3.15.2012

#764: losing touch with my mind















"One time I hung up on a frontside air and slammed on my elbow. When I bent my arm to look at it, all this pus came squirting out of it. That's actually how I got the nickname 'Cancer.' This guy saw it happen and screamed out, 'Ah, Cancer!'"

Can't go wrong with a little Corpsey. Too many highlights in this one...

This part never gets old to me. Neither does this one.

Gonna have to cut this week short due to some things coming up... interviews and things. Hope you understand.

Be back monday. Thanks everybody.

Big up to George and Kirk D.

22 comments:

Leiv said...

Daaaaamn! That feeble on the under bar at Ft Miley is gnarly!

Anonymous said...

BEST.

Anonymous said...

My first real pro board was a think dan with carnage from spiderman on the deck, may have also been a slick too lol

Anonymous said...

I love Dan's skating, and as a non-smoker I'm still very pro-smoking, but I've always felt that the shots/footage of him smoking while skating is way cornball. Cool guy bullshit.

Keith said...

Fort Miley feeble really is awesome!

dude said...

one of the best, dude has been killing it for years. shouldve been SOTY for any of the years between '96-'04...

Pagoda said...

anon 2...My friend had that carnage board and it was slick. The rest of us suffered on CCS blanks until we could get jobs.

The Chez said...

I always felt Corpsey was undercovered. That guy is a total ATV. Now that I think about it, Cochrane built a whole ATV type team with Speyer, Drehobl, Shao, et al in the 90s. Easy to see how he got overshadowed with Speyer and Shao in their primes though.

Dave said...

Gotta disagree with annon3: Smoking never looked so cool; with drehobl it never looked like a gimmick. He just look like he lights up and goes and rips.

def agree with @leiv, that feeble under the bar at Miley is super sick.

Nice post, Chops. Drehobl is the man

Maurice said...

I disagree, Anonymous. To me, only a 12 year old would think smoking is remotely cool. If anything, longtime smokers think smoking is not cool- the smell, the coughing, the expense, the potential for cancer... I think it's more about hardcore nicotine addiction than looking cool in a skateboard photograph.

Anonymous said...

Totally forgot Drehobl skated ventures - yikes. He finally made the switch a couple years back didn't he?

Anonymous said...

you're a cornball @anonymous march 12, 2012 11:46am

Bungle said...

Fronstside air with the ciggy @ Johnsonville bowl, is actually the Onslow bowl, which is in Johnsonville, WGTN NZ. It's my home town, first tranny I ever skated. Used to be 13ft deep then in the '90's the school, that it's in, filled in the bottom with the shittiest concrete. Goes from flat to vert real quick. The seam you can see chips away and and has an abrupt bump. Riding on the vert wall is hard enough.
This photo of Hewitt is the same spot, same session:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2bkAtBZxRrk/TkhC4_H2sFI/AAAAAAAAOmY/RgQDtetnwg8/s1600/petersmithchrome.jpg

Mad props to both Drehobel and Hewitt for ripping that bowl.

I used to wonder how often Drehobel broke venutre trucks.

Anonymous said...

best dude ever.

Tim said...

I saw Dan skate in person one time and I can assure you the smoking isn't a gimmick. The dude plowed through 2 packs within like, 2 hours. I think it's how he lives whether the cameras are on or off.

For the record he was saying "don't smoke kids"...

Such a ruler though, such a good style.

r. dahl said...

this dude is legit. miley is gnarly, period. who gives a shit about the cigarette. look at the position of the hands.... and the back knee. it's all there. guys like drehobl don't exist to be role models. they exist to stoke us out and to keep us skating. keep your eyes on the prize... not the smokes.

Anonymous said...

yeah,i had the chance to film this dud back in 93 for the think video. let me tell you, there is nothing cool about this aids spreading,cancer ridden,dick cheese smelling, wannabe with the schtick for smoking butts and acting retarded.nothing cool unless you like andy roy.

jack the filmer

wyatt lee said...

The feeble is obviously amazing, but the b/s 5050 from around the pole is impossible. Having filmed, shot photos and spent a fair amount of time with Drehobl over the last 20 years, I'd say he qualifies as one of the most under-rated ever. A lot of things he does could never be replicated. The tag-team sessions with him and Phil at China Banks and Miley were some of the best things I have ever seen on a skateboard. Mega ups, Maine man!

Maurice said...

It would be a schtick if he was just Wild and Crazy Cigarette Guy, with nothing to back it up. But that guy is legit. I especially like that he was skateboarding his style even back in the day. When I watch some videos from the early/mid 90s, it's embarassing they're so bad. But Drehobl has always been gnarly, regardless of his lifestyle or smoking habit.

justin said...

The best. He's had so many great photos and video parts over the years.

I believe Tim O'Connor said that Drehobl is the only person who is allowed to skate with a smoke in his mouth because it looks so perfectly natural. Anybody else is forcing the issue.

carbonite said...

Spacemen 3 reference?

Anonymous said...

Carrot in the butt, poos it out and eats it... thats how hardcore this man is!