Posts Tagged ‘Italy’


January 17, 2012

Not at all sure what to make of this new Gino Iannucci ad, which I had to see a few different places to even fully believe was real this afternoon. He’s skating again, so obviously a plus. But first sequence out the gate in how long and it’s a two-tone ledge trick with a full b/s 360 by the end of the day? Guy Mariano must be sharing his vitamin water.

Nike’s emissaries promise some lengthy interview in the near future, but unless it involves passing dipped cigarettes with Jereme Rogers any explanation of how this sequence came to be will probably end up less than 100% satisfying. Don’t get me wrong though, this is pretty amazing..

Want you back

May 8, 2008

The Guy Mariano who made a comeback in “Fully Flared” didn’t bear too much resemblance to the Mouse-era Guy who set (and still holds) the gold standard in west coast schoolyard skating. The old Guy showed up in a few clips, like the line with the fakie f/s noseslide, fakie pop-shove it 5-0 revert on the flatbar. But then there were all those wacky slide/revert/grind/flip-out tricks. And there were some other tricks from photos and interviews that never made it into the video at all.

Shred or Die put up this clip the other day, which was filmed by RB Umali in Italy a few years ago, and apparently uploaded by Xgames vert guy and Tony Hawk satellite radio show host Jesse Fritsch, of all people. Anyway the clip has a lot of footage that seems like cutting room floor shit from Fully Flared, and includes the big bank switch b/s tailslide that was on the cover of the Skateboard Mag. It also has a line in there with a fakie k-grind and a switch b/s tail that, if you squint your eyes, looks like it could have maybe been filmed 10 years ago.

And back on the topic of Mariano switch b/s tailslides, this