Firing Line: Jack Curtin
Even if the recording technology is deliberately a bit dated, Jack's solid skating shines through.Posted: January 13, 2014
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Even if the recording technology is deliberately a bit dated, Jack's solid skating shines through.Posted: January 13, 2014
Jack leaves his mark on both famous street spots and, as shown here, any park he puts his four wheels on. This guy is so good.
Leave it to Ishod to stir up a blizzard on a sunny California day.
A backside 50-50 on a nearly waist-high round rail comes with all sorts of slip-out danger.
Frank covers a lot of ground on this late night Burnside assault.
The sweet clickety-clack sounds of skateboarding echo in this plaza as Chris links a couple of lines together.
This dudes part in the Gypsy Life video is gonna be bonkers. Wouldn't be surprised if he did this line first try.
Dave strings together a sweet line, and even kindly tells a stranger to get the hell out of his way in the middle of it.
Cairo's been getting coverage for two decades now and he still links together solid lines like this.
Whether he's on the East or West Coast, give Bobby a spot that has room to create a line and he's right at home.
Seems like every new clip we see of Chris he grows an inch and his skating just keeps getting gnarlier.
This line would be a lifetime achievement for most. For Nyjah, it's just another day in the life. Dayum!
Gravette blazes his own trail... Literally.
The kickflip bs noseblunt is on everyone's bucket list. Julian makes 'em look easy. Textbook...
He's one of The Boss' favorite skaters and it's always fun to watch what he's up to.
The only way to get any closer to Cody's skating than this angle is to learn the tricks yourself. Good luck.
It appears Antonio can skate in either stance equally. On this day he felt like riding regular with just a touch of goofy.
He's known for attacking some big street spots but David has precision skills as well.
It's real street skating when it involves a two-hydrant line.
This spot is built for lines, but they don't come easy. Dylan goes the distance...
Moose has the footwork to pay the bills and ends this line with a beautiful fs shuv over the rail.
No two-trick shortcut here, Bobby goes the distance.
It's always sick when someone ends a line at 3rd and Army by using the narrow roll-up on the way to the big gap.
One trick up, another on flat, and one more on the way down. It's as easy as 1-2-3 for Nick.
Matt speeds through a schoolyard that looks like a whole lotta fun.
It's Westgate, so you know there's speed and a whole bunch of pop involved.
Dave is an NYC native, so the streets literally belong to him. Outta the way pedestrians...
A bunch of buttery marble on a slight downhill? It's like a playground for Kevin as he links together this line.
He's developed a reputation for fearlessly flipping onto those bars, and here is no exception for Manny.
This one is short, but goddamn it's sweet.
This is more than just a line, this is a marathon. Who's your Papa?!
In some places, skateboarding is a normal part of everyday, city plaza activity. Flo swerves pedestrians and enjoys rolling freedom.
Ben has a loose and fast style whether he's on transitions or the raw streets.
When it's a two-trick line you know one of them in particular will be magic. Here's some precision ledge work.
The manual ender could easily be a stand-alone clip, but Trevor has enough skills to piece together a line before it.
Miika makes this look way too easy. Just wait til you see his footy in the upcoming enjoi vid.
Speed, pop, power. Leo just makes it look easy. SOTY is forever...
No shortage of tricks or speed here. Joslin tears through a DTLA spot and earns himself a proper Firing Line. Get used to hearing this kid's name...
This ender requires both quick feet and plenty of snap. Bail it and you gotta go back to square one. Sick line.
Milton leads a high speed attack on 3rd and Army, leaping from block to block before taking on the rocks.
If every town had angled ledges in a row like this, the world would be a better place.
His X2 Vision part is epic and here TJ ends his line with that precision ledge magic he's known for.
A wallride and a quick stance switch in the dead of night give you an idea of how Dusty likes to roll.
Dee navigates a narrow path and gets a couple of tricks in before he launches himself.
It's been a minute, but like seeing an old friend it's awesome to know Corey's still out there skating fast and attacking spots.
