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Title: Adrian Lopez Tribute and Appreciation
Post by: I SUCK! on August 31, 2010, 08:21:17 PM
To fan the flames, here's a tribute to my long time friend, Adrian Lopez...

http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php (http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php)
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Post by: alienlurkshop on August 31, 2010, 08:24:50 PM
fuck yeah I saw it at crossroads and was waiting for it on the web.
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Post by: smokecrack on August 31, 2010, 08:28:14 PM
that was a sweet edit. congrats to Adrian for everything he did on a skateboard.

(i wish they wouldv'e done one of these tribute/retrospective parts for Jon West when he bowed out gracefully.)
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Post by: starvingrobot on August 31, 2010, 08:40:36 PM
Always thought he had one of the gnarliest back tails.
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Post by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf on August 31, 2010, 09:27:58 PM
To fan the flames, here's a tribute to my long time friend, Adrian Lopez...

http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php (http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php)

That's rad as fuck. The first time I saw footy of him was in the Mystery Black and White preview in New Blood.

EDIT: Perfect song choice, by the way. The Stones rule.
Always thought he had one of the gnarliest back tails.
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Post by: popsiclesandskatin on August 31, 2010, 09:31:04 PM
in dying to live he had a line with a cast on and me and my friends growing up thought that was just so badass.
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Post by: Upgrayedd on August 31, 2010, 09:35:45 PM
i loved lopez back in the day. his dying to live part was on repeat for a good while. and his first shoe on circa was amazing. i really wish he could've put out more footage over the past few years.
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Post by: FranklinSt4Ever on August 31, 2010, 09:44:03 PM
B-B-But I did learn backtails because of you Adrian  :'( and half cab boardslides.

I also had his first pro model on Circa. I remember i was really stoked because the insole had skulls printed on it and I thought that was the raddest thing I had ever seen
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Post by: DustyGozongas on August 31, 2010, 09:52:21 PM
B-B-But I did learn backtails because of you Adrian  :'( and half cab boardslides.

I also had his first pro model on Circa. I remember i was really stoked because the insole had skulls printed on it and I thought that was the raddest thing I had ever seen

i loved those shoes...i had a lopez board back in the day, It was the one with his face on it and black background
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Post by: mooraga on August 31, 2010, 09:57:01 PM
That's rad as fuck. The first time I saw footy of him was in the Mystery Black and White preview in New Blood.

2005?
how old are you?
the first footage I saw of him was in misled youth
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Post by: lamfordie on August 31, 2010, 09:59:22 PM
His Dying to Live part was just rad when I was a lil one. His back tails are just classic
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Post by: HATE! on August 31, 2010, 09:59:36 PM
I remember seeing him in Thrill Of It All, my Senior year in high school and being jealous that his height (or lack thereof) allowed to him to be just one giant center of gravity. �Great skater, and I am loving his venture with Loser Machine.
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Post by: slappies on August 31, 2010, 10:08:35 PM
I remember being really stoked on the full cab over the hydrant and gap to backtail in Misled Youth.

Always loved his backside flips too.
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Post by: Omamori on August 31, 2010, 10:20:27 PM
thanks for the post. He has been one of my favorites...crazy 360's. it was awesome to see his past graphics. I wish him the best with Loser Machine.
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Post by: Giovanni Falcone on August 31, 2010, 10:29:57 PM
His Thrill of it All part is one of my favorites of all time. Fuck, Thrill of it All is one of my favorite videos of all time. The bonus Thrill of it All footage on the box set is sick as fuck. Some line that has a nollie front 180 heel and switch tre, so sick. Maybe some Love and Brooklyn Banks footage in that montage too.
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Post by: zuma on August 31, 2010, 10:36:45 PM
ha ha ha everyone on here is usually hating on him and now that chief posts his shit... ha ha ha
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Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on August 31, 2010, 10:42:29 PM
i had black dickies and the lopez circa shoes.  i thought i was him in like 9th grade
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Post by: Brown Thunder on August 31, 2010, 10:48:57 PM
thrill of it all, misled youth and dying to live are all banging parts.

