Working with LookBack Library I have had the chance to see tons of skateboarding I was always too young for. The basic joy of 80’s skateboarding, along with everyone just kind of figuring it out is charming. I have also been ashamed to admit how many legends I don’t know. We will be working and someone will come up and be half interested in the mags and talk a little, and when they leave I am asked “Do you know who you were just talking to?” it is good for keeping me from being starstruck but also shoes how little I know.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet YoYo from Germany. No only is he older then I ever paid attention to, but he is also a freestyle skater. He came through super nice and willing to chit-chat about his tricks hes invented and showing off his custom board. So with a sharp left turn here is some freestyle skating in sunny San Diego.
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Another part from our friend and host of Skate Fillet, Grant Fiero. It is always hard to place the skill of your friends within the greater context of what is “good.” I get way more excited over homies than strangers so I was pleasantly surprised when the new part Grant had been talking about got featured on the DLX site and Thrasher as well. Big things my dude, keep em coming.
When we were fresh to San Marcos and looking for people to skate with we spent some time with the MHC crew out in the streets. At the time the brand run by Tinbum was still just a crew involving some friends from Australia and some friends in America. Super chill and not too serious, just like the Australians themselves. Me and Matt were happily surprised to have tricks in the friend section of this video. This single trick in a homie video felt like my pro debut. Thanks Tinbum!
Call it Mammoth week because everybody just spent time at the mountain. At the same time as we had our trip the other local crew we roll with MHC was just getting back from their adventure. I had heard rumors of the To Fakie Crew being up there the week before as well. Then as soon as I get home and decide to watch some skating, I see this edit! With our edit coming soon and a flood of instagram videos from nature, Ill post this to hold you over till ours gets done. If you ever get a chance to go to the eastern sierras, do it! California is so much more beautiful than LA would lead you to believe.
You’ve all seen the front blunt and you’ve probably seen the kickflip lipslide but this frenchman is the full package. He’s got incredible skill on rails and an even better kickflip. Seeing him motivate himself on a solo mission to do some of these tricks as if it is a switch he just has to turn on and the ripping begins. He never doubts himself and when he can’t do a trick he knows it often before the first try. I got very lucky to shoot some photos of him before he takes over the world!