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Title: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: yetiii on January 21, 2010, 09:27:24 AM
www.lakai.com

Proudly announcing the newest addition to the team, Daniel Espinoza. An amazing kid, and the skateboarding speaks for itself. Welcome to the fam Daniel, you did Fontana proud. Check back soon for the complete Spring 2010 product line.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Tobias Funke on January 21, 2010, 09:28:55 AM
I was just going to post this. The Spike Jonze line is good too.

Daniel- http://www.lakai.com/news/?p=985

Spike- http://www.lakai.com/news/?p=980
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Nic on January 21, 2010, 09:33:58 AM
didn't expect this
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Pete on January 21, 2010, 09:43:10 AM
damn i just watched this kids shit from the berrics, crazy shit. all the crailtap companies need new ams.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: zipzinger666 on January 21, 2010, 09:59:47 AM
Fuck yeah! Chocolate next hopefully...

that intro clip was awesome too...
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: krookedskate on January 21, 2010, 10:23:35 AM
this kid might have the best style i have ever seen. The kickflip back lip and smith hardflip were perfection.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Pabst on January 21, 2010, 10:46:38 AM
www.lakai.com

Proudly announcing the newest addition to the team, Daniel Espinoza. An amazing kid, and the skateboarding speaks for itself. Welcome to the fam Daniel, you did Fontana proud. Check back soon for the complete Spring 2010 product line.


I've known this kid for a few years now and I'm damn hyped he got hooked up, congrats boy.

Fuck yeah! Chocolate next hopefully...

forreals,
last time i talked to him he was living with C.Roberts so it's bound to be in the works.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: MFS on January 21, 2010, 10:47:50 AM
this kid might have the best style i have ever seen. The kickflip back lip and smith hardflip were perfection.

Your joking right?

Skates like a little kid still.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Dark Knight on January 21, 2010, 10:55:16 AM
Dope!  This kid is the shit and deserves a proper hook up.  I can't wait to see some new coverage.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: eyodu on January 21, 2010, 11:21:31 AM
He'll probably have a full part in the Chocolate video
the HD shit bothers me though
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mandibleclaw on January 21, 2010, 12:02:06 PM
i feel like i really must be missing something here.  because he is one of those kids who's sprung up lately who always try to keep their arms below their shoulders.  am i really the only one who notices this?  his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural.  i noticed it in those berrics vids and still notice it.  and sure, he's another california tech kid who's not too sketchy, but who cares?  there are thousands of these kids.  meanwhile, dudes like jimmy lannon are still being slept on by companies by lakai; he's been on the flow program for years, has put in the work, and still is with no recognition like this.

sorry.  perhaps i'm ranting.  maybe it's that i'm so desensitized by the great amount of insanely tech skating recently that kids like this just don't do it for me.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: rawbertson. on January 21, 2010, 12:07:17 PM
ooohh fuck i was hoping it was danny fuenzalida on lakai... that would have been proper.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mikapepe on January 21, 2010, 12:10:38 PM
i feel like i really must be missing something here.  because he is one of those kids who's sprung up lately who always try to keep their arms below their shoulders.  am i really the only one who notices this?  his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural.  i noticed it in those berrics vids and still notice it.  and sure, he's another california tech kid who's not too sketchy, but who cares?  there are thousands of these kids.  meanwhile, dudes like jimmy lannon are still being slept on by companies by lakai; he's been on the flow program for years, has put in the work, and still is with no recognition like this.

sorry.  perhaps i'm ranting.  maybe it's that i'm so desensitized by the great amount of insanely tech skating recently that kids like this just don't do it for me.

