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Title: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
Post by: rileyoneill on October 04, 2006, 09:03:29 AM
people might talk shit but is there any skater that u admired growing up but now cant stand? or just a fav. in general?  Mine were p.j, and creager... I still like them now but when I first really started skating I couldnt stop watching there footy.....PJ WHL was such a good part.
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Post by: countbrakula23 on October 04, 2006, 09:06:32 AM
chad muska when i was in elementary school
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Post by: Mizzark on October 04, 2006, 09:10:52 AM
myself
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Post by: fuckingvegan on October 04, 2006, 09:11:38 AM
Gonz, Natas, Neil Blender, Tommy Guerro, Gator, Eric Dresson etc...
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Post by: Mizzark on October 04, 2006, 09:13:05 AM
when I eventually got a skate video for my brithday stevie and kalis became my favorites
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Post by: kev on October 04, 2006, 09:17:11 AM
Apples and L Rob
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Post by: biggums mcgee on October 04, 2006, 09:18:14 AM
fred gall was the reason I was psyched on skating for my first six months
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Post by: TotallyAwesome on October 04, 2006, 09:22:44 AM
eric dressen and natas kaupas.

i never grew out of not liking either, although over time natas has become and will always be my favorite skater.
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Post by: Matze on October 04, 2006, 09:29:25 AM
keenan milton
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Post by: S-Town Holla! on October 04, 2006, 09:31:32 AM
Kareem
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Post by: dopestyle on October 04, 2006, 09:34:31 AM
natas, gonz, and gator
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Post by: kaufmaner on October 04, 2006, 09:39:58 AM
chet thomas was a big favorite of mine when i started skating, cant watch him skate now
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Post by: isaac on October 04, 2006, 09:48:10 AM
julien stranger, gonz, jason lee, salman agah, andy howell and others
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Post by: Lasero on October 04, 2006, 09:56:38 AM
koston, penny, creager, arto... pretty much all the guys on menikmati.
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Post by: artless on October 04, 2006, 09:57:33 AM
Damn man I hate to admit this now but... Mike V.... Ban this and Propaganda... My friends where all Natas fiends.
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Post by: koots on October 04, 2006, 10:03:49 AM
I liked Muska and Olson.  Other people that I was into early on were Marc Johnson, Tom Penny, Geoff Rowley, and Ed Templeteon.  However, I was  pretty big into Shorty's.  Shorty's was pretty rad at the time I guess.
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Post by: k-nutz on October 04, 2006, 10:05:09 AM
Lance Mountain, Ed Templeton, Jaime Thomas and Rodney Mullen  (1997)
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Post by: art hellman on October 04, 2006, 10:14:31 AM
fred gall was the reason I was psyched on skating for my first six months

....and matt reason
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Post by: chocolate pow! on October 04, 2006, 10:14:49 AM
mike carroll has been and will always be my favorite... as far as i can remember having a favorite it was him

kalis runs a close 2nd..ever since his droors ad where he switch bs tailed hubba the man can do no wrong in my eyes

other early guys were karma and cardiel... an older skater i started skating with was from the fresno area and he got me into consolidated, and i bought into the anti-hero thing early on too...the logo is sooo sick
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Post by: Sleazy on October 04, 2006, 10:20:31 AM
Natas (still my favorite), Hosi and Chris Miller
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Post by: yeah dude! on October 04, 2006, 10:28:18 AM
Virtual Reality was the first video I saw so
Colin McKay
Danny Way
Mike Carroll
Rick Howard
Tony Ferguson
Sean Sheffy
Pat Duffy
Rodney Mullen
Sal Barbier

But I was also down with Eric Ricks, Gino Perez and Ben Liversedge.
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Post by: Danny on October 04, 2006, 10:39:51 AM
Tommy Budjanec
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Post by: woody on October 04, 2006, 10:45:57 AM
The Muska. But then I found Welcome to Hell and watched that almost every day.
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Post by: mipe on October 04, 2006, 10:51:24 AM
Muska, or possibly Reynolds or Klein, Berra, Heath...infact every skater from The End (1st. video I have ever seen. Back in the day it was all total ripping!).
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Post by: FFUR YLLIB on October 04, 2006, 10:56:40 AM
barbee, hensley, lotti, way, hawk, gonz, lee, sheffey, ron allen, knox the list goes on and on
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Post by: sfa on October 04, 2006, 11:10:35 AM
my fist favorites that i still love would be ed templeton, marc johnson, tom penny, huf, and the muska

this was around 94-95

i will admit to really liking mike v. at that same time but i really could care less about the guy now. i also went on a peroid of being bummed out on muska, i remember being really let down at his part in guilty. i was also really sick of his over exposure.

my next batch of favs in like 98-99 were guys like kalis, stevie, barley, tony ferguson, howard, carrol, fred gall.
basicly i went back and watched a lot of videos from like 92-99 and thought about things differently (for example realizing how rad barley and gall are!)
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Post by: flyingdepabrothers on October 04, 2006, 11:13:17 AM
Robbie Gangemi
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Post by: corto on October 04, 2006, 11:13:42 AM
I liked chet thomas' gorilla frontside flips for a long time.
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Post by: Burgalveist on October 04, 2006, 11:17:09 AM
I was a big Rodney Mullen geek when I first started skating.
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Post by: CigaretteBeer on October 04, 2006, 11:20:56 AM
Geoff Rowley, Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds. I liked Adrian Lopez in misled youth a lot. I don't really care for him now.
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Post by: chocolate pow! on October 04, 2006, 11:22:45 AM
The End (1st. video I have ever seen. Back in the day it was all total ripping!).

damn, is 1998 considered back in the day already??

anyway, how could i forget marc johnson...i'll also add lavar mcbride and creager...their skating in trilogy was amazing

heath, wenning, barley, welsh, and keenan too i love watching their skating
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Post by: Guile on October 04, 2006, 11:22:51 AM
first video i ever saw was mouse but that was well after i had started skating and all i could think is that it was wierd how koston and mariano kept switching thier feet, it didnt make sense at first. i used to watch that every day and go outside and try to roll switch down the road. i loved those 2 and anyone in powell "Scenic Drive"
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Post by: isaac on October 04, 2006, 11:23:26 AM
Jahmal Williams
Adam Ayer
Jad Angell
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Post by: ed on October 04, 2006, 11:24:38 AM
Shier
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Post by: biggums mcgee on October 04, 2006, 11:30:10 AM
tony cerventes, lizard king..
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Post by: candycanesammy on October 04, 2006, 11:36:04 AM
bones brigade for sure.  lance, cab, tony, tommy and goddamn mike mcgill.  i think "animal chin" was the first video i ever saw, so definitely those guys.
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Post by: mikefork on October 04, 2006, 11:41:05 AM
first video i saw was fulfill the dream so i psyched on all of them then i watched some 411 later that day where cards did that gold rail for an anti hero ad so he was #1 on my list and always will be
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Post by: magnet on October 04, 2006, 11:42:32 AM
Barbee, Natas, Frankie Hill, Danny Sargent, Guy Mariano, Rudy Johnson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Paulo Diaz, Tommy Guerrero, Vallely, etc. 

