3.14.2012

chrome ball incident #763: republic
















"one of my main strengths is that i really love skateboarding and i really love skateboarders... I just want to be part of it."

'98 retrospective for mr. lance mountain.

...he was only getting started.

word to Kenny Powers

that handrail 50-50 always makes me happy.

and, as always, thanks to DLX and the Tap for the continued support.

23 comments:

Lucas said...
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Skately said...

That Poweredge cover still blows me away 20+ years later.

stephen said...

I was in awe of that 50/50 when that interview came out... Coming from lance I mean. Always dug this guy. Who didn't?! One of the best. He's 10 yrs older than me... Fuck, I gotta step up my game :(

Maurice said...

You went waaay back for that first photo / magazine cover. I like seeing those old photos, even though it was completely before my time.

Matt said...

Mid-90s Lance cracks me up.
And how old is he now: 47? Still ripping!

Sonny said...

So good, like a fine wine.
His latest Nike vid is awesome too.

welch said...

i used to, and am now, feeling "fresh" lance.

that invert on the pool ladder... insane.

Anonymous said...

He's the greatest of all time.

Still hoping for a Bones Brigade week.

Anonymous said...

the handrail 50-50 is fake! he put wood up to the rail to make it only about a foot to ollie up to the rail.
cool sequence though. just saying it wood of been legit if he straight ollied to it with out using props.
jack the filmer

Lucas said...

It's crazy to think that Lance, at 33, seemed paleolithic. The pros he mentioned in the profile—Rick, Guy, etc.—are all in their mid 30s. Rick Howard must almost be 40.

And early-80s Lance looks like every current pro.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mountain rips and reminds us to not take it all so seriously. I think his attitude, creativity and sense of humor is a huge influence on the Girl/Chocolate skate camps.

Thanks Lance,

Anonymous said...

not hating but Lance shoulda been the household name over Tony.

J. Boyd said...

He could have rode onto that rail for all I care - great human being and an awesome post. Skateboarding is lucky to have him.

Keith said...

I like that big rail 50-50 as well. Surprised me when I first saw it way back when.

That last Lance Flip part was amazing. Dude is definitely a legend.

Chip Van Ham said...

Jack the Filmer:

First off, please tell me that your use of "wood" instead of "would" was intentional. Cause I love the shit out of puns.

Second, let's wait til you're 34 years old (apologies/condolences in the event that you've already reached that withered age.)

I'll give you a hundred bucks and I'll take you out to Benihana's if you proceed to grind that 75 foot handrail. I'll give you 600 tries; I'll be back next week. Hell, we can even go to Chili's and I'll buy you all the Quesadilla Explosion salads you can possibly handle.

You can use a piece of wood, a jumpramp, boneless to it, hop on, whatevs-cause that shit Lance did definitely wasn't "fake". Dunno if you need to borrow my glasses, but it looks like he rode away from it to me.

Chip the Commenter

Chip Van Ham said...

Also, I can't count on 2 hands the amount of people in embody the pure fun and awesomeness in skateboarding, and Lance has done that for the 24 years I've stepped on one (Boneite or no). Keep that shit up Lance!!

Anonymous said...

Here is video of Lance's handrail 50-50:

http://youtu.be/NTFCY0W12g0

Lance Mountain for life!

Bones Brigade week!!! Do it Chops!!!

Loo Ganida said...

Can't beat a Lance post.
Skate for fun!

Anonymous said...

So he did not ollie into this or what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTFCY0W12g0&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

I think he used his massive wood to pole vault up to it...

chops said...

the tg post might be a bit flimsy but bones brigade week is a go,

Thanks guys

Dave said...

@chip - love the Jason Lee reference!

wyatt lee said...

OMFG, he did a Fall Guy in that interview? One of the rarest tricks to be caught on film. More proof of Lance's unfadeability.