9.09.2011

#690: don't sweat the technique










I've had so many requests for this dude over the last week that I was honestly beginning to worry that something had happened to him.

Where innovation meets perspiration...

Easily one of the most underrated rippers in the history of this whole shit, Gershon Mosley. Respect.
 
Forgot how amazing this part was. (best kickflip f/s nose ever)
 
Big up to Mr. Beats and Mr. Whiteley.

34 comments:

welch said...

didnt dude go off the deep end?

Joshua Ballew said...

So sad to not have seen more from this guy over the last few (ten) years. His The Reason part was easily one of the most replayed during my youth. What are the odds on a Mariano style comeback?

Anonymous said...

Dude was one of the best, his park ranger vids on youtube are sick

Remington Foxworthy said...

I was filming him at a demo once and the sweat was flying all over me and my lens. The guy skated good though.

Anonymous said...

Rode for a company with an "A" that was circled, now he rides for Circle A

Anonymous said...

Saw him do a demo back in the mid 90s in Australia, seriously skated for about 4 hours non stop, the rain didn't even stop him...

Skately said...

Used to see him at this park in Reno a lot around '95. Forget the park name, Duffy had a few tricks there in The Revolution. Dude was a machine. Super consistent. Super intimidating.

STEWART NEALE said...

Cheers Chops,Gmos's shirtless fs flip at the park in Canberra,AUS in his Opinion part is the cleanist flip/catch in the history of skateboarding....C.B.I,MY MAN.

ciaran said...

Definitely one of the most underrated for sure. Seemed like he got the boot from Blind and Globe around the same time and has been in the doldrums since, shame as he's great to watch. Switch feebles on legit rails in 99? Can't front on that.

What was the tale about him sparking out Reynolds at a trade show or contest? I think Baker made a board graphic about it?

rob e beats said...

YES!!!! I think I focused one of his boards at the bank being super pissed. Then you got pissed at me!

Thanks Homie.

R.I.P. manny pad at Peoples

The Chez said...

Yeah. Sucks to see this guy not get his due but maybe he fronted one too many times?
Dude did just as much for switch as many others and did it with style. Back then nobody had real style other than Salman. Probably also made some bad sponsor choices and switched too much back in the day. Sad to see.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! The title is the best! Definitely the most sweat-soaked dude ever!

rylamar said...

Jon Comer told me that whenever he was at Tampa he was still skating long after everyone quit. Last guy standing every session. Saw an A-Team demo and he destroyed the mini ramp like no one I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

He had a "pro model" shoe insole ca. 1998.

ERL said...

I was at a trade show when Danny Way walked up and called Gershon the best street skater out there. He is still in the streets killing it. Every once in a while he'll show up at a big event and just rip. Underground ripper!

Anonymous said...

Power, Style, Control. I would buy his board if he got hooked up. He kills everything, just watch his old parts

Anonymous said...

I am known as the white gershon in the heat of the summer. It sucks being that sweaty. I always loved this guys suburban dinners part from powell also. Good post chops. Needs a Krooked guest board!

Anonymous said...

woops I was meaning suburban diners not dinners.
This part was also epic for me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2NmMQZHDZk

Even Mike V had a cool part in this vid. Skating to the Boss!

ODB said...

Great post chops. I'm all about the 6 ft sweat slide in Troops of Tomorrow. Seriously kept with the program and upped his game over and above the competition at every turn. Mad respect for Gersh.

Jeff said...

Remember when he rode for MILK skateboards?

Leiv said...

You read about the Gershon Reynolds beef here:
http://www.48blocks.com/gershon/gershon.html

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stooops said...

was hangin with the milk team a lot when i lived in LA mid 90's...the a team ad with weird trick seq is a frog catcher invented by yoshi obayashi (milk pro from seattle)

stephen said...

i just read that story about the reynolds beef. man, i hated that 'pissdrunk' scene back then. i had a similar altercation one night outside of a bar in hollywood with one of those douche bags: shane heyl. this was like 10 years ago. he was outside talking to one of my roomates while the bar was closing up and i walked up to them. he was telling him about some after hours party and i was like oh cool 'where's the party at'... being friendly. immediately he gets in face and says 'its at your mom's house!' acting all crazy. i'm like wtf?! but at this point i think he's just being wierd and joking around so i laugh and say 'haha.. dude chill out. no really, where's the party at?'. then he fucking pushes me with both hands, like hard, and shouts 'at your mom's house!'. i couldnt believe it... i'm like wtf is this guy thinking?! i'm not the most intimidating dude ever but im a lot bigger than shane and he doesn't know if i'm a big pussy or some kind of chuck norris ya know? so i immediately pushed him right back and he stumbles backwards and trips and falls on a curb. then he gets up and starts charging me. without even thinking, as he gets near, i just punched him right in the face... i mean floored him. he ran right into it. both his two front teeth get knocked out and he just falls on the street. i remember feeling really bad about it pretty much right afterwards but the dude instigated the whole thing. his whole crew flipped out, i think they were all pretty wasted, and got the fuck out of there. i remember elissa steamer pulling up in some suv like 5mins later and a few people scooping shane up into the car. i still have a scar on the knuckle of my middle finger... i guess from his tooth.

Anonymous said...

haha Shake Junt

Matt Wes said...

My friend James that i used to skate with was obsessed with trying to imitate Gershon's style... I remember the A team being such a big force in that era of skating... it's almost like it didn't happen now though.

Anonymous said...

I remember around the time the Yoshi ad came out he was doing some back overcrooks a lot too, looked so good and you didn't really see that trick much at that time.

Anonymous said...

also, that Shane Heyl story is hilarious, thanks for posting

LURKING CLASS CITIZEN said...

I remember this dude being the sweatiest and steeziest guy in the biz way back in the day. Seriously though- would not want to be the filmer for Gershon. Dude sweats buckets, but he also was truly amazing. did he fall off? where is he now?

clew said...

Never too late for Gershon...I still remember his Transworld interview, it was quite good. He does a switch nosegrind on a flatbar that was very sick by today's terms, let alone then. Thanks.

clew said...

Oops...sw. 50-50. By the way, there's only person not on CBI from the "Jump Off a Buiding" era Toy-team...;)

Keith said...

Dude was definitely a strange one in skateboarding. Odd build for a skater, crazy perspiration but he definitely had some serious talent. Tech with pop.

post title is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/0RJPJGe0uvo
This is pretty recent.

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