At Jenkem, we never turn down an opportunity to obsess over the smallest bits of skate history. Even if they’re as small as a single trick done over a trash can. (Sorry, that trash can will have to wait for its own micro doc.)

So when we saw this video from Brian Panebianco, the Philly filmer and brain behind the Sabotage videos, about Josh Kalis’ 360 flip over a trash can at Love Park, we wanted to share it far and wide.

The video is a kind of mini oral history mashed up with raw tapes, and it just does a really good job of showing why certain clips stick with us for so long.


original photo: mike blabac (1999)

Earlier this year Kalis went to Muni, across the street from Love, and set up the same kind of bump to can that he skated 20 years ago. Then he proceeded to pull out the same 360 flip he did for his Photosynthesis ender. The flick, catch, and filming are basically identical, and they pretty much put to shame any other skater in their 40s trying to skate like did in their 20s.

Brian’s video, which has interviews with Kalis, Ryan Gee, and Bill Strobeck (who both filmed the 1999 tre flip), shows how the original trick came about and reminds us why it became iconic of that time and place in skating.

It’s a nice dose of pure skate nostalgia and short enough that even people born after 1999 can enjoy it. Also, it’s probably the only time we’re gonna celebrate someone for doing an ABD instead of an NBD.

Comments

  1. Stefan

    July 2, 2019 12:26 pm

    That is gnawsome!

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  2. Philipp Graf

    July 2, 2019 5:01 pm

    This is tight. Tear in my eye.

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  3. Seb

    July 2, 2019 5:03 pm

    Nothing but love for King Kalis

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  4. sk8dude

    July 2, 2019 11:58 pm

    I met him at Jeff Phillips skatepark in Dallas not long after Heavy Metal and around the time when he left Toy Machine. He was really cool, and seemed super humble. Great guy, and perfect style. That first DGK board had me rolling when I saw the ad (maybe in Transworld?). While I was a huge Alien Workshop fan since the first vid, that graphic was serious genius, and seemed like good fun.

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