Posts Tagged vert

renton millar

the guy is pretty nuts.  i walked up to the top of the 13 ft vert ramp and saw renton pop an 8 ft no-handed frontside air like it was nothin.  dude’s got mad tech tricks, too.  he showed me the playback screen of a tiny camcorder and it was his feet on the board doing a kickflip 5-0 on some coping and it was kind of hard to read cause it was just feet and a board, but it looked SUPER ILL.  i asked, “when’d you film that?”  he said, “that was my last run.”  he was holding the camera pointed at his feet and it didn’t throw him off a smidge.  that’s pretty nuts, right?

check out his wikipedia page HERE, his billabong page HERE, and his twitter HERE

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skateboarding legend mike frazier

when i first started skating i remember watching video of frazier killin the vert at the skatepark of tampa.  and throughout the next 16 years, i’d bump into him at tampa, woodward or some random skate event in some random part of the country and the guy is still killin it.  these days, me and frazier are both rocking the balding-buzz cuts with some scruff – so whenever i’m at woodward, there’s always 2 or 3 kids that come up to me as i’m skating by and ask if i’m mike frazier.  i’ll say “yep” and sign their shirt.  but i’ll actually sign it “maready rips!” and skate away.  that’s  a lie.  well the last part’s a lie, anyway.  last week when i was at woodward a campers mom asked me if i was mike frazier.  i told her “sure am, can i sign your boobs?”  see, that last part is a lie again.  actually it was all a lie.  it was really a camper’s dad and i never signed his boobs.

check out a few tidbits from the mike frazier legacy:

90’s powell peralta video of frazier completely destroying a vert ramp

20 minute fuel tv episode about frazier being on the vans warped tour

frazier gets scientific and finally admits to nasa that he needs retro rockets

woodward – life on the inside

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