12.05.2011

chrome ball incident #728: swiss grid









"Lil' Pat doesn't fear much. I've seen him do a lot of gnarly stunts. Whether it's a huge set of stairs or a crazy rail, he'll step to it. Pat is a down-to-Earth kid and well-rounded skateboarder. He's always out skating and is progressing fast. You'll definitely be seeing more of him soon." -Bill Strobeck, TWS Check-Out, May '00

Figured I'd start out this week of amateurs with the young East Coast ripper who came out of nowhere to really blow up the spot in Photosynthesis... only to quickly disappear and return right back to where ever it was that he came from, Pat Corcoran.

Trying to mostly focus on amatuers this week that I haven't featured before (with the exception of Friday). Due to the subject matter, some of these posts will vary in length a litte, might have to do a few double posts but I think we'll be okay.

26 comments:

Five-o Cheapster said...

Ripper

Anonymous said...

those Kovars were the most expensive shoes I ever bought-looked so good but too bad the "california construction" whatever it was made them super narrow.

Anonymous said...

This kid was sick.

Anyone know whatever happened to Pat?

Anonymous said...

Request for Adam graham or billy roper sir

Keith said...

A few on the photos look odd to me. bs tail on the rail looks Suski to me. I guess bad timing on the photographers part? And a 360 flip over those stairs is gnarly but the way he's all folded up and tucked in doesn't looks good.

Always thought his Photosynthesis part was weird. Only slides and grinds and nothing else... not even an ollie or kick flip on flat ground. I've never really liked short guy style either.

Anonymous said...

Cocaine is a hell of a drug! The shit made his career vanish in a blink of a eye, not trying to gossip-straight fact...

Tom Berry said...

This kid was so awesome. Bummer about the drugs. But, if I was him I'd be stoked to have a part in one of the best skate videos of all time.

Anonymous said...

He sells crack and owns a couple section 8 houses in Kensington. Fact

Anonymous said...

hello gossip girls a friend showed me this blog my name is pat corcoran.
to keith i was 14 to 16 in those's photos so short guy style lol how tall is a 14yr old kid suppose to b, yeah i was pissed bout not having a flip trick, a set stairs, a gap, a line etc i had plenty of footage of all the above but it wasnt up to me that show biz if the industry want a certain image for u then thats image u have exspecially when ur 16yrs old ands want u say dont mean shit i didnt like my song either if it was up to i would have had biggie or beanie sigel for my music so i hope that helps u understand
to tom berry truthfully i wish i had never got hooked up i would probably still love and be sk8ing so being stoked to b in that video is a negative when u film a year of footage and they only use ur handrails and hubby ledges cause they want u to b known as the handrail kid team member is kinda nuddy buddy but thats show biz
and to anonymous saying cocaine made my career vanish u must b on my dick very very hard and wish u knew me and probably cant sk8 4 shit so here r somne reasons of my dissappearence from the sk8 seen ok lets c 1) i didnt come from money unlike the majority of my team and they werent tryin to pay me so as a 16yr old i had responsibilities so i did what i had to do to get money 2) my grandma house got broken into so i moved in with her so she would feel safe so there goes traveling w alien 3) my grandma had a heart attack so i had to take care of her so sk8ing wasnt a priority 4) i was making real good money doing what i was doing but started to c a lot of my friends going to jail, getting shot, and dying so seeing this i knew i had to get into something else so thats when i got interested in real estate, so i knew i had to start from the bottom to get into real estate the right way in my situation but i didnt know anything but sk8ing and fast money so i started to go to college at 17 taking real estate classes so i could understand the real estate game, but i still didnt know how to fix up houses to flip them or rent them out so by the luck of god my boy and his day were in the carpenters union and said they could get me into the carpenters apprenticeship so i jumped on that knowing that i would learn how to fix up houses and get paid at the same time and the money was real good but i still was taking care of grandma still going to college and still getting fast money here and there so there was no time 4 sk8ing with a bunch of fake ass niggas 5)so now i quit the fast cash game cause im making good money w the union and i buy my first property which was a 3 story shell which i redid a turned it into a duplex so i rented out and took the equity out of it and bout another then did the same and another then another then another and then another so at 27yrs old i got 5 properties and did it all on my own not with the help from mommy and daddy like the majority of u nut ass gossip anonymous faggits so to all u hating ass mother fuckers who dnt know me get off my dick i havent sk8d for 10yrs just forget bout me i know its hard when i got such a pretty face, crazy talent, and just left yall wanting more 6) using drugs if u knew me u would know i dont even drink so putting some nut ass drug in my nose would never happen i go to bed b4 10 and wake up around 7ish and now since i got enough properties i dnt have to work anymore for anybody but myself and im still collecting properties hopefully by 33 i will have at least 15 bringing in at least 21gs a month and be living in costa rica 7) so commenting on the crack and section 8 properties not my cup a tea crack heads always stealing metal from vacant houses which would fuck up my money and section properties would bring the value of my house down so i dont fuck w either or those r probably the 2 worst things to have around when ur selling real estate i think thats it i hope i answered all ur questions and some
god damn i wrote a lot its been building up and u anonymous shit talker ur a coward let me know who u r or r u scared

chops said...

thanks for stopping by and setting shit straight, Pat.

keep doing your thing.

