am
1/27/11


Gerwer gets down to the nitty gritty with his new teammate, Jeff Grosso.






ENTRY #937, 9:19am
1/24/11


Wait... what?




Huf, pleaase explain.



ENTRY #936, 9:40am
1/12/11


Tapper Lanky clued me into this vid. Erik Pettersson schralps it up on YouTube. Nice style & skills & originality. Filming & music's good as well.




ENTRY #935, 1:11pm
1/11/11


Lotta 1s today.




ENTRY #934, 3:58pm
1/1/11


Good riddance to 2010. As a year, it wasn't much, but I made it through thanks to a great bunch of folks here at Girl. I love you all. 2011 is beckoning, let's give it all we got.




ENTRY #933, 1:20pm
12/17/10


The country wide ban of Four Loco was the best thing that ever happened to the brand. People are hoarding that shit (people HERE are hoarding it). But the ban didn't come fast enough to save this old dude.




ENTRY #932, 3:41pm
12/9/10


Don't you hate it when you bite the inside of your mouth, then, a week later, you bite it again in the same inflamed spot. Or when you step in something wet whilst wearing your socks? Or when you pull on the dry skin next to your fingernail and it starts to bleed. And won't stop.




ENTRY #931, 12:01am
12/1/10






ENTRY #930, 9:00am
11/24/10


Chet Childress insight over at Skate Daily. Dig it, blitchies...







ENTRY #929, 9:48am
11/23/10


More Lem Villemin, for those of you who couldn't get enough of him on Bratwurst...





ENTRY #928, 10:07am
11/11/10


Finally, someone got back to me about my question (entry #924 below)...

Tapper, Dr. Patrick White of the Department of Sociology at the
University of Leicester in the UK says this;

"Men have nipples because a foetus develops quite a bit before hormones determine which sex it will be. So nipples are just a 'left-over' from early foetal development."

Yes, Mez, Ringer — a doctor reads my column.



ENTRY #927, 12:42pm
11/9/10


Funny exploding man...



"And I can run really fast too!"



ENTRY #926, 11:24am
11/1/10




Mongo Man is coming...


You sleep with your mouth open. You do. And on occasion, a spider will crawl in there and lay eggs.




ENTRY #925, 11:21am
10/29/10




There's some strange shit going on here today...




ENTRY #924, 11:22am
10/28/10


Why do men have nipples? Just wondering.




ENTRY #923, 9:54am
10/22/10


Couple of folks let me know that, Delaware, though it doesn't have any NATIONAL parks, has a plethora of STATE parks.


Ah, OK.



ENTRY #922, 1:32pm
10/19/10


DO YOU EVEN CARE THAT...


• Food chemist, William A. Mitchell invented Tang, Cool Whip and Pop Rocks.

Delaware is the only state that does not have a National Park.

• A Barbie doll is sold about every 3 seconds.

Elvis Presley was a huge Monty Python fan.



ENTRY #921, 9:38am
10/11/10




Rowley and Gonzales evoking an advertising spirit from the past.



ENTRY #920, 9:52am
10/7/10


DO YOU EVEN CARE THAT...


• Cracks in breaking glass move at almost 3,000 miles per hour.

• Paper money is made from cotton.

Girl is looking for a Web Master to work full-time, in-house.

Mark Twain never made it through grade school.



ENTRY #919, 9:45am
10/6/10


Did You Know...


• There's a Hubba girl calendar in the Art Dump's bathroom?

• In the movie Splice, whatshisname makes out with a weird creature. Gross.

• It only takes 5 pounds of pressure to pull a human ear from the head?

Shit... maybe I should call this "Do You Even Care?"



ENTRY #918, 9:42am
10/5/10


"Ripping Off Ringer's Style Rip-Off of My Style Guide";

...never mind. I can't think of anything/anyone. Does that make me a cynical SOB, or what?


Heard of these guys yet?





ENTRY #917, 9:25am
10/4/10




Not a bad way for Vincent to go pro. Check the results of the Vans Downtown Showdown. The guy never just skates light — he kills it with every push. So rad to watch.

"Vincent is an animal." —Smyth



ENTRY #916, 9:26am
9/27/10




Frank Gerwer has himself a talk show, and yes, it's just like you think it would be. Funny stuff. Tony Miorana is first up.


Gerwer profile by Joe Brook.



ENTRY #915, 1:22pm
9/24/10




Color magazine put together this artists who skate road trip and Corey Adams, of Machotaildrop fame, filmed it. Part two just hit, watch it here. And watch for a couple of Art Dumpers.




