5. Daniel Kim – ‘Belly of the Beast’

There’s a certain amount of revivalism going on in Daniel Kim’s repertoire, as the nollie crooked grinds, 360 flips, switch backside tailslides, switch heelflips sort of read like a Josh Kalis-curated trick list, buoyed by a certain number of jeans, hooded sweatshirts and cocked base ball hats. That’s not to dilute the power and massive pop baked into his skating – if you razor-bladed off some of the logos on display here (or not) you conceivably could hop into Rob Dyrdek’s time machine and dub this video part into an Eastern Exposure, an early EST, or Chris Hall’s ‘Get Familiar’ and not get too tripped up by fanciful flip-outs so as to wind up with something less than timeless. Middle-aged professional street skaters with achy knees and semi-retirement weighing their minds should study this part (and/or whole video) and reevaluate whether they really need those handrails and tickets to China to concoct something resonant.

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5 Responses to “5. Daniel Kim – ‘Belly of the Beast’”

  1. Ralph Lauren Says:

    Catch Daniel selling clothes at my store in SoHo

  2. will Says:

    rob dyrdek and dub in the same sentence, i see what you did there. smooth.

  3. Evan Says:

    Unless my mind fails me… Pretty sure Kim had some at least one clip in Get Familiar. Great reference. Dude’s been around for a while. Lot’s more skill than some of the other DMV could-be’s, like Kevin Love, the majority of the VA Beach scene, and alot of the Fairfax area slags.

  4. Allen Says:

    welp, the full video is available now.. http://www.MurderDC.com

  5. 7. Daniel Kim – ‘Spirit Quest’ | boil the ocean Says:

    […] nosegrind tailgrab and his barrier-clearing switch kickflip tailgrab mix Daniel Kim’s robust ‘Belly of the Beast’ tech with the type of cosmic syrup Jason Dill maybe was sipping when he conjured a 25-year-old […]

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