Riley takes a long distance grind from beginning to end and makes it look easy.
It's always cool to look around a spot and see different ways to expand a line. Bert adds dumpster-diving to this one.
He can unleash a shocking, high-risk street stunt at any point. But on this day Nyjah felt like doing a tech bench line.
The first trick in this line is flat out beautiful. Wes enjoys a Spanish dream spot.
You know it's true street skating when a line involves fresh asphalt and a couple of manhole covers.
This bowl has plenty of room but Brad skates so fast that he's able to hit one wall right after another. That nosegrind!
Some skaters just know how to use every inch of the transition. There's not a split second of wasted momentum here.
Like Suciu, Mike possesses the "pretzel gene", which allows one to defy momentum and revert in unorthodox manners.
Speed, pop, and power makes for a killer line every time. Jake video part this Friday...
It's cool when two ledge tricks are related yet they contrast each other. Corey definitely thought these two would work well together.
Count the walls. Chris Russell does his best Energizer Rabbit at the Van Doren Invitational. He keeps going and going...
Michael takes you for a wild ride at an epic spot.
Here's Victor adapting to natural street terrain and having fun.
Fresh off the heels of a killer video part, Capps delivers a high speed line for your viewing pleasure.
With his crazy tech moves, Dane stood out in the team section of "Blood Money." Here he has a unique ledge trick.
Three snappy flicks and a high rate of speed make this is a solid line.
After watching this five times and having it get better with each view, it's tough to write a caption for a line this amazing.
A chilly night in the heart of downtown, perfect benches in a row. Of course Wade is gonna link a quick line.
Boo has some ground-breaking tech moves, but he also can snap classic tricks and make them look damn good.
Pat summons the spirit of San Diego and laces a couple flip-in ledge maneuvers.
In this line the ground, ledges, and tricks themselves are as smooth and buttery as can be.
Any time you can include riding a fallen log in a line you should do so.
Nugget can string together tricks in a line that most people would be satisfied with as a single trick. Style, consistency, and a video part with us coming out later in the year...
A sloped spot with several bank options is like a playground for Austyn.
This dude's pop and flick are solid as a rock. The picnic tables never had a chance...
Chad figured out how to squeeze a line from the top of Hollywood High, including a dangerous rail choice.
This ain't no half-assed two trick line, Eric Dasaro goes the distance and circles the whole damn spot.
Empty water fountains usually have a high skate potential. Davis makes excellent use of a really good one.
Moose makes use of the whole school, starting off in the courtyard before exiting down the stairs.
Nothing wrong with an unusual trick when you make them look this good.
For most skaters this ender would stand alone and probably require a brutal battle (if it could be landed at all). Nyjah decided to make a line out of it.
The Belmont ledges are back and David provides us with a rarely seen ledge combo.
Ryan's so consistent that sometimes it seems the hardest part for him is deciding which tricks to do. Here's a nice trio.
This past year Bobby has really added to his legacy of sick lines with trick choices that go well together.
No weird ramp extensions or tricked-out terrain here. Just some classic, big transitions and a leg-burning padless run.
Louie makes it look like a breeze, but this buttery-smooth line involves some not-so-easy moves.
Furby's feet work so fast it's hard to even see them move. This downhill line shows off his skill while he picks up a head of steam.
Feels like it's been a minute since we've seen Jon, and it's always a welcome sight. Here's a rapid line.
T-Spliff goes the distance is this powerful schoolyard line.
This line is "only" two tricks, but wait until you see the second one.
Carlos adds some sick levitating pop to his flip tricks in this line. That switch heel though, damn.
Even though this rad, flowing line was filmed at night, the plaza is so unique it's almost like a daydream.
Driveways and crusty sidewalks have deep roots in skating because that's where many people catch their first ride.
This block spot has an almost infinite number of line possibilities. Here's the five moves Lem linked together.
Fighting cracks the whole way, Powell Peralta's Brendon Villanueva picks a dangerous set-up for his handrail finisher.
