October 28, 2009

Shakira: "Hips Don't Lie"

It didn't take much of a Google image search to get Drehobl doing a pivot fakie, but the Russian-ass source site is hot.

As an antidote to the sometimes and should always be maligned flatbank to "lip" pivot grind fakie, (aka backside 5-0 fakie for non-TWS readers of the mid-to-late-nineties) that was the trick du jour of some years past, comes the Drehobl Fakie contest video. Note "Irish" Brendan Connely's appearance in said video.

While I'm partial to the pivot more than the pivot grind (fakie), the above video is good and refreshing like "achhhhhh" in that the dudes that submitted did some, um, refreshing stuff. While the song was better suited to some Alfonso Fernandez part (featuring Jesus), the overall feeling is somewhere between "rad" and "cool." The word "lukewarm," like, I guess, did not participate.

I suppose the more I think about things, the video that I'm trying to write about wasn't all that compelling; the kid that won the whole damn thing (what did he win?; I will NOT research this) did some gnarly shit to be sure, but, yeah, gnarly. I got really excited about the whole, "hips don't lie" thing, but aside from the wildly waving hands of most contestants(?), I guess I wasn't looking at hip-alignment. Ugh. Either way, the pivot fakie can be one of the most pleasurable tricks this side of legality, its photogenic for a straight up lip-trick, and I don't know why I'm not studying box scores right now.

"I like the slow ones better than the fast ones, they feel like stabs."
-Me in regards to pivot fakies.

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