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Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« on: May 22, 2009, 04:22:08 AM »
just setting up my first and probably last ruscyzk foundation board (got it off ebay hell cheap, too) and just thinking this dude needs some appreciation. even though he's outta the game, he always did his own shit and gave foundation that creative edge. best no complies ever, too.

here's my favourite part from him




throwaway is also enjoyable


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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 04:48:10 AM »
i remember in an old sidewalk someone saying thier favourite section ever was his footage in the bonus montage for thats life. 

Did he just retire? seems like he was only recently made pro....

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 05:03:09 AM »
He was already working full time as a graphic designer (I think) when they turned him pro. One of the nicest, down to Earth guys you could ever meet. He even turned his board release into a way to raise money for an orphanage he came across during his travels. Big ups to Mike! The sincere, good people need to be celebrated in skateboarding.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 05:17:04 AM »
so sick ^

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 05:55:12 AM »


I had his board with the baby chick. 

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 05:59:49 AM »
He was already working full time as a graphic designer (I think) when they turned him pro. One of the nicest, down to Earth guys you could ever meet. He even turned his board release into a way to raise money for an orphanage he came across during his travels. Big ups to Mike! The sincere, good people need to be celebrated in skateboarding.

that's awesome. i heard on here he was a jeweller.

the board i got has skyscrapers and a sky blue background.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 07:28:53 AM »
great skater and person, wish he had put out more footage.

i think he's a web dude for Sole Tech, but i could be wrong.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 08:11:52 AM »
I had his board with the baby chick. 

I had that same board.
Seems like a real stand up dude from what I've heard, and his footage was always awesome.
Good tricks, good style, good music

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 08:47:39 AM »
I wish I could skate that wood, so flat.
I would've bought a ton of his boards.
Such a good down to earth creative guy,sucks about his knee, hopefully he can still skate when he wants to.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 09:05:49 AM »
remember that retirement party vid? gonna go home and watch that sheeeit later. i think i remember it being in the foundation box set

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 09:12:19 AM »
he does work for sole tech in the web sector, he does still shred, he is still rad, and yes, the biggest no-complys ever. awesome guy who got injured and the exact wrong time and never got to shine as bright as he could have. rusczyk is good people.

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2009, 09:25:52 AM »
he is still rad, and yes, the biggest no-complys ever. awesome guy who got injured and the exact wrong time and never got to shine as bright as he could have. rusczyk is good people.

I don't think anyone could say it any better.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2009, 09:31:42 AM »
MRusczyk is steadily ripping on his board and also in the web-world.... His design skills are steadily on the rise... Very creative and bringing lots of new ideas to the sole-tech web army.  Here is his latest project that is in the works... http://www.ofad.org

Be sure to periodically check back from time to time, Mike and the oFad Crew are on the rise!

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2009, 09:32:31 AM »
I always enjoyed watching new parts from this dude.

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2009, 09:35:37 AM »
One of my favorites ever.  It was always amazing in the few times I'd see him around town, even when he yelled "skater faggots" while passing in his car, which was awesome.  He had some mini-ramp footage recently on a local blog deal which I will try to find when I have the time.  

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 09:36:54 AM »

his Art Bars part was amazing!   

just setting up my first and probably last ruscyzk foundation board (got it off ebay hell cheap, too) and just thinking this dude needs some appreciation. even though he's outta the game, he always did his own shit and gave foundation that creative edge. best no complies ever, too.

here's my favourite part from him




throwaway is also enjoyable



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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2009, 10:14:30 AM »


I had his board with the baby chick. 

did you get the limited dvd it came with?
his par in that was awesome!


anyone remember when he hand painted 100 decks and sold them?
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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2009, 11:42:13 AM »


I had his board with the baby chick. 

did you get the limited dvd it came with?
his par in that was awesome!


anyone remember when he hand painted 100 decks and sold them?

mike ruscyzk is chuck norris.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2009, 12:47:09 PM »
One of my favorites ever.  It was always amazing in the few times I'd see him around town, even when he yelled "skater faggots" while passing in his car, which was awesome.  He had some mini-ramp footage recently on a local blog deal which I will try to find when I have the time.  

Yeah he called me and some buddies "skater fags" out of a car once,  it was radical.  One time I stood behind him in line at safeway and didn't talk to him because I was nervous.  Rusczyk is pretty incredible,  Rocking a pop shove it over that mailbox that he did in art bars is seriously unfathomable. 


wheee!

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2009, 01:02:41 PM »
that high speed just-barely-skreeched-out-the-landing 360 flip in the 3rd and army line in art bars left a lasting impression on my young mind

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »
In thats life that 9 stair hubba he ollies over is in my home town! Still trips me out!

are you trying to make a rational post?

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2009, 01:48:11 PM »
Someone should post the retirement party dvd, I never got to see it. Gordon, I'm looking at you.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 02:11:23 PM »
anyone remember when he hand painted 100 decks and sold them?

I was shipping manager for skateboard.com when that was going down. They were paintings by him and his friends. I kept one for the wall.
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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 02:37:45 PM »
anyone remember when he hand painted 100 decks and sold them?

I was shipping manager for skateboard.com when that was going down. They were paintings by him and his friends. I kept one for the wall.

Any chance you have/know where the photos are of them?
I remember them creating a little website to showcase them

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 02:58:41 PM »
For some reason I was always a fan of his flatground fakie pivots and especially his scraping half cabs. So sick.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2009, 06:34:48 PM »
anyone remember when he hand painted 100 decks and sold them?

I was shipping manager for skateboard.com when that was going down. They were paintings by him and his friends. I kept one for the wall.

Any chance you have/know where the photos are of them?
I remember them creating a little website to showcase them


I could make an attempt to retrieve them but, honestly, it may be too much digging involved for it to be worth anyone's time. I would be stoked to see the pics again too.
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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2009, 06:51:29 PM »
Yeah, mike is the best....I heard he got a full time job at eS.....

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2009, 11:06:17 PM »
Someone should post the retirement party dvd, I never got to see it. Gordon, I'm looking at you.

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2009, 05:16:38 AM »
his introducing part in a 411 foundation industry section was amazing..

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Re: Mike Rusczyk appreciation!
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »
i hope this dude will still come out with some footage in any vid. retired my ass you dont need to be pro to get tricks in a video.
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