September 29, 2009

Just Because You Can...

...doesn't mean you have to. I may be late to the party, but regarding Billy Marks' skateparksite part, I must say that just because a trick sounds rad on paper (or in type) doesn't mean that it'll translate rad into action. Take the above, a double flip to boardslide, which, if anything, seems more like a proof to the board shattering theorem than a viable everyday move (blame algebra). Other questionable translations include the not-that-bad-looking switch double heelflip shuv-it (purposefully awkwardly worded) and the forever no-no double 360 flip (semi-confusing name inherent).

Marks can do whatever he wants on a skateboard when he wants to, and wacky tricks from normally tasteful dudes on The Berrics seem to be more the product of endlessly sitting in a skatepark than conscious choices (while other double-flip etc. buffoonery from let's say Stereo ams is all too calculated). It makes me think of winter days at the skatepark, perhaps the inevitable hungover Saturday afternoon sesh in January, where complacency over-powers taste and precedent and a "what if?" mentality takes over; since I can't double-flip, watch for the late flip/shuv-it variants. Or I'll just skate the mini-ramp; its all fun anyways.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

I like where you are going with this, Death to the Berrics!

shremo said...

well i have to say the best one i have seen... he probably just bored of skating like everyone else and he has fun doing these (gay) tricks! blahhhhh

THE HESH said...

Sorry munz,
but I gotta say I was extra hyped on seeing Billy Marks' lack of tasteful tricks. Marks strikes me as the type of dude who is sick of taking anything seriously and just wants to do whatever seems fucking ridiculous. And that seems rad.
-henkler