11.30.2009

chrome ball incident #385: deceptacon









getting back into the swing of things with anti-social canadian ripper, rick mccrank.

in my opinion, one of the standouts from all the beauty and the beast coverage... dude can nosegrind a 15-stair rail and roll straight into a miller flip. crankers always kills it.

sitars

good to be back... although i'm actually feeling a little under the weather.

just realized #400 is coming up soon.... interesting.

welcome little natie.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

mccrank is so good. i think he keeps getting better. his part in that recent eS vid was smokin hot!!! i'm pretty sure he got last part, and it was well deserved.

tp said...

i believe it is spelled "decepticon"

austin said...

"deceptacon" is correct as I believe Chops is referencing the Le Tigre song that McCrank skated to in Yeah Right. This is the spelling Kathleen Hanna's outfit chose to title the song with.

Lucas said...

That fs flip is smaller than it looks, but the spot--well, skatepark--where it was shot is really hard to skate.

Am I the only one who was shocked when McCrank got on Girl?

Memphis is Rad but SF is best said...

the crankers..........

tp said...

touche Austin

Coals to Newcastle said...

Welcome back.

DL - ACS said...

yeah, he had that super-brief stint on Birdhouse (but was there at the right time to get footage into "The End") and then almost immediately bounced to Girl. Seemed really weird at first, but he's fit in quite well there.

I still remember seeing that FS flip in the Plan B ad for the first time. I thought it looked so sick.

dedleg said...

I remember in the bonus commentary from The End hearing a good deal of shit talking about McCrank from Jeremy Klein and even Tony Hawk of all people about his "robotic style." That may have been true back then... but I think McCrank has certainly come into his own. I love watching him skate a pool.

chops said...

thanks guys.

didn't realize i sandwiched the thanksgiving holiday with posts featuring a vegan and a vegetarian respectively.

thanks austin, you big nerd. haha

lucas, i was more surprised when mccrank got on birdhouse than when he later got on girl. from plan b to birdhouse just seemed like an odd choice for him as he was already starting to blow up.

dl, never saw the "the end" commentary but gotta say i'm surprised about hawk calling anybody "robotic" after that term had haunted him for so long.

Keith said...

"Lucas said...

That fs flip is smaller than it looks, but the spot--well, skatepark--where it was shot is really hard to skate.

Am I the only one who was shocked when McCrank got on Girl?"

That fs flips is ridiculous! Are you kidding?? There's was barely a handful of guys that skated Ambleside like that back then.

I was definitely surprised when he got on Girl. After several years though, he definitely deserves it.

I don't think he skates robotic at all. His skateboard style has evolved and has gotten better and better. I can remember back in the late 80's before he had any sponsors and I would see him around and absolutely hated the way he skated. Not anymore!

Croupier said...

That Transworld cover kills me, so sick! I'm fiending for more McCrank