With the plethora of skate footage that's out there, it can be easy to overlook things. And yet, so often we stumble upon a video that we've never heard of and find ourselves asking why we hadn't seen it before. Each week, I plan to post another lesser-known video that deserves more recognition, for your viewing pleasure.
The first I ever saw of Pat Dandy was just a couple of tricks in the Bones "New Ground" video. On the first view I didn't think too much of it, but after re-watching that video more recently, I realized that even those two tricks were really pretty sick, and I wanted to see what else Pat had to offer.
It turns out Pat Dandy is from New Zealand and sort of well known in Australia, although many of us in the United States haven't seen too much of him. Unfortunately, the only decent quality footage of him that I could find ('decent' meaning not park footy or extremely low video quality footy) was a welcome video to Theeve Trucks. And yet it's still ABSOLUTELY worthy of being featured this week. The ollie at 18 seconds made me grab my head as to avoid allowing it to explode and get brain matter everywhere. The kickflip into the bank at the end could have sent ME to the hospital if he had bailed the wrong way. Pat's also sponsored by Zero and Fallen, so with any luck at all, he will have a couple of tricks in 'Cold War'. I wouldn't get my hopes to high though, given that he's probably on the Australian division, and those guys always seem to get shafted on coverage.