Posts Tagged "Nick Boserio"
This clip from a little Nike SB trip to China is just more proof, as far as I’m concerned.
The YouTube Goon Squad agrees, too:
It’s an interesting trio to take — on the one hand you’ve got Zigram23, the most technically advanced skateboarding Terminator ever designed. Then you’ve got, as I said, the skateboarding Jesus, and finally, Alex Campbell, a… uh… skateboarding… skateboarder? What does it all mean? What’s the common thread? Well, they’re all Australian, of course. The Aussies Take China Tour. I’m not sure if that’s what the name of the tour actually was, but in any case… it should have been.
The most important thing to take away from this clip, though, I think, is every one of Nick Boserio’s tricks. Dude is just fucking killing it. That bomb he throws over the corner in that paradise of a skate spot at 3:32 is just unreal. What ever it is about his maniac, seconds-from-death style really tickles my skateboarding bone.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know who any of the guys on Nike’s Australian team are. It is enough to know that they are Australian. If you’ve been paying attention to skateboarding for a while, surely you’ve come upon this realization by yourself some time ago, but it should be stated again for the record: skateboarding powers are enhanced by incredible magnitudes in the land down under. To this day, scientists are baffled as to why, and you’ll be baffled as well when you watch this video, but it’s an irrefutable fact.
Plus, the video’s got Nick Boserio in it, so I’m kind of morally obligated to post it, since 1) skateboarding powers are enhanced by beards, and 2) he’s one of the best skateboarders ever made, Australian in origin, bearded, or otherwise.
At press time, it was unconfirmed whether or not the Australian team has been participating in Nike’s recently-unveiled “Skate Every Damn Day” program, but whatever program they are on, it seems to be working. What I can tell you is that Dedleg’s patented “Skate Down The Block To Grab A Six Pack A Couple Times A Week” program doesn’t seem to yield results quite as effectively. Still fun though.
…Not to be confused with “Slammer of the Year,” which is a prize they give out at the Annual Pog Convention.
Annnd I bet most people under 21 won’t even get that joke. Moving on…
Sure, it might not seem nearly as prestigious as the thrashin’ American version, but earning Skater of the Year in any book is a heck of an honor. For example, when I was a sophomore in high school, I wrote “Dedleg is skater of the fuckin’ year!” in every single page of my geography book. Of course, my geography teacher, the principal, and even my own parents failed to recognize the considerable distinction. Idiots.
Needless to say, Nick Boserio winning SOTY in Australian mag SLAM is not only well-deserved, but it’s just a little more illustrious than my award. Did the fact that he takes brutal slams more than most tip SLAM’s scales in his favor? Maybe. I honestly don’t have a clue how things work over there in Australia. Toilets flush the other way for chrissakes. Shit is absolutely insane.
Anyway, be sure to check out Mr. Boserio’s part for Alien Workshop if you didn’t catch it last year when it came out. Maybe one of these days they’ll even put him on the American team instead of relegating him to the Aboriginals table. It’s a sad commentary on the American skateboarding media empire that you probably don’t even know who this fucking guy is, but I guess that’s what happens when you don’t drink the Red-Bull-flavored Kool-Aid.
Mmmm… Red-Bull-flavored Kool-Aid. That’s a good idea… gotta remember that one.
Do I talk about skateboarding too much? Is such a thing even possible? I don’t know how you see it, but I’m gonna keep on talking about skateboarding, and if you’ve got a problem with that, you’re going to have to put a jihad on me or something. Because I’m not going to stop.
Certainly not when dudes like Nick Boserio are out there basically inspiring the shit out of anyone who’s ever called themselves a skater. And yes, that includes Lil’ Wayne.
Can’t wait for the next mixtape, Wristguard Carter. Or maybe a collaboration album with throne-sitter Kanye West? Weezy and Yeezy together at last on 808s and Wristbreaks? I don’t know, whatever.
After his latest lil’ foray into the world of actually skating like a skater and not just dressing like one, reportedly, Young Weezy got a lil’ boo boo. One of several self-proclaimed greatest rappers alive, Wayne was rushed to an emergency room and received nine stitches above his eye after falling at a skate park in St. Louis. Probably not worth that much street cred compared to getting shot in the chest or something, and not quite as gnarly as Nick Boserio’s new Alien Workshop part, but you’ve got to hand it to the little guy for trying, anyway.
Further proof that the Life Splicing series of shorts is a very good idea indeed:
This YouTube commenter said it best:
Dude’s been quietly killing it for a while now and he’s not even on Alien’s US team. He’s kind of got Peter Ramondetta’s gnarliness, Busenitz’s lead foot and the oddball creativity of somebody like Jason Dill. A monstrosity of awe-inspiring proportions to be sure. Speed, fearlessness and sheer inventiveness never go out of style — somebody fly this dude out of Australia and start getting him some more coverage. Fuck it, he sure deserves it, but skateboarding as a whole does too.