9. Alex Perelson – “Since Day One”

(Re-edited part, all I could find on the internet, starts around 2:05)

Colin McKay is either one of the most underrated skaters of the past howevermany years or among the most overrated, depending on whether you’re looking at technical transition trails blazed or some tricks-to-pro-model-product formula. But in his time he was (is?) a real wizard with lip tricks and new vert kid Alex Perelson conjures some of those same chills in his part in the Real video — which counts as some sort of honorable rebellion even in the current ATV era, just by being such a ramp-heavy section with the superlative topping out at “super” rather than “mega.” But there’s some magic in seeing a Real deck rotate over coping and Alex Perelson can sail a stalefish or turn out twisty lip contortions like a kickflip frontside noseslide or a half-cab 5-0 revert over a channel. Also does a backside tailslide shove-it in a pool, which is saying something. They don’t make a lot of video parts like this anymore.

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2 Responses to “9. Alex Perelson – “Since Day One””

  1. mdspb Says:

    YES.

    Notes of vintage Miller.
    (actually, Miller never stopped ripping)

  2. doomstation55 Says:

    if only he coulda landed the 900 tailgrab before th premiere itd be the perfect ending to it

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