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willy santos official appreciation thread
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:50:21 PM »
give it up for the amazing filipino in his first official appreciation thread.

i first saw him in and he became my favorite skater, sealed the mother fucking deal. when 'the end' came out i used to watch his part every day before school. still a fave and will always be a fave. dude is dope and a certified legend.

footage.

stun.

winona ryders.

feasters.

untitled.

ravers.

411 profile.

caught clean.

uno.

class of 2000.
(for some reason 'the end' is nowhere to be found on the internet)

the beginning.



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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 07:08:07 PM »


I was stoked when he got on satori, willy rips, thanks for all of those videos.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 07:09:56 PM »
one of my all time favs

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 07:10:24 PM »
I am pretty down with his skateshop. I think i even still have a few stickers

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 07:14:10 PM »
When Power was kicking they did a tour and came through my city last summer....cool ass dude, that's for sure.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 07:54:21 PM »
In the beginning that nose manny he did under the sign at the spot Tom Penny killed was awesome.
Because you can't kill and idea, and we will not be ruled!

the visuals are also mad visual yo
FTW

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 08:20:14 PM »
cant but love this dude
his birdhouse parts have been amazing and his most recent one was one of my favorite parts
seems like a all around nice dude too!

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 08:24:19 PM »
One of my favorite video parts is his footy from Balance in the World of Chaos. All ways been a favorite of mine.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 08:51:14 PM »
i've watched winona riders so many times growing up. my og tape was a copy my friend made with a vhs camcorder in front of his tv. it really doesn't sound and look that much better. eh

how do people forget about old g&s vids? so classic and so ahead of their time. wow willy.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 09:28:32 PM »
His Uno part was the shit. Smith grind kick flip blew my mind at the time.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2008, 09:41:02 PM »
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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2008, 09:48:40 PM »
he gets generally overlooked and never gets the respect he deserves. All his old Birdhouse parts were soooooooooooooooooo ahead of their time.



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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2008, 09:55:20 PM »
if i remember correct
didnt he halfcab late shove the small gap at carlsbad?

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2008, 10:00:33 PM »
when i first started skating, a long time ago... i photocopied a birdhouse ad of him doing a bluntslide on a bench. shit hung on my wall for a year or two. i was at the library with my mom. heh

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2008, 10:45:33 PM »
damn... thanks for the trip down memory lane.  I haven't seen Footage or Winona Riders in over at least 15 years.  Willy owned Webb park.


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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2008, 11:51:08 PM »
A favourite to watch for sure. But that 411 interview gives me mega second hand embarrassment.
Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2008, 11:54:23 PM »
All i have to say about this is STUN

how old was he in that fuckin 15 or some shit.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 01:01:47 AM »
Willy was the first pro i ever met and he made such an impression on me...
My friends skated and I had just started getting into it, and I think one of his cousins or something was in the military and lived on the airbase that I grew up on (Kadena Air base, in Okinawa, Japan)...
being on an airbase before all the internet stuff and everything I had seen some mags and the only vid i'd ever seen was trilogy, but then when Willy came to visit he put on a little skate clinic, demo thing at the youth center and so many kids showed up.. it was crazy. All the other kids were just there for product I think but I got a couple minutes to talk to him and he was so down to earth and so cool... I was too scared to skate infront of him as I'd never seen anyone skate so damn good.  I remember he was doing like kicky late shuvs on flat just messing around and I just couldn't comprehend that shit... and i remember he was trying some manual tricks and I was blown away but these little shits around me were complaining that he wasn't landing every trick every time...
Then he brought so much product for a proddy toss and the kids went nuts.. they just wanted everything he was wearing too from his shirts to his shoes.. willy gave everything he had and ended up leaving in only his pants and socks!
Earlier when we'd talked it was so cool and later on when the youth center wouldn't let him skate without a helmet, I gave him mine to skate.  Later on during the product toss he was handing out his shoes, and I remember he saw me and he came straight into the crowd and handed me a shoe (which he signed).. still got the shoe (pro model on vans.. and such a sick shoe WTF VANS willy should be on vans for life) and still got a photo that i have of him with me...
He was seriously swamped with kids non stop just grabbing him and asking for more proddy.. dude was so calm and so nice to everyone and just such a fucking amazing skateboarder.  I remember that as a distinct moment when I knew I wanted to do something with my life with skateboarding as I just fell inlove with it all so much more.  Willy was and still is one of my all time favs... and I stuck with skating and even though I absolutely suck at it I still work in the industry in Australia, running a few skate shops, and being TM for Stussy skate and perhaps Adidas in the very near future... and I'd like to think Willy had a lot to do with that

