...and 53 seconds of classic unseen Gino footage,
courtesy of Mighty Healthy.
One night, we were all sitting around Dyrdek's, playin hockey on Sega Genesis. Rob comes in the room and goes, "Hey Clyde... it's Natas... he wants to talk to you."
We all laughed and I grab the phone. On the other line was this guy claiming to be Natas, saying that him, Dill and Gino saw my footage at World. I told him he was full of shit and if it really was Natas- to meet me at Pacific Drive the next day at 10am.
The next day, I wake up and go to PD and as I'm rounding the corner, there stands Natas, Dill and Gino. I almost shit myself. Here were 3 dudes I'd always looked up to, waiting at the skate shop for me.
A few minutes passed and I got confident enough to go around the corner. They all introduced themselves and said they wanted to go skate. We all packed up and headed to Sierra. After filming and shooting photos for a bit, I remember Gino busting his chin really bad and having to go get stitches. But before they left, all I remember is Gino asking me if I wanted to ride for 101.
Man, that moment in time changed my life forever. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be on 101.
The next few weeks Gino and I spent at Natas' finishing up Trilogy. Shooting ads and all that good stuff. Great times, man. I'll always have nothing but respect for Gino. One of the greatest to ever do it and also one of the coolest and most humble folks on this planet. Proud to call him a friend of 20+ years.
Big thanks to Clyde, Ray Mate and Mighty Healthy (@mightyhealthyny) for hooking this up.