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Kien Lieu aka Donger
« on: January 20, 2023, 06:53:27 AM »
Just wanted to pay respect to a guy that imho has one of the best styles ever.  Fun lines, surfy style, big pop.  He was able to make really tall objects look easy and effortless to get over.

https://youtu.be/SVBAETtegqc

https://youtu.be/Y-SZgLimQB0

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2023, 04:15:45 PM »
Always liked his Hokus Pokus stuff

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 04:53:21 PM »
donger is a funny name. it's a reference to sweet candles w/ molly ringwald, right?
 gonz was wrote a story about some skaters from the 'ooh long dong'. i didn't know what to make of it.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 04:54:04 PM »
the best ever

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2023, 06:19:34 PM »
One of the first Transworld mags I ever had there was a photo of Donger kickflipping over one of those swinging triangle bar gates that block off parking lots. Can't remember if it was from flat or out of a curb cut but it was massive. Wish I could track that down. His photos were always so great, with his braids trailing majestically behind him as he blasts over things that didn't even seem possible to me.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2023, 06:25:06 PM »

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2023, 10:41:00 PM »
Legend.
why come?

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2023, 10:48:44 PM »
Best straight ollies from flat I've ever seen. That dude popped like he had rockets in his heels.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2023, 06:44:38 AM »
Glad to see the love for him.  Thanks for posting the additional videos, I don't think I've seen some of them.  This isn't really a hot take, but I'd rather watch someone like Kien, with lines dripping with style, rather than just ledges getting hit over and over with increasing technical variation.  But I guess that is the beauty of skateboarding, there is plenty of variety for everyone.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2023, 06:50:28 AM »
in retrospect, dude ripped hard and had his own lane. we didn't always like reese, donger, paulo deeznuts or huf when they'd just cruise and ollie but it aged better than a lot of the tech stuff we were titillated by.
remember big brother played kung fu music to some of his tricks? "hi-ya!"

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2023, 07:48:32 AM »
One of the first Transworld mags I ever had there was a photo of Donger kickflipping over one of those swinging triangle bar gates that block off parking lots. Can't remember if it was from flat or out of a curb cut but it was massive. Wish I could track that down. His photos were always so great, with his braids trailing majestically behind him as he blasts over things that didn't even seem possible to me.

I remember something like this and thinking it wasn't possible.  I couldn't find the ad or photo but found a couple others that are super impressive. (After I posted I saw someone had the gif of the kickflip over the gate)



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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2023, 07:51:23 AM »
I couldn't fit all the photos into one thread.  Look at his foot positioning for his kickflip, it doesn't look any different than mine for ollying.  He's just incredible.
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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2023, 07:52:22 AM »
One last one.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2023, 08:22:26 AM »
So dope that they modeled a Street Fighter character after him.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2023, 09:03:59 AM »
I thought this clip looked so cool as a kid

https://youtu.be/tHGN8qjio70?t=613

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2023, 11:29:03 AM »

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2023, 01:52:02 PM »
IIRC there was a mag that had sequences of his skating in the 90s. Crazy amount of pop from flat. His board would practically go vertical to get the board up.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2023, 06:11:36 AM »
So dope that they modeled a Street Fighter character after him.



That is awesome, I didn't know that.

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2023, 07:15:18 AM »
I searched for a copy of this VHS for so long to no avail.


Dongerís part @ 11:45

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CZ9iCxpIE

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2023, 08:49:23 AM »
I searched for a copy of this VHS for so long to no avail.


Dongerís part @ 11:45

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CZ9iCxpIE
This got uploaded in hd recently. There's a 16:9 too
https://youtu.be/EglK0l9uY0Q

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2023, 09:37:22 AM »
I searched for a copy of this VHS for so long to no avail.


Dongerís part @ 11:45

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CZ9iCxpIE

Thanks for sharing that, I've never seen that part. 

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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2023, 03:48:29 PM »
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I searched for a copy of this VHS for so long to no avail.


Dongerís part @ 11:45

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CZ9iCxpIE
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Thanks for sharing that, I've never seen that part.

The mid line wave off of the security guard is awesome.  ;D 


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Re: Kien Lieu aka Donger
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2023, 04:15:14 PM »
Does his Insta page still exist? He was still throwing up clips of himself boosting massive ollies last time I checked.

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