Back noseblunts ain't easy, so Ishod taps into support from the homies to help him go the distance.
This is Brian Peacock. He has a video part going up on our site tomorrow that might just melt your face. Consider yourself warned...
The tiled ground produces a nice sound as Walker casually pieces together a fun line.
Not many people would have seen the possibility for this line. This one is all Ben.
It's always cool to see what Gnar King Cole is up to, and he's welcome to visit here anytime.
Joey weaves together four moves that look good together in a line.
A brick surface adds some background noise to this rock-solid line.
Wheels are made to roll, and Tom heats up his urethane with this long, flowing line involving lots of different terrain.
How can a line have three tricks and yet four makes? This is how.
A downhill slant and lots of space give Ryan room to snap some flip tricks before a raw ender.
Jon really blew up in the past year with his loose and fast style. This line is a great example.
Madars cruises around and has fun flowing from trick to trick here.
Even if the recording technology is deliberately a bit dated, Jack's solid skating shines through.
Board control like this must feel so nice.
Bastien snaps some quick flips before a big ditch plunge.
Roberto has been rising and returning to the underground on and off for over 15 years. But always know he's out there ripping.
Daryl had harsh video deadlines all year and he came through for sure. Here's a rad line showing his snap abilities.
Marius makes great use of an absolutely beautiful ditch. You're going to get skate-spot envy on this one.
Rough streets, rad flow, and a great fire hydrant ender. This is raw street skating.
He's been a one-man firing line for a couple of years now, and his name is synonymous with tough but smooth tricks linked together. This line does not disappoint.
Guru makes the end of this line look so easy it takes a moment to realize it's a straight-up hammer.
Jordan pieces together a line around a basketball game.
The best footwork in the biz. Are you looking forward to his Search the Horizon part as much as we are?
Stair-count nerds will notice this line includes a 6-flat-1 and a 9-flat-1. Everyone else will see Theotis stomp some rock-solid moves.
Donovon skates some bump-to-bars in two different ways and each one is oozing with style.
A wide open plaza gives Dela room to cruise and piece together a fun line.
Wow, here is a really eye-pleasing line. This is a thing of beauty—even your grandma would dig this one.
Peter tosses out some quick tricks and ends in a tight spot without an inch to spare.
This is just a preview. Prepare yourself for a full dose of Tommy Gunz later this week.
Jordan Trahan pieces two lines together for some more hyperlink action. Full length video drops tomorrow.
Zero's young blood Tom K has to go fast and ollie high to get onto this hefty rail.
Either of these tech ledge tricks alone must feel nice. But together in a line? Damn. Full video part coming this Wednesday.
Here's a line of Jordan Hoffart to hold you over til tomorrow—Friday we're all "goin' Hoff."
Mason goes full speed ahead and hits a whole bunch of Washington St. terrain in one line.
Stevie goes super fast and navigates a narrow runway in this rad line.
Anthony exploits a bunch of different street terrain all in one sick line.
Shaun links together three quick moves at a smooth spot.
A nice mix of trick choices and a lot of style make this a great line.
Nick and Furby team up for a double on some dreamy marble in the Old World.
KOTR needs your help! Vote now for the best FIRING LINE and the winning team will get 50 points added to their total.
It's all fun and games until you got to fakie flip some stairs.
This steep bank spot is notoriously tougher to skate than it looks. Collin makes it look easy.
For years, Alex's skating has been a mix of part underground, part underrated, and yet he's a total tech master.
As Brandon rolls away you can tell this one must have felt nice.
Seen that New Balance vid? How about "Stee"? With those two parts and other clips, Tyler's insane board control is now fully on radar.
Sean starts with a quick manual move and ends with a snap-flip-drop.
Jimmy has some of the quickest feet in the biz and skating the inside of a ledge always ratchets up the fun.
Like it or not, he's one of the gnarliest dudes alive, and it doesn't look like he's gonna let up anytime soon. This line is ridiculous.
