Posts Tagged ‘SF’

Summertime Mixtape Vol. 4 – Nate Jones ‘Real to Reel’

July 5, 2016

Midsummer days hot enough to put the sweat on you by 8 a.m. call to mind the carefree love that can blossom in young muskrats’ hearts, and of simpler and more wholesome times when highlights from a 411 commercial and a nice backside 5-0 on a ledge were legit inclusions for a video-opening, pro-inducing video part such as Nate Jones’ in Real’s century-launching ‘Real to Reel.’ Besides Nate Jones’ immaculate kickflip stylings, the rarely seen overhead angle to a street gap and the rarer-still acceptable varial flip, Nate Jones’s breezy, no-muss part captures him midway between the baggy-hoodied, yellow-teed everyman and the patchouli scented Bay ramblor that would years later claim his pro career. Beyond the snapshot of SF in a more livable time, you can catch glimpses of a spiritual forebear to Brian Delatorre’s GX hills handling and Dylan Rieder’s ‘Mindfield’ ender.

Strop and Hone

March 4, 2010


Insert Gillette/razor sharp quip here

Habitat’s Austyn Gillette is fleet of foot, physically fit and growing nicely into the middle-aged face he sported for much of the “Inhabitants” video. Lately his main on-board pleasure seems to derive from frontside 180’ing into switch backside grinds, which is as good a way to pass the time as any. I thought his recent ‘day in the life’ clip was generally bland, not unlike oatmeal without any peanut butter or bananas, although the new school and pogo ball clips were cool. The above pic on the other hand, posted up a while back by the Razor Sharp gang, got my motor running. Not loving so much the flossy-foot but more how far along he is on this rather scary ledge, and the fact that Gillette is pushing the switch frontside noseslide — a trick that is generally underrated and underutilized, although his DNA compadres AVE and Arto both are big supporters.