11.30.2011

chrome ball incident #725: crash test dummy










"I just hold on. I just try to make it. Committed."

Locomotive lip technician not afraid to fucking eat it, Ben Schroeder.

Style king of the week!

Grosso captures it pefectly:

"As gnarly and as death as possible, that's Schroeder."

...and yes that is Gonz up there on what I can only imagine as the losing end of a Big Ben entanglement but according to Ben, they both made it. Thanks Schroeder!

12 comments:

Skately said...

Nice one, Big Ben's been a longtime favorite. Actually saw him pull up to my local park on Sunday but he didn't get out of the car, just talked to someone through the window and left. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

Not the Gons

Anonymous said...

gonz

chops said...

the caption stated that was Mark up there but who knows...

Leiv said...

Yes! I love that style king of the week clip.
"Do you read?"

Anonymous said...

that Slimeball tumors ad was bolts. old Santa Cruz ads were so good. does anyone remember one where a guy washes down the contents of an ashtray with beer? who was that?

E.RICKS said...

One of my all time favorite lip trick artist!! I stole many lip tricks from him..
Thank you Ben!!!

Kris Gurley said...

Gullwing Army!!! Big Ben rips too hard. I love watching him skate. He's out on an injury right now I believe.

Refresh my memory but wasn't it big Ben who dropped in multiple times on a 14' vert wall(straight wall, no transition, just straight to flat)for gas money home from a late eighties vert contest? I could swear I remember that was him but my aging brain can mix things up sometimes.

chops said...

Thanks for the comments, guys.

To clear something up from earlier, just got an email from the Ben himself and this is Gonz up there and both tricks were made. Evidently video exists. Thanks Ben.

Yeah, Leiv. That's my favorite part, too. haha

The ashtray diner is mr. rick winsor:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BIYtQMrxslo/TlREwKBbcDI/AAAAAAAAOt4/2stUguIWhDM/s1600/winsorgrosschrome.jpg

Big up Ricks!

Not sure, Kris. On a quasi-related note, didn't some dude try to wallride the entire way around the vert ramp in Houston? wasn't it in Glam Boys on Wheels?

justin said...

The drop in guy was Don Fisher and I think Steve Schneer took on the wallride at Houston.

mdspb said...

^yes to Schneer. So gnarly.

Anonymous said...

Trying to find a still of schneer's wallride off the vert ramp. Any ideas? The video is pretty heavy.