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Adrian Lopez Tribute and Appreciation
« on: August 31, 2010, 08:21:17 PM »
To fan the flames, here's a tribute to my long time friend, Adrian Lopez...

http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 09:54:46 PM by Bantam »
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 08:24:50 PM »
fuck yeah I saw it at crossroads and was waiting for it on the web.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 08:28:14 PM »
that was a sweet edit. congrats to Adrian for everything he did on a skateboard.

(i wish they wouldv'e done one of these tribute/retrospective parts for Jon West when he bowed out gracefully.)

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 08:40:36 PM »
Always thought he had one of the gnarliest back tails.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 09:27:58 PM »
To fan the flames, here's a tribute to my long time friend, Adrian Lopez...

http://blackboxdist.com/archives/flashback/lopez-tribute/index.php

That's rad as fuck. The first time I saw footy of him was in the Mystery Black and White preview in New Blood.

EDIT: Perfect song choice, by the way. The Stones rule.
Always thought he had one of the gnarliest back tails.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 09:40:51 PM by Skwisgaar Skwigelf »
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 09:31:04 PM »
in dying to live he had a line with a cast on and me and my friends growing up thought that was just so badass.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 09:35:45 PM »
i loved lopez back in the day. his dying to live part was on repeat for a good while. and his first shoe on circa was amazing. i really wish he could've put out more footage over the past few years.


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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 09:44:03 PM »
B-B-But I did learn backtails because of you Adrian  :'( and half cab boardslides.

I also had his first pro model on Circa. I remember i was really stoked because the insole had skulls printed on it and I thought that was the raddest thing I had ever seen

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 09:52:21 PM »
B-B-But I did learn backtails because of you Adrian  :'( and half cab boardslides.

I also had his first pro model on Circa. I remember i was really stoked because the insole had skulls printed on it and I thought that was the raddest thing I had ever seen

i loved those shoes...i had a lopez board back in the day, It was the one with his face on it and black background
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 09:59:30 PM by DustyGozongas »

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 09:57:01 PM »
That's rad as fuck. The first time I saw footy of him was in the Mystery Black and White preview in New Blood.

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the first footage I saw of him was in misled youth

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 09:59:22 PM »
His Dying to Live part was just rad when I was a lil one. His back tails are just classic

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 09:59:36 PM »
I remember seeing him in Thrill Of It All, my Senior year in high school and being jealous that his height (or lack thereof) allowed to him to be just one giant center of gravity. �Great skater, and I am loving his venture with Loser Machine.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 10:08:35 PM »
I remember being really stoked on the full cab over the hydrant and gap to backtail in Misled Youth.

Always loved his backside flips too.
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 10:20:27 PM »
thanks for the post. He has been one of my favorites...crazy 360's. it was awesome to see his past graphics. I wish him the best with Loser Machine.

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010, 10:29:57 PM »
His Thrill of it All part is one of my favorites of all time. Fuck, Thrill of it All is one of my favorite videos of all time. The bonus Thrill of it All footage on the box set is sick as fuck. Some line that has a nollie front 180 heel and switch tre, so sick. Maybe some Love and Brooklyn Banks footage in that montage too.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2010, 10:36:45 PM »
ha ha ha everyone on here is usually hating on him and now that chief posts his shit... ha ha ha

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2010, 10:42:29 PM »
i had black dickies and the lopez circa shoes.  i thought i was him in like 9th grade

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2010, 10:48:57 PM »
thrill of it all, misled youth and dying to live are all banging parts.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 11:25:30 PM »
Adrian Lopez has milked his pro career harder than any other skateboarder in the history of the profession. I am glad he decided to throw in the towel.

With that out of the way, I wish him the best of luck in his new venture.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 01:06:13 AM »
i am also a dying to live kid, loved the whole vid

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 01:12:43 AM »
i am also a dying to live kid, loved the whole vid
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2010, 04:40:27 AM »
Dying to Live was my first video and is still my favorite video. I must have watched it a billion times. The graphics archive is amazing. I wish they would do more of those.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2010, 04:43:24 AM »
Spent many nights as a kid, getting dizzy trying to learn cabs after watching this fucker do one off the dock over a dumpster. His misled youth part was awesome.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 04:58:01 AM »
Lopez and Reynolds inspired me to do Caballerials. I've been a fan since his part in the first Emerica video; Yellow.
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2010, 06:29:43 AM »
yeah dude straight up chocolate milked it, he always did the same like 4 tricks that everyone already mentioned, bs flip, cabs, bs tails. his section on best of 4 with the misfits song was good, then thrill of it all was not bad, misled youth was a bit better, then i felt like all his parts were exactly the same after that.
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2010, 06:50:26 AM »
Good interview with him. Funny, years ago (2002) I pictured him being the dude to take JT's spot at the helm of Zero and Circa. At least he's honest that he hates his video parts and his recent times in the industry. Didn't know he was in legal trouble. He did market the shit out of his shoes though. That AL202 was a good shoe, and if I remember right it was the cheapest pro shoe out. Eh well, happy trails dude.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2010, 07:04:33 AM »
he always did the same like 4 tricks that everyone already mentioned, bs flip, cabs, bs tails.
had a mean back lip as I remember

but come on...if you've got a small back of tricks those are fucking great tricks to have. best of luck adrian!
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2010, 07:57:47 AM »
Him and Jamie shared a part in Emerica Color, 96?
I am hapy to se him bow down, but he deffinatly milked it, too many chill ads, neck tats payign hands, and not enough skating.

I wish him luck.

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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2010, 08:07:40 AM »
stopped caring about him after his poor appearance in black and white, but everything before that was good.
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Re: Adrian Lopez tribute...
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2010, 08:11:36 AM »





That backtail shove is still so sick.







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