Everything solid and legit.
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Post by: Watson on August 31, 2010, 11:25:30 PM
Adrian Lopez has milked his pro career harder than any other skateboarder in the history of the profession. I am glad he decided to throw in the towel.

With that out of the way, I wish him the best of luck in his new venture.
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Post by: kevbo999 on September 01, 2010, 01:06:13 AM
i am also a dying to live kid, loved the whole vid
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Post by: Mein Fuhrer! I can walk! on September 01, 2010, 01:12:43 AM
i am also a dying to live kid, loved the whole vid
Second +
First shoes I ever skated to shreds. I shoo goo'd them for like 2 months putting pieces of ducktape over the kickflip area and stuff
(http://images.reviewcentre.com/sent-in/item12067.jpg)
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Post by: Pretty Girls Make Graves on September 01, 2010, 04:40:27 AM
Dying to Live was my first video and is still my favorite video. I must have watched it a billion times. The graphics archive is amazing. I wish they would do more of those.
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Post by: Donkey Lips on September 01, 2010, 04:43:24 AM
Spent many nights as a kid, getting dizzy trying to learn cabs after watching this fucker do one off the dock over a dumpster. His misled youth part was awesome.
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Post by: sk8fool on September 01, 2010, 04:58:01 AM
Lopez and Reynolds inspired me to do Caballerials. I've been a fan since his part in the first Emerica video; Yellow.
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Post by: rawbertson. on September 01, 2010, 06:29:43 AM
yeah dude straight up chocolate milked it, he always did the same like 4 tricks that everyone already mentioned, bs flip, cabs, bs tails. his section on best of 4 with the misfits song was good, then thrill of it all was not bad, misled youth was a bit better, then i felt like all his parts were exactly the same after that.
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Post by: Donkey Lips on September 01, 2010, 06:50:26 AM
Good interview with him. Funny, years ago (2002) I pictured him being the dude to take JT's spot at the helm of Zero and Circa. At least he's honest that he hates his video parts and his recent times in the industry. Didn't know he was in legal trouble. He did market the shit out of his shoes though. That AL202 was a good shoe, and if I remember right it was the cheapest pro shoe out. Eh well, happy trails dude.
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Post by: luke_gardner on September 01, 2010, 07:04:33 AM
he always did the same like 4 tricks that everyone already mentioned, bs flip, cabs, bs tails.
had a mean back lip as I remember

but come on...if you've got a small back of tricks those are fucking great tricks to have. best of luck adrian!
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Post by: Beeda Weeda on September 01, 2010, 07:57:47 AM
Him and Jamie shared a part in Emerica Color, 96?
I am hapy to se him bow down, but he deffinatly milked it, too many chill ads, neck tats payign hands, and not enough skating.

I wish him luck.
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Post by: dolphinstyle. on September 01, 2010, 08:07:40 AM
stopped caring about him after his poor appearance in black and white, but everything before that was good.
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Post by: Narcissus on September 01, 2010, 08:11:36 AM
Jamie Thomas/Adrian Lopez Emerica Yellow Part (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsbIFEiDZ0I#)

Adrian Lopez 411 part! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xeujl6OoEMM&translated=1#)

Adrian Lopez - Zero Thrill Of It All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znRkpsmkWp0&feature=related#)
That backtail shove is still so sick.

Adrian Lopez - Zero Misled Youth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxF1JBiPRvY&feature=related#)

Adri?n Lopez from Zero dying to live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443QtIBpvK8&translated=1#)

circa it's time - Adrian Lopez (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w4SPwfoZ94#)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_093gkS5E1WQ/TFSHvU21p8I/AAAAAAAABGA/TVjIqURdswc/s1600/IMG_4344.JPG) Still on my wall.



