Louie Barletta is a one off in the world of professional skateboarding, someone who has avoided the trends which have come and gone through our strange tribe but still maintaining respect from pretty much everyone. With a massive bag of tricks taken indiscriminately from any era of skating, a backside boneless or frontside invert are equally as likely as a hardflip over a gap or 5-0 to switch crook on a ledge – all whilst having more fun than Vic and Bob at the seaside.
The bowl cut, chin beard and dedication to mucking about can’t conceal a genuine talent on a skateboard, if anything highlighting it, and with a solid 15 years of sections under his belt we decided it was high time to put together a Footage Feast for one of skating’s favourite eccentrics. Louie’s on some fine wine shit and his sections seem to only get better with age, so browse through at your leisure and enjoy someone who never fails to remind us all that skateboarding is meant to be fun.
Footplanting, late-flipping, Morrissey-loving stoke awaits…