Posts Tagged ‘Hype’

Summertime Mixtape Vol. 8 – Jeremy Holmes, Hype ‘Believe’ Promo

June 30, 2020


The history books need more room for Dallas’ Jeremy Holmes, heavy ’00s hitter whose body of work in Youtube form exhibits some DVD-to-digital picture distortion that doesn’t yet command the sort of nostalgia reserved for the stressed VHS effect. He remains though one of the decade’s great ledge operators, working ‘Time Code’ spots, good with loose-fit switch 360 flips or a fakie hop up a curb to start a line, authoritative when he’s slamming down his wheels on the ledge lines under the roofs in this part for the Popwar reheat, Hype Skateboards. There’s some good filming like on the line-ending switch manual and a couple clips that oughtta be canon, like the hands-behind-the-back landing on the backside 180 nosegrind or the nollie backside 180 switch backside 5-0 shove-it, in a line, with extra undershirt points. The only thing this part really misses is one of his nollie backside noseblunt slides, like the one that shut down the Macba slot for a few years.

I Sort Of Want To Believe

January 23, 2009


Caught you lookin for the same thing

I’m not sure what to make of Hype!, which is by all appearances a Popwar retread complete with mass-culture motif, sub-Street Corner graphics (excluding the hover board, and that’s probably already been done by somebody at some point) and an even more muddled mission statement:

AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE “BEING” SURVIVES DEATH TO BE REBORN IN A NEW BODY,
HYPE! IS THE SAME AS IT NEVER WAS…
ACCORDING TO CERTAIN BELIEF SYSTEMS, A NEW “PERSONALITY” IS DEVELOPED
DURING EACH LIFE IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD,
BUT SOME PART OF THE SELF REMAINS CONSTANT THROUGHOUT THE SUCCESSIVE LIVES.

Word.

But, rather than dwell on their migraine Magic Eye website, Hype has my full support when it comes to their slowly filling handful of team riders. One is Element amateur scorned Mike Barker, a tousle-headed Popwar refugee himself who turned in one of the better parts in the not-nearly-so-bad-as-its-name “This Is My Element” video a couple years ago and apparently was shown the door for his trouble.

Back to throw the dice with another startup after his corporate sponsorship adventure, Barker joins the consistently underrated wandering Texan Jeremy Holmes, the whole point of this posting being his little clip of footage put up on the Hype site a week or so back. The nollie b/s 180 switch b/s 5-0 shove-it trips me out in this clip because of how fast the shove-it is, just about Satva Leung switch frontside flip in “Welcome to Hell” fast:

Supposedly Hype also provides boards to Tyler Price of Toebock fame, possessor of the last part in “Don’t Act Famous” which I ought to address one of these days. He’s really good and all, but I have kind of a hard time getting real excited about his skating. For whatever reason. He reminds me a little bit of another Element-For-Lifer, Colt Cannon, whose name has also been mentioned in the same sentences as Hype, but honestly I don’t know anything about that. If they keep coughing up the Holmes footage I guess I won’t ask any questions.