I agree.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: yep yep on January 21, 2010, 12:41:51 PM
this kid is sick, i like the way he skates
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mikapepe on January 21, 2010, 12:46:23 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: waskO on January 21, 2010, 12:50:50 PM
Dope!  This kid is the shit and deserves a proper hook up.  I can't wait to see some new coverage.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: everypennyfedcar on January 21, 2010, 12:53:59 PM
Lakai, preparing for the future; Daniel Espinoza is pretty good.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Baby Rabies on January 21, 2010, 01:24:23 PM
Nice! That clip was sick.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: bluebark on January 21, 2010, 01:51:24 PM
fuck this shit lakai is wack
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: rawbertson. on January 21, 2010, 02:13:26 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.

i think when you are younger your loads are bigger... i forget. maybe i just jerk off more now.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: manu on January 21, 2010, 02:23:39 PM
fuck this shit lakai is wack

i think you'll find you are the one who is the wack attack
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: SleepyPeePee on January 21, 2010, 02:25:07 PM
hell yeah, Daniel comin up!
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: skatebort on January 21, 2010, 02:32:15 PM
his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural. 
how do you know what he is concentrating on? doesn't that happen inside your head?
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: flatspotter on January 21, 2010, 02:35:05 PM
hell yeah, Daniel comin up!
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on January 21, 2010, 02:45:01 PM
I liked the 5-0 360 flip out and the smith hard flip.
those are both go-to fingerboard tricks
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: just_peysa on January 21, 2010, 02:59:44 PM
its rad, and that "nihaoma" music is very funny
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 21, 2010, 03:05:03 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.
Nice.

As far as the whole "putting in work" thing. That's not really how it works. Talent and marketability are what matters. With an am, age also matters. Jimmy Lannon is pretty old, and is not likely to turn into the next Koston. Younger kids have the potential to do that, and because of that potential, they'll get the am spot 9/10 over the guy who has put in work.
Fuck, I've "put in work" skating, but I shouldn't be am. Talent and marketability are what matters, not how much time you spend on the board, how long you have been skating, or even how much you love skating.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 21, 2010, 03:13:03 PM
Sorry for the double post, just saw the video. It's pretty decent, and I trust the scouting abilities of the crailtap dudes. Also, the way they show the chocolate emblem on the top of the board before he grips it makes me think his welcome to chocolate video will probably be in like a week.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Sidewayslurkzine on January 21, 2010, 03:15:40 PM
im pissed how the chocolate and girl dudes who are flowed by lakai get on first, id rather see coakley get on full
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Edward Sebastian on January 21, 2010, 03:29:01 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.

i lol'd
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 21, 2010, 04:16:36 PM
i feel like i really must be missing something here.  because he is one of those kids who's sprung up lately who always try to keep their arms below their shoulders.  am i really the only one who notices this?  his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural.  i noticed it in those berrics vids and still notice it.  and sure, he's another california tech kid who's not too sketchy, but who cares?  there are thousands of these kids.  meanwhile, dudes like jimmy lannon are still being slept on by companies by lakai; he's been on the flow program for years, has put in the work, and still is with no recognition like this.

sorry.  perhaps i'm ranting.  maybe it's that i'm so desensitized by the great amount of insanely tech skating recently that kids like this just don't do it for me.
I was kind of with you until you said jimmy lannon was tight. His style is more fake than most peoples' styles, but it looks good.

im pissed how the chocolate and girl dudes who are flowed by lakai get on first, id rather see coakley get on full
C'mon son. coakley over this kid? you're an idiot.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: bbk on January 21, 2010, 04:30:57 PM
this kid's amazing
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Rampfoot on January 21, 2010, 04:47:50 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.
Sig'd

Stoked for Espinoza! One of the few new kids I'm psyched on...glad to see we will see a lot of him in the future.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mikapepe on January 21, 2010, 05:16:37 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.

i think when you are younger your loads are bigger... i forget. maybe i just jerk off more now.

maybe you are right?
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: riding bitches on January 21, 2010, 05:41:33 PM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.
Nice.

As far as the whole "putting in work" thing. That's not really how it works. Talent and marketability are what matters. With an am, age also matters. Jimmy Lannon is pretty old, and is not likely to turn into the next Koston. Younger kids have the potential to do that, and because of that potential, they'll get the am spot 9/10 over the guy who has put in work.
Fuck, I've "put in work" skating, but I shouldn't be am. Talent and marketability are what matters, not how much time you spend on the board, how long you have been skating, or even how much you love skating.
also, these little kids are skate park machines who have boundless pre pubescent energy and can skate all day everyday.  they usually also have less things they care about in life than someone who has lived for a longer time, so their focus is pretty much purely on skating. 
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Sidewayslurkzine on January 21, 2010, 06:23:36 PM
actually wait, id want to see THIS guy get on!    ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHRAfuAmWo
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: PumpkinEsc0bar on January 21, 2010, 07:56:21 PM
soo sick!!!
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: WansConvenience on January 21, 2010, 08:13:51 PM
get coakley on before offers pour in after MFWTCB.

