Saturday, February 1, 2014
Street Rat, Parking Lot Trash/ Top 5 Saturday
Number 1. Lee Bender Carving- The only newer picture in the whole batch. This is perfection in motion. Bare foot Serape carve its got style and danger and it makes me want to go find a pool to hurt myself in.
Number 2.Duane Peters Bombing- The Master maybe right before he turned into a junkie turd. Honestly if I had to just pick one picture that sums up skateboarding this would be the one.
Number 3-Matt Hensley ollie- I stared at this picture in Thrasher for weeks trying to wrap my head around how high he could Ollie. My favorite Street Skater hands down. He could do tech and he had style. Met him a few times and was always very cool. One time he gave me a set of wheels because mine were so trashed. I would go and buy green army pants and hack off the legs so I could have the same shorts and I never even came close to Hensley nor did anybody else. He was God.
Number 4. Gonz Gap- The first time this ran in the magazine I was like NO WAY NO WAY could anybody do that gap. But right there in my face was Gonz killing it. I went to SF and tried the Embarc gap. I failed and damn near killed myself. Right up the street was the famous ledge. It was gnarly and I managed to do one railslide down it before I broke my board and packed it in.
Number 5. SATAN NATAS- Besides Mullen Natas was so ahead of his time that he left everyone behind. Did the craziest stuff in the Streets of fire and Wheels on fire Videos. I watched them so many times that I wore them out. Wall rides, handrails, ollies, kick flips, you name it and he did with style and great speed. He made skateboarding more like art along with Gonz. Enjoy and never forget where you came from. Street rats and parking lot trash.