6.12.2008

chrome ball incident #56: workinonit



I wish I could dork around this good.

Nobody beats Koston in SKATE.

3 comments:

Keith said...

Nobody dorks better than Koston. Some of the dork tricks he does are straight up difficult.

IIRC, he did a bs nose grind benihana whilst grinding shove it out with the tail grab hand LOL

Watson said...

Man when I saw that sequence the first time, it blew my mind.

I honestly, truly believe that Koston is the best skater who will ever skateboard. I don't care how long skating is around for, I don't think anyone will have the raw talent that Koston does. He's got it all. Manuals, ledges, gaps, rails, and he always does a never been done on all of them.
And then on top of that he skates transition with such proper classic style. He's insane.

Case in point: The Girl/Chocolate Australia tour video. Did anyone see that no-grab, tuck knee half cab off the side of that wedge? You can't just do shit like that to goof off.

Dave said...

For the longest time, I thought the fandangle on the rail really went down. A while later, I figured out I was an idiot. I still remember the Rick Howard ad with the f/s pop shoveit to f/s nosegrind where the trick checklist had "fandangle" listed as an option.

Lame story, but I always thought the rail he's doing the noseslide tailgrab on was in San Antonio - no clue why. Anyway, it turns out its in Houston (where I now live) across the street from the federal courthouse. I was down there filing some papers one day, and somehow put two and two together (watched some vids and started to notice some of the background buildings looked familiar; also, had google mapped it and saw the satellite images - total nerd moment) and decided to take a little detour and walk across the street to the park and confirm it. The park is located above ground and the rail is pretty well hidden from the streets I normally drive down, but I ventured up to the park, and sure enough, I'm standing there staring at the rail, all while in a suit and tie. It's not like visiting Pier 7 or EMB (or even the new spot), but I was so psyched to see this rail and think of all the tricks that have been done down it (Marc Johnson f/s 180 to fakie 5-0 is probably my all time fave, although that 50-50 up it by that DVS kid [Luis Tolentino??] was pretty burly. I guess a big part of it was realizing this little gem was sitting there this whole time, and I had no idea.