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Post by: stevedave on September 01, 2010, 08:39:36 AM
ha ha ha everyone on here is usually hating on him and now that chief posts his shit... ha ha ha

I was thinking the exact same thing.  Its funny how that works on here....
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Post by: CUDDLEMONSTER on September 01, 2010, 08:47:27 AM
dude is a little cannonball on the board. i was always into lopez (first pair of pro skate shoes). anyway, i always figured that he would take over mystery. especially in the early days with all those sugar skulls graphics. he was never mindblowing but i'm bummed that he's so hard on himself. he had a good run.
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Post by: EricLogan on September 01, 2010, 09:30:58 AM
His misled youth part first inspired me to start trying slide tricks that got you moving backwards (front boards, back lips, etc). The backtail fakie down that huge wood hubba still stands as the best one ever, to me at least. You might never see another that big done with that much ease.
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Post by: whiteley on September 01, 2010, 09:38:19 AM
i think of all the people jamie helped bring up over the last 15 years, lopez has been my favorite. he helped define those early days for zero, the raw and dirty days. he had a unique style from day one, and i always loved the trick selection and the speed. extremely proper back lips and back tails, and his front blunts were perfect. probably the best full-cabs, too.  bummed to see him stepping away the last few years, but i wish him good luck with loser machine. thanks for posting up that edit jamie, rad to look back.
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Post by: bumpnrun on September 01, 2010, 09:49:25 AM
I never really paid much attention to Adrian Lopez nor really watched his video parts.  He does appear in this Koston golf article (http://fairwaysandflips.blogspot.com/2008/05/skaters-and-golf.html) though.  I'll have to watch all those youtube videos and the tribute video.
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Post by: Krudler on September 01, 2010, 09:55:15 AM
That video makes it seem like he died or something.
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Post by: rocklobster on September 01, 2010, 10:06:47 AM
one of my favorites from the old zero days....  every time i watch his dying to live part i feel like hes dancing while skating to the gypsie kings.... proper looking cabs that looked like he could easily spin an extra 180.... 

his few parts really bummed me out, sucks that hes so harsh on himself... dudes got anxiety problems....

all the best to him....
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Post by: rawbertson. on September 01, 2010, 11:36:25 AM
Him and Jamie shared a part in Emerica Color, 96?
I am hapy to se him bow down, but he deffinatly milked it, too many chill ads, neck tats payign hands, and not enough skating.

I wish him luck.

you mean "yellow"

but yeah that praying hands thing was stupid. i know this toy who got that tattooed. praying is for fags and weird lookin people
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Post by: Fongstarr. on September 01, 2010, 11:40:36 AM
So Jamie....is Adrian Lopez going to be a manager of Mystery now?
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Post by: spool of cord on September 01, 2010, 11:41:44 AM
his misled youth part always stood out the most to me. maybe because me and my friends watched it every single day, right into the mid 2000s. I remember everyone was always blown away by the boardslide he did in misled youth (where the clip is stuck on in the youtube link). i'm pretty short and he was one of the dudes who showed me that you could be short and still have a great looking style. dude deffinetly didn't pussy-foot on a board. props on a long, surely enjoyable career....good luck with the rest!
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Post by: norrin radd on September 01, 2010, 12:46:17 PM
back in the mid 90's for some dumb ass reason we rode huge wheels for street i think i had some 56's maybe even 59's (muska influence for sure on that) but i remember lopez's back lip in thrill of it all on the bus benches riding some MASSIVE wheels and thinking, damn...that looks retarted and bulky... been under 53 since, mostly 51.

good luck lopez, i was down for you but i really can't recall any of your parts since dying to live...you got passed up real quick by the other up & comers of your time
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Post by: theknifesong on September 01, 2010, 12:51:45 PM
Misled Youth still in my top 3 videos of all the time
I used to watch it so much. The tape was so bad.