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2008, 01:46:55 AM »
Willy was the first pro i ever met and he made such an impression on me...
My friends skated and I had just started getting into it, and I think one of his cousins or something was in the military and lived on the airbase that I grew up on (Kadena Air base, in Okinawa, Japan)...
being on an airbase before all the internet stuff and everything I had seen some mags and the only vid i'd ever seen was trilogy, but then when Willy came to visit he put on a little skate clinic, demo thing at the youth center and so many kids showed up.. it was crazy. All the other kids were just there for product I think but I got a couple minutes to talk to him and he was so down to earth and so cool... I was too scared to skate infront of him as I'd never seen anyone skate so damn good.  I remember he was doing like kicky late shuvs on flat just messing around and I just couldn't comprehend that shit... and i remember he was trying some manual tricks and I was blown away but these little shits around me were complaining that he wasn't landing every trick every time...
Then he brought so much product for a proddy toss and the kids went nuts.. they just wanted everything he was wearing too from his shirts to his shoes.. willy gave everything he had and ended up leaving in only his pants and socks!
Earlier when we'd talked it was so cool and later on when the youth center wouldn't let him skate without a helmet, I gave him mine to skate.  Later on during the product toss he was handing out his shoes, and I remember he saw me and he came straight into the crowd and handed me a shoe (which he signed).. still got the shoe (pro model on vans.. and such a sick shoe WTF VANS willy should be on vans for life) and still got a photo that i have of him with me...
He was seriously swamped with kids non stop just grabbing him and asking for more proddy.. dude was so calm and so nice to everyone and just such a fucking amazing skateboarder.  I remember that as a distinct moment when I knew I wanted to do something with my life with skateboarding as I just fell inlove with it all so much more.  Willy was and still is one of my all time favs... and I stuck with skating and even though I absolutely suck at it I still work in the industry in Australia, running a few skate shops, and being TM for Stussy skate and perhaps Adidas in the very near future... and I'd like to think Willy had a lot to do with that

that was the SICKEST thing EVER, what time is t in AUSTRAILIA?

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y4uDH6_NxbE&hl=en&fs=1

PROPS.



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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2008, 04:26:45 AM »
its now 11:30 at night... was on slap before just 'floating around' and then decided to watch transformers movie.. holy shit is megan fox hot. haha  If megan fox was somehow related to Willy Santos I somehow think he would still be getting covers and interviews haha

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2008, 08:15:29 AM »
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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2008, 09:10:51 AM »
Willy is rad.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2008, 09:17:10 AM »
Lifelong willy santos fan. His skating has always been way ahead.
smith kickflip out in the late 90s.
combo tricks galore way over a decade ago(and done clean)
king of the late flip.
proper appreciation thread, im gonna enjoy my coffee and watch all these parts.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2008, 09:49:14 AM »
"Regulaters!!!  Mount Upp!!!"




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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2008, 10:17:15 AM »
All respect to willy,he have been pro for nearly a decade and is still ripping+he seems to be an all around super nice guy.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2008, 11:17:35 AM »
hes sick for a greedy guy

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2008, 12:30:10 PM »
Willy is legend status. I see him as the epitome of late 90s street and he was one of the few who skated clean in the early 90s. Vans never should have booted him.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2008, 01:28:22 PM »
I'll always love his part in The End. Willy will always be righteous.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2008, 02:56:11 PM »
I'll always love his part in The End. Willy will always be righteous.

Fuck yeah. His part in The End was epic. One of the best videos of all time.