News Tagged ‘Eastern Exposure’

Memory Screen – Tim O’Connor

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

 

 

Tim O’Connor is one of most people’s all time favorite skateboarders, with an amazing style backed up by an even more amazing trick selection it’s easy to see why he was one of the most prolific skaters from the mid 90’s to the mid 00’s. His parts in classic videos like Eastern Exposure 3 (1996), Element’s World Tour (2000) and Habitat’s Mosaic (2003) showcased his go in ”the hard way” approach but still managed to make everything look super smooth. Even though he didn’t put out tonnes of footage like by today’s standards the stuff that he did release was solid gold. During the late 00’s Tim had to undergo reconstructive surgery on a dodgy left ankle which subsequently led to his retirement. He is still involved in various aspects of skateboarding – most well known would be his highly popular podcast for Jenkem Magazine. Memory Screen has made this part to remind us how truly good Tim O’Connor was on his board, a fine example of another skateboarder way ahead for the time that they were in so press play above now. Tim also made a commentary video for this edit which you can view below.

 

 

 

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Batty-Bills Conspiracy Corner

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

 

Yesterday marked the 15 year ‘Anniversary’ of the twin towers disaster.

All opinions and differences aside, I’m gonna segway this into the golden era of the NYC/Philly Scene.

As I am aware of the skateboard industry was hit hard by the economical effects of the disaster, this did not hinder the constant coverage coming out of the area.

With Photosynthesis (2000) already making its rounds in skateshops and Mosaic (2003) on the way, it was obvious that the skaters in the area were not deterred from recent events.

 

Alright. Im just gonna go ahead and turn this piece around to what I really want to talk about.

The O.C

If you know me, you’ll know about my obsession with this dudes footage. His clips are far and few between, sharing parts since his 92′ debute in Eastern Exposure 3

 

 

To me he just does it right, does the tricks I like, the way I want to see them done.

It seems the scene today is all over the place and people are reverting back to the ‘golden era’ you know what i am on about, Cut off pants, fakie varial flips ect. Not pointing fingers here I’m doing it too. but hey! History repeats itself…

 

 

Not so Arguably, the best shared part of all time. Ying and Yang and all that shit.

 

 

My personal favorite, the bs flip sw back nose is way ahead of its time. He said but wait there’s more (I’m paraphrasing here) and placed the flip on the out.

In my opinion he is the perfect example of the ongoing equation of style + tricks = ? the perfect balance of trying hard and pulling shit off like its a daily thing. I can’t put my finger on it but I’m gonna leave it like this. Tim was low profile but he had something that cant be found in today’s over saturated, over stimulated, over produced skateboard media. We wont be seeing anything like this for a while.

100% skateboarding.

not 20% skateboarding 30% product placement 20% pre set mise-en-scene yadadada… YA GET ME!

Peace!

 

I leave you with some recently unearthed gold.

 

 

 


Eastern Exposure Zero

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

 

Dan Wolfe has uploaded his classic video Eastern Exposure Zero. Released way back when in 1996 in the era of the good old VHS! The video features Donny Barley, Ricky Oyola, Matt Reason, Fred Gall, Tim O’Connor, Willy Santos, Quim Cardona, Bam Margera, Mike Maldonado, Keith Hufnagel, Jamie Thomas, Pepe Martinez, Mike Bouchard and more. Put the kettle and enjoy this mid nineties classic!

 

 

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