Yes, video fiends, Fully Flared was fucking amaaaaaazing! Let's not do one of those played out boring-ass magazine-style video reviews and just gratuitously gush, okay? You can read all that nonsense next month. Wondering why that Daewon video is up there? Read on...
I have to say Mike Carroll really came through on this one. Lucas Puig and Mike Mo blew me away too. I'm not leaving out mentions of Guy, Koston and MJ because they weren't brilliant. Don't read too far into it. I'm just telling you what's burned into my brain twelve hours later. You'll see soon enough for yourself.
I didn't take photos because I was mesmerized by the whole evening. I really just wanted to forget "blogging" for 90 minutes (yes, I said 90 minutes, hint hint) and enjoy it. Everyone and their mother was there. I mean everyone. I felt like a stoked out little kid running to the skate shop for my new copy of Questionable or something. It was truly a rad thing.
What I did really want to say is that the revival of some older tricks, especially my favorite Gino Iannucci trick ever, got me psyched. Not to mention a slew, and I mean slew, of new tricks. Thank God some people still strive to innovate. Shit man, hard to even say anything without watching this thing about 20 more times. There was a lot going on. One last note: Watching Daewon Song's part in Deca's Second to None is required before seeing Fully Flared. It was obviously way waaaaay ahead of its time. Well, as is anything Daewon's ever done.
Amazing video. Amazing premiere. I was proud and happy to be a skateboarder last night, in a room with so many friends and people who probably felt the same way, thanks to everyone who made this video.