Photo by Mike Blabac
As a coincidental addendum to the “Life on Video” series that has been going on all week, here’s a quick rundown of what gets one of the greatest champions of classic plaza-based street skating hyped. Stoked he included a certain two-song part from a personal favorite in there ;) Have a good weekend everybody.
Photo by Jonathan Mehring
You’d think that by targeting someone in a younger demographic for one of these — Sean’s is probably the youngest person to do one — we’d steer selections away from the more recurring choices. Then you realize there’s a reason certain things are classics, yaknow? There’s always gonna be some thirteen-year-old who is just discovering the Rolling Stones, just as Gino’s nollie back heel off the three is never not going to be #relevant to anybody who enjoys the act of skateboarding ;)
Photo by Corn
It is a known fact that Canadians excel over Americans in many facets of living, yet never get the credit. Skateboarding is no exception, as many talents have fallen by the wayside of American attention spans in favor of inferior homegrown products.
During our DGK company retreat, we had a chance to speak with one of the few Canadians who broke through the glass ceiling and into the hearts of American ledge enthusiasts everywhere. We’re talking about none other than the legendary Wade D., the only Canadian to make the c. 2012 phat stylez master list. It should come as no surprise that he’s a fan of both the [Italian] American Gino and the Canadian Gino.
Quartersnacks for DGK in fine skate shops now :) Available online from 35th Ave, Black Sheep, FTC, Premier, Mom’s Sweet Shop, Palace 5ive, Pitcrew and Uprise.
[Cropped] photo by Colin Sussingham
Starting to try and avoid candidates for this series who feel guilty not recommending Sheffey in Soldier’s Story and Gonz in Video Days (no offense y’all) — at least for a few installments. So we’re getting ~weird~.
This one comes from Alex Olson’s favorite skateboarder, Forrest Edward’s OIAM co-star, and Hjalte Halberg’s most accurate impressonator, Chris Mango Milic.
No idea who took the photo above, sorry. Just pulled it off Tumblr. Any help w/ a credit is appreciated. Photo by Seu Trinh. Thanks commenter :)
Been a while since we ran one of these. This edition comes from a childhood hero of anyone who started skating during Shorty’s post-Fulfill the Dream reign. Muska covers some usual suspects, but luckily goes into a bit more detail as to *why* exactly some of the parts we’re often told are #important, are. Had a ton of fun doing this one. Unfortunately had to leave off the two honorable mentions at the bottom :( before it got way too long, though he was just as enthusiastic about those.