So I can’t figure out how to make an embedded youtube clip start at the time I want, even though wordpress does it so easily with a link, so clock to 7:09 yourself. That’s when Kyle Walker’s part starts. Or don’t. The whole video is dope.
Back on topic, this part got Kyle Walker skater of the year, and I know we had a little discussion about that award just recently but it still matters to some degree. You’ll see why within the first two tricks, and then that understanding will be progressively drilled into your brain for the remainder of the part. This shit is straight hammers. Seriously, the first time I watched it I got right hooked and then stomped out when I was trying to crawl back into my chair. It wasn’t cool, you know, throw some filler in there and let a dude recover. Don’t come at me with trick after mind blowing trick, damn. That kickflip nose manny into nollie a whatever stair jeezus! That one is too fuckin sick it’s so clean! Chill Kyle. Can I call you Kyle? No? Word. I don’t know when people decided that all rails were skateable but Mr. Walker is definitely one of the dudes who’s pushing that envelope. Just watch the part man I’m kinda drunk right now and I ain’t got time for this, I’m bout to go get these clips like my man K-Walks. Triple kinks here I come!
This part made Brian Peacock my favorite skater. I’m not even joking here, but I’ve always been a bit biased to skaters of Asiatic decent as an Asian man myself. Still, this part is the one. Sometimes a dude no one has ever heard of comes out with a part that Snorlax body slams most everything going on in the game at that point. It’s incredibly rare, but when it happens everyone feels it, and that person tends to blow up almost immediately. The classic example is PJ Ladd, and as many people have commented the parts share some similarities. One of the most incredible things about this part, aside from the utterly ridiculous tech wizardry that is being displayed, is the “filler” tricks the Birdman (peacocks are birds, cut me some slack) throws into his lines. I’ve never seen someone make flat ground tricks I have never, and may never do look so easy. You’ll also notice what appears to be a nollie bigger spin. That one is so silly the editor had to change the song because Brian straight flipped into another dimension. These are not tricks you do in lines. Notice the mastery of the coveted spinorama, into grinds, out of manuals, whatever it may be da boy is spinning his way to the top. The tricks in here are hard to comprehend overall; all I really know is that the Barcelona blocks manny spot got assassinated. Never do the tornado spin though, Jamal Smith may come at you for that one.
Oh and of course raw footy! The raw footy for this shit is too amazing to miss.