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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2010, 10:46:49 PM »
all he skates is rails.
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2010, 10:55:10 PM »
Anyone ever determine who the anonymous voice-over is in his TWS bonus footage? Kinda sounds like Spanky but Neckface is also a possibility.

im pretty sure it was shiloh greathouse if were thinking of the same thing

all he skates is rails.
he did a nosegrind nollie bigspin heel out on the top of a table . . . years ago

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2010, 11:01:37 PM »
all he skates is rails.
he did a nosegrind nollie bigspin heel out on the top of a table . . . years ago
I completely forgot about this. That was a good interview.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2010, 12:00:20 AM »


all he skates is rails.
he did a nosegrind nollie bigspin heel out on the top of a table . . . years ago
So? 99% of his tricks have been basic tricks on rails.
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2010, 01:01:09 AM »


all he skates is rails.
he did a nosegrind nollie bigspin heel out on the top of a table . . . years ago
So? 99% of his tricks have been basic tricks on rails.
ok, lets analize his latest video part
 i was gonna count all the "basic rail tricks" and compare them to his other stuff, but there was too much other stuff

id like you to name 10 other skateboarders who skate rails at the level that he does (gap to nosegrinds on double sets, skating elbow high flatbars with ease etc.), who also have switch flip nosemanuals, switch back tail shuvs on steep banks, noseblunts on whoopty doos etc. in their trick resume.
disqualify anyone who puts out less photos/videos or skates slower than him

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2010, 05:15:46 AM »
There was so many lines not including rails in that part. Highspeed crooked grind across an entire ledge followed by a backtail bigspin out?

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2010, 09:27:03 AM »
i've watched that video part so many times and its pretty much impossible to get sick of it.  that gap to nosegrind on the double set is seriously FUCKED.



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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2010, 09:50:40 AM »
There was so many lines not including rails in that part. Highspeed crooked grind across an entire ledge followed by a backtail bigspin out?

i dont mind leo, but that spot where he does the crooked grind line.
that shit is a curb.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2010, 10:29:06 AM »
so he treats rails like ledges, is that so bad ?

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2010, 12:14:45 PM »
Anyone ever determine who the anonymous voice-over is in his TWS bonus footage? Kinda sounds like Spanky but Neckface is also a possibility.

im pretty sure it was shiloh greathouse if were thinking of the same thing

shiloh does the voiceover on the actual part, he's talking about the extras (the video is on the previous page)
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2010, 12:47:39 PM »
all he skates is rails.

Watching Leo doing basic tricks on a flatbar is a thing of beauty.... 80 mph back tails where he ollies 6 feet before the front of the bar and slides the whole rail is good shit....

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2010, 01:57:41 PM »
I'm a fan. 

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2010, 06:00:39 PM »
I never really paid attention to Leo in the beginning when his name was started to pop up, and still never really checked for him, but once I saw the grind up that Hubba at Maloof, he def caught me eye and I gotta say that he is extremely gnarly and is pushing boundaries. Appreash is def deserved, the kid is A-1 Gnar Sauce
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2010, 06:43:57 PM »


all he skates is rails.
he did a nosegrind nollie bigspin heel out on the top of a table . . . years ago
So? 99% of his tricks have been basic tricks on rails.
ok, lets analize his latest video part
 i was gonna count all the "basic rail tricks" and compare them to his other stuff, but there was too much other stuff

id like you to name 10 other skateboarders who skate rails at the level that he does (gap to nosegrinds on double sets, skating elbow high flatbars with ease etc.), who also have switch flip nosemanuals, switch back tail shuvs on steep banks, noseblunts on whoopty doos etc. in their trick resume.
disqualify anyone who puts out less photos/videos or skates slower than him
Your whole logic is flawed. First, you took all of the aspects you liked about Leo Romero and asked me to find 10 skaters who's skill sets were identical but better, which is weird, because its all about what you think is important in a skater. Variety is an important trait of a skater to me. You act as if I must be impressed with or entertained by handrails. I'm not. They are boring. Some of the rails Gravette skates are cool, and going up them is kinda cool, but I can't respect or identify with anybody who thinks " going skateboarding" consists of driving around town to different versions of the same fucking thing all day. He's like the antithesis of a Poppalardo*. Popps makes skating look real and fun, even if his tricks aren't that tough to do. Romero makes skating look motonous and jockish, and is boring, no matter how difficult what he is doing may be. The way you asked me to qualify the fact that I find him dull means you are into looking at skateboarding in a comparitive, rank-and-order, competitve and jockish way. Nothing wrong with that, a lot of people do. Our perspectives and qualifications for what a good skater is just differ. You look for hammers, I look for flow and creativity. Leo has hammers, but does nothing but basic single tricks at very similar spots repeatedly (including now trying to do tricks up as many tiny handrails as he can), so I got nothing to appreciate.

* I don't even think Poppalardo is that great, its just an example of all of the important traits Leo lacks
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2010, 07:58:11 PM »
Anyone ever determine who the anonymous voice-over is in his TWS bonus footage? Kinda sounds like Spanky but Neckface is also a possibility.

im pretty sure it was shiloh greathouse if were thinking of the same thing

shiloh does the voiceover on the actual part, he's talking about the extras (the video is on the previous page)
i thought it was matt allen

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2010, 09:20:30 PM »
what are you even talking about. he shows a lot of "flow and creativity" in the way he puts rails into his lines and how he attacks them .  the dude says pretty bluntly that he enjoys skating rails a lot,  it's just another kind of skating that, for some reason, you have no appreciation for. that's cool, like you said everyone's standards for skating are different, but don't call the skating jockish. what even qualifies leos rail skating jockish ? he looks for rails and skates them ?

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2010, 11:52:39 PM »
Loved him since the days of Chily and Madness and Mayhem. Stay Gold will be amazing.

