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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2023, 06:35:25 AM »
pour out a sugar free pomegranate monster :'( xxl

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Alex Olson never had the makings of a varsity athlete.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2023, 07:06:10 AM »
RIP

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2023, 07:15:05 AM »
This was a good interview

https://youtu.be/Wcjjv6VF9Nw

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2023, 07:19:31 AM »
This day extracts a heavy toll

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2023, 07:52:19 AM »
RIP.

Seems like an all around great guy. Passed way to young, but it does seem like he lived life to the fullest and accomplished so much, which is a silver lining I guess.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2023, 01:11:35 PM »
Rip Ken

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2023, 01:39:51 PM »
As much as a car stunt jockey as he was he didn't seem to foolhardy, on a few of his different shows he talked about how that Hoonicorn car was dangerous and scared him after they put the turbos on it, and that he had been fine with it the way it was before.

He's gotta be one of the only people in history that founded a company completely as a business person and then later became a premier athlete on the company. I think there's an interview where he said he wasn't as much on the business side cuz he was more valuable as an athlete to DC now.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2023, 01:56:13 PM »
He brought shoe money to skateboarding…..

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2023, 02:25:26 PM »
I was in shock when I heard the news. RIP to a great one.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2023, 03:40:39 PM »
his funeral is going to be bananas.

with that said RIP

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2023, 04:14:34 PM »
He somehow had the FACE of what someone who runs DC would probably look like. The facial hair and everything. He nailed it. Rest in Peace, man.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2023, 04:20:12 PM »
Horrible RIP

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2023, 04:53:34 PM »
I never watched any of his driving stuff but holy crap... what a skilled driver



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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2023, 06:03:07 PM »
I never watched any of his driving stuff but holy crap... what a skilled driver



It's like real life Need for Speed

Just take 10 mins of your life to watch this. It is pretty damn cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2023, 06:06:46 PM »
As cornball as DC has been at times, nobody can deny the impact that Ken had on skateboarding culture and within the industry. RIP Ken, I hope they have DC Courts in the afterlife.
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2023, 07:43:11 PM »
Respect, worth the watch to realize what he was really getting into last year. Wild.

https://youtu.be/H2-OMgQmRow

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2023, 10:20:48 PM »
3 kids! damn rip :(

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2023, 11:15:08 PM »
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I never watched any of his driving stuff but holy crap... what a skilled driver



It's like real life Need for Speed
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Just take 10 mins of your life to watch this. It is pretty damn cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus
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"i don't carry a gun, i drive. for 5 minutes, i'm yours. either side of that and you're on your own."
that was impressive and also that he got SF to shut down to facilitate it. spose the Covid sanctions helped.
This was filmed years before the pandy.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2023, 02:43:22 AM »
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I never watched any of his driving stuff but holy crap... what a skilled driver



It's like real life Need for Speed
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Just take 10 mins of your life to watch this. It is pretty damn cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus

I can't overstate how much I don't care about intricacies of cars past the basics (i just want my car to be comfortable and big enough for my fairly tall self), nor about racing (bit of F1 here and there), but this was seriously impressive.

Plus, he's chillin-chillin in that cockpit. I'm feeling queasy doing 80mph on an almost empty freeway in a straight line, while this dude is chuckling to himself, drifting in front of a tram, going 120mph.

Anyway, he had huge (and positive) influence on skate culture through Droors/DC and seemed like a pretty cool dude for someone doing such jockish activity as those gymkhanas. Rest easy.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2023, 09:07:30 AM »
From 8 ball shirts and 40 ounces to king of the mountain. RIP.
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2023, 10:37:48 AM »
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I never watched any of his driving stuff but holy crap... what a skilled driver


It's like real life Need for Speed
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Just take 10 mins of your life to watch this. It is pretty damn cool.

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I can't overstate how much I don't care about intricacies of cars past the basics (i just want my car to be comfortable and big enough for my fairly tall self), nor about racing (bit of F1 here and there), but this was seriously impressive.

Plus, he's chillin-chillin in that cockpit. I'm feeling queasy doing 80mph on an almost empty freeway in a straight line, while this dude is chuckling to himself, drifting in front of a tram, going 120mph.

Anyway, he had huge (and positive) influence on skate culture through Droors/DC and seemed like a pretty cool dude for someone doing such jockish activity as those gymkhanas. Rest easy.

There is a part where he is driving up a windy street which is on Vermont St. They have an annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel event there. That thing is tight and just to think Ken Block drifted those things takes some sort of skill that I definitely don't have.



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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2023, 07:11:02 PM »
RIP
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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2023, 09:26:05 AM »
I was in the right place at the right time and worked for Circus Distribution in their salad days. Droors, Dub, and DC all in one building. It was very cool. Ken was great, super focused and driven. To see what they built in real time was motivating. What a life he lived.

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2023, 07:56:29 AM »
Steve Van Doren, Phil Knight, or Don Brown would NEVER shell out $1M to a city to legalize skating.
Whether it was charity or publicity, Ken Block & DC Shoes fought for the skaters. RIP

https://youtu.be/XlYlSCkV0fg

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Re: RiP Ken Block
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2023, 06:43:25 AM »
RIP, Block's impact on skating is pretty major and I hope that sometime soon there is a documentary or an article or something that really gives the historical perspective it deserves

that said, i'm kinda baffled about the whole turn toward motorsports. maybe i need to listen to the bomb hole interview posted above or something. my first reaction when i heard this news was like "of course the dude who sends turbocharged motorized thousand-pound objects hurtling through the air died in a snowmobile accident"