Monday, September 9, 2013

Weekly "Why Haven't I Seen This?"-15

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.

While I actually have a great deal of fun going through and finding these great skate videos to share, it does take a lot of time to watch enough footage in order to find the diamonds in the rough. What I have decided to do, as a result, is take a couple of weeks to find more great video parts that many of you haven't yet seen. From this point forward, I will probably keep doing seasons of 15 installments (meaning breaks at 30, 45, etc.) so that I don't have to resort to having a "quantity over quality" approach.

This week, I'm going to be featuring Tommy Fynn for his part in "Part & Parcel" which is an independent video that came out in 2009. Tommy Fynn has been killing it for a while and is pretty well known, but he's also on Stereo, which means that we can't expect him to move up in the skateboarding industry or put out a new part any time soon (unless it's from his shoe sponsor, DC). Still, it seems that such a well-done part deserves a great deal of recognition, and most certainly a few good watches. The skating really doesn't have that many frills to it- it's just really good skating. Every trick is damn near perfect, especially that backside lipslide at 2:21, which is almost freakishly perfect. The nollie flip that comes soon after that passes so quickly, but is so big that it defies logic. Even with all the perfection, though, Tommy manages to cram plenty of personality into his skating, and he does tricks in such a way that you notice things the second and third time around that make his tricks seem even better. Props. Enjoy, you guys.

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