Summertime Mixtape #3: Adrian Lopez “Misled Youth”

This video hit like the proverbial ton of bricks when it came out and the lineup’s still heavy 13 years later — Jamie Thomas, Ellington, Mumford, Greco and Adrian Lopez, who in particular was kicking new holes through reality at the time. Nobody was taking backside tailslides to the levels he pushed in this section, as far as both scale and distance (that gap to ledge here) and at the time putting that trick onto a rail at all was worth talking about. Zero’s trademark quick-cut editing is in full effect here but even if the clips weren’t trimmed to the bone I feel like this part wouldn’t be as visceral if it were padded out to four minutes or more. Because of injuries or side-project clothing lines or lofty standards or whatever Adrian Lopez exited the stage some time ago — seemed like he might have had some kind of reverse-Samson thing going on where his powers diminished once he dropped the Bic — but you look at a guy like Gilbert Crockett and think about frontside shove-its and backside 50-50s and it makes sense that the same dude put on both him and Adrian Lopez.

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3 Responses to “Summertime Mixtape #3: Adrian Lopez “Misled Youth””

  1. Joel Says:

    I remember watching the front shuv and back tail fakie line over and over wondering how it looked so easy. Good choice!

  2. art hellman Says:

    cant help but think of summers in WISCO watchin his vid on repeat

  3. Anonymous Says:

    jockey syndrome

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