Reese was Hufn steroids ,to Getz busy
Alex Olson recently commented on his boyhood reflections on experiencing Reese skate circa 2005-2008. The recountings were basically accolades to his prowess he perused the skate world with. To elaborate even further back, Reese was like a tall tale that had blown like a forrest fire thru the minds and memories of all the Pulaski locs when our generation started coming to Freedom plaza. “Oh, Reese tre flipped the black trash can on flat, while someone feebly tried to film a line with a kickflip over it” He pretty much left most of todays skaters portfolio of work to shame with their tails tucked in between their legs type shit. It was a few years later a first had witness of what this giant of a man could do. The guy was seriously resembled a minotaur, half-man half-horse. His ollies over things gently shifted full 90degrees shifty, absorbently folding his body not into some tweaked out japan back foot tucked motion that could be compared to a quick sting, admittedly his ollies were more pleasant to the human eye, it was an ollie that had a full swing of completeness like a baseball player hitting the sweet spot contact of ball to bat. Huf and Reese had a nice little flow going on in Dan Wolfe’s Closure. Another East Coaster that leaves somewhat more of an arid aftertaste in the mouths of many, is Kerry Getz.
Kerry Getz wasn’t a mentor of Alexy Olson’s or in his radar of favorites from a now dormant era of names that can only be remembered from the bright lcd window of a apple monitor open to youtube. Still in the mix, arguably (on the basis that he still has a board out on the market) With Getz, it was fast cars, angry fights with his 7-ply, which usually was demolished in a flurry of curse words and anger under the gum soles of his signature dvs’s (best shoe of 2006). It’s a fine line how you choose to communicate yourself, you can certainly do it thru advertisement, but you better be very disciplined on who your representing, how their representing you, and what message your really communicating. On that note he took an entrepreneurial roll by creating some iPhone time waster game where the lead hero skates and breaks boards. Good thing to teach the young gadget generation Kerry. But in hindsight ,when your from the Pennsyltuckie backwoods and have portrayed yourself for the last 10 years as a city cavalier„and lest we not forget a young KG leaping across a rather large swamp ipanema in Tampa to ankle break in that Toy machine Video “Jump off a building” the best part of showing the youngbucks setback was the tidal wave of footage he compiled post injury, unshaken by the compound fracture of a mere broken ankle, he came back with the physical agility to execute nbd’s at love and that swank little prop up grate at Temple, I guess you just look back and hope for a pristine career from your favorites. “never meet your heroes” Dill said. Four words held responsible for defining what breeds such variety and self-expression to our craft, THERE ARE NO RULES, with a vast majority battling the lay of the urban map with that same commandment . The minority instead, with a well respected sense of etiquette (hopefully).
In the last two years or so he has made a conscious effort to not change his sell out ways. Beyond the fame, financial rewards, and iPhone game royalties from a concept thats so depriving to the respect of skating, (a video game about anger, and breaking boards)Kerry has once again proved he is not the master of restraint, adding on a Porno Video to his nasty little career habits, riding the D once again of some BAM financed production, well at least he’s still skating mini ramps in the sticks of Pennsylvania with impeccable trick selection and execution. Professionalism at it’s best.
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