Ban This and Public Domain were probably the first videos I 'owned'.  Disappointing  when guys like Vallely used to be so awesome end up being such kooks today.  But then again that was like 15+ years ago.
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Post by: Backseat Diver on October 04, 2006, 11:43:25 AM
I thought muska had really good frontside hardflips
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Post by: Meth and Hookers on October 04, 2006, 12:05:38 PM
koston, carroll.
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Post by: rapist on October 04, 2006, 12:06:37 PM
The Donger and Wade Burkitt
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Post by: Alan on October 04, 2006, 12:07:23 PM
Carroll
Ethan Fowler
Senn
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Post by: hesh_trash on October 04, 2006, 12:09:03 PM
I thought muska had really good frontside hardflips
there are backside hardflips?


Yeah the first vids i dug gershon mosley and i always thought colt cannon was dope back in the day, can't stand they guy now.
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Post by: hesh_trash on October 04, 2006, 12:10:09 PM
damn, is 1998 considered back in the day already??
That was nearly 10 years ago now
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Post by: chocolate pow! on October 04, 2006, 12:18:54 PM
damn, is 1998 considered back in the day already??
That was nearly 10 years ago now

alright, but how much has really changed in these past 8 years in skateboarding? same skateboards, same shoes, same tricks (just bigger and longer)... now if you compare 1990 with 1998 things have changed...

but if you're just referring to time, it's all realative to ones age, for me 8 years ago is a little less than a 1/3 of my life, if 8 years ago you were 16 then i could understand

but you threw out colt cannon as you're fav from back in the day...he's been heavily in the scene since what, 2000, maybe '99...that's pretty recent to be throwing out back in the day status
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Post by: KMD on October 04, 2006, 12:25:02 PM
Peter Smolik....fulfill the dream ran my life.
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Post by: HUSH on October 04, 2006, 12:26:13 PM
Tabias Walker was actually my idol for the first few months I skated. Invisible "Days Of Plunder" was the first video I ever saw and dude just looked ill on a skateboard.
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Post by: Bobby Peru on October 04, 2006, 12:27:02 PM
Jamie Thomas was my first favorite.
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Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 04, 2006, 12:28:34 PM
everybody in the chocolate tour
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Post by: commander jameson on October 04, 2006, 12:32:56 PM
Eric Dressen, Natas Kaupas (from Reason For Living), Frankie Hill, Ray Barbee, Lance Conklin (Propaganda), and everybody, and I mean everybody from H-Streets Hokus-Pokus.
These three videos are first skate videos that I saw in my life (all three dubbed on one tape) and Hokus-Pokus is still one of favourite skate videos after all this time.  For years this was all I known about skateboarding : ).
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Post by: fuckingvegan on October 04, 2006, 12:35:33 PM
Tabias Walker was actually my idol for the first few months I skated. Invisible "Days Of Plunder" was the first video I ever saw and dude just looked ill on a skateboard.

Whatever happened to that guy? He ripped and had a good style.
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Post by: jono9981 on October 04, 2006, 12:46:07 PM
reese forbes and i still really like his skating
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Post by: vanilladutch on October 04, 2006, 01:16:08 PM
First video I saw was Life's "A Soldiers Story"...so my favs were Donger and Sheffey for a minute...and I still like Sheffey alot hope he makes a comeback soon...
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Post by: Backseat Diver on October 04, 2006, 01:42:26 PM
I thought muska had really good frontside hardflips
there are backside hardflips?


Yeah the first vids i dug gershon mosley and i always thought colt cannon was dope back in the day, can't stand they guy now.
i thought his illusionflips were called frontside hardflips, i deffinately thought nate jones was really cool when real to reel came out, i was in the 8th grade and i spent all my time trying backside tailslides.
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Post by: kev on October 04, 2006, 01:44:17 PM
tony cerventes, lizard king..

good one
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Post by: S-Town Holla! on October 04, 2006, 01:45:36 PM
Jamie Thomas was my first favorite.

now that i think of it...he was one of my first too.
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Post by: the ragamuffin on October 04, 2006, 01:57:53 PM
Damn man I hate to admit this now but... Mike V.... Ban this and Propaganda... My friends where all Natas fiends.

Yeah dude, the really old Mike V. stuff was always sick to watch. I loved the endless boneless possiblities. Also, Mullen without a doubt was my all time favorite for a while.
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Post by: //////////// on October 04, 2006, 02:08:24 PM
it took me forever to learn how to flip my board so i gave up and wanted to be peter hewitt
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Post by: HenryChinaski on October 04, 2006, 02:09:07 PM
Gonz and Natas, I started skating around 85-86.
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Post by: Math Professor on October 04, 2006, 02:47:49 PM
Gonz and Natas, I started skating around 85-86.
Hosoi and Cab. I think I started skating around the same time.
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Post by: Mizzark on October 04, 2006, 03:13:59 PM
Virtual Reality was the first video I saw so
Colin McKay
Danny Way
Mike Carroll
Rick Howard
Tony Ferguson
Sean Sheffy
Pat Duffy
Rodney Mullen
Sal Barbier

But I was also down with Eric Ricks, Gino Perez and Ben Liversedge.

remember that nollie shove it gino perez did? man that was cool
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Post by: jared... on October 04, 2006, 03:29:00 PM
my first video was trilogy, a hand-me down from my cousin who got me into skating, along with my brother...  Definitely Gino, Shiloh, Kareem, Jason Dill...you get the picture...and I was amazed by Ronnie Creagors Manuals, and the switch tails at the end of his part...
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Post by: yeah dude! on October 04, 2006, 03:29:57 PM
Virtual Reality was the first video I saw so
Colin McKay
Danny Way
Mike Carroll
Rick Howard
Tony Ferguson
Sean Sheffy
Pat Duffy
Rodney Mullen
Sal Barbier

But I was also down with Eric Ricks, Gino Perez and Ben Liversedge.

