There are a million-and-one ways in the skateboard dictionary to say, “That was impressive.” Adjectives such as “gnarly,” “buck,” or “insane” call out tricks that are especially dangerous, mind-bendingly complex, or both. Tricks can even be upgraded to “hammers” or “bangers” if they overshadow everything in a video or become defining within that skateboarder’s career. But for milder tricks we have “sick,” “rad,” and, my personal favorite: “heavy.”
I wonder how challenging it would be to do tricks that are “heavy” in the skate lingo sense while also being heavy in the literal sense. Skating with chub adds a layer of difficulty to everything, so we figured it was time to show some love to the heavy hitters out there doing heavy tricks, heavily.
So we’re proud to present “The Heaviest Part of All Time,” an inspirational celebration of strictly Heavy Skaters. If anyone ever says you’re too big to skate, pull up this video to show ’em how it’s done. These them Heavy, Heavy Hitters…
Jabari Pendleton – @negroconqueso
Darian “Hogey” Webber – @gruddyhogey
Jeff Grosso – @grossosucks
Matt Price – @priceyhot
Big Ounce – @stonebear666
Giovanni Reda – @giovannireda
Hebeb – hebeb394
AND MANY MORE!
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I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
September 23, 2018 10:32 pm
No Stu Graham?