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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2008, 04:08:50 PM »
Pro for over 16 years, actually. I've never seen him bail a trick in all the years I had skated with him.

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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2008, 06:14:12 PM »
pretty recent

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2008, 07:44:11 AM »
Vans should have kept him on!
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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2008, 08:13:52 AM »
I'm just gonna shit on everybody's parade here for a minute and say that Willy Santos has always been pretty boring to watch.  Obviously he's pretty skilled at the whole skateboard thing, but the absence of flavour, the spice, the hot sauce, he doesn't have.  AKA Blandus Jones.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2008, 09:07:06 AM »
Balance in the world of chaos was sick. willy with some sick lines at balboa or what ever that place was.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2008, 09:32:16 AM »
I've always dug willy since the G&S days. 

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2008, 09:39:59 AM »
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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2008, 10:34:36 AM »
anyone find his part from the second Union Wheels video (not Right To Skate)? its a rad part an he skates to Rebel Reble by Bowie.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2008, 11:05:06 AM »
Willy rips and is one of the nicest dudes ever. I'm stoked he's part of the Satori Movement, be on the lookout for WWshop/Satori wheel.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2008, 11:11:24 AM »
i've been a santos fan forever, the dude stays awesome. 

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2008, 11:13:45 AM »
i havent seen that dude skating in forever! I don't give a shit about meeting people but i met him at the providence gravity games in 2000 and Dude was super nice. Carlos deAndrade sticks out as a dude that really nice to us back then too. but hell yeah for willy getting onto Satori!

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2013, 09:17:01 PM »
Bumping an old thread because he deserves more admiration. This man is a skateboarder's skateboarder. Always seemed like he was pretty focused on progressing and not much else. I checked the Birdhouse site and was pleased to see he is still on the team and still has some boards out. The rad thing is that with this guy I am sure he is still out skating. Would be great if he put out one more video part.

I just re-watched his beginning part and this part for his skate shop. Willy is the raddest.


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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2013, 12:15:32 AM »
Ever since Winona Riders, I've been stoked on Willy's skating.  He was such a fixture throughout the 90's in TWS and 411.

I still have all the krooked wall hanger boards I bought from Willy's Workshop while stationed in San Diego.  I actually made it a point to go search his shop out even though there were other closer shops.

The clincher was when I was skating Poway one night and as I landed a pretty lengthy nollie back tail on one of the ledges, I hear some dude clapping and I looked up to see it was Willy.  Fucking rad.

As a fellow pinoy, I'm stoked he reps the PI.  As a military veteran, I was stoked to hear his dad was in the military, too.

Nothing but love for this guy.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2013, 04:53:33 AM »
Ever since Winona Riders, I've been stoked on Willy's skating.  He was such a fixture throughout the 90's in TWS and 411.

I still have all the krooked wall hanger boards I bought from Willy's Workshop while stationed in San Diego.  I actually made it a point to go search his shop out even though there were other closer shops.

The clincher was when I was skating Poway one night and as I landed a pretty lengthy nollie back tail on one of the ledges, I hear some dude clapping and I looked up to see it was Willy.  Fucking rad.

As a fellow pinoy, I'm stoked he reps the PI.  As a military veteran, I was stoked to hear his dad was in the military, too.

Nothing but love for this guy.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2013, 05:09:53 AM »
what a great shoes that was...

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2013, 08:07:25 AM »
what a great shoes that was...


^^those were hella durable if I remember.

Willy rules.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2013, 10:28:55 AM »
He didn't end up like a lot of military kids.  There are way too many that just turn out pretty horrible because their father figure is gone so much.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2013, 07:46:12 PM »
Met Willy in San Diego last year after I had quit skating for 7 years. Dude was teaching a little kid how to skate at the park.

He was/is one of my favorite skaters ever growing up. I had the red Birdhouse t shirt with the three frogs on it- one of his graphics.

Very first legit deck was a Willy Santos Birdhouse with the dog graphic.

Told him that, he was stoked. Very nice guy.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2013, 12:18:36 PM »
i'm sure he's a good rider, but i've never seen him as anything original.  just super bland doing all the hot tricks at the time.  super consistent tho

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2013, 02:32:05 PM »
I had the chance to hang out with Willy Santos several times while I was living in San Diego, definitely a crazy nice dude, and a great skater. He was one of my favorite skaters when The End first came out.

When I first started skating, my mom bought me a Skateboarder magazine I think it was, and there was a Birdhouse ad of Willy doing a tailslide on a guard rail or something like that. Wish I could find that ad again. Hung on my wall for years before I moved out of my parents house.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2013, 05:12:04 PM »

Willy Santos, Wallie, Rancho Bernardo, Ca. Late 1990s. Photo: Brittain

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2013, 10:35:38 AM »
what a great shoes that was...


Fucking Eh! Santos=My first skate hero and those were the first signature models i got....The box maybe still at the folks place.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2013, 09:19:28 AM »
I'm a little bit younger and grew up in Florida and honestly never really heard of Willy growing up. My 9th grade math teacher was Filipino and surfed and skated a little bit and used to tell me that he knew Willy, that was about the only exposure to him that I had.


Since though, I moved out to SD and have been skating PQ park a lot. He's there quite often and has always been super down to earth and rad. This led me to researching and fan boying over his parts. Fully backing this dude !!!!
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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2013, 01:01:16 PM »

I had so many pairs of both his shoes when vans was on the pro series campaign. To me this was a good time in skateboarding.

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2013, 02:40:46 PM »
"Yay for Willy! Is That Willy?"

Anyone? Anyone?

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Re: willy santos official appreciation thread
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2013, 09:40:41 PM »
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Here's Willy Santos with a voice-over of his classic part from the first Birdhouse video, Feasters.