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Darrell Smith RIP
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:34:33 PM »
Studio skateboards confirmed it via their insta.

https://www.instagram.com/studioskateboards/

Can any Montreal Pals let us know if there's anything we can do?

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 06:47:51 PM »
still love his switch part from years ago. too many skateboard related deaths this week. what even happened?

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 06:53:21 PM »
I haven't heard what happened yet but he was indeed a Canadian legend.

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RIP and condolences to family and friends

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 07:02:53 PM »
Very sad. I was a fan since I read an SBC article about him in 2000 when he rode for Hustler skateboards.

One of Canada's best for sure. I was psyched when he started riding for Western Edition because of how well he fit the company. Also saw him in person once at a curb session doing perfect 360 flips.

Don't know the details of what happened either, but it's not my business and I hope his passing wasn't too painful.
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 07:48:13 PM »
still love his switch part from years ago.

Yep, grew up watching this video and Darrell's part was a shredder. The three flip nose manny down that shitty bank served as a nice validation for all the shitty Southern Ontario spots my friends and I used to skate.

His part in the first Studio video also rips. I remember seeing the kick nose manny sequence or maybe still in SBC and tripping, then when I saw the spot in person, tripped even harder. Fuck, then the line with the wallie up, nollie front heel down. Classic shit.




Needless to say, huge bummer. RIP.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 09:20:44 PM »
I'm not too sure how it happened, but earlier in the week he was hit by a cab driver. He was by himself at the time. I'm not sure if he was skating or anything like that.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 09:25:58 PM »
my favourite skater and a wonderful friend to so many. A hero in life and death. Love and miss you forever.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 10:08:30 PM »
such a shame, he's a canadian legend.
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 10:21:55 PM »
I came across the switch video randomly as a kid and put it on my ipod and would watch it before bed a lot.  I didn't even remember this guy until I saw his part again, but man was it a good one.  That fucking bs shove nosegrind stood out to me the most.  That and his nollie flips.  RIP.


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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 01:42:33 AM »
So shitty, dude was Canadian skateboarding royalty. Rest in peace man.
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »
Huge blow to the skaters across the country. Had session for him at Vic Park (ledgeland) in London yesterday. Will be missed for sure!

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 08:19:38 AM »
damn... all the best to his friends and fam

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 08:19:53 AM »
darrell was a true legend on and off a board. his parts are timeless and he was an incredibly fun person to talk to and be around.

it was truly an honour to be his friend
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 10:47:15 AM »
damn what's going on in the skateboarding world??? RIP man

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
Such a bummer, dude is a Canadian legend. RIP Darrell. Any news of how he passed?

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 01:39:44 PM »
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2017, 02:38:14 PM »
damn... all the best to his friends and fam
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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 05:47:05 PM »
Terrible news. Best wishes to his family and friends. Sounds like he had a lot of the latter.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2017, 06:01:44 PM »
From what I have heard and read. He was crossing the street, walking with a cane due to an ankle injury when he was struck by a cab driver.
He later was taken off life support by his family.


So bummed. He was a good man. Used to come to the park I ran when it first opened.


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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 06:25:42 PM »
Still doesn't seem real. A humble down to earth dude and a true artist.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 07:04:58 PM »
Horrible news, still can't believe it. Major bummer for Canadian skating. Gonna have to go skate Vic Park soon, just wish I had some old Iron Cow jeans to roll up...

RIP, Darrell.

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Re: Darrell Smith RIP
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 08:47:35 PM »
Shred in peace!
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