remember that nollie shove it gino perez did? man that was cool

After the varial heel? Yeah, really good.
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Post by: jared... on October 04, 2006, 03:30:09 PM
Bobby Peru, that chick in your avatar is the most beautiful girl in the world...ish.
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Post by: roulette on October 04, 2006, 03:41:36 PM
Most definately jeremy wray, and this was during the time where you had to have a fav "vert" skater, danny way or wade speyer
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Post by: chocolate pow! on October 04, 2006, 03:46:50 PM
Most definately jeremy wray, and this was during the time where you had to have a fav "vert" skater, danny way or wade speyer

excellent choice...jeremy wray, most underated ever??
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Post by: roulette on October 04, 2006, 03:50:36 PM
i remember him being hot shit for awhile after SHS came out, but yea hes underrated, so proper, doesnt film any thing but perfect gnarly tricks... nice guy too
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Post by: gabeallenjones on October 04, 2006, 05:23:26 PM
Eric Koston.  Close second would be Simon Woodstock (his Vans pro model was SO good).
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Post by: Lance on October 04, 2006, 06:18:46 PM
Growing up i got to watch Kenny Reed first hand before he was pro or even sponsored, along with John Marshall and to this day John Marshall is my favorite skater, but from videos, MJ and Gino always stuck out.
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Post by: what an abortion! on October 04, 2006, 06:31:47 PM
Kev, who is that chick in your avatar?
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Post by: auspatrick on October 04, 2006, 06:32:45 PM
back in the day - jason lee, gino iannucci, guy mariano, eric koston, jason dill, danny way

now - more people are added. but the list still starts the same.
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Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on October 04, 2006, 06:46:32 PM
Arto Saari - One of the first videos I actually owned was Menikmati, and I loved everything about that part.

Kerry Getz - Always knew he was a local dude, and I thought he had some of the smoothest stuff I had ever seen at the time.

Heath Kirchart - As a kid, when you see that Sight Unseen part, you pretty much think he's the greatest period.


I wish I'd have grown up with skating in the early days of street so I could say that it was Gino, or Mike Carroll.
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Post by: Bill on October 04, 2006, 07:57:23 PM
Arto and Creager.  I used to watch both their parts in Menikmati before I skated everyday.
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Post by: Cmurder on October 04, 2006, 08:36:13 PM
Gonz, Natas, Neil Blender, Tommy Guerro, Gator, Eric Dresson etc...

Damn Straight..Add Chris Miller, Lester Kasai, Jeff Phillips....
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Post by: jonny on October 04, 2006, 08:48:59 PM
def. the muska and p.rod when he was younger
that's when i started skateboarding
pretty much the whole old es team too
one of the first videos i saw was menikmati
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Post by: colinsthename on October 04, 2006, 09:12:52 PM
muska, koston.  i watched fulfill the dream every damn day for a long time.  and then menikmati when that came out.  fucking wore those tapes out
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Post by: yep yep on October 04, 2006, 09:37:09 PM
most of the people in trilogy...Gideon Choi, Daewon Song, Ronnie Creager, Kareem Campbell and the rest of his Menance team. Other people like Drake Jones, Jovantae Turner, Keenan Milton, Chad Muska, and Guy Mariano.
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Post by: johnjr on October 04, 2006, 09:55:45 PM
The first video I ever saw was Feedback, so Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, and Arto Saari were who I looked up to when I started.
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Post by: bobjohn on October 04, 2006, 11:21:49 PM
Poncharelli from CHiPs. He rides some skatepark with John during the skateboarding episode. Since 1978, all I've wanted to do was ride a skateboard. All thanks to Ponch.
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Post by: NITSUJ510 on October 04, 2006, 11:28:40 PM
My homies, Jerry Hsu and Louie Barletta
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Post by: Universal Remonster on October 05, 2006, 02:18:16 AM
reynolds
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Post by: Sacred Smoke on October 05, 2006, 07:05:08 AM
First vid i bought was 411 #28. That 'es euro road trip got me so into Koston. I remember just loving† his style (this was way before i even considered style). I still get stoked on that footage. He does some super long kicky nose manual nollie flip which pretty much blew me away at the time.

Considering the time (and my age) i also of course got into the Shorty's shit. Yes, i liked Chet, but i was like 11, so eat me.† I was really into Daweon and Rodney around the time of the Round 2 vid. I was super into Reynolds when I saw the end. And thats all i can be bothered remembering.

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Post by: S-Town Holla! on October 05, 2006, 09:01:23 AM
I remember the first video i saw other than tony hawk shit was Uprising and i was super down for ron whaley.
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Post by: Alan on October 05, 2006, 09:35:49 AM
Tabias Walker was actually my idol for the first few months I skated. Invisible "Days Of Plunder" was the first video I ever saw and dude just looked ill on a skateboard.

Whatever happened to that guy? He ripped and had a good style.


[phelps]He rode for Tracker[/phelps]
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Post by: Bobby Peru on October 05, 2006, 11:06:20 AM
Bobby Peru, that chick in your avatar is the most beautiful girl in the world...ish.

Her name is Camilla Belle. Watch The Chumscrubber or When a Stranger Calls for her. Neither are very good, but she's a babe. She recently did The Quiet with Elisha Cuthbert too, could be good or bad.

(http://juventus.uno.hu/static/galeria/camillabellekicsi.jpg)
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Post by: iheardherassholeslikethisbig on October 05, 2006, 11:41:48 AM
well im still pretty young so some of you will laugh
when i first got into skatin my favorites were
geoff rowley
jamie thomas
arto
rodney mullen
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Post by: Alan on October 05, 2006, 12:05:52 PM
So you started in 1999?
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Post by: Commercial D on October 05, 2006, 12:22:07 PM
Pat Brennan - Powell Video 8 (my first vid)
Brian Lotti - Now 'N' Later
Gonz - Video Days
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Post by: HUSH on October 05, 2006, 12:28:57 PM
First vid i bought was 411 #28. That 'es euro road trip got me so into Koston. I remember just loving† his style (this was way before i even considered style). I still get stoked on that footage. He does some super long kicky nose manual nollie flip which pretty much blew me away at the time.

Considering the time (and my age) i also of course got into the Shorty's shit. Yes, i liked Chet, but i was like 11, so eat me.† I was really into Daweon and Rodney around the time of the Round 2 vid. I was super into Reynolds when I saw the end. And thats all i can be bothered remembering.


28 was aiight, Gideo Choi part and Jayme Fortunes nollie backside flip over that rail were sick too. I dunno what happened to Tabias, but he was steezy.
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Post by: bert on October 05, 2006, 12:32:45 PM
It was all about Matt Hensley when I started skating.
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Post by: SixofSeven on October 05, 2006, 12:34:11 PM
Rowley (First video I saw was Sorry)
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Post by: iheardherassholeslikethisbig on October 05, 2006, 01:14:02 PM
no i started in 2002
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Post by: vekke on October 05, 2006, 01:40:36 PM
everyone in tws video feedback, but mostly arto, muska (also in fulfill the dream), reynolds and rowley... and also first tws mag i picked up had an interview of kareem, i was psyched.
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Post by: sergio on October 05, 2006, 01:43:21 PM
i didnt have a favorite sponsored skater when i was new to skating. the only skater i looked up to at the time were my cousins in medellin, and some skateboarding program on nickelodeon. mouse, trilogy, & welcome to hell were released and everything changed. 1996 was a good year to be skating.
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Post by: SLUTBALL on October 05, 2006, 02:16:57 PM
chadilac muskalade
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Post by: fido on October 05, 2006, 06:04:45 PM
gonz, lee, matt beach, hensley, templeton, ocean and andy howell, jeff pang........
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Post by: flying V on October 05, 2006, 07:26:44 PM
hi-5 and damage. penny and drehobl. different but whatever, thats whats cool about skating.
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Post by: Mullet Man on October 05, 2006, 07:38:37 PM
Salman Agah. He just made skating look so gnarly.
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Post by: Sacred Smoke on October 05, 2006, 08:53:49 PM
First vid i bought was 411 #28. That 'es euro road trip got me so into Koston. I remember just loving† his style (this was way before i even considered style). I still get stoked on that footage. He does some super long kicky nose manual nollie flip which pretty much blew me away at the time.