Dudes will be slobbing his knob like the new pops just watch!
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: SleepyPeePee on January 21, 2010, 09:15:13 PM
actually wait, id want to see THIS guy get on!    ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHRAfuAmWo

HAHAHAHA...

yesss..
that was pretty sick!
...i lol'd.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 21, 2010, 11:17:39 PM
youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpUaGveHxY
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: drowe1 on January 22, 2010, 12:47:48 AM
Lakai, preparing for the future; Daniel Espinoza is pretty good.
very true.. what are they gonna do when most their team retires in five years.. half of the team is like 35, how long can they go.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: metsuri on January 22, 2010, 01:07:06 AM
Thanks for the Youtube, Tate. For some reason, all Crailtap videos take me forever to load, if they do at all. Those are pretty much the only vids I have that problem with.

About this Espinoza kid; think about it, they put him on Lakai fully, he must be the real thing. They don't put somebody on overnight. That footage was pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Randozzi on January 22, 2010, 01:12:55 AM
The kid can roll.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mandibleclaw on January 22, 2010, 01:29:50 AM
can he even jerk off yet? even if he can i bet his load is like whatever.
Nice.

As far as the whole "putting in work" thing. That's not really how it works. Talent and marketability are what matters. With an am, age also matters. Jimmy Lannon is pretty old, and is not likely to turn into the next Koston. Younger kids have the potential to do that, and because of that potential, they'll get the am spot 9/10 over the guy who has put in work.
Fuck, I've "put in work" skating, but I shouldn't be am. Talent and marketability are what matters, not how much time you spend on the board, how long you have been skating, or even how much you love skating.
sorry, i feel like i've gotten the wrong idea across.  i've "put in time" skating too.  we all have.  i was trying to say that, personally, i think that companies should have a bit of loyalty to their riders.  a lot of people have been on companies' flow programs for years, have represented the companies, are known as always repping their stuff, but because they're not the "in" thing right then--either their trick selection isn't what the current trends are (which is exactly what dan espinoza has) or they are a bit older--the companies seem to let them down.  and i think that a lot of really great skateboarders sort of fade out of the limelight they deserve because companies are, as you said, trying to market the most promising young kids.  along the same lines, it's why i was so fucking stoked when daniel castillo finally went pro.  sure, the dude can't do double flip back tails, but he's in there for the long haul and is a staple in skateboarding.

i also personally put the most importance on style, and i just don't think this kid has it, at least not yet.  he still has kid-style for the most part, and i don't really care much for flip-trick wizardry.

and i'm also biased in my opinion of jimmy lannon, he's one of my favorites and a friend.  he ollied my dog.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Donkey Lips on January 22, 2010, 04:49:00 AM
ah jesus jimmy lannon had a tight kickflip.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Moist on January 22, 2010, 07:25:49 AM
Daniel is definately good enough to be where he is at right now. Too bad I can't stand to watch someone skate with a style like his. That made me really want to watch Nestor Judkin's Bonus Round part.....that is skateboarding at its finest.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: mock nugget on January 22, 2010, 02:24:45 PM
i feel like i really must be missing something here.  because he is one of those kids who's sprung up lately who always try to keep their arms below their shoulders.  am i really the only one who notices this?  his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural.  i noticed it in those berrics vids and still notice it.  and sure, he's another california tech kid who's not too sketchy, but who cares?  there are thousands of these kids.

yeah i had a similar reaction when i first saw his footage. to me it seems inauthentic in a way that degrades how good the skating is. the funny thing is that classic skaters from older generations like iannucci or janoski also have that arms below shoulders thing, but it still looks like they are trying.

maybe thats why i enjoyed watching andrew allen's new part so much. it's refreshing to see the skater who looks as if they have something at stake when they switch heel a stairset or noseblunt a ledge, instead of looking like they just did that smith grind kickflip out cause the ledge was just there and, ya know, whatever.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: frenchtoast on January 22, 2010, 02:56:06 PM
get coakley on before offers pour in after MFWTCB.

