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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2024, 09:07:03 AM »
Classic gnar Thrasher cover. What's bro trying in the second pic? No hands Ho-Ho?

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2024, 09:09:57 AM »
Classic gnar Thrasher cover. What's bro trying in the second pic? No hands Ho-Ho?

I think heís trying to survive
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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2024, 10:18:03 AM »
i am forever impressed by the heshification of chris russell. sick cover

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2024, 11:15:37 AM »
This cover works like a grand and epic apparition.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2024, 02:34:38 PM »
For a second I thought he had a cigarette in his mouth too! got the creature-green slime marks in the pool as well.

I was pretty keen on skating transition in my early 20s and have done a bunch inverts/handplants but holy shit eggplants are a whole other level, let alone over a love seat in a pool with pebblecrete lip. Insane!
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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2024, 04:59:58 PM »
Classic gnar Thrasher cover. What's bro trying in the second pic? No hands Ho-Ho?

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2024, 05:57:09 PM »
Thatís such a good photo/ trick / cover.
But I kinda wish the second pic was an alternate one.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2024, 06:59:47 PM »
So good
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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2024, 07:54:38 PM »
For a second I thought he had a cigarette in his mouth too! got the creature-green slime marks in the pool as well.

I was pretty keen on skating transition in my early 20s and have done a bunch inverts/handplants but holy shit eggplants are a whole other level, let alone over a love seat in a pool with pebblecrete lip. Insane!

for the rest of us that only skate street and have never done anything resembling a handplant in our entire lives, what makes the eggplant so beast?

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2024, 08:34:21 PM »
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For a second I thought he had a cigarette in his mouth too! got the creature-green slime marks in the pool as well.

I was pretty keen on skating transition in my early 20s and have done a bunch inverts/handplants but holy shit eggplants are a whole other level, let alone over a love seat in a pool with pebblecrete lip. Insane!
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for the rest of us that only skate street and have never done anything resembling a handplant in our entire lives, what makes the eggplant so beast?
if youíre planting with your back hand doing an invert itís easier to come back in because all of your weight is naturally kind of going that way anyways. if itís and eggplant its your front hand so you almost have to throw your weight over your shoulder and commit to going back in with a lot more of a chance of hanging up.

i canít do and have never done either, just know from friends who had them down.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2024, 09:53:09 PM »
I hear a Handplant discussion and my ears perk up, so apologies in advance for nerding out

I havenít done an egg, and have a mediocre invert so take this as you will

With an invert, you donít have to commit all your weight into the trick, at least in as gnarly of a way. Any egg worth salting, you definitely have to.

Think of an eggplant as a fly-out Indy air to snatching the coping as you dive bomb in (perfectly illustrated by Mr Russell above). Whereas an invert feels a lot closer to ďhomeĒ. You donít throw your weight as crazy. Almost like wafting an BS early grab, but using your arm as a pivot point.

Thereís also like two main ways to get into an egg.
1. More modern - Full air out, plant the coping on the way in (Schroeder, anyone since 2000) donít die
2. ďBack in the dayĒ - Plant earlier and really ďkickĒ your weight up and inverted (Groholski, Grosso, Lance, etc) sometimes looks more masterful than the prior
3. I guess it goes back further - like roto-rooters and shit but that is wayy before my time

Fuck, I wanna go try this trick now
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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2024, 11:53:03 PM »
i am forever impressed by the heshification of chris russell. sick cover

The man in the picture has absolutely nothing in common with the Chris Russel I remember from a few years ago.

Great trick and photo!

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2024, 12:34:04 AM »
The best covers are the ones that make you wonder how the fuck did he get there/where the fuck is he going and this is one of those for me. Great photo.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2024, 05:38:48 AM »
Great cover. I feel like Thrasher has been killing it lately with the covers.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2024, 05:52:23 AM »
Nice to see him bouncing back from the eye catastrophe. I'll forever love him for roasting transphobe Taylor Silverman on the gram. Still curious though why Jake Kuzyk, himself a queer snowboard pro and skate filmer, was so hard-core bummed about him on his bunt episode.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2024, 07:17:33 AM »
I'm so confused with hand plants my brain can't comprehend what's going on. Feels like I'm trying solve some math problem looking at that photo. Great cover though!

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2024, 08:00:47 AM »
What a great cover that is!

