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Title: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: plastic bench nerd on December 08, 2006, 12:51:40 PM
this is for my fellow freind, we dont get to skate much anymore he's always working at ups, and i wish we had more time to skateboard , like the good ol days!

hands down, he is the best skateboarder thats ever came out of oregon or lived in oregon.

the dudes untouchable.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: Guile on December 08, 2006, 12:55:15 PM
ill second that. i saw him skate a demo once and it was incredible, switch shove smiths and stuff. you guys should start a company or try and get in with that skate mental shit or something.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: chocolate pow! on December 08, 2006, 12:57:45 PM
there was a period of time where i was really into matt beach, his pro-spotlight in transworld i read left a good impression of him on me

the skating spoke for itself

matt beach rips!
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: k-nutz on December 08, 2006, 01:10:58 PM
when i met him he gave me the impression of kermit the frog mixed with a turtle
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: k-nutz on December 08, 2006, 01:14:46 PM
oh yeah at the demo he did they had him ollie over a bunch of little kids and he ended up hitting them.  that was cool too.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: ciaran on December 08, 2006, 01:17:51 PM
His part in Can't Stop was amazing.  I loved it.  He's always seemed to be just under the radar though, for whatever reason - he really should be as big as say Rowley or Carroll or somebody of that status.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: Commercial D on December 08, 2006, 01:34:24 PM
I've been down since his part in 'Ravers.' Over the years he's had lots of coverage, and his part in 'Can't Stop' was my favourite that year. That bs 50-50 across the bridge is just gnarly--such board control. Those UPS guys don't make that much dough; with enough hustlin' even flow dudes can live phat. It would be a shame if we didn't get another Matt Beach part--and soon.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: sfa on December 08, 2006, 01:40:07 PM
one of the most underrated ever!!!

should be a big big name, he saved this toymachine demo i say in springfield mass.

tony hawk should get his head out of his ass and put him back on birdhouse and pay the kid.

oh, and plasic bench nerd, i saw an old arsenal ad of yours in 411 #30 last night and i was laughing my ass off thinking about this raymond molinar shit.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: j....soy..... on December 08, 2006, 01:42:13 PM
we'll look forward to the chris fissel appreciation thread next week...
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: Chris from Essex on December 08, 2006, 02:09:46 PM
Yeah, he's great - I was lucky enough to see him skate at Vans Generation '97 in London, and was really impressed. Consistent, stylish, technical - everything you could really want. Definitely want to see another full part from him before he disappears from the scene...
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: FFUR YLLIB on December 08, 2006, 02:14:54 PM
bwaa!                     matt rips!

plastic bench, do you still skate plastic bench? it's right by the house but i never think to go there.

we'll look forward to the chris fissel appreciation thread next week...
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: FFUR YLLIB on December 08, 2006, 02:16:52 PM
oh yeah, plastic, your avatar,  i was there when drehobl did his buttslap to fakie at the dept. it took him about three or four tries with a cig, of course. great think demo.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: GröntGräs on December 08, 2006, 02:31:29 PM
matt beach is one of the greats.
but matt working at ups and plasticbenchnerd not even skating full time thats what i call a waste of talent.
i guess the industry can be a filthy bitch but you should take advise from Guile and start your own shit,  a wood company, team as follows, beach, fortune, mikey chin and javier sarmiento. if theres still a tiny bit of hope left for the world of skatebording that shit would fly off the shelves.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: FFUR YLLIB on December 08, 2006, 02:35:19 PM
that'd be a sick lineup.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: headache on December 08, 2006, 03:18:39 PM
When I think of underrated, Matt Beach is the first guy that comes to mind. Or second. He's way up there and has stayed under the radar somehow. How's a dude like Willy Santos rise to the top of a team (at the time) and Matt Beach not? Scandalous.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: thumbhead on December 08, 2006, 04:03:43 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve-Xg61fQHE">seriously </a>
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: plastic bench nerd on December 08, 2006, 04:21:00 PM
yeah, thanks for all the kind words ,


but what i meant to do with this thread is hope that people could start posting some of matt's parts and maybe some sick photos if anyone has them,
im living out of a box right now and i cant find my copy of "cant stop" and the only thing i have found on the internet is old birdhouse footy, anyone have his 411 profile? that shit was off the charts!
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: Guile on December 08, 2006, 04:23:44 PM
its from the same issue as this http://youtube.com/watch?v=qOJNlaUZfhM

someone has to put that shit up.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: justafan on December 08, 2006, 04:46:25 PM
matt beach is truly an original veteran


SOMEONE HOOK THAT MOTHERFUCKER UP

his skill can t be denied, never tried to fit in, this man s an icon and noone seems to care, what a shame!!!
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: sammyjones on December 08, 2006, 04:58:50 PM
Sorry if I missed something, but is bench nerd Jamie Fortune?


I think there should be a company with all the `forgotten legends´ that just dissapeared from skateboarding. I would hook up Lavar Mc Bride, Kareem, Matt Beach, Jamie Fortune, Shawn Mandoli, Ronnie Creager (although he is still in buissiness, but on the wrong company) and a lot more I can´t remember at the moment.

They all dissapeared before they could afford their bentley out off their paychecks.

Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: sammyjones on December 08, 2006, 05:05:21 PM
I just watched that birdhouse part...
I didn´t know he had that much style. It´s totally amazing, even if he lands a trick sketchy.

I would pay him 5 bucks if he comes out with a new part. Who is with me ?
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: Guile on December 08, 2006, 05:06:13 PM
ill put $6.75 canadian into it
 $10.75 if its matt AND jayme
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: sammyjones on December 08, 2006, 05:10:22 PM
Perhaps we should sell their new parts on ebay.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: k-nutz on December 08, 2006, 05:25:36 PM
talk about a circle jerk...
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: The Bullet on December 08, 2006, 05:27:27 PM
i'm with commercial D, his can't stop part was my favorite of the year, and my 2nd favorite of all time.   I think if he wanted to have made it huge, he coulda moved down to california and done that up.  But from what i hear, he didn't wanna leave his hometown, which i really respect.  Been a big fan of his since his early birdhouse days.   Seeing him skate in person a few years ago, he exceeded my expectations.  

Jayme and matt starting a company sounds like the best idea i've heard all day.
Title: Re: matt beach appreciation thread
Post by: sammyjones on December 08, 2006, 05:29:26 PM
talk about a circle jerk...

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Go and play counter strike.