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Title: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 10, 2020, 03:26:07 PM
I canít say I was the biggest Ellington fan back in the days but I love him now.

http://youtu.be/D8ngEVZ0DlA
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Post by: MareVitals on September 10, 2020, 03:56:19 PM
Good watch. Was never a huge EE fan when I was younger either but appreciate him more now. Always super humble and positive
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Post by: Murray Hewitt on September 10, 2020, 03:58:27 PM
Likewise with above, modern day Ellington I'm really into. From the skating to projects to the way he holds himself. The Out There series is really good.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: heckler on September 10, 2020, 04:05:50 PM
Ellington was always the coolest Baker Boy. Still is, too.
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Post by: Meekin on September 10, 2020, 04:07:36 PM
Great watch
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Post by: Sleezus Yikes on September 10, 2020, 04:07:47 PM
Ellington was always the coolest Baker Boy. Still is, too.
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Post by: PlugSkullcandy on September 10, 2020, 04:16:03 PM
EE rules
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Post by: Francis Xavier on September 10, 2020, 04:16:18 PM
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Post by: os89 on September 10, 2020, 04:18:18 PM
Sick
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Post by: Chris Hansen is back on September 10, 2020, 04:38:54 PM
These are sort of filling that gap that Epicly Later'd left. Love EE.
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Post by: baggy spandex on September 10, 2020, 04:48:10 PM
The piano rendition of South of Heaven was a nice touch.
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Post by: frig deuce on September 10, 2020, 06:44:44 PM
awesome
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Post by: Sila on September 10, 2020, 07:47:12 PM
Add me to the list of people that weren't into Ellington bitd, but love him now.
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Post by: SneakySecrets on September 10, 2020, 08:04:20 PM
ďKick it into high gear!Ē
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: FROTHY on September 10, 2020, 08:08:44 PM
ďKick it into high gear!Ē

Up there with "Alright gang, let's rock n roll!"

Love EE and how he has always had a non-corny fresh/hesh vibe.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: lamfordie on September 10, 2020, 08:12:16 PM
He always seemed intimidating but I'm surprised how mellow and approachable he is. The story in the end was crazy. Im glad to see him skating again.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: cherry on September 10, 2020, 08:15:03 PM
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Ellington was always the coolest Baker Boy. Still is, too.
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Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: augustmoon on September 10, 2020, 08:41:20 PM
this really made my day
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Post by: doublesteveburger on September 10, 2020, 08:50:50 PM
Met Erik ten or so years ago. He was wearing Lakaiís and was nursing some stitches to the face. Apparently from a bar brawl the night before where he had his shoes stolen. Love you Erik you fucking handsome mule.
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Post by: oyolar on September 10, 2020, 10:40:36 PM
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I distinctly remember seeing his ad for his first Emerica shoe, loving it, and deciding that I would stop at nothing to get that shoe. Been a huge EE fan ever since and have really enjoyed his evolution. The bar story was crazy but glad it motivated him to get sober and improve as a person overall. I wonder when that was, since he was at least drinking a little later than most of the other people in that crew.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Sleezus Yikes on September 10, 2020, 10:46:07 PM

I distinctly remember seeing his ad for his first Emerica shoe, loving it, and deciding that I would stop at nothing to get that shoe. Been a huge EE fan ever since and have really enjoyed his evolution. The bar story was crazy but glad it motivated him to get sober and improve as a person overall. I wonder when that was, since he was at least drinking a little later than most of the other people in that crew.

2014 according to this 2016 piece on him. (http://www.havoc.tv/blog/destroying-by-example)
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: rawr1922 on September 11, 2020, 12:07:01 AM
Love you Erik you fucking handsome mule.

