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Steve Olson
« on: December 29, 2010, 09:37:09 PM »
one of my favorite skateboarders of all time. his Fulfill The Dream part is so classic and still sick to this day. made me love Gangstarr and Gravediggaz. here's some of his parts in order from most recent (so many people slept on Guilty. his skating and song choice were amazing once again.)

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Steve Olson - Fulfill the Dream

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 10:07:38 PM »
He was my first favorite skater.  I remember being really confused when I first heard that Alex Olson was the son of Steve Olson.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 11:25:37 AM »
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Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 01:07:38 PM »


is this photo mirrored or something? also looks more like an inward heel to me...
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 01:14:19 PM »
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Let's not forget this part. Probably my favorite of his. SO good.

I remember in High School chemistry class there was an extra assignment to make a mole, and the person who had the best theme for their mole would get even more extra credit. I made "Steve Moleson" and gave him a fro, glasses, and turqoise blue shoes. I was the only skater in the school, so I lost, despite bringing a picture of the actual Steve Olson which made kids in my class laugh when they saw mine. "The mole formerly known as Prince" won by a longshot.

Never the less, Steve Olson is the shit. That switch 360 flip photo down the stairs is crazy, looks like an inward heel the way his front foot is kicked so far over.
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 01:41:31 PM »
Definitely one of the radest skateborders.

First time I saw him in Shorty's Guilty. I was like 14 or 15 then, just started skating, I was watching his part and thought "Who is this crazy guy???" Also the song was so sick, I somehow liked his part.

Some time later I saw footage or photo of him skating Slam city jam in Vancouver in orange jumpsuit, so rad.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 01:43:43 PM »
steve's part in fulfill was actually the very first skate video i ever saw, double hitter with good hip hop and cool skating, it really changed the way i looked at things.
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 04:15:12 AM »
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Let's not forget this part. Probably my favorite of his. SO good.


i'd never seen that before, sick as fuck. i liked how he talked to the camera at the same spot where sheffey talked/grunted at the camera.

i remember seeing him messing around skating a car park once and being completely amazed by the stuff he was doing.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 05:58:51 PM »




I seriously tripped out at this when I first saw it, it seemed so harebrained and ridiculous, of a shingled slanted roof onto a wooden handrail. I would say you don't see this kind of thing anymore but actually you didn't see it back then either...
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 06:16:03 PM »
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Let's not forget this part. Probably my favorite of his. SO good.

shit, Steve was way ahead of his time. a lot of those tricks are so damn gnarly to this day. i had seen some of that footage, but not that whole part. thanks for finding it, Gipper.

stoked that you guys are still hyped on him too. i feel like he never got the credit he deserved.

here's the unavoidable question: what's he up to now?

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 08:23:55 AM »
shortys had the best team ever but there can only be 1 star and olson wasnt gonna outshine the muska. olson is sick cuz a lot of the times his style was so bad it was good but he was doing some the craziest shit out of anyone at his time

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 10:25:00 PM »
i always remember that part in one of the shortys videos where he's just slaying that ditch while everyone else is just watching.....

he got into fa lung gong.....

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 11:06:43 PM »
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Let's not forget this part. Probably my favorite of his. SO good.
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shit, Steve was way ahead of his time. a lot of those tricks are so damn gnarly to this day. i had seen some of that footage, but not that whole part. thanks for finding it, Gipper.

stoked that you guys are still hyped on him too. i feel like he never got the credit he deserved.

