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Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:29:43 PM »


Crazy shit.

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 02:53:05 PM »
That was rad and inspiring hope i can skate half as good when i'm 40

Got a face only a Mother could love though

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 03:16:25 PM »
Great Value Ron Deily

Ripping for 40 yrs old

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »
very very good. embodies some true slap values, wonder how he feels about fred gall

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 03:59:57 PM »
You’d think a 40 year old would know better than that griptape. Sick part though. For any age.
Now, we used to say we put on our tights to put on the world. So I don't think it tarnishes the image at all.

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 04:28:59 PM »
More enjoyable than 99% of parts being put out by the kids these days.

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 04:17:18 AM »
if you aren't from France (or maybe from a small town in France even ?) then you have no idea how authentic, passionate and also elusive this guy is. he's never once changed his skating (nor his griptape) style in 30 years. when most of the 'hip' pros here don't bother with the small towns, and just take trains to Paris or Bordeaux or have their sponsors pay for their skate tourism outside the country so they can get shiny clips and sell shoes, Jérôme has always explored the entirety of the country, never once snobbing certain scenes, always skating the shittiest local parks with a smile and doing incredible shit. he used to dress super weird back in a time when that wasn't acceptable, like 80's Gonz in the early 2000's when everybody was into nollie heelflip noseslides and switch crooked grinds in tall tees, and he could do those too, all the while wearing the same flower shirt he's still wearing in this part (how immaculate it still appears to be is impossible).

he has the strongest DIY ethics (the intro clip isn't a gimmick), lives on the road, never gave a shit about sponsors and besides a few interviews in 90's / early 2000's french mags, photos of him were always a rarity but whenever one would come out it was always super good, and of a trick you'd never seen before, with so much style. as a kid I'd get so stoked I'd study every detail about them, try and learn the tricks, I'd eat everything up in a way I had stopped doing with the rest for a while already.

the following part came out nine years ago and marked the first time proper, up-to-date footage of him ever really dropped under the form of a full part. he's one of France's best-kept secret, best skateboarders and doesn't give a shit, all the while everybody else is all over Instagram trying to market half the stuff he's been doing forever.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80ow3

a recent documentary about him called "Flow: Skateboard Experience" (I know) just dropped online but for some reason all the official links to it are now set to private (?)
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 04:30:34 AM by silhouette »

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 05:15:09 AM »
That was way better then expected.

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 05:57:31 AM »
This guy rules and please take me to some of these spots

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 06:11:24 AM »
SO good, thanks for posting that, Lick.
Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 06:11:36 AM »
almost never heard about him, great skater !

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 07:40:10 AM »
shit, that was cool as fuck!! thanks for posting!

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 08:31:33 AM »
Always one of my favorite, could'nt agree more with what Silhouette said.
Genuinely nice guy, also really invested in the D.I.Y punk/hardcore scene with several bands, including CondKoï ("Stupid cop" in his regional slang)


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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 11:39:13 AM »
That older footage is definitely giving me some Micha Hollinger/Jarod Sabba vibes...


Awesome part!

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 12:51:06 PM »
This was rad. And for what it's worth, was the only thing I've watched more than once this week.
I listen to a lot of classical music and never really thought it would go with skating. But it worked for this. Chopin, right?
Thanks for the extra insight into this guy silhouette.

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Re: Jérôme Chevallier 40th Birthday Part
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 02:25:03 PM »
This was rad. And for what it's worth, was the only thing I've watched more than once this week.
I listen to a lot of classical music and never really thought it would go with skating. But it worked for this. Chopin, right?
Thanks for the extra insight into this guy silhouette.

you're welcome ; hey, so maybe you've never seen this ?



one of my favorite parts