8.08.2008

chrome ball incident #103: the faster blade




slipping back into the usual format after a hectic week...

this one goes out to all the east coast heads.

he got game

*bonus clip*

a vinny ponte minute

see you monday... i'm pooped.

9 comments:

tp said...

He is the first person I ever knew of to ollie the love gap way back when and that is one big gap. I remember him being on dead endustries back then before treefort but nowadays if I can't find something online line to confirm my memory I start to doubt my memory. Since no evidence has ever existed online of that company except Vinnie Raffa's weird message board thingy, does anyone remember who was on dead end? Still got their t-shirt and I can't remember a trip on the east coast without seeing the stickers littering every toll booth.

chops said...

yeah, ponte clobbered that shit in like '93 or '94... not sure if he was the first but if he isn't, I can't imagine there were too many people before him.

i still have a couple dead endustries stickers where they flipped the WI bar logo... classic. and they also ran a couple low-budget ads if i remember correctly... i'll keep an eye out for 'em.

sorry, no idea about the team.

Anonymous said...

when he 50-50'd that big hubba did he run into a jogger at the bottom of the stairs, or am I thinking of something else... on a hubba that looked exactly like that... maybe it wasn't him...

tp said...

So many rumors surround the early days of that gap, i did not want to claim fact on it. I am pretty sure he was not the first. He was however the first on film. As far as ridiculous rumors, I once heard that Vern Laird tried to backside flip it and caught the last step and broke his ribs. Maybe in 94 or so. Honestly i would say no way that ever happened. There are some Choppy Omega rumors though as to the first down it.

chops said...

yeah, not really sure who was the real deal first but i'll give anybody crazy respect for clearing that beast. the first time i went, I really couldn't get over how damn big that thing really is.

a lot of times you go to infamous places like that and end up thinking "that's it?"... not the case with the fountain gap.

backside flip in '94? that's just suicide.

Anonymous said...

Choppy Omega with ricky, matt reason, and lil stevie there to witness.
january 30th 1993. 100 percent fact. Chop chop

you should see the burnside gap. no one will ever attempt. www.oregontrifecta.com

chopstar said...

yea I did it on January 30th 1993. i heard valley was trying it and ricky brought it to me. that day i snapped a bunch of gaps ricky brought to me that day. then he was like and i was like no prob. made heads were there. Ricky and Roger are the souls of street skating in phili i was blessed to pressure flip through traffic wit em. chop chop
www.oregontrifecta.com

chopstar said...

I was the first. Ricky lil stevie matt reason mad heads. I know the date for sure cause i got busted that night it was jan 30th 1993, no problem. choppy omega

chops said...

damn choppy! thanks holmes!