Friday, June 16, 2017

Brandon Biebel #4.

"That kid's good, man." - Rick Howard

Lakai released a tour video called Beware of the Flare in 2002. It was made during a trip around Europe in March and April of that year. The team stopped in England, Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal for demos and street skating. Dan Wolfe, Ty Evans, and Atiba Jefferson handled camera and production duties. The skaters on the trip were Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Scott Johnston, Anthony Pappalardo, Brandon Biebel, Rob Welsh, and Marc Johnson. JJ Rousseau and Lucas Puig make appearances as well. Jeff Lenoce and Cairo Foster pop up at the end of the video, with Lenoce in Florida and Foster closing the vid with his only trick. It's a nosegrind on the bottom half of a double set handrail so that is just fine.

Beware of the Flare is mostly demo and park skating. There's an MJ cover in it with a backside 5-0 down a big hubba. Carroll and Pops were taken out by injuries so there's not much of them. Rick Howard clocks a lot of on board time as well as Scott Johnston. This might be the most footage Scott has put out in any one place. Rob Welsh rattles off a lot of tricks. Biebel is shredding and this is probably what put him on the path to joining the pro ranks. All and all, it's a good little video.

Vert Is Dead will be back on Monday, July 3rd.

I'm worn out and need a break. Topics for the future include Capital/Washington D.C. and famous bowls. I'd like to put a little something together on the first King of the Road contest, too. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

Thrasher - December 2000 Volume 20 Number 12


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to your new post ideas. Keep up the great work .

nonickname said...

again just want to say a big "thanks" for this, it's really appreciated.

Maurice said...

I appreciate your hard work, too.
What about a personal favorites theme? Something you liked, or that really stood out to you, and why.

Anonymous said...

What Maurice said^^^^^^

stephen said...

i'm partial to the 'golden years' (late 80's to very early 90's) myself haha. also, as stated above, thank you much for doing this blog!!!