8.15.2012

chrome ball incident #825: the 7 train





















A Rodney Torres-heavy selection of flicks showcasing an East Coast landmark, New York's Flushing Meadows.

Last scan stolen from the Snackman.

And salutations to DLX as always for the links.

Update: Big thanks to Chrome Baller Adam Costa for sending in this great photo he took of his buddy Eric three-flipping the Flushing grate. Very cool.

19 comments:

SameOne said...

thank you chops, just thank you!

oh, and I love all those pics, for real, but I think the one I like most is Liversedge switch bs flip.

SameOne said...

and how is the dude makin the flip bs tail big spin? which is also sick btw.

SameOne said...

I meant "who" and not "how"...

Jeff Thorburn said...

Any excuse to post some Gino. The second sequence is the reason I wanted to learn switch pop shuv-its. Had it on my wall. The first sequence is the reason why I don't want to learn 360 shuv-its, because no one can ever make it look that good again.

t.a. said...

@SameOne: the kickflip back-tail is Brian Anderson.

Man, I always loved that bs noseblunt shot. It's just too cool, ya know.

I was noticin Danny Supa's shoes in that first shot & thinkin about how Adidas, Converse, and Nike all took two (or more, maybe) to get into skateboarding. Unrelated, I know.

Dave said...

So many good flicks on this one. Hard to pick a favorite, but the Puleo b/s 180 switch f/s crook to regs (or whatever you might call it) is one of my all time favorites. But then again, this whole post is riddled with gems.

Great post, Chops. So sick.

ODG said...

Rodney Torres...so underrated.

Royce said...

BA slaying.

E.Y. said...

That BA sequence is sick. How he can rifle off a trick like that on such a high short ledge is beyond me!

Stoked on the Gideon sequence as well. Got any more of him?

Another fantastic post, Chops!

barry barry said...

im from jamaica queens,where they beat ya up and steal ya jeans

Dave said...

I echo E.Y.'s sentiment. Gideon Choi was so clean and so underrated.

Keith said...

That place always looks good in photo and video.

Puleo shot is amazing. And BA and Stevie on the big block from flat is crazy. So many good ones in this post.

That Gino sequence single handedly brought 360 shoves back from the dead.

Anonymous said...

The catch on Gino Shuv 360 is amazing. That front foot just waiting.

TCW said...

I remember a sequence in an old Transworld of (I think) Rodney Torres doing a tre flip crooks on the step up ledge, I would love to see that again

Wheatley said...

Switch shuv, kfbstail, nollie crook, switch back tail, bs180 swfront crook, seriously all so good..

What I was shocked at when I finally made it to the spot as a young kid was that the ground really isn't THAT good. It's got ridges along it. In video and photos it just looks like the most perfect ground. It's far from bad ground, but you just picture it in your head as amazing.

The ground leading up TO the big six and manual pads is polished granite with designs in it that really is amazing though. Slightly down hill, but amazingly smooth and perfectly grippy if you're skating flat or the manny pads.

Wheatley said...

Switch shuv, kfbstail, nollie crook, switch back tail, bs180 swfront crook, seriously all so good..

What I was shocked at when I finally made it to the spot as a young kid was that the ground really isn't THAT good. It's got ridges along it. In video and photos it just looks like the most perfect ground. It's far from bad ground, but you just picture it in your head as amazing.

The ground leading up TO the big six and manual pads is polished granite with designs in it that really is amazing though. Slightly down hill, but amazingly smooth and perfectly grippy if you're skating flat or the manny pads.

Dustin Umberger said...

Stevie's back tail is so dramatic looking in that sequence. Anyone remember his lines there in the FTC3 video?

Anonymous said...

James Reres killed the grate ledge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PuKuj4MGdg
first and second to last trick

Anonymous said...

It such a good looking landmark spot.