Anonymous said...

YO what's good out there this is A.J. Mazzu stoppin by to tell yall that skating with Pat was a damn good experience. That's all for now.

kitunes* said...

Ok..this is Ki Realer...

I'm sooo glad Pat came on here and set shit straight. Because I was starting to get real pissed about the comments. Pat has been through ALOT. His life wasn't sweet. Yeah, he may have done some knucklehead shit when he was younger, but wtf...I know grown people who do knucklehead shit now. Pat HAD FOOTAGE for the Workshop video...but he's right...that's ALL they focused on was him jumping down shit. And they barely gave him any money. He's not some pampered kid. Dude had struggles. People swear they know. But until you hear it from the man's mouth..you don't know SHIT. Skateboarding mashed together with anything involving the internet breeds bitches.. People repeating rumors, and adding themselves in the mix....it's all garbage. The industry isn't for everyone. Pat...hit me up. Google me...Find me...Get at me...let's play catch up. Stevie (Durante) is still skating too and we'd love to hear from you. Be safe out there.

Anonymous said...

keith is the worst commenter on this blog

Anonymous said...

Brian Anderson is gay, Danny Way is racist, and Brandon Beibel is a coke fiend.......were all human! Chops will delete the post because I am keeping it real, peace!

chops said...

You seem to think that "keeping it real" involves believing every rumor you hear on the internet.

If there's anything that this post and the Emmers interview should tell you it's that maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read on a messageboard.

tough guy.

Anonymous said...

I found Pat's story very inspiring

Anonymous said...

Inspiring in the case of being 27 or so and typing like a 13 year old?

Either way, good for him. Glad he's doing his thing. Sucks about the situations. I'd love to see Pat's other footage

Seabreeze said...

Damn that dude shut you idiots the fuck up. Much respect and good luck Pat.

Big said...

So pat c, does this mean you had other footage that didn't make the cut for photosynthesis?
P.s. Your part was and is my favorite

Anonymous said...

Photosythesis part is legendary. His post on here just made it even more legendary. If dude was 14-16 filming that part then imagine what he would've been capable now if he had kept up the skateboarding.

Got to love when some real shit gets dropped in the comments section gets dropped on chrome ball

LaClair said...

Nice! I'm glad Pat caught this and was able to set the record straight. I know this may sound radical but there are far more important priorities in life than skateboarding. I'm impressed to hear that you have got into rehabbing & investment properties. keep up the excellent work and build yourself a mini in Costa Rica, by the sounds of it that day may not be far away.

Anonymous said...

yo pat , at the end of your day ,your done with family drama . You got your shit together now right? . Your still young , if you can remember what skating is about , and what skating is going thru right now within the east coast . Why not fucking just hop on the board , and go chill with some of the old homies . I seen your old homie brian wenning is going thru it , i see anthony pops is going thru it . IF just for shits and giggles . heres my thousand dollar idea , or million dollar idea. Get together with thoses dudes again on weekends. Make a video part for your self , you dont have to start a company . Im just saying if my back in the day homies , we get together we have fun , we film shit , we dont have a big names like you guys did or do . But since you do take advantage of it . YOu still got a fifty fifty , and wenning stills got a mean switch tre as seen here ....http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000150054/news/brian-wenning-leaves-selfish/ and you know hes got the swbktail for days still ...alll im saying is why not get together and do it like you use to do , just your way , skating comes back friends come back , thats what skating is about bring that shit together , and keeping it moving . Shit look at tim and fred , there doing there thing , having fun . Weekends , downtown nyc , is still there . I'm sure those heads would be down . do it , remember those good times out in the streets pushing with homies ??? your not 60 dude

Desiree said...

chops is a idiot when you study your idols in skateboarding for 15 years you find shit out. you sound like a government cover up as long as im not posted as nobody i cant get caught. brad staba has done some "weird" shit you brian anderson specially at a slam city jam 01 after party downtown vancouver and a bunch of people witnessed it thats why all these rumours spread.. then there was so many hints throughout the years afterwards... danny way never liked black people if you stupided his career and heard him speak sometimes you would know, and friends of friends of beibels say shit about his coke addiction ive heard it plenty same with marc johnsons suvire addiction to booze witch we already know of and went clean... most rumors are true bro unless your stubor and trying to back a niggas ass

chops said...

Desiree, judging by your obvious mastery of the English language as seen in your comment, I have a lot to learn from you.

Keep believing everything you read on the internet... after all, it's gotten you this far.

chops said...

you can read, right?

someone. said...

This dude left a positive mark on skateboarding, period. One of my favorites for sure.