Years past and i've started to working in the industry, i was so happy to organize C1RCA tour with all the dudes Lopez, Allie, Ramondetta, Tave... Meet this guys especially Lopez for me was like dream came true.

(http://skateboarding.ru/reading/simg6_112.jpg)

I was so hyped. This crazy ass "fan" feeling never going to be the same for me again.

Thanks, Adrian! 
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Post by: tseebs on September 01, 2010, 01:56:42 PM
grew up on misled youth. best of luck adrian
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Post by: Chris P. Bacon on September 01, 2010, 02:09:22 PM
first time i saw thrill of it all i was hooked as a kid, i thought his intro walking under the bridge through the water was epic, his part got me into the stones and zero. my friends dad was co owner of circa, and i used to get a pair of adrian lopez circas every month, hope they dont discontinue his shoe, im pretty sure they are one of the best selling skateboard shoes of all time, i remember reading that in his timeline a while back. and misled youth is my favorite video, if i didnt watch that shit everydya i wouldnt be skating now.
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Post by: saucy ragu on September 02, 2010, 12:37:09 AM
Adri?n Lopez from Zero dying to live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443QtIBpvK8&translated=1#)

WHen Dying To Live came out, I was the only one of my friends who dug his part. I don't know if it's because I grew up with The Gypsy Kings in the background of my childhood, or that his whole part was a quick-footed barrage of solid skating. Best of luck Adrian, I hope you look back with a fonder attitude towards your parts.
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Post by: friendly dave on September 02, 2010, 11:31:41 AM
When I saw this thread, my first thought was, "Did Adrian Lopez die?". Glad that's not the case.
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Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on September 02, 2010, 12:21:40 PM
I still can't get over the fact that he skates like wee-man....
Wee Man Oompa Loompa Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrLjBpj4Mr4#)
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Post by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf on September 02, 2010, 01:29:23 PM
i think of all the people jamie helped bring up over the last 15 years, lopez has been my favorite. he helped define those early days for zero, the raw and dirty days. he had a unique style from day one, and i always loved the trick selection and the speed. extremely proper back lips and back tails, and his front blunts were perfect. probably the best full-cabs, too.  bummed to see him stepping away the last few years, but i wish him good luck with loser machine. thanks for posting up that edit jamie, rad to look back.
I was just talking to my bro the other day about how Zero should bring this back...
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Post by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf on September 02, 2010, 01:32:20 PM
That's rad as fuck. The first time I saw footy of him was in the Mystery Black and White preview in New Blood.

2005?
how old are you?
the first footage I saw of him was in misled youth
18 haha. Yeah I know, I'm a youngin'...
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Post by: pugmaster on September 02, 2010, 08:20:50 PM
Misled youth part was my fav.  Real unique and clean style.  Plus he's hispanic so you already know hes fertile.
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Post by: The Mess on September 02, 2010, 09:36:39 PM
amazing montage. the og quick setup... best of luck to him...
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Post by: DGKALIS on September 02, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Damn... i was hoping there would be years of Lopez popping up from time to time... Blessing us with his backside 180's. He's got one of the illest looking ones, no doubt.
I was always stoked on the dude because his trick selection was clean... real clean. He always skated fast and powerful. He seemed to stay true to who he was on a skateboard and never switched his style up. His footage from 10 years ago could be ill in video today. Thats what made and makes him dope as fuck.

Lopez is a cool ass dude in life too. I never spent too much time with him outside of seeing him at events or at bars or whatever.. but when i did.. dude was always mad cool.
Respect bro....

