5. Steve Durante, “Last of the Mohicans”

Even though they don’t really make money anymore the blockbuster skate video model continues to hold, at least until somebody thinks up a better idea, and with every major pro skateboarder (or at least the 100 or so with signature model shoes) stockpiling footage for a coming-soon-in-2010 release you don’t often see the quick little parts that were popular in the 1990s, which was due to weed smoking, the shitty slow-mo available at the time, general laziness, Barcelona having yet to be discovered, and the quick-cut lifestyle shot still a few TWS videos away. So you got stuff like Jason Dill’s “Trilogy” section, Sheffey’s part in “Mouse,” or RB Umali’s “Peep This” which you could say was a whole video based on this idea.

Steve Durante, who made probably my favorite video part last year between the Habitat video and Static 3, kept the ball rolling this year with a brief entry in Joe Perrin’s “Last of the Mohicans”… I don’t know if this is throwaway stuff from some upcoming Adidas production or just his daily grind but it’s as good as any of the other shit he’s done in the last couple of years: all the sick two-hitter lines, the flat-ground kickflip at 1:19, and even though he deploys it in every part, the switch backside tailslide heelflip out, except this time on a thigh-high ledge. On a semi-related note, Kyle Nicholson needs to come up in 2009.

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5 Responses to “5. Steve Durante, “Last of the Mohicans””

  1. Yanni K Says:

    Last of the Mohicans was my favorite of the year! All the guys are having such a classic style! Great to see you got Steve on 5;) Blog on!

  2. sf-11 Says:

    great pick, should be higher up on your list though. dude is mad under-rated. can’t wait to see another part by him.

  3. camels are lame Says:

    Part was great but I feel like a lot of others in that video were more deserving of the blog list. no worries though, still a great section. I think jimmy lannon and ross norman were my favorite

  4. theProgram Says:

    best part in LOTM was ed selego, purely for the “whoa, he can still do some sick shit” factor.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    bayside get it steve

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