Whilst the vert 1080 by Tom Schaar in my last skateboarding post is impressive you just can’t beat a bit of pure gnarliness like this bowl session at home of Pedro Barros. Would’ve loved to have hung out at this one, that’s some speed and power from the man himself.
Just headed over to the Thrasher website and saw they have a new video player. No bad thing, I used to hate the Quick Time movies they had, so slow. This is some RAD footage of Christian Hosoi, that benihana! Holmes.
There’s also an Hosoi interview on the Fuel.tv website.
Finally bought a new board, a Black Label Adam Alfaro. The graphics are by Christian Hosoi and the board is part of a series to celebrate ’20 years of the Elephant’, other boards in the series have artwork by the Gonz, Natas, Lance Mountain and Ed Templeton. What a line up.
Can’t believe that Black Label have been around that long, although I reckon that time includes the company in its original incarnation when it was called Lucero, I don’t think it was too long before Lucero became Black Label though. The first Black Label board I ever had was a Max Evans slick which, I think, I would have bought around 1992? I can’t remember for sure but I’m pretty certain that this is my fifth Label deck.
I also got a new set of Indy’s, Stage X 139’s. Rubbers are a little crappy so I think I’m going to get new ones. How hard is it to skate new trucks though? I think I had my last set for around 4-5 years so it’s been a while since I had to break new trucks in.
Happy 20th birthday Black Label. And remember, NEVER FORGET.