ENTRY #914, 3:51pm
9/23/10


Desert Twin, Eric Anthony has some updates on his site. Nice, behind the scenes stuff from the "I'm OK, EuroK" tour.





ENTRY #913, 10:01am
9/9/10


Finally got to see Machotaildrop last week. Loved it. Watch for it in your area of the world.



RANDOM LINK THURSDAY

Speaking of Machotaildrop, here's a Corey Adams interview.

The Death Clock

The Hundreds visted the (RED) Girl show a while back.

Gotta run, Jenkins is mumbling something about wishing he was on Team Fucker... cry baby.



ENTRY #912, 2:12pm
8/31/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

Go ahead, call it pandering if you want, but I KNOW a lot of you agree with me on these final 2 of my top 25 favorite styles. I saved them both for last. Icons of style.

RICK HOWARD



Happy birthday Rickoo!


ERIC KOSTON



Tomorrow? Back to your regular programing. Thank you for checking in.



ENTRY #911, 2:39pm
8/23/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

VINCENT ALVAREZ



Go watch his lines in Beauty and the Beast 2. And watch the skate media headlines in the next couple months...

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.

Thanks for all your style suggestions, they are appreciated, even if they aren't heeded... this is my column after all. Which reminds me, I've been getting a lot of emails to "whomever" or "Dude." Which means you don't care who writes this, or Ringer and The Mez haven't been giving me enough column love. Well, here's a refresher; I am Carl F. Sanger, so please address me as such. Or at least Carl or Sanger or CFS. Please.

Thank you.




ENTRY #910, 9:18pm
8/17/10


Get well soon, Megan!




ENTRY #909, 10:32am
8/16/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

KENNY ANDERSON



Natural fluidity. Pure skateboarder. Great hair.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #908, 11:01pm
8/12/10


A little behind the scenes with artist Todd Bratrud on the whole Sean Malto/Deuces Wild phenomenon...





ENTRY #907, 4:07pm
8/11/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

RAY BARBEE



I don't have to convince you about Ray, do I? Ruler.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #906, 10:26am
8/11/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

SEAN MALTO



Practically flawless. Smooth strength. Tip top attitude.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #905, 2:44pm
8/10/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

CHRIS PFANNER



Speed, incredible pop, creative lines and good skate hands.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #904, 1:46pm
8/9/10


First things first. Congrats to Sean Malto for his 3rd place at the Maloof Money Cup. Rad.

And a high five to Smyth for killing it during his time over at Randoms.


SKATE THIS!




Tomorrow, I begin to round out my 25 Favorite Styles. Click here for the results thus far.



ENTRY #903, 3:28pm
7/23/10


OK, Ringer, if it'll keep me off Team Fucker... still waiting for my invite to the pool party.




ENTRY #902, 4:11pm
6/28/10


I wasn't too sure how to tag this next image. I thought about putting it on the 25 Favorite Styles list, but, honestly... look at her form; knees locked, toes curled and another thing I probably shouldn't mention. Then I thought "Skate This!" No. That'd be rude.




I'll just run it. Enjoy.



ENTRY #901, 2:51pm
6/18/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

This guy is #18... though they are in no particular order. 7 more to go... who will they be?


ANDREW BROPHY



A lot of times, guys that Ollie tall have pretty ugly style... not so with Brophy. This guy has great tall man style to accompany his vicious pop.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #900, 11:13am
5/20/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

MIKE CARROLL



See him skate in person. Natural. He has the ability to change his line at will and he owns the best Smith grind in the business, hands down.

See my 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #899, 4:09pm
5/3/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

JASON ADAMS



The Kid. Creatively stylish. On the board, the grip and the canvas.

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #898, 10:53am
4/28/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

TOMMY GUERRERO



Ahead of his time and always in style — on and off the board. OG Bones kid, street innovator, hip musician. Dig it. Props to the Chrome Ballers for the images.

Ten more to go... who could they be?

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #897, 1:22pm
4/20/10


My apologies for the lack of posts. I've been away in a rehab of sorts.

Yes, I'm feeling much better, thank you. Now let's get back to my...

25 FAVORITE STYLES

JASON JESSEE



Mr. Jessee could be in the Hall of the 25 for his frontside Ollies alone... but he had/has a whole arsenal of style.

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #896, 4:26pm
4/1/10


SKATE THIS!