 
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Post by: dallou on September 11, 2020, 02:15:48 AM
Question for americans : Do you see a lot of Supra shoes in the wild ?
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Post by: WobbleHeadBob on September 11, 2020, 02:35:37 AM
I had a dream a few years ago that EE came to my local park, i watched from afar but i noticed as he got closer that he was inhumanly tall and had a plastic action figure chest.

 i dont know what that means but plastic chest or not Eric fuckin rules
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on September 11, 2020, 03:34:20 AM
 I like how Ellington still has the Baker 3 chainsaw. Switch flip switch tails like it's no thing.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 11, 2020, 05:22:25 AM
Erik: *Glasses guy in the face and nearly kills him*

Lawyers: You could get in big trouble for this

Erik:

(https://i.imgur.com/pCL2BB5.jpg)
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: coldbrew on September 11, 2020, 06:06:40 AM
long story short. all my homies know I'm a huge EE fan and always have been. already watched this twice before someone sent it to the group chat to watch and tagged me directly being like, yo it's your boy EE. I posted the thrasher IG post to my story last night w/ EE tagged in it and woke up this morning to a DM from him that said "much love!" If I already wasn't an Ellington fanboy, this fully sealed the deal. Not sure why I felt the need to share this, but here we are.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: fredgallSOTY on September 11, 2020, 06:22:15 AM
Question for americans : Do you see a lot of Supra shoes in the wild ?
back when they were a thing, yeah
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: TreBombMartin on September 11, 2020, 06:47:05 AM
Question for americans : Do you see a lot of Supra shoes in the wild ?

I own many pairs of Supras. Currently rocking a pair of Ellingtons right now. I know they have some terrible shoes but also some really good ones. The Cubas are super comfy.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on September 11, 2020, 07:01:28 AM
I love current EE. That was sick, but if I were him, I would not let the cameras zoom in on my address.

Question for americans : Do you see a lot of Supra shoes in the wild ?

Not anymore, but the Skytops were the current generation's D3 for a bit.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: AsianVegan on September 11, 2020, 07:14:08 AM
Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 11, 2020, 07:24:03 AM
Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.

I got into him during Baker 3. Wasnít too into him before that but probably cause i was more into Crailtap style vids and not anything Zero related.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on September 11, 2020, 07:39:52 AM
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Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.
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I got into him during Baker 3. Wasnít too into him before that but probably cause i was more into Crailtap style vids and not anything Zero related.
Same. At the time, I liked clean skating and didn't like how wild his style got. The more we're flooded with generic/forced style, the more I appreciate his loose skating.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: exlurker on September 11, 2020, 07:57:36 AM
"Sketchy Koston" was always how I thought of him
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Post by: Nosferatu on September 11, 2020, 08:03:13 AM
super good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJyrd1-fVbk
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: BALAKOV on September 11, 2020, 08:44:35 AM
EE is a don
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Post by: Bristol_Palin on September 11, 2020, 08:58:36 AM
Surprised people said they weren't stoked on him. I always thought he was sick. This was really nice. I will watch this again.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Cliff_Kaufman on September 11, 2020, 09:03:28 AM
This has been my favorite Out There so far, EE is like a really good dude... On a weird side note i live next to the house he grew up in (shown at 6:29 in the video)
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: artskool on September 11, 2020, 09:15:45 AM
I wasn't a big fan of his til I saw an early berrics game of skate, and his flat ground game was incredible. I've looked for it since, but can't comb through all the junk on YouTube forever. Anybody remember the clip I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: rejectpaul on September 11, 2020, 09:20:44 AM
I wasn't a big fan of his til I saw an early berrics game of skate, and his flat ground game was incredible. I've looked for it since, but can't comb through all the junk on YouTube forever. Anybody remember the clip I'm talking about?

Have tried googling Erik Ellington battle at the berries?
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: freddiethreepwood on September 11, 2020, 09:22:13 AM
I'm a huge Ellington fan but have never been down for this "I glassed a guy in the face for being annoying... and it was a learning experience for me" bullshit. The turning point isn't "I could have lost all this", it's "I stabbed a person in the face with a glass".
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Yushin Okami on September 11, 2020, 10:27:28 AM
No surprises here. EE has always been one of the goats.

This series is so great. Seeing him still trip out on Penny's fs flip over the rail in Huntington was rad.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Kanye Omari West on September 11, 2020, 10:36:39 AM
Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.

