Fletcher Tampa Am '08 quickie...

October 22, 2009

Eric doesn't like contests... but he's the dude you see do one or two tricks and always remember, despite that he never places well.

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Fletch vs. the Big 4!

October 21, 2009

This was our last day of the etnies Barcelona tour in March '08. See that switch frontside flip? Eric did four in a row. First try. That's his "warmup." He tried the switch big flip for a good while until meltodowns ensued.

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Eric Fletcher week! Part II

October 20, 2009

Fletch skates a bank in Barcelona with assists from Tyshaun Johnson and Leeper!

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The simple brilliance of Eric Fletcher...

October 19, 2009

Here's a few random leftover clips of Eric Fletcher I found from an etnies Barcelona trip in March 2008. I used to always make him do frontside flips so I could try to learn 'em. Eric will forever be one of the most underrated, effortless and naturally gifted skaters I've ever met. And he skates for himself, the way he wants, when he wants. Fletch... I miss you, buddy! Come skate the TF sometime!

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Been a while...

October 18, 2009

... Since I threw Tim on here. Quick push Underachievers-esque spikey fence ollie and drawing cocks on sushi restaurant tablecloths... some things never change.

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Ronnie stopped by...

August 10, 2009

After almost a year of trying to get together with Ronnie to skate the TF... we finally coordinated our schedules. Then he killed me in three games of S.K.A.T.E. and did switch crooks to flips out while I filmed it with my shitty Blackberry.

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X Games 15: Skateboard Adaptive Park

August 3, 2009

This was my favorite event of the X Games this year... well, actually, of any year...

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Aaron...

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I've been skating 20 years and I promise you I probably couldn't land this ollie. But Oscar Loreto can.

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Buddy Elias broke a rib during the contest. Pretty gnar. I'm fully backing him.

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Sweeper! Y'all know Comer! One time I was in a hotel room having some beers with him... we had just met... and I couldn't find a bottle opener for my beer and he just grabed it from me and opened it with his fake leg. It was epic.

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I was complaining about some fucked up deal that's going on with my Achilles the other day... it hurts bad. I've been having trouble pushing. Then I saw Evan Strong skating... he has 50% less Achilles tendons than me and he's not complaining. That makes me a whiny little bitch.

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Aaron... pre-drop in. And by drop in, I mean the deep end of the bowl... another thing I haven't done, and would be too scared to do, 20 years into my life of skateboarding. Aaron is in a wheelchair and does it every time. That makes me a complete and total pussy.

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It's nice to roll with friends...

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I'm backing this crew... they are the new "cool kids" in my book.

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Comer!

Lemme preface this video real quick... I've seen Aaron try the backflip before. I don't give a shit if I ever see him land it or not... the dude is gnarly. I'm bewildered by everything the kid does. I've included his slams out of the utmost respect. It's just something you have to see to appreciate the rawness and exhilaration of. Keep on rolling guys. I was fanning out on all of you last weekend at X Games.

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Collin...

July 23, 2009

Collin Provost has a good front biggie.

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I finally made it to San Jose...

June 18, 2009

... And I got lots of hugs, hospitality and had a great time. Tilt Mode Bonus Round is amazing. Jose got drunk pretty early and the line waiting to get into the second showing was pretty damn long.

The photos...

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I knew it was gonna be a great trip when I hadn't even left Laguna and already saw a tricked out SUV segway on the road.

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Oh cool. High risk of terrorist attack. They sealed off the airport for a half hour while I was on line for security. No one could get in, or out, or move from where they were. According to one of the airport employees, "someone either snuck out or snuck in." Great.

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So I get to baggage and look who I see toting his TWS award with him! Fuck yeah, Omar!

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Sick ledges at San Jose airport.

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Hunter took us to the house he grew up in.

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Clyde Singleton board!

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Omar being totally sensitive.

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Hunter is pro now.

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Hunter's dog!

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Then we went for hot dogs!

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Omar mayos up a weiner.

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Jose was on fire while the sun was still shining.

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"Yo, let's get a photo together!"

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"It's not for fashion, it's my lady's jacket, dude."

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Jose danced through the streets.

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Jose and Caswell were happy to see one another.

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"Hey Jerry, I need a photo of you for the Emerica site so GSD doesn't get bummed at me."

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23 military rifles at the airport checking in before me. Goodbye San Jose! And thanks.

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The banger...

June 7, 2009

I'm sure you'll see all sorts of Manny Mania clips until you're numb in the skull in the coming days, but this is really the only one that matters...

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