From FOCer, Brian Seber. Back to the Style 25 tomorrow.



ENTRY #895, 1:48pm
3/30/10


SKATE THIS!



Dear Mother Nature... thank you.

The heads up on this spot comes from FOCer, Justin Martin. And I do mean FOCer in an endearing way...



ENTRY #894, 3:38pm
3/26/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

MARC JOHNSON



Arguably the most light-footed skater out there. And an artiste in the way he handles the plank.

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #893, 7:59am
3/25/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

DENNIS BUSENITZ



Speed and more speed. Skates fast, goes big and looks good doing it.

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #892, 9:49am
3/23/10


SKATE THIS!



Gives new meaning to the words Skate House. This one was donated by a Friend of Crail, or, as we like to call you, FOCers. But, alas, I lost your email, bud. Sorry.



ENTRY #891, 9:17am
3/18/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

MARK GONZALES



This guy is in the top 5 of any knowledgable skaters style list. No question. I could have picked from a couple dozen iconic photos to represent the Gonz. I like this one because it oozes style on every level. Just look at it for a while... then think about all the cool shit Mark has done since he started pushing a board. Prolific.

BTW Don't know the photographer on this shot — wish I did. Anyone?

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #890, 11:05am
3/17/10


Ladies, ladies, please.... mall grab? Really?





ENTRY #889, 2:32pm
3/15/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

BRIAN ANDERSON



BA is a big guy with big style... not two things you see together too often. Look at that photo again (shot by Ben Colen)!



ENTRY #888, 7:24am
3/11/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

RICK McCRANK



Dude can skate anything and skate it well. Ruler.



ENTRY #887, 2:24pm
3/10/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES



CHRIS MILLER

I have yet to see anyone carve a frontside air as far and as gracefully as this guy. Amazing to watch on vert.

(photo: MRZ at Concrete Disciples)



ENTRY #886, 11:27am
3/8/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES



ALEX OLSON

Going contemporary today. Flow and speed and pedigree = style. Alex is the first pro skater with a pro skater father which speaks to how this young man seems to channel slashers of the past... Love watching this kid skate.

(photo: Ben Colen)

See Sanger's 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #885, 12:05pm
3/5/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES



NATAS KAUPAS

His frontside wallrides back in the early/mid '80s are iconic. This photo is just as iconic — wish I could remember who shot it. Bryce? Mofo?



ENTRY #884, 11:52am
3/3/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

Moving over to Europe, France to be specific, for this next skater;

LUCAS PUIG



(photo: O'Meally)

See My 25 Favorite Styles here. Send me suggestions here.



ENTRY #883, 11:52am
3/2/10




The Santa Cruz "Screaming Hand" logo is an iconic skateboarding image designed by the legendary Jim Phillips. Cool as hell.
Yesterday I check Max Schaaf's 4Q site like I always do, and he had this infamous shot of Richard Ramirez as his header...



Has anyone noticed this before? Or am I really behind on this one?



ENTRY #882, 9:11am
3/2/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

One of the elements of style that always impresses me is the feeling of total effortlessness. Not many have this. I don't think it can be taught. This kid's got it...

DAVID GRAVETTE



(gif stolen from one of my favorite sites, Caught In the Crossfire)



ENTRY #881, 3:43pm
3/1/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

There are, of course, some skaters on this list that are obvious stalwarts of style.

JOHN CARDIEL



(photo: Skin)



ENTRY #880, 2:53pm
2/26/10


25 FAVORITE STYLES

There's not much style overlap from Julien Stranger to todays nominee. That's what rules about style... all the individual flavors. This guy is one of the most flavorful;

NEIL BLENDER



If you have suggestions for me to consider, drop me a line or forever hold your peace.



ENTRY #879, 2:19pm
2/24/10


Skateboarding is a funny thing when you're watching it. Some skaters make it look easy, some make it look sketchy and fast, some just aren't too much fun to watch at all. Over the next few posts I'm giving you my top 25 most stylish... past or present. You don't like it? Tough. Start your own column or complain on some forum.

I'm not putting these guys in any particular order. And the only criteria is that they have sick style and are fun to watch skate.

I'm starting with this guy;

JULIEN STRANGER

I found this photo (shot 20 years ago, mind you) on the Chrome Ball Incident (#428) and the image alone is pretty much responsible for me wanting to start this list. I've always liked the way Julian skates, and he may have just have the coolest name in skateboarding as well...



If you have suggestions for me to consider, drop me a line or forever hold your peace.





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