Snapping off of curb cuts and that familiar click-clack sound: this is a true sidewalk line.
He makes it looks casual, but that's just Stefan's fast and loose style.
Robbie ends this line with a nice counterclockwise rotation.
Those four words above are all we need to write.
He unleashed an ultra-tech part earlier this year and Micky is still going strong with a wild move we've never seen before.
This line was no sweat for Blake and that's why he's really blown up in the past year.
The nollie heel crooks here must have felt so nice. Auby has a full part premiering right here this Saturday.
Spots like this are hard to come by. Curren puts together a sick line at a gem.
This rad downhill spot has a lot of line options for David.
A quarter-pipe, a hill bomb, and some awesome switch power slides all in one line?
Chase exits a sunny sidewalk to reach a narrow and gnarly spot.
Deep in some urban center, Max links together a rad line without rolling in his natural stance.
Andrew's crazy mega-snap abilities are well-displayed in this line.
This perfect set of loading docks didn't stand a chance against a Lucas line.
Tyler is this new breed of skater who has an ultra-deep bag of tricks at his command, and chooses his lines at will.
He's known for his shocking street stunts but Nyjah can also piece together a fast and incredibly rad line like this one.
Morgan makes a difficult line seem like a casual cruise at everyone's favorite metal edge ledges.
TJ is having so much fun landing tricks he keeps the line going on this one.
They're boat cleats, not benches. But they have a cool effect on this "ledge" line.
It's "only" a two-trick line but it's a sick and wild one.
This downhill line has a great flow and Zered ends it with a switch hill bomb.
Give Luan a perfect plaza and there's an infinite number of lines he could choose.
Matt Bennett adds his signature to a kinky boardslide to make a rad line.
Two gnarly moves (each of which stand on their own), linked with a flatground flip in between. This was a good day.
Fast, rad trick choices, taller than average ledge; there's a bunch of rad things about this one.
Tom Asta takes advantage of a smooth European plaza and puts together a rad line on a recent LRG trip.
Every town should have a slab spot like this. Rad lines all day.
Wes Kremer blazes the campaign trail all the way to Paris, France. Legalize Wes Kremer? No doubt!
His skating has been on and off radar since the early '90s, but it's always a welcomed sight. We're stoked to get this line and always remember, Lee Out There!
Zered takes advantage of a unique spot which is a no-bust beauty and is on a slight downhill. Must be nice.
Mark has a deep bag of tricks but sticks to some classic moves with this line.
When you think "street alley" you usually think dark and crusty. But Kyle finds a clean and wide beauty and stitches together a rad line.
At some point in his young life this kid definitely learned how to skate.
The spot was hectic this day but Alec sneaks in a rad line.
It seems like Louie grows taller every clip you see of him. And his skating gets more gnarly as well.
Skateboarding's newest pro proves himself with this sick line.
Jake lives up to his reputation as a unique skater with this line.
Sierra mixes it up and goes the opposite way at a heavily-skated sidewalk spot.
Austyn takes advantage of a sick made-to-skate spot.
When you see Nick fling some flatground moves you know it's leading up to something big.
Brad Cromer rips some relocated Market st. marble at a designated skatespot.
This line is so brutal that Ben's board finally croaks at the end. But it lived a good life.
Belmar's bowl has seen its fair share of sick lines. Josh Borden adds his to the list.
Even though the board doesn't leave his feet, Chris demonstrates his rad board control (as well as bowl control).
Sometimes you get the feeling that Luan could do a line for as long as he wants. He keeps this one tight at four tricks.
Nothing like a surprise ender in a line. Guaranteed, you'll never see this one coming.
Even spots that have been skated for decades can still produce new lines.
Suciu might have the quickest feet in the business, and Love Park footy never gets old. Monday ain't so bad after all...
Tom takes a high-speed joyride through Washington Street, floating over coping and grinding over love seats.
Here's a quick, snappy line with a surprise flatground ender.
