#POWERSLIDEWATCH2013 b/w “Like Red Meat To Starving Wolfs”

Though fetishized and taken to strange new places in recent years by Frenchmen, the powerslide, much like its close cousin in the mid-line revert so derided by Ricky Oyola, is at its best when spontaneously and sparingly sprinkled. The annals of history bear beloved black markings from marquee powerslides such as Rob Welsh’s backside skid down the SF hills in “Free Your Mind” and lengthier frontside ones rassled by Dennis Busenitz in “Roll Forever,” and whispered “what ifs” will forever trail Guy Mariano’s turnaround at LA High in “Mouse.” Busenitz more decisively combines the two for what will be one of the year’s better-remembered powerslide/revert type moves in this new Adidas Madrid clip, viewable around 5:48, shortly before a really cool step-down ledge trick. This clip is also notable for the most actual Mark Gonzales skate footage in one place in about several years and for deepening Mark Suciu’s typecasting as a perpetual video clip getter to whom varial heelflips come as easily as an ollie, or weed leaf emblems to mid-length socks.

On a related note, watch this space in the future for a half-baked ramble on how Adidas’ geographically oriented team clips are the new Transworld videos, dropping with the regularity of a semi-working clock with solid, if formulaic, production values, a similar devotion to indie rock staples and a steady supply of quality skating.

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11 Responses to “#POWERSLIDEWATCH2013 b/w “Like Red Meat To Starving Wolfs””

  1. t.a. Says:

    I do love me a powerslide, but I’m with Ricky.

    Those ‘mid-line reverts’ feel too disruptive, no thanks.

  2. Anonymous Says:

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  3. Anonymous Says:

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  6. Sean Says:

    Definitely with you on the Welsh and Busenitz powerslides. Here’s another cracker from a fellow SF ripper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4ofcnw-pW_M#t=80s

  7. fred Says:

    the skating is great, but Dan Wolf is killing it too.

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  10. Mauricio Magaldi (@mauriciomagaldi) Says:

    best thing about this article was the link to the adidas video with TX on the team. thanks!

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