February 8, 2010

Banning Since '04

Longtime readers are without a doubt familiar with our practice of banning people and entities from this website, most recently John Edwards got da cut, as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez (RIP) used to say. With a little help from The Wayback Machine, I dug up the first time I banned an entity; on April 30th, 2004, the Denver Nuggets were given the strike, though later, they were given amnesty, and reinstated. I believe the Sacramento Kings were banned that season too, later reinstated, though that didn't help former King, Anthony Peeler, who, after being banned from Platinumseagulls.com, went on to play only 40 more games as an NBA player (It should be noted that Peeler was given a double ban, once as a King, then singled out for elbowing Kevin Garnett in the Western Conference Semi-finals). We've got power folks.

Also mentioned in the throwback post pictured above is Post22, a website which has been around for a really long time, long enough in fact, to release an issue 20 video. Link via Mostly Skateboarding.

The still above from the video linked previously got me thinking, and it's apropos since Post22 vids have long featured some serious shit done in Timberland boots: what's the greatest trick ever done on video in a pair of Tims?

Two tricks come to mind, both captured in 411 while it was still on VHS, but having done my searching on the Youtube and whatnot, both my memory and the quality of the video are failing me, so correct me where necessary.

First, and now I'm not so sure, but I was, I could have sworn that Ali Boulala switch crooked Hubba in a pair of boots, but, as noted, the quality is shit and that ad at the bottom obscures things. I can tell that he was skating in shades in 1998 or so, a good decade before that was hot, so that's cool.

The other trick that came to mind was from the The White Natas, aka Chris Franzen as named by Clyde Singleton; in this part he frontside nollie heelflips a table off flat, and I could have sworn that many years ago when it was an opener in 411 that he was wearing a pair of boots, but again, the quality of the video is screwing me over, let alone all the glitches that I subjected you to if you watched that pretty ballz out part.

So, I guess I went and contradicted myself more than a couple of times with that whole skating in Tims thing. One thing that I do know is that the grand old Flip Industry Section from some teenage issue of 411 wasn't on Youtube last time I checked, and now it is, and I also do in fact know that Tom Penny's line is still one of the better skateboarding acts caught on film (yes, actual film), and that it probably happened more than 15 years ago. View below, feel old.


Scott said...

As resident wolves fan I wanted to make sure you saw this. Pretty awesome.


sprntrl said...

here's the illest Timbo footy


Anonymous said...


Switch heel in Tims at 5:46
and Nollie F 180 heel at 6:07

Anonymous said...

so why did you ban the current and does that include redefinition radio?

platinumseagulls said...

The Current got banned because I got sick of listening to the DJs blather on and on in between songs, but more so, because the music is super forgettable 80% of the time, and back on the DJs, they've got a condescending edge sometimes that I just can't stand. You can be a music lover/nerd, but you don't have to be an asshole about it.

platinumseagulls said...

Redefinition Radio is cool though.

Duluth homey said...

Boulala is definitely in tims for that switch crook. good find with that vid