2.14.2011

chrome ball incident #595: robert indiana


























figured this was just about the only way I could remain somewhat topical on Valentine's Day.

good to be back.

how are you?

14 comments:

ATM said...

Good to have you back, Chops. If we're talking about Love, how rad are the Kalis episodes? And I can't fucking wait for the Ricky episodes.

tooner said...

nice to have my chrome ball fix back. Thanks, chops.

K said...

chops - great to have you back. weather in dc is getting nice again, rumors of a high of 60 this coming weekend. real talk, might have to cop a new deck this wknd.

anyway...

Philly defined East Coast skateboarding for many years. Grimy, urban, in your face and incredibly creative. It is mind blowing to think that the industry is still so California-centric. When the East Coast started flexin in the early to mid 90s, oh son it was amazing. The music, the clothes, everything. We were streetwear before streetwear was big. Miss those days before the hype was huge.

Anonymous said...

Possibly my favorite post yet. The LOVE Park era was one if, if not the, best eras of skating

r. dahl said...

word, welcome back chopper. and what a welcome. monster post. i love looking at flicks of the same spots over time. almost anthropology.

SKM said...

nice post!

Anonymous said...

After years of seeing Love Park in videos I finally got to skate it last year during the Focus Trade show. I had roughly 45 minuets in 32 degree temperature until security walked out. Everything grinded so good and I was blown away by how low some of the ledges were. Anyways it was the shit.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, Chops. Great quasi-timeline through the ads. Crazy how so many dudes got famous primarily because of Love park.

dflip said...

Again... Great post. I have Always loved Toy machine Ads and those are two I have never seen.

Anonymous said...

Even Google is showing the love -- check the homepage.

Keith said...

welcome back E.

Sick post. There's footage at certain spots that always look good. Love Park, Freedom Plaza, EMB are imo top 3. Especially lines.

Unfortunately, never got to skate Love Park.

Wenning sw heel... that looks really far.

I think that Oyola caption is wrong. Should be switch... or they printed it in reverse.

coopsta said...

^^^I think Oyola mentioned that he did that on purpose on the traffic site, something about how the philly guys wanted to have "no stance". Pretty sick. Anyways, great post. That on video doc is always a good watch.

OaklandPete said...

Man, Love park was THE best street spot ever. Particularly when you factor in that City Hall was just a block away. A replica park of those two spots would be the best. Sub Zero was also one of the best shops. Things won't ever be like that again. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Great to see Philly represented- RIP Mike Bouchard