Considering the time (and my age) i also of course got into the Shorty's shit. Yes, i liked Chet, but i was like 11, so eat me.† I was really into Daweon and Rodney around the time of the Round 2 vid. I was super into Reynolds when I saw the end. And thats all i can be bothered remembering.


28 was aiight, Gideo Choi part and Jayme Fortunes nollie backside flip over that rail were sick too. I dunno what happened to Tabias, but he was steezy.

Actually I confused myself, it was actually issue 29 that i had. My cousin had 28 though, i remember. Didnt it have some scott bourne profile or some shit where he falls through to canopy of some trees when he's lookin for his board? Funny shit.
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Post by: cold budweisers on October 05, 2006, 08:54:42 PM
fake steez ronson
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Post by: Drew Peacock on October 05, 2006, 09:33:41 PM
Chris Miller
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Post by: BIG, SWINGING DICK on October 06, 2006, 12:09:29 AM
danny way.

i started skating in 1990.
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Post by: hesh_trash on October 06, 2006, 12:13:14 AM
damn, is 1998 considered back in the day already??
That was nearly 10 years ago now

alright, but how much has really changed in these past 8 years in skateboarding? same skateboards, same shoes, same tricks (just bigger and longer)... now if you compare 1990 with 1998 things have changed...

but if you're just referring to time, it's all realative to ones age, for me 8 years ago is a little less than a 1/3 of my life, if 8 years ago you were 16 then i could understand

but you threw out colt cannon as you're fav from back in the day...he's been heavily in the scene since what, 2000, maybe '99...that's pretty recent to be throwing out back in the day status
Yeah that's true, i wasn't being a dick i just thought it was funny how 10 years doesnt seem that long ago.
And yeah i've only been skating since like 99.
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Post by: L.S on October 06, 2006, 01:22:47 AM
jamie from wellcome to hell
creager and lavar from trilogy
muska, creager and penny from tsa
koston, york, guy and howard from mouse
basically almost everyone from those videos.
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Post by: fumblebag on October 06, 2006, 01:40:58 AM
tony cerventes, lizard king..

hahaha... wait, you ARE kidding right?

I like Lizard King.  I just thought that everybody on this board has been skating longer than me.

I think, when I started at Thanksgiving of '97, I liked... Arto Saari, Rick McCrank, Rodney Mullen. Feedback just came out.  Dill & AVE! Reynolds.  Damn, that's a good video.

I was 11.  20 now.  I'm going to get a decade-commemorating tattoo next year.
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Post by: KMD on October 06, 2006, 02:37:43 AM
yo, get a tatty that's like a skateboard that's fucking dripping blood and shit...but the blood drips into a dragon who's breathing fire but the fire's like a big fat set of tittys with a motherfuckin sword going through them.

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Post by: subroku on October 06, 2006, 08:37:04 AM
jeremy wray.ripping.
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Post by: yeah dude! on October 06, 2006, 09:48:25 AM
yo, get a tatty that's like a skateboard that's fucking dripping blood and shit...but the blood drips into a dragon who's breathing fire but the fire's like a big fat set of tittys with a motherfuckin sword going through them.



hahaha
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Post by: defiantnate on October 06, 2006, 10:10:42 AM
When I started skating in 96 a dude I met out skating gave me my first video, Thrasher: The Truth Hurts. It came out in 93 but when I watched it for the first time, I was blown away. I'd never seen such good skating before. After that I choose Willy Santos as my favorite skater, but I also enjoyed Carroll, Karl Watson and whoever else was in the video ( I haven't seen it in years). My friend's fav after the video was Simon Woodstock because he loved the weird shit he did (anyone remember the vans ad where he had the penny suit and the board covered in pennies)?
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Post by: fuckingvegan on October 06, 2006, 10:14:43 AM
When I started skating in 96 a dude I met out skating gave me my first video, Thrasher: The Truth Hurts. It came out in 93 but when I watched it for the first time, I was blown away. I'd never seen such good skating before. After that I choose Willy Santos as my favorite skater, but I also enjoyed Carroll, Karl Watson and whoever else was in the video ( I haven't seen it in years). My friend's fav after the video was Simon Woodstock because he loved the weird shit he did (anyone remember the vans ad where he had the penny suit and the board covered in pennies)?

Doesn't Louie Barletta use that penny board in the Enjoi video?
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Post by: woody on October 06, 2006, 10:48:29 AM
He had a photo on the subscribe page of slap sometime in the last few years riding a penny covered board, I think it was in the enjoi video as well.
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Post by: applejuice66 on October 06, 2006, 07:05:42 PM
everyone that was in menikimati
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Post by: The Slap Poster Formerly Known As Shughe on October 06, 2006, 08:14:51 PM
the eS team when menikmati came out. mostly arto and some mccrank here and there
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Post by: Delta on October 07, 2006, 06:22:53 AM
marc johnson pre-bald era. before the A team, i mean. i still like him, though.
that was how i got to know sterelab and promise ring.
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Post by: Anton on October 07, 2006, 06:25:55 AM
rodney mullen and the muska for a couple of weeks then McCrank
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Post by: Edward Penishands on October 07, 2006, 06:26:21 AM
getz............mainly because my first 2 videos were jump off a building and photosynthesis
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Post by: HenryChinaski on October 07, 2006, 02:40:23 PM
marc johnson pre-bald era. before the A team, i mean. i still like him, though.
that was how i got to know sterelab and promise ring.
Stereolab and the Promise Ring are both so rad! (And so is MJ)
It's a shame that The Promise Ring broke up, thier last album 'Wood/Water" was SO good. You have good taste in music and skaters man.
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Post by: quit on October 07, 2006, 05:14:21 PM
Tommy Guerrero...Ray Barbee...Eric Dressen....
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Post by: j....soy..... on October 07, 2006, 10:19:01 PM
mark gonzales in thrasher..
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Post by: Delta on October 08, 2006, 03:58:36 AM
marc johnson pre-bald era. before the A team, i mean. i still like him, though.
that was how i got to know sterelab and promise ring.
Stereolab and the Promise Ring are both so rad! (And so is MJ)
It's a shame that The Promise Ring broke up, thier last album 'Wood/Water" was SO good. You have good taste in music and skaters man.
yeah, thanks. i will try to get wood/water then. i only have one of the albums.
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Post by: motley on October 08, 2006, 06:29:02 AM
MJ ever since i first watched Modus Operandi
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Post by: Mullet Man on October 08, 2006, 07:36:27 AM
I was also pretty stoked on Markovich. He skated fast and went big when no one else really was.
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Post by: Mizzork on October 08, 2006, 08:00:15 AM
Hosoi was the first person I saw that made me want to skate.  After watching my first videos a month later, Natas, Cab, Jeff Kendall, and Gonz.
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Post by: Mizzork on October 08, 2006, 08:04:05 AM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about Dressen and his wallrides.
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Post by: tim on October 08, 2006, 08:08:46 AM
Gonz and Natas, I started skating around 85-86.
Hosoi and Cab. I think I started skating around the same time.