Ledge lines as tech as this used to only take place in skate daydreams.
Trick selection, style, spots, and the act of pushing and rolling. Lines are a skater's showcase, and this highlight reel is amazing.
Give Cairo Foster a ledge and a long gap and he'll make good use of it.
Up, up, down, down. This is an interesting line for sure. Enjoi only puts rad dudes on the team.
Flawless plazas aren't the only great spots. Give Jose Rojo (or any skater) a curb, some flatground, and a huge slab of cement, and they'll figure it out.
Caleb Sieverson makes proper use of a bench that has seen better days.
If you had a no-bust plaza and Rodrigo's board control you might be able to piece together a line like this.
A minefield of skatestoppers can't slow up Jack Curtin's high-speed attack on the SF Federal Building. Check out Jack and crew in the upcoming DGK vid, Parental Advisory.
There've been entire video parts that were shorter than this Firing Line. Pretty Sweet's leadoff man tries to go the distance before his legs give out.
We don't know how many tries this line required, but Mr Consistency looks like he barely broke a sweat.
Two of the Trunk Boyz administer a double dose attack at San Francisco's Waller Street ledges.
SF's 3rd and Army has seen a resurgence of amazing skating and lines lately. Trevor conjures up a rad ledge, manual, gap line.
If your line has an ender like this, you're going to want a second filmer angle. Well done, Denzel.
Whether it's basic tricks or gnarly, difficult moves like Nassim does here, a high-speed downhill line is one of the raddest things in skating.
One of the all-time Spanish greats, Lebron makes it look way too easy.
Some ledges are designed to be unskateable, but Nick and his snap-flick make a line out of them anyway.
It's hard to call this a line, when it's more of an excellent adventure through a brickyard wonderland.
Two sets of stairs with a bench in between and room for a flatground tré. Mikey's all over this one.
Leo's often seen in shocking street skating scenarios, but here's a rad, fun-looking line.
Collin doesn't literally skate every inch of the bowl in this line, but he comes close.
His skating is known for precision tech. No surprise that this line delivers.
This one's a blast to watch. Seriously, just check it out.
Every line has its own look, feel, and energy. This one is extra rad. Dan makes great use of a downhill empty plaza.
When a skate-worthy set-up is both downtown and downhill, you know you're gonna get a good line.
It's not what you do, it's how you do it. Bobby starts off this line with a wicked, proper noseslide shove-it.
Cody's skating is so on point that a waist-high switch backside flip comes near the end a six-trick line.
Tré-bombs at mach speed will never get old.
Luan's pretty much gone beyond mere consistency. He's now into some next-level board control shit.
Bombing through an alley, pushing downhill for even more speed? Rowley rules.
He's growing up quick and his skating is getting more solid every year. Louie throws in a body twisting ledge trick and makes it look good.
An amazing plaza inspires Matt to link up a nice, smooth line.
A downhill tunnel spot has a nice echo and obviously leads toward a line-ending hammer.
If you're gonna incorporate red curbs in your line, a high-speed slash attack like this is required.
One of the best street skaters at one of the best street spots.
He's known for shocking stunts, but Figgy can also link together a rad, speedy line. If this is the "bonus" footage then Bake and Destroy is gonna be epic.
Take a skater who's creative and gnarly, let him loose at a wild spot like this, and you'll get a Firing Line every time.
Here's Mikey holding on to a ledge trick, coast-to-coast, with a built-in dirt gap for extra drama.
It's tough to compare all of the amazing Firing Lines we've run, but we do know that this one's near the top.
DIY foundation spots always make for a good spot to get a line. Louie Barletta has fun with this one.
You know it's raw street when a line involves railroad tracks and the click-clack of a sidewalk.
He skates gnarly gaps and rails, but Moose also has precision-tech moves—like the amazing line-ender seen here.
His wicked-quick feet and wild trick choices got Tyson onto the Darkstar team and into this Firing Line.
