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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2023, 03:03:38 PM »
i try my best to not be negative, but yeah, i'm totally with the awkward style. i also get... douchey vibes from him? i hope i'm wrong. i would like to acknowledge his high level of skill on a skateboard, though.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2023, 03:26:26 PM »
i kept thinking the alien logo was a blind reaper and in 2023 what is the difference

Ouch that really hit me deep because it's true.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2023, 03:59:36 PM »
Reminds me of BA but with good style.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2023, 04:54:46 PM »
Reminds me of BA but with good style.

I was actually thinking of BA watching this part as well. He just seemed tall as hell, I donít know how Iíd never noticed.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2023, 05:02:22 PM »
Glad the bsnb flushing was in this. I remember seeing the ad a few years ago.

He also did it (to fakie) in his Real Street part.

https://youtu.be/BPEVHQjKkmo

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2023, 05:08:19 PM »
Is he a rat or is he a union guy??

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2023, 05:19:41 PM »
So sick.  The over- analyzers here are incredible.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2023, 06:13:35 PM »
part was alright, but never understood the appeal. some younger homies told me they like him from the woodward youtube? idk kid seemed a bit like a jersey shore outcast

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2023, 06:36:32 PM »
this kid has the same problem as alec majerus. undeniable skill on a board, completely forgettable presentation.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2023, 07:00:23 PM »
nasty nasty stuff. adidas is whooped...they just love burning money on dudes that no one gives a shit about. the whole point of sponsoring someone is the hope that they will influence others to buy your product. franky and alec have the opposite effect, they both look so bad out there that it makes me not wanna wear the adidas I already own. adidas could cut these dudes, save a bunch of money and no one would care.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2023, 07:26:02 PM »
nasty nasty stuff. adidas is whooped...they just love burning money on dudes that no one gives a shit about. the whole point of sponsoring someone is the hope that they will influence others to buy your product. franky and alec have the opposite effect, they both look so bad out there that it makes me not wanna wear the adidas I already own. adidas could cut these dudes, save a bunch of money and no one would care.

Do you think Adidas forgets they sponsor people altogether?


Frankie is a more modern type of skater - impressive but not interesting.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2023, 08:16:09 PM »
sick skatepark clip at 1:20

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2023, 08:24:09 PM »
i kept thinking the alien logo was a blind reaper and in 2023 what is the difference

Glad I'm not the only one who saw this.

I had high expectations from the thumbnail and didn't know who this fellow was but sadly I must side with the general consensus. The trick selection was a little repetitive and his style a little bland. I even liked the song but the editing didn't really do it for me. I don't know what to expect anymore these days. Liked it but didn't love it I guess...

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2023, 08:32:35 PM »
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Reminds me of BA but with good style.
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I was actually thinking of BA watching this part as well. He just seemed tall as hell, I donít know how Iíd never noticed.

The fuck are you guys on about?


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

16:38 if we're talking class & style.




The screaming sent me straight back to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoB-xwNa-Vo
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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2023, 09:00:03 PM »
Shit got me hypedÖ

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2023, 10:33:00 PM »
The fact that I didn't know he was actually on Alien cuz he was wearing Habitat shirts shows how uncohesive both brands are. If they dropped a few random "Who?" riders and made more edits similar to Joey O's then maybe they might have a 3.0 going instead of whatever it is they have now.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2023, 01:37:51 AM »
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Reminds me of BA but with good style.
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I was actually thinking of BA watching this part as well. He just seemed tall as hell, I donít know how Iíd never noticed.
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The fuck are you guys on about?


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

16:38 if we're talking class & style.




The screaming sent me straight back to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoB-xwNa-Vo
the BA comparisons are so fried
ive seen people banned for less
if he skated anything like that he wouldnt be on bum ass alien
while cool-guying is a real phenomenon, studies show that 83% of all cool-guying incidents can be attributed to the cool-guyee being an awkward weirdo

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2023, 04:43:27 AM »
Glad the bsnb flushing was in this. I remember seeing the ad a few years ago.

Who would have thought after waiting 20 years for someone to backside noseblunt the grate ledge at Flushing, it would look so objectively bad? Not to get to critical or into the minutia of it all but c'mon, make a seminal trick that the people have been waiting for look a little better than that.