I did and it was all about Hosoi. I think it started out just because I thought the Hammerhead boards were cool. My first three real boards were all Hosois
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Post by: Mizzork on October 08, 2006, 08:14:28 AM
First three boards were:
Hosoi Hammerhead Street Mini
Jeff Grosso Demon Board (hand me down)
Gonz Color My Friends

Do you remember skating the same board for 5-7 months?
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Post by: tim on October 08, 2006, 08:17:59 AM
Hell, yes. boards back then were tanks. Skated the same board until the tail was about half the size it started at. Then I got a paper route and bought new boards every couple months.

I think I had Tracker Ultra Lights on all those  boards too. What the hell was I thinking?
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Post by: HenryChinaski on October 08, 2006, 01:34:04 PM
Hell, yes. boards back then were tanks. Skated the same board until the tail was about half the size it started at. Then I got a paper route and bought new boards every couple months.

I think I had Tracker Ultra Lights on all those† boards too. What the hell was I thinking?
That is exactly what I did, worked a paper route just to buy boards. My first three decks were a Powell Steve Caballero with the Dragon graphic, a Vision Gonz with the face graphic, and the Powell Tommy Guerrero with the flaming dagger graphic. Yeah, boards used to last forever then, and everyone used rails on thier board. My first pair of trucks were G&S trucks that had hollow hangers, anyone remember those? They were made of titanium or something. I had a set of Tracker Ultra Lights that someone gave me once, and I remember the plastic baseplates broke. After that I always skated Indys for a long time, until the 90ís and the Venture craze hit.
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Post by: roulette on October 08, 2006, 02:23:27 PM
yea gullwing for life
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Post by: Mizzork on October 08, 2006, 08:47:03 PM
I had 2 paper routes (my block consisted of a whole lot of apartment buildings).  Sundays were the worst.  Try delivering them heavy shits on a skateboard and no elevator.  I thought those G&S trucks were chromolly steel.  I had them, too.  Then I skated Gullwing and Deadbolt trucks.
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Post by: bentmode on October 08, 2006, 09:14:43 PM
on my first board, i was supposed to get gullwings, but they had run out, so instead they gave me ventures.
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Post by: JOE! on October 09, 2006, 11:35:18 AM
arto saari and geoff rowley
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Post by: jared... on October 09, 2006, 11:36:07 AM
Jeff Rowly is the best.
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Post by: tim on October 09, 2006, 04:53:04 PM
I had 2 paper routes (my block consisted of a whole lot of apartment buildings).  Sundays were the worst.  Try delivering them heavy shits on a skateboard and no elevator.  I thought those G&S trucks were chromolly steel.  I had them, too.  Then I skated Gullwing and Deadbolt trucks.
Luckily my route was in a suburban neighborhood. Was in the morning on weekends and the afternoon during the week and my buddy's house was halfway through my route. So I would do half my route and skate our launch, quarter pipe, and slider box for a couple hours. Then I'd fiinish up the route, then go home. Memories....
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Post by: frizz on October 09, 2006, 06:35:34 PM
i liked Gee-off rowley and arto sorry.
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Post by: quit on October 10, 2006, 10:39:24 AM
I had 2 paper routes (my block consisted of a whole lot of apartment buildings).† Sundays were the worst.† Try delivering them heavy shits on a skateboard and no elevator.† I thought those G&S trucks were chromolly steel.† I had them, too.† Then I skated Gullwing and Deadbolt trucks.
Luckily my route was in a suburban neighborhood. Was in the morning on weekends and the afternoon during the week and my buddy's house was halfway through my route. So I would do half my route and skate our launch, quarter pipe, and slider box for a couple hours. Then I'd fiinish up the route, then go home. Memories....

Who the hell delivers the newspaper now?  Oh and weren't those trucks magnesium?
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Post by: JOE! on October 10, 2006, 11:34:27 AM
i liked Gee-off rowley and arto sorry.

the funny thing is arto really calls him by that name

Gee-off
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Post by: moonie on October 10, 2006, 12:41:50 PM
Cardiels "One try, do or die" Spitfire ad in Thrasher - I think this was during the first few years of my skating, but it always stuck to my mind the most.
Another one was a sequence of his noseslide on a tall, long ledge down stairs with caption along the lines of "Its beatiful to watch someone so in control and out of control at the same time...". His facial expression in the pic/seq tells the whole story.

Cardiel was, is and forever will be the king in my mind.
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Post by: 76CTA on September 01, 2018, 06:27:55 AM
Salman Agah
Jeremy Wray
John Montessi
Ed Templeton
Ron Knigge
Kris Markovich

Used to cut out photos/ads and blutak to my bedroom wall
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Post by: nowthatsitalian! on September 01, 2018, 06:53:53 AM
Can't pick just one as to being a fickle kid so

Spanky
Ed Templeton
Adrian Lopez

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Post by: Rasmus on September 01, 2018, 06:59:22 AM
Rowley, Koston and Glifberg (first it was mainly because he was a dane... later on, I learned to appreciate skating, and he's one of my favorites because he is amazing!)

EDIT: Woah this is an old topic!
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Post by: MarxLenin on September 01, 2018, 07:04:44 AM
Sheffey Gonz and Eastern Exposure
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on September 01, 2018, 07:05:21 AM
  Jason Jesse.
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Post by: Nth syd bear on September 01, 2018, 08:18:44 AM
Haha wow howíd this get bumped from 06
Wow..

To answer the question first video I saw actually one of my earliest memories as a child was
The bones Brigade video show in 84-85. I would of been four I liked lance mountain
Straight away.

