Even when Charlie Birch graduates from Uni and becomes an Investment Banker, you’ll still find him poncing free booze at skate do’s in London because he’s classically trained.
Bobby Dekeyzer kicks off the video with a vast array of lines and shocking single tricks presenting a solid argument as to whether the young Canadian has surpassed his Habitat team mate and pioneer of the loose spine ledge dancing, Mark Suciu, with his ability to perform tricks likely to lead to scoliosis.
The contorted Canadian is followed up by Sage Elsesser with a part mainly consisting of nipple-to-neck height ollies and equally powerful haircuts which shift from shaved head to cornrows to afro.
While PURPLE doesn’t present the most versatile trick selection from Sage, the pop he boasts is incredible and his burly approach is a nice contrast to the gentle feet of Kenny Anderson who takes over for the latter half of the section.
Kenny continues to appear throughout the video ala Gonz in ‘Away Days’ albeit with fancier footwork and a more swoon-inducing visage.
The abundance of Kenny’s footage throughout the video begs the question as to why he wasn’t given his own full part but I’m sure a remix of sorts will manifest onto the internet in no time courtesy of some anonymous message board hero.
Kevin Rodrigues’ talent for dividing opinion seems to grow with every Instagram account he focuses. Is it avant-garde or is it of the same calibre as a mosher kid at your local park who likes jumping off their board a bit too much?
With early grabs, unorthodox tricks and guest appearances from the Blobys, this section felt like a slightly toned down version of his part from ‘I like it here inside my mind, don’t wake me this time’. You will either love it or hate it.
PURPLE has possibly the most shared parts of any prominent full-length video to date and Chadourne’s grouping of the different contingents of the Cons team makes up the middle of the film. Brian Delatorre is served with dashings of Al Davis (perhaps reserving footage for the upcoming Quasi Skateboards video) and the GX1000 crew.
Sammy Baca begins a transition heavy section joined by Tom Remillard, Raney Beres and Ben Raemers, (who springs the most frightening boneless put to film on the Forum street quarters in Barcelona) in a section which may make you ponder how vastly different Cons’ image was prior to ‘The Cherrington Effect’.
Aaron Herrington, Eli Reed and Zered Basset take the last shared part bringing the rugged charm of East Coast sidewalks, alley ways and staple spots to the foreground, (including the Brooklyn Banks where Eli places a lesser seen switch frontside shove-it to wallride).
Brian Delatorre – hirsute and over here.