Always a fan.
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Post by: CigaretteBeer on September 03, 2010, 02:21:17 AM
Misled Youth was the first video that I really went crazy over. I always loved his part in that and Thrill Of It All, still do. But the guy should have retired about ten years ago. He's definitely not legend status and a guy that is able to have his name on a board regardless of his footage output. He milked the fuck out of his career worse than anyone I can think of.
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Post by: dylan makes me wet on September 03, 2010, 05:22:25 AM
i think of all the people jamie helped bring up over the last 15 years, lopez has been my favorite. he helped define those early days for zero, the raw and dirty days. he had a unique style from day one, and i always loved the trick selection and the speed. extremely proper back lips and back tails, and his front blunts were perfect. probably the best full-cabs, too.  bummed to see him stepping away the last few years, but i wish him good luck with loser machine. thanks for posting up that edit jamie, rad to look back.
I was just talking to my bro the other day about how Zero should bring this back...
yer,definetly
that's why i love brockman so much.because he seems to embody,what i think,zero should be like
raw,crazy,gnarly dudes
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Post by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf on September 03, 2010, 08:05:38 AM
i think of all the people jamie helped bring up over the last 15 years, lopez has been my favorite. he helped define those early days for zero, the raw and dirty days. he had a unique style from day one, and i always loved the trick selection and the speed. extremely proper back lips and back tails, and his front blunts were perfect. probably the best full-cabs, too.  bummed to see him stepping away the last few years, but i wish him good luck with loser machine. thanks for posting up that edit jamie, rad to look back.
I was just talking to my bro the other day about how Zero should bring this back...
yer,definetly
that's why i love brockman so much.because he seems to embody,what i think,zero should be like
raw,crazy,gnarly dudes
Jamie's not doing as much these days and Cole is getting more tech. Cervantes, Brockman, Rattray (Go Scotland!), and Sandoval keep it raw on Zero. I wish Allie stayed on Zero, too.
2000 - 2007 is the Zero days I love. It wasn't so kiddie. Not to talk shit, I usually get Zero decks. But I wish the marketing and team image was the same as back in the day. Oh well, Jamie's a smart dude, and a smart businessman. Gotta get something out of the business these days, during the fluctuations of the national economy's status especially.
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Post by: bndla on September 03, 2010, 12:10:58 PM
i've always been fan of his bs flips/ollies
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Post by: MrDreamPop on September 03, 2010, 02:06:33 PM
he's a nice guy.  dude gave a couple of the homies his burrito at last year's crossroads.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on September 03, 2010, 10:24:24 PM
i think of all the people jamie helped bring up over the last 15 years, lopez has been my favorite. he helped define those early days for zero, the raw and dirty days. he had a unique style from day one, and i always loved the trick selection and the speed. extremely proper back lips and back tails, and his front blunts were perfect. probably the best full-cabs, too.  bummed to see him stepping away the last few years, but i wish him good luck with loser machine. thanks for posting up that edit jamie, rad to look back.
I was just talking to my bro the other day about how Zero should bring this back...
Totally. Thrill of it all is so sick. That video probably has more slams then makes in it. Its like every dude was doing shit that they probably shouldn't have even been trying. Ellington especially. My favorite part of his is in thrill of it all. That part has so much heart. Also, Aaron Harrison was fucking rad.

I always liked how Adrian Lopez did everything backside or facing backwards (like frontside noseslides, boardslides, and blunts). Back when he first started you didn't see much of that type of stuff going down on handrails either.
Also, not yet discussed, he actually had a really sick backside 5-0.
And to the shit talkers, I think the attitudes are different now because he's retiring. Sure, in his later years I doubt he was zero's top board seller, but he had a long and respectable career, when he's retiring, its better to talk about the good shit about him than talk negatively. He's already out of the game, what more do you want from him?
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Post by: Rutger Hauer on September 03, 2010, 10:34:07 PM
I couldn't believe my eyes as I saw him doing those cabs over hydrants. It just wasn't possible in my mind to do that trick at all and definitely not over some as high as a hydrant. And then came the bs tail and lips, damn! And all of his stuff ever (not in Yellow but after that) was filmed so cool, I was (and still am) big fan of Zero filming as those early Zero videos came out. It Made his skating look even better.