here's the unavoidable question: what's he up to now?
Steve still lives in washington state and works at a friends small skate shop, last I heard he was focusing on his music.I've seen him pushing around downtown.He really got soured on the industry, it sounded like things ended badly with creation skateboards and satori but that was 2nd hand so who knows what really went down. I watched steve progress first hand in tacoma in the early 90s.He was doing crazy shit noone had even thought of yet.Fakie big inward heels,bs 270 flip lipslides,fs 360 ollie lateshoves(540?)and too many others.Dude was always super weird, but in a cool way.Lived in a tree house and gave all his flowed product to family and friends.He had a crazy style that you had to see in person to truly appreciate.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011, 12:51:27 PM »
on fulfill he does a line with kickflip across a mini tabletop to fs lip on a hubba on the other side, that was mad ahead of its time basically we didnt see that trick again until billy marks did it on the toy machine sucking the life tour video
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 08:17:53 PM »
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I rarely venture into classic slap and the one time I do it I find a guy getting his dick eaten by a dolphin.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 04:27:09 PM »
also one of my alltime favs ... thx 4 this thread  :-*

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 07:45:23 PM »
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Let's not forget this part. Probably my favorite of his. SO good.
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shit, Steve was way ahead of his time. a lot of those tricks are so damn gnarly to this day. i had seen some of that footage, but not that whole part. thanks for finding it, Gipper.

stoked that you guys are still hyped on him too. i feel like he never got the credit he deserved.

here's the unavoidable question: what's he up to now?
[close]
Steve still lives in washington state and works at a friends small skate shop, last I heard he was focusing on his music.I've seen him pushing around downtown.He really got soured on the industry, it sounded like things ended badly with creation skateboards and satori but that was 2nd hand so who knows what really went down. I watched steve progress first hand in tacoma in the early 90s.He was doing crazy shit noone had even thought of yet.Fakie big inward heels,bs 270 flip lipslides,fs 360 ollie lateshoves(540?)and too many others.Dude was always super weird, but in a cool way.Lived in a tree house and gave all his flowed product to family and friends.He had a crazy style that you had to see in person to truly appreciate.
Damn. Last I heard he was still in the tree house. I was kinda hoping that he still did.
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 06:46:18 AM »

Never the less, Steve Olson is the shit. That switch 360 flip photo down the stairs is crazy, looks like an inward heel the way his front foot is kicked so far over.

It probably is an inward heelflip. And he's regular so it's not switch...

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 08:04:47 AM »
He always reminded me of a mad scientist, in a good way.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 10:33:37 AM »
Love this dude (maybe homo)

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 03:17:56 PM »




this is still to this day, one of the gnarliest things I've ever seen.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2011, 05:11:28 AM »
The best skateboarder ever.

From what i heard he took too much acid and believes hes a fire breathing dragon.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2011, 04:37:04 PM »
The best skateboarder ever.

From what i heard he took too much acid and believes hes a fire breathing dragon.

true story ?

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2011, 10:02:26 PM »
made me love Gangstarr and Gravediggaz.

Haha. Same her.
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2011, 04:20:46 AM »
Skatemafia needs to take all the Gulity Shortys era dudes. I would never ever buy a different board.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2011, 08:23:14 PM »
Skatemafia needs to take all the Gulity Shortys era dudes. I would never ever buy a different board.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2011, 04:04:37 PM »
360 flip lipslides down handrails back when it was like woah.
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2011, 06:45:29 AM »
crazy munk style! thanks for bringing me back in my head to when i started skating!
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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2011, 01:54:31 PM »
I love this guy, so much personality in his skating. He's the type you won't see in today's street skating anymore.

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Re: Steve Olson
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2011, 10:33:25 AM »
I always appreciated Steve Olson back when, best ever is going a little far, but he always did sick shit with crazy style. I saw him show up at Santee skate park sometime around '98 though and must've been having a really shitty day, struggling to 50-50 a short funbox rail and doing some little switch pop shuvits. I've skated with enough pro's to not expect a demo every session, but I'd seen so much of his coverage I was hoping he'd break off some crazy stuff. Meanwhile Josh Kasper was landing practically everything he tried and the Goodtimes guys, Matt Moffett and such were destroying the place as usual. Like I said, I didn't expect anything, but was hoping to see his talent first-hand. Oh well, I hope he's happier now, it sucks when great skaters like that get burnt out and practically disappear after only a couple years.