5.24.2011

chrome ball incident #641: piece by piece











"This is Tim Upson. I lived with him for about a year. He loved to sit at home all day long, then he would suddenly disappear and show up a couple days later without even saying a word. I liked that about him. He had his own thing going. Missing tooth, beer, porn mags and gnarly skating is how I remember him." -Diego the Butcher

17 comments:

flannelflannel said...

that last air, whew!

iSapien 1956672 said...

I agree with 420 Flannel Spudsy Teej pic... don't remember this dewd, but that last air is pretty bio.

Anonymous said...

I like what you did here with the Greco/Upson connection. Sick post. Upson rips.

Paul said...

Hint: Look at Pic 9...

Anonymous said...

Any idea whatever happened to him? Shredder!

poopy pants said...

Upson was super good, better than Drehobl, but had a super bad attitude which got him into some trouble. He may have gotten run out of SF, he's back east lurking I heard, maybe running a small board company and-or helping Sloppy Sam build harsh tranny skateparks.

ps - pretty sure that last air is photo-chopped.

Anonymous said...

ofcourse im better than drehobl

totally into it! said...
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Chip Van Ham said...

I agree with the Upson/Greco connection, now you gotta get some Gaberman or Mat O'Brien in there to complete the connection...

the marshall islands said...

nope, now you need on shark -- grecs, updawg, and shark.

killer post -- to me, more than anyone, he really layed the blueprint for the entire existence of guys like peabody, raney, tom remillard, elijah berle, raven tershy, pat mcclain...shit, even grant taylor.

Keith said...

What's the Greco/Upson connection?

This guys seems pretty gnarly. Never really paid very much attention to him though. Lack of footage? I looked on skim the fat and I didn't see any of those videos when they were released.

OaklandPete said...

Conneticut!

Huckleberry Hart said...

Heavy.

Anonymous said...

they grew up skating together,a lot of kids out there probably never knew that

Anonymous said...

HARDTIMES!

Anonymous said...

he still rips!...and....got ran out of sf? more like ran sf! he left cause the industry takes the fun away from skating...look at skateboarding its turning into bullshit. its all the internets fault.

Justin Rice said...

a rad skater and a rad guy in general. I used to see him at Cutting Edge in Bennington, VT. He used to destroy that place. He kickflipped to back disaster on the tombstone of the mini and there wasn't even room to do it without crunching his body under the ceiling. Gnar factor of 10.