This. I was as little put off from his style when I first saw it because I'd never seen anybody skate like that but he's just been more and more fascinating as his career has progressed. His Emerica part really made me see the beauty in his skating and he's become one of my favorites. Even the epicly later 'd episode conflicted with how I thought he'd be in everyday life because he's super down to Earth. Level headed. That bar fight shit sounded super crazy though. Dude probably deserved it.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: pops on September 11, 2020, 10:58:55 AM
a big fan of ellington since misled youth!
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Post by: NoComply180 on September 11, 2020, 12:01:02 PM
Underrated GOAT. Loved this.
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Post by: matt_2993 on September 11, 2020, 12:25:49 PM
We need part two, didn't even touch on HRS and I want more stories
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Sick Duck on September 11, 2020, 12:28:23 PM
I'm a huge Ellington fan but have never been down for this "I glassed a guy in the face for being annoying... and it was a learning experience for me" bullshit. The turning point isn't "I could have lost all this", it's "I stabbed a person in the face with a glass".
to be fair he didnít stab anyone in the face, he smashed a glass on someoneís head and the guy got sliced. But yeah didnít sound like he felt very bad for the guy
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 11, 2020, 12:54:07 PM
That line in the puffy jacket in the PD montage of Baker 2G is one of my all time favorites.  I wish theyíd reuse the song too. 

I wonder what happened to his Brazilian wife Luciana.   Itís rare to see fathers get custody, so it always perks my ears up when it happens.   
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: too fakie on September 11, 2020, 12:58:01 PM
Glass smashing aside, is EE a top 5 well-adjusted aging professional skateboarder?

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Post by: Francis Xavier on September 11, 2020, 01:00:09 PM
https://youtu.be/onEDYG64QmM

The 360 flip of a curb cut at :26 was all I needed. He just got better from there.

That line in the puffy jacket in the PD montage of Baker 2G is one of my all time favorites.  I wish theyíd reuse the song too. 

I wonder what happened to his Brazilian wife Luciana.   Itís rare to see fathers get custody, so it always perks my ears up when it happens.   
I searched high and low for a proper puffy jacket to skate in after that. Failed. Only one EE
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 11, 2020, 01:11:56 PM
https://youtu.be/onEDYG64QmM

The 360 flip of a curb cut at :26 was all I needed. He just got better from there.

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That line in the puffy jacket in the PD montage of Baker 2G is one of my all time favorites.  I wish theyíd reuse the song too. 

I wonder what happened to his Brazilian wife Luciana.   Itís rare to see fathers get custody, so it always perks my ears up when it happens.   
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I searched high and low for a proper puffy jacket to skate in after that. Failed. Only one EE

Hah same.  And I tried to figure out the shoes.  Were they DC Embarkos?
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: MeanestCleanestPenis on September 11, 2020, 01:57:44 PM
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Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.
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This. I was as little put off from his style when I first saw it because I'd never seen anybody skate like that but he's just been more and more fascinating as his career has progressed. His Emerica part really made me see the beauty in his skating and he's become one of my favorites. Even the epicly later 'd episode conflicted with how I thought he'd be in everyday life because he's super down to Earth. Level headed. That bar fight shit sounded super crazy though. Dude probably deserved it.

Was thinking similar, maybe not deserved but if you talk shit to someone you don't know for no good reason you're rolling the dice.

Hopefully he's learned some respect. Ellington seems to have learnt a lesson.
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Post by: Francis Xavier on September 11, 2020, 02:56:50 PM
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The 360 flip of a curb cut at :26 was all I needed. He just got better from there.

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That line in the puffy jacket in the PD montage of Baker 2G is one of my all time favorites.  I wish theyíd reuse the song too. 

I wonder what happened to his Brazilian wife Luciana.   Itís rare to see fathers get custody, so it always perks my ears up when it happens.   
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I searched high and low for a proper puffy jacket to skate in after that. Failed. Only one EE
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Hah same.  And I tried to figure out the shoes.  Were they DC Embarkos?
I think so,or some Emerica prototypes
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: GuessAgain? on September 11, 2020, 03:08:03 PM
I know people say this about skaters a lot but honestly in my eyes, no-one skates close to how Ellington does. He just does tricks differently, I dunno what it is.

Low key I'm still hoping my facial hair grows out more though cause mine currently looks like EE's haha, anyone here ever used a derma roller?
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Post by: pizzafliptofakie on September 11, 2020, 04:13:34 PM
That was an awesome piece. Been a big EE fan since Baker 3.
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Post by: HaveFunSkateboarding on September 11, 2020, 04:55:45 PM
Like everyone else here pretty much, I wasn't always a huge EE fan but as of late have been really into him and his skating. This video solidified those sentiments. He seems like an awesome person and I back him.

