12.02.2008

chrome ball incident #177: taxman







the IRS dont care about no EMB... 90's ripper and 00's tax victim, Ronnie Bertino.

gotta feel for the dude though, all he wanted to do was skate... actually kinda surprised that this sorta thing doesn't happen more often.

7 comments:

smorales said...

oh shit, never got PIs "hair farmer" reference until now...

tp said...

oh how i miss backside heels.

i actually heard of alot of other skateboarders having these tax problems. Didn't Jason Lee get hit hard when he started getting paid from acting?

Good thing they never figured out that everyone sold off their packages for cash.

Keith said...

great post. I was really into Bertino's skating since those Think days. Every little snippet of coverage and footage he had was sick to me.

I was surprised how short he was when I saw him at the first Slam contest.

I never even knew he rode for 23.

K said...

One skater who never got hit w/tax issues was Lavar McBride. Apparently his mom looked over his finances, leaving him plenty of time to be insanely good and be a really spaced-out dude.

Bertino's switch b.s. lip at the end of his part in Second Hand Smoke...BUTTER. While skatin' to casual no less.

Jesus.Williams said...

Bertino rules.... I overheard some kids talking about who had the best switch BS lips. I was like dayum.... How you gonna not even mention Bertino up in there? Shit, kids best recognize.

stooops said...

ronnie man, so sick

JayCee said...

Ronnie was so good. I mean, for reals good. Like, on par with everyone that had migrated over to Girl/Chocolate from all the World companies good. I was always curious at to why Ronnie didn't make the switch over. I'm not sure if it was because he wasn't asked. I remember someone telling me that it was one of those situations where he didn't live close to those guys and so they didn't skate with him as much so therefore they weren't as tight with him as opposed to some of the other guys. I'm positive it wasn't for his skating, cause that kid ripped.

One time we were at our friend's house and from his room it overlooked a bunch of other houses and their backyards. One night we were looking out the window and we saw this guy jacking off in his room. He kept looking at his watch while doing it for some strange reason. Like he was timing himself. Like he was training for some sort of jackoff olympics or something.