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Friday, December 11, 2009
Updated: December 14, 1:25 PM ET
Gonzo Gone Wild

At the risk of sounding like some dated old guy, who might corner you at your skate shop, while you're happily watching Curren Caples in the new Flip video, and say to you, "You think that's cool, dude? Gonz has been doing that for years...What? You don't know about the Gonz? You gotta watch this, young man," I'm posting this classic clip of the Gonz that, ironically, I got (I'm not gonna lie) from some messageboard thread about The Berrics (run-on sentence?).

What I'm trying to say is, it's easy to feel like everything was just invented in skateboarding. Perhaps people might watch Gonzo goofing around on a circle board and wonder why he's able to play, while your favorite pro's bellyflopping on rails. I don't blame anyone in particular for this—kids are born everyday and people are always learning things they didn't know. I , I remember watching "Fully Flared" and thinking all those combo tricks were new, but, upon further review, they were just less sloppy versions of tricks done in the early nineties, when people wore flat-billed hats and massive orange pants. Before I start sounding like Charlie Brown's teacher (further dating of myself), I just wanted to put up this great clip of Gonz back in the day, because it's awesome. Don't know what else to say...

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