Forrest Edwards never went anywhere, but today, he made his return to the medium that fostered his infamy: straight-to-web videos. (Still haven’t seen Wild Power because Cali-based indie videos are hard to come by in New York.)
Is this kid am yet? Has the skateboard industry lost touch with modernity by choosing to confine an eventual hall-of-famer to internet cult hero status? (He’s not listed on the Toy Machine site. He would also, uh, “stand out” in that line-up if he was.) Or is Forrest Edwards too much for even sanitized purveyors of for-the-kids degeneracy like Baker, Shake Junt, etc.? He backside 360ed a fourteen, kickflip front crooked a round rail, revisited the San Francisco double-set where he “wasn’t really trying” to actually “try” (procuring a switch backside flip), landed a switch flip down a set and then gave a “Ok, now what?”-look before switch 360 flipping another one, paid homage to Andrew Reynolds (who eats fruits) via tricks with cigs, and paid homage to the Black Ninja (another internet cult hero) via bright green sneakers — all likely under the guise of morally objectionable substances. What’s left? Skate companies are dumb.
HOWEVER, Forrest Edwards doesn’t have the best video on the internet today, as great as it may be. 7-11 sucks, but their shoplifting prevention is top-notch, especially at their location on Flatbush. See below. “HE BITING ME FAM.”