Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ode to Jesse Martinez

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When the streetplant craze hit my local skate scene in the 1980s, I was left out in the cold until I came up with this one, inspired by Jesse Martinez and his varial handplants. My favorite thing about it (then and now) is that it is done while rolling as opposed to standing still and hucking yourself into an imitation of an invert on the concrete. Just glad that I'm not so fat that I can't get back up and roll away.

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