Frankie is an extremely good skater, objectively of course.
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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2023, 05:40:41 AM »
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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2023, 08:28:08 AM »
I always have to wonder if the guys at Alien could have made this footage look cooler with their edit.
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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2023, 09:33:43 AM »
lots of cool and hard tricks done with pretty bad style. he kinda falls out of every grind. the dismounts are sloppy. Hes got wacky arms too. all the tricks were good tho.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2023, 09:46:50 AM »
He makes me feel the same way watching his skating as Mikey Taylor did back in the day.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2023, 10:44:49 AM »
Man nothing is good enough. I thought the part was sick, I donít mind his style at all, and I especially felt that yell on the BS flip in SF.
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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2023, 12:54:14 PM »
Nollie 50-50 a handrail.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2023, 03:13:57 PM »
I thought it was dope. Good trick selection

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2023, 03:57:33 PM »
I thought it was dope. Good trick selection

Nollie 50-50 a handrail.

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2023, 05:12:47 AM »
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i kept thinking the alien logo was a blind reaper and in 2023 what is the difference
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Ouch that really hit me deep because it's true.

I skate alot of alien decks and it did give me pause ha!

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2023, 05:52:42 AM »
I dig the part. Frankie may not be the most gracious skater out there, but neither is he the most atrocious one. Besides, he does a lot of heavy shit, filming was nice, edit was smooth, spots were dope...

And it all got me to thinking - I perfectly understand the life cycle of a brand, I understand that the board brands, save for the select few, are simply passion projects nowadays and exist solely so the homies would have some wood to hop onto (heh...heh...), I understand the changing trends... But the Sect camp has absolutely everything to be great, still. If not great, at least not to be a carcass like it is nowadays.

They have an amazing roster. Between AWS and Habitat they have Suciu, SBN, Dela, JOB, Yaje, Joey Guevara, Frankie, Bob, Janoski, maybe even Austyn (at least they had him until recently)...multiple SOTYs, some of the hardest rippers and skater's skaters (Dela, JOB), legacy dudes like Bob and Janoski, the rest of the guys are pretty much universally beloved or at least above average...

Most of the dudes they have are mad productive, even Silas who is almost a legacy pro at this point. Ok, Stefan hardly skates anymore, but that's hardly his role anymore.

They have a pretty distinct art direction and legacy from which they can draw on, and that direction fills up a void in current board-brand ecosphere...

I mean, it's not that they could relive their heyday, be as big as they were from, say, 1995 -2010, or revamp themselves like Baker, but they could at least coast comfortably, not be an afterthought.

Is it the lack of funds, lack of money in the game in large, Castrucci and the gang being deflated, not wanting to hand over the reins...?

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Re: Frankie Spears "Union" Adidas Part
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2023, 06:14:53 AM »
I dig the part. Frankie may not be the most gracious skater out there, but neither is he the most atrocious one. Besides, he does a lot of heavy shit, filming was nice, edit was smooth, spots were dope...

And it all got me to thinking - I perfectly understand the life cycle of a brand, I understand that the board brands, save for the select few, are simply passion projects nowadays and exist solely so the homies would have some wood to hop onto (heh...heh...), I understand the changing trends... But the Sect camp has absolutely everything to be great, still. If not great, at least not to be a carcass like it is nowadays.

They have an amazing roster. Between AWS and Habitat they have Suciu, SBN, Dela, JOB, Yaje, Joey Guevara, Frankie, Bob, Janoski, maybe even Austyn (at least they had him until recently)...multiple SOTYs, some of the hardest rippers and skater's skaters (Dela, JOB), legacy dudes like Bob and Janoski, the rest of the guys are pretty much universally beloved or at least above average...

Most of the dudes they have are mad productive, even Silas who is almost a legacy pro at this point. Ok, Stefan hardly skates anymore, but that's hardly his role anymore.

They have a pretty distinct art direction and legacy from which they can draw on, and that direction fills up a void in current board-brand ecosphere...

I mean, it's not that they could relive their heyday, be as big as they were from, say, 1995 -2010, or revamp themselves like Baker, but they could at least coast comfortably, not be an afterthought.

Is it the lack of funds, lack of money in the game in large, Castrucci and the gang being deflated, not wanting to hand over the reins...?


I follow some of the guys on instagram and they all seem to be going on trips a bunch, even Stefan has been getting out in the van and in the middle of nowhere too which is sick to see, it doesn't seem like much has changed except the game and time itself. also it's simply not what the younger generation are into these days who make a big chunk of the audience...kids can't latch onto what could be good graphics from joe castrucci or textbook skating from joey guevara or silas, say compared to a limosine dropping footage every drop, using that kind of music, putting on these sick new skaters or a edginess of a hockey or a diversity of a team like sci-fi fantasy....Habitat & Workshop had a pretty damn good runs being top tier companies, better runs than most...they'll survive off loyal fans and selling completes in malls and weird collabs like that one Smokey bear one or the NASA one....

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