Dudes will be slobbing in knob like the new pops just watch!

are people supposed to know what a MFWTCB is.....
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on January 22, 2010, 03:11:18 PM
get coakley on before offers pour in after MFWTCB.

Dudes will be slobbing in knob like the new pops just watch!

are people supposed to know what a MFWTCB is.....
It's a video.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: In Lieu on January 22, 2010, 06:18:40 PM
i feel like i really must be missing something here.  because he is one of those kids who's sprung up lately who always try to keep their arms below their shoulders.  am i really the only one who notices this?  his style seems really, really forced because he's always concentrating on keeping his arms down; it's just not natural.  i noticed it in those berrics vids and still notice it.  and sure, he's another california tech kid who's not too sketchy, but who cares?  there are thousands of these kids.  meanwhile, dudes like jimmy lannon are still being slept on by companies by lakai; he's been on the flow program for years, has put in the work, and still is with no recognition like this.

sorry.  perhaps i'm ranting.  maybe it's that i'm so desensitized by the great amount of insanely tech skating recently that kids like this just don't do it for me.

you really think so? in those berrics redemption games of skate it looked like that's just how he rolls, not forced at all. i think he's rad personally
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Quilmes Cerveza on January 22, 2010, 06:40:39 PM
ooohh fuck i was hoping it was danny fuenzalida on lakai... that would have been proper.
I wish...
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: oyolar on January 22, 2010, 07:32:27 PM
get coakley on before offers pour in after MFWTCB.

Dudes will be slobbing in knob like the new pops just watch!

are people supposed to know what a MFWTCB is.....

I'm pretty sure most people on this board understood that.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: yeahisaidit on January 22, 2010, 08:31:09 PM
Fuck yeah! Chocolate next hopefully...

probably along with yaje popson. yaje had a photo in the new tsm chocolate article
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: steenz on January 22, 2010, 08:31:48 PM
this kid is boring, i wanna punch him in the face
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: zipzinger666 on January 22, 2010, 09:36:45 PM
Fuck yeah! Chocolate next hopefully...

probably along with yaje popson. yaje had a photo in the new tsm chocolate article

if yaje gets on chocolate I would be beyond stoked. my favorite ripper out of NY right now for sure...
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: ConnorRobinson on January 23, 2010, 09:22:35 AM
Fuck yeah! Chocolate next hopefully...

probably along with yaje popson. yaje had a photo in the new tsm chocolate article

if yaje gets on chocolate I would be beyond stoked. my favorite ripper out of NY right now for sure...
I heard that kid had a really shitty attitude though. Chocolate doesn't seem like the type of company that would hook up a kid with a bad attitude. But hey, I think I just read that on here, and Yaje is fucking sick regardless.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Il Gimmi on January 23, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
Crailtap dudes know what they're doing. Definitely still has little kid style but with the right amount of nurturing, water, sun light, pruning, nutrients, potting soil, he'll blossom into a beautiful flower.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: ige on January 23, 2010, 11:57:44 AM
First thing that popped into my head while watching Espinoza's clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npO-OR6k-fw (1:46)
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: layzieyez on January 23, 2010, 03:35:49 PM
If this is what the kid has for a welcome to the team clip, then fuck, I'd like to see what they're not showing for the choco vid.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: Sidewayslurkzine on January 23, 2010, 03:56:46 PM
this is gay, i just re-watched the girl open house and in that park contest he got 3rd and ryan spencer got 2nd and trevor mcclung got 1st, id rather see one of those dudes get some love and coverage than just another boring skater like daniel
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: steenz on January 23, 2010, 04:11:03 PM
i'd like this kid better if he just got a haircut, he looks like a fuckin female.
unless he wants to look like a girl, then its all good
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: shaanWOW! on January 23, 2010, 09:25:59 PM
This is a good move for both him AND Lakai.
Title: Re: Daniel Espinoza on lakai
Post by: bluebark on January 23, 2010, 11:00:59 PM
This is a good move for both him AND Lakai.