4.21.2010

chrome ball incident #459: plantar warts









decided to have a little fun tonight and visit the "where are they now?" file here at the chrome ball offices.

had a few requests for berkeley transplant Brian Chung... which I honestly thought was kind of odd until I noticed that just about every damn bit of his coverage was top shelf:

backside tail at the china banks ('94)
smith grind at hubba ('94)
frontside board the federal rail ('94)
backside ollie over that berkeley tennis bench ('96)

...not bad at all in my book.

and his spitfire part, though a bit short, is nice as well. (6:11)

but don't feel too bad for him falling through the cracks... word is that he moved back to his native Atlanta and became a doctor.

hope he got that foot looked at.

r.i.p. guru

22 comments:

Lucas said...

Is the shot of the kickflip over the hip from that SF article that TWS ran in, like, '94? "Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair." Wow, did that magazine suck. Oh, and nice outfit.

dedleg said...

The ollie over the bench totally sold me. Look at his face - he's really fucking pulling for it! Looking like an undercover cop too, wearing all navy. Pretty rad.

Royce said...

Praise.

Anonymous said...

I really like this one. Nice change of pace grabbing an unknown ripper from out the past, dusting him off and holding him up to the light so his accomplishments are finally acknowledged.

I can think of a number of pros that are reminisced about very fondly that never threw down the calibre of tricks presented here. As a matter of fact, that same bench ollie largely comprised the basis of Ben Liversedge's career.

Bryan Chung, welcome back from obscurity. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Should have got on Anti-Hero

Keith said...

yeah... those ads are pretty awesome. Total under-the-radar guy.

Anonymous said...

never really seen much of this guy but wow such a nice post. like dedleg said he really seems like he wants it in the pictures.

Hoyin said...

Heard he a father and a good fisherman in the south..

Robert said...

Ran into him @ Brookrun about year ago. He was there with his fam for a festival the park was have.
Doctor- yes. South Carolina is where he stays now. He has family in the ATL area. Still in contact with the Strat guys..
Deep respect cuz I skated with him for many years.
Thanks for posting that

K said...

Wait, I thought he died ...

Anonymous said...

More proof that this website is one of the best things going on the net right now. I had never even heard this name before. Thanks!

Flintstone said...

My Bro "Chunger". One of the best skateboarders to come out of Atlanta Ga. He is the best saltwater fisherman in the southeast. The man can save your life if your ever bleeding out. An exellent father and husband. You might get lucky and catch him in his scrubs @ Owens Field Park S.C. and witness his freakish pop and supreme board control. Gotta luv em.

MM

Keith said...

It's plantAr warts.

It seems lots of people who went to SF in the EMB days got em.

Anonymous said...

Kickflip over the hip picture is so nice. Not too many folks can make shorts look rad and sometimes a kickflip can just make the perfect picture. Glad he went into medicine, we need doctors, (plus it's just good to have goals in general). Yeah Chung!

chops said...

thanks guys. i was a little worried how this one was gonna go over... definitely more obscure than usual.

lucas, i actually don't think that outfit is so bad by chrome ball standards.

anon2, i was thinking the same thing about an anti-hero spot.

good lookin' on the spellcheck, keith.

thanks everyone.

Carryout said...

If I'm not mistaken, he had a board out in the last 90's on Torque Skateboards.

Robert said...

CARRY OUT- You are correct..

loose shus said...

i use to live on the same block as him in Berkeley, he was going to school for Medicine. He would skate really fast holding a bucket with body parts on ice. Rumor has it that it was human hearts, Brian, what was in the bucket?

he's a really sick skater and super cool guy. props.

Anonymous said...

He grew up skating with Andy Howell and Daniel Powell.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed my first orgasm thanks to Brian! He was AWESOME in bed ;)

Anonymous said...

Haha, I grew up skating with him. Beachwood > Berkley. BC would know what that means if he saw it..

Calgary Orthotics said...

RIP. Too bad I wasn't able to meet him.