Bones brigade Chris miller Natas gonz than as soon
But after ban this Mariano for good..
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Post by: boogs on September 01, 2018, 08:21:19 AM
his name was Craig and he lived at the end of my street. he rode an orange executioner and could boneless like no other.
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Post by: cilantro on September 01, 2018, 08:40:41 AM
Ali Boulala was my first favorite and always has a special place in my withered ol heart
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Post by: Christopher Lambe on September 01, 2018, 08:51:08 AM
Ray Barbee.
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Post by: LemThurdy on September 01, 2018, 09:57:53 AM
I liked Kareem , Reynolds, and Burnquist back in the day. Reynolds still kills it and Muska was dope to watch too
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Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on September 01, 2018, 09:58:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gps5pswBbUM
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Post by: TheLurper on September 01, 2018, 10:09:17 AM
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

As far as pros/ams go, I thought Justin Roy was super cool. I met him (fanned out on him) at ASR when he was still on Foundation and he was super friendly.
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Post by: Mongoloid on September 01, 2018, 10:12:58 AM
Ed fucking Templeton..

I appreciate his skating, and that is always untouchable to me, but man is he just a bit of a turd.
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Post by: fang on September 01, 2018, 10:25:59 AM
Gator 1986
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Post by: dirtyweemidden on September 01, 2018, 10:47:33 AM
it was the Muska, then I saw Misled Youth and it was Ellington for years
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Post by: Nth syd bear on September 01, 2018, 11:10:50 AM
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

As far as pros/ams go, I thought Justin Roy was super cool. I met him (fanned out on him) at ASR when he was still on Foundation and he was super friendly.
This is so true .. i use to skate the local high school after school weekends
When I was like 10 fifth grade I never left the place..
 all the other skaters were like 15,16 upwards I thought they were cool
Until I got to know them and kinda realised it was the other way round..
 they were kinda kooks ...
except one dude had such a sick Ollie impossible and always skated h st boards with the red grip
I thought he was cool until we hung out a bit than I just he was lazy and smoked too many ciggerettes
Ahh to be ten.. my burn out mate was probably 16 tops.. ha
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Post by: ShoeProblem on September 01, 2018, 11:12:37 AM
In 1986, the world was divided between Hawk and Hosoi, and the passage of time has revealed that I chose poorly.
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Post by: Frank on September 01, 2018, 11:31:43 AM
i don't remember. something like a tie between shorty's olson and rick mc crank
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Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on September 01, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
rodney easily
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Post by: Dark Knight on September 01, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
Frankie Hill, no doubt.
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Post by: Betaphenylethylalamine on September 01, 2018, 12:30:38 PM
Frankie hill and ray barbee
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Post by: quadcuff on September 01, 2018, 01:16:15 PM
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

none of them ever were

one of the biggest revelations of any skater's time is realizing the people you idolized for merely being good at skating usually didn't deserve any of that respect you gave them, it's a weird reason to look up to someone, mimics sport culture pretty closely

good skater ≠ good person
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Post by: BousiŮa on September 01, 2018, 01:22:40 PM
Carroll, Koston and Arto Saari.
Carroll and Koston because Yeah Right was like a religion in my hometown when I started skating (for me was Carroll's part), and Arto because he was me and my brother's favourite character in Tony Hawk Underground and his Sorry part.
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Post by: Jayspec on September 01, 2018, 02:25:40 PM
Koston, Mike York, Jeremy Wray, Jeff Pang
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Post by: Justis on September 01, 2018, 03:05:26 PM
Ali boulala was one of my first favorites , along with louie barletta
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Post by: urbneathme on September 01, 2018, 03:13:48 PM
kareem campbell no question. got into skating via the tony hawk games and him doing a ghetto bird looked like actual wizardry
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Post by: silhouette on September 01, 2018, 03:32:33 PM
Daewon Song Round 1 / 2 / Second To None era. All my older friends would give me shit because he was 'too tech'.

Now none of them skates anymore, when Daewon still does.
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Post by: alonelikeastone on September 01, 2018, 03:34:39 PM
Natas. Cab. Tom Knox. Steve Olson. Lance.
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Post by: augustmoon on September 01, 2018, 03:44:11 PM
lance mountain, kevin staab, mario rubalcaba
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Post by: my english is bad on September 01, 2018, 05:03:12 PM
Jamie Thomas from the game Tony Hawk pro skater 1
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Post by: CRAILFISH TO REVERT on September 01, 2018, 05:05:41 PM
Chris Miller
Tommy Gurrerro
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Post by: Willie on September 01, 2018, 05:08:57 PM
Cab. Even faked the neck steez on occasion.
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on September 01, 2018, 05:29:49 PM
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

none of them ever were

one of the biggest revelations of any skater's time is realizing the people you idolized for merely being good at skating usually didn't deserve any of that respect you gave them, it's a weird reason to look up to someone, mimics sport culture pretty closely

good skater ≠ good person
  Aren't you just trading one extreme here for another tho?  The guitar string strung too loose will not play, -when strung too tight it breaks.
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Post by: badfomyhealth on September 01, 2018, 07:02:18 PM
Brent Atchley cause of the song in his elementality part
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Post by: AitchBeeGayBuh on September 01, 2018, 07:11:44 PM
Saw Chutty Thomas in my first demo an video (Formula One Super Motor Vixens) skatin ramps an street n couldn't comprehend what stance he was back then, he SSFSflipped over that one rail that Penny did regular in the first 411 I purchased (#14) too n I was dumbfounded (Back then I thought just cuz somethin was switch it was automatically better). Throwin switch 540's n switch frontside flips like they weren't a thing on miniramps got me hyped as a kid as well.

Because of him I had nollie flip back tails on lock at one point in my life (not anymore), liked that Murder City Devils song he skated to, then stopped liking him. He's the first pro that I was a fan of n over time just wasn't... Oddly enough when I started skating thought him n Jamie Thomas were related solely on the last name.

 
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Post by: Flabby cold demeanor on September 01, 2018, 07:47:01 PM


 Kalis coz of the 360 flip between the low granite block gap in Timecode
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Post by: suprisebuttsex on September 01, 2018, 11:49:20 PM
Arto ofcourse. Im from finland.
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Post by: Nanda Zinger on September 02, 2018, 12:13:54 AM
Ray Barbee. First pro i met and still in my top 3.
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Post by: happenstance on September 02, 2018, 12:16:46 AM
The first person that caught my eye was Jamie Thomas in the Invisible Skateboards days. He was in one of the first magazines I could get my hands on. I remember a sequence of him heelflipping a roof gap and it blew my wee child brain.

First time I saw footage of him was a few years later in Welcome to Hell. The backside 5050 on the big round rail might as well have been 100 stairs. It seemed like a rollercoaster.

Edit:

Cab. Even faked the neck steez on occasion.

