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RiP Ken Block
« on: January 02, 2023, 06:39:05 PM »
Just saw this browsing Instagram. Other than founding DC and racing rally cars I can't say I know much about him. I do remember he and Dyrdek tried to give a $1 million dollar check to Philly for Love Park and they turned it down. For that the dude earns my respect.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm74ZDVL_PS/?igshid=NTdlMDg3MTY=
« Last Edit: January 02, 2023, 06:53:05 PM by CrimsonGhost »
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2023, 06:44:33 PM »
So weird to be a fan of motorsports while also knowing and respecting what Kenny B did in his time with DC. More then anything else, he helped make American rally into a greater thing then it could have ever been with his Gymkhana videos and his programs with Subaru and Ford. He added a skateboarding style to the motorsports world that will probably never be replicated at this stage.

Rallying's a small fraternity, and I don't think it is a stretch to say this is the hardest day for rallying since Colin McRae died.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2023, 06:44:56 PM »
gangsta boo, now ken block, 2023 is cancelled

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2023, 06:49:52 PM »
Damn, that’s horrible, always seemed like a great, optimistic guy living life to the fullest.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2023, 06:55:10 PM »
RIP

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2023, 06:56:12 PM »
RIP part of the golden era of skating- whether you knew it or not.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2023, 07:00:55 PM »
Just saw this browsing Instagram. Other than founding DC and racing rally cars I can't say I know much about him. I do remember he and Dyrdek tried to give a $1 million dollar check to Philly for Love Park and they turned it down. For that the dude earns my respect.

Gnarly. It is impossible to deny the impact DC had on skateboarding. Also, it is crazy to think how fast we can go from having it all to being dead.

Finally, DC offered Philly 1 million a year for 10 years and as far as I know not a cent of that was Dyrdek's money. It appears to be DC putting up the money, probably at the behest of Kalis and Williams.

https://skateboarding.transworld.net/news/dcs-words-of-love/

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2023, 07:03:15 PM »
Wow Jeremy Renner just got seriously fucked up in a similar way.   Be safe out there on the snow, folks


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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2023, 07:05:02 PM »
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Just saw this browsing Instagram. Other than founding DC and racing rally cars I can't say I know much about him. I do remember he and Dyrdek tried to give a $1 million dollar check to Philly for Love Park and they turned it down. For that the dude earns my respect.
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Gnarly. It is impossible to deny the impact DC had on skateboarding. Also, it is crazy to think how fast we can go from having it all to being dead.

Finally, DC offered Philly 1 million a year for 10 years and as far as I know not a cent of that was Dyrdek's money. It appears to be DC putting up the money, probably at the behest of Kalis and Williams.

https://skateboarding.transworld.net/news/dcs-words-of-love/

Correct, I can't find the clip but I believe it was Block at Love with the big Check in his hands for a photo op.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 06:40:30 AM by CrimsonGhost »
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2023, 07:08:35 PM »
Fuck, rip

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2023, 07:09:45 PM »
Everything he touched, he made it monumentally better....Rally, Snowboarding, skateboarding..... no one elevated a brand like what he did to DC.  Shoe money or board royalties?  Which check would you rather take?  He's the reason why....

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2023, 07:15:23 PM »
Terrible news... life is short folks... enjoy it to the fullest extent


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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2023, 07:26:19 PM »

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2023, 07:31:13 PM »
Damn rip Jeremiah greene gangsta boo and ken block. Crazy year already.
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2023, 07:33:55 PM »
Damn rip Jeremiah greene gangsta boo and ken block. Crazy year already.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2023, 07:44:36 PM »
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Damn rip Jeremiah greene gangsta boo and ken block. Crazy year already.
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2023, 07:49:53 PM »
RIP. At least he died while having fun.

Not really into cars or gymkhana but that one video filmed in SF where Phelps waved the flag at the end was cool.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2023, 08:40:56 PM »
RIP. At least he died while having fun.

Not really into cars or gymkhana but that one video filmed in SF where Phelps waved the flag at the end was cool.

Definitely agree. The footage they got all around the city was super dope. I am sure it is what Ty Evans wishes he could shoot.
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2023, 01:03:45 AM »
Absolutely gutted, his part in DC MtN Lab 1.5 with the scoob at Snow park NZ is still etched in my memory.

RIP.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2023, 02:28:11 AM »
I was impressed by his gymkhana stuff and and thankful for creating DC, but he could have toned it down with his monster merch, image etc. RIP

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RIP Ken Block 43
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2023, 03:14:56 AM »
Heavy news the legend Ken Block passed away from a snow mobile accident. Scary his latest insta story his snow related last adventure. Major DC player, think his post auto career more crazier . He released his driving parts like skate clips. 
KB 43 4 Life
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Re: RIP Ken Block 43
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2023, 03:22:32 AM »
Yeah just heard about it and couldn't believe it

After I saw your post I went and checked his IG stories... truly scary this man was posting stuff 19 hours ago and now he's gone

Didn't know much about him besides the Gymkhana but he was a guest in a Ridiculousness show and he seemed like a really good guy

RIP

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2023, 03:31:34 AM »
legend. rip.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2023, 03:57:36 AM »
What the fuck? I was just watching him on This vs That. Dude had life by the balls. Dub, Droors, DC. Think of all the guys he put on. Absolute machine. It's a trip how much safety equipment is standard now in car racing, and then on a snowmobile you're just out there. Be careful out there people.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2023, 04:53:19 AM »
Always heard good things about this guy. Shocking news. Positive vibes to his family. RIP Ken Block 43

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2023, 04:57:18 AM »
I was going to go see him race rally this year in MN.

RIP to a legend

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2023, 04:58:34 AM »
2023 already brings too many dead people :(

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2023, 05:04:40 AM »
Such a shame.

But at least he lived life to the fullest.
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Re: RIP Ken Block 43
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2023, 05:27:02 AM »
RIP

I watched a few of the Gymkhana stuff with my Dad, so impressive how he could move a car like that.
I remember seeing him in my 2nd skate video On Video Summer 2000 in the Danny Way section.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2023, 05:40:43 AM »
Awful news

RIP

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