The skating in this clip is great, I will start by pointing that out. There is new Andrew Allen footage, there is new Spanky footage for god sake! The hippy jump that Alex Olson does through that badminton net is madness, and Sean Pablo can hoist his feeble looking frame into a nicely dipped back smith (even if he dips even further on the roll away).
However, even though I am loath to discuss or overly judge people on what they choose to wear while skateboarding, the fits on display in this clip are pretty next level.
First up is Alex Olson, pushing the limits of the acceptability of wearing bucket hats one step further with a little brim flare up front. Not sure what is going on with the “Hey D.J.” shirt, it looks like it came from a dollar store or the Walmart bargain bin, neither comparison discounts the fact that is the new Bianca Chandon.
The Whacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man/Gumby of skateboarding looks like an actual street urchin from some Buenos Aries slum (albeit one with a crisp and arguably overpriced baseball cap).
And then there is Andrew Allen. Look at this fucking guy! Is that a fucking gold cross earring that keeps glinting in the sunlight? Its Robert De Niro dressed up as Bill Cosby, and he is skateboarding. Just looking at him conjurers up the odor of sauteed shallot mixed with stale cigarettes that clung to my old Italian landlord. However you want to describe it, holy shit it is awesome!
The only slight disappointment was that Fabion Allomar didn’t come running out of left field to kick the fuck out of someone for dressing like a clown. Times have changed at Lockwood I guess, #freefabes!!!