Friday, August 29, 2008
Remy Stratton #2.
Remy is one of my favorite pros. I'm not sure why, but the boards he was riding always looked neat and whatever trick he was doing in the photo was clean and stylish. I am a little reluctant to use this photo since he is doing a Benihana, a trick that is now pretty much a career ender for pros if they do them seriously. To justify that Remy is still cool, I'm willing to provide a couple points in favor of not blacklisting the man on account of a trick from 16 years ago. First off, at the time there were a few guys doing Benihanas, including John Cardiel down the Big 7 at EMB. Everybody loves Cards and we don't hold that against him. We need to do the same for Remy. Next up, Spike Jonze took the photo and we all know that whatever he does is cool. Finally, this looks more like a frontside air with the back foot dangling off than the silhouette that some other pro uses as his logo. And it's not like he's doing the trick over a group of naked fat chicks covered in blood. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Transworld - March 1992 Volume 10 Number 3