That’s right, we gave former pro skater Danny Gonzalez his own column to “talk about old skate video parts,” which basically means, write whatever the fuck he wants. Each week or two, Danny will post up a forgotten video part and add on a little commentary. He might praise it, he might shit on it.. hell, he might just tell you a crazy tour story from the good ol’ days. Who knows. All we are really sure is, it’s Danny’s column and were gonna let him do what he wants. And if it sucks, feel free to write us some hatemail or a spam or two.

This Week, Chris Fissel in 1281:

“Single handedly the worst pro skater of all time – maybe for the exception for a few other skaters but will get to them later. This guy single handedly stunted skatings growth in the early 90’s. Pro’s hated him, America wanted to learn his tricks, but the OG’s knew his clock was ticking. It wasn’t long before company owners realized his two inch vertical and heavy-footed quicksand skating was nothing more than a fad. He was soon forgotten, until now…In it’s entirety, here is his full 1281 part from 1991. This garbage need’s to be marveled at and never duplicated. Have fun and try not to puke your self. ” – Danny Gonzalez

Comments

  1. Ingo

    February 11, 2012 6:31 pm

    I don’t know. This is like hating on Gonz Kickflips. You can but you shouldn’t. Fisseling was da shit back then and it wasn’t his fault that things went that way it was the fault of all those who copied him and of the industrie that gave the platform. No one told you to wear 48 pants and 30mm wheels but everybody did. It was his skating. I can’t hate skateboarding. I can love some shit more than the other but i can’t hate. Even the mongo pusher has fun even though it looks ugly. He is doing his you should do yours. Didn’t you rode for Globe? To each his own ;)

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  2. miles

    February 13, 2012 11:27 am

    stinkin. who gives a shit, hating on people is fun. stops you from becoming a serial killler

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    • Pain

      February 13, 2012 2:45 pm

      Yeah for sure and makes you a top dog of the interweb. It’s cool as long as someone else doesn’t start hating on you, not your anonymous profile, but real life image. Then you become suicide, not serial killer.
      I fully agree with Ingo. Only thing I hate in skateboarding is when I see a mislead meaning, something that’s not true or is fake and the huge business part that swallows and destroys the pure sight. There are no ugly tricks in skateboarding, it’s all about performance. Nowadays kids rank and also think that there is only 1 type of style, and that’s the meaning for style – steez. And I’m not talking that some of them might include terrible looking stiffness, cause we all know that isn’t.

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  3. Mason

    February 19, 2012 11:36 am

    eyy whens that new article coming danny? i thought it was getting posted thursday

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  4. Chris Fissel

    March 7, 2012 8:12 am

    I dont know who Danny Gonzalez is? Who are you? I was told someone was writing shit about me. Let me tell you punk! Was Sal Barbier cool in Hokus Pokus? Me and Sal went to high school together and all the tricks he did in that video where mine. Like the board slide frontside shuvit. In 1281 I created all those tricks..not coping anyone else. People copied me! Its not easy to go fast when your doing the trick for the first time in history. I got bord of skateboarding and quit a year after 1281. Maybe board sliding down handrails is not cool. I was the first person to do that in 84 down 6 steps. Let me guess your riding a popsicle shaped skateboard? Well your riding my shape asshole!!! Everytime you go skateboarding remember your riding Chris Fissels shape!
    I designed it with giant distribution.. because the football looking shapes then did not work for me. What have you done mister Gonzalez? Let me guess a cool looking kickflip with style and no creativity.

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    • 3rd Party Pete

      March 21, 2012 10:37 pm

      Rodney Mullen designed the first “popsicle” style board when he was working with Rocco on World Industries, even though they were using shitty wood and materials at the time, haha.

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      • Chris Fissel

        March 27, 2012 7:05 am

        3rd party pete,
        I bet your not riding a mini freestyle board! Your riding my exact shape and size from 91! Maybe I can sign your board for ya!

      • DG

        March 31, 2012 3:11 pm

        Wow, Fissel is visibly upset. Geez, relaxe homes… Its all in the name of fun, but if you need to know I created The nice role away, not the sloppy joe. haha J/K

    • Damian S

      June 12, 2012 8:19 pm

      Just screw him Chris, Danny’s just a hater since he left skateboarding. I absolutely loved your 1281 part. Your such a great innovator.

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