Sorry for the delay folks. I have been tied up doing stuff. This week's wack kid is another fool from the Jups. From Kalis to wanna be Puleo, he has fallen victim to the un orignal trend following fools category.
Two years ago, he was pulling up to spots listening to Guru's Jazzmatazz, now he pulls up listening to your typical Shins or Modest Mouse cd, because that is what is cool now. Sell your fitted hats, wife beaters, and hip hop jeans and dunks or adidas, get your cordorys out and put on our v necks. Can't forget the Van's either. Forget your friends who stay true to how they skate and dress, gotta start skating with kids who look like you now. Trade in the VX1000 and pick up a Twin Lens and start shooting black and white photos, and remember no color, because color means happiness, and you are not happy, you are the scenster of skateboarding now, sad lurks everywhere you look.
You think its alright to make out with another dude, all your new friends are doing it, plus it's so you can see two chicks make out. You go out now looking for spots that you would not have skated two years ago. Spot searching now consists of look for pole jam wallrides, cellar doors, things with roll up doors in the background. Anything that makes your footage look urban. Don't forget, ledges are no longer cool now, unless
you are doing the most whimsical thing you can think up of. Lipslide nosegrind, to manuel, whatever it doesn't matter as long as it falls into the whimscal category. No more nollie crooked grinds, you replaced that trick with wallrides and pole jams.
You have replaced O.E. with bottles of Arbor Mist and Miller Highlife. You got a blog spot now to post all your artsy Black and Whites. Can't forgot the mohawk once every few months either. You get pissed off now when you show up to spots and there isn't a curb to ollie up before it. Remember, you have to be able to make a run out of something that could have been a single trick, find that damn curb, even if it means you pushing from Jupiter, to Southern Blvd, Wang don't mind filming it.
Steve McClintock. This weeks Wack Kid. Really hate to do it to you, but can't question the facts.