I've heard of this on more than one occasion and it's quite endearing. 
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Post by: LeeMarvin on September 02, 2018, 04:09:38 AM
Guy Mariano, in particular Video Days. Seeing someone my size do all of that made it seem possible to learn.
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Post by: Dong Hanglo on September 02, 2018, 04:28:15 AM
mike maldonado. jump off a building. i thought his part was the best.
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Post by: cucktard on September 02, 2018, 04:30:45 AM
From the magazines definitely Natas and his amazing ollie.

From the videos, the Bones Brigade was perfectly marketed at my 8-year old self
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Post by: crustynosepick on September 02, 2018, 04:43:07 AM
Used to love Ben Nordberg when I first started skating.Then as soon as the dude got fully hooked up in the states he kooked it 100%, havn't seen any relevent or decent footage of the dude for years.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on September 02, 2018, 04:57:16 AM
I used to watch Terrell Robinsonís 411 part on loop for a real long time.

Read an interview in a local magazine with Pat Dandy early on too, remains one of my favourites and will do for ever
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Post by: Guess whoís back on September 02, 2018, 06:33:12 AM
Tommy G Future Primitive
Cab Gonzalez Natas later Barbee J klien
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Post by: expired on September 02, 2018, 06:43:12 AM
Kris markovich and chris cole, I started skating around 2005
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Post by: heritage on September 02, 2018, 06:51:22 AM
Mike Smith, Joe Lopes, GSD, Neil Blender
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Post by: Mouth on September 02, 2018, 07:14:11 AM
1989 - Natas
1990 - Hill
1991 - Carroll
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Post by: Sundaynuggets on September 02, 2018, 07:35:44 AM
Early 90ís-Ray Barbee, before that I had some Powell decks but didnít know who the skaters were
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Post by: TwisT on September 02, 2018, 07:56:19 AM
Early in to Koston and santos.

Also I watched a bunch of sk8tv
Tony hawk - because he’s tony hawk)
Alphonso Rawls (he does fakie a 540 over the spine! In his interview )
Jeremy Klein (mostly because he had Mario on his board)


https://youtu.be/9RQyMpjHAOI
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Post by: Ohiggans87 on September 02, 2018, 08:08:50 AM
 I saw an aron Snyder clip at our local shop not long after I started skating and I was hooked,shortys did a demo at our shop and Snyder was really nice and killed the demo (there was fuck all to skate and it was lame as fuck in a parking lot plus muska didnít show, but aron just hit everything he could find that was remotely skatable ) deep down I loved muska and would have killed for a pair of those es muskas and silhouette deck but my older brother who was sponsored by said skate shop told me muska was a dick and got booted from toy so I basically wasnít allowed to like him lol. As I got older I stopped caring what my brother thought and started riding muska everything. To this day though I still have a soft spot for Aron.
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Post by: Nate.Dog on September 02, 2018, 08:58:49 AM
I started skating 4 years ago at the ripe old age of 18, my favorite skater has always been Ishod, I watched his chronicles and sabotage (and any other fourstar clip or whatever he had laying around) over and over again, but at the time I really liked luan oliviera and wes kremer, still like wes a lot and I like the way luan skates flat, at the time it absolutely blew my mind how fast and how high he did his tricks.
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Post by: Allez_Jambon on September 02, 2018, 09:48:27 AM
i was fortunate to find tom penny. videoradio was my first video and it made it seem like he was like some quiet, elusive and mysterious legend further supported by sorry and menikmati in the next videos i owned.
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Post by: burn_to_live on September 02, 2018, 09:59:01 AM
Rob Dyrdek
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Post by: snowman600 on September 02, 2018, 10:13:26 AM
Appleyard was my first non-thps-character fav skater
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Post by: nonickname on September 02, 2018, 11:32:35 AM
Templeton (had the woof cat deck)
Klein
But Paulo Diaz once I figured out how to nollie stuff. 
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Post by: PeggyHillsShittySpanish on September 02, 2018, 12:22:07 PM
The Duffman. Started skating in 2001 and paying attention to content 02-03. He had an interview in Transworld where he skated the biggest shit. I was mesmerized that he could do anything remotely athletic in those costumes he wore.
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Post by: parts_unknown on September 02, 2018, 12:24:48 PM
At Christmas, I wanted Modus, but it was already the old TWS video, and my parents bought me IE. Diego Bucchieri's part in that video instantly made him my favourite. Some notable mentions were also Koston, Creager, and McCrank. Basically IE and Menikmati were on repeat.
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Post by: D.O.T. DIY on September 02, 2018, 01:55:03 PM
Jason Adams (98ish)
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Post by: roba on September 02, 2018, 01:56:00 PM
p-rod (early 2010s)
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Post by: Craig Lutzka on September 02, 2018, 05:54:08 PM
My first fav was my man Bucky Lasek
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Post by: JPeterman on September 02, 2018, 07:24:24 PM
The Muska. When I saw the Crooks with the boom box, I was like 5 or 6 years old, I thought it was the dumbest, weirdest and coolest thing ever. Then my brother got Thrill of It All and it was Jamie.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 02, 2018, 08:56:24 PM
Willy Santos was my first favorite.  This was a little before The End came out and everyone who skated in 7th grade was wearing those Birdhouse shirts or hooded sweatshirts with the boardgraphic basically just dropped on (Reynolds reaper was a classic example).  Just picked up on Willy Santosís name, thought it was cool.  Started skating a few weeks later, at shit bailing on a cul de sac hill bomb in shorts (donít ask) and my friends gave me the Shortys Hardware video to recuperate with which got me stoked on Ronnie Creager and then they lent me Rodney v Daewon Round 1 which sealed the deal
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on September 02, 2018, 09:10:00 PM
Mullen for sure, mostly because I couldn't comprehend freestyle as a kid. Still trip out on this clip.

(https://i.imgur.com/t3Etjqr.gif)

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Post by: DONKEYSAUCE on September 02, 2018, 09:35:22 PM
Tom Penny. We had the same hair (hi-5 era).
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Post by: Fifty8mm on September 02, 2018, 09:40:52 PM
Markovich was my favorite. I still watch his parts time to time. Also Jake Rupp. Reason I do fs noseslides alot.
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Post by: tuque on September 02, 2018, 09:47:19 PM
First two videos had JP Jadeed parts.  I wrote about him in my Journal in 6th grade   
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Post by: happenstance on September 02, 2018, 10:20:29 PM
First two videos had JP Jadeed parts.  I wrote about him in my Journal in 6th grade
I have a soft spot in my heart for JP. Iíve always enjoyed his 411 part. What videos?

BTW, I need to send you those trucks still. Sitting on my desk at work. Iíll do it this week.
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Post by: tuque on September 02, 2018, 10:30:56 PM
First two videos had JP Jadeed parts.  I wrote about him in my Journal in 6th grade
I have a soft spot in my heart for JP. Iíve always enjoyed his 411 part. What videos?

