3.24.2009

chrome ball incident #243: about a girl







Nineties super-am with straight-up ridiculous pop.

Can't help but wonder how rob's vanishing act affected his best man...

Shout out to my man, mr. whitehead.

and damn!

11 comments:

smorales said...

that nollie flip is clean. pleasant darren is so toy

totallytrivs said...

great post!! we need an addendum though with such gems as his switch flip over the rail gap in florida (vita ad), his good stuff (in the tws mag with kt bs noseblunt the red table at cecil), and that toronto trip with pops and sabback! bravo though, you picked some gems.

P.M said...

dude will always be in my top 5.

I know we're never gonna see a comeback, but damn I wish it would happen...

Keith said...

That nollie flip really is good. Pardon my ignorance but is it down the emb double set?

Keith said...

Just watched the video clip. It is at emb.

SKEEM said...

Pluhowsky had some ill pics back then...

I used to love Sheffey, but sorry, i dont belive he is going to make a propper comeback..he is to old...like almost 40, right?

chops said...

totallytrivs, definitely on the next round. none of these are supposed to be the definitive.

yeah keith, the 7... gotta be close to the end on that one.

and you're right skeem, i don't think anybody is expecting dude to win SOTY next year or anything... its just good to see dude out and doing his thing.

platinumseagulls said...

The nerdy rumor around town was that Dan Wolfe had sped up Pluhowski's footage in the Element tour video. Now I watch it and it's just like, "Damn, dude skated fast."

chops said...

i heard that too but i never noticed so much.

but since we're on the subject, mindfield drives me crazy with that sped-up shit. sprinkled throughout it but some people definitely employed it more than others...greg's turning into the anti-ty.

i hear so many people complain about an overuse of slow-mo, which many of their points are valid, but i find the sped-up footy much more intolerable. i've always seen slow-mo as a way of essentially accentuating some really amazing shit while speeding-up shit is basically a method of concealing flaws.

sorry about the rant.

Keith said...

yeah. Just re-watched the tour part and it's sped up. So lame.

If anyone has ever sent in a sponsor me tape, the #1 suggestion is skate faster. If everyone could just skate slow and have their footage sped up, that's just cheating and masking the truth.

Mathieu said...

Great post, but I always loved the O'mealy photo of his kickflip over the wooden barrier (3rd trick in Mosaic)... actually one of my fav photo ever!