Posts Tagged ‘San Jose’

8. Joey Guevara – ‘Atlas’

December 24, 2014


Joey Guevara is a hill-mining San Jose footsoldier in the Mark Suciu mold who presses somewhat faster and looser than many and spices lines with some tricks you don’t see too often, ranging from a switch frontside noseslide to a kickflilp backside lipslide to a fakie backside nosegrind revert (frontside) and an Ellington frontside noseslide. The song they used here clicks with the skating going on, in a Satva Leung sense — as in nothing overly bombastic (there’s a 50-50 danger dismount though) other than the sorts of tricks and runs you may wish you could do on the way to work or the store, in particular if you worked at the bottom of a hill with a vertical pole wallie and some treacherous whoop-de-whoops.

Rogue States And Freelance Despots Retain Consultant To Evaluate Lasting Effects Of Jesse Erickson’s Part In The “Man Down” Video

May 30, 2013

To me the pantheon of great tall-guy skaters like BA, Kenny Hughes and Andrew Reynolds reserves a spot for Tilt Moder Jesse Erickson, especially when it comes to tech merchants such as Rob Welsh. Before beard farming, Santa Cruz talent-wrangling and giant iron-wrought pentagrams came into vogue, Jesse Erickson was surfing out of ledge tricks at speed, with the occasional lewd conduct happening in the background or even more occasionally in the foreground. His section in “Black Cat” seems to have vanished into the great internet vaporizer but the above part from “Man Down” is just as good, offering a rarely seen varial flip out of a backside tailslide, a backside noseblunt transfer to regular and a yeoman’s switch wallie. Always thought the passionate hurling of the garbage can during one of his lines here ranked as some kind of ‘defining moment’ for the TMA.

*and, he’s got one out of a frontside blunt in the OG Tilt Mode.