We can't tell if he's stoked or frustrated, but Ryan links together an insanely tech two-ledge line.
It must have been a tough call on which line to put in the video and which line to use for the web. Lutzka gets three more tricks at the first spot from his part.
Random people on the street are often part of filming a line. Dan has a close encounter, but gets the make.
A new shoe on Etnies and a perfect plaza to piece together a line. Things are looking good for Joe Red.
Furby flies through a schoolyard, getting five tricks without pushing once.
Even without getting tech or blasting an air, Omar shows how there's endless ways to get creative and gnarly.
Most skaters will try an all-switch line at some point, either as a deliberate challenge or just for the fun of it. Pete has a rad flow on this one.
With a spot this smooth, Ryan only needs two pushes to nail a sick four-trick line.
CJ takes advantage of a shaded spot on a sunny day and puts together a sick line.
A huge plaza provides plenty of room for Lewis to demonstrate his unique board control.
Willow starts it off small and ends it big in this back alley line.
Whether it's crazy street lines or deep cement pits, Jaws likes attacking big terrain.
His loose, fast style has gotten Vincent a lot of attention over the past couple years. Here's a nice downhill line as an example.
Seems like just a few months ago no one had heard of him. Now everyone's talking about this guy with insane board control.
Lizard has a unique approach to skating and a nice snap to his flips. Always. This line is no exception.
Nassim Guammaz comes through with two sick high speed lines.
Nothin' more fun than ripping 'crete in the hot sun. Kyle throws down a smooth winner.
David's lines often end with gnarly stunts, but here he has a wicked tough manual.
This bench spot has gotten a lot of coverage lately, but we'll run Appleyard footage anytime, anyplace.
Even skate nerds will have a moment of doubt as to what stance Ryan really skates.
He's know for creative skating and wild spots, but here Chris puts together a fast, solid, three-ledge line.
It doesn't matter what we write here. You skipped the words and went straight to watching The Boss.
Dakota's developed a reputation as the guy who's stepping up to spots that no one else will touch. This clip will explain...
Nice use of street terrain, a couple of flatground tricks, and a good rate of speed. This is a solid line.
This line is just a taste. Expect a monster of a part from Yankou when the Think video premieres here this Friday.
Bryan's unreal board control is on display in this fun-looking line. No wonder he's one of Reynolds' favorite skaters.
Rad, you ran a red and cut a skater off, tough guy. Ain't no thing for Raymond. The artist is always his own worst critic.
Sid Melvin pushes around on some fun 'crete for today's Firing Line.
If anything will inspire you to go ride some big walls, this would be it. Raven makes it look like a breeze, but this line is no joke.
Louie Lopez drops in to a sick line with a big rail ender.
Anyone who skates will think the same thing when they see Jimmy power through this Jersey barrier transfer: "Man, that must have felt good."
Skating is tough, so there's nothing wrong with a clip that clearly required a blood-and-sweat struggle. But this Appleyard downhill line is a thing of casual beauty.
Evan Smith takes advantage of an empty sidewalk at night and pieces together this sick line.
Holy smokes. You gotta watch this one. Effortless snap, pure board control, wicked-tough tricks. Skating is looking good in 2012.
Before anyone could tell Felipe that this line would be too difficult and take too many tries to film, he got the make and was ready for lunch.
Give Julian Davidson a ledge and some space to roll and he'll put together a sick line.
Ledge spots this perfect will make even bowl trolls try to come up with a tech line.
The trick choices and use of spots in a line say as much about a skater as their individual style. The best skaters in the world are now setting aside their footage for Firing Line. Just wait until next year!
A nice day and a no-bust schoolyard gives Shuriken time and space to stitch together a good line.
With plenty of room to push and perfect marble ledges scattered about, Chris will always create a fast and fun line.
A couple kinked rails, some well-snapped flips in between, and one skate psycho. Justin rules.
Ryan was as surprised as anyone that he rolled away from this backside noseblunt, but a make is a make.