Side note, I DM'd him on Instagram a few days ago to ask him about what he's doing with that Li-ning shoe company. He was very personable and again, seems like an awesome person. He said he's doing a line of skate shoes for them and they're going to be sold through a site he's affiliated with. I don't know what site that is though, but something skate related I'm assuming. It seems like those shoes aren't sold in the usa normally so it takes a little fandangling to get them sold here. If they look decent and aren't $100+ I may grab a pair of I can.
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Post by: Statebird on September 11, 2020, 05:00:16 PM
waylon bone does a great job with Out There, hope to so more and often

would love a ricky Out There
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Pete on September 11, 2020, 07:53:08 PM
ellingtons always been the shit. weird to hear you kids say you werent into him. yall just wasnt there


free max b
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Post by: Letsfilmavideo on September 11, 2020, 08:25:13 PM
Seven, seven, seven is my name
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Post by: Kanye Omari West on September 11, 2020, 09:50:19 PM
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Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.
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This. I was as little put off from his style when I first saw it because I'd never seen anybody skate like that but he's just been more and more fascinating as his career has progressed. His Emerica part really made me see the beauty in his skating and he's become one of my favorites. Even the epicly later 'd episode conflicted with how I thought he'd be in everyday life because he's super down to Earth. Level headed. That bar fight shit sounded super crazy though. Dude probably deserved it.
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Was thinking similar, maybe not deserved but if you talk shit to someone you don't know for no good reason you're rolling the dice.

Hopefully he's learned some respect. Ellington seems to have learnt a lesson.

That kind of behavior usually comes from people that are overdue for a reality check. EE obliged. I'm not advocating for anybody getting slashed up but he stood up for himself. That's literally a case of getting bullied in an adult setting. He's no punk and let dude know.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 12, 2020, 12:23:29 AM
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Crazy to hear people werenít feeling him in his heyday - do you mean Baker 3, TIS era? Cause Misled Youth EE skating to Slayer is absolutely all time to me.
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This. I was as little put off from his style when I first saw it because I'd never seen anybody skate like that but he's just been more and more fascinating as his career has progressed. His Emerica part really made me see the beauty in his skating and he's become one of my favorites. Even the epicly later 'd episode conflicted with how I thought he'd be in everyday life because he's super down to Earth. Level headed. That bar fight shit sounded super crazy though. Dude probably deserved it.
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Was thinking similar, maybe not deserved but if you talk shit to someone you don't know for no good reason you're rolling the dice.

Hopefully he's learned some respect. Ellington seems to have learnt a lesson.
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That kind of behavior usually comes from people that are overdue for a reality check. EE obliged. I'm not advocating for anybody getting slashed up but he stood up for himself. That's literally a case of getting bullied in an adult setting. He's no punk and let dude know.

Ellington is good Begbie.  Confirmed
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Owen on September 12, 2020, 02:32:48 AM
Man cant believe how many of you weren't down for Erik.

Always been on of my favs since first seeing him around the Misled Youth/2g days. Such a unique style both on and off the board and has always had a sick trick selection too
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Lame_Nigga on September 12, 2020, 07:58:20 AM
Been a fan since I first watched Baker Has A Deathwish and saw him at the Deathwish demo.

Weird how calm and genuine he is. He just seems like the kind of friend you can vibe with and have real conversations with. I like that he asked that random what kind of camera he was using, probably made his day that Ellington cared enough to ask.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: freddiethreepwood on September 12, 2020, 01:25:05 PM
"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: C.J. Gap on September 12, 2020, 01:36:33 PM
So Antwuan gets a three year jail sentence for violating his probation and EE doesnít spend a second locked up after nearly killing a guy. Thatís fucked up. I know on his nine club Antwuan said he felt exploited by Baker/Deathwish. The judge gave EE a pass bc of all the good he did in the community, anger management, sobriety, 40 character references oh neat! Perhaps race played a part.
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Post by: roomservice on September 12, 2020, 01:57:09 PM
"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
Seems like he was bragging about the whole thing honestly. Not sure why anyone would like him more after seeing the potential consequences of such a short temper

People who get in physical altercations are dumb as shit. There's nothing admirable about it. Maybe thousands of years ago it was necessary for survival but today that's just putting your life in danger for no reason.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on September 12, 2020, 02:16:51 PM
Judge clearly didn't see his Baker 3 ender.