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2024, 10:18:08 AM »
The best covers are the ones that make you wonder how the fuck did he get there/where the fuck is he going and this is one of those for me. Great photo.

My guess is he went all the way from the bottom left corner of the pic. Didn't go low to high from the love seat to the coping, but aired across the love seat.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2024, 10:52:40 AM »
Classic gnar Thrasher cover. What's bro trying in the second pic? No hands Ho-Ho?
Head first pool dive but they have photoshopped out the water.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2024, 11:10:48 AM »
Thatís such a good photo/ trick / cover.
But I kinda wish the second pic was an alternate one.


It is an alternate try if thats what your implying- note the peeps in the background

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2024, 12:47:28 PM »
I'm so confused with hand plants my brain can't comprehend what's going on. Feels like I'm trying solve some math problem looking at that photo. Great cover though!

You'll comprehend the implications when you see a properly attempted eggplant go wrong in real life. I heard that shoulder bone snap on the coping from across the bowl. The way Russell does them is also the most dangerous way. High speed travelling horizontal distance, all body weight already back on its way down and more or less comitted to a front flip that will send you head first into the coping unless you hit it with your hand perfectly and reverse the entire momentum of your flipping, falling body, which gives you just enough momentum to get your feet and board back under you and if you dont tuck them in quite hard enough you hang up and get pitched face first to the flats with one hand on your board and the other somewhere near the coping. Chances of bringing your hands up before impact are not a given. Russel's version has to be one of the most elite-level only tricks out there. It should have its own name. I don't follow a lot of transition and vert pros but I think there's a very big number of them who go their entire career without adding that trick to their roster. To do it without pads and helmet is borderline insane.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2024, 01:47:33 PM »
I'm so confused with hand plants my brain can't comprehend what's going on. Feels like I'm trying solve some math problem looking at that photo. Great cover though!

Think overturned indy air across the love seat (left to right from our POV.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2024, 01:50:09 PM »
Kinda refreshing to not see a big stair or gap, I can dig it.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2024, 07:18:25 PM »
Handplants for me are such a perfect weirdo skate trick.  I feel like you don't really see them that much these days.  Airing over a loveseat into an eggplant is just something else, and the slimy green looking pool is so on point for the hesh vibe.  Great stuff.

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2024, 11:49:02 PM »
... and the slimy green looking pool is so on point for the hesh vibe.  Great stuff.

Yes, everything in this photo is perfectly color coordinated, although I bet it wasn't intentional. It's like he and the deck are in camouflage in this environment. Imagine this shot with him wearing a yellow t-shirt and jeans. The pic just wouldn't work. 

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2024, 06:40:50 AM »
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... and the slimy green looking pool is so on point for the hesh vibe.  Great stuff.
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Yes, everything in this photo is perfectly color coordinated, although I bet it wasn't intentional. It's like he and the deck are in camouflage in this environment. Imagine this shot with him wearing a yellow t-shirt and jeans. The pic just wouldn't work.
well they definitely did something to make the green pop out more. Look at the bail photo. Russel is an animal tho, i honestly donít understand how anyone can skate like him

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2024, 10:17:29 AM »
i am forever impressed by the heshification of chris russell. sick cover

What do you mean? Hasnít he always been pretty yeah? Seems like the long hair and tattoos are pretty new-ish though?

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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2024, 09:20:24 AM »
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Re: Chris Russell thrasher cover
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2024, 04:07:52 PM »
I hear a Handplant discussion and my ears perk up, so apologies in advance for nerding out

I havenít done an egg, and have a mediocre invert so take this as you will

With an invert, you donít have to commit all your weight into the trick, at least in as gnarly of a way. Any egg worth salting, you definitely have to.

Think of an eggplant as a fly-out Indy air to snatching the coping as you dive bomb in (perfectly illustrated by Mr Russell above). Whereas an invert feels a lot closer to ďhomeĒ. You donít throw your weight as crazy. Almost like wafting an BS early grab, but using your arm as a pivot point.

Thereís also like two main ways to get into an egg.
1. More modern - Full air out, plant the coping on the way in (Schroeder, anyone since 2000) donít die
2. ďBack in the dayĒ - Plant earlier and really ďkickĒ your weight up and inverted (Groholski, Grosso, Lance, etc) sometimes looks more masterful than the prior
3. I guess it goes back further - like roto-rooters and shit but that is wayy before my time

Fuck, I wanna go try this trick now

very informative.