This line is only four walls, but when you're dealing with someone like Grant it's going to be a worth a look. Every time.
Sometimes we mix things up a bit. Here's a triple shot featuring Rodrigo, Cole, and Marcus. FTD suckas!
Nyjah builds up the anticipation for his video part with this solid and technical line.
Flying down the streets of LA, it's Rodrigo Petersen cranking out this week's Firing Line. Look for LRG's tour video Wednesday.
"Scraps" is a relative term. The only way lines like this won't make your final edit is if you put out a part like Nick's WTF! mind-melter.
Dakota's strategy for this gnarly "across and down" boardslide was to go really fast, ride it out, and roll away. No problem.
Two spots on a slight downhill plus great trick choices equal one solid line.
If you're gonna have a six-trick line, you should include a surprise or two. Tyler does just that.
Jared navigates his way through an obstacle course with a great ender on his mind.
From a bigspin to an even bigger spinning manual, this line doesn't disappoint.
With as much skate history as any spot in the world, SF's Fort Miley can still deliver. Manderson pieces together a nice fog line.
An ordinary set of stairs sets the stage for a rapid line with nice trick selection and total board control.
Sean Conover gets backed up by Alex Horn on this line from the East Coast OJ trip.
His "Welcome to MIA" part quickly established Brian as one of the fastest skaters out there. Here's another dose of his rapid, stylish skating.
Fresh off his upgrade to pro status, Theo hit the schoolyard with Beagle to deliver one hell of a Firing Line.
Chad Tim Tim has one of the most effortless switch styles. Even Ricky Oyola would approve of his push...
Quick feet, cool, calm, and collected. Nick Tucker's got it like that.
Tyson Bowerbank has a heavy-duty name and the board control to back it up.
Three elements of street skating—a manual, a flatground trick, and a ledge—come together in one solid line.
Gravette is an ATV, so he steered away from the norm and put together a Firing Line at the original, under-the-bridge 'crete retreat. More Lamb action this week...
We kick off a week of exclusive T-Puds coverage with a Firing Line at Barcelona's famed MACBA ledges.
No crowds, no bust, no problem. Ben enjoys a ditch day with this sweet line.
The mere mention of Penny drives people into a frenzy. A full-fledged line may just cause a few heart attacks...
Monday's Firing Line features skateboarding's international man of mystery, an undisputed living legend. Can you guess who?
Most skaters will give an all-switch line a shot at some point, just to see how it feels. This one must have felt pretty good.
Here's a line from Cyril Jackson's part in the 1031 video which will premiere here on Friday.
Some great downtown lighting and a smooth sidewalk are all Evan needs for this solid line.
The Blind video drops May 23rd, and if Sewa's line is merely an extra, you know it's gonna be a ripper.
After the SOTY spotlight, Silas' coverage went back underground. Now, the word-of-mouth, "you-gotta-see-this-guy-skate" stories are swirling again.
When your line's surrounded by water and rocks, it adds some cinematic flair. But you still gotta land the Smith.
Some skate purists (and a few Barneys) aren't feeling ledge combo tricks. At the beginning of this amazing line, Dave shows how a proper one done fast is a thing of beauty.
Alex Mizurov starts off the Osiris Skatepark Round-Up with a Firing Line.
On any company with a bunch of riders, the ams have to go nutzo to get noticed. Real has a ripping squad and Antoine is making his mark.
You're gonna feel like piecing together a tech bench line after watching this work of art.
Lee Yankou starts off Think's Lockdown week by going coast to coast on the Embarcadero tall block.
Easily one of the most talked-about skaters of the past year (in a good way), here's an example of Austyn's amazing skating and that great switch style he has.
Taylor Smith starts off Foundation's Skatepark Round-Up week with a buttery Firing Line.
With all of the ledge insanity going down these days sometimes it's good to just see a pair of trucks chugging away on a backside 50-50.
You'd think his legs would be tired after 12 walls, but Raven has a surprise move. People are tripping out on this guy.
