8.26.2008

chrome ball incident #115: above the clouds





Obviously the more flashy of the two, but many of the things we commented on in yesterday's post regarding Creager could also be said about Kalis... timeless, tech, and seemingly true to self in the face of trends.

and I could watch dude skate all day

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boss Playa T says Kalis is one of the original tech dogs that made it look soooo dope. Switch backside noseblunt slides a decade ago...I always bought his shoe and board. Now I just buy blanks 'cause all the big companies went to China wood anyway. Yeah, I loved his Photosynthesis part. Your favorite part?

Keith said...

I like Kalis in that Transworld video part that the shared with Stevie. Holy crap that was good.

I first heard about Kalis from a phone call I had with Tony Magnusson. I had sent a sponsor me tape to H-Street and called to follow up and he was talking about "this kid from Dallas named Josh who's gonna be the next Koston". Kalis had some footage at the end of Lick.

Reed said...

kalis is from grand rapids tho

Keith said...

HE lived in Dallas for part of his teens.

Jensen said...

I really like his 411 part. not too long, but just great lines. Switch fs big heels (ddaaayymmmmnn) and just how well and high he lands his switch tricks are pretty amazing. I wonder what his part will be like for the new workshop vid.

chops said...

timecode was definitely ill (on the kmd vinyl-only tip at that) but i just love that mono project.

just the whole vibe of it with the ill graphics, the Stones and that tre flip over the pole right in the beginning right when that classic guitar line hits...

high score in my book.

Keith said...

This is a slick article about how Mono came about.

Keith said...

ok. Just watched Mono. I like it. Nice to see Kalis not skating to gangster hip hop every once in a while. Lots of big spins (bs, fs, swith, heel, to fakie 5-0, to bs tail). He definitely has some great pop. Nice 360 flips, nice nollie flips. Basically has all flip tricks good except for reg heelflips.

Anonymous said...

Ah Kalis. For sure in my top 5. The guy is so sick. Please post more Kalis when you can.

chops said...

good lookin' out, keith. that article is really great.

Anonymous said...

Good article...Mindfield looks to be the best offering from Alien ever.

K said...

Skateboarding has always been filled with chill white dudes. What other sport has that?

Keith said...

Kalis is white?

Jerk Lewis said...

Little known fact #2080... This photo was taken at a spot we used to call "plastic benches"... it was right across the street from what we use to call "shit talk alley" which was actually the front of the Journal Magazine house... If you don't know Journal was a short lived, Philly skate mag. Big ups to Josh, Rick, Booby, Brian and everyone that skated this spot with me back day from Jake "Snik, The Snake, The Headache" Lewis!