WE'RE GETTING FUCKED UP TONIGHT!...guy gets glass to head

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/9-12-2020/vfrkrD.gif)
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: masturskater on September 12, 2020, 02:22:07 PM
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"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
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Seems like he was bragging about the whole thing honestly. Not sure why anyone would like him more after seeing the potential consequences of such a short temper

People who get in physical altercations are dumb as shit. There's nothing admirable about it. Maybe thousands of years ago it was necessary for survival but today that's just putting your life in danger for no reason.
Honestly, it didn't sound like he was bragging about it. It was an experience in his past that he was sharing to explain how he arrived to where he is at now. He didn't sugar coat it but he also didn't glamorize it. It sounded like he took the whole thing seriously. He admitted to throwing up from stress on a regular basis.

That night he smashed the guy in the face he may have felt justified which would explain why he didn't understand what he had done was so serious. It didn't sound like he rewrote his history saying that he was instantly regretful for what he had done. He pretty much explained his whole thought process throughout the situation and onward.

It sounds like he recognized he had issues that he needed help with and got it. Hopefully he really learned from them and changed for the better.

The story doesn't make me like him any more or less. It just gives me a better understanding of who he is.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Kanye Omari West on September 12, 2020, 05:59:31 PM
"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.

Nah. He didn't intend to stab anybody. He meant to smash something on a dude's head that was bullying him in a public space. You sound like somebody that hasn't been bullied before honestly. Imagine a bigger dude pulls up on you. Has no problem putting his hands on you. Talking shit to you. Invading your personal space. More or less publicly emasculating you. I'm not advocating for the way Erik stood up for himself but I do advocate him standing up for himself. Clearly he let the alcohol get the best of him and he made a bad decision but he didn't let somebody punk him. Like I said, the other dude needed a reality check. I'm glad a lapse in judgment didn't fuck up his future. Cheers to him. The experience clearly made him better and he's demonstrated that.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: CanadianBacon on September 12, 2020, 09:49:44 PM
200 lbs surprised me!!  Big dog!!
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: figureitout on September 13, 2020, 01:23:43 AM
After 5 "PTSDesque" events before 30, i can relate to EE on a few levels, eternal gratitude for Erik being a part of professional skateboarding, we are luck to have him.

he's come a long way... people make bad decisions under the influence of drugs and alcohol, who's to say my non violent moves are that much different than other bad decisions i've made while requiring opiates to get out of bed for five years.

"Five years, stuck on my eyes, five years what a surprise"
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: lk130 on September 13, 2020, 04:30:12 PM
I've always had some opinions about him & Andrew but what do I know. .
Supra is a top 5 brand to ever be in skating to me they really rocked the landscape
All the way into the K-swiss demise
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 13, 2020, 07:08:28 PM
I've always had some opinions about him & Andrew but what do I know. .
Supra is a top 5 brand to ever be in skating to me they really rocked the landscape
All the way into the K-swiss demise

Wasnít Reynolds given Altamont so he wouldnít jump ship to Supra?   
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: too fakie on September 13, 2020, 07:21:00 PM
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I've always had some opinions about him & Andrew but what do I know. .
Supra is a top 5 brand to ever be in skating to me they really rocked the landscape
All the way into the K-swiss demise
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Wasnít Reynolds given Altamont so he wouldnít jump ship to Supra?

Yes, because of the relationship with Krew he was asked to be on the original Supra team. I think riding it out with Soletech was the right move. Early Altamont was sick.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 13, 2020, 08:08:10 PM
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I've always had some opinions about him & Andrew but what do I know. .
Supra is a top 5 brand to ever be in skating to me they really rocked the landscape
All the way into the K-swiss demise
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Wasnít Reynolds given Altamont so he wouldnít jump ship to Supra?
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Yes, because of the relationship with Krew he was asked to be on the original Supra team. I think riding it out with Soletech was the right move. Early Altamont was sick.

I bought a lot of that stuff, but those first few years were some of the worst quality Iíve seen.   Miss those Davis chinos
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: j....soy..... on September 13, 2020, 08:59:03 PM
cant believe people would get bummed about him almost killing a dude, when you had to watch that subtle flex of watching his car park itself......sheesh.....
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 13, 2020, 11:16:54 PM
cant believe people would get bummed about him almost killing a dude, when you had to watch that subtle flex of watching his car park itself......sheesh.....

