2.17.2012

chrome ball incident #754: hand of doom












I shook AVE's hand once in passing at a contest a few years ago. After I got done quickly saying what a fan I was, he said nothing and just smiled. The sun caught it just right and I realized that dude had a razor blade between his teeth.

...That still stokes me out.

And I know that last one isn't really even all that old but I just had to include it. So sick.

Be back on Tuesday. My apologies for all the four-day weeks anymore but in all honesty, they are mostly due to other cbi-related goings-on. Sorry guys.

15 comments:

sonny said...

The best! One of my all time faves. That last pic is so good.

Anonymous said...

Tommy Hilfiger shirt, I remember when only the rich kids at my school wore that stuff and now its white trash. The launch ramp to wall ride shot is sick, any footage? The photo of the 50-50 rail on Hsu rail is tight, who did it first?

Neil said...

His 411VM Rookie part was so good, and how his style has changed! It used to be techy baggie pants school bench stuff, and now its vans old skool ollie-over-rail gnar. One of the best.

Chip Van Ham said...

This era of Alien was such a good one, with Dill and AVE running with that rolled-up pants look...That 411 industry profile of them with Dibbs doing the soundtrack was epic. Just watched it yesterday. So awesome, gonna go out and crooked grind something for sure this weekend, thanks Chops!

Skately said...

Agree with Chip, the rolled up Elwood jeans AVE will always be my favorite. His best of wheels of fortune & shared Feedback part still hold up today. Gotta respect anyone who approaches every obstacle with 2 extra pushes.

Dave said...

Total greaser. Love it.

The switch b/s nosegrind on the library ledges in his Wheels of Fortune was SO good. One of the many visual treasures I recall from the 90s.

Seabreeze said...

Proper front crook technique with the bent truck is always nice to see.

Paul said...

You definitely don't have to apologize Chops!Your side is more than awesome and I'am pretty sure that others wouldn't get together even just a small piece of content that you're posting constantly!

Tom Berry said...

I wonder what the razor blade was for?

Anonymous said...

Why would a pro skater need a razor in his mouth. Seems conspicuous to me.

~Barney

chops said...

he was using it to cut grip. He had a sheet and a new deck in his other hand. He must've put the razor between his teeth to shake somebody's hand right before i walked up.

PS said...

Best switch 360 flip in the business!

Anonymous said...

ps u are right the line in mosaic with the switch flip and switch trey is amazing@!!!!!!!!@@@@11110010011100

Keith said...

From fresh and DC to greaser and Vans. AVE is amazing. Super power.

First time I remember noticing him was in Tim Dowling's Listen video and the 411 AWS industry section. In both, him and Dill are still riding 23 boards.

Bif said...

AVE is sick! I wonder if her regrets wearing that Tommy shirt in his Check Out, I know I regret my Tommy phase. I doubt AVE has a legitimate excuse, like I do. Hahaha! We all make mistakes, I'm just glad mine weren't printed in various national magazines.