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Mongoloid

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2018, 10:12:58 AM »
Ed fucking Templeton..

I appreciate his skating, and that is always untouchable to me, but man is he just a bit of a turd.
I wouldn't even try to aquire an elephant that would be mad selfish I don't have the means to give him a comfortable life

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #151 on: September 01, 2018, 10:25:59 AM »
Gator 1986
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #152 on: September 01, 2018, 10:47:33 AM »
it was the Muska, then I saw Misled Youth and it was Ellington for years

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2018, 11:10:50 AM »
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

As far as pros/ams go, I thought Justin Roy was super cool. I met him (fanned out on him) at ASR when he was still on Foundation and he was super friendly.
This is so true .. i use to skate the local high school after school weekends
When I was like 10 fifth grade I never left the place..
 all the other skaters were like 15,16 upwards I thought they were cool
Until I got to know them and kinda realised it was the other way round..
 they were kinda kooks ...
except one dude had such a sick Ollie impossible and always skated h st boards with the red grip
I thought he was cool until we hung out a bit than I just he was lazy and smoked too many ciggerettes
Ahh to be ten.. my burn out mate was probably 16 tops.. ha

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #154 on: September 01, 2018, 11:12:37 AM »
In 1986, the world was divided between Hawk and Hosoi, and the passage of time has revealed that I chose poorly.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2018, 11:31:43 AM »
i don't remember. something like a tie between shorty's olson and rick mc crank

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2018, 12:10:53 PM »
rodney easily
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #157 on: September 01, 2018, 12:26:52 PM »
Frankie Hill, no doubt.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #158 on: September 01, 2018, 12:30:38 PM »
Frankie hill and ray barbee

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #159 on: September 01, 2018, 01:16:15 PM »
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

none of them ever were

one of the biggest revelations of any skater's time is realizing the people you idolized for merely being good at skating usually didn't deserve any of that respect you gave them, it's a weird reason to look up to someone, mimics sport culture pretty closely

good skater ≠ good person

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #160 on: September 01, 2018, 01:22:40 PM »
Carroll, Koston and Arto Saari.
Carroll and Koston because Yeah Right was like a religion in my hometown when I started skating (for me was Carroll's part), and Arto because he was me and my brother's favourite character in Tony Hawk Underground and his Sorry part.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #161 on: September 01, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
Koston, Mike York, Jeremy Wray, Jeff Pang

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #162 on: September 01, 2018, 03:05:26 PM »
Ali boulala was one of my first favorites , along with louie barletta

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #163 on: September 01, 2018, 03:13:48 PM »
kareem campbell no question. got into skating via the tony hawk games and him doing a ghetto bird looked like actual wizardry

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #164 on: September 01, 2018, 03:32:33 PM »
Daewon Song Round 1 / 2 / Second To None era. All my older friends would give me shit because he was 'too tech'.

Now none of them skates anymore, when Daewon still does.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #165 on: September 01, 2018, 03:34:39 PM »
Natas. Cab. Tom Knox. Steve Olson. Lance.
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #166 on: September 01, 2018, 03:44:11 PM »
lance mountain, kevin staab, mario rubalcaba

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #167 on: September 01, 2018, 05:03:12 PM »
Jamie Thomas from the game Tony Hawk pro skater 1

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #168 on: September 01, 2018, 05:05:41 PM »
Chris Miller
Tommy Gurrerro

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #169 on: September 01, 2018, 05:08:57 PM »
Cab. Even faked the neck steez on occasion.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #170 on: September 01, 2018, 05:29:49 PM »
When I started skating I thought anyone older than me that skated was the coolest person on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure that any of them were all that cool.

none of them ever were

one of the biggest revelations of any skater's time is realizing the people you idolized for merely being good at skating usually didn't deserve any of that respect you gave them, it's a weird reason to look up to someone, mimics sport culture pretty closely

good skater ≠ good person
  Aren't you just trading one extreme here for another tho?  The guitar string strung too loose will not play, -when strung too tight it breaks.
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #171 on: September 01, 2018, 07:02:18 PM »
Brent Atchley cause of the song in his elementality part

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #172 on: September 01, 2018, 07:11:44 PM »
Saw Chutty Thomas in my first demo an video (Formula One Super Motor Vixens) skatin ramps an street n couldn't comprehend what stance he was back then, he SSFSflipped over that one rail that Penny did regular in the first 411 I purchased (#14) too n I was dumbfounded (Back then I thought just cuz somethin was switch it was automatically better). Throwin switch 540's n switch frontside flips like they weren't a thing on miniramps got me hyped as a kid as well.

Because of him I had nollie flip back tails on lock at one point in my life (not anymore), liked that Murder City Devils song he skated to, then stopped liking him. He's the first pro that I was a fan of n over time just wasn't... Oddly enough when I started skating thought him n Jamie Thomas were related solely on the last name.

 

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #173 on: September 01, 2018, 07:47:01 PM »


 Kalis coz of the 360 flip between the low granite block gap in Timecode

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #174 on: September 01, 2018, 11:49:20 PM »
Arto ofcourse. Im from finland.
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #175 on: September 02, 2018, 12:13:54 AM »
Ray Barbee. First pro i met and still in my top 3.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #176 on: September 02, 2018, 12:16:46 AM »
The first person that caught my eye was Jamie Thomas in the Invisible Skateboards days. He was in one of the first magazines I could get my hands on. I remember a sequence of him heelflipping a roof gap and it blew my wee child brain.

First time I saw footage of him was a few years later in Welcome to Hell. The backside 5050 on the big round rail might as well have been 100 stairs. It seemed like a rollercoaster.

Edit:

Cab. Even faked the neck steez on occasion.

I've heard of this on more than one occasion and it's quite endearing. 
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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #177 on: September 02, 2018, 04:09:38 AM »
Guy Mariano, in particular Video Days. Seeing someone my size do all of that made it seem possible to learn.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #178 on: September 02, 2018, 04:28:15 AM »
mike maldonado. jump off a building. i thought his part was the best.

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Re: fav. skater when you were new to skating...
« Reply #179 on: September 02, 2018, 04:30:45 AM »
From the magazines definitely Natas and his amazing ollie.

From the videos, the Bones Brigade was perfectly marketed at my 8-year old self
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