Peter Ramondetta May Be Just Three Wives, Two Plane Crashes And An Alcohol Problem Away From Being This Generation’s He-Man Skateboarder

Watching the Real video it’s hard not to be impressed by the primal forces of Peter Ramondetta’s skate tricks. Tattooed, bearded and occasionally bloodied, he applies a heavy-handed power to the switch ollie over that big gray hubba or the hurting he puts on those big cement steps (b/s 5-0, b/s nosegrind, switch b/s kickflip). Peter Ramondetta impresses himself on semi tractor trailors and doorways, jamming the nose of his board between pillars on that one frontside blunt. His one-man legacy of brutality is maybe highlighted most by several punishing tricks executed upon a girly pink ledge.

If you were to draw up a spectrum of such squishy concepts it would maybe be possible to put light-footed dandies such as Richard Mulder, Ronnie Creager and Austyn Gillette on one end and bruiser types such as Salman Agah, Mic-E Reyes and James Kelch on the other. You could appoint someone like Peter Ramondetta to carry on this line, a red-blooded male archetype rooted in the themes and lifestyle embodied by the animal-hunting writer Ernest Hemingway. He swilled liquor, loved women and upheld the ancient tradition of bull-slaying, a truly ancient tradition.

Peter Ramondetta has yet to make public his position on bulls and their potential slaying. This is not in the Real video, unless it’s in the bonus features not featured in my iTunes edition that doesn’t possess chapter divisions either. By all accounts his lifestyle has tamed since the days of squalor at Six Newell where Elissa Steamer and Frank Gerwer presided over a household of decay. Ramondetta is not famed as a trophy fisherman or dangerous game hunter, unless you count that downhill handrail toward the end and that last hill with the treacherous speed bumper and all those cars with their wheels turned curb-ward. But you get the feeling that, if the situation called for it, this dude has it in him to walk up to a group of reporters covering his supposed death, run down the situation and spend the next few days catching up on his own premature obituaries.

About these ads

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

9 Responses to “Peter Ramondetta May Be Just Three Wives, Two Plane Crashes And An Alcohol Problem Away From Being This Generation’s He-Man Skateboarder”

  1. ingvar olson Says:

    i actually feel like this post applies to james hardy a lot more

  2. boil the ocean Says:

    It could’ve just as easily been motorcycling Max Schaaf, except that he runs a blog, which lord knows isn’t helping me achieve ultimate manliness

  3. ricky schilitiz Says:

    funny, i thought i was reading a skateboard blog, not ‘overly self-indulgent ramblings by a bad writer who is sad that he got rejected from a state college creative writing MFA’

  4. REID Says:

    Ramondetta is overrated.

  5. DLXSF.COM » Blog Archive » Ramondetta He-man Skateboarder Says:

    [...] He-man Skateboarder Boil the Ocean takes a minute to look closer at the primal forces and overall destruction that is Pe……hat’s off to you boil the ocean we couldn’t agree [...]

  6. Ramondetta He-man Skateboarder | City Skate Project Says:

    [...] He-man Skateboarder Posted on May 20, 2011 by syndicated Boil the Ocean takes a minute to look closer at the primal forces and overall destruction that is Pe……hat’s off to you boil the ocean we couldn’t agree [...]

  7. DLXSF.COM » Blog Archive » Weekly Wrap Up Says:

    [...] Manolo, Grosso talked badlands, Killing time took it to a QP fot pt 3., Boil the ocean dissected Ramondetta’s destruction, The round up went the way of the yardsale, Theotis went pro, Vincent got Rookie of the year, Dylan [...]

  8. lionz Says:

    er… ramondetta is sick as fuck but lacks a certain bravado to be compared to hemmingway, i think.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 99 other followers

%d bloggers like this: