7.29.2009

chrome ball incident #315: aw-toe-mo-beel







I tried to vary up the trick selection at first...

but about halfway through I kinda just said "fuck it, it's Donger."

Armed with the biggest pop in skateboarding as well as one of its most fucked-up nicknames, Kien Lieu.

The braids are cool but I always kinda preferred that high-top he used to rock.

Glad I could sneak in some JTMR in there. (sorry, image taken down)

Someone tell me why people do this?

Jovontae's take.

19 comments:

tp said...

and then there was this guy who could ollie really really high.....

much respect

tp said...

also I am down with people re-editing and dubbing music over old vids but please have some taste if you are going to do that.

Karoumy said...

as soon as i clicked on "Someone tell me why people do this?" link my girlfriend ran into the room and said "i love this song, who sings it?"

johnny16tx said...

thank you so so much!
kien is one of my all time favorites!
His new best of videos uploaded to youtube were amazing, along with his new G&S part

Keith said...

"Karoumy said...

as soon as i clicked on "Someone tell me why people do this?" link my girlfriend ran into the room and said "i love this song, who sings it?""

lmfao. Same with my wife. re-edits suck because you lose the skateboard sounds, which is 75% of what makes a clip awesome.

Donger's sick.

econobeer said...

That frontside lipslide at 1:23 on the Enter the Donger video is freaking insane

June said...

D getting much deserved props. Thanks for posting this. I'll make sure he sees this post. We used to bomb this hill from Bankers Hill into Downtown SD and he would just blast over anything in his path. Electrical boxes, motorcycles, hydrants, all these things easily waist high and up.

Anonymous said...

What's the story with his nickname?

Carryout said...

I've been looking forever for this one thrasher interview with Donger, where he's ollie-ing up huge loading docks. Oh well

That MTV episode of Donger talking about poetry and skating SD was sick. It was a real trip to see that stuff on TV back in the day.

Anonymous said...

I wish companies would release a capella versions of skate parts with no music. Then people could re-edit without losing the skate sounds. You still couldn't prevent a tragedy like that, though.

johnny16tx said...

I dont think this has been posted, and i was going to include it in my first post, but couldnt find it


the new G&S promo
http://www.vimeo.com/2976513

dongers part starts at 8:05
enjoy!

lucien cockerham said...

Your posts are always great, but this is one my recent favorites. I'm so stoked on Donger!

chops said...

didn't know that song was gonna touch such a nerve with the ladies out there. haha

Nah, i don't mind re-edits whatsoever... but damn, its sad the only version of that classic part online has to be watched on a mute-only basis.

thanks june. i can only imagine bombing a hill with that dude blasting everything in sight.

saw donger skate at a life demo back in the day, everyone was doing tricks on this quarterpipe while donger was busy doing tricks over the back into the quarterpipe. it was crazy.

going to my mom's house soon and gonna try to find my copy of stun... i'll try to post that up.

thanks for posting johnny.

anonymous.

platinumseagulls said...

That kickflip tuck knee is amazing, no flippage even in frame three.

Watson said...

Awesome job on quoting the movie in the title.

NO MORE YANKY ON MY WANKY!

Brad K. said...

I totally forgot about this dude and then I'm watching the Skate Mafia Am video and he shows up in the friends section. I did a double take and was like, was that Donger? Pretty funny.

Keith said...

G&S is back! crazy.

When Donger does tweaked grabs and crazy kick flips in videos, I feel like I gotta yell out kung-fu noises.

Gabe said...

There was one photo of Donger busting over an electrical box of some kind in a Transworld mag in the 90's that I remember blew my mind..

Anonymous said...

watching hokus pokus back in 1989, it was like... why isnt this guy pro instead of someone like john sonner? he didnt get any photo coverage for years...