Summertime Mixtape Vol. 3 – John Buchanan ‘The Good Life’

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John Buchanan’s surreal Brooklyn Banks opener in this part bookends pretty good with where Jeron Wilson left things off and renders well the atypical elements of this dude’s skating, wringing out a weirdly tweaked assortment of tricks that include in this section a switch frontside rock-n-roll, a spinout, a noseblunt slide to manual and various others. John Buchanan briefly was pro for Yellow Skateboards, a rabble rousing Bay Area outfit that represented skating well both in its piss-off-the-neighborsness and its relatively short lifespan, and John Buchanan had a type of dark side of the moon/brown acid twist on the granola flavor that was getting traction under the Grasshoppers and Kenny Reed pro models at the time. He also wields a certain oily smoothness, like on the nollie noseblunt pop out, and a bracing switch 360 flip, a rare pair card to hold with a switch lazer flip.

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One Response to “Summertime Mixtape Vol. 3 – John Buchanan ‘The Good Life’”

  1. al Says:

    One of my favorites. I’m not sure how I found out about the Westside videos, having grown up in SoCal, but I loved all of Joe Perrin’s shit all through high school. What’s the John Buchanan part set to The Faces – Ooh La La? Can’t find on YouTube, and don’t remember the video’s name. I think Ryan Nix showed up for a laser flip.

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