Nearly all the jeans/cords I own are rvca leos, such a good fit. Had about 3 pairs of his first shoe and one pair of his second (which kind of sucked but his newest one looks like an improvement). His boards aren't usually 8.25 so I support him by buying that kind of shit instead. One of my favourites for sure, no doubt.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2010, 12:02:30 AM »
i like lots of rail skaters (heath, allie, arto, etc.).  i have no problem with skating rails, but leo is insanely boring.  he does 5-0s and nosegrinds on blown out rails in southern california.  he sucks almost as bad as cotg at skating ledges.  it's fucking boring. 

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2010, 12:24:41 AM »
i like lots of rail skaters (heath, allie, arto, etc.).  i have no problem with skating rails, but leo is insanely boring.  he does 5-0s and nosegrinds on blown out rails in southern california.  he sucks almost as bad as cotg at skating ledges.  it's fucking boring. 

watch the videos posted on the first page, then eat twelve or thirteen dicks

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2010, 12:42:11 AM »
what are you even talking about. he shows a lot of "flow and creativity" in the way he puts rails into his lines and how he attacks them .  the dude says pretty bluntly that he enjoys skating rails a lot,  it's just another kind of skating that, for some reason, you have no appreciation for. that's cool, like you said everyone's standards for skating are different, but don't call the skating jockish. what even qualifies leos rail skating jockish ? he looks for rails and skates them ?
Gnarles is jockish for demanding that I name ten skaters better than Leo Romero using his specific qualifications.
And I am sorry, NO, he doesn't show creativity at all by putting rails into lines. That's just him finding another way to skate nothing but one obstacle.
Leo is jockish because all he really does is the same things over and over, just adding a stair or something. Its not really an exploration of skateboarding, or using a skateboard to transform the world around him.  Its just this very mathematical progression. Its predictable and one-dimensional. It reminds me of a pitcher learning how to throw a ball faster and faster, or a golfer or baseball player working on his swing. As athletically impressive as it is, it has no soul.

As for not liking rail skaters, its not even really the obstacle as much as it is the fact that anybody who skates only one object, no matter what it is, is boring and dull to me. He's like a vert skater or something that just skates a fucking halfpipe in his part. I don't give a fuck how good he is at that one thing. Honestly, I like it when dudes who don't skate rails usually skate some gnarly one, the same way if a street dude got on a vert ramp and did a mctwist I'd be impressed. The dudes who do it every day can do the most advanced flippy 720 stalefish shit though, and I barely even notice.
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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2010, 03:48:46 AM »
what are you even talking about. he shows a lot of "flow and creativity" in the way he puts rails into his lines and how he attacks them .  the dude says pretty bluntly that he enjoys skating rails a lot,  it's just another kind of skating that, for some reason, you have no appreciation for. that's cool, like you said everyone's standards for skating are different, but don't call the skating jockish. what even qualifies leos rail skating jockish ? he looks for rails and skates them ?
Gnarles is jockish for demanding that I name ten skaters better than Leo Romero using his specific qualifications.
And I am sorry, NO, he doesn't show creativity at all by putting rails into lines. That's just him finding another way to skate nothing but one obstacle.
Leo is jockish because all he really does is the same things over and over, just adding a stair or something. Its not really an exploration of skateboarding, or using a skateboard to transform the world around him.  Its just this very mathematical progression. Its predictable and one-dimensional. It reminds me of a pitcher learning how to throw a ball faster and faster, or a golfer or baseball player working on his swing. As athletically impressive as it is, it has no soul.

As for not liking rail skaters, its not even really the obstacle as much as it is the fact that anybody who skates only one object, no matter what it is, is boring and dull to me. He's like a vert skater or something that just skates a fucking halfpipe in his part. I don't give a fuck how good he is at that one thing. Honestly, I like it when dudes who don't skate rails usually skate some gnarly one, the same way if a street dude got on a vert ramp and did a mctwist I'd be impressed. The dudes who do it every day can do the most advanced flippy 720 stalefish shit though, and I barely even notice.

have you even watched his parts? He does lines with just ledges and skates banks and transitions. Rails are his forte but he does explore his surroundings.

By your dense stubborn logic Kalis is a jock skater cause he just skates ledges and benches going slightly longer and higher, surely he should also skate rails? Don't be so fucking stupid.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2010, 04:20:46 AM »
LEO IS A FUCK JOX!!!!!

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2010, 05:32:57 AM »
pure radness. how could anybody hate on this handsome fucker?



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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2010, 09:50:24 AM »
Dear Gipper,

How come you use so much words to say something raelly simple?

How come you talk so much when your so dumb lol

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2010, 10:52:44 AM »
oh man, id like to apologize (on leos behalf too), for being a jock. from now on i promise to have higher standards for skateboarders, and will base these standards around anothony "god" pappalardo. again, i apologize for any inconveniences me and leo have caused to this message board with out jockish antics.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2010, 02:54:49 PM »
it's funny how you can tell how bad the gipper got bullied by 'the jocks' his entire life

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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2010, 03:28:04 PM »
it's funny how you can tell how bad the gipper got bullied by 'the jocks' his entire life

haha all anyone has to do is watch a leo part and know that his long-winded rants are false. leo is definitely one of my favourites. did you see that front noseblunt in first love down that rail/hubba? people have to be just jealous to try to hate on this guy.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2010, 03:43:06 PM »
i like the fowler/kirchart comparison, as leo definitely has that powerful and reckless approach to what he does, i sometimes think of misled youth jamie thomas when he skates these big rails.

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2010, 03:50:40 PM »

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Re: Leo Romero appreciation
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2010, 04:33:31 PM »


in a fucking line, yeah, I'm pretty sure no one was thinking about using that like a hubba that day besides him.