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Out Like A Lion

Monday Cover Vol. 2 Issue 20 - Kevin Kowalski

March went out like a lion with respect to the weather here in Oregon. Speaking of lions, check out the mane on this week’s Monday Cover skater, Kevin Kowalski, as he gets stale in the snake pit. To reuse a phrase, call the doctor ’cause Kevin and the snake are both SICK!!! Be sure to check out the bonus sequences of Kevin as well.

Congratulations Kevin!


More Than Coping

Kevin Kowalski - FS Smith @ Lincoln City

This is about as smooth as it gets. Kevin Kowalski checks the coping on the latest Dreamland creation in Lincoln City. Click on the link below to see the full sequence:

Slide Into Art

Keith Rosson and Paul Fujita

How about a little art with some sick slide action? Well, we’ve got you covered. For the art portion of the post, check out Keith Rosson’s show opening tonight at The Life. We dig his work and think you might enjoy it as well. As for that sick slide action we promised, check out Paul Fujita’s wizardry at Glenhaven below.

No Diving

Oudalay - Hip to Waterfall @ Glenhaven

Diving into an empty bowl is an art. Well, it is if you don’t plan on injuring yourself. Check out Oudalay’s solution to the problem as he “dives” into the Glenhaven peanut.

Hip Action

Johnny Turgesen - BS Ollie off Hip @ Glenhaven

Want to work on your 80’s launch ramp moves? All you need is a pool hip and a shallow end. Check out a sequence of Team Bacon’s Johnny Turgesen and his hip launch technique in the peanut at Glenhaven.

Looks like he cracked something in that last frame. Enjoy – EPM Out!

Freeze Frame

Rocco and Clay Sequences

As promised, click on the links below to see Rocco and Clay busting some moves at Glenhaven.

Enjoy – EPM Out!

Ollie Airs by Steve Grover

Grover FS Ollie Film Strip
So I can’t remember how long I have been doing front and backside-ollies. But I do remember wanting to copy Adam Luxford’s ollies at Stone Edge in Florida circa 1990. That kid was doing them waist to chest high and covering four sheets no problem. I also copied this guy Larry from Virginia Beach. He would do huge B-side and F-side ollies. I know I learned the B-side ollie from Bill Fergueson around ’91. Modern Skate and Surf [of Michigan] did a 24hr skate benefit for the school of the blind. I remember sitting on the deck while the good guys were riding ( Tocco, O.P. Moore Mank, Scott Werner, Danforth) just to name a few, many more were in attendance. Fergueson had the B-side ollie wired. I saw his secret and stole it. Now I can do them.

A ollie is basically a giant kick turn. It is truly that simple. Here’s how the ollie air is done.

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Two-Handed Frontside Air by Mark Conahan

MC - Two Handed Frontside Air @ Pier Park

I can’t remember what pro I saw doing the two-handed frontside air – probably in Skateboarder sometime in the late 70s. I started doing them back then for some variety. Later I started doing a hand-switch grab almost by accident when I was skating a big vert ramp a lot. It helped me land higher airs if I grabbed with the second hand. I think it helps keep you in it, if your leading arm flaps toward your back you tend to rotate away from the wall. I’ve been doing them for almost thirty years now.

Here’s how to do the two-handed or switch hand grab frontside-aerial.

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