4.27.2010

chrome ball incident #462: shangri-la









"skateparks are designed for the harnessing of a problem, which is street skating."

the 2nd best right arm in skateboarding (word to chet childress).

never saw this before... the ender is a about mile from the chrome ball offices. and insane.

big up to jaime, jim, dan, donny and keith.

25 comments:

tc said...

His INFMS part is one of my favorite parts ever.

Lucas said...

I loved the copy in those Infamous ads. What the fuck did it even mean? Even better is that the company was officially known as Infamous Skateboard Tactics, a name that calls to mind the technical outerwear of the 1990s, the kind of gear one would wear on a skateboard mission in an urban environment.

But Puleo is sick. I always liked that shot of him doing a heelflip varial off a sidewalk bump in SF. I think it ran in his first Thrasher interview.

Anonymous said...

The backside ollie that O'meally took has been the wallpaper on my computer more than once and what do you know? It's just earned it's spot once again. That's a great picture. Top 5 ollies in skating? Anybody? That recent article in a mag with ollies, dropped the ball by not mentioning him. He's got a good one.

Anonymous said...

So rad. It is funny how he philosophizes in a similar way to Popp's recent incarnation. Like being a hard out east coast street guy makes you think a bunch. In some venture interview on their web site they ask him who his favorite team member is and he says how he has no idea who else is on the team. I thought that was so funny and cool. Also I hope cons do the Dr. J again.

Tully.

Curtis said...

Epic post chops. Some of those photos have been burned in my head for a good while now especially the poles ollie Blabac shot and the Brooklyn ollie. So good.

dylan said...

that backside ollie photo is perfection

dedleg said...

Bobby Puleo is timeless, and totally involved in skating for the love. He could have had a much "bigger" career if he wanted, but I think staying underground so intentionally only helped to set his legend status in stone.

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Keith said...

I like what he says in the interview about espn/mtv/video game skateboarding vs. what he does. I think for most of us old guys, we're in a similar mind frame. But at the end of the day, in my old age, I'm over getting kicked out of spots. I don't mind skating a hassle-free park or plaza.

isaac said...

one of my all time favorite skaters yet possibly one of my least favorite persons

redondo beach is a place where women love other women said...

the vincent gallo of skateboarding

mooraga said...

was he ever officially on vans?¡?

that backside ollie was beautiful

Anonymous said...

wish Enjoi would have worked out

Anonymous said...

Yo Issac,

Yeah, when most people talk about Puleo they always say how he is crazy or a dick or something. Does anyone have any tales of interaction with the dude?

Tully

dat boi germ said...

Damn Bob what the hell happened ?
I hope to run into you on Bedford as i usually do.

Dope Photos in this post.
I miss these days.

Anonymous said...

I've legitimately met Puleo once, and from that I'll say that he's honestly pretty nice -- just a bit nutty and definitely very opinionated. I'd rather know a million 'dicks' like him than passive-aggressive types or outright sissys.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he say that his own SLAP cover was his favorite in one of the last print issues?

He sure likes to talk about how underground he is. I think the fact that he is seen as some kind of dick makes me like his skateboarding even more. He's a good personality. Imagine all of the bitterness that's eating away at him these days. I've seen countless clips of people one upping him on spots that he skated first. From Jerry Mraz' 5-0 on the ledge he 50-50'd out and down in La Luz(most recent example I could think of, in This Time Tomorrow) to the countless east coast "hipster" kids who are probably taking him out without even knowing it. The wars between him and J. Stewart in the Theories comment section are pretty funny. One of the best!

B. said...

He makes unskateable spot skateable all day. Sick style too. One of my favorites since way back.

Anonymous said...

wasn't my fav as a young lad, but as a grown-ass man i can't help but gush. he has dedicated his career to the gonz video days. a true creative soul. i met bp and justin girard in bk at a party once, and fully fanned out, talking about all my old mad circle decks. he was cool about, but kept derailing the convo from him to skateboarding in general. i mentioned that i worked santa cruz for a min he got real worked up, checking his phone, and talking about how bummed he was on the state of santa cruz and their fall from grace, tainting the legacy. this was 5 years ago, eman has definitely up'd their shit. bobby man, me and my homie were stoked, hanging on his every word, quoting him in my head left and right. i worked for goldenvoice too for a bit, met hella rockstars, never ever got as nervous as i did just sharing a beer with the dude. photos are gnarly, best post yet. hands down.

Anonymous said...

More stories please. I saw him sitting in front of a shop in BK, he had a beat up mets ball cap on and a collared shirt, very long hair, I remember wanted to stare but only glanced for a second, it was like seeing some rare exotic legendary bird. I was nervous just to walk by him for some reason. It was totally a fan out in my head. People hate on fanning out, but fuck it, if you dig someones skating you dig it. He's always been dope.

Petunia said...

Yes, he is a dick. That's why I love him.

Petunia said...

also check out this post

http://youcantlitterwithabanana.blogspot.com/2009/12/love-hate-relationship.html

Nasty Nate said...

BP is the man... Straight buttery style!

Mohak said...

Puleo had a full length interview in Slap many moon's ago, there was this one copy at my local library which I would borrow out all the time. Growing up, at 14 or 15 that interview was one of the most inspiring and influential things ever.

Would love to read it again if anyone knows where I can find it. A lot of the tricks in his La Luz part were in that interview, eg. the ollie up to heelflip fakie on the blue bank and the 180 off the snow plow shovel into the street. He talked about some real interesting shit too, like exploring train tunnels and collecting stuff he found on the street (pre-art career).

Fuck. Any leads on that thing would be much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

So he talks a bunch of shit on Suciu and you run it, and everyone here seems to be up Puleo's ass about how he speaks his mind and blah, blah... But my comment gets deleted? It wasnt that bad either. Nice fucking censorship buddy.