11.20.2008

chrome ball incident #171: que onda guero






granted his career was about as all over the place and unpredictable as his skating, but i don't think paulo diaz gets the credit he deserves for being such an innovator in the early and mid-90s. holmes was straight up droppin science back then... whenever he was actually skating anyway.

heard all types of rumors about this guy, but you know how that goes...

one thing is for sure though, dude can pop some crazy shit.

8 comments:

Royce59 said...

Praise.

Keith said...

He was on Blind for a second right after Girl started. In that 3rd sequence, is he bs nollieing that wall or is is flipping as well?

front board on a double kink is so crazy. Did anyone else call a double kink rail an elevator handrail back in the day?

I saw Paulo one year at Slam. His arms really are super long. Serious pop. Biggest nollies I've ever seen.

Seaver said...

His Big Brother interview from their first video was always interesting where he's just on some other shit completely. Still mad pop on those nollies.

K said...

Him and Rudy Johnson are among my favorites. Their devotion to music and their laid back style made me sooooo jealous.

lp said...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=01V5gtJicy0 Paulos BLVD section. Always loved this dude and his special ways of skateboarding.A dude says hes in Jail in Arizona.Either way I thank him for all his video parts and photos etc over the years.Hes been a big inspiration.

Keith said...

I read a Lizard King interview in Thrasher the other day and he said he saw Paulo in AZ all cracked out asking for money to buy a coffee.

Spotty said...

Crazy..I never knew he skated for Blind or Stereo until right now.

brian said...

His name went by Pablo when i first started skating with him back in 1986. I met this guy skating by himself at LA city college. Thats how we met. We got chase by these gang of fools and got my board jacked. He was the only one that got away. HEY PABLO!!! IF YOU SEE THIS, THEN CONTACT ME BRO? THIS IS BRIAN