12.15.2010

chrome ball incident #573: gasface refill


16 comments:

chops said...

kept it short tonight cause I honestly didn't want to get into all that "river" controversy on here as kalis and dill are both personal favorites of mine.

Anonymous said...

East coast week? Not a problem with me !! Always liked Kalis and his style ,his video parts are always pleasant. "River" controversy?

chops said...

its not east coast week, though thats not a bad idea.

and by "river" controversy I meant the accusations of upriver and downriver (alongside the accompanying remarks associated with) between Mr. Kalis and Mr. Dill.

SKM said...

classic late 90´s Kalis.

GOTTA LOVE IT!

Giles said...

dill's comments really bummed me out. josh was alien workshop. the whole aesthetic was so cool, the cross of pretentious artiness (seagulls and dinosaur jr.) and these raw east coast hip hop skater kids. but, i guess mustaches and motorcycle trips are what sell these days.

Keith said...

Definitely one of my favourites as well. fs blunt ghost pic is sick!

6-ply flourescent miro-lites were the worst! I had an orange Kalis and that shit left orange marks all over the ground and it snapped first day. Terrible.

94-96 is pretty crazy. Didn't know about the Real thing. That would have been pretty sick! Real seemed like a stepping stone company for a while there but transitioned over to the upper crust after a while.

I like that last interview... "just as long as it's clean"... "kinda like Canada" lol

Watson said...

Definitely one of the realest motherfuckers out there. And still a super nice guy.

He keeps it so real he still rides for DC!

Anonymous said...

when a lot of people go on about the 'classic alien' hip-hop thing, they fail to remember -- or realize, if they're not 30+ -- that the workshop was not hip-hop at all for the first several years. for better or worse, blender openly hated that vibe, and i'm sure that hill and carter were on a similar page. in a big way, the workshop's veering away from that feel is them returning to what they originally were. like, 'time code' era was probably the zenith of the rap correlation, and even by 'photo' it was definitely lessening. it mirrors what was and is going on in popular culture and at large, and in another five or ten years the hip-hop era of alien might just look like a blip on their timeline.

and yeah, those EXP decks skated like shit but looked so good, especially in kalis' 'sixth sense' part. and i don't like dipped boards otherwise. they should do an update on those.

Anonymous said...

"I am Ty Evans' Lightmare"

Five-o Cheapster said...

Real guy - real stylish - real fast - real flowing - really one of my favs - real good post chops.

chops said...

Anonymous said:

"when a lot of people go on about the 'classic alien' hip-hop thing, they fail to remember -- or realize, if they're not 30+ -- that the workshop was not hip-hop at all for the first several years."

exactly.

Memory Screen and Photo just represent two different generations of skaters. Both videos are absolute masterpieces and I'm not about to say one is "better" than the other as they're each perfect in their own way. It really just comes down to how old you are.

Its a huge compliment to the Workshop that they were able to produce two very different masterpieces a decade apart with both still feeling like products of the same company.

bcoop said...

Front nose photo is so dope. The realest skater out now and always on point.

t.a. said...

Did sweats ever look better?

Anonymous said...

That nollie sequence is ridiculous!

joshua said...

Awesome batch of photos. Love that ghostly dallas blunt shot.

Anonymous said...

The nollie and b/s nosebluntslide sequences are fucking amazing!!!