First Rick Howard now Erik Ellington showing off their Tesla sedans.  Ishod rocking the SUV
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Sick Duck on September 14, 2020, 05:00:57 AM
"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
lol no matter how many times you say cunt there is a big difference between smashing a glass on someones head and stabbing someone in the fuckin face
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: radcunt on September 14, 2020, 06:45:26 AM
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"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
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lol no matter how many times you say cunt there is a big difference between smashing a glass on someones head and stabbing someone in the fuckin face

You know glass?  It's quite sharp.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on September 14, 2020, 10:56:46 AM
Damn. EE hanging out with Momoa AND  Slash
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFGNm2CDaOa/?igshid=1mya4y44n34du
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: expired on September 14, 2020, 07:52:18 PM
Really enjoyed this, I've always loved his loose style.
Seems like such a well rounded person, as a business and family man.
Happy to see he's doing so well.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: gonzSOI on September 15, 2020, 08:23:43 AM
EE seems like a really cool dude
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Salsa Verde on September 15, 2020, 12:32:27 PM
Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 15, 2020, 04:08:26 PM
Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.

Tony? As in DaSilva?
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Lowcalcium on September 16, 2020, 08:50:05 AM
super good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJyrd1-fVbk

I've been loving EE since he skated to Danzig. This part goes so hard

Okay had to come back and post this as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0X5-4INMY
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 16, 2020, 10:02:27 AM
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super good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJyrd1-fVbk
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I've been loving EE since he skated to Danzig. This part goes so hard

Okay had to come back and post this as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0X5-4INMY

So since Thrill of it All?
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Lowcalcium on September 16, 2020, 10:12:19 AM
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super good
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I've been loving EE since he skated to Danzig. This part goes so hard

Okay had to come back and post this as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0X5-4INMY
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So since Thrill of it All?

Nope for me it was since This is Skateboarding...I saw that video first
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: mattchew on September 16, 2020, 11:01:29 AM
Literally the only person outside of Ireland to make wearing a scally cap look cool.

Forgot how insane his TIS part is: that switch flip front tail at the end flashes by so quickly; bonkers.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Trilogy on September 16, 2020, 03:41:26 PM
Ellington was always the coolest Baker Boy. Still is, too.

You got that right!
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Adam Abbas on September 16, 2020, 03:54:03 PM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?

Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on September 16, 2020, 04:06:02 PM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Glurmpz on September 16, 2020, 04:13:15 PM
This is really interesting seeing how many people share the same view of Ellington - myself included. For me, I was into cleaner skating and stuff like Girl/Chocolate etc during EE's prime, but when I look back at his parts I like them a lot. I know his dance after the bigspin down Carlsbad gap is legendary but if I had done the picnic table line with the switch flip front tail and amazing flip front nose fakie I think I'd be dancing for days. That's his best ever clip in my eyes.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Szechuan on September 16, 2020, 06:45:18 PM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
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Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
Here I was thinking Tony Tave.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: mattchew on September 16, 2020, 06:51:34 PM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
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Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
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Here I was thinking Tony Tave.

For sure talking about my old roommate Tony aka Tone The Bone.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Owen on September 16, 2020, 09:07:38 PM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
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Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
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Here I was thinking Tony Tave.
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For sure talking about my old roommate Tony aka Tone The Bone.

I believe he meant Tony Ferguson
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Salsa Verde on September 16, 2020, 09:17:05 PM
Loving all the bonus Tony content my post generated. Haha.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: DannyDee on September 16, 2020, 09:41:52 PM
This is really interesting seeing how many people share the same view of Ellington - myself included. For me, I was into cleaner skating and stuff like Girl/Chocolate etc during EE's prime, but when I look back at his parts I like them a lot. I know his dance after the bigspin down Carlsbad gap is legendary but if I had done the picnic table line with the switch flip front tail and amazing flip front nose fakie I think I'd be dancing for days. That's his best ever clip in my eyes.
While my first video was Misled Youth, I grew up mostly a Crailtap and Sovereign sect fan as I found the stylish tech ledge stuff more relatable than the big sets/rail Cali spots of Baker, Flip, Zero, etc, especially compared to the mostly east coast spots that make up a lot of Photosynthesis. Probably also helped I was a big 90's hip-hop fan.