Even a rough spot can yield a nice-sounding grind and a good-looking transfer.
Most people associate warehouse loading docks with grunt work and hard labor. That's because they never worked on a fun line that includes a switch wallride.
A long corridor gives Kevin plenty of time to think about the fat stack at the end of this line.
Now and then, some old bowl trog will complain that these "street guys" don't skate fast enough. This ought to shut 'em up.
There's no doubt that Max felt relief when he rolled away from the last trick on this one.
Trick choices and spots, with some pushes in between—piecing together your own line is one of the best parts of skating. Which Firing Line was your favorite in 2010?
Kenny tosses four tricks on flat and gets up on two ledges. Now that's what you call a line.
Kyle Leeper's line ends with a bad break.
A sunny day, a fun ledge spot, and plenty of balance come together for Cyril.
He has two major video parts drop within a few months of each other, and there's still lines to spare?
With skate prodigies in every town, it's tough to come up these days. Cody Mac has done it the old-fashioned way, one trick and line at a time. His Double Rock part is coming soon.
When the first set gets a frontside 180, you know Boo has plans for the second.
"He does a kickflip, cruises a bit, and then does a boardslide." Doesn't sound like much, right? Mikey shows why a downhill line is always worth a look.
Some spots are fun for a minute; others are a blast all day. Beyond that lies only this one. Marius picks up speed on a dream.
Travis Erickson pieces together a sick line at Kezar Stadium.
You're gonna be seeing a lot of Vincent Alvarez on our site this week, starting with this scorchin' Firing Line from Chocolate's brand-new pro.
The cruising, downhill corridor line never gets old. Caswell pieces together a good one.
It's a strange board, but Tom flows together a legit line.
Between his pre-Gold footage and now extra lines like this, it appears Collin had enough for two or three parts.
He has some surprises in Stay Gold—here's a quick line to give you an idea.
Clint Walker understands that shredding in Barcelona is always a good time. If you ain't having fun on your board, step off and go play video games or something.
Malto's consistency is what landed him in the Top 3 at Maloof. This line was filmed in his hometown and is a perfect example of his solid skating.
Does this qualify as T-mo going Street-Mo? Maybe, but he's still lurking under a bridge.
Chris Pfanner jump starts the Vans Skatepark Round-Up with a Firing Line down at the Bay Blocks.
When somebody gives you permission to shred their truck, you haul ass and git 'er done. Jordan Taylor never hesitates.
Are those Jersey barriers a tad smaller than average or does Daryl Angel just have ridiculous pop? Either way, the line is on hit.
Morgan Smith has the uncanny ability to make the exceptionally difficult look amazingly easy. This line would take a lifetime for most.
Born and raised in Maine, and skating for Black Label and OJ wheels, it's Ben Skrzypek with a buttery line.
Louie Lopez starts out Globe's Skatepark Round-Up with quick two-trickers, but he triples down on the variations.
He's known for mega-ollies, but Luis can piece together a sharp-looking line as well.
With an interview in the mag and a Hell on Wheels in the pipeline, you could say Austyn Gillette's been putting in work. He captures today's Firing Line with speed and power—dude is sick.
Mark Suciu's got it, and over the next few years you'll be seeing a lot of him. This line will undoubtedly leave you wanting more, but never fear—he's been spending a lot of time at Double Rock lately…
Pat Burke starts off Slave's Skatepark Round-up week with a speedy Firing Line.
March 2010 cover boy Chima Ferguson checks in with a clean Firing Line. Must be nice.
Finding a non-knobbed ledge spot in SF can be a challenge. Guru Khalsa located this hidden gem in an often overlooked neighborhood.
Another Firing Line straight from the mean streets: Dave Bachinsky. Black Rock. Downtown SF. First-try line before security even knew what hit ’em.
Firing Line is a new tradition. One dude. One line. No skatepark footy or carcass tossin' down a schoolyard stack. This is pure street skating—and who better to show you exactly what we mean than Dennis Busenitz?
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