Pro skaters that are too cool or too jaded for demos never last long. Both Lakai and Emerica are stacked with legends who will skate anywhere, any time. Here are two epic tour vids from over a decade ago that both still stand on their own.
Jason Dill introduces this part and he makes a great point: if you're a certain age you'll know every second of this clip and every lyric in the song. Here's Doug in the 1988 Powell-Peralta video.
These first 5 minutes alone would have been an epic part, by any standard. But that wasn't enough for the gnarliest skater of all time. He decided to invent never-seen terrain and a whole new approach to skating. AVE introduces a classic part from the 2003 DC video.
With a career spanning the early '90s 'til present day, it's safe to say there will never be another quite like Daewon. This part is just one of many "classic" offerings from one of skateboarding's all-time greats.
Alf has always had a whirlwind of unique tricks in his bag including moves that have never been seen before or since. He's a transition wizard but Street Alf rules, too. Josh Borden introduces a classic part from the 1992 H-Street video.
Jason changes up the "Classics" format to honor a man who changed the skateboarding game forever. This is one of the best things you'll ever watch. Three Gonz parts = three certified CLASSICS. Enjoy...
Caswell was a prodigy kid who was a member of the first generation of ultra-consistent street skaters in the early 2000's. Basically, he's always ripped. Jimmy Carlin introduces a classic part from the 2001 Tilt Mode video.
He had some footage here and there but this part really let the world know how incredible Wes' skating is. He has a one-of-a-kind loose and fast style and this edit has gotten only better since DC released it in 2010.
Jon fearlessly attacked spots, taking his tricks to the gnarliest terrain. Chris Wimer introduces a classic part from the 2005 Zero vid.
He starts his part whipping around a skatepark and from there it's full speed ahead for Dennis who has style and flow forever. Dave Bachinsky introduces a classic edit from the 2002 Real vid.
A young Gilbert Crockett absolutely crushes it in this part from Fallen's 2008 Ride the Sky video. Have a look...
JB gives an extra push before each trick and precision tech skating at a fast rate of speed will always look good. Andrew Brophy introduces a classic part from the 2004 Cliché vid.
This part will withstand the test of time. From transition to mondo-rails, it's straight up gnarly from start to finish. Hard to believe it's over five years old now. Time flies...
The whole point of Classics is to revisit sick parts as well as introduce them to skaters who never saw them the first time. Ryan's footage has aged well and he's even gnarlier than we remember. Here's his part from the 2002 Zero vid.
No matter where in the world he takes his board, Donny always represents raw East Coast skating. T-Funk introduces a classic from the 1996 Toy Machine video.
Here's an underground part that has gained truly legendary status. Tech madness, raw East skating, and of course some of the best switch skating ever. Brandon Westgate introduces a classic from 2005.
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