Posts Tagged ‘Miami Ink’

Hey Guys, Antwuan Dixon Is Back On His Bullshit

May 17, 2009


Work hard, play hard

We can all probably agree that the recently premiered Baker/Deathwish tour video isn’t going to be any great shakes as far as real serious skating goes, but, it does portend to be heavy on the hi-jinks… which in 2009 basically means Antwuan Dixon’s ongoing police-antagonization show. But even so this Youtube clip gets meta re: bootlegs in a fashion that’s in keeping with the PD aesthetic and spoils a handful of pretty high-caliber tricks, including Antwuan Dixon switch heelflipping the continental divide (pictured above). It also appears as though they got a front-row seat for that notorious Las Vegas brouhaha. At this point you have to wonder whether Reynolds & Co. have considered appointing a team of cameramen to maintain round-the-clock Dixon video coverage, if not for the sake of Deathwish productions, then for legal reasons. Or if they might take a page from the other Slash’s autobiography and at least hire a goon to haul him home at the end of the night.

1. Antwuan Dixon, “Baker Deathwish”

December 30, 2008

Much has been said about Antwuan Dixon keeping skating “dangerous,” being the new Sean Sheffey, his poor luck with the law, his alternative lifestyle choices and so on. And these are all good points, especially as we gird ourselves for a generation of freshly scrubbed Zac Efron-styled park-bred trophy hunters. Without engaging in too much vicarious skatepark brawling or face tat exploitation (though they are amazing) it’s a relief to know there are top-flight working professionals who aggressively don’t give a shit, whereas peers call their sponsors to yank magazine interviews or complain that they aren’t getting their due adoration from the skateboarding public. Antwuan Dixon is out there laughing and erupting, wearing taco hats and skating like pretty much nobody else at all, flicking fakie flips like Kalis, catching half-cab flips the way he does, doing a massive switch frontside flip that looks like a switch frontside flip but not shitty. If that makes sense. Of course it’s part of the Baker genius that he’s able to parlay 2.5 minutes of footage into a five-minute closer section, complete with ice cream sandwich interlude and Red Lobster-ready theme song, but to me this was hands-down my favorite video part all year.