Either way, I still really enjoy EE footage, and the longevity of his career is astounding. Very few have transitioned as well as he and Reynolds have from being known primarily as big gap and/or rail skaters.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: ndsr on September 16, 2020, 09:56:57 PM
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This is really interesting seeing how many people share the same view of Ellington - myself included. For me, I was into cleaner skating and stuff like Girl/Chocolate etc during EE's prime, but when I look back at his parts I like them a lot. I know his dance after the bigspin down Carlsbad gap is legendary but if I had done the picnic table line with the switch flip front tail and amazing flip front nose fakie I think I'd be dancing for days. That's his best ever clip in my eyes.
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While my first video was Misled Youth, I grew up mostly a Crailtap and Sovereign sect fan as I found the stylish tech ledge stuff more relatable than the big sets/rail Cali spots of Baker, Flip, Zero, etc, especially compared to the mostly east coast spots that make up a lot of Photosynthesis. Probably also helped I was a big 90's hip-hop fan.

Either way, I still really enjoy EE footage, and the longevity of his career is astounding. Very few have transitioned as well as he and Reynolds have from being known primarily as big gap and/or rail skaters.
EE is the truth.  Iíve been very lucky to kick it with him a bunch absorbing those positive vibes.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Burt Ward on September 16, 2020, 10:05:36 PM
I got glassed once. I can honestly say that I did not deserve it. The guy didn't do a great job of it though and I sustained minimal injury. A bartender jumped the bar and started beating on him. Funny night.

Just remembered I got glassed in the back of the head once also. It just smashed. No injury. Copped a few punched after that however.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: Paul Cicero on September 17, 2020, 02:54:34 AM
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"It's not stabbing". There's a few fucking chumps on this thread who don't know what smashing a glass into the side of someone's head, face and neck physically involves. A lot of cunts who either know nothing of violence or have learnt zip from the violence they have experienced, or done. And self defence doesn't apply when you don't like the way someone talks to you. Talk shit, get glassed, my ass. Ellington will forever be a king of skating but glassing cunts is and will forever be scumbag shit.
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Nah. He didn't intend to stab anybody. He meant to smash something on a dude's head that was bullying him in a public space. You sound like somebody that hasn't been bullied before honestly. Imagine a bigger dude pulls up on you. Has no problem putting his hands on you. Talking shit to you. Invading your personal space. More or less publicly emasculating you. I'm not advocating for the way Erik stood up for himself but I do advocate him standing up for himself. Clearly he let the alcohol get the best of him and he made a bad decision but he didn't let somebody punk him. Like I said, the other dude needed a reality check. I'm glad a lapse in judgment didn't fuck up his future. Cheers to him. The experience clearly made him better and he's demonstrated that.

KOW, nailed it, you gotta stand up for yourself, was how he did it stupid? Sure, but clearly it absolutely humbled him. And I respect him even more than I did before watching this.
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: one-off on September 17, 2020, 06:08:38 AM
Iím a fan and I wish his ventures the best, but I canít stop thinking his shoe company is called Human Resources Services.
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Post by: coldbrew on September 17, 2020, 07:08:43 AM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
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Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
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Here I was thinking Tony Tave.
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For sure talking about my old roommate Tony aka Tone The Bone.
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I believe he meant Tony Ferguson

I really just assumed Tony Cervantes
Title: Re: Out There: Erik Ellington
Post by: heckler on September 17, 2020, 09:44:40 AM
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Iíve always been a HUGE EE fan. Top 5 for me for sure and thatís saying a lot with (Reynolds, Penny, Heath and Tony being the other 4). I remember when his first shoe came out I dropped around $200 bills for two colorways without hesitation. To this day, still my fav skate shoe of all time. Glad to see he is doing well and a very humble and grateful guy. That piece was great.
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Tony? As in DaSilva?
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Surely you jest. Who would put Tony DaSilva of all people in their top 5? It's ludicrous. No, it's clear that he's talking about Tony Silva.
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Interesting points but it's Tony "Japan man" Manfre
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Here I was thinking Tony Tave.
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For sure talking about my old roommate Tony aka Tone The Bone.
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I believe he meant Tony Ferguson
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I really just assumed Tony Cervantes
Figured he was talking about T(on)yrone Olson?