12.12.2012

chrome ball incident #851: toyota corona











"When I got my first board, I didn't really like the graphics. I wanted to do my own graphics..."

Pretty sure you've never seen this one before: Lee Ralph interviews Gonzo for Australia's 540 Magazine, 1989.

Had a great down in Florida for my first-ever Tampa Am experience... that goddamn Moat Race is no joke! Super good meeting so many people in-person as well as seeing the beautiful (?) sights of Ybor City. On to Tampa Pro.

What's been going on with you? What's up with the Parental Advisory? Anybody check it out yet?

14 comments:

. said...

Sick post. I loved the DGK vid. Thought it was so much better than Fully Pretty Flared. All fish eye, no slo mo, sick skating. The acting stuff is pretty corny but for some reason even that didn't embarrass me. Really solid vid and no lil wayne/bieber bullshit

The Chez said...

You didn't get arrested in Ybor? You didn't touch flesh.

The Chez said...

Birdy Cruz. Stand clear.

Terry said...

The DGK vid did not disappoint in any way. Kalis's part was so urban, and Stevie closed it out with alot of new stuff that he hasn't put out before....Marcus has a dope hustle to his skating, and Wade killed it. You'll be psyched.

ruenone78 said...

quick dumb lil kid story...@91 i went to a skatepark in warwick ri to get a board(og skaters edge)...i remember the lady at the shop showing me a couple of the hand painted one of a kind gonz blind boards...i ended up buying something else for some reason?..hopefully i will see that dgk video tonight, it looks entertaining...also just a quick shameless plug, i just recently started a skateboarding blog highlighting some legendary and and obscure northeast coasters from the past and present...
http://ruenone78.blogspot.com/
...any advice, tips , critisizm , or help would be much appreciated...thanks for the inspiration chopsxxo

crippling doubt said...

excellent post, I've never seen this interview before

stephen said...

yeah... never saw this. thanks. must be a gold mine of content in non-US mags that most haven't seen. hope you can post up more!

Loo Ganida said...

SOOO RAD!! Loved this interview! I used to own a 4 door Toyota Carona!!!!! Stoked!
looked like there was a lot of good skating going down at Tampa!

Loo Ganida said...

oh, and also extremely stoked to (hopefully soon) have my hands on a TG flaming dagger!!!!!!
I know it reissue... I don't give a fuck!!

Dustin Umberger said...

Looking forward to DGK. Stevie's vision realized will be satisfying to see. Anybody know if Lavar has clips? Saw him rocking DGK in a recent part.

Keith said...

Never seen that interview before. Thanks!

That little kid who took 3rd at Tampa AM seemed like he was ripping super hard. Having the qualifying section as a different format than the finals seems kind of weird. imo each requires a different kind of approach and I'm sure the pressure is different.

Haven't seen the dgk video yet. I'm sure there will be lots of great skating and I assume it's going to be lots of bad modern rap/hip hop

Dan Moynihan said...

"lots of turns and stuff and then fly into a lake or something at the bottom"
So awesome! Thank you for posting this!

Alan mashmalo said...

Good posts I would like.

Anonymous said...

Explain wheelbase to an idiot please?