Posts Tagged ‘Louie Barletta’

9. Louie Barletta – ‘Oververt’

December 23, 2014


Between the grown-out bowl cut, chin duster and mid-40s over-the-hillness Louie Barletta’s shameless appeals toward the Street League/Mtn Dew set nearly are fit to exorcise him from this list. Nevertheless, 15 years on from ‘Tilt Mode’ Louie Barletta is confirmed on some Daewon Song level progression-through-longevity (or vice versa) and his good humor-man sheen probably too often glosses over the real ridiculous nature of the tricks he continues to brew up: casper wallride, handrail wallride, that volcano pogo thing, and other unholy combos that might just as easily have been derived from some inebriated rendition of skate Mad Libs. The dude now does time in industry trenches, and with any luck this will not be his last ‘full-length’ effort, but if so, there’s far more gruesome and horrific methods of exiting an illustrious pro career, and one that amid the ascent of the late 1990s handrail age probably had fair odds stacked against occurring at all.

Be our guest

September 29, 2008


Get your worries off your chest

As sweet as the footage is, I’m pretty sure the Enjoi Berrics clip doesn’t quite capture the total idiotic euphoria that seems to have run rampant through this session like some sort of flamboyant ox. Is Louie Barletta the Gallagher of skateboarding? Is Gallagher the Jose Rojo of Nigerian email schemes? Does Jesse Erickson have a unique real estate apprenticeship opportunity available for a limited time?

Sometimes I wonder: Enjoi reality show, yea or nay? Maybe if it was produced by those Takeshi’s Castle guys… or perhaps Longmont Potion Castle

Addendum: my other favorite trick. Because it’s impossible to choose only one.