BTW, I need to send you those trucks still. Sitting on my desk at work. Iíll do it this week.

411 39 and Logic 5.  I've always been awful at ledges but loved watching people skate them.  No worries on the trucks we'll link up soon
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Post by: DannyDee on September 02, 2018, 10:57:02 PM
ISUCK. Between Tony Hawk Pro Skating and my first legit video that wasn't a tip trick video being Misled Youth it's pretty easy to see why.

Obviously like all younger kids, I thought Rodney's shit was crazy.
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Post by: Censored on September 03, 2018, 12:47:24 AM
Grew up in this small little town in Australia, as young skaters we all idolised this older kid named Dustin who was insane, he was always travelling around to demos then just took off to America to become pro. Pretty crazy to see how much it paid off for him. Other than him it was the guys from Mouse and The End which I watched everyday, Willy Santos, Heath Kirchart and Reynolds was my shit
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Post by: GAY on September 03, 2018, 08:21:38 AM
Mountain
Cab
Gator
Phillips
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Post by: the_unknown_soldier on September 03, 2018, 08:39:57 AM
Man, a lot of y'all were core as fuck when you started skating.


I was obsessed with Bam my first year or so of skating, then I got Round 3 and was a typical Mullen fanatic, as well as Daewon and Haslam. But then I saw Sorry and that sorta lead the trajectory to my more formative years of skating.
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Post by: notaLOCAL on September 03, 2018, 08:49:16 AM
Jerry Hsu, and pretty much the whole enjoi team. But mostly Jerry Hsu because I'm Asian. I didn't even know Asians skated.
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Post by: ChrisSennsGirlfriend on September 03, 2018, 12:29:27 PM
1991 = Bart Simpson

1997 = Tony Hawk (11 years old and first getting introduced to skating not performed by cartoon characters but still intuited he was way cooler than andy mac)

1999 = At my san diego middle school if you skated you either developed into a Muska/Shorty's kid, or a Jamie/Zero kid. Even though everyone conceded the skating was sick as fuck in both camps, you still chose a lane and bought boards and clothes accordingly. Since my thirteen year old self loved punk but didn't "get" hip-hop it's no surprise i drank the Jamie/Zero kool aid hard as fuck for years to come.
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Post by: Disco234 on September 03, 2018, 12:38:24 PM
Toss up between Thrashinís very own Cory Webster & Hook from the Daggers 🗡
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Post by: Zumiez And Xanax on September 03, 2018, 12:42:19 PM
tha goofy movie
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Post by: Zumiez And Xanax on September 03, 2018, 12:43:47 PM
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Post by: Disco234 on September 03, 2018, 01:26:24 PM
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Gnaríd
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Post by: gsosa on September 03, 2018, 01:35:18 PM
First full vid I saw was Really Sorry but that was when I just got my first board, I started downloading every video I could off Limewire and there were 3 skaters that really caught my eye and made want to skate more than anyone else.
I used to be really into jumping down shit when I had just started since thats a lot of was seen in videos.
These 3 parts definitely were my go to to watch before skating for the first 2 years of skating.
Chris Cole in New Blood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UFB1Xnmmag
Diego Bucchieri in Good and Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5CbHym7Hs
and the last one and probably the one that me psyched the most was Ragdoll's part in BlackOut. Black Label used to fucking kill it back then!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntWM_SGS_dE
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Post by: dirtyweemidden on September 03, 2018, 01:57:58 PM

and the last one and probably the one that me psyched the most was Ragdoll's part in BlackOut. Black Label used to fucking kill it back then!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntWM_SGS_dE

Fuck Yeah man! i still get hyped of that part
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Post by: rejectpaul on September 03, 2018, 02:17:53 PM
The first two videos I ever saw was in the same night, they were sorry and round 3!

Ali and Geoff were my favourites for sure

Rodney and daewon blew my 13y/o mind but I really liked haslam too!

Then I watched tis and the spanly/Herman combo really got me hyped and my favourite has been spanly ever since!

Then seeing what if and seeing duncombe, this little ratty Australian kid ripping with a mullet was amazing!

Honourable mention goes to William Patrick because that shot confused the shit outta me
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Post by: Jim and Dan on September 03, 2018, 04:08:52 PM
Jamie Thomas, fresh into Circa & still hot off Misled Youth.

A lot of THPS exposure at the time, so Muska, Reynolds & Rowley were up there too.
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Post by: silhouette on September 03, 2018, 04:25:25 PM

and the last one and probably the one that me psyched the most was Ragdoll's part in BlackOut. Black Label used to fucking kill it back then!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntWM_SGS_dE

Fuck Yeah man! i still get hyped of that part

My friends and I used to watch the Black Label videos all the time because that's what was being passed around on CD-R's in my hometown for a while before everybody got access to the Internet. I was a fan of Pat Rakestraw's part for a little while because of the song, and Jub's part got me into low impact skating and SOD.
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Post by: Brother Wass on September 03, 2018, 11:01:25 PM
First video I got my hands on was Logic 8, Anthony Mosley stole my heart.
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Post by: brettpancake on September 04, 2018, 02:04:43 AM
When I was like 10 Rodney Mullen was my first favourite, still love the guy but he used to just blow my mind.
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Post by: Enfant Terrible on September 04, 2018, 02:09:16 AM
Jamie Thomas, fresh into Circa & still hot off Misled Youth.

A lot of THPS exposure at the time, so Muska, Reynolds & Rowley were up there too.

SAME SAME
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Post by: Coffee on September 04, 2018, 06:37:02 PM
Started skating at the end of 1995. I saw a CCS with Heathís kickflip back lip from Rolling Thunder and it blew my mind. My first video was Uno and my favorites were MJ, Heath, and Tom Penny.
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Post by: reptar_bar on September 04, 2018, 06:57:50 PM
reynolds, jamie thomas, mullen. reynolds is still one of my favorites.
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Post by: botefdunn on September 04, 2018, 07:09:03 PM
Joe Johnson
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Post by: cherry on September 04, 2018, 07:14:05 PM
musk but really the whole shortys team. Guilty was the first video I saw
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Post by: Grosso4Prez on September 04, 2018, 07:21:02 PM
All my friends were really into Baker and Shake Junt so when I first started my favorites were K-walks and Reynolds.
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Post by: RAD DAD on September 04, 2018, 08:18:53 PM
myself

leo romero and spanky
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Post by: Switch_fsflip_noseslide on September 12, 2018, 09:54:50 AM
Saw a CCS with muska on it in like 98 or so. Got a muska complete along with fulfill the dream. Muska was my fav, but since Steve Olson had the first part, I saw him first, he quickly b came my new fav. 2md video was misled youth. Got it for Jamie Thomas, cuz he looked cool in a photo, but Same thing happened. Adrian Lopez had first part , and quickly became my fav on zero.